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2009 Information University of Mobile Information Location ............................................................................. Mobile, AL President ..................................................................... Dr. Mark Foley Athletic Director ................................................................. Joe Niland Enrollment .................................................................................... 1,646 Founded ........................................................................................ 1961 Affiliation .................................................................. NAIA Division I Conference ............................................................ Gulf Coast Athletic Nickname ..................................................................................... Rams Colors ..................................................................... Maroon and White Athletic Department Phone ....................................... (251) 442-2264

Team Information Head Coach .........................................................................Peter Fuller Career Record .....................................................................309-112-27 Seasons at Mobile .............................................................................. 14 Record at Mobile ................................................................. 195-82-16 Assistant Head Coach .......................................................... Remi Roy 2008-09 Record .......................................................................... 13-7-2 UM All-Time Record ......................................................... 251-107-21 National Tourney Appearances (Last) ................................ 12 (2008) Final Four Appearances .................................................................... 6

Area Media Outlets NEWSPAPER Mobile Press-Register P.O. Box 2488 Mobile, AL 36652 Tommy Hicks Phone - (251) 219-5669 Fax - (251) 219-5797 www.al.com

RADIO WNSP 105.5 FM Sports P.O. Box 1661 Mobile, AL 36633 Lee Shirvanian Phone - (251) 438-5460 Fax - (251) 438-5462 www.wnsp.com

WKRG-CBS-5 Sports 555 Broadcast Drive Mobile, AL 36606 Randy Patrick rpatrick@wkrg.com Phone - (251) 662-3003 Fax - (251) 473-8130 www.wkrg.com

WPMI NBC-15 Sports 661 Azalea Road Mobile, AL 36609 Lance Crawford lcrawford@nbc15online.com Clement Townsend ctownsend@nbc15online.com Phone - (251) 602-1557 Fax - (251) 602-1550 www.wpmi.com

FOX 10 Sports 1501 Satchel Paige Dr. Mobile, AL 36606 Joe Emer jemer@fox10tv.com Phone - (251) 434-1084

Rob Lehocky rlehocky@fox10tv.com Phone - (251) 434-1065 Fax - (251) 434-1023 www.fox10tv.com

Contact Information Coaching Staff Peter Fuller ................................................................... (251) 442-2363 Email ..................................................................... pfuller@umobile.edu Remi Roy ...................................................................... (251) 442-2396 Email ......................................................................... rroy@umobile.edu Fax.................................................................................... (251) 442-2993 Mailing Address................................................... 5735 College Parkway Mobile, AL 36613

Athletic Training Staff

Rams At A Glance Key Returnees FWD - Ruben Diaz

12 Goals, 12 Assists Two-Time All-American

MF - Cedric Carrie

5 Goals, 3 Assists

GK - Jason Williams

13-5 Record, All-GCAC

Melissa Thomas ............................................................. (251) 442-2561 Courtney Jones ............................................................... (251) 442-2361

Media Relations Director of Sports Media Relations ..............................Matthew Hicks Office Phone ................................................................. (251) 442-2264 E-mail .....................................................................mhicks@umobile.edu Web Address ................. www.umobile.edu/athletic/UMSportsWeb.asp Mailing Address ...................5735 College Parkway Mobile, AL 36613 Physical Address ................ 5735 College Parkway Mobile, AL 36613 Office Fax ...................................................................... (251) 442-2499

Key Losses DEF - Matt Watts

5 Goals, 5 Assists NAIA All-American

DEF - Thomas Wharf

NAIA All-American

MF - Geert Slits

7 Goals, 3 Assists


Peter Fuller begins his 15th season at the University of Mobile and has compiled a 309-112-27 career record, with a 195-82-16 mark at Mobile. The river of coaching experience and accolades runs deep for the three-time NAIA Coach of the Year. Fuller is the only coach to garner NAIA National Coach of the Year honors at two different institutions; one in 1992 with Belhaven College and two at Mobile in 1999 and 2002. With a career that includes winning an NAIA national championship with Belhaven in 1992 and taking Houghton College to the NAIA National Quarter Finals in 1994, Fuller arrived at Mobile in 1995 and in 2002 captured his second NAIA Fuller’s File national championship.

Peter Fuller

Fuller was also an accomplished player, achieving NAIA All-American status as a defender and midfielder for Houghton College in 1979 and 1980. Fuller followed up a stellar collegiate career with a professional soccer career by being a First Draft Pick for the New York Eagles. Fuller also played professionally for the Rochester Flash, Memphis Americans, Sports Life and Jackson Rockers. Between 1979 and 1986, Fuller played in twentyseven countries on eight different tours representing various organizations, including the United States.

Career Record: 309-112-27 Record at UM: 195-82-16 NAIA Coach of the Year: 1992, 1999, 2002 National Championships: 1992 (Belhaven) 2002 (Mobile) Tournament Appearances at UM: 10

Fuller earned a B.A. in Religion from Bethany Bible College and a B.S. in Physical Education from Belhaven College. He has an M.S. in Coaching from the National Coaching Institute of Canada. His coaching credentials and experience are as extensive and diversified as his education. Fuller attained a "B" License from the Canadian Soccer Association in 1988 and also has a "C" license. He attended the National Coaching Institute of Canadian High Performance Coaches Symposium in June of 1987.

A native of New Brunswick, Canada, Remi Roy is one of the best goalkeepers to have ever worn a University of Mobile uniform. Garnering NAIA All-American honors playing on the 1999 squad that lost in the national championship game of the NAIA National Tournament, Roy has since spent time training with the MLS Columbus Crew and has worked camps for them dealing exclusively with the goalkeepers. Roy also played for the PDL Spokane Shadow, Jackson Chargers, and the Des Moines Menace. Roy served as the goalkeeping player/coach for the A-League Syracuse Salty Dogs and as the head coach for the PDL Syracuse Select in 2003. From 2004-07, he served as a player/assistant coach for the USL 1st Division Virginia Beach Mariners of the United Soccer League. A consummate professional, Roy brings invaluable experience and knowledge of what it takes to be a very technically sound goalkeeper.

Remi Roy

Roy is a graduate of the University of Mobile with a degree in Science and Physical Education. He has devoted nine years in playing for his Canadian province and has served as the UM goalkeeping coach since the fall of 2000. Roy has a USSF “A”, a Level I and Level II goalkeeping licenses. In addition, Roy is on the Olympic Developmental Region III staff, serving as a goalkeeping coach. He serves as the Puerto Rican National Team Goalkeeping Coach in preparation for the 2010 World Cup.


Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 32 RS RS RS

Name Kyle Buxton Bernardo Zamora Jack St. Hilaire Dave Maddren Eoin Dolan Saulo Litterio Robbie Ford Jack Wanschek Morgan Copes Gerardo Flores Ruben Diaz Henrique Bertoli Jason Williams Stephen Okai Frank Nshamamba Adrian Hall Alain Nshamamba Brandon Sema Cedric Carrie Sam Blackburn Kyle Kimbrell Andrew Arbet Onesimus Ikungo Jonathan Kondis Trey White Chris Dillon Alan Clinton Casey Wanschek Harrison Rooks David Belser William Gafford

2009 UM Men’s Soccer Roster Class Sophomore Freshman Senior Junior Freshman Junior Junior Sophomore Senior Senior Junior Freshman Junior Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore Freshman Freshman Freshman Junior Freshman Junior Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore Freshman Redshirt

Position GK Mid Fwd Def/Mid Def/Mid Def Def Mid Fwd Mid Fwd/Mid Fwd GK MF Fwd Def Mid Def Mid Fwd/Mid Def Def Fwd Def Def Def Def Def Def Mid GK

Hometown Stratford, Ontario, Canada Caracas, Venezuela Coral Springs, FL Middlesbrough, England Dunboyne, Ireland Sao Paulo, Brazil Virginia Beach, VA Huntsville, AL Boerne, TX Kenner, LA Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic Sao Paulo, Brazil Asheboro, NC Ghana Bukavu, Congo Trinidad & Tobago Bukavu, Congo Ocean Springs, MS Brossard, Montreal, Canada Upper Hutt, New Zealand Gautier, MS Cullman, AL Kampala, Uganda Mobile, AL Starkville, MS Bournemouth, UK Prattville, AL Huntsville, AL Jamestown, NC Lafayette, LA Mobile, AL


Men’s Soccer NAIA All-Americans 1992

Dencho Vassilev, Kirk Trotman

1993

Dencho Vassilev*, Kirk Trotman

1994

Kevin Denerez*, Kirk Trotman* and Mickey Trotman*

1995

Junior Noel*, Lee Chalmers, Norman Dotch

1996

Glenn Benjamin*, Mickey Trotman

1997

Junior Noel*, Paul Oyuga*

1998

Boniventure Maurti*, Matt Miller

1999

Boniventure Maurti*, Chris Williams, Remi Roy, Adauto Neto*, Dominic Schell*, Ousmane Coulibaly, Matt Miller

2000

Ousmane Coulibaly*, Adauto Neto*, James Gledhill, Chris Williams

2001

Adauto Neto*, Ousmane Coulibaly* and Steven Linpow*

2002

Andrew Bayliss*, Jamie Ferguson*, James Gledhill* and Chris Williams*

2003

Jamie Ferguson*, Darren Toby, Brady Bryant and Tommy Sarkkinen

2004

Robert Ochan*, Andreas Rota

2007

Thomas Wharf, Caetano Lima, Ruben Diaz, Adrian Rochofski, Matt Watts

2008

Matt Watts, Ruben Diaz

Men’s Soccer All-Time Results 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

5-12-1 14-4-1 15-5-3 22-4 17-4 9-6-2 16-7-2 15-7 23-2-1 15-8-1

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

12-5-2 18-4-1 16-5 12-6-1 4-8-3 7-9 14-5-1 13-7-2

NAIA Final Four, GCAC NAIA Runner-Up NAIA Quarterfinals NAIA Final Four NAIA Quarterfinals NAIA Runner-Up NAIA Final 4, GCAC, Region Champs NAIA National Champs NAIA Quarterfinals GCAC, 1st Round NAIA 1st Round NAIA GCAC, Elite Eight

* Denotes 1st-Team AA

Andrew Bayliss

Adauto Neto

Brady Bryant

Chris Williams

Darren Toby

Dencho Vassilev

Glenn Benjamin

Jamie Ferguson

Kirk Trotman

Mickey Trotman

Ousmane Coulibaly

Remi Roy

Steven Linpow

Tommi Sarkkinen

Robert Ochan


Glenn Benjamin

Trinidad U-17/U-20(World Championship)/U-23/Senior Team, New Orleans Storm (USL A-League), Charleston Battery (USL Div I)

Mickey Trotman

Trinidad, New Orleans Storm (USL A-League), Dallas Burn (MLS), Member of 2002 World Cup Squad Logged 1,947 minutes 1998-99 while scoring 6 goals and getting 5 assists, Started 21 games and appeared in 30

Lee Chalmers

New Orleans Gamblers (USL A-League)

Dominic Schell

Columbus Crew (MLS), El Paso Patriots (USL A-League), Nashville (USL A-League), Drafted in 5th round of 2000 MLS Draft

Paul Oyuga

Norway, Sweden, Kenyan National Team, 25 international matches for Kenyan National Team

Matt Miller

Charlotte Eagles (USL Div II), Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Div II)

Matt Millet

El Paso Patriots (USL A-League)

Remi Roy

Syracuse Salty Dogs (USL Div I), Virginia Beach Mariners (USL Div I)

Adauto Neto

Syracuse Salty Dogs (USL Div I), Rochester Rhinos (USL Div I), Cleveland Force (MISL), Baltimore Blast (MISL), MVP in 2005-06 (36 goals and 22 assists)

Carron Williams

Trinidad National Team U-17/U-20

Ousmane Coulibaly

Burkina Faso National Team

James Gledhill

Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Div II), 10 goals and 6 assists in 2005

Gaspar Borsellino

Montreal Impact (USL Div I), Drafted 7th overall in 2001 Draft

Chris Williams

Montreal Impact (USL Div I), Toronto Lynx (USL Div I), Charleston Battery (USL Div I), Drafted 26th overall in 2003 Draft by Toronto, Canada U-17/U-20 (World Championship)/U-23/ Senior Team

Brady Bryant

Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Div II), Charlotte Eagles (USL Div II), 5th in 2008 with 1,702 minutes played

Victor Opong

Germany, Canadian National Team

Junior Noel

Trinidad National Team, Virginia Beach Mariners (USL Div I)

Andrew Bayliss

Ireland, St. Patricks Ireland (Irish Premier League), DundalK United (Irish 1st Division)

Teba McKnight

Charleston Battery (USL Div I), Trinidad U-17/U-20/U-23

Anthony Noriega

Kansas City Wizards (MLS), Vancouver White Cats (USL Div 1), Joe Public, Trinidad U-17/U-20/U-23/Senior Team

Stephan Shirley

Kansas City Wizards (MLS), Drafted 5th overall in 2006 MLS Draft, Rochester Rhinos (USL Div I)

Kirk Trotman

New Orleans Gamblers (USL A-League), Trinidad U-20 (World Championship)

Chris Williams has played for 3 teams in the USL

Andrew Bayliss has played in the Irish Premier League


The University of Mobile men's soccer team will head into 2009 looking to return to the NAIA National Tournament, after advancing to the Elite Eight in 2008.

and we have many good players," Fuller said. "You peak in November by playing quality opponents in September and October to prepare for tough postseason opponents."

"I'm cautiously optimistic; I think we have a good team," Head Coach Peter Fuller said. "We have a core group of players that will be counted on to step up and set the tone for the season."

