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OAKLAND UNIVERSITY MEN’S SOCCER

machelJAMES Senior Defender All-Summit League Second Team

stefanST. LOUIS Senior Forward All-Summit League First Team All-Midwest Region Third Team

2008 Summit League Regular Season Champions 17 NCAA Appearances

THE TRADITION CONTINUES 2009 Media and Recruiting Guide


Photo Roster

2 • JOSH BENNETT MF • 5-8, 158 • So. (R) Howell, Mich.

3 • JEFF CHESLIK MF • 5-10, 150 • So. Northville, Mich.

4 • LESHORN WOODS-HENRY F • 6-0, 165 • Fr. Whitby, Ontario

5 • RYAN BARRETT MF • 5-10, 163 •Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich.

6 • JOE ASHMORE M • 6-0, 168 • Fr. Farmington Hills, Mich.

7 • MACHEL JAMES D • 5-11, 165 • Sr. St. Ann’s, Trinidad

8 • ROBERT EKREM 9 • MAKESI LEWIS MF • 5-11, 173 • Fr. F • 6-1, 170 • Jr. Jar, Norway Diego Martin, Trinidad

10 • STEFAN ST. LOUIS F • 6-0, 185 • Sr. Chaguanas, Trinidad

11 • JON EVANS D • 5-9, 155 • So. (R) Brownstown, Mich.

12 • DENNIS O’ROURKE D • 6-1, 175 • Fr. Rochester Hills, Mich.

13 • VUK POPOVIC D • 6-4, 200 • So. (R) Beograd, Serbia

14 • DAIKI MORI MF • 5-8, 145 • So. (R) Jackson, Mich.

1 • MITCH HILDEBRANDT GK • 6-1, 205 • So. (R) Livonia, Mich.

15 • JOHN TIMM D • 5-10, 155 • Fr. (R) Clarkston, Mich.

16 • JOHN DRESHAJ D • 6-4, 175 • Fr. Clinton Twp., Mich.

17 • SCOTT ZECH D • 6-0, 156 • Fr. Salem Twp., Mich.

18 • BRENDAN SYMINGTON MF • 5-10, 160 • So. Grosse Pointe, Mich.

19 • SHANE LYONS F • 6-1, 180 • Fr. Plainwell, Mich.

20 • ANDREW DERAYEH MF • 6-0, 170 • Fr. Burlington, Ontario

21 • WINSTON HENDERSON D • 5-9, 145 • So. Walled Lake, Mich.

22 • CHARLES CARR D • 5-11, 150 • So. (R) Rochester Hills, Mich.

23 • SCOTT MESSER GK • 6-2, 170 • Fr. Clarkston, Mich.

24 • DANNY SOWELL F • 5-11, 180 • Fr. (R) Rockford, Ill.

25 • JAMES LEUTZINGER MF • 5-10, 175 • Fr. Romeo, Mich.

26 • CHRIS TATTI MF • 5-7, 160 • Fr. Port Huron, Mich.

27 • STEVE ZENAS D • 5-11, 163 • Fr. Dexter, Mich.

28 • NICK KRISTOCK D • 5-10, 170 • Fr. Novi, Mich.

29 • BRETT LENTZ MF • 5-9, 170 • Fr. Rochester Hills, Mich.

30 • JAKE PRZYBYCIEN MF • 6-7, 180 • So. (R) Clarkston, Mich.

ERIC POGUE Head Coach 1st Season

JASON PERRY Assistant Coach 1st Season

STEVE SEARGEANT Assistant Coach 18th Season

JOHN PHILLIPS Volunteer Assistant 1st Season

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Table of Contents/ Directory Table of Contents

Table of Contents/Directory.............................................. 1 Quick Facts......................................................................... 2 2009 Roster......................................................................... 3 Player Profiles............................................................... 4-13 Head Coach Eric Pogue.................................................... 14 Coaching/Support Staff.................................................... 15 2008 Recap/Statistics...................................................16-17 Honor Roll........................................................................ 18 The Summit League......................................................... 19 Record Book.................................................................20-21 Year-by-Year Results......................................................... 22 Dr. Gary Russi, President................................................. 23 Tracy Huth, Director of Athletics..................................... 24 Administration Staff......................................................... 25 All-Time Letterwinners...............................................26-27 This is Oakland University..........................................28-35 Athletics Staff................................................................... 36 Credentials: Members of the media covering Oakland men’s soccer games are not required to wear media passes. Media planning to cover a match at the OU Soccer Field should contact Samantha Franz no later than one day prior to the event to request seating space in the press box. Seating is very limited and will be allocated as requests are received. Statistical Services: Oakland University provides complete NCAA box scores at the conclusion of each half. Statistics are kept on computer using The Automated Scorebook. Radio: As of right now there is no radio capability at the OU Soccer Field. Information: Most information about Oakland soccer is available to the general public and media on our internet website at www.ougrizzlies.com. Requests for information not on the website should be made to the Athletic Communications office. The SID office is here to help serve your needs and will do everything possible to help you in your coverage of Golden Grizzlies soccer. Media Guide: The 2009 Oakland University men’s soccer media guide was written and designed by Samantha Franz. Assistance provided by the OU Athletics Communications office. Photography by Jose Juarez, Bob Knoska, Walt Middleton, Rick Smith, Julie Andrews and Samantha Franz. Head Shots taken by Rick Smith. Special thanks to the entire Oakland University athletics family and The Summit League.

Athletics Directory

Main Numbers - 248 Area Code University Exchange 370 Athletics Main Ticket Office Athletics Fax Sports Info Fax

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Administration/Staff Tracy Huth Director of Athletics Simon Dover Associate AD Holly Kerstner Assistant AD Joe Impellizzeri Assistant AD Stacy Mosely Associate AD/SWA Lainie Bisbee Asst. Athletic Trainer Kate Boylan Coord. of Ticketing, Promotions and Marketing Jana Carney Coord. of Busines Ops. John Ciecko Asst. Athletic Trainer Gina DeMartis Business Assistant Tom Ford Head Athletic Trainer Schenette Fowler Accounting Clerk Scott MacDonald Dir. of Athletics Communications Elisabeth Putnam Facility Coordinator Samantha Radel Assc. Athletic Trainer Sylvia Rowe Accounting Clerk DeAndre Shepard Academic Advisor Paul Smith Asst. Dir. of Athletics Communications Robby Stewart Faculty Representative Chad Thompson Coord. Annual Giving Eddie Turner Equipment Manager Anne Williams Compliance Coordinator Head Coaches Rob Beam Brian Costello Beckie Francis Pete Hovland Greg Kampe Glenn MacDonald John Musachio Nick O’Shea Jenkins Ebiware Eric Pogue Sara Porzondek Heather Redshaw

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Volleyball Men’s/Women’s Golf Women’s Basketall M/W Swimming and Diving Men’s Basketball Softball Baseball Women’s Soccer Cheer Team Men’s Soccer Dance Team Women’s Tennis

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Quick Facts All-League:..................Steve Clark (1st/GK), Ian Daniel (1st/D), Stew Givens (1st/MF), Sebastian Harris (1st/F), Piotr Nowak (2nd/MF), Machel James (2nd/MF) SL Coach of the Year:............................................... Gary Parsons SL Defensive Player of the Year:................................. Steve Clark SL Newcomer of the Year:....................................... Tom Catalano

Athletics Communications

General Information

School:............................................................Oakland University Location:..............................................................Rochester, Mich. Founded:.................................................................................1957 Enrollment:......................................................................... 18,169 Nickname:...........................................................Golden Grizzlies Colors:...................................................................Gold and Black Affiliation:.........................................................................NCAA I Conference:...................................................The Summit League Home Field:......................................................... OU Soccer Field Capacity..............................................................................1,000 President:.......................................................... Dr. Gary D. Russi Alma Mater:.............................................. SW Oklahoma St., ‘69 Director of Athletics:................................................... Tracy Huth Alma Mater:............................................................ Oakland, ‘85 Associate AD/S.W.A:................................................ Stacy Mosely Alma Mater:............................................................ Cal Poly, ‘93 Faculty Representative:.................................... Dr. Robby Stewart Athletics Phone:........................................................ 248-370-3190

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:................................................................. Eric Pogue Alma Mater:..........................................Western Michigan, 2000 Year:........................................... 8th season (1st as head coach) Record at OU:......................................................................0-0-0 Career Record:....................................................................Same Office Phone:.............................................................248-370-4007 Assistant Coach:......................................................... Jason Perry Alma Mater:......................................................... Oakland, 2003 Year:............................................................................1st season Assistant Coach:.....................................................Steve Seargant Year:......................................................................... 18th season

History

First Year of Soccer:................................................................1973 First Year of Division I Soccer:...............................................1999 All-Time Record (34 seasons):............................ 431-167-66 (.649) All-Time D-I Record (10 seasons):.........................117-71-23 (.554) Summit League Regular Season Titles (Last):................. 7 (2008) Summit League Tournament Titles (Last):...................... 2 (2007) NCAA Tournaments (Last):............................................ 18 (2008) All-Time Tournament Record:..............................................18-18 All-Time NCAA D-I Record:.......................1-4 (2002, ‘03, ‘07, ‘08)

Men’s Soccer Contact:......................................... Samantha Franz Office:..................................................................... 248.370.3201 Cell:........................................................................586.219.5737 E-mail:......................................................safranz@oakland.edu Director of Athletics Communications:............. Scott MacDonald Office:.....................................................................248.370.4008 E-mail:.................................................macdona2@oakland.edu Office Fax:................................................................. 248.370.3138 Website:....................................................... www.ougrizzlies.com Mailing Address:.............................................Oakland University Athletic Media Relations Athletics Center 2200 N. Squirrel Road Rochester, MI 48309

2009 Team Information

Starters Returning/Lost:...........................................................3/8 Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.............................................. 11/6 Newcomers:................................................................................15 Returning Starters 2008 Stats Machel James, D............................................. 3 Shots (15 games) Makesi Lewis, F....................................................5 G, 2 A, 12 Pts. Stefan St. Louis, F.................................................8 G, 2 A, 18 Pts. Starters Lost 2008 Stats Tom Catalano, MF......................................................... 4 G, 8 Pts. Steve Clark, GK.......................... 0.54 GAA, .846 Pct., 11 Shutouts Ian Daniel, D..........................................................2 G, 1 A, 5 Pts. Stew Givens. D.............................................................. 2 A, 2 Pts. Sebastian Harris, F...............................................5 G, 6 A, 16 Pts. Gabe Hernandez, MF.................................................... 2 G, 4 Pts. Piotr Nowak, MF.....................................................4 G, 1 A, 9 Pts. Martin Sandell, MF.................................................2 G, 5 A, 9 Pts. Other Key Losses 2008 Stats Wade Allan, MF......................................................2 G, 2 A, 6 Pts. Sean Hastings, D................................................ 19 games played Key Newcomers Ryan Barrett.......... Grand Rapids, Mich. (E. Grand Rapids)

Ranked among top-20 recruits on TopDrawerSoccer.com

Shane Lyons............................. Plainwell, Mich. (Plainwell)

Three-time all-state honoree; named to Dream Team

Dennis O’Rourke.......... Rochester Hills, Mich. (Rochester) All-league, all-district, all-region selection Leshorn Woods-Henry... Whitby, Ontario (Cardinal Newman) Four-year letterwinner; works out with Trinidad U-20 team

Scott Zech................................... Plymouth, Mich. (Canton)

2008 Team Information

Overall Record:.....................................................................14-4-2 Summit League Record:................................................ 5-0-1 (1st) Summit League Tournament:..............................1-1 (Runner-up) . ........................................... lost to UMKC, 4-3 in penatly kicks NCAA Tournament:...................................................................0-1 . ..................................... lost to Ohio State, 4-3 in penalty kicks All-Region:...................Steve Clark (1st/GK), Ian Daniel (1st/D), Piotr Nowak (1st/MF), Martin Sandell (3rd/MF), Stefan St. Louis (3rd/F)

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Three-time all-state selection; four-year letterwinner


2009 Roster No. Name Pos. 1 Mitch Hildebrandt GK 2 Josh Bennett MF 3 Jeff Cheslik MF 4 Leshorn Woods-Henry MF/F 5 Ryan Barrett D/MF 6 Joseph Ashmore MF 7 Machel James* D 8 Robert Ekrem MF/F 9 Makesi Lewis F 10 Stefan St. Louis* F 11 Jonathan Evans D/MF 12 Dennis O’Rourke D 13 Vuk Popovic D 14 Daiki Mori MF 15 John Timm D/MF 16 John Dreshaj D 17 Scott Zech D 18 Brendan Symington MF 19 Shane Lyons F 20 Andrew Derayeh MF 21 Winston Henderson D/MF 22 Charles Carr D 23 Scott Messer GK 24 Danny Sowell MF/F 25 James Leutzinger MF 26 Chris Tatti MF/F 27 Steve Zenas D 28 Nick Kristock D 29 Brett Lentz MF 30 Jake Przybycien MF

Ht. 6-1 5-8 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-4 5-8 5-10 6-4 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-0 5-9 5-11 6-2 5-11 5-10 5-7 5-11 5-10 5-9 6-7

Wt. 205 158 150 165 163 168 165 173 170 185 155 175 200 145 155 175 156 160 180 170 145 150 170 180 175 160 163 170 170 180

Cl. So.-R So.-R So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So.- R Fr. So.-R So.-R Fr.-R Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. So.-R Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So.-RS

Hometown (High School/Prev. School) Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson) Howell, Mich. (Hartland) Northville, Mich. (Northville) Whitby, Ontario (Cardinal Newman Catholic) Grand Rapids, Mich. (East Grand Rapids) Farmington Hills, Mich. (Farmington) St. Ann’s, Trinidad (Fatima College) Jar, Norway (Nadderud Upper Secondary School) Diego Martin, Trinidad (Fatima College/Madonna) Chaguanas, Trinidad (Fatima College) Brownstown, Mich. (Woodhaven) Rochester Hills, Mich. (Rochester) Beograd, Serbia (High School of Beograd) Jackson, Mich. (Lumen Christi Catholic) Clarkston, Mich. (Clarkston) Clinton Township, Mich. (Chippewa Valley) Salem Township, Mich. (Canton) Grosse Pointe, Mich. (Grosse Pointe North/Vermont) Plainwell, Mich. (Plainwell) Burlington, Ontario (Notre Dame) Walled Lake, Mich. (Walled Lake Western) Rochester Hills, Mich. (Stoney Creek) Clarkston, Mich. (Clarkston) Rockford, Ill. (Guilford) Romeo, Mich. (Warren De La Salle) Port Huron, Mich. (Port Huron) Dexter, Mich. (Dexter) Novi, Mich. (Novi Detroit Catholic Central) Rochester Hills, Mich. (Avondale) Clarkston, Mich. (Clarkston)

