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2011 Men’s Soccer Media Guide


2011 PARK MEN’S SOCCER

2011 Men’s Soccer Schedule Date August 27 September 2 September 10 September 13 September 17 September 20 September 24 September 27 October 1 October 5 October 10 October 15 October 19 October 21 October 29 November 5 November 8 November 11 November 19 November 28 November 29 November 30 December 1 December 2 December 3 - * - % - $ - # -@

Opponent Midland University Baker Benedictine at Springfield * Missouri Valley Williams Baptist * Graceland Hannibal-LaGrange * MidAmerica Nazarene Missouri Baptist * Lindenwood Kansas Wesleyan Bethel University (Tenn.) William Woods * @ Columbia * Harris-Stowe * AMC Quarterfinals % AMC Semifinals % AMC Championship % NAIA Opening Round $

NAIA National Tournament # NAIA National Tournament # NAIA National Tournament # NAIA National Tournament # NAIA National Tournament # NAIA NAtional Tournament # American Midwest Conference Game American Midwest Conference Tournament NAIA National Tournament Opening Round NAIA National Tournament Senior Day

Quick Facts

Location Fremont, Neb. Julian Field Julian Field Julian Field Walnut Ridge, Ark. Lamoni, Iowa Julian Field Olathe, Kan. Julian Field St. Charles, Mo. Julian Field Julian Field Julian Field Columbia, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Campus Sites Campus Sites Campus Sites Campus Sites Orange Beach, Ala. Orange Beach, Ala. Orange Beach, Ala. Orange Beach, Ala. Orange Beach, Ala. Orange Beach, Ala.

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Athletic Department address.................Breckon Sports Center .......................................................8700 NW River Park Drive ....................................................Parkville, Mo. 64152, Box 66 Athletics Phone................................................(816) 584-6425 President...............................................Michael Droge, Ph. D. Director of Athletics..........................................Claude English VP for Enrollment Management and Student Services.Clarinda Creighton Faculty Athletic Rep.................................Ph. D. Don Williams Athletics Office Manager...........................................Pat Fayard Head Athletic Trainer............................................Michael Frey Assistant Athletic Trainer..................................Jennifer Jeffress Training Room Phone.....................................(816) 584- 6353 Home Field (Capacity)...............................Julian Field (1,500) Enrollment.....................................................................24,166 Founded.............................................................................1875 Colors............................................................Canary and Wine Nickname.......................................................................Pirates Conference................................American Midwest Conference National Affiliation..........................................................NAIA Head Coach (Alma Mater).................Efrem Shimlis (Park ‘97) Coach’s Phone..................................................(816) 584-6487 Record at Park........................................120-72-15 (10th Year) Assistant Coach.........................................Enock Odede (Park) 2010 Record....................................................................12-3-2 2010 AMC Finish..............................................................First Sports Information Director..................................Steve Wilson Men’s Soccer SID......................................................Tyler Price Sports Information Phone................................(816) 584-6751 Sports Information Fax....................................(816) 505-5448 E-Mail Address.........................................tyler.price@park.edu Website.................................................www.parkathletics.com

Table of Contents

Table of Contents................................................................1 TIME Season Preview/Schedule.................................................2-3 3:00 p.m. Staff Directory....................................................................4 7:00 p.m. 2011 Roster Breakdown.....................................................5 2:00 p.m. Opponents.......................................................................6-7 7:00 p.m. Head Coach Efrem Shimlis.................................................8 11:00 a.m. Assistant Coach Enock Odede............................................9 7:00 p.m. Meet the Pirates...........................................................10-25 3:00 p.m. 2010 Recap.......................................................................26 5:00 p.m. 2010 Stats........................................................................27 3:00 p.m. NAIA National Tournament Teams.............................28-29 7:30 p.m. Game-By-Game Results since 1994.............................30-32 3:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer History.........................................................33 3:00 p.m. All-Time All-Americans....................................................34 7:00 p.m. Athletic Facilities..............................................................35 7:00 p.m. Park University............................................................36-37 3:00 p.m. University President..........................................................38 TBA Director of Athletics.........................................................39 TBA Sports Information Department.......................................40 TBA Right to Know..................................................................41 TBA American Midwest Conference/NAIA..............................42 TBA TBA TBA 2011 Men’s Soccer Media Guide Credits TBA The 2011 Park University men’s soccer media guide was writTBA ten and designed by Tyler Price, Assistant Sports Information TBA Director and is a product of the Park University Department of Athletics, which is under the direction of Claude W. English, Director of Athletics. Managing Editor & Designer: Tyler Price, Assistant Sports Information Director. Contributing Editors: Steve Wilson, Sports Information Director; Brad Biles, Associate Director for Communication, Rita Weighill, Vice President for Communications. Photography: Park University Sports Information - Tyler Price and Steve Wilson, City of KCMO, UMKC, Thad Bell Photography, Mike Kosednar, Kristen Hansen, Jeff Findley, Frank Hamilton On the Cover: Seniors, Todd Smith, Sibhat Dagnachaw, Robert Palmer, Roberto Carrion, Alain Matingou & Cesar Mulonzi.

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www.parkathletics.com, which is the official athletics website for Park University and is maintained by the Park Sports Information office. Fans can go to parkathletics.com for the most in-depth coverage of Park University athletics. Fans can view game recaps, up to date statistics, team rosters, player profiles, feature stories, media guides and much more. The website is also home to Park’s live blogs, live stats and live streaming video.

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2011 Preview

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ark University’s six men’s soccer seniors have enjoyed the success of qualifying for a national tournament appearance, a feat they mastered during the 2008 season, but they have also tasted the defeat of being one win away from another national tourney appearance in their sophomore and junior seasons. Not only were they one win away from the national stage but they were one victory away from an AMC Conference Tournament championship, as Columbia College took down the Pirates by a score of 2-1 in overtime in the championship match in 2009 and it took penalty kicks for the Cougars to end the Pirates 2010 season on its home field. Entering the 2011 season, you could say the Pirates certainly don’t lack any motivation to reach the team’s 10th national tournament appearance in the history of the program. Head coach Efrem Shimlis knows from experience it will be a tough journey for his six seniors and the rest of his squad of 24 player’s, but he is very pleased with the way his team has responded since its disappointing loss nine months ago. “Our team’s attitude is amazing and we are a more focused team coming into this season then we have ever been before,” said Shimlis. “They know what it takes now to get to the next level, they are so focused that I don’t have to tell them to look past the way the last two seasons ended. “Each time you don’t reach your goals its a learning experience and they will benefit from what has happened in the past.” The six seniors who will look to lead the squad this season are defender Alain Matingou, defender Robert Palmer, midfielder Sibhat Dagnachaw, midfielder Todd Smith, defender Ceasar Mulonzi and forward Roberto Carrion. Combined the six have played in 206 games over the last three years and have averaged 11 wins a season, they now have the task of leading a squad that features six juniors, eight sophomores and two freshmen. Defenders Matingou, Palmer and Mulonzi have played in 113 of those games as a trio and Matingou and Palmer return to Park after both being named 2010 AMC First-Team All-Conference performers. Matingou and Palmer continually defended the opponents top scorers and helped lead Park to five shutout victories in 2010 and a 10 match winning streak from Sept. 22-Nov 9. Mulonzi started in three games in 2010 and will look to fill one of the four starting defender positions in 2011. The other three seniors have also made their mark over the last three years for Coach Shimlis. Smith has appeared and started at the midfield position in all 34 of Park’s matches the last two seasons and played in 10 games his freshman year. He has one career goal and two assists and is still one of the fastest players on the team. Dagnachaw has been a staple in the middle of the field for the Pirates since 2008, Dagnachaw had a career high 12 starts last season and scored a career high two goals. He now has three career goals and three career assists. Carrion had a breakout year in 2010, scoring his first collegiate goal and recording his first career assist. He took three shots on the year and appeared in three games. The junior class is packed with talent as midfielder Ja-ir Gooden returns after scoring a career high eight goals in 2010 and was named a 2010 AMC First-Team All-Conference performer. Gooden has played in 30 games the last two seasons and has 15 goals and six assists, performing at a high level on defense as well. Matthew Ashman will anchor the forward position for the Pirates after having a magnificent 2010 season. Ashman’s 15 goals led the Pirates and he was named a 2010 NAIA Men’s Soccer Honorable Mention All-American and an AMC First-Team All-Conference player. Ashman scored five goals in Park’s 7-3 victory over MidAmerica Nazarene and was named the AMC Offensive Player of the Week and the NAIA Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. Dawit Gebremariam and Phillip Hayes round out the returning juniors on this year’s squad. Gebremariam picked up his second career goal in 2010 and appeared in a career high 14 games, while Hayes appeared in two matches in 2010 and attempted one shot. The other two juniors are transfers including defender forward Andrew Devero and midfielder Devon MeHaffey. Devero comes to Park after playing at Missouri Valley for two seasons, he will play his old team on Sept. 13 at Julian Field. Devon MeHaffey, the older brother of sophomore Tyler MeHaffey comes to Park after a pair of seasons at Missouri Valley. Highlighting the core of the sophomore class is a group of youngsters that made a big impact their freshmen seasons. Goalkeeper Reece Harris returns for the Pirates after starting 16 games his freshman year and collected 62 saves and five shutouts. Anass Moudfir was a solid young player for Shimlis in 2010, appearing in 12 games with two starts and Tyler MeHaffey returns after appearing in two games his freshman season. Two other sophomores who will make big impacts in 2011 is Kiel Williams and Nermin Abidovic. Williams appeared and started in 12 games last season and recorded an assist in Park’s 7-3 win over MidAmerica Nazarene, while Abidovic played in 11 games and started in one. Abidovic took two shots on the year and played well on the defensive side of the field. Two sophomores who join the Pirates for the first time in 2011 are goalkeeper Ryan Miller and forward John Russell. Miller will fight for playing time with returning keeper Harris and Russell joins Park after a stellar high school career at soccer giant Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo. Park’s squad will feature only three freshmen including Nick Cintron, Steven Njuba and Dan Taylor. Cintron is a skilled defender from Excelsior Springs High School and Taylor is a talented forward from Kansas City’s Winnetonka High School. Njuba will join the crowded goalkeeper crowd and hopes to see some time in between the posts. “Our goal of getting back to the national tournament is reachable,” said Shimlis. “We have a good schedule and we want to continue to play the way we did last year when we won 10 straight games.”

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Efrem Shimlis will look to lead the Pirates to their 8th national tournament appearance in his 11 years as head coach.

Senior Robert Palmer has been a team leader on the defense since the day he stepped foot on the field as a freshman. He has played in 48 games with 47 starts as a defender for the Pirates.


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After a 2-1 victory over Lindenwood in 2010 at Julian Field, Park will travel to St. Charles, Mo., this season to make the return trip to face the Lions on Oct. 5.

2011 Schedule

010 AMC Coach of the Year, Efrem Shimlis and the Park men’s soccer team will embark on a tough 2011 schedule which features seven home contests at Julian Field and seven road matches. This will mark the 11th season in which Shimlis has roamed the sidelines as Park’s head coach and he look’s forward to the schedule ahead. “We’ve got another solid schedule laid out for us this season,” said Shimlis. “We will go up against not only some of the top teams in the Midwest but some of the top squad’s in the country and we are proud of that.” Shimlis has led Park to seven NAIA national tournament’s in his 10 years as head coach and look’s to take the Pirates to the national tourney for the first time since 2008. Park begins the 2011 season on Saturday, Aug. 27 on the road against Midland University in Freemont, Neb. The Pirates and Warriors met last season at Julian Field on Aug. 28 with the Pirates rolling past Midland, 5-0. Park’s home opener is scheduled for primetime on Friday, Sept. 2 when rival Baker University heads to town to face Park at 7 p.m. The Pirates and Wildcats have faced off in each of the last four seasons and the two teams are 2-2-1 against one another in that four year span. For the first time in school history Park will take on Benedictine University at Springfield. The Bulldogs just recently joined the AMC and will take on Park on Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at Julian Field. Benedictine-Springfield is entering its second season in the NAIA and first in a conference after previously serving as a community college institution. On Sept. 13, the Pirates will welcome in an unfamiliar foe as Missouri Valley travels to Julian Field for a dual with Park. The Pirates haven’t faced the Vikings since Sept. 14, 1994 when the two teams met in a 1-0 victory for Mo Valley. Park’s AMC season opener will get started on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Williams Baptist College. Park has won two straight against the Eagles, the first was a 5-0 win on Halloween in 2009, and the second came last year in a 3-0 shutout victory for Park on Oct. 16. Three days later Park will again travel this time about 100 miles north to Lamoni, Iowa to face rival Graceland University. The Yellow jackets and Pirates always put on a show and last year’s match didn’t disappoint, as Park won in a grueling, 2-1 victory. Park gets back to AMC action on Saturday, September 24 at 3 p.m., as they host Hannibal-LaGrange University. Hannibal and Park have split their last two meetings, but Park took down the Trojans last year in a 3-2 win. On Tuesday, Sept. 27 Park hits the road again for another non-conference matchup against MidAmerica Nazarene. The Pirates had an unforgettable night against the Pioneers last season at Julian Field in their 7-3 win. Ramone Palmer (left) was a third-team NAIA All-American in 2010 and was named the AMC Player of the Year. Anass Moudfir (right) appeared in 12 games last season and returns for his sophomore campaign. Park’s Matthew Ashman scored five goals against MNU and was eventually named the AMC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week and the NAIA National Men’s Soccer Player of the Week. Ramone Palmer also collected four assists that night for the Pirates. Saturday, Oct. 1 Park will take on Missouri Baptist at home for a 3 p.m. kickoff and four days later Park takes on a solid Lindenwood University squad in St. Charles, Mo. The Lions had been consistently one of the premiere teams in the NAIA but have now moved on to NCAA Division II affiliation. After a non-conference match with Kansas Wesleyan University on Monday, October 10 at home, Park welcomes in 2008 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Champion Bethel University (Tenn.), on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Julian Field. Bethel won the 2008 NAIA National Championship as an unseeded team and took out nationally ranked Rio Grande University, 2-1, in the national title game. This will be a game fans will definitely want to witness, as two of the finest men’s soccer programs in the country faceoff at 3 p.m. After the Bethel match, Park will take on three straight AMC opponents to wrap up the regular season. Park’s final home match will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. as they face William Woods University. It will also mark senior night for Park’s seven seniors. Park then travels to Columbia, Mo. on Friday, Oct. 21 for a primetime match with the Cougars. The regular season will wrap up on Saturday, Oct. 29 in St. Louis, Mo., when the Pirates face Harris-Stowe State at 3 p.m.

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Rachel Allsbury Spirit Squad Coach

Kenneth Cooper

Women’s Basketball Coach

Jennifer Jeffress Asst. Athletic Trainer

Amy Reif

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Softball Coach

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Cary Lundy

Jason Kline

Brian Renshaw

Baseball Coach

Efrem Shimlis

Men’s Soccer Coach

2011-12 PARK UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS STAFF DIRECTORY General Contact Information Main University Phone Line...............................(816) 741-2000 Main Athletics Phone Line..................................(816) 584-6425 Athletics Fax Line................................................(816) 505-5448 Athletic Training Room.......................................(816) 584-6353 Julian Field Pressbox............................................(816) 746-6803 Breckon Sports Center Courtesy Radio Line.......(816) 505-5112 Breckon Sports Center Courtesy Radio Line.......(816) 505-5111 University Web site.............................................www.park.edu Athletics Web site................................................www.parkathletics.com Administration - Phone numbers begin with (816) 584Michael Droge, Ph.D, President..............michael.droge@park.edu........6202 Clarinda Creighton, Vice President.........clarinda.creighton@park.edu..6833 Claude English, Athletics Director...........cenglish@park.edu.................6492 Pat Fayard, Office Manager......................pfayard@park.edu..................6425 Dr. Don Williams, Faculty Athletics Rep.don.williams@park.edu..........6516 Eileen West, Registrar..............................eileenw@park.edu..................6270 Greg Degener, Fields Supervisor..............greg.degener@park.edu..........6425

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Michael Frey

Office Manager

Director of Athletics

Men’s Basketball Coach

Track & Field Coach

Pat Fayard

Claude English

Head Athletic Trainer

Mike Mueller

Head Women’s Golf Coach

Mike Talamantes

Women’s and Men’s Volleyball Coach

Ken Hefner

Women’s Soccer Coach

Tyler Price

Asst. Sports Information Dir.

