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Reco Anderson, Park University’s men’s basketball sophomore guard

Basketball Outlook Men’s

Park University men’s basketball team began the 2009-10 season with head coach Jason Kline in his fifth season at the helm. Park enters the American Midwest Conference with national powers McKendree University and Columbia College. The Pirates kick-off the season with eight returning players and 11 newcomers. Park has two NCAA Division I transfers, Mark Halsell (Kentucky) and Juston Hairston (Michigan), in its crop of newcomers, while returning starters Reco Anderson and Herschel Rodgers will be the team’s leaders. The regular season began Nov. 3 at home against Central Methodist University.


In his 13th season, head coach Joe Meriweather is preparing Park’s women’s basketball team for success. The 2009-10 season started on the road Nov. 6 against Avila University at the MidAmerica Nazarene Classic in Olathe, Kan. Park’s first home game against Missouri Valley College was Nov. 10.

The Pirates defeated Missouri Valley both on the road and at home last season. The Pirates return eight players to this year’s squad and bring in eight newcomers. Leading the way for returning players is three-year starter Traci Oden. Last season, the Richmond, Mo., native appeared in 26 games and started in 18. Point guard Stefany Jones also returns after starting 15 games last season. Fall 2009 - 23

Park Magazine, Fall 2009  
Park Magazine, Fall 2009  

Park University alumni magazine, published Fall 2009