* Team Captains Head Coach: Eric Pogue (Western Michigan ’00), 1st year (8th overall) Assistant Coaches: Jason Perry (Oakland, ‘03), 1st year; Steve Seargeant, 18th year Volunteer Assistant Coach: John Phillips (Siena Heights, ‘90), 1st year Pronunciation Jeff Cheslik—Chez-lick Andrew Derayeh — Der-RAY-uh John Dreshaj — Druh-shy Machel James—Ma-shall Makesi Lewis—Mah-kee-see James Leutzinger — Loot-zinger Daiki Mori—Dye-key Mor-ee Vuk Popovic—Pop-oh-VIK Jake Przybycien—Pre-BUH-sin Danny Sowell -- Soul Stefan St. Louis—St. Lou-ee Brendan Symington - SIGH-ming-ton

Leshorn Woods-Henry — Leh-Shorn Steve Zenas - ZEE-nas

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joshBENNETT

Freshman Midfield • 6-0, 168 Farmington Hills, Mich. Farmington

Redshirt Sophomore Midfield • 5-8, 158 Howell, Mich. Hartland

#6

High School ^ Three-year letterwinner under head coach Luke Juncaj ^ Led his high school team to the 2007 city championship and 2008 division title ^ Named Most Valuable Player ^ Also earned all-district and all-league honors Club ^ Helped his WAZA football club to the Adidas Warrior Classic championship in 2006 ^ PRF United 2007 championship ^ Was a semi-finalist in the 2007 Best of the Midwest ^ Also a semi-finalist in the 2006 Germantown Boys Showcase ^ Participated in the 2008 Dallas Cup Academic Achievements ^ Earned All-State Academic accolades ^ Honor roll Personal Full Name: Joseph Ryan Ashmore Birthdate: March 5, 1991 Parents: Marcus and Karen Ashmore ^Father played soccer for Worcester College in Oxford, England. Brothers/Sisters: Thomas Ashmore (15), Callum Ashmore (9) Intended Major Business

ryanBARRETT Freshman Midfield • 5-10, 163 Grand Rapids, Mich. E. Grand Rapids

#5

High School ^ Four-year letterwinner under head coach Pat Doyle ^ Led the Pioneers to the 2006 district championship Club ^ Led the Derby County Wolves to the USYSA National Championship in 2007 under coach Dave Hicklin ^ Named to the USYSA Starting XI Midwest Academy team in 2008 Academic Achievements ^ Graduated magna cum laude Other Honors ^Named a top-20 recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com Personal Full Name: Ryan Thomas Barrett Birthdate: August 7, 1991 Parents: Bill and Julie Barrett ^Father played football at Saint Joseph’s College Brothers/Sisters: Patrick Barrett (18), Bridget Barrett (13) Intended Major Business

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2008: ^ Played in two games for Oakland. ^ Academic All-Summit League team. ^Was nominated by the athletic department to participate in the NCAA National Development Conference. 2007: ^ Was redshirted and did not play for the Golden Grizzlies. High School: ^ A four -year letterwinner in soccer for head coach Andrew Kartsounes and served as team captain as a junior and senior. ^ Guided the Eagles to the district semi-finals three straight seasons . ^ Four-time all-county selection , three-time all-league and alldistrict. ^ Earned all-region and all-state accolades junior and senior years . ^ All-County Player of the Year as a senior. Club: ^ Played club soccer with Michigan Wolves for coach Brian Doyle in Livonia, Michigan. ^ Helped that squad to two straight state championships (U-16 in 2005 and U-17 in 2006). ^ Member of Michigan ODP team. Academic Achievements: ^ Won first place in Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (M.I.T.E.S.) architectural design state competition. Personal: Full Name: Joshua Charles Bennett Birthdate: March 4, 1989 Parents: Ian and Alison Bennett Sibling: Sam ^ Older brother also attends Oakland University. Major: Biology

Year G-GS 2008 2-0 TOTAL 2-0

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Shots 0 0

Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Meet the Players charlesCARR

Parents: Ken and Jane Cheslik ^ Father played football at Kansas Weslyan in 1979 Other Relatives in Athletics: Cousin Kristi Timar is a junior on the women’s soccer team at Michigan State Major: Undecided

Redshirt Sophomore Defense • 5-11, 150 Rochester Hills, Mich. Stoney Creek

Year G-GS 2008 18-0 TOTAL 18-0

#22

2008: ^ Played one game for the Golden Grizzlies. ^ An Academic All-Summit League selection. 2007: ^ Was redshirted and did not play for the Golden Grizzlies. High School: ^Three-year letterwinner in soccer for coach Kip Pichel and served as team captain his senior season. ^ Two-time all-league honoree and earned all-district honors as a sophomore. ^ Named team MVP as a senior. Club: ^ Played club ball with the Vardar Stars in Rochester Hills, Mich. for coach Jason Davis. ^ Helped the Stars to five straight state championships. ^ Has played on Michigan’s ODP state team. Personal: Full Name: James Charles Carr Birthdate: November 14, 1989 Parents: James and Nancy Carr Major: Business

Year G-GS 2008 1-0 TOTAL 1-0

Shots 0 0

Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

jeffCHESLIK Sophomore Midfield • 5-10, 150 Northville, Mich. Northville

Shots 3 3

Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

andrewDERAYEH Freshman Midfield • 6-0, 170 Burlington, Ontario Notre Dame

#20

High School ^ A four-year letterwinner, who served two seasons as team captain. ^ Led his team to the Guelph University Tournament title in 2009 ^ Also earned a silver medal in 2005 when this team competed at the Halton Championship. Club ^ Played for the Toronto Lynx, where his team won back-to-back Columbus Cups in 2008 and 2009 Academic Achievements ^ An honor roll student. ^ Recipient of leadership award Personal Full Name: Andrew Derayeh Birthdate: April 29, 1991 Parents: Kamran Deryeh and Kathy Hewb ^ Father, Kamran, played soccer for Dalhousie University for three seasons. Intended Major Psychology

#3

2008: ^ Played in 18 games for the Golden Grizzlies. ^ Fired three shots. High School: ^Three-year letterwinner under coach Henry Klimes . ^ Led team to a record of 18-1-4 in his senior season, and a bid to the state semifinals. ^ Earned all-state, all-league, all-district, all-region and Dream Team honors. ^ Guided team to district final in his sophomore and junior campaigns, garnering all-division and all-area accolades. ^ Also lettered for one season in basketball and as a point guard. Club: ^ Played his club soccer with the Michigan Wolves under coach Doug Landafeld. Personal: Full Name: Jeffrey Kenneth Cheslik Birthdate: October 7, 1989

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jonEVANS

Freshman Midfield • 6-4, 175 Clinton Township, Mich. Chippewa Valley

#16

High School ^ Three-year letterwinner under head coach Gerry Haggorty ^ Led his team to the conference championship in 2007 and 2008 ^ Earned all-district, all-county and all-conference honors as a junior and senior, as well as all-state and conference MVP honors as a senior ^ Also earned a letter in football as a kicker and punter Club ^ Played for the Vardar Academy Personal Full Name: John Dreshaj Birthdate: October 21, 1991 Parents: Alex and Gjina Dreshaj ^Father played soccer for the Detroit Express. Brothers/Sisters: Nick Dreshaj (20) Intended Major Business

robertEKREM Freshman Forward • 5-11, 163 Jar, Norway Nadderud Upper Secondary School

#8

High School ^ A three-year letterwinner Club ^ Played for the Uhren football club, where led his team to the division title in 2008 ^ Was the top goal scorer for his team in 2008 Personal Full Name: Robert Berge Ekrem Birthdate: July 19, 1990 Parents: Tom Ekrem and Grethe Berge Ekrem Brothers/Sisters: Caroline Berge Ekrem (21) Intended Major Business

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Redshirt Sophomore Defense/Midfield 5-9, 155 Brownstown, Mich. Woodhaven

#11

2008: ^ Did not play for the Golden Grizzlies. ^ Named Academic All-Summit League. 2007: ^ Was redshirted and did not play for the Golden Grizzlies. High School: ^ Four-time letterwinner in soccer for coach Bernie Turner and served as team captain his senior season. ^ Helped the Warriors to the regional finals three straight seasons from 2004 to 2006 ^ Four-time all-league and all-district selection, as well as being named all-state twice. ^ Two-time team MVP honoree. ^ Set a school record with 139 career goals, a total which ranks him second all-time in the state of Michigan according to www. mihisoccer.org. ^ Also lettered in tennis with the Warriors, serving as team captain his senior year. Club: ^ Played club ball with the Vardar Stars in Rochester Hills, Mich. for coach Jason Davis. ^ Helped the Stars to a regional championship and the national final four in 2005. ^ Has also played with Michigan’s ODP state team for seven seasons. Personal: Full Name: Jonathan William Evans Birthdate: March 6, 1989 Parents: Bill and Kathy Evans Sibling: Justin Evans ^ Older brother Justin played soccer at Kalamazoo College Major Business

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Meet the Players winstonHENDERSON Sophomore Defense • 5-9, 145 Walled Lake, Mich. Walled Lake West.

#21

2008: ^ Played in all 20 games for Oakland, earning 11 starts. ^ Helped the OU defense tie a Summit League record of 11 shutouts. ^ Notched one shot on goal. High School: ^ Four-year letterwinner and earned three varsity letters under coach Lee Fruman. ^ Garnered all-state honors as a senior and honorable mention honors as a junior. ^ Tallied 17 goals and 17 assists during his final season, earning all-conference honors for the second straight year. ^ Posted 13 goals and 10 assists during his junior campaign. Club: ^ Plays for the Michigan Wolves in the summer. Personal: Full Name: Winston Thomas Henderson Birthdate: December 4, 1989 Parents: Tom and Beth Henderson Siblings: Teresa Henderson ^ Sister played soccer at Madonna University (2003-06) Major: Undecided

Year 2008

G-GS 20-11

Shots 3

Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 0 0 0 0

mitchHILDEBRANDT Redshirt Sophomore Goalkeeper • 6-1, 205 Livonia, Mich. Livonia Stevenson

#1

2008: ^ Played in two games for the Golden Grizzlies ^ Stepped up in goal in The Summit League championship game, leading OU to a tie in regulation ^ Posted a shutout against Ohio State University in the first round of the NCAA College Cup, before the team fell for the second straight time in penalty kicks. 2007: ^Was redshirted and did not play for the Golden Grizzlies High School: ^ Earned four letters in soccer for head coach Lars Richters and served as team captain as a junior and senior. ^ Three-time all-division, all-district and all-region, as well as second team all-state twice and first team all-state as a senior . ^ Runner up for Mr. Soccer and team MVP his senior year ^ Led his team to the state championship game senior year ^ Gave up just nine goals while making 73 saves and posting 13 shutouts in 22 games in goal his senior season.

Club: ^ Played club soccer with Michigan Wolves for coach Brian Doyle in Livonia, Michigan. ^ Helped that squad to two straight state championships (U-16 in 2005 and U-17 in 2006) ^ Five-time member of Michigan ODP team and two-time member of Regional ODP team. Personal: Full Name: Mitchell A. Hildebrandt Birthdate: November 12, 1988 Parent: Merrill Hildebrandt Sibling: Mike ^ Brother played soccer for Lander University Major: Business Administration

Year 2008

G-GS Minutes 2-1 168:07

GA 1

GAA Saves SHO 0.54 5 1

machelJAMES Senior Co-Captain Defense • 5-11, 165 St. Ann’s, Trinidad Fatima College

#7

2008: ^ Named All-Summit League second team, despite missing several games due to injury. ^ Started in 13 of 15 games played in. ^ Fired three shots. ^ Named Academic All-Summit League. 2007: ^ Started in all 20 games for Oakland. ^ Was part of a strong defense that only allowed one goal during the league regular season and just one more in tournament. ^ Helped OU lead The Summit League with nine shutouts. ^ Was a key reason the Grizzlies ranked in the top 50 in shutout percentage and save percentage. 2006: ^ Saw action in 15 games for the Golden Grizzlies, earning nine starts. ^ Helped OU’s defense maintain a 1.69 goals-against average. High School: ^ Team captain as a senior, where he scored three goals. ^ Named the SSFL’s Player of the Year, MVP and Most Valuable Defender. ^ Vice-captain as a junior with a pair of goals. Club: ^ Played club soccer with the Super Star Rangers in Port of Spain. ^ Named MVP and best defender of that squad. Personal: Full Name: Machel Larry James Birthdate: June 13, 1986 Parents: Michael and Lolandle James Major: Communications

Year G-GS 2006 15-9 2007 20-20 2008 13-15 TOTAL 50-42

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Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Personal Full Name: Brett Edward Lentz Birthdate: February 17, 1991 Parents: Mark and Jessica Lentz Brothers/Sisters: Kyle Lentz (20), Danielle Lentz (16) Intended Major Physical Therapy

Freshman Midfield • 5-10, 170 Novi, Mich. Novi Detroit Catholic Central

jamesLEUTZINGER

#28

High School ^ Four-year letterwinner under head coach Joe Nora and served as team captain for two seasons. ^ Led his team to the 2007 district championship. ^ Earned all-state accolades in 2007 and 2008, as well as all-district honors in 2006 and 2007 all-region honors in 2008. ^ Named to the All-Catholic team in 2007 and 2008. ^ Also prepped in hockey for one season ^ Played travel hockey, where he helped his team to three district championships during his playing career. Academic Achievements ^ National Honor Society member ^ Served as class vice president for two years and student council co-president ^ Worked as a tutor and staff writer for the school newspaper ^ Member of the Spanish, chess and recycling clubs ^ Also served as a member of Monogram Personal Full Name: Nicholas Christopher Kristock Birthdate: March 1, 1991 Parents: Christopher and Mary Kristock Siblings: Tara Kristock (18) Intended Major Psychology

Freshman Midfield • 5-10, 175 Romeo, Mich. Warren De La Salle

#25

High School ^ Three-year letterwinner under head coach Thaier Mukhtar, serving as captain for one season ^ Led the Pilots to the Catholic league and district titles ^ Garnered all-state, all-district and all-region accolades ^ Named team MVP as a senior ^ Also earned one letter in football at Romeo High School as a kicker Club ^ Played for the Michigan Wolves for coach Lars Richters ^ Earned a spot on the all-star team at the Nike Cup Academic Achievements ^ Honor roll student and named to the Principal’s List Personal Full Name: James Matthew Leutzinger Birthdate: March 18, 1991 Parents: Darcy and Jennifer Leutzinger Brothers/Sisters: John Leutzinger (15) Intended Major Nursing or Health Sciences

brettLENTZ Freshman Midfield • 5-9, 170 Rochester Hills, Mich. Avondale

#29

High School ^ Four-year letterwinner and served as captain for two years ^ Led his team to the district championship in 2007 ^ Earned all-district and league honors his last three years, as well as earning all-state accolades as a junior and senior ^ Named team MVP as a senior ^ Holds single-season and career school records in goals and points. Club ^ Played for the WAZA football club Academic Achievements ^ A four-year honor roll student

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Meet the Players makesiLEWIS Junior Forward • 6-1, 170 Diego Martin, Trinidad Fatimia College/ Madonna Univ.