Fuller is counting on improved goal scoring and talented newcomers to overcome the losses on defense and strong schedule. "Hopefully with the additions in midfield and upfront, and another year from Ruben and Onesimus, we will be better at scoring on the flow of the play, and not having to rely on set pieces like we have in the past couple of years," Fuller said.

Among those being counted on to fill key roles are Ruben Diaz, Onesimus Ikungo, Morgan Copes, David Maddren and Gerardo Flores. "Ruben has scored a bunch of goals the last two years and we need him to score in double digits again," Fuller said. "Morgan has been a great player off the bench and has contributed some big goals in key games. David is the team captain and is a big piece of the puzzle both as a defender and as a leader, while Gerardo has developed by leaps and bounds and played some great games for us." The Rams are also set in goal, where Jason Williams returns as the starter after going 13-5 with 5.5 shutouts in 2008. Kyle Buxton gained some valuable playing time and will serve as the No. 2 keeper. "Jason is coming off a great year and Kyle has improved a lot," Fuller said. "But, Jason has had some injury problems playing this summer and we will have to see where he's at." Injury questions also plague potential key contributors Jack St. Hilaire and Robbie Ford. Jack is returning from a sports hernia, while Ford could be a big help in the back if he can stay away from the injuries that limited him to eight games last year. Aside from injuries, key losses from the team's stout defense, and an always-difficult schedule could stand in the way of a return to the postseason. Gone from 2008's defense that limited opponents to 32 goals in 22 games are former NAIA All-Americans Matt Watts and Thomas Wharf. Watts graduated, while Wharf transferred to University of Connecticut. "Losing Wharf and Watts is big, and we are

Ruben Diaz will be counted on to lead the Mobile offense after tallying 12 goals and 12 assists in 2008.

depending on the new guys to help out and the returning players to continue to improve," Fuller said. Those players will need to gel quickly, as Mobile will face some tough opponents in 2009. The Rams' 2009 schedule features 16 games overall, including nine home contests. Gulf Coast Athletic Conference play will send the Rams on the road for three of the four contests, with only Spring Hill visiting the Jungle. "Our schedule is tough as usual," Fuller said. "There are probably 10-12 Top 25's on the schedule; we aren't ducking anyone. We will have our hands full and if we don't play well, we will lose." Highlighting the schedule is Final Four team Oklahoma City, Martin Methodist, who lost to eventual National Champion Bethel in their conference finals; always-tough California schools Azusa Pacific and Concordia; and UTBrownsville, whom Mobile faced in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round contest in 2008. While the schedule will provide challenges, it will also make the team better in the long run and provide a greater chance at securing an atlarge bid to nationals if needed. "Good players want to play quality opponents

Cedric Carrie is another piece that could help the offense improve after tallying 13 points in 2008 as a freshman. Some incoming players expected to help out at forward or midfield are Sam Blackburn, Henrique Bertoli, Bernardo Zamora, and possibly Frank Nshnamba, who could play either upfront or in the back. "Sam is very good and has played at a good level, while Henrique is a really good goal scorer that can play center forward or on either wing," Fuller said. "Frank comes from Virginia Commonwealth and has the versatility to help us on either end of the field, while Bernardo is a really good passer who should play some good minutes for us." With the losses on defense, the Rams added many defenders for the 2009 season: Chris Dillon, Kyle Kimbrell, Saolo Literio, Andrew Arbet, Brandon Sema and Jonathan Kondis. "Chris is a good solid defender who has good speed and is good in the air, while Kyle can play anywhere across the back and will look to take Matt Watts' place," Fuller said. "I saw Saulo play in the PDL Premier Development League, and he is a good player, while Andrew and Jonathan are a couple of local kids that will help our depth. Brandon comes from Ocean Springs, MS to add some more depth in the backfield." Mobile will begin their postseason quest September 4-5 in Montgomery, AL where they will face Marian and Martin Methodist.


Personal: Son of Wayne and Laura Copes ... Majoring in Business Management.... Attended LSU for one year 2008: Scored 7 goals on just 14 shots.. Added 1 assist while starting 1 game and playing in 16‌ Scored a pair of goals v. Dana College in the NAIA National Tournament 2007: Played in 11 games, including 3 starts.... Tallied 2 goals versus John Brown University on Sept. 29th 2006: Played in 5 games with 2 starts.... 1 Goal on 4 shots High School: Graduated from Boerne High School in 2004 ... Named to the All-Academic District Team ... Recorded 10 goals and 17 assists during senior season.... State Runner-Up Club: Played four years for the Lions FC..... 2-time State Runner-Up

Personal: A native of Kenner, Louisiana ... Son of Gerardo and Maria Flores ... Majoring in Sports Management....... Minor in Business Management.... Likes to relax, read and listen to music 2008: Played in all 22 games, starting 21‌ Tallied 1 goal and 3 assists 2007: Played in 16 games with 1 start.... Took 5 shots 2006: Played in 11 games... Scored 2 Goals on only 4 shots... Added 1 Assist High School: Graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in 2005 ... Named captain as a junior and senior ... Named to the All-District Team his senior year...... All-State..... Most assists Club: Played six years for the New Orleans Soccer Academy.... 3 year Captain..... MVP


Personal: Guardians are Nicole Beaudry and James DeRosa.......... Native of Coral Springs, FL...... Undecided upon a major...... Enjoys music...... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan...... Favorite meal is ribs 2008: All-Conference selection… Started 20 games with 5 goals and 1 assist… Tallied 3 game-winning goals: Spring Hill, MidContinent and Mountain State 2007: Played in all 20 games with 15 starts.... Tallied 9 points with 3 Goals and 3 Assists.... Tallied a point in 4-straight conference games from October 17th - October 27th.... 8 shots-on-goal in 19 shots 2006: Tallied 4 goals on 20 shots in 15 games played as a freshman for the Rams High School: Graduated from Highlands Christian Academy in 2006.... 1st Team Sun Sentinal and the Herald his Junior and Senior years

Personal: Son of Susan and Grant Buxton.... Native of Stratford, Ontario, Canada.... Majoring in Biology 2008: Allowed seven goals in 407 minutes, spanning seven games… Recorded 20 saves…. Season-high 6 saves v. Indiana Wesleyan on Sept. 20 High School: Attended St. Michael Catholic Secondary School... Ran cross country.... Played soccer and volleyball.... Participated in Nordic Skiing Club: Played for the Toronto Lynx from 2005-2007.... Finalist of Super "Y" Championship.... Played for Canadian National Team in 2005.... Caribbean Cup Champions


Personal: Native of Brossard, Montreal, Canada.... Son of Alexandra Thales and Herve Carrie.... Majoring in Psychology.... Likes to dance, listen to music, play video games, watch TV, and read 2008: Started 12 games and played in 17… Tallied 5 goals and 3 assists… 2 goals v. Thomas University on Oct. 4… 1 goal and 2 assists v. Mountain State Nov. 14 High School: Graduated from College Francais in 2006 Other: Favorite athlete is Ronaldinho.... CONCACAF 2007 with the U-17 Canadian National Team.... Favorite home-cooked meal is rice and chicken... Always keeps water, juice and fruits in his fridge