Dr. Don Williams Faculty Athletic Rep.

Steve Wilson

Sports Information Dir.

Sports Medicine/Athletic Training: Phone Numbers Begin with (816) 584 Michael Frey, Head Athletic Traine......................michael.frey@park.edu...........................6353 Jennifer Jeffress, Assistant Trainer........................frank.kyte@park.edu....................... .......6353 Sports Information/Media Relations Steve Wilson, Sports Information Director.........swilson@park.edu............................ .......6490 Tyler Price, Assistant SID...................................tyler.price@park.edu........................ .......6751 Head Coaches Men’s & Women’s Volleyball............................ ..michael.talamantes@park.edu........ .......6493 Ken Hefner, Women’s Soccer...............................ken.hefner@park.edu..............................6408 Jason Kline, Men’s Basketball..............................jason.kline@park.edu............................6438 Cary Lundy, Baseball...........................................cary.lundy@park.edu.............................6746 Kenneth Cooper, Women’s Basketball............. ...ncooper@park.edu................................6491 Mike Mueller, Women’s Golf.............................. michael.mueller@park.edu....................6238 Amy Reif, Softball.......................................... ....amy.reif@park.edu.................................6443 Brian Renshaw, Cross Country/Track..................brian.renshaw@park.edu........................6488 Efrem Shimlis, Men’s Soccer................................eshimlis@park.edu................................6487 Rachel Allsbury, Spirit Squad.............................. rallsbury@park.edu..............................6425 Park Athletics Address: 8700 NW River Park Drive Parkville, MO 64152, Box 123


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2011 Roster Breakdown

Players Returning (15) Position

1 2 4 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 19 20 21

Reece Harris Phillip Hayes Alain Matingou Ja-ir Gooden Tyler Mehaffey Dawit Gebremariam Kiel Williams Matthew Ashman Robert Palmer Nermin Abidovic Anass Moudfir Sibhat Dagnachaw Todd Smith Cesar Mulonzi Roberto Carrion

GK F D M F M M F D F F M M D F

Newcomers (8)

0 3 5 11 16 18 23 24

Position

Steven Njuba Nick Cintron Devon Mehaffey George Kennedy Dan Taylor Ryan Miller Andrew Devero Jack Russell

GK D M F M GK F F

Ht.

5-9 5-7 6-2 6-0 5-9 5-7 5-9 5-11 5-9 6-0 6-0 5-7 5-8 5-11 5-10

Ht.

6-1 6-1 5-7 5-8 5-10 6-2 5-8 5-11

YR.

So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

2010 Stats/Honors

MISSOURI (11)

JAMAICA (3)

YR. Previous School

Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So.

PIRATES BY STATE/COUNTRY

62 saves in 16 starts as a freshman Appeared in two games with one shot attempt Harris (Platte City), Hayes (Kansas City), Abidovic (North Kansas City), 2010 First-Team All-Conference 8 goals scored, 2010 First-Team All-Conference Taylor (Gladstone), Smith (Lake Played in two matches as a freshman Waukomis), Russell (Kansas City), 14 games played with five starts and one goal Tyler Mehaffey( Kansas City), Devon Started in 12 games picked up one assist Mehaffey (Kansas City), Ryan Miller Led team with 15 goals, NAIA All-American (Kansas City), Cintron (Excelsior 2010 First-Team All-Conference Springs) Appeared in 11 games as a freshman Played in 12 games his freshman season GHANA (1) Had two goals and an assist in 16 games Kennedy (Kumasi) One assist in 17 starts, very speedy athlete FRANCE (1) Appeared in 10 games with three starts Scored his first career goal & recorded first assist Matingou (Paris) East High School Excelsior Springs High School Park Hill South High School Kumasi Anglican High School Winnetonka High School North Kansas City High School Missouri Valley Illinois Central College

Gooden (Kingston), Ashman (Kingston), Palmer (Kingston) ETHIOPIA (2)

Gebremariam (Addis Ababa), Dagnachaw (Addis Ababa)

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (1)

Williams (Point-Fortin) CANADA (1)

Moudfir (St-Hubert, Quebec) KENYA (1)

PIRATES BY POSITION GOALKEEPER (3) Harris, Njuba, Miller FORWARD (9) Hayes, Ashman, Abidovic, Moudfir, Carrion, Russell, (Devon) Mehaffey, Kennedy, Devero MIDFIELDER (8) Gooden, Gebremariam, Williams, Dagnachaw, Long, Taylor, Smith, Devon MeHaffey DEFENDER (4) Cintron, Matingou, Palmer, Mulonzi

Mulonzi (Nairobi) ECUADOR (1)

Carrion (Guayaquil) PIRATES BY CLASS Seniors (7)

Devero, Matingou, Palmer, Dagnachaw, Smith, Mulonzi, Carrion Juniors (5)

Hayes, Gooden, Gebremariam, Ashman, Devon Mehaffey Sophomores (8)

Harris, Hayes, Williams, Abidovic, Moudfir, Russell, Tyler Mehaffey, Miller 2011 Roster Breakdown

Freshmen (4)

Cintron, Kennedy, Njuba, Taylor

2011 Park Men’s Soccer Roster No. Player 0 Steven Njuba 1 Reece Harris 2 Phillip Hayes 3 Nick Cintron 4 Alain Matingou 5 Devon Mehaffey 6 Ja-ir Gooden 7

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Tyler Mehaffey

Position Ht. Wt. Goalkeeper 6-1 190 Goalkeeper

5-9

Forward

5-9

Forward 5-7 Defender 6-1 Defender 6-2 Midfielder 5-7 Midfielder 6-0

Midfielder Kiel Williams Midfielder Matthew Ashman Forward George Kennedy Forward Robert Palmer Defender Nermin Abidovic Forward Anass Moudfir Forward Sibhat Dagnachaw Midfielder Dan Taylor Midfielder Ryan Miller Goalkeeper Todd Smith Midfielder Cesar Mulonzi Defender Roberto Carrion Forward Andrew Devero Fortward Dawit Gebremariam

Jack Russell

Forward

5-7 5-9 5-11 5-8 5-9 6-0 6-0

165

YR. Fr.

So.

150 170 170 160 175

Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

130 165 201 175 180 160

Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. So.

145

175

So.

So.

5-7 150 Sr. 5-10 160 Fr. 6-2 180 So. 5-8 130 Sr. 5-11 180 Sr. 5-10 165 Sr. 5-8 175 Sr. 5-11

180

So.

Hometown Kampala, Uganda

Previous School East High School Platte City, Mo. Platte County R-3 High School Kansas City, Mo. Nottingham High School Excelsior Springs, Mo. Excelsior Springs High School Paris, France Charles Baudelaire Kansas City, Mo. Missouri Valley Kingston, Jamaica Jamaica College Kansas City, Mo. Park Hill South High School Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Medehuiealem Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago Vessigny Secondary School

Glenmuir High School Kumasi Anglican High School Calabar High School North Kansas City, Mo. North Kansas City High School St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada Andre-Laurendeau High School Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Abiot Kirse Gladstone, Mo. Winnetonka High School Kansas City, Mo. Benedictine College Lake Waukomis, Mo. Park Hill High School Nairobi, Kenya Liberty University Guayaquil, Ecuador San Francisco Javier Kansas City, Mo. Missouri Valley

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Kingston, Jamaica Kumasi, Ghana Kingston, Jamaica

Kansas City, Mo.

Illinois Central College

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Midland University Mascot: warriors Match Date: Aug. 27 | 3 p.m. Enrollment: 1,000 Colors: Black and Orange Conference: GPAC Facility: Christensen Field Location: Fremont, Neb. Head Coach: Dan Sullivan Alma Mater: James Madison Career Record: 69-80-9 (10 Years) Record at School: Same 2010 Record: 4-10-2 SID Contact (Name): Rich Ray SID Email: RAYR@MLC.EDU Website: www.midlandu.edu/sports

Dan Sullivan

Benedictine-Springfield Mascot: Bulldog Match Date: Sept. 10 | 2 p.m. Enrollment: 900 Colors: Red, Black and White Conference: AMC Location: Springfield, Ill. Head Coach: Mo Cato 2010 Record: 4-9-2 Website: www.ben.edu/springfield

2011 Oppomemts

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Mascot: Eagles Match Date: Sept. 17 | 11 a.m. Enrollment: 600 Colors: Blue and/White Conference: AMC Facility: Eagles Field Location: Walnut Ridge, Ark. Head Coach: Shane Stolz Alma Mater: Williams Baptist Career Record: 0-0 Record at School: 0-0 2010 Record: 5-11-1 Shane Stolz SID Contact: Shane Stolz SID Email: sstolz@wbcoll.edu Website: http://www.wbcoll.edu/athletics.aspx

Hannibal-LaGrange University Mascot: Trojans Match Date: Sep. 24 | 3 p.m. Enrollment: 1,100 Colors: Scarlet and Blue Conference: AMC Location: Hannibal, Mo. Head Coach: David Erskine Alma Mater: Bryan College Career Record: 94-70-13 (13 Years) Record at School: Same 2009 Record: 13-4-2 SID Contact: Jordan Argo David Erskine SID Email: jargo.hlg@gmail.com Website: www.hlg.edu/athletics/index.php

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Baker University Mascot: Wildcats Match Date: Sept. 2 | 7 p.m. Enrollment: 1,900 Colors: Orange Conference: HAAC Location: Baldwin City, Kan. Head Coach: Nate Houser Alma Mater: Baker Career Record: 35-16-4 Record at School: Same 2010 Record: 10-6-2 SID Contact: Kevin Kunde SID Email: Kevin.kunde@bakeru.edu Website: www.bakerwildcats.com

Nate Houser

Missouri Valley College Mascot: Vikings Match Date: Sept. 13 | 7 p.m. Enrollment: 1500 Colors: Purple & Orange Conference: HAAC Location: Marshall, Mo. Head Coach: Vladimir Simic Alma Mater: Mount Senario College Career Record: 83-65-17 Record at School: 83-64-17 2010 Record: 14-5-2 SID Contact: Danielle Durham SID Email: durhamd@moval.edu Website: www.moval.edu/athletics

Vladimir Simic

Graceland University Mascot: Yellowjackets Match Date: Sept. 20 | 7 p.m. Location: Lamoni, Iowa Enrollment: 1,000 Colors: Navy and Gold Conference: HAAC Facility: Rasmussen Sports Complex Head Coach: Guillermo Sanchez Alma Mater: Graceland University Career Record: 7-9-2 Record at School: 7-9-2 2010 Record: 7-9-2 Guillermo Sanchez SID Contact: Matt Shelton SID Email: mshelton@graceland.edu Website: www.gujackets.com

MidAmerica Nazarene University Mascot: Pioneers Match Date: Sep. 27 | 5 pm Enrollment: 1,250 Colors: Royal, Scarlet and White Conference: HAAC Facility: Pioneer Field Location: Olathe, Kan. Head Coach: Kevin Wardlaw Alma Mater: Olivet Nazarene Career Record: 147-74-9 Record at School: 98-54-7 (8 Seasons) 2010 Record: 9-7-1 SID Contact: Chad Jenkins SID Email: cwjenkins@mnu.edu Website: www.mnusports.com

Kevin Wardlaw


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Missouri Baptist University Mascot: Spartans Match Date: Oct. 1 | 3 p.m. Enrollment: 1,192 Colors: Navy and White Conference: AMC Facility: Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex Location: St. Louis, Mo. Head Coach: Deno Merrick Alma Mater: Missouri Baptist Career Record: 18-34 Record at School: Same 2010 Record: 5-14 Website: www.mbuspartans.com

Deno merrick

Kansas Wesleyan University Mascot: Coyotes Match Date: October 10 | 3 p.m. Location: Salina, Kan. Enrollment: 825 Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: KCAC Head Coach: Mike Dibbini Alma Mater: Kansas Wesleyan Career Record: 85-29-9 Record at School: 85-29-9 2010 Record: 16-3 SID Contact: David Toelle SID Email: sportsinfo@kwu.edu Website: www.kwucoyotes.com

Mike Dibbini

William Woods University

Mascot: Lions Match Date: October 5 | 7:30 p.m. Enrollment: 8,787 Colors: Black and Gold Conference: HAAC Facility: Harlen C. Hunter Stadium Location: St. Charles, Mo. Head Coach: Carl Hutter Alma Mater: Harris-Stowe State Career Record: 346-182-51 (28 Years) Record at School: 251-100-23 (18 Years) Carl Hutter 2010 Record: 13-6-1 SID Contact: Daniel Newton SID Email: DNewton@lindenwood.edu Website: www.lindenwoodlions.com

Bethel University Mascot: Wildcats Match Date: October 15 | 3 p.m. Location: McKenzie, Tenn. Enrollment: 3,394 Colors: Vegas Gold & Purple Conference: TranSouth Head Coach: Melvin Belong Alma Mater: Bethel Career Record: 142-21-12 Record at School: 56-21-7 2010 Record: 14-6-1 SID Contact: Dave McCulley SID Email: mcculleyd@bethelu.edu Website: www.bethelathletics.com

Melvin Belong

Columbia College Mascot: Cougars Match Date: Oct. 21| 7 p.m. Enrollment: 12,000 Colors: Navy and Silver Conference: AMC Facility: R. Marvin Owens Stadium Location: Columbia, Mo. Head Coach: John Klein Alma Mater: St. Louis University Career Record: 135-70-17 (11 Years) Record at School: Same 2010 Record: 12-6-3 SID Contact: Cindy Fotti SID Email: cnfotti@ccis.edu Website: www.columbiacougars.com

John Klein

Harris-Stowe State University

2011 Opponents

Mascot: Owls Match Date: Oct. 19| 7 p.m. Enrollment: 2,300 Colors: Burgandy and Forest Green Conference: AMC Location: Fulton, Mo. Head Coach: Nathan Mason Alma Mater: McKendree University Career Record: 31-22-4 (3 Years) Record at School: Same 2010 Record: 31-22-4 SID Contact: Jason Vittone Nathan Mason SID Email: jason.vittone@williamwoods.edu Website: www.williamwoods.edu/athletics/indexasp

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Mascot: Hornets Match Date: Oct. 29 | 3 p.m. Enrollment: 1,900 Colors: Brown and Gold Conference: AMC Location: St. Louis, Mo. Head Coach: Scott Hartwig Alma Mater: Harris-Stowe 2010 Record: 0-17 SID Contact: Phillip Hunt SID Email: huntp@hssu.edu Scott Hartwig Website: www.athletics.hssu.edu/

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Head Coach Efrem Shimlis 11th Year at Park Park ‘97

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Head Coach Efrem Shimlis

010 AMC Coach of the Year Efrem Shimlis, begins his 11th season as head coach of the Park University men’s soccer team and enters the 2011 season as the second winningest coach in program history. The Addis Ababa, Ethiopia native led Park to the 2010 AMC Men’s Soccer regular season championship with a 6-0-1 regular season mark and 12-3-2 overall record. Park’s Ramone Palmer was also named the AMC Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. From Sept. 22-Nov. 9 Park won 10 straight games and outscored its opponents, 34-9, and shutout four teams. Park earned the No. 1 seed in the AMC conference tournament and met with No. 3 seeded Columbia College in the AMC Championship game at Park’s Julian Field. Both teams battled through 90 minutes of regulation and two 10 minute over time periods before ending the hard fought match in penalty kick’s, with Columbia eventually winning, 4-3, in PK’s. It marked the second straight year that the Cougars ended Park’s season in the AMC Championship game. Shimlis accepted the head coaching position after three years as an assistant coach in the program, and a four-year career as a player for the Pirates. Park’s 2009 season was full of highs and lows, the Pirates began the year red hot, winning five of its first six matches. The Pirates even shutout No. 4 ranked and eventual national champion, Lindsey Wilson College, 3-0, on Labor Day, the win marked Shimlis’ 100th career victory at Park. Park then dropped three straight matches, before rebounding for two straight American Midwest Conference wins over Missouri Baptist and Harris-Stowe. Park entered the AMC Conference Tournament as the No. 3 seed and defeated Harris-Stowe, 3-0, in the quarterfinal match. The Pirates hit the road for the AMC Semifinal round to face the No. 2 seed, McKendree. In a thrilling overtime game, Park defeated the Bearcats, 1-0, in overtime off of a goal by freshman Matthew Ashman. Park eventually lost to No. 1 seeded Columbia College in the AMC Championship game in another overtime match, 2-1. Park ended the year with a record of 10-6-1 and failed to qualify for the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Tournament for the first time in eight years. In his 10 years at Park, Shimlis has amassed a 132-75-17 record, averaging 12 wins per season. Shimlis led the Pirates to another superb season in ‘08, qualifying Park for its seventh straight NAIA National Tournament appearance, which was the third longest active streak in the country. The Pirates eventually lost to Baker University, 1-0, in the NAIA Opening Round game but still posted a stellar, 11-4-3 overall record. Park was ranked in every NAIA Coaches Top 25 Poll in 2008 and was ranked as high as No. 7 in the Poll.