#9

2008: ^ Named to The Summit League All-Newcomer team. ^ Garnered Summit League Offensive Player of the Week honors (10/13). ^ Notched two game-winning goals for the Golden Grizzlies against Centenary (10/11) and Detroit (11/5). ^ Finished the season ranked second on the team with five goals and third with 12 points and two assists. At Madonna (2007): ^ Started in 11 of 12 games played in for the Crusaders. ^ Led the team with 11 goals and 25 points, adding three assists. ^ Named NAIA All-America honorable mention as a forward. ^ Tallied an assist on the game-winning goal against Goshen College (Ind.) to lead team to first ever Region VII Championship with a 2-1 victory. ^ Had two game-winning goals on the season. ^ Led the Crusaders to the WHAC regular season title at a 10-1-1 mark, finishing the season at 14-4-2. ^ Tabbed WHAC Newcomer of the Year, all-region and all-conference. High School: ^ Attended Fatima College and earned two letters as a forward. ^ Helped team win national and regional titles in senior year. ^Also played on the All-Star team as a senior. Personal: Full Name: Makesi Jobari Lewis Birthdate: July 11, 1986 Parents: Father Anthony lives in Trinidad, while mother AnnMarie Lewis resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. Siblings: Ahill, Micha, Jahnice and Nichaheon ^ Micha played in the 2007 U17 World Cup for Trinidad Major: Business

Year 2008

G-GS 20-2

Shots 27

Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 5 2 2 2

^ A three-time all-state, three-time all-conference, three-time all county and four-time all-district honoree ^ Earned a spot on the Dream Team as a senior ^ A three-time team MVP recipient ^ Also earned three letters in football as a kicker Club ^ Played for the Michigan Wolves, where he helped his team to back-to-back state cups in 2007 and 2008 ^ Named team MVP in 2007 and 2008 Academic Achievements ^ An honor roll student Personal Full Name: Shane Everett Lyons Birthdate: April 7, 1991 Parents: Rodney and Christin Lyons Brothers/Sisters: Lacee Lyons (26), Stephanie Lyons (19) Intended Major Communications

scottMESSER Freshman Goalkeeper • 6-2, 170 Clarkston, Mich. Clarkston

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High School ^ A three-year letterwinner under head coach Adam Bican and served as team captain senior year ^ Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior Club ^ Played for the Vardar club team. Academic Achievements ^ A four-year honor roll student Personal Full Name: Scott James Messer Birthdate: August 14, 1991 Parents: Todd and Karen Messer Brothers/Sisters: Katie Messer (14) and Samantha Messer (12) Intended Major Computer Engineering

shaneLYONS Freshman Forward • 6-1, 180 Plainwell, Mich. Plainwell

#19

High School ^ Four-year letterwinner under head coach Garry Snyder and served one season as team captain as a senior. ^ Led his team to a regional title in 2007 and a district championship in 2008 ^ Was his team’s leading scorer for all four years of high school.

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Meet the Players daikiMORI Redshirt Sophomore Midfield • 5-8, 145 Jackson, Mich. Lumen Christi Catholic

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2008: ^ Suffered season-ending knee injury and was redshirted. 2007: ^ Played in 19 matches and made two starts for the Golden Grizzlies. ^ Tallied four shots. ^ Was solid in the midfield for Oakland, helping the Grizzlies to a league-best nine shutouts and a 1.01 goals against average. ^ Named Academic All-Summit League. High School: ^ Four-time letterwinner in soccer for coach Damon Havlicek and served as team captain senior year ^ Led his team to the regional finals as a senior ^ Two-time all-conference and all-state honoree. ^ Named to the Michigan Dream Team as a senior, ^ Earned the Jackson Citizen Patriot Player of the Year award after setting single-season records with 27 goals and 17 assists his senior campaign. ^ Set career records for goals (62) and assists (44). Club: ^ Played club ball with the Michigan Wolves. ^ Member of Michigan’s ODP state team. Academic Achievements: ^ Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Full Name: Daiki Mori Birthdate: June 16, 1989 Parents: Hideo and Hatsumi Mori Major: Pre-med

Year 2007

G-GS 19-2

Shots 4

Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 0 0 0 0

vukPOPOVIC Redshirt Freshman Defense • 6-4, 200 Beograd, Serbia High School of Beograd

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2008: ^ Played in nine games for Oakland. ^ Named Academic All-Summit League. 2007: ^ Was redshirted and did not play for the Golden Grizzlies. ^ Named Academic All-Summit League. High School: ^ Served as team captain from 2003-05. ^ Helped lead his team to the Championship of Serbia, the Belgrade Cup and the Serbia Cup in 2005/2006. Personal: Full Name: Vuk Popovic Birthdate: July 18, 1988 Parents: Djordje Popovic and Dalija Mrdien ^ Father was a national water polo player (Sportsman of Merit). Major: Business

Year 2008

G-GS 9-0

Shots 1

Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 0 0 0 0

jakePRZYBYCIEN

dennisO’ROURKE

Redshirted Sophomore Midfield • 6-7, 180 Clarkston, Mich. Clarkston

Freshman Midfield • 6-1, 175 Rochester Hills, Mich. Rochester

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#12

High School ^ A four-year letterwinner under head coach Chris Purgatori and served two seasons as team captain ^ Earned all-state third team, all-district, all-region and all-region honors during his tenure ^ Also prepped in basketball Club ^ Played club soccer for Vardar Academy

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Academic Achievements ^ A three-year member of the National Honor Society and fouryear member of the Spanish club ^ Served two years as a student mentor Personal Full Name: Dennis William O’Rourke Birthdate: March 6, 1991 Parents: Michael and Karen O’Rourke Brothers/Sisters: Katie O’Rourke (22), Brian O’Rourke (20) Intended Major Undecided

2008 ^ Was redshirted. Served as team manger, where he assisted the coaching staff with day-to-day responsibilities. 2007 ^Named to the All-Academic Summit League team. High School ^ A two year letterwinner under head coach Adam Bican, where he served as team captain for one season. ^ Earned all-area, all-region and all-district accolades, as well as being named an all-state honorable mention during his tenure. ^ Named team MVP as a senior.

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Meet the Players Academic Achievements ^ A four year honor roll student and National Honor Society ^ Named to the dean’s list at Oakland. Personal Full Name: Jacob Patrick Przybycien Birthdate: February 13, 1989 Parents: John and Mary Przbycien ^ Father played football for the University of Buffalo Brothers/Sisters: Jenna (22), Kate (20) Other Relatives in Athletics: Cousin Steve Kalugh played baseball for Santa Clara and cousin Scott Kalugh played baseball for UC Davis. Major Biology

dannySOWELL Redshirted Freshman Midfield • 5-11, 180 Rockford, Ill. Guilford

#24

2008: ^ Was redshirted and not play for the Golden Grizzlies. High School: ^ Four-year letterwinner under coach Hugh Ware. ^ Named first team all-conference, all-sectional and to the AllNIC Sports Soccer Team, finishing fifth in NIC 10 scoring as a senior. ^ Named team MVP as a sophomore and Defensive MVP as a freshman. ^ Scored a career-best 24 goals and had 14 assists for a total of 62 points. ^ Scored a total of 52 goals during his high school career. ^ Also lettered in football as a kicker. Club: ^ Played for the Rockford Raptors for club soccer. Academic Achievements: ^ An honor roll student. Personal: Full Name: Daniel Sowell Birthdate: Jan. 25, 1990 Parents: Edward and Petrienlla Sowell Relatives in Athletics: Cousin Marcus Heard played football at Texas A&M (1993-96) Major: Undecided

stefanST.LOUIS Senior Co-Captain Forward • 6-0, 185 Chaguanas, Trinidad Fatima College

#10

2008: ^ Named All-Midwest Region third team. ^ Earned All-Summit League first team honors after leading the team with 18 points, eight goals and four game winning goals. ^ Started in 19 of 20 games played in. ^ Finished second in the league in game winning goals and third in points and goals. 2007: ^ Returned to the lineup past the midway point and started in the final seven games ^ Made his impact felt immediately with the game-winning goal versus IUPUI (10/27) in his first game back to help OU win The Summit League regular season title ^ Despite playing in just seven games, led the league with three game-winning goals ^ Netted a total of six points ^ Tallied the game-winning goals in the first round of the league championship versus UMKC (11/16) and in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Michigan State (11/24). 2006: ^ Played in 17 games his freshman campaign, starting 14 ^ named to the Mid-Con All-Conference second team and AllNewcomer team ^ Led the Golden Grizzlies in scoring with four goals and nine points ^ Three of his goals were game winners ... ^ Notched an assist against UMKC (10/14) ^ recorded game-winning goals in back-to-back 2-1 victories against Michigan State (10/4) and IUPUI (10/7) ^ Scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of regulation in a 2-1 victory at Western Michigan (9/27) ^ Launched a season-high seven shots against WMU ^ Registered his first goal of the year in a 4-1 victory over Centenary (9/16). High School: ^ Played two years at Fatima and helped lead the team to a combined 17-8 record. Club: ^ Set the record for most goals on three club teams in Trinidad; U18 Superstar Rangers, U17 Superstar Rangers and the U16 Trendsetters Hawks. Personal: Full Name: Stefan Michael St. Louis Birthdate: October 10, 1987 Parents: Michael and Anne Dick-St. Louis ^ Father and mother both played basketball in college Major: Business

Year G-GS 2006 17-14 2007 7-7 2008 20-19 TOTAL 44-40

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Shots 29 13 52 94

Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 4 1 9 3 3 0 6 3 8 2 18 4 15 3 33 10

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brendanSYMINGTON Junior Midfield • 5-10, 160 Grosse Pointe, Mich. Grosse Pointe North/ Vermont

Freshman Midfield • 5-7, 160 Port Huron, Mich. Port Huron

2008: ^ Played six games for the Golden Grizzlies. ^ Notched four shots and three on goal. At Vermont (2007): ^ Played one season and started in one of the 15 games played in. ^ Tallied one goal and one assist for a total of three points. ^Had five shots on the season. ^ Scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime against Sacred Heart (9/14). ^ Had an assist in a 2-1 win over Central Connecticut State (9/16). ^ Named America East Rookie of the Week (9/17) ^ Helped lead the team to the America East championship as a key player off the bench. High School: ^ Four-year letterwinner under coach Chip Stencil. ^ Elected team captain as a senior. ^ Was named second team all-state in final season. ^ Tabbed team MVP. Club: ^Played for the Vardar Soccer Club from 2000-04 and the Michigan Wolves in last three years (2005-08). ^ Over the last five straight seasons, three with Vardar and two with the Wolves, his team has won the Michigan State Cup. ^ He also has played for the Michigan ODP team since 2000 and his team has twice picked up the Midwest Regional title. Academic Achievements: ^ National Honor Roll. Personal: Full Name: Brendan Nicholas Symington Birthdate: June 6, 1989 Parents: Patrick and Cynthia Symington ^ Father was a semi-pro hockey player for the Louisville Blades Relatives in Athletics: Uncle Jim Symington played tennis at Michigan State (1970-71) Major: Undecided

High School ^ A three-year letterwinner under head coach Dave Reno ^ Earned all-state honorable mention honors in both soccer and football ^ Also earned four letters in football as a running back and defensive back Personal Full Name: Christopher Michael Tatti Birthdate: April 4, 1991 Parents: Irene Tatti Brothers/Sisters: Dave Tatti (29), Gina Costales (27) Intended Major Undecided

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#18

Year 2008

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G-GS 6-0

Shots 4

Goals Assts. Pts. GWG 0 0 0 0

johnTIMM Redshirted Freshman Defense • 5-10, 155 Clarkston, Mich. Clarkston

#15 2008: ^ Was redshirted and not play for the Golden Grizzlies. High School: ^ Three-year letterwinner under coach and former Oakland University player Adam Bican. ^ Scored 12 goals and tallied 10 assists en route to being named to the all-state first team. ^ Also garnered all-league and all-district honors as a senior while leading team to a runner-up finish at the Division I State Championship, falling to East Kentwood 2-0. ^ Elected team captain in final season. ^ Tabbed all-district as a junior after posting four goals and eight assists. Club: ^ Played his club soccer for the Bloomfield Force under coach Andy Wagstaff. Personal: Full Name: John Michael Timm Birthdate: June 27, 1990 Parents: Michael and Barbara Timm Sibling: Marie Timm ^ Sister is a junior at Army and plays on the rugby team Major: Undecided

