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Sophomore • Forward 2008 MCAC Offensive Player of the Year 2008 NAIA Third-Team All-American


Senior • Defender MCAC Defensive Player of the Week


Senior • Forward 2008 Second-Team All-MCAC


Senior • Forward 2007 First-Team All-MCAC 2007 First-Team All-NAIA Region IV


Senior • Defender 2008 Second-Team All-MCAC

Aliesha Cassie


Junior • Midfielder/Defender

Sophomore • Midfielder/Forward 2008 Second-Team All-Conference

Junior • Midfielder



Junior • Goalkeeper Conference Defensive Player of the Week


Junior • Midfielder 2008 Second-Team All-Conference


Junior • Midfielder

SAMANTHA GROSS Junior • Defender


THE 2009 SEASON Season Preview................................................. 2-3 Opponent Information........................................4 American Midwest Conference............................5 MEET THE PIRATES Women’s Soccer Coaches......................................6 Player Bios..................................................... 7-11 HISTORY, REVIEW & STATISTICS 2008 Recap........................................................12 2008 Statistics....................................................13 Women’s Soccer Program History................. 14-17

For the most up-to-date information on Park University women’s soccer, log on to, the official Web site of Pirate athletics. There you’ll find weekly releases, game recaps, statistics, schedules, rosters and biographical information on Park student-athletes, coaches and staff.

EXPERIENCE PARK UNIVERSITY Park University............................................. 18-19 Parkville & Kansas City................................ 20-21 University President...........................................22 Director of Athletics...........................................23 Administrative Athletics Staff.............................24

2009 WOMEN’S SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS The 2009 Park women’s soccer media guide 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: Steve Wilson, Sports Information Director. CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Rita Weighill, Vice President for Communications; Brad Biles, University Communications Coordinator; Tyler Price, Assistant Sports Information Director. PHOTOGRAPHY: Park University, City of Kansas City, Don Wolf, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, UMKC. PRINTING: Multi-Ad. Peoria, Ill. ON THE COVER: Seniors Natalie Parker, Ivy Chapin, Kitti Katona and Shea Brazill, and sophomore All-American Ashley Maxwell. UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location........................................... Parkville, Mo. Enrollment.................................................. 24,157 Conference................................American Midwest Nickname....................................................Pirates Colors........................................... Canary & Wine President...................................Dr. Michael Droge FAR...........................................Dr. Don Williams AD............................................ Claude W. English Head Trainer......................................Michael Frey Stadium....................................Julian Field (1,500) Athletics Phone............................. (816) 584-6425 Athletics Fax.................................. (816) 505-5448 Web...................................

MEDIA INFORMATION Athletics Staff Directory.....................................25 Athletics Facilities...............................................26 Julian Field Media Policies..................................27 Media Directory & Campus Directions.............28

WOMEN’S SOCCER INFORMATION First Season.................................................... 1988 All-Time Record.................................. 308-103-17 2008 Record................................................ 14-2-3 2008 MCAC Record..................................... 5-0-0 NAIA Tournament Record............................ 4-9-2 Last Appearance............................................. 2008

SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director............. Steve Wilson* E-Mail........................................ Office Phone................................. (816) 584-6490 Mobile Phone................................ (913) 687-2663 * Women’s Soccer Contact Assistant Sports Info. Director................Tyler Price E-Mail.................................... Office Phone................................. (816) 584-6751 Mobile Phone................................ (913) 645-4111

COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach.........................................Ken Hefner Alma Mater................................ West Georgia, ‘87 Record at Park........................................... 50-21-8 Overall Record.................................... 219-159-18 Assistant Coach..............................Kesiann Francis

Mailing Address: 8700 NW River Park Drive, PMB 123 Parkville, MO 64152

Right to Know • Enrollment of Students Receiving Athletically-Related Aid in 2008-09

In accordance with the federal Right to Know Act, the following chart outlines the number of recipients of athletic grants in each program. The number of athletes is broken down by sex and race. The chart represents the number of students in each area; it does not reflect the dollar amounts of aid granted. Also, those receiving grants for more than one sport are only counted once. NO: Non-resident Alien; BL: Black -- Non-Hispanic; WH: White -- Non-Hispanic; OT: Other; HI: Hispanic; UN: Unknown; AM: American Indian; BI: Bi-Racial.