Personal: Son of Cliscida and Ruben Diaz.... Native of Dominican Republic.... Majoring in Business.... Enjoys playing video games.... Favorite athlete is Ronaldo 2008: Honorable Mention NAIA All-American… Started all 22 games… Tallied 12 goals and 12 assists to lead the team in both categories… 3 assists v. Webber International on Sept. 6… 2 goals v. Embry-Riddle, Spring Hill and Berry College… 2 assists v. Mountain State and Dana College 2007: Played in all 20 games, starting 19 of them.... 3rd-Team NAIA All-American... 11 Goals and 1 Assist.... 3 Goals versus Texas College on Sept. 7th..... Scored 2 goals against William Carey (9/25/07) and Spring Hill (10/03/07).... 26 shots-on-goal out of 48 shots


Personal: A native of Virginia Beach, VA........ Son of Liz and Dan Ford........ Pre-Med major....Enjoys sports and music 2008: Limited to two starts and eight games overall due to injuries 2007: Started 12 games and played in 14 High School: Graduated from Landstown High School in 2006.......Played Football and Soccer, and ran track.....Football State Champions........Soccer Regional Champions Club: VA Rush 2004-2006....... Beach FC Summer League 2003

Personal: Son of Achola and Ekulam Grace....... Enjoys writing, watching movies, and soccer 2008: Stated 18 games and played in 20…. Finished with 6 goals and 1 assist… Provided the game-winner to beat William Carey in the GCAC Championship Game… Produced a hat trick v. Dana College in the NAIA National Tournament 2007: Played in 19 games with 17 starts.... Had 15 points on 5 Goals and 5 Assists.... 2 Assists versus Texas College on Sept. 7th.... Scored game-winner versus Berry College October 20th High School: Graduated from Agule Senior Secondary School in 2005 Club: Played for National Team from 2006-07


Personal: Son of Hilary and Willie Maddren.... Native of Middlesbrough, England.... Majoring in Human Performance and Exercise Science.... Favorite athlete is his dad..... Favorite TV show is Family Guy 2008: All-Conference selection‌ Started all 22 games for Mobile and finished with 2 goals and 4 assists‌ Game-winner v. Thomas University 2007: Played 16 games in the defensive backfield with 13 starts.... 5 shots and 1 shot-on-goal High School: Graduated from Middlesbrough in 2007.... Played soccer under Andy Toman.... Named Coaches Player of the Year Club: Played for Guisborough Town from 2005-2007.... Named Young Player of the Year

Personal: Son of Kate and John Wanschek... Native of Huntsville, AL.... Majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.... Hobbies include swimming, diving and chess.... Favorite athlete is Kaka.... Favorite food is chicken salad.... Favorite TV show is Two and a Half Men 2008: Saw action in 3 games for the Rams High School: Attended A.P. Brewer.... Played soccer under Coach Michael Drinkard.... Named All-County... Led team in assists Club: Played for the Huntsville Soccer Club


Personal: Son of Shelia and Ronnie White.... Native of Starkville, MS..... Majoring in Exercise Physiology.... Minor in Human Performance.... Hobbies include watching TV and staying in shape..... Favorite athlete is Pele 2008: Saw action in 6 games for Mobile High School: Attended Starkville Academy.... Played soccer under Coach Ronnie White.... Played football under Coach Jack French.... Also played baseball....... Football and soccer State Champions as a senior...... Baseball All Conference Honorable Mention senior year..... Soccer All Conference Honorable Mention as a sophomore and junior...... All Conference honors and made MPSA All-Star Team senior year College: Played two years for East Mississippi Community College.... Made the MACC All-State Team as a freshman...... Team captain as a sophomore for Coach Junior Noel

Personal: Son of Sharon and Jay Williams........ Major is Business Management....... Played for the Piedmont Soccer Alliance for 10 years..... Won the State Championship....... Always has cookie dough in fridge....... Favorite athlete is Tim Howard 2008: Named NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 11... All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.. 13-5 record with 5.5 shutouts 2007: Started in 6 games... Went 3-2-1 in goal.... Collected 22 saves and put up 1 shutout while allowing 6 goals High School: Graduated from Wesleyan Christian Academy in 2007..... Played soccer under Scott Reitnoor..... All-conference...... Allregion.......All-state


Andrew Arbet

Henrique Bertoli

No: 23 Class: Freshman Pos: Defender

No: 12 Class: Freshman Pos: Forward

Personal: Son of Amy Burdette and Tommy Arbet… Native of Cullman, AL… Human Performance and Exercise Science major… Enjoys Xbox, facebook and reading

Personal: Son of Marcia and Luis Carlos… Native of Sao Paulo, Brazil… Business Management major… Enjoys hanging out with friends and playing soccer

High School: Cullman High School… Played soccer under Coach John Drake… MVP in 2008 and 2009… Best Midfielder 2007-09… Golden Boot 2008… Team Captain 2009

High School: Colegio Magister… Played soccer Other: Favorite athlete is Ronaldo… Favorite home-cooked meal is rice and beans and stroganoff

Club: Played for Birmingham United for three years… Played for BUSA Academy one year Other: Favorite athlete is Cristiano Ronaldo… Favorite homecooked meal is chicken casserole

Sam Blackburn

Alan Clinton

No: 21 Class: Freshman Pos: Forward

No: 30 Class: Freshman (RS) Pos: Defender

Personal: Son of Debbie and Bryan Blackburn… Native of Upper Hutt, New Zealand… Marine Science major

Personal: Son of Esther and Edward Clinton... Native of Prattville, AL.... Major is television broadcasting... Minor is music

High School: St. Patricks College… Played soccer under Coach Brendan Mcintyre… Scored 59 goals in 101 games played

2008: Redshirted for Mobile

Club: Played for NZ U20's in 2008… Played for Team Wellington 2006-09.. Finalist in the New Zealand Football Championship Other: Favorite athletes are Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Corrales… Favorite home-cooked meal is roast kiwi… Always has blue Powerade in his fridge

High School: Graduated from Prattville High School.... Played soccer under Rob Mitchell and basketball under Coach Robinson.... Named All-Metro Club: Played for River Region Rapids for two years... Leading scorer... Capital City Streaks for one year


Chris Dillon

Eoin Dolan

No: 28 Class: Freshman Pos: Defender

No: 5 Class: Freshman Pos: Midfielder

Personal: Son of Sharon and Michael Dillon… Native of Bournemouth, UK… Undecided upon a major

Personal: Son of Joan and Ray Dolan... Physical Education major... Enjoys video games

Previous College: Attended Brockenhurst College for two years

High School: Graduated from St. Peters College in 2007.. Played soccer and Gealige Football... Gealige Footballer of the Year

High School: Portchester School… Played soccer and rugby Club: Played for Dunboyne F.C. 1994-2007 Club: Played for Christchurch FC and Hampshire County U18's Other: Favorite athletes are Rio Ferdinand and Rafael Nadal… Favorite home-cooked meal is spaghetti bolognaise… Always has water in his fridge