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Meet the Players steveZENAS

leshornWOODSHENRY

Freshman Defense • 5-11, 163 Dexter, Mich. Dexter

Freshman Forward • 6-0, 165 Whitby, Ontario Cardinal Newman Catholic

#27

#26

High School ^ A four-year letterwinner ^ Also prepped in track and field, basketball and volleyball Club ^ Worked out with the Trinidad U-20 team Academic Achievements ^ Earned academic honors in 2006 Personal Full Name: Leshorn Akeel Woods-Henry Birthdate: March 1, 1991 Parents: Selwyn Henry and Dianne Garcia Brothers/Sisters: Nicky Corion (33), Diakhia Lezama (31), Alden Nunes (30) Intended Major Mathematics or Philosophy

High School ^ A three-year letterwinner under head coach Scott Forrester and served as captain senior year ^ Led his team to the state championship in 2006 and as back-toback state finalists his junior and senior years ^ Earned all-state honors as a senior and all-region accolades as a junior Club ^ Played for the Michigan Wolves Personal Full Name: Stephen Jeffery Zenas Birthdate: September 27, 1991 Parents: Jeffery and Julie Zenas Brothers/Sisters: Gregory Zenas (15) Intended Major Undecided

scottZECH Freshman Defense • 6-0, 156 Salem Township, Mich. Canton

#17 High School ^ A four-year letterwinner and served as team captain senior year ^ Earned all-state honors three times, as well as earning all-district and all-area accolades ^ Also earned three letters in track and field and prepped in basketball Club ^ Played for the Michigan Wolves, where was named MVP of the State Cup in 2004 Academic Achievements ^ An honor roll student Personal Full Name: Scott Steven Zech Birthdate: March 13, 1991 Parents: Steven and Deborah Zech Brothers/Sisters: Eric Zech (19), Keith Zech (16), Neil Zech (14) Intended Major Engineering or Business

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Head Coach Eric Pogue ericPOGUE Head Coach 1st Season (8th Overall)

Eric Pogue is entering his first season as head coach for the Golden Grizzlies after serving seven seasons as assistant coach. He becomes the fifth head coach in the 36-year program. “Eric has been with the men’s soccer program for the past seven seasons and has assisted with the development of one of the top programs in the Midwest,” said Director of Athletics Huth. “He has proven that he is a top recruiter and coach, and we look forward to his continued success here at Oakland University.” In addition to his coaching and recruiting duties, Pogue also serves as the head camp director for the summer program that serves more than 900 campers each year. “I am really excited for the new challenge of taking over as head coach at Oakland University and building upon the strong tradition of excellence and success that Gary (Parsons) has worked so hard to attain over his 28 years at Oakland,” said Pogue. “After being an assistant for seven years under Gary, he has given me every opportunity to be involved in all aspects of running a top NCAA Division I soccer program and prepared me for this day from day one.” Under Pogue’s tutelage, Steve Clark and Jeff Wiese earned Summit League Defensive Player of the Year honors on three occasions (2004-05, ‘08) and were both all-league and all-region during their time at OU. Clark set a new league record with a

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0.54 goals against average and 11 shutouts last year. Pogue also serves as a head coach for a pair of youth teams in the Vardar Soccer Club, working with the 1994 and 1996 age groups, as well as serving as the goalkeeping director of the club. He has served on the \US Region II Regional ODP staff since 2005 and is also a member of the Michigan State ODP staff. Pogue holds a USSF “B” coaching license and received his USSF National Goalkeeper license this past January. Prior to Oakland, Pogue served as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, Western Michigan University. He has also been working as a goalkeeper trainer since 1994 with area high schools, the Troy Premier Soccer Association, TKO Soccer Club of Portage/Kalamazoo, Bloomfield Hills Soccer Club and the MidMichigan Bucks. In addition, Pogue has served as either a camp director or coach at the Detroit Country Day Academy, Midwest Soccer Camps, Mid-Michigan Bucks Soccer School, Western Michigan, Oakland and Detroit Rockers Soccer Camp. A fifth-round pick in the 2001 MLS Super Draft by the New England Revolution, Pogue came to Oakland after playing stints with the Revolution and the Dallas Burn. Pogue has continued his playing career in the USL Premier Development League. His PDL experience began in 1996 with a two-season stint for the Detroit Dynamite before moving to the Bucks’ club in 19982000 and for the 2002 season. His continuous PDL play to date includes two seasons with the Toledo Slayers (2003-04) and the 2005 season with the Chicago Fire Premier, earning the All-PDL Goalkeeper award for five seasons. Pogue has played for the Kalamazoo Kingdom/TKO of the PDL for the past two summers. A Troy Athens High School standout, Pogue played four years at WMU after redshirting at Oakland in 1995. Pogue started all four seasons for the Broncos and was named team captain and earned MVP honors for his final three seasons. He graduated from WMU in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and also holds an MBA from Oakland.

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Coaching/Support Staff steveSEARGEANT

jasonPERRY Assistant Coach 1st Season

Assistant Coach 18th Season

Jason Perry enters his first season as assistant coach for the Oakland University men’s soccer team, where will work with the midfield and defensive players, as well as assisting with the day-to-day duties of the men’s soccer program, primarily in areas of recruiting, scouting, team travel, compliance and camps. Perry came Oakland from the Flower City Soccer League in Rochester, N.Y. where he worked from 2007-09. There he managed a league that had 48 different teams with 500-600 inner city kids. Perry participated in training sessions and organized youth soccer indoor and outdoor tournaments. He also assisted in the development of the Flower City Academy, a program where local college students and former professionals volunteer a tutoring service to participants of FCSL in all academic subjects. Prior to the Flower City Soccer League, Perry played professional soccer for the USL-1 Rochester Raging Rhinos in New York from 200507. There he was a two-time recipient of the Iacovangelo Community Service Award Player of the Year and three-time USL-1 Team of the Week selection. He also played for the Syracuse Salty Dogs of the USL-1 for one season and was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy with the third pick in the fifth round of the 2004 MLS Super Draft. No stranger to OU, Perry was a standout player for the Golden Grizzlies, being named third team All-America in 2003, garnered all-region honors and was a three-time all-league selection. He was tabbed Summit League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, becoming the first-ever player to earn that distinction. Perry also served as team captain in his final three seasons and was the first-ever player to be drafted by a professional soccer organization after being taken in 2004.

Steve Seargeant begins his 18th season as an assistant coach to Gary Parsons. He has served his first 12 years as the top assistant coach and moved to the second assistant coach position for the 2002 season. Seargeant, who was Parsons’ assistant in 1984, began his second stint at Oakland University in 1992. The Oakland soccer program has seen great success in Seargeant’s 17 seasons making seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Oakland has finished as high as second in the nation under the assistance of Seargeant. In addition to his duties with the Golden Grizzlies varsity soccer program, Seargeant serves as head coach as the Vardar Youth soccer program since 2001. Seargeant, a native of England, played soccer professionally for 16 years. He has been a camp coach and clinician since retiring from the professional ranks in 1982. A holder of a United States Soccer Federation “D” License, his other coaching stints include the Detroit Sport Club, Michigan Selects and the North Metro Rangers club program. As a youth, Seargeant had the honor of playing in historic Wembley National Stadium for England’s national under 16 team. In the summer of 1994, Seargeant served as a correspondent for USA Today, covering the World Cup games held in the Pontiac Silverdome.

Support Staff

stacy MOSELY associate athletic DIRECTOR/SWA

john PHILLIPS volunteer assistant COACH

samantha FRANZ athletics COMMUNICATIONS

eddie TURNER equipment MANAGER

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2008 Review Reaching New Heights... Oakland set a Division I school record with 14 wins this season and finished No. 30 in the final College Soccer News Poll for the first time in school history. The Golden Grizzlies won the Summit League regular season championship with a 5-1 mark and earned their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid. “This was one of the more enjoyable seasons for me,” said Gary Parsons who eclipsed 350 career wins, finishing at 363 after 28 seasons. “I can only think of one time all season long where we didn’t play to our potential. The guys really worked hard.” Hard work paid off. After falling to UMKC in the Summit League Tournament championship, 4-3 in penalty kicks, the Grizzlies were selected to host 2007 NCAA runner-up Ohio State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Once again the Golden Grizzlies fell victim in penalty kicks 4-3 to the Buckeyes. “We really outplayed them the whole game, we just didn’t take advantage of our chances,” said Parsons. “It’s always tough to end your season that way, but it’s hard to get upset when your team plays like that. We just didn’t get the end result we wanted. That’s soccer for you. Sometimes the best team doesn’t win.” Although the Golden Grizzlies did not advance to the second round of the NCAA postseason for the second straight year, but they were still able to break several league and school records. Their 0.54 goals against average finished fourth in the nation and set a new school and Summit League record. The Grizzlies also posted 12 shutouts to match a league record, finishing sixth in the country. Their .750 (14-4-2) winning percentage was ninth-best in the NCAA and .845 save percentage was 15th. Senior goalkeeper Steve Clark earned Summit League Defensive Player of the Year honors with his league-best 11 shut-

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outs. He finished eighth in the country with a 0.54 goals against average and garnered all-league and all-region honors for the second straight year. Joining Clark on the all-league and allregion teams were fellow seniors Ian Daniel, Martin Sandell and Piotr Nowak, along with junior Stefan St. Louis. “These seniors really did a great job with their leadership on this team,” said Parsons. “We had a very disappointing season in 2006 and they worked very hard to not let that happen again. Two NCAA Tournaments, two league championships and a league tournament championship later, I’d say they have done a nice job.” Freshman Tom Catalano was named as the Summit League Newcomer of the Year, and Parsons was selected as the Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season, earning that honor for the third time in his career (2005, `07, `08). “It’s always flattering when your peers select you for this award,” said Parsons. “But this is a team award. Without the players, this is not possible and they deserve all the credit.” Also earning honors for the Golden Grizzlies on the season were juniors Stew Givens, Machel James and Sebastian Harris. Givens and Harris were named to the All-Summit League first team, while James earned second team honors after missing five games due to a hamstring injury. Sophomore transfer Makesi Lewis finished third on the team with five goals and 12 points and was named to the Summit League All-Newcomer Team, joining Catalano. Harris finished second in the league in assists per game with 0.33 and 82nd in the country. St. Louis scored a team-best four game-winning goals and finished third in the league with eight goals. Nowak led the conference with 62 shots and Clark led the league in goals against average, shutouts and save percentage. The Golden Grizzlies finished the sea-

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son on a nine-game unbeaten streak. It is the longest such streak in the 10 years of Division I competition and the best for any team in the league. Oakland also finished with its highest ever Rating Percentage Index (RPI) at No. 36. “I guess the only thing you can say is that we are not very good at PKs,” said Parsons jokingly. “We play great defense and that is how we won games. We have made a name for ourselves over the last two years as one of the more difficult teams to score on.” Two of the Grizzlies’ four losses came to teams that finished inside the top 10 of the RPI and made it to the Sweet 16. No. 2 Akron defeated OU 2-1 on Oct. 8th in Akron, Ohio as the Zips finished No. 7 in the RPI. The eighth-ranked Wolverines upended the Golden Grizzlies 1-0 in Ann Arbor on Sept. 24th, despite Oakland controlling most of the game. U-M finished ninth in the final RPI rankings. The only loss Oakland suffered to a team outside of the top 65 of the RPI was to Summit League foe Oral Roberts, 1-0 in overtime. The Golden Grizzlies outshot the Golden Eagles 16-8, but ORU scored with one second left in the first overtime period on a corner kick that struck an OU defender and went in to the net. The Golden Grizzlies took down a nationally-ranked team in Tulsa this year, 1-0, at the Prego’s Express Italian Men’s Soccer Invitational in Dallas, Texas. The Golden Hurricanes went to the NCAA Tournament and finished No. 21 in the final RPI rankings. OU finished the year with a record of 2-2-2 against teams that made the NCAA Tournament field (Ohio State, UMKC, Tulsa, Michigan, and Akron). The Golden Grizzlies defeated UMKC 2-1 in the regular season finale to clinch the regular season Summit League title, their seventh in 10 seasons.


2008 Results/Stats

RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

Date Aug 29, 2008 Aug 31, 2008 Sep 05, 2008 Sep 07, 2008 Sep 12, 2008 Sep 13, 2008 Sep 19, 2008 Sep 24, 2008 Sep 27, 2008 Oct 04, 2008 Oct 08, 2008 Oct 11, 2008 Oct 17, 2008 Oct 25, 2008 Oct 28, 2008 Nov 01, 2008 Nov 08, 2008 Nov 14, 2008 Nov 16, 2008 Nov 24, 2008

OVERALL 14-4-2 5-1-0 9-3-2

Opponent W/L Score OREGON STATE W 1-0 GREEN BAY W 1-0 at Niagara$ W 3-0 vs Coastal Carolina$ W 4-1 vs #15 Tulsa% W 1-0 at #3 Southern Methodist% L 3-1 at Western Michigan W 3-0 at Michigan L 1-0 WESTERN ILLINOIS* W 1-0 at Oral Roberts* L 1-0 at #4 Akron L 1-2 CENTENARY* W 2-0 at IPFW* W 1-0 at IUPUI* W 3-0 at Detroit W 3-0 SIU-EDWARDSVILLE W 2-0 UMKC* W 2-1 vs IUPUI! W 4-0 vs UMKC! T (2OT) 1-1 vs Ohio State# T (2OT) 0-0

Attend 285 236 477 80 495 183 374 352 1105 612 405 173 97 309 101 1405 117 312 383 684

* = Summit League game; $ =Niagara University Tournament; % = Prego’s Express Italian Soccer Invitational; ! = Summit League Tournament, Rochester, Mich.; # = NCAA Tournament. TEAM STATISTICS OU SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts 34-309 Goals scored per game 1.70 Shot pct. .110 Shots on goal-Attempts 128-309 SOG pct. .414 Shots/Game 15.4 CORNER KICKS 83 PENALTY KICKS 1-2 PENALTIES Yellow cards 24 Red cards 2 ATTENDANCE Total 5240 Dates/Avg Per Date 9/582 Neutral Site #/Avg 2/288