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2011 PARK MEN’S SOCCER In 2007, Shimlis led the Pirates to a 13-6 overall record and finished 4-0 in the MCAC. The men were crowned MCAC Regular Season Champs and Region IV Tournament Champions. Park took second in the MCAC Conference Tournament, falling 1-0 in overtime to Bellevue University. Shimlis was recognized by both the MCAC and Region IV as Coach of the Year. Shimlis took the Pirates to their sixth NAIA National Tournament in a row in 2007. Park was knocked out in the first round of the tournament by No. 5 seeded Simon Fraser (B.C.), 1-0. The Pirates didn’t leave the tournament empty handed, as they were recognized with the 2007 NELS Dahlquist Team Sportsmanship Award. Shimlis had four athletes recognized as all-Americans, and eight athletes were named to Region IV and MCAC teams. The Pirates also spent the entire 2007 season nationally ranked in the NAIA Top-25. Park was a preseason No. 15 pick and peaked at No. 14 twice throughout the season. The Pirates finished the 2006 season at 13-8-1 and Shimlis took the Pirates to Daytona Beach, Fla. for the NAIA Tournament. Park defeated Goshen College out of Indiana in penalty kicks, advancing to Round Two of the tournament. Their quest for the NAIA title ended in Round Two for a second year in a row, falling 3-2 to No. 3 Webber International (Fla.). Before his appointment at Park, Shimlis collected a wide range of coaching and professional playing experiences. Originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Shimlis played for the Pirates from 1992-1996. His extensive experience includes playing professionally for the 1997 World Champion Kansas City Attack of the National Professional Soccer League, as well as the Daytona Speed Kings and the Columbus Comets. In the spring of 2008, Shimlis co-founded the youth soccer club Harambe Futbol Club. Harambe F.C. is based in the Kansas City metro area and has 14 boys and girls soccer teams. Shimlis is the head coach of U-11 girls Harambe F.C. Fury and U-15 boys Harambe F.C. United. Shimlis, who resides in Parkville, Mo., earned a bachelor’s degree from Park in history in 1997.

SHIMLIS’ COACHING RESUME

NAIA National Tournament Appearances • 2002 (21-2-2) • 2003 (14-8-1) • 2004 (20-3-1) • 2005 (15-4-2) • 2006 (13-8-1) • 2007 (13-6-0) • 2008 (11-4-3) Coaching Honors • 2002 MCAC Coach of the Year • 2004 MCAC Coach of the Year • 2005 MCAC Coach of the Year • 2007 MCAC Coach of the Year • 2007 Region IV Coach of the Year • 2008 MCAC Coach of the Year • 2010 AMC Coach of the Year Overall Coaching Record (Years) • 120-72-15 (10)

Assistant Coach Enock Odede 5th Year at Park Park ‘04 Assistant Coach Enock Odede

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ne of the most talented players to ever wear a uniform for Park University, Enock Odede enters his fifth season as the Assistant Coach for the men’s soccer program. Odede played for the Pirates from 2002-2005 and led the Pirates to the NAIA National Championship game in 2002. Park has amassed a record of 46-19-3 in Odede’s four years as assistant coach. The Kenya native began is college career at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky., and played one season for the Cougars before enrolling at Park. He was also named an NAIA All-American in 2003 and was named the MCAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2003. In his first season with the Pirates in 2002, Odede helped lead the team to an appearance in the NAIA National Championship game. Odede had four goals in 2002 with 10 assists in 21 games played. In ‘03, Odede played in 23 matches and had 14 goals and 14 assists, good for 42 total points. In 2004, he scored four goals and collected 10 assists in 21 matches. In his three year career at Park, Odede played in 66 matches and scored 22 goals while accumulating 34 assists. Odede resides in Riverside, Mo., and enjoys swimming in his free time.

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#4 Senior Alain Matingou Defender Paris, France Charles Boudelair HS 2010 – One of the most stout defenders in the AMC last season, Alain Matingou was named to the 2010 AMC First-Team All-Conference after leading the Pirates to a first-place finish in the AMC regular season…Matingou also scored a career high two goals on the year, both coming early in the season the first in Park’s home opening loss to University of Sioux Falls and the second coming on the road in Park’s loss at William Jewell…Matingou attempted 11 shots on the year with four shots on goal and helped the Pirate defense to five shutout victories…With the help of Matingou, Park gave up just 23 goals in 17 games in 2010 and in a onemonth span from Oct. 9 to Nov. 9 the Pirates gave up just one goal in five matches and shutout Missouri Baptist, Baker, Williams Baptist and William Woods…In the AMC Championship game against Columbia, Matingou was called upon to shoot a penalty kick in the final period against the Cougars and he delivered with a powerful PK goal past Columbia’s keeper Ken Searles. 2009 - Matingou played in 16 games with 16 starts for Park in his second season with the club...Like teammate Simon Senfuka, Matingou was also named to the 2009 AMC Honorable Mention All-Conference squad...Matingou took five shots on the year but helped the defense to seven shutout victories...He continually defended his opponents’ best players and helped the defensive front give up just 17 goals on the season...two of his five shot attempts were on goal. 2008 - An incredibly athletic defender for Park in 2008, Matingou was named the MCAC Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 6...Scored one goal on the season against then No. 3 ranked Southern Nazarene on Oct. 21... Attempted five shots on the year and appeared and started in 13 games for the Pirates...Had a .200 shooting percentage. PERSONAL - Alain Matingou was born to parents Albert and Pauline Matingou... Nickname is Aly-G...Chose Park University to further his education and play soccer...Majoring in Finance.

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# 20 Senior Cesar Mulonzi Defender Nairobi, Kenya Miu Boys Secondary 2010 - Again appeared in a career high 10 games for Park...Started in three matches against Lindenwood (Sept. 8), William Jewell (Sept. 12) and against HannibalLaGrange (Sept. 25)...Helped lead the Pirate defense to three shutout victories against Midland University (5-0), Missouri Baptist (3-0) and William Woods in the AMC semifinals (3-0)...Park outscored its opponents, 32-15, in the 10 games Mulonzi appeared in. 2009 - Mulonzi started in five games for Park in 2009 including the season opener against Avila and started four straight games in October against Columbia, Baker, Missouri Baptist and Harris-Stowe...He appeared in 10 games and picked up an assist in the Pirates’ 3-2 loss against Baker on Oct. 13...He took one shot on the year, which came on Sept. 7 against Lindsey Wilson...Park had a record of 7-3 when Mulonzi took the field in 2009...He has played in 14 games in his career at Park and has accumulated one point. 2008 - Saw action in four games last season including the Oct. 1, match up against Kansas Wesleyan and Park’s MCAC clash against York on Oct. 4, in which he took his only shot of the year...Mulonzi also saw the field in Park’s, 6-0, win over Central Christian and the Pirates NAIA National Qualifying game against Bellevue on Nov. 15.

Cesar Mulonzi

PERSONAL - Ceasar Stephen Mulonzi was born in Nairobi, Kenya…son of Paul and Winnie, who are self employed…also goes by Stephen…played for head coach Mansa and Bob Oyogi at Tala High School in Nairobi…team took first-place in Mysa over-18…voted best player and top scorer in Mysa over-18 League…in high school was a student leader for Milele Kenya at Park UN…At Liberty University, coached by Yusuf Chipo and James Nandua...In 2001, his team won the Coca Cola Championship...enjoys swimming and socializing…plans to major in criminal justice while attending Park University.

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# 12 Senior Robert Palmer Kingston, Jamaica Defender Calabar HS 2010 - In his third year with the Pirates, Palmer again proved to be one of the top defenders in the country by being named to the 2010 AMC First-Team All-Conference team...Palmer started in 14 games and in those 14 contests the Pirates outscored their opponents by a margin of 19, 38-19...Park shut out five teams while Palmer was out on the floor including, Midland, 5-0, Missouri Baptist, 3-0, Baker, 3-0, Williams Baptist, 3-0 and William Woods, 3-0...Attempted six shots on the year with four on goal...His four on goal attempts came against University of Sioux Falls, against Graceland, at Baker and in the AMC Championship game against Columbia. 2009 - Robert Palmer not only helped lead the defense to eight shutout victories but also posted career highs in goals scored with three, assists with one and total points with seven in his second year with the Pirates...For his terrific play on the field, Palmer was named to the AMC First-Team All-Conference team...Palmer appeared and started in 16 games in 2009 and scored goals against Avila University, Benedictine College and Williams Baptist...Also recorded the first assist of his career against Avila in the season opener. 2008 - 2008 MCAC Freshman of the Year recipient Robert Palmer appeared and started in 17 games at defender for Park University in 2008... Palmer scored his first collegiate goal against Benedictine College on September 17th off of a corner kick... The Kingston, Jamaica native attempted ten shots for Park this season and helped lead the Pirate defense to six shutout victories and seven shutouts overall this season... Palmer was named the MCAC Defensive Player of the Week, for the week ending Oct. 27, for his spectacular play in two shutout victories against then No. 3 ranked Southern Nazarene and Central Christian College.

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PERSONAL - Robert Palmer is the son of Levi and Donna Palmer…played for head coaches David Hunt and Alfred Henry… team accomplishments included Manning Cup Champions at the Disney Tournament as a U-15 and Oliver Shield Champions at Calabar High School and Jamaica College in 2005 and 2007… voted most valuable player and best defender…has appeared in a Premier League play-off, crowned champions of youth age group league as a U-13, U-15, U-17 and U-20 (Jamaica)…team earned champions of all schools (Jamaica) against Trinidad and Tobago…nicknamed Berto and Dunga…likes to listen to music and socialize…chose Park to further education and play soccer…plans to major in business management.

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# 19 Senior Todd Smith Lake Waukomis, Mo. Midfielder Park Hill HS 2010 – For the second consecutive season, Smith appeared and started in all of Park’s 17 games at the midfielder position…Smith picked up his second career assist on Sep. 22 in Park’s tough 2-1 win over Graceland at home…Took three shots on the year against McKendree, Graceland and Missouri Baptist…Was a member of the AMC Academic All-Conference team…The Pirates scored 47 goals while Smith was out on the field. 2009 - Smith was a staple in Park’s lineup in 2009, appearing and starting in all 17 games for Park...He was one of only two Pirates that started in every game a year ago...Smith scored his first career goal on Oct. 31, in Park’s 5-0 victory at Williams Baptist...He took five shots on the year...He was also named an All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)...He has played in 27 games in his two year career at Park. 2008 - In his first season as a Pirate, Smith saw action in 10 games and proved to be one of the fastest players on the team...Smith collected one assist on the year in the contest against Central Christian and collected the only shot of his career against York College on Oct. 4.

Todd Smith

PERSONAL - Todd Smith was born in Kansas City, Mo. to parents Dave and Jill Smith…played high school soccer for Park Hill High…team took first-place in the conference…was voted First-Team All-conference and All-District…enjoys to fish, hunt, snowboard and surf in his spare time…also recruited by Benedictine College...majoring in Business Administration and Management.

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# 21 Senior Roberto Carrion Guayaquil, Ecuador San Francisco Javier

2010 – Carrion made his presence known in Park’s first win of the 2010 season against Midland Lutheran when he scored his first collegiate goal and picked up his first career assist on Aug. 28…Also against Midland Lutheran he put up a career high three shots with two of them on goal…Also played in the home match against Lindenwood on Sep. 8 and appeared in the Hannibal-LaGrange road conference game on Sept. 25. 2009 - Carrion played in three games for Park in 2009 including matches against McKendree, Williams Baptist and Harris-Stowe. 2008 - Appeared in three matches for Park last season including Park’s season opener against Lindsey Wilson on Aug. 30...Also saw action in the Pirates, 4-1, victory over Kansas Wesleyan on October 1 and Park’s 6-0 win over Central Christian on Oct. 25. PERSONAL - Roberto Fabian Carrion Ceballos was born to parents Patricio Carrion and Ketty Ceballos...Has three siblings...Majoring in Finance at Park....Enjoys bowling and playing cards...Nickname is Pollo.

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# 15 Senior Sibhat Dagnachaw Midfielder Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Abiot Kirse HS 2010 – In his third season for coach Shimlis, Dagnachaw started 12 games at the midfielder position and appeared in 16…He scored two goals on the year, one against Midland Lutheran on Aug. 28, the other coming on the road at Williams Baptist on Oct. 16…Also recorded his third career assist in the quarterfinals of the AMC conference tournament against William Woods on Nov. 9…Took 12 shots on the year with six on goal…Park scored 46 goals while Dagnachaw was in the lineup. 2009 - Dagnachaw saw the field quite a bit more in his second year for Park, appearing in 12 games and starting in nine...He scored his first career goal on Sept. 22 against Graceland University...Took 10 shots on the year and three on goal...Now has four total points in his career and has taken 15 career shots...Will look for a full-time starting spot in the midfield of Park’s 4-4-2 attack. 2008 - Started four games for the Pirates in 2008, including Park’s second game of the season against Lee University, and the Pirates home opener against Oklahoma Christian...He also started in Park’s NAIA National Qualifying game at Bellevue on Nov. 15...Picked up an assist against Oklahoma Wesleyan on October 20 and one against Central Christian on October 25... Also attempted five shots on the year. PERSONAL - Sibhat Berhanu Dagnachaw was born to parents Berhanu and Mimi Dagnachaw in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...Has two sisters and two brothers and both brothers play soccer at his alma mater, Abiot Kirse High School...Earned his teams MVP award at Abiot Kirse in 2006... Enjoys playing soccer, reading and listening to music...majoring in accounting...Nickname is Simba.