Other: Favorite athlete is Robbie Keane.. Greatest athletic achievement was becoming All Ireland Champions... Favorite home-cooked meal is shepherd's pie... Needs to look good to play good

Adrian Hall

Kyle Kimbrell

No: 16 Class: Freshman (RS) Pos: Defender

No: 22 Class: Freshman Pos: Defender

Personal: Native of Glencoe, Trinidad & Tobago.... Son of Susan Rogers and Brian Hall... Psychology major… Biology minor

Personal: Son of Becky Kimbrell…. Native of Gautier, MS… Undecided upon a major… Enjoys soccer and Xbox

2008: Redshirted for Mobile

High School: Gautier High School… Played soccer under Coach Cooper Kimbrell… Played football under Coach Arlton Hudson…. All-State in soccer… All-South in football

High School: Graduated from Wesleyan Academy in 2008.... Played soccer under Scott Reitnour.. Named All-Conference Other: Favorite athletes are Frank Lampard and Kaka.... Favorite TV show is "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"... Cousin Wendy Fitzwilliams was named Miss Universe in 1998

Club: Played for Gulf Coast United from 2003-09.. Team Captain Other: Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant… Favorite home-cooked meal is mom's potato salad… Always has water in his fridge


Jonathan Kondis

Saulo Litterio

No: 25 Class: Freshman Pos: Defender

No: 6 Class: Junior Pos: Defender

Personal: Son of Charles Kondis... Native of Mobile, AL... Undecided upon a major.. Enjoys playing video games and listening to music... Favorite athlete is Lionel Messi... Greatest athletic achievement was being part of a soccer team that represented the U.S. in a "mini World Cup" in Germany in 2006 High School: Baker High School... Played soccer under Coach Jasper Rogers... Named MVP in 2008 and 2009 Club: Played for the Mobile Soccer Club for eight years

Personal: Son of Eloti B.F. Litterio and Sidney Pagan Litterio… Native of Sao Paulo, Brazil… Business major… Enjoys hanging out with family and friends and watching movies Previous College: Attended Marshalltown Community College for two years… Regional Champion in 2007… Conference champs in 2007-08… Finished 3rd in the nation.. Named All-Region… AllNational Tournament Team… 1st-Team All-Region Academic High School: Colegio Objetivo… Played tennis, basketball and volleyball Other: Favorite athlete is Roger Federer… Favorite home-cooked meal is rice and beans and steak and salad

Alain Nshamamba

Frank Nshamamba

No: 17 Class: Freshman Pos: Midfielder

No: 15 Class: Freshman Pos: Forward

Personal: Son of Kinja Mwendanga and Evariste Nshamamba… Native of Bukavu… Business Management major... Enjoys swimming, going to the beach and chilling at home Previous College: Attended Virginia Commonwealth University for one year

Personal: Son of Kinja Beatrice and Evariste Nshamamba…. Native of Bukavu… Business major Previous College: Attended Virginia Commonwealth University for one year

High School: College St. Paul

High School: Lapereaux… Played soccer under Coach Dumba Viane… Named Player of the Year

Club: Played for FC Ibanda from 2004-05

Club: Played for the Ibanola Sport, FC Nantes for one year

Other: Favorite athlete is Cristiano Ronaldo… Greatest athletic achievement was being youngest player to win Linafoot

Other: Greatest athletic achievement was being the youngest to be named best player of the season… Favorite home-cooked meal is rice… Always has water in his fridge.. Can't live without God


Stephen Okai

Brandon Sema

No: 14 Class: Freshman Pos: Midfielder

No: 18 Class: Freshman Pos: Defender

Personal: Son of Edward Okai and Faustina Abena Konadu.... Native of Ghana.... Majoring in Physical Education.... Enjoys ping pong, movies and drawing

Personal: Son of Jane Sema… Undecided upon a major High School: Ocean Springs High School… Played soccer under Head Coach Jeff French… Named Defensive MVP

High School: Graduated from Prempeh College... Played soccer and ping pong... Interschool ping pong champion... All Interschool soccer team

Club: Played for the Gulf Coast United Futbol Club for six years

Club: Played for Ghana Under-15 and Under-17

Other: Favorite athlete is John Terry… Greatest athletic achievement was winning a bronze medal at the Regional Tournament…. Favorite home-cooked meal is spaghetti.. Always has Gatorade in his fridge

Other: Favorite athletes are Michael Essien and Steven Gerrard... Greatest athletic achievement was winning the Inter-Regional Championship... Favorite home-cooked meal is Fu Fu and Palmnut Soup... Can't live without Jesus Christ

Casey Wanschek

Bernardo Zamora

No: 32 Class: Freshman Pos: Defender

No: 2 Class: Freshman Pos: Midfielder

Personal: Son of Kate and John Wanschek.... Native of Huntsville, AL... Major is athletic training

Personal: Son of Dina and Oscar Zamora… Native of Caracas, Venezuela… Business Administration major

2008: Redshirted for Mobile

High School: IMG Academy… Played soccer under Coach Tom Durking

High School: Graduated from A.P. Brewer High School.... Played soccer under Michael Drinkard Club: Played for the Decatur Revolution for two years

Club: Played in AC Milan summer camp in 2004… Played for AVF Academia Veocana Futbol from 2005-07 Other: Favorite athlete is Fernando Gago… Always has food in his fridge.. Can't live without God


David Belser

William Gafford

Redshirt Class: Freshman Pos: Midfielder

Redshirt Class: Freshman Pos: Goalkeeper

Personal: Son of Martha and David Belser… Native of Lafayette, LA… Undecided upon a major… Enjoys facebook, hanging out with friends and going to the movies High School: Valley High School…. Played soccer under Coach Hugh Bryan

Personal: Son of Laura and Bill Gafford.. Native of Mobile, AL.. Nursing major... Enjoys soccer, drumming and MMA... Greatest athletic achievement was recording most saves for a season at Murphy.. Ranks 3rd in the state all-time Previous College: Transfer from Spring Hill College.. Played one year, starting 9 games for the Badgers

Club: Played for the Troup Titans for four years Other: Favorite athlete is Lionel Messi… Favorite home-cooked meal is country fried steak, English peas and mashed potatoes.. Always has Sunkist in his fridge

High School: Murphy High School.... Played soccer under Coach Jason Richardson... MVP in 2008... Defensive MVP 2006.. Played in Battle of the Bay 2006-08... North/South All-Star Game 2007... Team Captain 3 years Club: Played for the Mobile Soccer Club for 6 years... Team Captain

Harrison Rooks Redshirt Class: Sophomore Pos: Forward

Personal: Son of Terri and Robert Rooks.... Native of Jamestown..... Majoring in MBA..... Hobbies include playing soccer and doing sodokus..... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan..... Enjoys crab cakes and watching Burn Notice 2008: Saw playing time in six games for Mobile 2007: Redshirted High School: Attended SW Guilford.... Played soccer, tennis and swimming..... Named All-Region

Matt Watts Assistant Coach

Matt Watts will begin his first season as assistant coach at the University of Mobile after two years playing for the Rams. The defender earned NAIA All-American honors both seasons at Mobile after transferring from Lynn University, and led the Rams to the NAIA National Tournament both seasons, culminating with a trip to the NAIA Elite 8 last season. In 2008, Watts started all 22 games for Mobile, tallying 5 goals and 5 assists, while knocking home 4-of-4 penalty kicks and notching a pair of game-winners. In 2007, he started 17 games and totaled 6 goals and 4 assists for Mobile. He was named GCAC Player of the Year in 2008, and was a 1stTeam All-GCAC member both years. A native of London, England, he is pursuing a degree in communication and broadcasting.