OPP 11-181 0.55 .061 71-181 .392 9.1 86 0-1 28 2 2910 9/323

HOME 7-0-2 3-0-0 4-0-2

AWAY 5-4-0 2-1-0 3-3-0

NEUTRAL 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0

No. PLAYER GP G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-AT 10 Stefan St. Louis 20 8 2 18 52 .154 28 .538 4 0-0 4 Sebastian Harris 19 5 6 16 47 .106 23 .489 1 0-1 9 Makesi Lewis 20 5 2 12 27 .185 10 .370 2 0-0 17 Piotr Nowak 20 4 1 9 67 .060 28 .418 1 0-0 8 Martin Sandell 20 2 5 9 29 .069 10 .345 1 0-0 20 Tom Catalano 20 4 0 8 21 .190 8 .381 2 1-1 16 Wade Allan 20 2 2 6 20 .100 6 .300 2 0-0 3 Ian Daniel 20 2 1 5 11 .182 6 .545 0 0-0 11 Gabe Hernandez 20 2 0 4 6 .333 4 .667 1 0-0 15 Stew Givens 20 0 2 2 14 .000 1 .071 0 0-0 6 Michael Robinson 14 0 1 1 1 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 18 Brendan Symington 6 0 0 0 4 .000 3 .750 0 0-0 21 Winston Henderson 20 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 0-0 7 Machel James 15 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 5 Jeff Cheslik 18 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 13 Vuk Popovic 9 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 24 Ron Dewberry 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 23 Steve Clark 19 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 22 Sean Hastings 17 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 14 Charles Carr 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 2 Josh Bennett 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 Total............... 20 34 22 90 309 .110 128 .414 14 1-2 Opponents......... 20 11 9 31 181 .061 71 .392 4 0-1 No. GOALTENDERS GP Mins. GA 23 Steve Clark 19 1681:53 10 1 Mitch Hildebrandt 2 168:07 1 Total............... 20 1850:00 11 Opponents........20 1850:00 34

Avg Save Pct W L T Sho 0.54 55 .846 13 4 0 11 0.54 5 .833 0 0 2 1 0.54 60 .845 13 4 2 12 1.65 94 .734 4 12 2 3

GOALS BY PERIOD Oakland Opponents

1st 17 4

2nd 17 6

OT 0 1

OT2 0 0

OT3 T 0 34 0 11

SHOTS BY PERIOD Oakland Opponents

1st 150 78

2nd 149 96

OT 4 4

OT2 6 3

OT3 T 0 309 0 181

SAVES BY PERIOD Oakland Opponents

1st 29 41

2nd 30 51

OT 0 1

OT2 1 1

OT3 T 0 60 0 94

CORNER KICKS BY PRD Oakland Opponents

1st 48 30

2nd 32 54

OT 1 2

OT2 2 0

OT3 T 0 83 0 86

FOULS BY PERIOD Oakland Opponents

1st 161 104

2nd 150 127

OT 2 5

OT2 0 3

OT3 T 0 313 0 239

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Honor Roll All-America 2003 Jason Perry (3rd team) 1996 Paul Doroh 1994 John Gentile Mali Walton 1993 Mali Walton 1992 Mali Walton Derek Williford 1991 Dan Weinerth 1990 Emmanuel Charles 1988 John Stewart 1987 John Stewart 1986 Gray Haizel 1985 Meally Freeman Gray Haizel 1983 Munadel Numan 1982 Lou Vulovich Academic All-American 2004 Ryan Rzepka (1st team) 2003 Ryan Rzepka (2nd team) Scholar All-American 2008 Piotr Nowak (1st team) 2004 Ryan Rzepka (3rd team) 2003 Jeff Wiese (1st team) Academic All-District IV 2008 Stew Givens (1st team) 2007 Stew Givens (1st team) 2004 Ryan Rzepka (1st team) 2003 Ryan Rzepka (1st team) Scholar-Athlete All-Region 2001 Rob Maxwell (2nd team) Chris King (HM) NSCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year 1988 Gary Parsons 1987 Gary Parsons 1984 Gary Parsons 1983 Gary Parsons 1982 Gary Parsons College Soccer News All-Freshman 2005 Wes Allen (3) All-Region 2008 Steve Clark (1st team) Ian Daniel (1st team) Piotr Nowak (1st team) Martin Sandell (3rd team) Stefan St. Louis (3rd team) 2005 Jeff Wiese (2nd team) Chris Edwards (3rd team) 2004 Chris Edwards (2nd team) Bret McNabb (3rd team) Jeff Wiese (3rd team) 2003 Jason Perry (1st team) Jeff Wiese (2nd team) 2002 Jason Perry (3rd team) 2001 Inge Pedersen 2000 Paul Snape (1st team) Viggo Anthonsen (2nd team) Gunnar Halvorsen (2nd team) 1999 Paul Snape (2nd team) Mike Dodd (2nd team) Viggo Anthonsen (2nd team) 1998 Paul Snape (2nd team) Paul Doroh, Paul Snape, Amir Tal 1996 1995 Will Bothe, Rob Wisser Will Bothe, John Gentile, Amir Tal, 1994 Eli Tiomkin, Andrew Wagstaff, Mali Walton 1993 Will Bothe, Mike Sheehy, Eli Tiomkin, Mali Walton 1992 Mike Sheehy, Eli Tiomkin, Mali Walton, Derek Williford 1991 John Gentile, Mike Thornton, Mali Walton, Dan Weinerth 1990 Emmanuel Charles, Lee

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1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1980 1978 1974

Davison, Jeff Forshey, Paul Phillips, Mike Sheehy, Dan Weinerth Simon Mayo, Earl Parris, Alan Stewart, Ralph Torre Raul Delgado, Simon Mayo, Earl Parris, John Stewart, Ralph Torre Simon Mayo, Earl Parris, Paul Phillips, John Stewart Marty Hagen, Gray Haizel, John Stewart Raul Delgado, Meally Freeman, Gray Haizel, Dave Marttila Meally Freeman, Gray Haizel, Paul Larkin, Mike Vigh Morris Lupenec, Munadel Numan, Nick O’Shea Lou Vulovich Mark Hamilton, Morris Lupenec Mark Christensen Andris Richters

Senior Bowl 2000 Paul Snape 1999 Mike Dodd 1995 Will Bothe 1990 Earl Parris John Stewart, Coach Gary Parsons 1988 1986 Gray Haizel 1985 Meally Freeman 1983 Morris Lupenec 1982 Lou Vulovich 1980 Mark Hamilton Summit League Player of the Year 2002 Philip Braathen Summit League Defensive Player of the Year 2008 Steve Clark 2007 Ian Daniel 2005 Jeff Wiese 2004 Jeff Wiese 2003 Jason Perry Summit League Newcomer of the Year 2008 Tom Catalano 2007 Martin Sandell 2002 Jeff Wiese GLIAC Freshman of the Year 1996 Paul Snape Summit League Coach of the Year 2008 Gary Parsons 2007 Gary Parsons 2005 Gary Parsons All-Summit League 2008 Steve Clark (1st team) Ian Daniel (1st team) Stew Givens (1st team) Sebastian Harris (1st team) Stefan St. Louis (1st team) Machel James (2nd team) Piotr Nowak (2nd team) 2007 Steve Clark (1st team) Ian Daniel (1st team) Stew Givens (2nd team) Sebastian Harris (2nd team) Piotr Nowak (1st team) Martin Sandell (1st team) 2006 Adam Brent (2nd team) Stefan St. Louis (2nd team) 2005 Adam Brent (1st team) Chris Edwards (1st team) Jeff Wiese (1st team) Wes Allen (2nd team) Brady Vance (2nd team)

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Chris Edwards (1st team) Bret McNabb (1st team) Ryan Rzepka (1st team) Jeff Wiese (1st team) Philip Braathen (1st team) Jason Perry (1st team) Doug Rice (1st team) Ryan Rzepka (1st team) Anders Vollen (1st team) Jeff Wiese (1st team) Chris Edwards (2nd team) Philip Braathen (1st team) Jason Perry (1st team) Anders Vollen (1st team) Jeff Wiese (1st team) Chris Edwards (2nd team) Ryan Rzepka (2nd team) Inge Pedersen (1st team) Philip Braathen (2nd team) Mike Skolnik (2nd team) Anders Vollen (2nd team) Viggo Anthonsen (1st team) Gunnar Halvorsen (1st team) Inge Pedersen (1st team) Paul Snape (1st team) Adam Heinemann (2nd team) Jason Perry (2nd team) Mike Skolnik (2nd team) Anders Vollen (2nd team) Mike Skolnik (1st team) Viggo Anthonsen (1st team) Paul Snape (1st team) Inge Pedersen (1st team) Mike Dodd (1st team) Tommy Sand (1st team)

Summit League All-Newcomer Team 2008 Tom Catalano Makesi Lewis 2007 Martin Sandell 2006 Stefan St.Louis All-GLIAC 1996 Paul Snape (1st team) Mike Dodd (2nd team) Paul Doroh (2nd team) Tony Jones (2nd team) Amir Tal (2nd team) Marcus Paija (1st team) 1995 Chad Schomaker (1st team) Will Bothe (2nd team) Nick Deren (1st team) Paul Doroh (2nd team) Rob Wisser (2nd team) Summit League All-Tournament Team 2008 Ian Daniel, Gabe Hernandez, Piotr Nowak 2007 Michael Reyes (MVP), Adam Brent, Ian Daniel, Piotr Nowak Wes Allen, Jim Denk, Ben Gearhart 2005 2004 Bret McNabb, Jeff Wiese 2003 Ryan Rzepka, Anders Vollen, Jeff Wiese 2002 Shahar Ktovim (MVP), Ryan Rzepka, Anders Vollen, Chris Edwards 2001 Ryan Rzepka, Brian Williams 2000 Viggo Anthonsen, Gunnar Halvorsen, Paul Snape 1999 Viggo Anthonsen, Mike Dodd


The Summit League 2008 Final Standings W Oakland 5 Western Illinois 3 UMKC 3 IUPUI 3 Oral Roberts 2 Centenary 2 IPFW 1 Now in its 28th year as an NCAA Division I athletics conference, The Summit League is in its second year under that name. In May 2007, the Presidents Council embraced the Summit Plan, a strategic plan that places a renewed emphasis on improving the academic and athletic performances of all its studentathletes. Included in the plan was the creation of a new image of the league and the unveiling of a new name. The Summit League is the third name the conference has held as an NCAA sanctioned league. The Summit League’s 10 member schools are Centenary College of Louisiana, IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas City), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Oral Roberts University, South Dakota State University, Southern Utah University and Western Illinois University. The member schools pride themselves on providing quality athletic, academic and social experiences for their student-athletes. The Summit League sponsors 19 championship sports, which include: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball.

Regular Season Champions

Year 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Champion Eastern Illinois Cleveland State Eastern Illinois Cleveland State Eastern Illinois Cleveland St., E. Illinois Eastern Illinois Northern Illinois, Akron Akron UW-Green Bay UW-Milwaukee Buffalo, Eastern Illinois Cen. Conn. St., W. Illinois

Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Champion Howard, UMKC Cen. Conn. St. Valparaiso Valparaiso IUPUI, Oral Roberts, UMKC W. Illinois, Oakland Oral Roberts, Oakland, UMKC Oakland Oakland, UMKC Oral Roberts Oakland Western Illinois Oakland Oakland

Tournament Champions (since 1994) Year Champion 1994 Central Connecticut St. 1995 Central Connecticut St. 1996 Valparaiso 1997 Howard 1998 Howard 1999 Oral Roberts 2000 IUPUI

Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Champion UMKC Oakland UMKC Western Illinois Western Illinois Western Illinois Oakland UMKC

Conference Overall L T Pts. Pct. W L T 1 0 15 .833 14 4 2 2 1 10 .583 12 5 3 3 0 9 .500 10 7 3 3 0 9 .500 8 9 2 2 1 7 .417 5 8 2 4 0 6 .333 5 8 1 3 2 5 .333 3 11 3

2008 League Leaders Individual Goals Brian Harris, UMKC.................. 12 Bryan Perez, UMKC.................. 10 Stefan St. Louis, OU............ 8 Assists Jordan Tatum, ORU..................... 8 Sebastian Harris, OU........... 6 Levi Coleman, UMKC................. 6 Bryan Perez, UMKC.................... 6 Points Brian Harris, UMKC.................. 28 Bryan Perez, UMKC.................. 26 Stefan St. Louis, OU.......... 18 Goals Against Average Steve Clark, OU...................... 0.54 Stephen Paterson, WIU.......... 0.76 Ken Cooper, UMKC................ 1.19 Shutouts Steve Clark, OU..................11 Stephen Paterson, WIU............... 6 Ken Cooper, UMKC..................... 5 Saves Michael Knitter, IPFW............... 89 Ken Cooper, UMKC................... 88 Rennie Walker, CC..................... 68 Team Goals UMKC........................................ 38 Oakland............................ 34 Oral Roberts.............................. 28 Assists UMKC........................................ 34 Oral Roberts.............................. 24 Oakland............................ 22 Goals Against Average Oakland......................... 0.53 Western Illinois...................... 0.66 UMKC..................................... 1.39 Shutouts Oakland............................ 12 Western Illinois........................... 8 *3 teams tied with 5 Saves UMKC.......................................102 IUPUI........................................ 94 IPFW.......................................... 94

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.675 .575 .474 .400 .393 .265

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Newcomer of the Year Tom Catalano, OU Coach of the Year Gary Parsons, OU All-League First Team Jona Andrade, WIU Martin Browne, WIU Steve Clark, OU Ian Daniel, OU Stew Givens, OU Brian Harris, UMKC Sebastian Harris, OU Raphael Martinez, IPFW Bryan Perez, UMKC Carlos Pinto, ORU Stefan St. Louis, OU Second Team John Bayron Sosa, UMKC Juan Chang, ORU Levi Coleman, UMKC Ben Heidari, IUPUI John David Hernandez, UMKC Machel James, OU Nikola Katic, WIU John McHugh, CC Piotr Nowak, OU Stephen Paterson, WIU Jordan Tatum, ORU All-Newcomer Team Perez Agaba, IUPUI Tom Catalano, OU Taylor Cluff, ORU Levi Coleman, UMKC Makesi Lewis, OU John McHugh, CC Raphael Martinez, IPFW Irving Peralta, ORU Kevin Ross, WIU Yogi Snider, IUPUI Max Touloute, IPFW

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Record Book Goals

Season 1. Kory Hison (1978)....................................135 2. Mark Hamilton (1980)............................. 112 3. Jeff Wiese (2003)..................................... 106 4. Steve Clark (2007).......................... 92 5. Mark Hamilton (1981)...............................88