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# 23 Senior Andrew Devero Kansas City, Mo. Missouri Valley PERSONAL - Andrew David Devero is the son of Kathy Rowden...Has one older brother,

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Patrick, who played soccer for four years at Park Hill High School...Andrew graduated from Park Hill in 2007 and was named to the first-team All-Conference team in 2006-07 and scored 24 goals for Park Hill his senior year...Played two years at Missouri Valley College for head coach Vladimir Simic...Recorded an assist against Graceland...A fine arts major, Devero chose Park for its proximity to his home and availability of his major.

# 16 Junior Dawit Gebremariam Midfielder Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Medehuiealem HS 2010 – Gebremariam took a step forward in his development as a midfielder for coach Shimlis in 2010, starting in a career high five matches and appeared in a career high 14 games…Scored his second career goal against Harris-Stowe on Oct. 2…Took seven shots on the year with five of those on-goal for an on-goal shooting percentage of .714…Picked up his five starts in the first five games of the season against Sioux Falls, Midland Lutheran, Lindenwood, William Jewell and Benedictine…His goal against Harris-Stowe was off of a penalty kick…Park scored 41 goals and gave up just 19 when he was on the field…Also attempted a penalty kick on the road at Williams Baptist, but that attempt failed to reach the back of the net. 2009 - Gebremariam scored his first career goal on Oct. 31, on the road against Williams Baptist...Took two shots and a shot on goal against Benedictine College...He appeared in 12 games with four starts in his first year with the club...Had four shots on goal on the season and started at midfield against Hannibal-LaGrange, Columbia College, Missouri Baptist and Williams Baptist. PERSONAL - Dawit Mihret Gebremariam was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...Nickname is Zizu...Named to the All-Tournament team at his high school, Medehuiealum...Majoring in Accounting.

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#2 Junior Phillip Hayes Kansas City, Mo. Nottingham HS 2010 – Hayes played in two games for Park in the 2010 season, both were victories, as the Pirates defeated Midland Lutheran on Aug. 28, 5-0, and Harris-Stowe on Oct. 2, 5-1…Both games he competed in were home games… Hayes took one shot on the season, coming against Midland Lutheran it was also a shot on goal…He has now appeared in six games in his two year career…He also competed on the Park track and field team in the Spring 2011 season, running sprints and jumps. 2009 - In his first year with the Pirates, Hayes played in four matches and attempted one shot...His one shot attempt came against Harris-Stowe State in the AMC Quarterfinal match on Nov. 7...Park won all four games that Hayes participated in. PERSONAL - Phillip Lee Aaron Hayes parents are Dottie and Derek Mueller...Has one sibling, Isabel, 5...Father graduated from Park University and played basketball for the Pirates...Favorite hobbies include playing sports, swimming and reading...Attended Nottingham High School in Syracuse, New York...Ran track and field and played soccer for the Bulldogs...Hayes qualified for the New York State Championship meet in the triple jump and long jump...Played soccer for coach Andy Hazeltine...Majoring in communication arts/journalism.

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#6 Junior Ja-ir Gooden Kingston, Jamaica Nottingham HS

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2010 – One of five Pirates to be named to the 2010 AMC First-Team All-Conference, Gooden strong season for Park at the midfielder position…Started and appeared in 14 games for the Pirates and scored a career high eight goals, while also adding two assists for a point total of 18…Scored the game winner in Park’s conference road win at William Woods and he connected on a penalty kick against William Woods in the quarterfinals of the AMC conference tournament…Gooden scored two goals against MidAmerica Nazarene on Sep. 29 and registered one assist against Harris-Stowe on Oct. 2 and the other against Mo Bap on Oct. 9…Took 46 shots on the year with 19 on-goal and Park outscored its opponents, 39-19, in the 14 games he played in…Gooden also connected on a penalty kick in the final period of the AMC Championship match on Nov. 12 off of Columbia’s Ken Searles. 18 2009 - Had one of the finest seasons of any Pirate in 2009, Gooden scored seven goals on the year in his first collegiate season which was good for second most on the team...His 18 points were also second on the team behind fellow Jamaican Ramone Palmer...He was also second on the team in assists with four and second on the squad in shots taken with 45...Arguably his best game of the season came on Sept. 7, when he scored two goals against the 2009 future NAIA National Champions, Lindsey Wilson College...He also scored two goals in his collegiate debut against Avila University at Julian Field...He also scored against William Woods on Sept. 30 and scored Park’s only goal on Oct. 7 against HannibalLaGrange...His final goal came against Grand View on Oct. 21...17 of his 45 shots taken were on goal, good for a .378 shot on goal percentage...Had a season high nine shots in Park’s AMC Quarterfinal match with Harris-Stowe at home on Nov. 7. PERSONAL - Jair Gooden attended Wolmers Boys High School and Jamaica College before enrolling at Park...At Wolmers, Gooden was team captain of the U-14 and U-16 soccer clubs and won a team championship with his U-14 team...At Jamaica College, Gooden was the team captain for the U-19 team and led his squad to the Championship game, finishing second...Also named MVP of the Real Mona Football Club in which they won the Major League Championship during the 2007-08 season... Gooden was also a member of the Jamaican U-20 National Team in 2006-07...Majoring in Business Administration...Enjoys listening to music in his free time.

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# 13 Sophomore Nermin Abidovic North Kansas City, Mo. North Kansas City HS 2010 – Abidovic proved to be a solid player on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball for the Pirates, appearing in 11 games with one start…His one start came on Sept. 8 at home against Lindenwood…Took two shots on the year, the first coming in the season opener against Sioux Falls, that shot was his only on-goal attempt of the year…His second shot attempt came against Harris-Stowe on Oct. 2…The Pirates outscored their opponents, 35-18, when Abidovic was on the field. PERSONAL - Nermin Abidovic was born in Zvornik, Bosnia...He has one older brother, Selvir, who played soccer for Park University and head coach Efrem Shimlis for four years...Was also recruited by HannibalLaGrange College and Rockhurst University...Graduated from North Kansas City High School...Helped lead the Hornets to a second-place finish in its conference and earned second-team All-Conference...He is majoring in criminal justice at Park...Enjoys playing water polo, hand ball and throwing darts in his spare time. GP-GS G 11-1 0

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# 10 Junior Matthew Ashman Kingston, Jamaica Kingston HS 2010 – Ashman led the Pirates in goals scored in 2010 with 15 and had one of the best games in school history on Sep. 29 against MidAmerica Nazarene when he scored five goals…For that stellar game against MNU, Ashman was named the Offensive Player of the week in the AMC and the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Player of the Week…He was again named the AMC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week a week later for the week ending Oct. 11…Ashman scored a goal in eight of Park’s final nine games of the season and in the game he didn’t score a goal, which came against Williams Baptist, he recorded his one assist on the year…The forward led Park in total shots taken with 50 and led the Pirates in shots on goal with 33…Ashman appeared in 13 games with 13 starts and was named to the 2010 NAIA Men’s Soccer Honorable Mention All-America squad and was named to the 2010 AMC First-Team All-Conference squad...Had four game winning goals for the Pirates. 2009 - An outstanding forward that led the team with four game winning goals in just his first year of collegiate soccer...Ashman was one of three Pirates to be named to the 2009 AMC Honorable Mention All-Conference squad with his six goals and one assist on the year, his six goals were good for third most on the team last season...He was also second on the team in shots on goal with 18...Ashman started in 12 games and really turned his game on once AMC play began, scoring five goals against AMC opponents including the game winner in overtime against McKendree University in the AMC Semifinal game, propelling Park to the AMC Championship game against Columbia College...He also scored the game winner against Lindsey Wilson College on Sept. 7. PERSONAL - Matthew Omari Jelani Ashman was born to parents Rupert and Claudette Ashman in St. Andrew, Jamaica...Has one older sibling, Jason, 23...Attended Ardenne High and Glenmuir High in Kingston, Jamaica...Team accomplishments at both institutions include Dacosta Championship, Oliver Shield Championship and Ben Francis Champions...Nickname is Ashes...Chose Park University to further his education and play for an elite soccer program. GP-GS G 13-13 15 GP-GS G 15-12 6

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#1 Sophomore Reece Harris Platte City, Mo. Platte County R-3 HS 2010 – Park’s primary goalkeeper in 2010, Harris recorded 1421:31

minutes in goal for the Pirates in just his first collegiate season… The freshman collected 62 saves on the year and posted a goals against average of 1.33…Harris picked up shutout victories over Midland Lutheran, Missouri Baptist, Baker, Williams Baptist and William Woods…Had a career high seven saves against Lindenwood on Sep. 8 and seven saves against Hannibal-LaGrange… Posted a save percentage of .747…Appeared in 17 games for the Pirates with 16 starts and had a record of 12-2-2.

PERSONAL - James Reece Harris is the son of Mike and Crystal Harris and was born in Kansas City, Mo...Has two siblings, Joey (16) and Bailey (12)...Plans to major in athletic training at Park... Graduated from Platte County R-3 High School...Played for head coach Ashlyn Brantley at Platte County.

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2010 – In his first season with the Pirates, Mehaffey appeared in two games…Both of his appearances were victories for the Pirates...He made his collegiate debut on Aug. 28 in Park’s 5-0 win over Midland Lutheran and appeared in the 5-1 home victory over Harris-Stowe on Oct. 2. PERSONAL - Tyler Paul Mahaffey was born in Winter Park, Fla. to parents Scott and Kathy Mehaffey...Has one older brother, Devon (22), who will join Tyler on the men’s soccer team in 2011...Graduated from Park Hill South High School in May 2010...Played for head coach 20 Joe Toigo at Park Hill South...Team earned a conference championship and ended the year in second-place in its district...Was named to the Second-Team All-Conference...Majoring in computer science.

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# 14 Sophomore Anass Moudfir St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada Andre-Laurendeau HS 2010 – In the 12 games that Moudfir appeared in for Park in 2010, the Pirates posted a record of 11-1…Moudfir started two games for coach Shimlis, the first coming on Aug. 28 at home against Midland Lutheran, the second coming on Sept. 8 also at home in Park’s 2-1 win over Lindenwood…Took eight shot attempts on the year and four on-goal…Had a career high two shot attempts in the Lindenwood match and two shot attempts in the AMC Postseason tournament against William Woods. PERSONAL - Anass Moudfir was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and has four siblings...Enjoys playing soccer, swimming and traveling in his free time...Led the Quebec league in goals scored in high school and was named player of the year...Majoring in Business Administration.

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#9 Sophomore Kiel Williams Point Fortin, Trinidad & Tobago Vessigny Secondary School 2010 – Williams came right in his freshman year and started in 12 games at the midfielder position for the Pirates…Williams picked up his first career assist in Park’s 7-3 win over MidAmerica Nazarene and took 13 shots on the year with six of those on goal…Had a season high four shots on Oct. 9 in Park’s shutout victory over Missouri Baptist…Took three shots in Park’s win over Williams Baptist on Oct. 16.

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PERSONAL - Kiel Kelsie David Williams is the son of Sandra and Steve Adams...Plans to major in graphic design...Chose Park University to play for a successful soccer program and to further his studies...Enjoys listening to music and playing video games in his free time... Nickname is Millie...Played for head coach Howard Spencer at Vessigny Secondary School and was named the team MVP in 2005.

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#3 Freshman Nick Cintron Excelsior Springs, Mo. Excelsior Springs HS PERSONAL - Nicholas James Cintron is the son of Mary Doakes and Denzil Cintron and has one younger sibling, Reece (16)...Plans on majoring in Mathematics...Graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 2011...Played for head coach Mark Bullimore and was named to the all-conference and all-district teams.

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PERSONAL - George Hector Kennedy was born in Kumasi, Ghana and plans to major in Interior Design while at Park....Enjoys drawing in his free time...Will look to play forward for the Pirates his freshman season.

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# 11 Freshman George Kennedy Kumasi,Ghana Kumasi Anglican HS


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# 16 Freshman Dan Taylor Gladstone, Mo. Winnetonka HS PERSONAL - Daniel Taylor is the son of Laura and Bob Taylor and has three siblings...Plans to major in Business while at Park...Graduated from Winnetonka High School in 2011... Played for coach David Flynn, led the Griffins to a conference championship and was an allconference and all-state performer.

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#0 Freshman Steven Njuba Kampala, Uganda PERSONAL - Steven Njuba is the son of Sam Njuba and was born in Kampala, Uganda...Chose Park University for its solid criminal justice program... Lists playing soccer and watching television as his hobbies...Nickname is Beast... Graduated from East High School in Kampala in 2009...Played soccer for coach Ogen Moses.

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# 22 Sophomore Jack Russell Kansas City, Mo. Illinois Central PERSONAL - Jack Randall Russell is the son of John and Mary Russell and was born in St. Louis, Mo...Russell played one season at Illinois Central College in Peoria, Ill...Graduated from Rockhurst High School in 2010...Helped lead the Hawklets to a state championship in 2007 and 2008.

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PERSONAL - Devon Mehaffey is the son of Scott and Kathy Mehaffey and was born in Miami, Fla...Younger brother Tyler is entering his second season on the Park men’s soccer squad...Majoring in graphic design...Spent two seasons playing at Missouri Valley College int he Heart of America Athletic Conference for current soccer coach Vladimir Simic...Graduated from Park Hill South High School in 2008...Named the conference player of the year in 2007 for coach Joe Toigo... Favorite hobbies include playing guitar and soccer.