Auburn-Montgomery

Azusa Pacific

Belhaven College

Location.................................. Montgomery, AL Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference.................................................. SSAC Nickname............................................... Senators 2008 Record............................................... 12-5-1 Head Coach...................................... Wulf Koch

Location.............................................. Azusa, CA Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference................................................. GSAC Nickname................................................ Cougars 2008 Record............................................... 13-4-3 Head Coach.............................. Dave Blomquist

Location........................................... Jackson, MS Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference................................................ GCAC Nickname.................................................. Blazers 2008 Record............................................... 14-4-1 Head Coach................................... Steve DeCou

Concordia University-Irvine (CA)

Embry-Riddle

LSU-Shreveport

Location.............................................. Irvine, CA Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference................................................. GSAC Nickname................................................... Eagles 2008 Record............................................... 12-6-2 Head Coach.................................... Chris Gould

Location.............................. Daytona Beach, FL Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference................................ Sun Conference Nickname................................................... Eagles 2008 Record................................................. 9-6-4 Head Coach............................... David Gregson

Location..................................... Shreveport, LA Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference................................................ GCAC Nickname.................................................... Pilots 2008 Record................................................. N/A Head Coach.......................................... Jed Jones

Marian University

Martin Methodist College

Northwood (TX)

Location.................................... Indianapolis, IN Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference.................................................. MCC Nickname................................................ Knights 2008 Record............................................... 3-13-1 Head Coach......................................... Sean Bray

Location............................................ Pulaski, TN Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference.......................................... Transouth Nickname............................................. Redhawks 2008 Record............................................... 12-3-1 Head Coach................................ Paschal Dunne

Location...................................... Cedar Hill, TX Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference................................................. RRAC Nickname................................................ Knights 2008 Record.................................................. 8-10 Head Coach.................................... Ryan Lindell

Oklahoma Baptist

Oklahoma City

St. Thomas (TX)

Location........................................ Shawnee, OK Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference.................................................... SAC Nickname.................................................... Bison 2008 Record............................................... 12-2-4 Head Coach................................... Brent Coates

Location............................. Oklahoma City, OK Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference.................................................... SAC Nickname...................................................... Stars 2008 Record............................................... 20-3-1 Head Coach................................... Brian Harvey

Location......................................... Houston, TX Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference..................................... Independent Nickname...................................................... Celts 2008 Record................................................. 8-8-0 Head Coach......................... Aaron Champenoy

Spring Hill College

UT-Brownsville

West Florida

Location............................................ Mobile, AL Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference................................................ GCAC Nickname................................................ Badgers 2008 Record.............................................. 4-11-3 Head Coach................................ Daniel Whelan

Location.................................... Brownsville, TX Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference................................................. RRAC Nickname............................................. Scorpions 2008 Record.................................................. 13-4 Head Coach................................ Dan Balaguero

Location........................................ Pensacola, FL Affiliation............................................. NCAA II Conference................................................... GSC Nickname.................................................... Argos 2008 Record............................................... 15-4-2 Head Coach........................................ Bill Elliott

William Carey Location.................................... Hattiesburg, MS Affiliation................................................... NAIA Conference................................................ GCAC Nickname............................................. Crusaders 2008 Record............................................... 12-5-1 Head Coach................................. Nigel Boulton


The 2008 University of Mobile men's soccer team turned in another memorable season for a program that has a storied history, which includes 12 trips to the NAIA National Tournament, six Final Four Appearances and a NAIA National Championship in 2002.

Championship Opening Round contest. After using three second-half goals to dispose of UT-Brownsville, the Rams continued to roll with a sparkling 7-0 victory over Dana College in the Sweet 16 before falling 3-0 to Bethel two days later in the Elite Eight.

The Rams finished the season 13-7-2, won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championship and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NAIA National Tournament before falling to eventual National Champion Bethel College. "We had a great run," Mobile Head Coach Peter Fuller said. "We were inconsistent early, but things really clicked and we got hot at the right time." The Rams faced a tough early schedule, facing the likes of Rio Grande, Notre Dame, Embry-Riddle and William Carey, and paid the price, falling to 3-4-2 to start the season. A 0-1 overtime loss to William Carey capped that rough stretch that saw the Rams' offense score only one goal or less in five of the first nine games. "We knew going in we could lose some early games with the schedule we had, but we expected our offense to do a bit better," Fuller said. Do better they did, as the Mobile offense tallied two or more goals in all but two games the rest of the way. They did it with a balanced offense, as seven players tallied five or more goals on the season, led by Ruben Diaz's 12 goals.

Matt Watts was 2nd-Team NAIA All-American and GCAC Player of the Year in 2008.

The improved offensive output and continued growth of keeper Jason Williams helped lead that late-season charge that catapulted Mobile deep into postseason play. Beginning Nov. 1 with a 6-1 throttling of Berry College, the Rams won six consecutive games by a combined 26-1 margin. "We really picked it up in crunch time," Fuller said. "Jason and our backline were outstanding, and our offense just kept producing." Following the Berry win, Mobile beat Belhaven and William Carey by 2-0 scores to take the GCAC Championship before hosting a NAIA Play-In game, since the conference did not have enough teams for direct qualification. The play-in game was no problem, as the Rams blanked Mountain State 6-0 to earn the right to host UTBrownsville in a NAIA National

"Gerardo Flores really played big against UT-Brownsville, marking their best player and holding him in check, while Onesimus Ikungo and Morgan Copes both made things happen against Dana to spark our team," Fuller said. "Against Bethel, we just ran into a hot team and we couldn't get anything going. Only getting a pair of shots on target the entire game isn't going to cut it." Awards poured in for the Rams thanks to the impressive season. Matt Watts was named GCAC Player of the Year and 2nd-Team NAIA All-American, while Ruben Diaz joined Watts as an All-GCAC selection and was named Honorable Mention NAIA AllAmerican. "Watts was just splendid both years he was here," Fuller said. "He was a stalwart on defense and our go-to guy on set pieces. What can you say about Ruben, a two-time All-American; he just continues to score goals and set others up to score, which is really crucial to our offense." Joining those two as All-GCAC selections were Jason Williams, Thomas Wharf, David Maddren and Jack St. Hilaire.