Game 6 Morris Lupenec vs. Toledo.............. 10/31/81 Season 1. Ken Whiteside (1973)................................ 20 Morris Lupenec (1981).............................. 20 Eli Tiomkin (1992).....................................20 4. Ken Whiteside (1975).................................18 Morris Lupenec (1980)..............................18 Eli Tiomkin (1993).....................................18 7. Mali Walton (1992).....................................17 8. Ken Whiteside (1976).................................16 Morris Lupenec (1983)..............................16 Meally Freeman (1984)............................. 16 Career 1. Ken Whiteside (1973-76)............................60 2. Eli Tiomkin (1991-94)................................59 3. Morris Lupenec (1980-83)..........................58 4. Mark Christian (1982-85)...........................40 5. Paul Snape (1996-00)..................................38 6. Chris Edwards (2002-05)............................36 7. Barry Whiteside (1974-76).........................35 Paul Phillips (1987-90)...............................35 9. Tony Hermiz (1977-80)..............................34 10. Marty Hagen (1983-86)..............................33

Assists

Game 5 Derek Williford vs. Spring Arbor....... 9/1/90 Season 1. Gray Haizel (1985).....................................19 2. Gray Haizel (1986).....................................16 3. Morris Lupenec (1983)..............................15 4. Mali Walton (1992).....................................14 Mali Walton (1994).....................................14 Paul Snape (1996)......................................14 7. Morris Lupenec (1982)..............................13 Simo Mayo (1987)......................................13 Alan Stewart (1988)...................................13 John Stewart (1988)...................................13

Career 1. Jeff Wiese (2002-05).................................340 2. Mike Sheehy (1990-93)............................259 3. Amir Tal (1994-97)...................................255 4. Mike Skolnik (1998-01)............................253 5. Paul Larkin (1982-85)............................... 215

Mali Walton broke the all-time school record with 46 assists. He lettered from 1991-94 for the then Pioneers. Career 1. Mali Walton (1991-94)................................46 2. Gray Haizel (1984-86)................................42 Eli Tiomkin (1991-94)................................42 4. Simon Mayo (1986-89)...............................40 5. Morris Lupenec (1980-83)..........................38 6. Chad Schomaker (1992-95)........................37 7. Ken Whiteside (1973-76)............................34 Alan Stewart (1986-89)...............................34 9. Paul Snape (1996-00)..................................33 10. Earl Parris (1987-89)..................................32

Points

Game 13 Morris Lupenec vs. Toledo.............. 10/31/81 Season 1. Eli Tiomkin (1992).....................................51 2. Mali Walton (1992).....................................48 3. Ken Whiteside (1973).................................47 Morris Lupenec (1983)..............................47 5. Eli Tiomkin (1993).....................................45 6. Ken Whiteside (1976).................................43 Morris Lupenec (1980)..............................43 Morris Lupenec (1981)...............................43 9. Meally Freeman (1984)..............................42 Eli Tiomkin (1994).....................................42 Career 1. Eli Tiomkin (1991-94)..............................160 2. Ken Whiteside (1973-76)..........................154 Morris Lupenec (1980-83)........................154 4. Paul Snape (1996-00)................................ 109 5. Mali Walton (1991-94).............................. 108 6. Paul Phillips (1987-90)............................. 102 7. Barry Whiteside (1974-76).........................96 8. Tony Hermiz (1977-80)..............................94 Mark Christian (1982-85)...........................94 10. Marty Hagen (1983-86)..............................93

Eli Tiomkin holds the all-time school record with 160 points. He tallied 51 duriung the 1992 season and still holds that record as well.

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Saves

Game 18 Kory Hison vs. Michigan St............. 10/11/78

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Steve Clark led Oakland to 14 wins in 2008 and recorded a league-best 11 shutouts en route to helping the Golden Grizzlies reach their second straight NCAA College Cup. Clark finished eighth in the nation in goals against average with 0.54.

Shutouts

Season 1. Paul Larkin (1982).....................................13 2. Amir Tal (1996)..........................................12 3. Steve Clark (2008)...................................... 11 Ralph Torre (1988)..................................... 11 Mike Skolnik (1999)................................... 11 6. Mark Hamilton (1980)...............................10 Career 1. Mike Sheehy (1990-93)..............................35 2. Mike Skolnik (1998-01)..............................33 3. Amir Tal (1994-97).................................. 31.5 4. Paul Larkin (1982-85).................................30 5. Jeff Wiese (2002-05)................................22.5

Goals Against Average

Season (Min. 1,000 Minutes) 1. Steve Clark (2008)...................................0.54 2. Paul Larkin (1984)..................................0.60 3. Dave Martilla (1985)...............................0.64 4. Amir Tal (1996)....................................... 0.71 Jeff Weiss (2004)..................................... 0.71 Career (Min. 2,000 Minutes) 1. Amir Tal (1994-97)..................................0.82 2. Paul Larkin (1982-85)..............................0.85 Ralph Torre (1988-89)..............................0.85 4. Mike Sheehy (1990-93)...........................0.92


Record Book TEAM RECORDS Game Most Goals Most Opponent Goals Most Assists Most Points Season Most Goals Most Opponent Goals Fewest Goals Fewest Opponent Goals Most Assists Most Points Most Goals Scored (Avg.) Best Goals Against Average Most Wins Most Losses Most Consecutive Wins Longest Unbeaten Streak Most Consecutive Winless Games Most Shutouts Fewest Shutouts Most Times Shutout Fewest Times Shutout Fewest Wins Fewest Losses Most Ties Fewest Ties

13 vs. Saginaw Valley State, 10/11/95 10 vs. Western Illinois, 1978 15 vs. Siena Heights, 10/25/95 36 vs. Toledo, 1978 80 (22 games), 1992 31 (15 games), 1978 31 (18 games), 2006 17 (17 games), 2001 17 (18 games), 2006 6 (9 games), 1997 6 (11 games), 1974 99 (22 games), 1990 259 (22 games), 1992 3.93 (59 goals in 15 games), 1976 0.54 (20 games), 2008 0.54 (11 games), 1974 18, 1994, 1992 & 1983 12, 2006 11, 1983 14, 1994 5, 2006 14, 1996 1, 2006 9, 2006 1; 1992, 1990, 1987, 1977 & 1973 5, 2006 1, 1997 5, 2003 0; 1998, 1983 & 1977

Jason Perry became the first Oakland player to be drafted in to the Major League Soccer (MLS) league in 2003. He is the only Golden Grizzly to garner All-America honors at the Div. I level.

Miscellaneous Most Consecutive Shutouts 7, Oct. 30-Dec. 6, 1996/Sept. 11-Sept. 29, 1982 Most Consecutive Shutout Minutes 738, 1996 Most Consecutive Games without being Shutout 22, 10/14/89-10/20/90 Largest Margin of Victory 12 vs. Saginaw Valley State (13-1), 10/11/95 Largest Margin of Defeat 6, vs. Cleveland State (0-6), 1980

The 2007 squad became just the second Summit League men’s soccer program to win an NCAA Tournament game. The Golden Grizzlies tied a Div. I program record with 12 victories, and finished undefeated in league play, 5-0-1, for the first time in school history. The 1998 squad went 5-0 in Summit League play, but was not officially part of the conference with ‘98 and ‘99 being transition years for the Golden Grizzlies.

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Ryan Rzepka became the first Oakland player to be named to the Academic All-American team in 2003. After earning second team honors, he finished his career as a first team honoree in ‘04.

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Year-By-Year Results (Division I) 1998 Overall: 12-4 Head Coach: Gary Parsons S 1 5 7 19 20 25 27 O 4 7 10 14 18 21 25 N 1 7

at Akron at Marquette Dayton Northeastern Eastern Michigan at Butler Valparaiso at Howard Michigan State UMKC Western Michigan at IUPUI at Detroit Western Illinois at Oral Roberts Mercyhurst

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1-2 1-0 1-0 0-2 4-0 1-5 1-0 1-0 3-1 6-1 5-0 3-0 1-2 2-1 3-0 3-0

1999 Overall: 11-6-2 Summit: 2-3 (T-4th) Head Coach: Gary Parsons S 1 Detroit W 5-0 5 at Dayton T 2OT 0-0 10 at Fresno St.! W OT 2-1 12 vs. Stanford! L 0-4 18 Xavier W 2-0 19 Central Florida W 4-0 23 Eastern Michigan W 4-0 26 Akron W 3-0 O 1 Butler W 1-0 4 at Western Illinois* W 4-0 6 at Michigan St. L 0-3 9 Oral Roberts* W 3-1 13 at Western Michigan T 2OT 0-0 16 at Valparaiso* L OT 1-2 20 Marquette W 3-0 1-2 23 at UMKC* L OT 27 at Bowling Green W 1-0 30 IUPUI* L 0-1 N 6 vs. IUPUI# L 0-2 * Summit League game ! Nike Goal Rush Tourn.; Fresno, Calif. # Summit Tourn.; Indianapolis, Ind.

2000 Overall: 12-6-1 Summit: 4-1 (T-1st) Head Coach: Gary Parsons S 3 at Akron T 2OT 0-0 8 vs. Gonzaga! W 2-1 10 at San Diego! W 2-1 16 Dayton L 1-2 1-2 19 at Marquette L OT 23 vs. Vanderbilt$ W 3-0 24 vs. Ohio St.$ L 1-4 27 at Butler W 4-1 O 1 at IUPUI* W 1-0 4 Michigan St. W 1-0 7 Western Illinois* L 0-2 11 at Cincinnati W 1-0 14 at Oral Roberts* W 1-0 17 Bowling Green L 1-2 22 Valparaiso* W 3-0 28 UMKC* W 3-1 29 Western Michigan W 3-0 N 4 vs. UMKC# W 2OT 4-3 5 vs. IUPUI# L 3OT 1-2 * Summit League game ! San Diego Tourn.; San Diego, Calif. $ BGSU Tourn.; Bowling Green, Ohio # Summit Tourn.; Macomb, Ill.

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2001 Overall: 8-6-3 Summit: 3-2 (T-1st) Head Coach: Gary Parsons S 1 Marquette W 7 at Dayton L 2OT 18 at Detroit T 2OT 21 vs. Portland! L 23 vs. New Mexico! W 28 IPFW W O 3 Michigan T 2OT 6 at Valparaiso* W 10 at Michigan St. L 13 IUPUI* W 17 at Ohio St. L 20 Oral Roberts* L 26 at Western Illinois* L 28 Akron W N 3 at UMKC* W 6 at Western Michigan W 2OT 16 vs. UMKC# T 4OT (UMKC adv. on PKs, 4-3) * Summit League game ! Evansville Tourn.; Evansville, Ind. # Summit Tourn.; Tulsa, Okla.

1-0 2-1 0-0 0-3 1-0 1-0 2-2 1-0 1-4 3-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 2-1 2-1 2-1 0-0

2002 NCAA Tournament Overall: 10-8-3 Summit: 3-1-1 (1st) Head Coach: Gary Parsons A 31 at Creighton! L S 1 vs. SW Missouri St.! L 7 Dayton T 2OT 11 at Marquette W 14 Bowling Green W 22 at Akron T 2OT 26 Detroit W 29 Wright St. L 2OT O 5 Western Illinois* W 9 Michigan St. W 12 at IUPUI* L 16 Ohio St. L 19 at Oral Roberts* W 23 at Cincinnati L 26 Valparaiso* T 2OT N 1 UMKC* W 5 at Western Michigan W 9 at Michigan L 15 UMKC# W 17 Western Illinois# W 23 at Wis.-Milwaukee% L * Summit League game ! Diadora Challenge; Omaha, Neb. # Summit Tourn.; Rochester, Mich. % NCAA Regional; Milwaukee, Wis.

0-1 2-3 2-2 1-0 3-0 1-1 2-1 0-1 4-1 3-1 1-2 0-3 3-2 0-3 0-0 4-0 3-0 1-2 2-1 3-0 1-2

2003 NCAA Tournament Overall: 12-5-5 Summit: 5-1 (T-1st) Head Coach: Gary Parsons A 30 S 1 7 13 17 21 26 30 O 4 8 11 15 18 21 25 29

at #22 Portland! vs. Washington! Marquette Detroit Western Michigan #10 Akron at #29 Dayton Michigan IUPUI* at Michigan St. at Western Illinois* at Ohio St. at Centenary* at Bowling Green Valparaiso* at #19 Cincinnati

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N 1 at UMKC* W 2-1 4 at Wright St. W 1-0 8 Oral Roberts* W 5-1 14 Oral Roberts# W 1-0 16 UMKC# L 0-1 22 at #24 Tulsa% L 2OT 2-3 * Summit League game ! Portland Nike Tourn.; Portland, Ore. # Summit Tourn.; Rochester, Mich. % NCAA Regional; Tulsa, Okla.

2004 Overall: 11-5-3 Summit: 4-1-1 (2nd) Head Coach: Gary Parsons S 3 vs. #2 UCLA! L 2OT 1-2 5 at Cal St. Fullerton! W 2-1 10 at Marquette W 2-0 12 at #22 Akron T 2OT 0-0 18 Cincinnati W 1-0 21 at Western Michigan W 3-1 25 Centenary* W 4-0 29 Bowling Green W 2-0 O 2 Western Illinois* W 3-0 9 at Oral Roberts* L 1-0 13 Michigan State W 3-0 17 at IUPUI* T 2OT 0-0 20 Ohio St. L 1-2 23 UMKC* W 1-0 26 Wright St. W 4-1 31 at Detroit L 1-4 N 3 at Michigan T 2OT 0-0 7 at Valparaiso* W 4-0 12 vs. Western Illinois# L 0-1 * Summit League game ! SoccerTown Classic; Fullerton, Calif. # Summit Tourn.; Macomb, Ill.