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# 18 Sophomore Ryan Miller Kansas City, Mo. Benedictine College

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2010 Recap

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The 2010 Park University men’s soccer season may have ended the same way it did in 2009, but the 2010 Pirates regular season was one of the most successful seasons in school history and the team prepared themselves for potentially a string of national tournament apperances in the future. Park’s 2010 schedule featured eight non-conference matches and a seven-match AMC schedule. Park began the season with an early home opener with University of Sioux Falls. The Cougars came to Julian Field not phased by the Pirates size and strength on the pitch and upset Park, 3-1, sending Park to only its second season opening loss in the last seven years. The Pirates were able to redeem themselves one week later when they hosted Midland Lutheran University on Aug. 28. Park rolled past the Warriors, 5-0. The Pirates took 20 shots, compared to just four by the Warriors. Ramone Palmer had a pair of goals and Roberto Carrion was the player of the game, collecting his first career goal and assist. After a 10-day layoff, Park returned home to face a talented Lindenwood University squad at Julian Field. In front of the largest home crowd of the season, Park defeated the Lions, 2-1, with two goals from All-American Ramone Palmer. Palmer scored in the 4th and 69th minutes for the Pirates. Park’s first road trip came on Sept. 12 in Liberty, Mo., against rival William Jewell. The Pirates were able to get on the board first with a penalty kick goal by Ramone Palmer, but with three unanswered goals by the Cardinals and a goal by defender Alain Matingou for the Pirates, Park wasn’t able to catch up with William Jewell and returned home after a 4-2 loss. Three days later Park travled to No. 9 ranked Benedictine College for a non-conference match against the Ravens. In six previous matches against BC, Park head coach Efrem Shimlis had never lost to the Ravens. But the Ravens handed Shimlis his first loss to BC that night in a runaway 4-1 victory. Ja-ir Gooden scored the lone goal for Park and the Pirates were in a tough spot entering conference play with their record of 2-3. On Sept. 18 the Pirates embarked on their second season in the American Midwest Conference when they hosted McKendree University. Park and McKendree battled through strong winds and heavy rain in the area until officials ended the game in the 72nd minute. The game ended in a 1-1 tie as Ramone Palmer scored for the Pirates and Perry Hughes tied it up in the 31st minute. After that match with McKendree it would be nearly two months until Park lost or tied a game. The winning streak began at Julian Field on Sept. 22 when Graceland University came to town. The Pirates defeated Graceland by a score of 2-1 and Ramone Palmer worked his magic again scoring both of the Pirates goals. Junior forward Matthew Ashman had a break Then on Sept. 25 the Pirates picked up their first road and AMC victory of the season by taking down out season for Park in 2010, scoring a team high 15 Hannibal-LaGrange, 3-2. Matthew Ashman scored his first two goals of the season and Palmer scored the game goals and earned the distinction of NAIA Player of the winner in the 79th minute. Week on Oct. 11. His 15 goals were the most scored The Pirates returned home on Sept. 29 and had a match to remember against MidAmerica Nazarene. The Pirates destroyed MNU by a score of, 7-3, and Ashman recorded five goals, Ramone Palmer had four assists and by a Pirate since Mirsad Dzilic’s 24 goals in 2006. Jair Gooden slammed home the other two goals. For his magnificent performance against the Pioneers, Ashman was named the AMC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and the NAIA Men’s Soccer Player of the Week. After the MNU victory, Park embarked on a three game AMC stint with a 5-1 home win over Harris-Stowe State, a 3-1 road win over William Woods and a shutout road win over Missouri Baptist. On Oct. 12, the Pirates traveled to Baldwin City, Kan., to face rival Baker University in their final nonconference match of the season. Since 2000, Baker and Park had met 10 times and the Pirates owned a 5-3-2 record in that span. In 2010, Park contolled the match from the start and left the pitch with a 3-0 win. Ramone Palmer scored his 12th goal of the season, senior midfielder Simon Senfuka scored his third goal of the year and Matthew Ashman continued is tear through the season with his 13th goal. In their final road match of the season, Park picked up their third straight shutout victory in a 3-0 win over Williams Baptist and set up a showdown with Columbia College on Oct. 23 at Julian Field for the final regular season match of the year. The Pirates and Cougars were playing for the No. 1 seed in the AMC tournamnet in that Oct. 23 game. Park scored first against CC with a goal by Jair Gooden in the 11th minute and Matthew Ashman put the Pirates up 2-0 in the 70th minute. Reece Harris had three big saves in the match and the only goal Columbia could muster was a penalty kick goal by John Hutchinson. Park earned the distinction of AMC regular season champs with the victory over Columbia and earned the No. 1 seed and home field advantage throughout the conference tournament. In the AMC semifinals Park rolled past William Woods, 3-0, and now prepared to face Columbia for the second straight season in the AMC Championship game, but this time the game was at home. The match was scoreless for the first 59 minutes until, Columbia’s leading scorer Dylan Barduzzi sailed a ball past Park keeper Reece Harris to give the Cougars the lead. It looked like CC was onto another AMC title with a 1-0 lead up to the 88th minute. But with less than 90 seconds remaining, like he has all season, Matthew Ashman split through the Columbia defense and tied up the game at 1-1 sending the match to overtime. After a scoreless first and second overtime, the match moved on to penalty kicks. The tension was insermountable and five players from each team had a chance to carry his team to victory. Columbia College nailed its first three penalty kicks and was in great shape at the start. Simon Senfuka sailed the Pirates first PK attempt high, Jair Gooden, Ramone Palmer and Alain Matingou all connected on their attempts and Brian Eike missed his for CC, so the score was tied 3-3. Next up for Columbia was Nikola Velickovic, the defender went left and Park’s Reece Harris went right and Columbia was now up, 4-3. The final attempt was now up to freshman Kiel Williams for Park. Williams attempt sailed high and Columbia celebrated its second straight AMC title over the Pirates. Park ended the season with a record of 12-3-2. But Park didn’t leave the season empty handed, Park’s head coach Efrem Shimlis was named the AMC Coach of the Year and Ramone Palmer earned the AMC Men’s Soccer Player of the Year and was named a 2010 NAIA Sophomore goalkeeper Reece Harris led Park to a Men’s Soccer Third-Team All-American. Matthew Ashman named a NAIA Honorable Mention All-American and 12-2-2 record in his 16 starts in 2010 and collected 62 there were five Pirates who were named to the 2010 AMC First-Team All-Conference squad. Park returns 15 players from the 2010 season to this year’s squad and looks to qualify for their first appear- saves with five shutout victories. ance in the 2008 season.


2010 Park Men's Soccer Park University Combined Team Statistics (as of Nov 13, 2010) All games 2011 PARK MEN’S SOCCER

Goals By Minute

University of Sioux Falls, L, 3-1

1. Alain Matingou (1)..............................54’

Midland Lutheran, W, 5-0

1. Ramone Palmer (1).............................17’ 2. Simon Senfuka (1)...............................35’ 3. Ramone Palmer (2).............................53’ 4. Roberto Carrion (1)............................56’ 5. Sibhat Dagnacha (1)............................59’

Lindenwood, W, 2-1

1. Ramone Palmer (3)...............................3’ 2. Ramone Palmer (4).............................68’

William Jewell, L, 4-2

1. Ramone Palmer (5)...............................5’ 2. Alain Matingou (2)..............................64’

Benedictine, L, 4-1

1. Jair Gooden (1)...................................44’

McKendree, T, 1-1

1. Ramone Palmer (6).............................18’

Graceland, W, 2-1

1. Ramone Palmer (7).............................53’ 2. Ramone Palmer (8).............................87’

Hannibal-LaGrange, W, 3-2

1. Matthew Ashman (1)...........................39’ 2. Matthew Ashman (2)...........................58’ 3. Ramone Palmer (8).............................78’

RECORD: OVERALL ALL GAMES........... (12- 3- 2) CONFERENCE.......... ( 6- 0- 1) NON-CONFERENCE...... ( 6- 3- 1) DATE ---------Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 08 Sep 12 Sep 15 *Sep 18 Sep 22 *Sep 25 Sep 29 *Oct 02 *Oct 06 *Oct 9 Oct 12 *Oct 16 *Oct 23 Nov 09 Nov 12

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OPPONENT ---------------------USF MIDLAND LUTHERAN LINDENWOOD UNIVERSIT William Jewell #9 Benedictine College MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY GRACELAND UNIVERSITY Hannibal-LaGrange MIDAMERICA NAZARENE HARRIS-STOWE STATE William Woods Missouri Baptist Baker University Williams Baptist COLUMBIA COLLEGE WILLIAM WOODS COLUMBIA COLLEGE

W/L SCORE ATT ------- ----L 1-3 271 W 5-0 219 W 2-1 605 L 2-4 812 L 1-4 245 T 1-1 202 W 2-1 459 W 3-2 166 W 7-3 304 W 5-1 244 W 3-1 132 W 3-0 119 W 3-0 200 W 3-0 142 W 2-1 418 W 3-0 289 T O3 1-1 238

TEAM STATISTICS PARK OPP --------------------------------------------------SHOT STATISTICS.......... Goals-Shot attempts.... 47-261 23-173 Goals scored average... 2.77 1.35 Shot pct............... .180 .133 Shots on goal-Attempts. 134-261 93-173 SOG pct................ .513 .538 Shots/Game............. 15.4 10.2 Assists................ 22 3 CORNER KICKS............. 75 62 PENALTY KICKS............ 5-7 1-1 PENALTIES................ Yellow cards........... 22 19 Red cards.............. 1 1 ATTENDANCE............... Total.................. 3249 1816 Dates/Avg Per Date..... 10/325 7/259 Neutral Site #/Avg..... 0/0

MidAmerica Nazarene, W, 7-3

1. Matthew Ashman (3).............................6’ 2. Jair Gooden (2)...................................22’ 3. Jair Gooden (3)...................................40’ 4. Matthew Ashman (4)...........................46’ 5. Matthew Ashman (5)...........................53’ 6. Matthew Ashman (6)...........................60’ 7. Matthew Ashman (7)...........................68’

Harris-Stowe State, W, 5-1

1. Ramone Palmer (10).............................7’ 2. Matthew Ashman (8)...........................50’ 3. Jair Gooden (4)...................................52’ 4. Dawit Gebremariam (1).......................60’ 5. Simon Senfuka (2)...............................67’

William Woods, W, 3-1

2010 Stats

1.Jair Gooden (5)......................................... 2. Matthew Ashman (9)............................... 3. Ramone Palmer (11)................................

Missouri Baptist, W, 3-0

1. Matthew Ashman (10).........................46’ 2. Matthew Ashman (11).........................53’ 3. Matthew Ashman (12).........................60’

Baker, W, 3-0

1.Ramone Palmer (12)............................22’ 2. Simon Senfuka (3)...............................56’ 3. Matthew Ashman (13).........................59’

Williams Baptist, W, 3-0

1.Ramone Palmer (13)............................15’ 2. Jair Gooden (6)...................................72’ 3. Sibhat Dagnachaw (2).........................85’

Columbia, W, 2-1

1.Jair Gooden (7)....................................10’ 2. Matthew Ashman (14).........................69’

William Woods, W, 3-0

1. Michael Arrum(1)................................16’ 2. Simon Senfuka (4).................................4’ 3. Jair Gooden (8)...................................38’

Columbia, L, 1-1 (4-3, PK’s) 1. Matthew Ashman (15).........................89’

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HOME ( 7- 1- 2) ( 2- 0- 1) ( 5- 1- 1)

AWAY ( 5- 2- 0) ( 4- 0- 0) ( 1- 2- 0)

NEUTRAL ( 0- 0- 0) ( 0- 0- 0) ( 0- 0- 0)

## PLAYER GP G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-AT -------------------------------------------------------------------10 Ashman, Matthew 13 15 1 31 50 .300 33 .660 4 0-0 7 Palmer, Ramone 17 13 8 34 49 .265 25 .510 6 3-4 6 Gooden, Jair 14 8 2 18 46 .174 19 .413 1 1-1 8 Senfuka, Simon 17 4 6 14 36 .111 17 .472 0 0-0 15 Dagnachaw, Sibhat 16 2 1 5 12 .167 6 .500 0 0-0 5 Matingou, Alain 12 2 0 4 11 .182 4 .364 0 0-0 21 Carrion, Roberto 3 1 1 3 3 .333 2 .667 0 0-0 16 Gebremariam, Dawit 14 1 0 2 7 .143 5 .714 0 1-2 18 Arrum, Michael 17 1 1 3 6 .167 3 .500 1 0-0 9 Williams, Kiel 12 0 1 1 13 .000 6 .462 0 0-0 2 Hayes, Phillip 2 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0-0 3 Nsereko, Yusuf 3 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 17 Lowe, Jordan 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 24 MeHaffey, Tyler 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 23 Simonella, Gaetano 5 0 0 0 4 .000 3 .750 0 0-0 20 Mulonzi, Ceasar 10 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 19 Smith, Todd 17 0 1 1 3 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 14 Moudfir, Anass 12 0 0 0 8 .000 4 .500 0 0-0 13 Abidovic, Nermin 11 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0 12 Palmer, Robert 15 0 0 0 6 .000 4 .667 0 0-0 11 Mergen, Kiefer 15 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 0-0 1 Harris, Reece 17 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 0 Frame, T.G. 3 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 Total............... 17 47 22 116 261 .180 134 .513 12 5-7 Opponents........... 17 23 3 49 173 .133 93 .538 3 1-1 |-GOAL AVERAGE-| |-SAVES-| ## GOALTENDERS GP Minutes GA Avg Sv Pct W L T Sho --------------------------------------------------------------------1 Harris, Reece 17 1421:31 21 1.33 62 .747 12 2 2 5 0 Frame, T.G. 3 107:18 2 1.68 7 .778 0 1 0 0 Total............... 17 1528:49 23 1.35 70 .753 12 3 2 5 Opponents........... 17 1528:49 47 2.77 87 .649 3 12 2 0 GOALS BY PERIOD -------------------Park University..... Opponents...........

1st 2nd OT OT2 OT3 --- --- --- --- --20 27 0 0 0 10 13 0 0 0

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SHOTS BY PERIOD -------------------Park University..... Opponents...........

1st 2nd OT OT2 OT3 --- --- --- --- --139 120 1 1 0 90 79 3 1 0

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Total ----261 173

SAVES BY PERIOD -------------------Park University..... Opponents...........

1st 2nd OT OT2 OT3 --- --- --- --- --42 28 0 0 0 46 41 0 0 0

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Total ----70 87

CORNER KICKS BY PRD -------------------Park University..... Opponents...........

1st 2nd OT OT2 OT3 --- --- --- --- --47 28 0 0 0 39 22 1 0 0

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FOULS BY PERIOD 1st 2nd OT OT2 OT3 Total -------------------- --- --- --- --- ------2010 Park Men's89Soccer Park University..... 60 1 1 0 151 Category Leaders Opponents........... 93 (as 86 2of 2 Nov 0 -13, 1832010)

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## POINTS GP G A Pts Shots ---------------------------------------------7 Palmer, Ramone 17 13 8 34 49 10 Ashman, Matthew 13 15 1 31 50 6 Gooden, Jair 14 8 2 18 46 8 Senfuka, Simon 17 4 6 14 36 15 Dagnachaw, Sibhat 16 2 1 5 12 5 Matingou, Alain 12 2 0 4 11 18 Arrum, Michael 17 1 1 3 6 21 Carrion, Roberto 3 1 1 3 3 16 Gebremariam, Dawit 14 1 0 2 7 9 Williams, Kiel 12 0 1 1 13

## SHOTS GP G A Sh Shot% ---------------------------------------------10 Ashman, Matthew 13 15 1 50 .300 7 Palmer, Ramone 17 13 8 49 .265 6 Gooden, Jair 14 8 2 46 .174 8 Senfuka, Simon 17 4 6 36 .111 9 Williams, Kiel 12 0 1 13 .000 15 Dagnachaw, Sibhat 16 2 1 12 .167 5 Matingou, Alain 12 2 0 11 .182 14 Moudfir, Anass 12 0 0 8 .000 16 Gebremariam, Dawit 14 1 0 7 .143 12 Palmer, Robert 15 0 0 6 .000

## GOALS GP G A Pts Shots ---------------------------------------------10 Ashman, Matthew 13 15 1 31 50 7 Palmer, Ramone 17 13 8 34 49 6 Gooden, Jair 14 8 2 18 46 8 Senfuka, Simon 17 4 6 14 36 5 Matingou, Alain 12 2 0 4 11 15 Dagnachaw, Sibhat 16 2 1 5 12 18 Arrum, Michael 17 1 1 3 6 21 Carrion, Roberto 3 1 1 3 3 16 Gebremariam, Dawit 14 1 0 2 7

## SHOT PCT GP G A Sh Shot% ---------------------------------------------21 Carrion, Roberto 3 1 1 3 .333 10 Ashman, Matthew 13 15 1 50 .300 7 Palmer, Ramone 17 13 8 49 .265 5 Matingou, Alain 12 2 0 11 .182 6 Gooden, Jair 14 8 2 46 .174 15 Dagnachaw, Sibhat 16 2 1 12 .167 18 Arrum, Michael 17 1 1 6 .167 16 Gebremariam, Dawit 14 1 0 7 .143 8 Senfuka, Simon 17 4 6 36 .111 9 Williams, Kiel 12 0 1 13 .000

## GAME WINNING GOALS GP GWG -------------------------------7 Palmer, Ramone 17 6 10 Ashman, Matthew 13 4 6 Gooden, Jair 14 1 18 Arrum, Michael 17 1 ## ASSISTS GP G A Pts Shots ---------------------------------------------7 Palmer, Ramone 17 13 8 34 49 8 Senfuka, Simon 17 4 6 14 36 6 Gooden, Jair 14 8 2 18 46 15 Dagnachaw, Sibhat 16 2 1 5 12 21 Carrion, Roberto 3 1 1 3 3 18 Arrum, Michael 17 1 1 3 6 9 Williams, Kiel 12 0 1 1 13 19 Smith, Todd 17 0 1 1 3 10 Ashman, Matthew 13 15 1 31 50

## SHOTS ON GOAL GP G A Sh SOG SOG% -------------------------------------------------10 Ashman, Matthew 13 15 1 50 33 .660 7 Palmer, Ramone 17 13 8 49 25 .510 6 Gooden, Jair 14 8 2 46 19 .413 8 Senfuka, Simon 17 4 6 36 17 .472 9 Williams, Kiel 12 0 1 13 6 .462 15 Dagnachaw, Sibhat 16 2 1 12 6 .500 16 Gebremariam, Dawit 14 1 0 7 5 .714 5 Matingou, Alain 12 2 0 11 4 .364 14 Moudfir, Anass 12 0 0 8 4 .500 12 Palmer, Robert 15 0 0 6 4 .667 ## SOG PCT GP G A Sh SOG SOG% -------------------------------------------------2 Hayes, Phillip 2 0 0 1 1 1.000 23 Simonella, Gaetano 5 0 0 4 3 .750 16 Gebremariam, Dawit 14 1 0 7 5 .714 12 Palmer, Robert 15 0 0 6 4 .667 21 Carrion, Roberto 3 1 1 3 2 .667 10 Ashman, Matthew 13 15 1 50 33 .660 7 Palmer, Ramone 17 13 8 49 25 .510 15 Dagnachaw, Sibhat 16 2 1 12 6 .500 14 Moudfir, Anass 12 0 0 8 4 .500 18 Arrum, Michael 17 1 1 6 3 .500

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1962 Park’s first ever NAIA National Tournament qualifying team came in 1962, led by coaches Ara Zakaryan and Ed Nelson. Park went 7-2 on the year and represented Area 1 in the NAIA National Tourney. The Pirates came in fourth-place in that tournament, which was held in Richmond, Ind. Park took on East Stroudsburg (Pa.) in game one losing, 5-0, and took on Castleton State (Vt.) in its second game losing, 3-2.