2008 UM Men’s Soccer Results Date 08/22/08 08/29/08 08/30/08 09/06/08 09/12/08 09/13/08 09/19/08 09/20/08 09/23/08 09/27/08 10/04/08 10/11/08 10/21/08 10/25/08 10/27/08 11/01/08 11/06/08 11/08/08 11/14/08 11/22/08 12/01/08 12/03/08

Time 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:30 pm 7:30 am 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm

Opponent Texas College Rio Grande Notre Dame Webber International Vanguard Houghton Embry-Riddle Indiana Wesleyan William Carey Spring Hill Thomas University Mid-Continent Belhaven College Auburn Montgomery West Florida Berry College Belhaven College William Carey Mountain State UT-Brownsville Dana College Bethel College

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Score 5-1 1-3 1-3 6-5 1-1 2-1 3-3 1-2 0-1 3-0 3-1 2-1 3-1 0-2 2-3 6-1 2-0 2-0 6-0 3-0 7-0 0-3

W W 2OT 2OT 2OT OT 2OT

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W

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Record 1-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 2-2-1 3-2-1 3-2-2 3-3-2 3-4-2/0-1 4-4-2/1-1 5-4-2 6-4-2 7-4-2/2-1 7-5-2 7-6-2 8-6-2 9-6-2 10-6-2 11-6-2 12-6-2 13-6-2 13-7-2

2008 UM Men’s Soccer Stats No Player GP 3 St. Hilaire, Jack 20 4 Maddren, David 22 5 Choiniere, Dylan 16 7 Ford, Robbie 8 8 Wharf, Thomas 22 9 Copes, Morgan 16 10 Flores, Gerardo 22 11 Diaz, Ruben 22 12 Habibzi, Mohammed 13 14 Suchodolski, David 18 15 Collins, Anthony 9 18 DeLotelle, David 18 19 Carrie, Cedric 17 21 Curtis, Jake 5 22 Slits, Geert 22 23 Watts, Matt 22 24 Ikungo, Onesimus 20 25 Rooks, Harrison 6 27 White, Trey 6 28 Wanschek, Jack 3 30 Providence, Jason 11 32 White, Bradley 1 No 1 13

Player Buxton, Kyle Williams, Jason

GP 7 19

GS 20 22 12 2 22 1 21 22 4 4 5 10 12 0 22 22 18 0 0 0 2 0 GS 3 19

G 5 2 0 0 3 7 1 12 1 1 0 1 5 0 7 5 6 0 0 0 2 0

A 1 4 0 0 3 1 3 12 2 1 0 1 3 1 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0

Min 407:01 1671:48

Pts G/SH SH 11 0.208 24 8 0.167 12 0 0.000 3 0 0.000 0 9 0.143 21 15 0.500 14 5 0.063 16 36 0.156 77 4 0.059 17 3 0.083 12 0 0.000 1 3 0.059 17 13 0.135 37 1 0.000 1 17 0.212 33 15 0.217 23 13 0.095 63 0 0.000 1 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 0 4 0.400 5 0 0.000 0 GA 7 25

GAAvg 1.548 1.346

SV 20 67

SOG SOG/SH YC 11 0.458 0 8 0.667 3 2 0.667 2 0 0.000 1 7 0.333 3 7 0.500 0 4 0.250 2 32 0.416 1 5 0.294 0 4 0.333 2 0 0.000 1 3 0.176 0 17 0.459 1 0 0.000 0 15 0.455 0 13 0.565 1 29 0.460 2 1 1.000 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 0 3 0.600 0 0 0.000 0 Pct 0.741 0.728

W 0 13

GW PKM PKA 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 2 5

T 2 0

SHO 0.50 5.50


2007: Finished the season with a 14-5-1 record. Advanced to NAIA National Tournament for 11th time. Lost to Embry-Riddle in 1st Round. Thomas Wharf, Caetano Lima and Ruben Diaz were named 3rd-Team NAIA All-Americans. Matt Watts and Adrian Rochofski earned Honorable Mention All-American honors. 2006: Finished the season with a 7-9 mark. Knocked out of the Region XIII Tournament by Lee in the semifinals. 2005: Finished the season with a 4-8-3 record. Received the number 3 seed in the Region XIII Tournament and fell to Lee in the semifinals. 2004: Finished the season 12-6-1 overall. Won the regular season Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championship. Lost to Azusa Pacific University in the 1st round of the NAIA National Tournament. 2003: The men's soccer team finished the season with a 16-5 overall record and lost to Rio Grande, 3-1 in the Quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament. Mobile hosted the Region XIII Tournament and defeated Auburn University Montgomery, 3-1 to win the Region XIII Tournament. 2002: The men's soccer team finished the season with a 18-4-1 overall record and defeated Park University, 2-1 to win the school their first ever NAIA National Championship in men's soccer. James Gledhill was named MVP of the NAIA National Tournament. Head coach Peter Fuller was named the NAIA National Coach of the Year for the third time in his career. 2001: The men's soccer team finished the season with a 12-5-2 overall record. 2000: The men's soccer team finished the season with a 15-8-1 overall record. The Rams won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championship and the Region XIII Tournament Championship. Mobile advanced to the Final Four of the NAIA National Tournament and lost to Auburn University Montgomgery 1-0 in the semifinals. 1999: The men's soccer team finished the season with a 23-2-1 overall record. Mobile finished the regular season undefeated. The Rams advanced to the NAIA National Championship game for only the second time in school history where they lost to Lindsey Wilson College, 2-1. Head coach Peter Fuller was named NAIA National Coach of the Year. 1998: The men's soccer team finished the season with a 15-7 overall record and was ranked tenth in the final NAIA regular season poll. Mobile lost in the Quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament to Lindsey Wilson College, 3-0. Matt Miller was selected to play in the Umbro Senior Bowl. Five players were selected to the Gulf Coast Athletic All-Conference Team. 1997: Advanced to the Final Four of the NAIA Tournament for the first time in school history and lost to Lockhurst College, 4-3 in the Semi-Finals. 1996: The men's soccer team finished in third place in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. 1995: Peter Fuller is named the new head coach of the University of Mobile men's soccer team. The men's soccer team finished the season with a 17-4 overall record and advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament where they lost to Midwestern State, 3-1. 1994: The men's soccer team finished the season with a 22-4-0 overall record and were ranked second in the final NAIA regular season poll. Mobile advanced to the NAIA National Championship game for the first time in school history where they lost to West Virginia Wesleyan, 4-2. Glenn Benjamin, Kevin Denerez, Claude Hunt, Kirk Trotman, Mickey Trotman and Dencho Vassilev were all named to the Gulf Coast Athletic All-Conference Team. Dencho Vassilev was named a NAIA Academic All-American. 1993: The men's soccer team finished the season with a 15-5-3 overall record and won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular season championship for the first time in school history. Mobile was ranked second in the final NAIA regular season poll. The Rams made their first appearance ever at the NAIA National Tournament where they advanced to the Final Four and lost to Lynn University, 3-1 in the Semi-Finals. Craig McMillan, Kirk Trotman, Rob Harradine and Dencho Vassilev were all named to the All-District 30 First-Team. Rob Harradine and Dencho Vassilev were each named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team. Dencho Vassilev was named as a NAIA Academic All-American and Most Valuable Player of NAIA National Tournament. Coach Bob Gray was named NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year. 1992: The men's soccer team finished the season with a 14-4-1 overall record. Dencho Vassilev, Kirk Trotman, Lee Chalmers and Rob Harradine were all named to the NAIA District 30 First-Team. 1991: Bob Grube was named the first head coach of the first University of Mobile men's soccer team. The men's soccer team finished with a 5-12-1 overall record. Augusto Luna and Heath Hartley were named to the All-Conference Team and the NAIA All-District 30 Team.