2005 Overall: 10-9 Summit: 5-1 (1st) Head Coach: Gary Parsons S 3 at #22 Cal St. Northridge! L 0-4 5 vs. San Diego! L 1-3 9 at Wis.-Milwaukee@ L 0-1 11 vs. Wisconsin@ L 1-2 16 Michigan W 2-1 21 Detroit W 2-1 25 #7 Akron L 0-1 O 1 at Western Illinois* W 3-1 5 at Michigan St. W 1-0 8 Valparaiso* L 0-1 12 at #18 Cincinnati W 2-1 15 at Centenary* W 2-0 19 at Ohio St. L 2-3 22 Oral Roberts* W 2-1 29 at UMKC* W 1-0 N 1 Western Michigan L 0-1 5 IUPUI* W 3-0 11 vs. Valparaiso# W 4-2 13 vs. Western Illinois# L OT 3-4 * Summit League game ! Cal St. Northridge Tourn.; Northridge, Calif. @ Coca-Cola Panther Invit.; Milwaukee, Wis. # Summit Tourn.; Kansas City, Mo.

2006 Overall: 5-12-1 Summit: 2-4 (6th) Head Coach: Gary Parsons A 25 27 S 1 8 10 13

Coastal Carolina #17 St. John’s at Drake vs. Cal St. Northridge! vs #10 UCLA! at #10 Akron

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16 Centenary* W 20 at Michigan L 23 Western Illinois* L 27 at Western Michigan W 30 at Valparaiso* L O 4 Michigan State W 7 at IUPUI* W 11 #24 Cincinnati L OT 14 UMKC* L 18 Ohio State L OT 22 at Detroit T 2OT 26 at Oral Roberts* L * Summit League game ! Crescent Financial Solutions Inv.; Albuquerque, N.M.

4-1 0-3 0-4 2-1 0-1 2-1 2-1 0-1 1-2 2-3 2-2 0-2

2007 NCAA Tournament Overall: 12-7-3 Summit: 5-0-1 (1st) Head Coach: Gary Parsons A 31 HOFSTRA T 2OT 1-1 S 2 RUTGERS W OT 2-1 5 DETROIT T 2OT 0-0 14 at Oregon State! W 1-0 15 vs. UC Davis! L 2-4 19 W. MICHIGAN W 3-0 26 #10 MICHIGAN L 0-2 29 at Western Illinois* W 1-0 O 3 at Dayton L 1-2 6 ORAL ROBERTS* W 1-0 10 at Ohio State L 1-2 13 at Centenary* W 4-0 17 at #21 Michigan St. L 1-2 20 IPFW* W 1-0 24 at Wisconsin W 3-2 27 IUPUI* W 4-0 30 #16 AKRON L 1-2 N 10 at UMKC* T 2OT 1-1 16 vs. UMKC@ W 2-1 18 at IUPUI@ W 2-0 24 at Michigan St.$ W 2-1 28 at #10 Notre Dame$ L 1-2 * Summit League game ! Oregon State Tournament, Corvalis, Ore.; @ Summit League Tournament, Indianapolis, Ind.; $ NCAA Tournament

2008 NCAA Tournament Overall: 14-4-2 Summit: 5-1-0 (1st) Head Coach: Gary Parsons A 29 31 S 5 7 12 13 19 24 27 O 4 8 11 17 25 28 N 1 8 14 16 22

OREGON ST. W GREEN BAY W at Niagara! W vs. Coastal Carolina! W vs. #15 Tulsa^ W at #3 SMU^ L at Western Mich. W at Michigan L WESTERN ILLINOIS* W at Oral Roberts* L OT at #4 Akron L CENTENARY* W at IPFW* W at IUPUI* W at Detroit W SIU-EDWARDSVILLE W UMKC* W at IUPUI@ W UMKC@ T 2OT OHIO STATE$ T 2OT

1-0 1-0 3-1 4-1 1-0 3-1 3-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 2-1 2-0 1-0 3-0 3-0 2-0 2-1 4-0 1-1 0-0

* Summit League game ! Niagara University Tournament; ^ Prego’s Invitational; @ Summit League Tournament, Rochesterm Mich.; $ NCAA Tournament


Administration Dr. Gary D. Russi President, Oakland University Southwestern Oklahoma, ‘69 Gary Russi has served as Oakland University’s president since 1996, and he held the position of interim president from 1995 to 1996. Under his leadership Oakland completed its first strategic plan, 1995 - 2005. The 10-year plan paved the way for Oakland’s unprecedented growth - in stature and size - and is helping the university realize its 2020 vision. In April 2005 Russi announced the university’s first-ever comprehensive campaign, “Innovation and Opportunity - The Campaign for Oakland University,” with a goal of raising $110 million by 2010. The campaign is designed to propel the university to the next level in providing a comprehensive liberal education, raising funds for professorships, scholarships, research endowments, academic programs and improved facilities. The university has raised more than $100 million toward its goal through September 2008. Oakland University is a top-rated academic institution that is widely recognized as a university on the rise. With a steadily growing student population which topped 18,000 in fall 2007, Russi has worked with the Oakland community to maintain the highest caliber of academic quality and to build an infrastructure that retains the best features of a small campus setting while offering a large array of programs and services. With Russi’s support, OU has forged numerous partnerships and alliances in Michigan – and throughout the world. Together with business and industry, local health care organizations, corporations, and educational institutions, these collaborations are creating opportunities for achievement and growth. Under Russi’s leadership, Oakland has introduced more than 56 new academic degree programs since 1995 and full-time faculty has grown to more than 500. These new programs and faculty members have drawn a greater number - and an even more talented group - of students to the university. Average high school GPAs and ACT scores of incoming freshmen continue to rise. Russi’s commitment to experiential learning with flexible class schedules, high quality facilities and classroom technologies, and a wide array of student services and research opportunities is helping Oakland grow into a distinctive university focused on delivering a unique and progressive undergraduate and graduate education. In addition, during Russi’s tenure, Oakland has invested - often with state support - more than $190 million to enrich environments for teaching, researching, learning, and living. Capital improvements include a $43-million Science and Engineering Building, a $37-million Recreation and Athletics Center, the $17.5-million R. Hugh and Nancy Elliott Hall of Business and Information Technology, the $32-million Carlotta and Dennis Pawley Hall, $21-million new student apartments and numerous building and facilities upgrades. This trend will continue with the Campaign for Oakland University’s goal of further capital enhancements to support the university’s growth. In 1998, Oakland University moved to NCAA Division I competition and adopted a new mascot identity, the Golden Grizzlies. Recognized as a conference leader in student-athlete graduation rates, Oakland has earned 16 regular season Summit League championships (formerly Mid-Continent Conference) and 37 league championships in its first nine years of Division I competition.

and support for faculty research endeavors. While there he was instrumental in focusing university staff resources and budgets to strengthen faculty research. Russi was also very involved there, as he is at Oakland, in supporting and promoting undergraduate student research projects. As vice president for research and strategic planning, Russi also led and managed the application of state-ofthe-art information technology in the university’s administrative, educational and research activities. Russi’s administrative career at Drake University began in 1973 as a project coordinator in development and fund raising where he authored, co-authored and/or managed 42 funded grant or contract projects ranging from $200 to $900,000. From there he progressed through a variety of administrative positions, including department chair for the Clinical Externship Program, director of university planning, vice provost for planning and budgeting, and executive assistant to the president. Russi participated in the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program in Academic Administration from 1982-1983 where he served as special assistant to the executive vice president and provost of the University of Nebraska. Teaching and Research Russi’s teaching and research experience began at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he was an undergraduate research assistant in chemistry from 1967-1969. His professional teaching and research career began in 1969 when he joined Kansas University as a teaching/research assistant in pharmacology and toxicology. During his tenure at Drake University he held the positions of assistant professor, associate professor and professor of pharmacology and toxicology. From 1973 to 1984, Russi published 18 abstracts and articles in professional journals. Between 1970 and 2006, he co-authored eight scientific articles, dissertations and abstracts. And from 1973 to 1991, he completed 13 invited scientific book reviews. Awards and Community Service Russi has achieved numerous honors and awards for his many achievements, including the Executive of the Year Award, Mayor’s Business Council, City of Rochester Hills (2008), Quality People, Quality County Award, Oakland County (2008), Lifetime Achievement Award from Sunrise Pinnacle Awards (2008), Honorary Alumni Award (2007) from Oakland University, Who’s Who in Education, Crain’s Detroit (2005), State of Michigan Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth (2004), George Wibby Athletic Award from Oakland University (2002), Mentor for the American Council on Education Academic Administrator Fellow (2000), Distinguished Alumni Award from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1998), Honorary Member of Golden Key National Honour Society at Oakland University (1993 to present), Merck Research Award at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1969) and Rho Chi Society Undergraduate Research Award at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1969). Russi currently serves as co-chair of the Oakland County Business Roundtable and vice chair of Oakland County Automation Alley. He is a member of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan and the Detroit Renaissance Board of Directors, and serves on the Board of the Oakland County Health Initiative. Educational Background Russi earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and his doctor of philosophy degree in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Kansas.

Administrative Experience Russi joined Oakland University in 1993 as vice president for academic affairs where he was responsible for all academic programs, academic support services, research and several university wide administrative services. In 1995 he assumed the role of interim president. He held both positions until he was named president in 1996. Russi is also a professor of Health Sciences. Prior to joining Oakland, Russi was vice president for research and strategic planning at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where he served as the university’s chief research administrator and promoted institutional direction

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Administration tracyHUTH Director of Athletics Third Year Oakland, ‘85 When one thinks of Oakland University athletics, one of the first names that comes to mind is that of secondyear Director of Athletics Tracy Huth. After all, Huth has been involved with Oakland University athletics as a student-athlete, coach, and administrator since the 1980-81 academic year. Huth was appointed Director of Athletics in October 2007 after serving as the interim director for one year, and immediately put in motion an ambitious plan to enhance the overall Oakland University athletics experience, both for student-athletes and fans alike. The result thus far has been a more fanfriendly atmosphere at all OU events, and increasing studentathlete success both athletically and academically. During his first year as OU’s Director of Athletics, Oakland placed more student-athletes on The Summit League Academic All-League teams than any other institution, and Golden Grizzly teams captured league titles in men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s swimming and diving; and saw the school’s first individual league champion in track and field. The OU basketball programs were the only teams in The Summit League to beat ranked opponents, and Oakland University also played host to The Summit League women’s soccer and men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships. In the coming year, OU will host the men’s soccer championship and will once again host the men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships. Prior to making the move into the athletics director’s office, Huth served over nine years as an Associate Athletics Director and Assistant Athletics Director, including a one-year stint OU’s Senior Associate Athletics Director where he was in charge of supervising the department’s operations. While an assistant director, Huth’s primary responsibilities were in the areas of program supervision, student-athlete services, and compliance. During his time as a departmental administrator, Huth has been involved in several league and national committees. In March 2006, Huth was appointed to a four-year term on the NCAA Swimming & Diving Committee. He has also served on the NCAA’s Academic/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet (200105) and served as the tournament manager for the first and second-round games in the 2006 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament hosted by Oakland at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Huth currently serves as a member of The Summit League Joint Council, the league’s Budget Committee and Competition

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Committee, and also chairs the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Sport Committee. The strides made by the athletics program during Huth’s tenure should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his track record as a coach. Huth spent 11 years as the head coach of OU’s women’s swimming and diving program, establishing the Oakland program as the premier program in the country at the Division II level. His teams finished in the top three nationally in nine consecutive seasons, winning five consecutive national championships and three consecutive second-place finishes from 1990-97. Huth was named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year three times for his team’s accomplishments. Only Kenyon College (17 consecutive Division III titles from 1984-2000) and Truman State University (six consecutive Division II titles from 2001-06) have posted more consecutive national championships in women’s swimming and diving, while only Texas (five consecutive Division I titles from 198488) and Stanford (five consecutive Division I titles from 199296) have matched the total of five straight, which stood as a Division II record until 2006. Huth began his coaching career at Oakland in 1985 as an assistant coach with the men’s swimming and diving program, a position he held for two years before taking the reins of the women’s program. Huth remained as the women’s head coach until 1998, when he stepped down to focus on his position as Assistant Athletics Director as OU made the move to Division I. But before Huth became well-known as the highly-successful coach of OU’s women’s swimming program, he earned recognition as one of the top swimmers in the nation. Arguably the most accomplished student-athlete in OU history, Huth earned a rare 24 All-America honors, claiming 13 individual national championships. Huth was a four-time national champion in both the 200- and 400-yard individual medley, and was named NCAA Division II Swimmer of the Year three times. He remains the only swimmer in NCAA history to have won both the 200 and 400 IM four times. In 2002 Huth had the unique honor of being selected to the Oakland University Lepley Hall of Honor for a second time. He and is the only member to be enshrined twice. Originally named to the Hall in 1990 for his swimming accomplishments as a student-athlete, his second honor was in recognition of his coaching accomplishments. Huth earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Oakland in 1985, and in 1996, Huth earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Wayne State University. He currently resides in Clarkston and has two children, Kara (a sophomore at OU and member of the dance team) and Chance.

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Administration simonDOVER

stacyMOSELY

Associate Athletics Director Internal Operations Oakland, ‘88

Simon Dover joined the Oakland athletics staff as the business manager in November of 1998. In the summer of 2000 he was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Finance and Administration and in January of 2006 was promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations. Dover is responsible for managing the multi-million dollar athletic budget, contract negotiations, financial aid for student-athletes and as is an active part of the departments planning initiatives. Dover oversees the facility/event management and athletic training operations. Dover’s also has supervisory responsibility for Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Cross Country and Track. A native of Rochester, Dover came to Oakland in 1998 from the Palace of Auburn Hills and Palace Sports and Entertainment where he worked from 1991-1998. Prior to The Palace, Dover worked in public accounting from 1988–91. Dover, a 1988 graduate of Oakland with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, received his masters of finance degree in 1998 from Walsh College. He is a member of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the College Athletic Business Managers Association. Dover resides in Rochester, Michigan with his wife Janice and their two children, Harrison and Haley.