1984

Shawn French and Ted Glickey (hugging) along with other members of the 1984 National Tournament team celebrate as they qualified for their first NAIA National Tournament in 22 years. Under first-year head coach Ben Popoola, the Pirates went, 19-2-1. In game one of the tournament Park took on Westmont (Calif.) and the match ended in a tie and went on to penalty kicks. Park won the match in penalty kicks and earned the right to play for the national championship against Warner Pacific. In the championship match, Park lost to Warner, 3-2, in overtime.

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2003

2003 brought another successful season for Park in both the regular and postseasons. The Pirates again qualified for the national tournament and took on No. 11 ranked Auburn University-Montgomery in the first game, winning in penalty kicks, 6-5, to move onto the quarterfinals. In the quarters, Park matched up against Hastings College and lost narrowly, 1-0, to end their season with a record of 14-8-1

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NAIA National Tournament Teams

In just his second year as head coach of the Pirates, Efrem Shimlis led Park to its third NAIA National Tournament and made it all the way to the championship game. Park rolled through the national tournament defeating Concordia University (Calif.), 2-1, in game one and knocked out No. 1 ranked Rio Grande University, 1-0, in the tournaments second game. In the semifinal match against perennial powerhouse Lindsey Wilson College, Park again prevailed beating the Blue Raiders, 4-3, in penalty kicks to face off against University of Mobile in the championship game. Park ended up losing to Mobile 2-1. Park finished the year with a 21-2-2 record but that record was later amended to 1-24. The NAIA ruled that the Pirates used an ineligible player throughout the year.


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2004

The 2004 Park University squad was again led by head coach Efrem Shimlis and finished the season with the most wins in the history of the program with a record of 20-3-1. The Pirates made it to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament, losing to Auburn UniversityMontgomery, 5-2.

2005

NAIA National Tournament Teams

For the second time in three years, Park and Hastings College met in the NAIA National Tournament, but this time the two met in the first round, in 2003 both squads faced off in the national quarterfinals with Hastings winning, 1-0. In another hard fought game, Hastings again came out victorious and defeated the Pirates, 1-0. Park finished that year with an overall record of 15-4-2.

2006

Mirsad Dzilic had an outstanding season for Park in 2006, scoring 24 goals and adding 4 assists for a total of 52 points, earning him MCAC Player of the Year honors. As a team, Park faced Goshen University in Round 1 of the NAIA national tournament, winning in penalty kicks, 3-1. Park then took on No. 3 ranked Webber International, falling 3-2. Park finished the year with a record of 13-8-1.

2007

Park finished the ‘07 campaign as the Region IV Tournament Champions and MCAC Regular season champs. Park was also ranked in every NAIA Top 25 coaches poll, peaking at No. 14. Park again competed in the National Tournament, losing to No. 5 seeded Simon Fraser University, 1-0, in the first round. The Pirates finished the season with an overall record of 13-6.

2008

The 2008 squad featured a plethora of young talented athletes and earned 13 MCAC awards, including Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, not to mention three NAIA All-Americans. Park finished the season 11-4-3 and lost in the NAIA Opening Round game to Baker University, 1-0, in overtime. www.parkathletics.com

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Opponent Score McKendree L, 3-2 Newman L, 2-1 Drury University L, 5-4 Rockhurst W, 2-1 Missouri Valley L, 1-0 Lindenwood University L, 2-1 William Jewell W, 6-0 Westmar L, 2-1 Illinois-Springfield W, 2-1 Oklahoma City W, 4-2 Southern Nazarene L, 2-0 Columbia L, 3-2 Benedictine W, 2-1 John Brown L, 3-1 Harris-Stowe State W, 3-1 Avila W, 5-0 Missouri Baptist W, 5-0 Baker L, 1-0 Huntingdon College L, 3-1 Missouri Baptist W, 6-0 Columbia L, 3-2

Date Aug. 28 Aug. 30 Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 21 Sept. 25 Sept. 27 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 23 Oct. 25 Oct. 28 Nov. 6 Nov. 8 Nov. 13

Opponent McKendree Grand View Newman Westmar Rockhurst Illinois-Springfield Coumbia Lindenwood Oklahoma City Missouri Baptist Harris-Stowe State Benedictine Avila Southern Nazarene Baker William Jewell John Brown McKendree Lindenwood Newman

Date Aug. 31 Sept. 2 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 13 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 16 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 14

Opponent Score McKendree University W, 2-1 Newman University L, 1-0 Oklahoma City T, 0-0 Southern Nazarene L, 3-0 Westmar L, 4-1 Rockhurst University L, 4-3 Harris-Stowe State L, 2-1 Lindenwood L, 1-0 Benedictine College L, 1-0 Bellevue W, 5-0 Columbia College W, 2-1 Baker University L, 2-0 Missouri Baptist L, 3-1 Grand View W, 3-0 University of St. Mary’s W, 2-0 Avila University W, 4-1 William Jewell W, 6-0 Columbia College L, 1-0 Mt. Saint Clare W, 2-0 Baker University L, 4-3

1995 • Head Coach - Ben Popoola (11-8-1)

Score W, 3-2 W, 2-1 L, 2-1 W, 1-0 L, 3-0 L, 2-0 T, 0-0 L, 1-0 L, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 6-0 L, 1-0 L, 1-0

1996 • Head Coach - Ben Popoola (11-8-1)

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1997 • Head Coach - Matt Clark (10-9-1)

Date Aug. 30 Sept. 5 Sept. 7 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 17 Sept. 21 Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 22 Nov. 1 Nov. 4 Nov. 6

Opponent Berry College McKendree University St. Scholastica Wisconsin Lutheran Benedictine College Grandview Lindenwood William Jewell College William Woods Columbia College Rockhurst College Dordt College Bellevue University Oklahoma City Westmar University Missouri Baptist Harris-Stowe State Baker University Nebraska Wesleyan Missouri Baptist McKendree

Score L, 1-2 W, 2-1 W, 3-2 W, 6-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 4-1 L, 1-2 L, 0-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 T, 0-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 L, 0-4 L, 1-2 W, 6-2 L, 3-2

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Oct. 30 Nov. 4 Nov. 6

Opponent Score Grand View W, 3-2 Southern Nazarene W, 3-0 Baker University T, 2-2 Lindenwood University W, 1-0 Dordt College L, 2-1 Briarcliff University L, 1-0 William Jewell W, 2-1 Mount Senario College W, 4-1 College of Saint Scholastica W, 1-0 Hannibal- LaGrange W, 5-0 McKendree W, 4-3 Oklahoma City University L, 5-2 Missouri Baptist W, 4-0 Harris-Stowe State L, 1-0 Columbia College W, 2-1 Nebraska Wesleyan L, 2-0 Graceland University L, 1-0 William Woods W, 5-0 McKendree W, 2-0 Columbia College L, 2-1

1998 • Head Coach - Roger Bongaerts (12-7-1)

1999 • Head Coach - Roger Bongaerts (10-8-1)

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 18 Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 28 Nov. 2

Opponent Grand View University Baker University Benedictine College Nebraska Wesleyan University Doane College Columbia College Southern Nazarene John Brown McKendree Missouri Baptist Dordt College Harris-Stowe State William Woods Lindenwood University William Jewell College Hannibal-LaGrange Briarcliff University University of St. Mary McKendree University

Score W, 2-0 L, 2-1 T, 1-1 L, 2-0 W, 6-1 L, 3-1 W, 2-1 W, 3-1 W, 2-1 W, 3-1 W, 8-1 L, 4-0 L, 1-0 W, 3-2 W, 9-1 W, 1-0 L, 2-1 L, 3-2 L, 1-0

Game-by-Game Results, 1994-1999

Date Aug. 28 Sept. 3 Sept. 7 Sept. 10 Sept. 14 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 25 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 13 Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Nov. 1 Nov. 3


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Date Aug. 26 Aug. 30 Sept. 2 Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 21 Oct. 26 Nov. 8 Nov. 11

Opponent Score Lindsey Wilson College L, 2-0 Baker University W, 2-0 Doane College W, 5-1 Grand View T, 2-2 Lindenwood University L, 4-2 Dordt College W, 2-0 Columbia College L, 3-2 McKendree University W, 2-0 William Woods W, 2-0 Hannibal-LaGrange W, 2-0 National American Univ. L, 4-3 OT William Jewell College W, 5-0 Harris-Stowe State L, 4-0 University of St. Mary W, 5-0 Columbia College W, 2-1 2OT Lindenwood L, 2-0

Date Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 21 Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Nov. 8

Opponent Score National American Univ. L, 3-1 Concordia University T, 2-2 Huron University W, 4-1 McKendree University W, 3-2 St. Gregory’s University L, 4-3 OT Baker University L, 3-0 Columbia College W, 3-2 Lindenwood University L, 6-1 William Woods W, 3-1 Graceland University W, 4-1 Bellevue University W, 4-1 Grand View W, 2-1 Newman University W, 1-0 University of St. Mary W, 3-0 Harris-Stowe State L, 2-1 Lindenwood L, 2-0

Game-by-Game Results, 2000-2004

2001 • Head Coach - Efrem Shimlis (11-7-2)

2002 • Head Coach - Efrem Shimlis (21-2-2)*

^ Matches later forfeited due to an NAIA determination that an ineligible student--athlete participated for Park. Record amended to 1-24-0; championships vacated.

Date Aug. 31 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 10 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 19 Oct. 22 Oct. 26 Oct. 29 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Nov. 25 Nov. 26

Opponent Score Hastings College W, 2-1 University of Saint Mary W, 4-0 Tabor College W, 5-0 Concordia University (Neb.)W, 8-1 Graceland University W, 2-1 Baker University T, 1-1 York College T, 1-1 Benedictine College W, 2-0 Haskell Indian Nations W, 15-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan W, 9-0 William Jewell W, 5-1 Bellevue University W, 4-1 Avila University W, 3-0 Friends University W, 7-0 Newman University W, 1-0 William Woods W, 5-0 Central Christian College W, 5-0 St. Gregory’s University W, 2-1 Newman University L, 2-1 Doane College W, 3-0 Hastings College W, 3-1 Concordia University (Calif.) W, 2-1 University of Rio Grande W, 1-0 Lindsey Wilson College T, 2-2 (PK’s 4-3) University of Mobile L, 2-0

2003 • Head Coach - Efrem Shimlis (14-7-1)*

Date Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Oct. 28 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 22

Opponent Score Lindsey Wilson College L, 3-2 Graceland University L, 2-0 Morningside College W, 7-2 Hastings College L, 1-0 OT Baker University W, 2-1 OT University of Saint Mary W, 5-0 Central Christian College W, 14-0 Benedictine College W, 4-0 Avila University W, 7-0 Bellevue University W, 4-1 Newman University W, 4-0 York College W, 7-0 Columbia College W, 3-2 Rockhurst University L, 3-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan W, 5-0 Lindenwood University L, 3-1 William Jewell College L, 2-1 Oklahoma Wesleyan W, 7-0 Bellevue University W, 3-0 Bellevue University W, 5-0 Auburn University Montgomery T, 1-1 (6-5 PK’s) Hastings College L, 1-0

Date Aug. 28 Aug. 31 Sept. 4 Sept. 9 Sept. 14 Sept. 16 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 25 Sept. 29 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 26 Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 9 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 17 Nov. 18

Opponent Score Southern Nazarene L, 4-1 Graceland University W, 3-2 Doane College W, 3-0 Benedictine College W, 3-2 University of Saint Mary W, 3-0 Avila University W, 12-0 Bellevue University W, 2-1 Central Christian College W, 6-0 Baker University T, 1-1 Lindenwood University W, 1-0 Newman University W, 1-0 Morningside College W, 7-1 York College W, 5-2 Oklahoma Wesleyan W, 7-0 William Jewell College W, 1-0 Hastings College W, 2-0 Lindsey Wilson College L, 2-0 Central Christian College W, 9-0 Newman University W, 3-0 Ottawa University W, 2-1 Bellevue University W, 4-2 Morningside College W, 8-0 Si Tanka University W, 6-1 Auburn University Montgomery L, 5-2

2004 • Head Coach - Efrem Shimlis (20-3-1)*

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Opponent Score Morningside College W, 3-2 Lindsey Wilson College L, 3-0 Doane College W, 6-0 Northwestern College W, 3-0 William Jewell College W, 4-1 Graceland University W, 3-2 2OT John Brown University W, 4-2 Lindenwood University L, 2-0 York College W, 5-4 OT Oklahoma Wesleyan W, 3-0 Bellevue University W, 3-2 Newman University W, 3-2 OT Central Christian College W, 6-0 Grand View T, 1-1 2OT Baker University W, 3-1 Southern Nazarene L, 2-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan W, 5-0 Bellevue University T, 2-2 2OT McPherson College W, 3-0 Bellevue University W, 2-1 Hastings College L, 1-0

Date Aug. 23 Aug. 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 9 Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Oct. 3 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 15 Nov. 16

Opponent Midland University Northwestern College John Brown University Lindsey Wilson College Hastings College William Jewell College Bethel College

Date Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 20 Oct. 26

Opponent Baker University Dakota Wesleyan Lindsey Wilson College Midland Lutheran William Jewell College Hastings College Benedictine College Graceland University Grand View University Oklahoma Wesleyan Sterling College