Baseball: Finsished the year with a 34-23 overall record. Kevin Orso was named a 1st-Team NAIA All-American, while Carlos Romero was named Honorable Mention NAIA All-American. Fell in the GCAC Tournament Championship to Belhaven College. Stephen Stork, Carlos Romero, Kevin Orso and David Cramblitt named All-GCAC. Men's Basketball: Finished the year with a 16-16 overall record and 6-12 conference mark. Entered GCAC Tournament as the No. 8 seed and beat William Carey and No. 1 seed Tougaloo College before falling to Spring Hill in the GCAC Semifinals. Women's Basketball: Finished the year with a 14-18 overall record and a 6-12 mark in GCAC action. Danielle Goodly was named Honorable Mention NAIA All-American. Goodly and Gerica Johnson were named 1st-Team All-GCAC. Season ended in GCAC Quarterfinals at Loyola. Men's Cross Country: Finished 3rd at the GCAC Championship Meet. Michael Sinkey finished 3rd overall and Dennis Kimeli finished 4th to earn spots at the NAIA National Championship. Sinkey finished 285th at nationals with a time of 28:26.9, while Kimeli came in at 314th with a time of 29:58.7. Women's Cross Country: Finished 5th at the 2008 GCAC Championship Meet. Men's Golf: Won the 2009 GCAC Championship. Finished 7th at the NAIA Qualifier and failed to qualify for the NAIA National Tournament. Women's Golf: Won the 2009 GCAC Championship. Finished 4th at the NAIA Qualifier and failed to qualify for the NAIA National Tournament. Maegan Rice selected as one of nine individual qualifiers to compete at nationals. Men's Soccer: Finished 13-7-2 and ranked No. 14 in the NAIA Top-25. Won GCAC Championship and hosted a NAIA National Championship Opening Round Game. Advanced to Elite 8 of NAIA National Tournament before losing to Bethel. Matt Watts as named 2nd-Team NAIA All-American and Ruben Diaz was named Honorable Mention NAIA All-American. Watts was GCAC Player of the Year, while Jason Williams, Thomas Wharf, David Maddren, Diaz and Jack St. Hilaire named All-GCAC. Women's Soccer: Finished 6-8-4 overall and 3-3-2 in GCAC play. Season ended in GCAC Semifinals versus Belhaven. Terri McCreadie and Anna Maddox named Honorable Mention NAIA All-Americans. McCreadie named GCAC Player of the Year and Maddox named GCAC Defensive Player of the Year. Emma Murphy, Aislinn Finfrock, Danielle Byrd and Louise Arseneault named 2nd-Team All-GCAC. Softball: Finished 32-12 overall and tied for 15th in the NAIA Top-25. Jineth Pimentel and Leslie Pickette named Honorable Mention NAIA All-Americans. Pickette was named GCAC Pitcher of the Year and joined on the All-GCAC squad by Pimentel, Kirstyn Joiner and Ally Scott. Heather Bearden, Pimentel, Taylor Lee Phillips and Abby Campbell named Scholar Athletes. Men's Tennis: Finished 10-5 overall and 6-2 in GCAC play. Runner-up at GCAC Tournament and earned host bid to NAIA National Tournament. Fell to Point Loma Nazarene in the first round. Ale Vial was 1st-Team All-GCAC. Vial and Sam Perlmutter named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Women's Tennis: Finished 12-6 overall and 5-3 in GCAC play. Finished 2nd at GCAC Tournament and earned host bid to NAIA National Tournament. Fell 7-2 to Northwood in the opening round. Rachel Hartley was named GCAC Newcomer of the Year. Claudia Borges was named All-GCAC at No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles with Kari Williams. Jordin Wiggins named DaktronicsNAIA Scholar Athlete. Volleyball: Finished 34-5 and won the GCAC Tournament Championship to advance to NAIA National Tournament. Hosted a NAIA National Championship Opening Round Match and then went 1-3 in Pool Play. Ranked as high as No. 18 in NAIA Top-25. Whitney Knight named 3rd-Team NAIA All-American, while Paula Stilkey was named Honorable Mention NAIA All-American. Amber Presnell, Stilkey, Knight and Syretta Baldwin named Scholar Athletes. Knight named GCAC Player of the Year.


2008 GCAC Standings School

GCAC

Overall

Streak

Belhaven

2-1

.667

14-4-1

.763

Lost 3

William Carey

2-1

.667

12-5-1

.694

Lost 1

Mobile

2-1

.667

13-7-2

.636

Lost 1

Spring Hill

0-3

.000

4-11-3

.306

Lost 5

2008 All-GCAC Team GOALKEEPERS Zach WALLACE (Belhaven College) Jason WILLIAMS (University of Mobile) DEFENDERS Jonny FAIRBAIRN (William Carey University) Ricky MACHEL (Belhaven College) Rob ROGERS (William Carey University) Matt WATTS (University of Mobile) Thomas WHARF (University of Mobile) MIDFIELDERS Jose MORALES (Belhaven College) Alan HANNON (Belhaven College) Carl REYNOLDS (William Carey University) Chris SCHAEFER (William Carey University) Sean SIMPSON (Spring Hill College) ATTACKERS Ruben DIAZ (University of Mobile) Juan RODRIGUEZ (Belhaven College) Jack St. HILAIRE (University of Mobile) Jared WOOLEY (William Carey University) HONORABLE MENTIONS Deven ARNOLD (Spring Hill College) John KEHOE (Belhaven College) David MADDREN (University of Mobile) Sean MAPSEN (William Carey University)

2008 NAIA All-Americans 2nd-Team Matt Watts (Mobile) Honorable Mention Ruben Diaz (Mobile) Ricky Machel (Belhaven) Carl Reynolds (William Carey)

All-Time GCAC Champions 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008

CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Matt WATTS (University of Mobile) CO-CONFERENCE COACHES OF THE YEAR: Nigel BOULTON (William Carey University) & Steve DECOU (Belhaven College)

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2009 University of Mobile Men's Soccer Guide  

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