Associate Athletics Director External Operations Senior Woman Administrator Cal Poly, ‘93

Stacy Mosely joined the Oakland athletics staff in May 2008. Along with direct oversight of several programs at OU, Mosely will also serve as the Senior Woman Administrator for the Golden Grizzlies. Prior to her efforts at Miami (FL) where she spent one year as the Associate Director of Alumni Programs, Mosely worked 12 years at Northern Illinois University in various positions. She was most recently an Assistant Athletic Director in charge of marketing and promotions and worked four years as the Assistant A.D. in charge of internal operations where she supervised baseball, men’s soccer, women’s gymnastics and golf. Mosely also served as the Tournament Director for the men’s golf championship (2003) and women’s gymnastics championship (2005) for the Mid-American Conference. Along with those accomplishments, Mosely assisted with the development of a $200,000 contract with Adidas to supply free athletic apparel for the Huskies and expanded women’s basketball media coverage through radio broadcasts and telecasts. Mosely graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human development in June 1993. She went on to earn her master’s degree in sports management in May 1996. Mosely is married to Marquis Mosely who is a former football coach at Miami (FL) and is currently a pilot.

joeIMPELLIZZERI

hollyKERSTNER

Assistant Athletics Director Development Olivet, ‘84

Joe Impellizzeri is in his third year as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Development at Oakland University. Impellizzeri is responsible for securing private gifts and managing donor relations. Before joining Oakland, Impellizzeri spent five years as a Director of Resource Development for the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Most recently, Impellizzeri was responsible for raising nearly $8 million to fully fund the start-up and first three years of operations of United Way 2-1-1. During his tenure at United Way Impellizzeri also increased the overall revenue from leadership and major gifts five percent, from $12.9 million to $13.5 million. Prior to his time at United Way, Impellizzeri spent four years at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, the last two as the Vice President for External Relations, leading a fundraising effort that resulted in a record $2.96 million in 2001. A native of Fraser, Michigan, Impellizzeri earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Olivet College in 1984. While at Olivet, Impellizzeri was a three-year member of the Comets’ baseball team. In 1995, Impellizzeri earned a master’s in sports management and sports administration from Ohio State University. Impellizzeri resides in Macomb Township, Michigan with his wife Heidi and their three daughters, Audrey, Katherine and Sarah.

Assistant Athletics Director Student-Athlete Services Concordia, ‘95

Holly Kerstner joined the Oakland University athletic department staff in 2006 as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Services, a position created to help student-athletes succeed in the classroom as well as in competition. Kerstner will oversee the Grizzly Center for Graduates and Champions, the new academic center for student-athletes which will provide tutorial support and other resources to assist them in the classroom. She will also serve as the administrator of the Grizzly tennis, volleyball and softball teams. Additionally, Kerstner will oversee the Lifeskills program which aids student-athletes in making the transition between university life and post-graduation responsibilities. Prior to joining the Grizzy staff Kerstner served a four-year stint at Radford University as the Director of Student-Athlete Support Services. She oversaw all academic services, including the tutorial center and advising. Kerstner was also the Student Athlete Advisory Committee advisor at Radford. Kerstner spent four years at the University of Detroit as the Director of Advising and Academic Services before moving along to Radford. Her duties included admitting, advising and counseling student-athletes, as well as conditionally admitting students and overseeing the learning center.

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All-Time Letterwinners NOTES: This list was created by the OU Athletics Communications office to the best of archived records. Please submit additions/and or corrections to Samantha Franz 248.370.3201 or safranz@oakland. edu Adams, Ryan Ahmadi, Shihab Allan, Wade Allen, Chan-Ho Allen, Joe Allen, Wes Aliberti, Vince Ankori, David Anthonsen, Viggo Armstrong, Jason Ashton, Brynn Baj, Roman Barron, Mike Bartels, Mike Bashaw, Cory Beck, Gary Becker, Rolf Beeler, Jeff Bennett, Josh Bentley, Stephen Bej, Roman Bialoblocki, Ken Binder, Scott Bjerke, Joel Bothe, Will Boutell, Kevin Braathen, Philip Bradley, Nathan Brennan, John Brent, Adam Brown, Derek Bukari, Bashar Bunker, Karl Burger, Michael Burns, Kevin Callender, Kevin Camacci, Scott Campbell, Chris Carlstrom, Mikael Carr, Charles Casteel, David Catalano, Tom Cerekas, Ray Cesa, Ben Charboneau, Jim Charles, Emmanuel Cheslik, Jeff Christensen, Mark Christian, Mark Clark, Bryce Clark, John Clark, Steve Connor, Matt Corteg, Chris Cottrell, Scott Cunningham, John

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Daiek, Dave Daniel, Ian Davey, Ben Davison, Lee Delgado, Juan Delgado, Raul DeLuca, Anthoy Del Pico, Dino Denk, Jim Deren, Nick Dewberry, Ron DiCosmo, Nino Dodd, Mike Donnie, Solomon Doroh, Paul Drai, Doran Draper, Ryan Drury, Brian Duerr, Randolph Duff, Tom Dusina, Brian Dykseul, Jonathan Dziepak, Peter Edwards, Chris Egger, Reinhard Enes, Terje Enyedy, Erik Eren, Sal Eskandari, Mehdi Evans, Johnathan Felker, Brandon Field, Larry Fitzgerald, Brian Fitzgerald, Dan Fitzgerald, Tim Flay, David Forshey, Jeff Fox, James Freeman, Matt Freeman, Meally Fry, David Gearhart, Ben Gehring, Ty Gemmell, Don Gentile, Jim Gentile, John Georger, Joe Gillespie, Eric Giroux, Kevin Givens, Stew Gorski, Jeff Goro, Masood Graham, Brian Graham, Tag Grant, Brian Haesler, Dave Hagen, Marty Haizel, Gray Hall, David Halland, Marcus Halvorsen, Gunnar

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Hamilton, Lindsay Hamilton, Mark Hammoul, Karim Hansen, Bjoernar Hanus, Kurt Harries, Bill Harris, Dave Harris, Sebastian Harrison, Jim Hastings, Sean Hauer, Chris Heikura, Henri Heinemann, Adam Heisler, Jim Henderson, Winston Henry, Zico Hermiz, Tony Hernandez, Gabe Hildebrandt, Mitch Hilker, Donn Hill, Andrew Hillman, Robert Hinrichsen, Dale Hison, Kory Hrecznyj, Bo Hrnykiw, Andrij Hughes, Calum Hulyk, George Hynes, Mickey Ibisoglu, Ender Infante, Matt Infante, Mike

Jacks, Roger James, Machel Jeakle, Jake Jentz, Jason Jir, Ouma Johnson, Chad Jones, Tony Jovanovic, Vuk Kajewski, Randy Kalmbach, Andy Kane, William Kasper, Ken Kasper, Ron Kato, Ian Kelly, Kevin Khalaf, Saleh King, Chris Kinley,Scott Kirichenko, Nick Kliebert, Adam Knowles, Luke Kohl, Larry Koren, Chris Koss, Ari Kroll, Andy Kropinski, John Krynicki, Aaron Ktovim, Shahar

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1986 2006-08 1994-95, ‘97 1997 1976-77 1995 1996 1989-91 1980 1993-94 1975-76 1976-78 1975-76 2008 1979-82 1974-75 2000-01 1982 1974 2004-06 1995 1975 1991-92 1994-95 2006 1988, ‘90-92 1995 2001-04


All-Time Letterwinners Laatsch, Gregg Lagerbohm, Jeppe LaLour, Randy Lang, Kevin Larkin, Paul Lewis, Makesi Little, Marty Little, Simon Lock, Andy Lopez, Daniel Lukic, Predrag Lupenec, Mike Lupenec, Morris Lyon, Logan

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Paija, Markus Papoutsis, Andreas Parris, Earl Paukovits, Matt Pederson, Inge Perry, Jason Peters, Lamarr Petrusha, Alex Phelps, Steve Phillips, Paul Piacentini, Mario Pickard, Craig Pietrantonio, Bobby Pietrantonio, Bobby Pietrantoni, Tony Pizanis, John Plank, Peter Poe, Cliff Pogue, Eric Popovic, Vuk Pouliot, Joel Prybula, Zenon Randazzo, Tony Rathburn, Robert Read, Bob Rees, Brennan Rennie, Jim Reyes, Michael Rice, Doug Richter, Andris Ries, Jason Roberts, Scott Robinson, Michael Rudowyj, Mike Rzepka, Ryan Sadeqi, Mohammed Sand, Tommy St. Louis, Stefan Sandell, Martin Savic, John Schlabach, Sam Schneck, Allan Schomaker, Chad Schwarz, Stan Sciclua, Dominic Seabold, Chad Selva, Angelo Selvon, Corey Seros, Dimitri Serratos, Miguel Serretus, Ben Sheehy, Mike Sinishtaj, Mike Skolnik, Mike Slaughter, Josh Smerczak, Edward Smith, Kevin Snape, Paul Soave, Gino Soave, Tony Socaciu, John Song, Yong Speen, Chris Stefanovski, Ron Steiner, Scott Stewart, Alan

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Stewart, John Stockyj, Nick Stoffel, Dave Stojanovski, Goran Stouffer, John Symington, Brendan Synar, David Tafaj, Eris Tal, Amir Tep, Tito Thomas, Mark Thornton, Mike Tibaudo, Frank Tiomkin, Eli Torre, Ralph Tripp, Lew Truman, Mark Tungen, Rune Vance, Brady VanHouten, John Vassalo, Jordon Vakratsis, Jeff Vega, Mike Verrino, Anthony Vettranio, Anthony Vigh, Mike Vince, Barre Vollen, Anders Volz, Mark Vuagniaux, Greg Vulovich, Lou Wagstaff, Andrew Walton,Mali Wandeloski, Dave Wandeloski, Stan Wdowiak, Mike Weber, Gerhard Weber, Mike Weber, Steve Wees, Hans Weinerth, Dan Werner, Matt Whiteside, Barry Whiteside, Ken Wiese, Jeff Wilden, Joe Williford, Derek Wilkins, Nick Williams, Brian Williams, Tony Winter, Terry Wisser, Rob Wohlscheid, Brian Woodcock, John Zaryczny, Kris Zarghams, Matt Zielinski, Jeff Zimmerman, Scott

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MEADOW BROOK HALL

Meadow Brook Hall is the fourth largest historic house museum in the United States and is renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale. Built between 1926 and 1929 as the residence of Matilda Dodge Wilson (widow of auto pioneer John Dodge) and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred G. Wilson, the 110-room, 88,000-square-foot, Tudor-revival style mansion is complete with vast collections of original art and furnishings.

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WELCOME TO OU

Nestled in the heart of Oakland County, Michigan, Oakland University has a student enrollment of 18,169 students (14,397 undergraduate, 3,772 graduate) in 132 baccalaureate and 177 graduate and certificate programs. Oakland University boasts a state-of-the-art campus featuring everything from NCAA Division I athletics to topnotch performances at the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

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MEADOW BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Oakland University is home to the highly-acclaimed Meadow Brook Music Festival, which brings numerous high-profile musical and comedy acts to the OU campus every year. Blues Traveler, Jackson Browne, Frank Caliendo, Collective Soul, Counting Crows, John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, Chris Isaak, Live, Dave Matthews Band, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, and “Weird� Al Yankovic are just a sampling of the high-profile acts to have visited the OU campus in the last few years. DTE Energy Music Theatre and The Palace of Auburn Hills also host several concerts within minutes of the OU campus.

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LOCAL SPORTS

The OU campus is located just five minutes away from the metro Detroit area’s premier sports and entertainment facility, the Palace of Auburn Hills, home to the 2004 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons and 2008 WNBA Champion Detroit Shock. The Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Lions all play just 30 minutes from the OU campus in downtown Detroit.

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THIS IS ROCHESTER

During the holiday season the city of Rochester comes alive! A short drive down Main Street allows local businesses to show off their “true colors� as they combine to show off their holiday spirit by covering the facades of their buildings with multicolored lights.

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THIS IS ROCHESTER

The holiday season isn’t the only time that Rochester comes alive. The downtown area offers some of the best shopping in the metro Detroit area. And if shoppers can’t find what they’re looking for here, Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills and the Somerset Collection in Troy are just minutes away.

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THE OU SOCCER FIELD

Opened for play in 2001, the OU Soccer Field has housed the very successful Oakland University men’s and women’s soccer programs that have consistently been on top of The Summit League since joining Division I in 1998. The field accommodates 1,000 fans, which has certainly played a factor in the Golden Grizzlies men posting a 41-16-8 record, and the Golden Grizzlies women posting a 35-24-5 record on the OU Soccer Field. In 2008, Oakland’s men played hosted to its first NCAA College Cup game at the OU Soccer Field, where they took on 2007 College Cup runner-up Ohio State University. OU will host the 2009 Summit League Men’s Soccer Championship, marking the third time in four seasons that the Golden Grizzlies have served as the host team. Oakland’s women have also hosted the Summit League championship three times. In addition to competing at the OU Soccer Field, both the Golden Grizzlies men’s and women’s programs will host three games at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. The complex has three full size indoor soccer fields, as well as locker rooms and various restaurants. OU also trains at the state-of-the-art facility.

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THE OU SOCCER FIELD

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Head Coaches/ Athletics Staff

robBEAM Volleyball

brian COSTELLO

beckieFRANCIS

ericPOGUE

heather REDSHAW

Women’s Basketball

peteHOVLAND M/W Swim/Divie

gregKAMPE

Men’s Basketball

Softball

Men’s/Women’s Golf

nickO’SHEA

Women’s Soccer

Men’s Soccer

paulRICE

M/W XC/Track

johnCIECKO

ginaDeMARTIS Business Assistant

tomFORD

Head Athletic Trainer

schenette FOWLER

Facility Coordinator

samantha RADEL

Assoc. Athletic Trainer

eddieTURNER anneWILLIAMS

Equipment Manager

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Compliance Coordinator

sylviaROWE Accounting Coordinator

de’andre SHEPARD

Academic Advisor

Baseball

kateBOYLAN

sarahJUDD

scott MacDONALD

sarah PREISINGER

robby STEWART

chad THOMPSON

Dir., MBB Operations

Accounting Clerk

elisabeth PUTNAM

john MUSACHIO

lainieBISBEE

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Women’s Tennis

Asst. Athletic Trainer

glenn MacDONALD

paulSMITH

Asst. Dir., Athletics Communucations

todd WOHLFEIL

Dir. of Strength & Condtioning

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Coord. of Promotions

Dir. of Athletics Communications

Faculty Athletics Rep.

janaCARNEY

Coord. of Business Operations

Dir., WBB Operations

Coord. of Annual Giving

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