2006 • Head Coach - Efrem Shimlis (13-8-1)*

Score W, 5-0 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 3-1 L, 2-1 L, 4-3 2OT Central Christian College W, 8-0 Grand View College L, 2-0 Graceland University L, 3-0 Southern Nazarene L, 3-2 OT Ottawa University W, 10-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan W, 8-0 Newman University W, 2-1 York College W, 3-1 Bellevue University L, 3-1 York College W, 2-0 Bellevue University L, 3-2 OT Sterling College W, 1-0 OT Bellevue University W, 2-1 Goshen University T, 2-2 2OT Webber International L, 3-2

2007 • Head Coach - Efrem Shimlis (13-6)*

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Score W, 3-2 W, 2-0 L, 3-2 OT L, 1-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-0 W, 3-2 L, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 5-2 W, 3-0 Central Christian College W, 9-0 York College W, 5-0 Bellevue University W, 2-0 York College W, 4-0

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L, 1-0 OT W, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 1-0

2008 • Head Coach - Efrem Shimlis (11-4-3)*

Date Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 25 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

Opponent Lindsey Wilson College Lee University Oklahoma Christian William Jewell College Benedictine College Columbia College Graceland University Grand View College Kansas Wesleyan York College Baker University Bellevue University Oklahoma Wesleyan Southern Nazarene Central Christian Westminster College Bellevue University Baker University

Score L, 1-0 W, 2-1 T, 1-1 2OT W, 1-0 T, 1-1 2OT W, 3-2 W, 4-2 W, 2-1 W, 4-1 W, 7-0 W, 0-0 2OT L, 3-2 W, 4-0 W, 2-0 W, 6-0 W, 2-0 L, 2-0 L, 1-0 OT

Date Aug. 29 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 22 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 10 Oct. 13 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 21 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 10 Nov. 13

Opponent Score Avila University W, 4-1 Lindsey Wilson W, 3-0 William Jewell College L, 2-1 Benedictine College W, 2-0 Graceland University W, 2-0 William Woods W, 4-0 Hannibal-LaGrange L, 3-1 Columbia College L, 2-1 OT Baker University L, 3-2 2OT Missouri Baptist W, 2-1 OT Harris-Stowe State W, 2-0 Grand View University T, 1-1 2OT McKendree University L, 2-1 Williams Baptist College W, 5-0 Harris-Stowe State W, 3-0 McKendree University W, 1-0 2OT Columbia College L, 2-1 OT

Date Aug. 21 Aug. 28 Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 18 Sept. 22 Sept. 25 Sept. 29 Oct. 2 Oct. 6 Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Nov. 9 Nov. 12

Opponent Score University of Sioux Falls L, 3-1 Midland Lutheran W, 5-0 Lindenwood W, 2-1 William Jewell L, 4-2 Benedictine L, 4-1 McKendree T, 1-1 Graceland W, 2-1 Hannibal-LaGrange W, 3-2 MidAmerica Nazarene W, 7-3 Harris-Stowe W, 5-1 William Woods W, 3-1 Missouri Baptist W, 3-0 Baker W, 3-0 Williams Baptist W, 3-0 Columbia W, 2-1 William Woods W, 3-0 Columbia T , 1-1 OT(L, 4-3 PK’s)

2009 • Head Coach - Efrem Shimlis (10-6-1)

2010 • Head Coach - Efrem Shimlis (12-3-2)

* Denotes NAIA National Tournament Appearance.

Game-by-Game Results, 2005-2009

Date Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 18


2011 PARK MEN’S SOCCER COACH YEAR WINS LOSSES TIES WIN % NOTES Terry Dennis 1979 10 3 2 66.67% 7-0-1 at home. Pat Hogan 1980 11 7 1 57.89% Pete Thomson 1981 9 6 1 56.25% Tom Koontz 1982 4 8 0 33.33% Ben Popoola 1983 8 7 0 53.33% Ben Popoola 1984 19 2 1 86.36% Appeared in second NAIA National Championship Tournament Ben Popoola 1985 13 2 3 72.22% Ben Popoola 1986 14 3 0 82.35% Ben Popoola 1987 14 4 0 77.78% Ben Popoola 1988 10 5 1 62.50% Ben Popoola 1989 11 3 1 73.33% Ben Popoola 1990 16 5 1 72.73% Ben Popoola 1991 11 11 0 50.00% Ben Popoola 1992 13 7 0 65.00% Ben Popoola 1993 16 6 1 69.57% Ben Popoola 1994 9 12 0 42.86% Ben Popoola 1995 11 8 1 55.00% Popoola record 165-75-9 (.662) Matt Clark 1996 10 9 1 50.00% Matt Clark 1997 11 9 1 52.38% Clark record 21-18-2 (.525) Roger Bongaerts 1998 12 7 1 60.00% Roger Bongaerts 1999 10 8 1 52.63% Third in AMC (3-3) Roger Bongaerts 2000 10 7 1 55.56% Advanced to Region Final vs. Lindenwood Bongaerts record 32-22-3 (.561)

History

Efrem Shimlis 2001 11 6 2 57.89% Efrem Shimlis 2002^ 21 2 2 84.00% ^ Efrem Shimlis 2003 14 8 1 60.87% Efrem Shimlis 2004 20 3 1 85.42% Efrem Shimlis 2005 15 4 2 76.19% Efrem Shimlis 2006 13 8 1 63.64% Efrem Shimlis 2007 13 6 0 68.42% Efrem Shimlis 2008 11 4 3 69.4% Efrem Shimlis 2009 10 6 1 61.7% Efrem Shimlis 2010 12 3 2 76.4% Shimlis Record 120-72-15 (.615) TOTAL 372 211 31 63.1%

Advanced to region semifinal vs. Lindenwood Record amended to 1-24 due to an ineligible student-athlete’s participation.

NAIA National Championship Quarterfinalists NAIA National Championship Second Round NAIA National Championship First Round NAIA National Championship Second Round NAIA National Championship First Round NAIA National Championship Opening Round Lost to Columbia College, 2-1 in the AMC Championship game AMC regular season champions, lost to Columbia in PK’s in AMC title game

*since 1979

WINS IN NAIA MEN’S SOCCER PROGRAM HISTORY (as of July 2011) Park Men’s Men’s Soccer NAIA All-Americans 604, Judson (Ill.), 1967-2010 581, Westmont (Calif.), 1965-2010 - 2002 Eric Ongao National Player of the Year 520, Berry (Ga.), 1962-2009 Enock Odede Third Team All-American 505, Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.), 1956-2010 - 2003 - 2004 Simon Mulama Second Team All-American 493, Rockhurst (Mo.), 1964-1997 2005 Simon Mulama First Team All-American 489, Houghton (N.Y.), 1967-2010 - 2006 Mirsad Dzilic Third Team All-American 478, Goshen (Ind.), 1958-2010 - 2007 James Katajwa Second Team All-American 443, Cedarville (Ohio), 1963-2010 - 2007 Mirsad Dzilic Third Team All-American 417, Fresno Pacific (Calif.), 1963-2010 - 2010 Ramone Palmer Third Team All-American 411, Grace (Ind.), 1966-2010 * Only first, second and third team All-Americans are listed. 401, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 1990-2010 400, The Master’s (Calif.), 1970-1998, 2001-10 396, Walsh (Ohio), 1973-2010 392, Southern Nazarene (Okla.), 1978-2010

372, Park (Mo.), 1979-2010

356, Midwestern State (Texas), 1972-1996 339, John Brown (Ark.), 1978-2010 321, Rio Grande (Ohio), 1986-2010 289, Quincy (Ill.), 1964-1983 285, Earlham (Ind.), 1949-1988

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2004 Second-Team NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American 2006 Third-Team NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American 2007 Third-Team NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American 2005 First-Team NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American

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Athletic Facilities

Park University’s outdoor athletics facilities include one of the NAIA’s premiere soccer facilities, Julian Field, as well as Comfort Field, which is home to Park’s baseball program, and the Park Softball Complex. Park’s soccer teams also train on a top-notch practice surface at Hemingway Field, located adjacent to the baseball facilities.

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Best Value, Nationwide

Park continues to increase access to higher education by offering the quality undergraduate and graduate degrees students desire at locations, times and delivery formats that 36 best serve their needs. In 2010, the University was ranked as the No. 1 value among private colleges and universities by Parents & Colleges, an online resource for parents of collegebound students. According to Parents & Colleges, institutions included on this list offer a diversity of degrees, have affordable tuitions and/or offer generous financial aid, and report the highest SAT or ACT scores for the incoming class. Park was cited as offering “both proximity to big-city excitement and the safe, relaxed atmosphere of a small town… the student body represents 50 states and 100 countries, and the school prides itself on its diversity and global outlook. Tuition for full-time undergraduates is a fraction of other private institutions, and average class size and student-to-faculty ratio are low.”

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ark University calls Parkville, Mo., and the Greater Kansas City area home, offering students the features of both small-town life and the flashing lights of a big city. With a population of more than 4,000, Parkville allows students the small-town lifestyle and tightly knit community often times associated with small college athletics and the NAIA. Originally a trading post on the Missouri River, Parkville grew as Kansas City boomed in the late 1800s, which included the founding of Park University. Both the University and the city get their names from Col. George S. Park, who played a key role in the early development of the area. Today, Parkville’s historic downtown district, coupled with new shopping areas to the north and east, gives Park University students multiple entertainment opportunities within the area. Parkville sits within the Northland area of metropolitan Kansas City, which encompasses 15 counties, nine of which are in Missouri and six across the state line in Kansas. The Northland is locally referred to as “north of the river.” Contained wholly within Missouri, it encompasses portions of Platte and Clay counties, including the northern half of Kansas City, Mo., and the cities of Parkville, Gladstone, Liberty and North Kansas City. Kansas City is situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, often referred to as Kaw Point, straddling the border between the two states. The Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, anchored by Kansas City, Mo., is the 29th largest in the United States, with an estimated population just over 2 million. A tradition-rich city known for its barbecue and storied sports history, Kansas City is currently home to Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League, Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City and the Kansas Speedway, which hosts multiple NASCAR and IRL events throughout the year, including two Sprint Cup Series event in the spring and fall. Kansas City is also home to the Kansas City T-Bones independent league baseball franchise and the Kansas City Explorers of World TeamTennis. The Sprint Center and the Power & Light District in the downtown area is one of the region’s top entertainment areas. The Sprint Center also houses the College Basketball Experience, which includes the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. A few blocks away sits historic Municipal Auditorium, home to the Buffalo FundsNAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. In 2010, Park University made its third appearance in five seasons, and its fifth overall, in the national tournament. Additionally, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics moved its offices downtown in the summer of 2007. Kansas City is also known for its historic shopping districts, including Westport and the Country Club Plaza, which is one of the world’s largest outdoor shopping areas designed for motor-vehicle traffic. Commonly referred to as “The Plaza,” it is home to one of the nation’s largest holiday light displays between Thanksgiving and January. In the Northland, Zona Rosa has become a popular shopping district, while Leawood Town Center and The Legends at Village West in Kansas City, Kan., keep shoppers occupied in Kansas.


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Founded

Founded in 1875 in Parkville, Mo., Park University has developed into a comprehensive, independent institution that is a national leader in higher education. In 2000, Park achieved university status and now serves more than 24,000 students annually at 40 campus centers in 21 states and online. Serving an ethnically diverse student population and non-traditional adult learners has, for many years, been central to Park’s educational mission. Even in its first year, Park University enrolled women students as well as men, something that was unusual at the time; and two of the original 17 students were Native Americans. Park was also an early integrator when it welcomed African-American students to live in Park’s residence halls in the 1950s.

Present

Providing such access has developed considerable diversity among the student population, with more than 650 international students from 110 countries, and a 42 percent student representation from racial, ethnic and cultural groups typically underrepresented in colleges and universities. The University has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top 100 American colleges/universities in the nation graduating Hispanic, African-American and American-Indian students. In addition, extracurricular activities and championship-caliber athletic programs complement Park’s outstanding scholastic programs. Park offers numerous degree programs online, and it maintains a long-standing relationship with the U.S. military for which it has been recognized as one of the largest providers of online undergraduate education to military learners worldwide. Park has received international recognition by Military Advanced Education magazine as one of its “Top 20 Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities,” citing Park’s “innovative academic degree programs steeped in excellence.”

Location

The flagship campus of Park University is located on a historic site in Parkville, Mo., situated on a bluff above the scenic Missouri River. The Parkville Campus is 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, 15 minutes from Kansas City International Airport, and is part of the KCI Business Corridor. In addition, Park Distance Learning has established campus centers on military installations across the U.S. and online. Park’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies is located at our downtown Kansas City, Mo., Campus Center. Park also serves the Kansas City metropolitan area with campuses in Independence and Lexington, Mo. In addition to our military campus centers throughout the country, Park also has a campus in Austin, Texas.

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Founded: 1875 Location: Parkville, Mo. Tuition: Our fiscal initiatives provide varying revenue streams which allow Park to maintain its tuition at approximately the same level as students attending state universities in Missouri (our tuition benchmark). First-time Freshmen: ACT is 22 with an average grade point average of 3.386. Student/Faculty Ratio: Undergraduate 12:1; Graduate 9:1. Diverse Population: Students represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 110 foreign countries. Athletics: Park University is a member of the NAIA: Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Women’s Softball and Golf, and Men’s Baseball. Financial Aid: More than 85 percent of undergraduate students who qualify receive some form of financial aid. These include loans, grants and work-study positions. Special Programs and Facilities: Parkville Commercial Underground; Mabee Learning Center (academic underground, including the McAfee Memorial Library); limitless internship opportunities; Academic Support Center for tutoring, testing and writing labs; Career Development Center; Breckon Sports Center; state-of-the-art fitness facility; International Center for Music; Campanella Art Gallery; David Theater.

Accreditation

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Park University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has officially approved the academic standards of Park University for teacher education. The Ellen Finley Earhart Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Department of Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Vision Statement

Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Mission Statement

Park alum Bob Kendrick has been hired as the

Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse com- President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum munity of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective, and located in the heart of the historic 18th and Vine engage in lifelong learning and service to others. district in Kansas City, Mo.

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University President Michael Droge, PH. D 3rd Year as President

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University President

ichael Droge, Ph.D., was appointed president by the Park University Board of Trustees in 2009. He arrived at Park in September 2002 to serve as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. His role in that position gave him charge of all academic areas of the University, including acting as the liaison between the academic and non-academic components of the University. A nationally respected participant in higher education, Droge has a distinguished academic career of teaching, research and serving as principle investigator on federally funded programs such as the Multiethnic Biomedical Research Support Program from the National Institutes for Health, the Bridges to the Future Program from the NIH and the McNair Scholars Program from the Department of Education. He has also served as a member of the Neuroscience and Physiology Panel for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Washington, D.C., and an ad hoc reviewer for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and a journal reviewer for Brain Research and J. Neuroscience. His academic awards include the Beall Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Mary Mason Lyon Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching and Service, and the President’s Award for Distinguished Service from Texas Woman’s University. Droge received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and German from the University of Kansas and he began graduate studies in Germany at the University of Bonn as a Fulbright Scholar. Upon receiving his Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University, Droge went on to earn a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He came to Park University with 19 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator, most recently as a professor of biology and dean of graduate studies and research.


2011 PARK MEN’S SOCCER

Director of Athletics Claude English 20th Year at Park University

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laude English is in his 16th year as Park University’s Director of Athletics, serving in the role since January of 1996. Throughout English’s 15-year tenure as Director of Athletics, Park University has steadily improved its athletics facilities, enhancing an already first-rate student-athlete experience. The 2011-12 academic year will add to the list of facility improvements under English’s watch, when the Park University cross country and track and field squads will begin the season with a new track adjacent to Julian Field, a 1,500-seat soccer stadium also built under English’s watch in 2001. Breckon Sports Center, home to Park’s volleyball and basketball programs, as well as the baseball and softball complexes, have continued to see playing-surface and aesthetic upgrades in English’s 15 years as Athletics Director. In 2010-11, English was honored for his service as an athletics administrator by being inducted into the McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame, June 23, 2010, in Anaheim, Calif., representing the NAIA in a group of seven individuals honored by the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation supports the John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards is presented to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. English was joined in the 2010 McLendon Hall of Fame induction class by Percy Bates, Bernie Bickerstaff, Howard Gentry, Sr., Michael Haynes, Rafer Johnson and Don Newcombe, while a second group of Pioneer Award winners was also honored. That group included Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez, Ernie Davis, USC AD Mike Garrett, Tom Goss, UCLA AD Dan Guerrero, Charles Harris, Tommy Hawkins, Kim Ng, Fritz Pollard, Burl Toler and former Washington and Notre Dame head football coach Tyrone Willingham. English began his affiliation with Park University in the 1992-93 men’s basketball season, coaching the Pirates through the end of the 2004-05 campaign. For his final 10 seasons at the helm of the Park men’s basketball program, English also assumed the duties of Director of Athletics, a position he will continue into his 16th year in the 2011-12 academic year. English is the winningest coach in Park University men’s basketball history, compiling 182 wins to push his overall win total to 227. From 1981 to 1984, English was the head men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Rhode Island, where he was named Atlantic-10 Conference Coach of the Year in the 1981-82 season. His coaching tenure at Park was highlighted by the Pirates’ run to the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament semifinal round in 1997-98, which ended with a school-record mark of 27-8. English was honored at the national tournament with the Charles A. Krigel Award for outstanding sportsmanship, while his team was awarded the Dr. James Naismith-Emil S. Liston Sportsmanship Award for the team recognized as most sportsmanlike at the tourney. After a stellar collegiate playing career for Christian College in Dallas, Texas, and the University of Rhode Island, English was selected in the NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers where he played the 1970-71 season. English also played in the Eastern Basketball Association for the Hartford Capitals, the affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. In 1973-74, English won the Eastern Basketball Association Championship with the Capitals. He was a three-year captain at Hartford. As Director of Athletics at Park, the Pirates have captured 50 conference championships, and in each of his 15 previous seasons as athletics director, at least one Park program has advanced to NAIA postseason play each year. Also during his run as Director of Athletics, 86 student-athletes have been named NAIA AllAmericans, including a track and field national champion in the NAIA marathon, and 179 student-athletes have earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete honors. In 2008-09, Park University’s department of athletics carried an overall grade point average better than 3.0, and the Pirates earned a school record seven NAIA scholar teams, marking more than half of the department’s programs posting a team GPA of 3.0 or better. In 2010-11, Park narrowly missed its school record for scholar teams, landing six on the list, including first-time honorees as the baseball and men’s basketball teams achieved better than 3.0 team GPAs.

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Steve Wilson Sports Information Director 5th Year at Park University Steve Wilson enters his fifth year as the Director of Sports Information at Park University, overseeing publicity and gameday operation efforts for all 15 sports. Wilson is the primary media liaison for the entire Park University athletics department, as well as both women’s soccer and women’s volleyball in the fall, men’s basketball in the winter, and baseball and women’s golf in the spring. He is also responsible for overseeing all publications and online efforts within the department, including www.parkathletics.com, which was named the best in-house NAIA website in 2009-10 and placed third in 2010-11, and serves as the official online home for Pirate athletics. Additionally, Wilson supervises game-day staff at all home events as well as other administrative duties within the Department of Athletics. He also serves as Park University’s playby-play voice when the Pirates are on the road. In 2011-12, he will oversee an enhanced social media experience for Park University fans, as well as a renewed commitment to quality online video broadcasting. The 2011-12 season will also bring on a new role, when Wilson splits duties as American Midwest Conference Sports Information Director with Columbia College Associate Director of Athletics Cindy Fotti. Fotti and Wilson will coordinate all promotional aspects for the conference, including weekly and postseason awards, preseason polls, social media efforts and the conference’s online home, www.amcsportsonline.com. An active CoSIDA and NAIA-SIDA member, Wilson is involved in several national committees, and in 2011 he was named to an at-large position on the NAIA-SIDA Board of Directors. He is also involved in publications committees, serving as a contest coordinator of the NAIA-SIDA Walt McAlexander Baseball Brochure Contest as well as a judge in various CoSIDA competitions. In 2010-11, he produced a pair of top-billing media guides in NAIA-SIDA publications contests, winning the Walt McAlexander Baseball Brochure Contest and the NAIA-SIDA single-sport brochure contest for his women’s golf media guide. In all, 2010-11 produced five top 10 finishes in publications contests, for Wilson, bringing his career total to 13 top 10 NAIA-SIDA finishes. A 2004 graduate of Kansas State University, Wilson began his career in sports information as a Graduate Assistant at Kansas Wesleyan University during the 2004-05 school year, assisting with the Coyote football, men’s basketball, baseball and women’s basketball programs. In 2005, he joined the athletic media relations staff at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he was the primary contact for women’s volleyball, women’s basketball and baseball, while also assisting with publicity efforts in the Bobcat football program. While at Texas State, Wilson also provided basketball and baseball play-by-play on KTSW-FM. Away from San Marcos, Wilson assisted on the gameday staffs of the 2005 United States Basketball League Championship, the 2006 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional in San Antonio and the 2006 NCAA Baseball Regional in Austin, Texas. During the 2005 football season, he also assisted the game-day efforts of the New Orleans Saints, who were relocated to San Antonio by Hurricane Katrina. Prior to his work in sports information, Wilson was a play-by-play voice and account manager for KSAL-AM in Salina, Kan., as well as a contributing writer and assistant editor for Rivals.com College Baseball. He received top honors in the student-intern play-by-play category by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in 2003. Wilson and his wife, Sarah, reside in Roeland Park, Kan.

Assistant Sports Information Director

4th Year at Park University

Tyler Price enters his fourth year as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Park. Price is the primary contact for both men’s soccer and cross country in the fall, women’s basketball and men’s volleyball in the winter, as well as softball and track and field in the spring. Price joins SID Steve Wilson as the primary liaison between Park’s athletics programs and the public. The two are responsible for serving the needs of not only the media, 40 but also coaches, student-athletes, supporters and fans. For the second straight men’s volleyball season, Price will work as the Mid-America Men’s Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) Sports Information Director. In that capacity Price will work closely with all 18 institutions and will continue to monitor the conference’s new website and work with institutional media relations personnel.Price will coordinate the NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Player’s of the Week along with the NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Top 10 Poll. Price is a proud member of NAIA-SIDA as well as CoSIDA. Price and Wilson produce 10 media guide publications each year for the Park University athletic department and Price has been awarded with five NAIA-SIDA Top 10 in the Nation awards for his publications, including a second-place finish for his 2011 Men’s Volleyball Media Guide. A 2008 graduate of Kansas State University, Price spent three years in the Sports Information Department from 2005-08 as a Student Assistant. Along with assisting in the promotion of all 12 varsity sports at K-State, Price’s main responsibility was serving as the primary contact for the women’s equestrian program. After graduation, Price joined the Sports Information staff at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). After a few months promoting the NAIA, Price made the trek a few miles north to Parkville. The Overland Park, Kan., native also worked in sports broadcasting early in his career, spending two summers working at NBC KSHB-TV in Kansas City as an Associate Sports Producer for the 38 Sports Spot television program and all evening KSHB-TV newscasts. Price is an avid Kansas City sports fan and enjoys watching all Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Kansas State athletic events. Price and his wife, Jenny, also a graduate of K-State, reside in Overland Park, Kan., with their daughter Maria. twitter.com/parkpirates

Sports Information Department

Tyler Price


2011 PARK MEN’S SOCCER STUDENT-ATHLETE GEOGRAPHICAL BREAKDOWN IN 2010-11 Sport TOTAL INT %INT DOM Baseball 30 4 13% 26 Men’s Basketball 18 2 11% 16 Men’s Cross Country / Track 16 3 19% 13 Men’s Soccer 24 15 63% 9 Men’s Volleyball 13 8 62% 5 Softball 17 0 0% 17 Women’s Basketball 12 0 0% 12 Women’s Cross Country / Track 16 4 25% 12 Women’s Golf 5 1 20% 4 Women’s Volleyball 13 3 23% 10 Women’s Soccer 18 8 44% 10 TOTAL 182 48 26% 134

Right-to-Know

INT denotes International Student-Athletes DOM denotes Domestic United States Student-Athletes Gender Men Women

# 101 81

% 55% 45%

Kansas City Metro KC Outside

# 72 110

% 40% 60%

%DOM 87% 89% 81% 38% 38% 100% 100% 75% 80% 77% 56% 74%

International Student-Athletes Country # % Australia 1 2% Bahamas 1 2% Brazil 7 15% Cameroon 1 2% Canada 5 10% Ecuador 1 2% Ethiopia 3 6% France 1 2% Germany 1 2% Honduras 1 2% Hungary 2 4% Jamaica 8 17% Kenya 4 8% Mexico 1 2% Serbia 1 2% South Africa 1 2% Sweden 3 6% Thailand 1 2% Trinidad & Tobago 2 4% Uganda 2 4% Venezuela 1 2% TOTAL 48 100% DOMESTIC STUDENT-ATHLETES State # % Arizona 4 3% Arkansas 2 1% California 10 7% Colorado 1 1% Delaware 1 1% Florida 1 1% Georgia 1 1% Illinois 2 1% Indiana 5 4% Iowa 1 1% Kansas 23 17% Louisiana 2 1% Michigan 1 1% Minnesota 1 1% Missouri 72 54% Nebraska 1 1% Ohio 1 1% Oklahoma 2 1% South Carolina 1 1% Wisconsin 2 1% TOTAL 134 100% 41

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The American Midwest Conference (formerly known as the Show-Me Collegiate Conference) sponsors championships in 13 different sports: 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 track and field, and volleyball. The purpose of the American Midwest Conference is to promote the positive ideals and objectives of athletics, to provide an organization of colleges and universities with similar foundations to engage in athletic contests on an equal basis, to serve as a forum to formulate and solve common problems, to enhance and preserve athletics in their true perspective and to promote athletics in an academic environment. The AMC is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The nine member institutions that make up the AMC include Park University (Parkville, Mo.), Columbia College (Columbia, Mo.), Hannibal-LaGrange University (Hannibal, Mo.), Harris-Stowe State University (St. Louis, Mo.), Missouri Baptist University (St. Louis, Mo.), Stephens College (Columbia, Mo.), Williams Baptist College (Walnut Ridge, Ark.), Benedictine University at Springfield (Springfield, Ill.) and William Woods University (Fulton, Mo.)

AMC PRESIDENT’S CUP 2010-11 FINAL STANDINGS INSTITUTION POINTS McKendree University 377.5 William Woods University 310 Park University 280 Missouri Baptist University 245 Hannibal-LaGrange University 215 Columbia College 197.5 Williams Baptist College 112.5 Harris-Stowe State University 70 Stephens College 27.5

AMC/NAIA

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The purpose of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is to promote the education and development of students through intercollegiate athletic participation. Member institutions, although varied and diverse, share a common commitment to high standards and to the principle that participation in athletics serves as an integral part of the total educational process. The NAIA embraces the concept of the student and recognizes the importance of the individuality of each member institution, the value of the conferences and Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) structure, and the benefits of membership in a national association. The NAIA supports gender equity. Gender equity is an atmosphere and reality where fair distribution of overall athletic opportunity and resources, proportionate to enrollment, are available to women and men, and where no student-athlete, coach or athletics administrator is discriminated against in any way in the athletics program. That is to say, an athletics program is gender-equitable when the men’s sports program would be pleased to accept as its own the overall participation opportunities and resources currently allocated to the women’s sports program and vice versa. The NAIA has 50,000 student-athletes participating at nearly 300 member colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. Divided into 25 conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.), the NAIA offers 23 championships in 13 sports. Since 1937, the NAIA has continued a long tradition of pushing the envelope and making a positive difference in the lives of students, coaches and parents. The Champions of Character program is the latest cutting-edge addition to the NAIA’s proud history of innovation. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator are committed to the true spirit of competition through the five core values: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship.

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Tv/Radio Roster

13 Nermin Abidovic

10 Matthew Ashman

F • 6-0 • So.

21 Roberto Carrion

F • 5-11 • Jr.

D • 5-10 • Sr.

North Kansas City, Mo.

Kingston, Jamaica

8 Dawit Gebremariam

6 Ja-ir Gooden

Mid • 5-7 • Jr.

8 • 6-0 • Jr.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Kingston, Jamaica

5 Devon Mehaffey

7 Tyler Mehaffey

Mid • 5-7 • Jr.

Kansas City, Mo.

Kingston, Jamaica

D • 6-1 • Fr.

Excelsior Springs, Mo.

1 Reece Harris

2 Phillip Hayes

GK • 5-99 • So.

F • 5-7 • Jr.

F • 5-9 • So.

Kansas City, Mo.

12 Robert Palmer

D • 5-9 • Sr.

Guayaquil, Ecuador

3 Nick Cintron

Platte City, Mo.

Kansas City, Mo.

18 Ryan Miller

14 Anass Moudfir

GK • 6-2 • So.

Kansas City, Mo.

24 Jack Russell

F • 5-11 • So.

Kansas City, Mo.

15 Sibhat Dagnachaw

Mid • 5-7 • Sr.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

4 Alain Matingou

F • 5-8 • Fr.

D • 6-0 • Sr.

Kumasi, Kennedy

20 Cesar Mulonzi

St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada

19 Todd Smith Lake Waukomis, Mo.

F • 5-8 • Sr.

Kansas City, Mo.

11 George Kennedy

Mid • 6-0 • So.

Mid • 5-8 • Sr.

23 Andrew Devero

D • 5-11 • Sr. Nairobi, Kenya

16 Dan Taylor

Mid • 5-10 • Fr. Gladstone, Mo.

Paris, France

0 Steven Njuba

GK • 6-1 • Fr.

Kampala, Uganda

9 Kiel Williams

Mid • 5-9 • So.

Point Fortin, Trinidad & Tobago


2011 Men’s Soccer Schedule Date August 27 September 2 September 10 September 13 September 17 September 20 September 24 September 27 October 1 October 5 October 10 October 15 October 19 October 21 OCtober 29 November 5 November 8 November 11 November 19 November 28 November 29 November 30 December 1 December 2 December 3 -

Opponent Midland Lutheran Baker Benedictine-Springfield Missouri Valley Williams Baptist Graceland Hannibal-LaGrange MidAmerica Nazarene Missouri Baptist Lindenwood Kansas Wesleyan Bethel (Tenn.) William Woods Columbia Harris-Stowe AMC Quarters % AMC Semis % AMC Championship % NAIA Opening Round $ NAIA National Tournament # NAIA National Tournament # NAIA National Tournament # NAIA National Tournament # NAIA National Tournament # NAIA National Tournament #

Home Games in Gold

Location Freemont, Neb. Julian Field Julian Field Julian Field Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Lamoni, Iowa Julian Field Julian Field Julian Field St. Charles, Mo. Julian Field Julian Field Julian Field Columbia, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Campus Sites Campus Sites Campus Sites Campus Sites Orange Beach, Ala. Orange Beach, Ala. Orange Beach, Ala. Orange Beach, ALa. Orange Beach, Ala. Orange Beach, Ala.

TIME 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA


2011 Park University Men's Soccer Media Guide  

This is the official Park University 2011 Men's Soccer Media Guide. 42 pages of in-depth coverage on your favorite soccer squad.

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