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ith eight starters and 12 returners, in all, from a roster that advanced to the second round of the 2008 NAIA tournament, one might think that the Park University women’s soccer program is in a familiar spot. However, 2009 brings change. Park’s conference affiliation is the most noticeable change in 2009, as Park will now play all five of its conference opponents twice, home-and-away, in the American Midwest Conference. Last season, Park saw its MCAC opponents once during the regular season, leaving the Pirates with four fewer non-conference games than in 2008. “Whenever you’re presented with a new challenge, like a conference change, it’s exciting,” fifth-year head coach Ken Hefner said. “And to add to it, the AMC is an incredibly strong league with many teams capable of knocking one-another off on a week-by-week basis. Our job is to prepare for each game and focus to execute our plan.” Park’s 2009 changes will be met by a group of 12 veterans charged with leading the Pirates’ 20-player roster into a 16-game schedule that includes 10 contests at home. “Our returners must be our leaders,” Hefner said. “They’ve been to the highest level, whether it’s national tournament games, opening round games or region and conference championship games. They have to take that experience and relay it to the new players to show what it means to be a part of this program. What we do starts with the kind of leadership we get from our veterans.” Park’s four seniors will front the Pirates’ leadership core, along with a returning AllAmerican and conference player of the year, sophomore Ashley Maxwell. Maxwell led the Pirates in scoring last year, finding the back of the net for 13 goals while passing out 3 assists for 29 total points. At season’s end, Maxwell was a first-team all-conference selection and the MCAC’s offensive player of the year before being named NAIA Third-Team All-America. “To have a player earn those kinds of honors so early in her career is motivation for all of the new faces in this program,” Hefner said. “It shows that if you work hard, love the game and do everything that it takes to be an elite player, there are accolades out there. Our program is built with players like that, and it shows not only in the honors we’ve received, but also in the way our team performs.” Park’s senior class is loaded with honorees, as Kitti Katona and Ivy Chapin were allconference performers in 2008 for the Pirates, while Natalie Parker was an all-conference and all-region forward in 2007. Katona was instrumental in a Pirate defense that allowed only 17 scores last season

Seniors Natalie Parker, Kitti Katona (below), Ivy Chapin (facing page) and Shea Brazill (left) will be called upon to lead a 20-player roster, as Park University embraces its latest change and challenge as the newest member of the American Midwest Conference. from opponents, starting in all 19 games for Park as a junior. She was joined defensively by fellow senior Shea Brazill, who also appeared in all 19 games and was the MCAC’s final weekly honoree as defensive player of the week in early November. Offensively, Parker scored five goals and was second on the team in assists with four, while Chapin matched Parker in the assist column and added two goals to Park’s 48-goal team-total in 2008. The Pirates will also expect key contributions in 2009 from last season’s underclassmen, as Nori Gedei, Lisa Buzzotta, Aliesha Cassie, Emilia Sheffer, Angelica Tovar and Samantha Gross saw meaningful minutes during the 2008 season on the way to Park’s third-straight MCAC regular-season title. Park will also bring back more than half of its minutes in goal from 2008, with Monika Stoiber returning after playing in 11 games with 34 saves last season. Stoiber played more than 900 minutes for the Pirates, allowing a goals-against average of 1.16 and compiling a 6-2-2 mark between the pipes in 10 decisions. Stoiber also posted two of Park’s eight shutouts last year. “Monika is a very key part of our plan for 2009, since our defense is such a vital and critical part of our success,” Hefner said. “We need Monika to play the way she has in the past for us to be the kind of defensive team we want to be.” Park’s eight-member newcomer class will also be expected to contribute right away for the Pirates in the fall, when Mallory King, J’vonelle Simpson, Juneille Watkins, Melanie Brewer, MacKenzie Wilkins, Alli Rausch, Dana and Nichole Hemmingsen join the team in 2009. Simpson and Watkins come to the Pirates from Jamaica’s U-20 national squad, while the remaining six members of the signing class arrive at Park from Kansas City metropolitan area high schools.

“I’m really excited about the group of newcomers,” Hefner said. “There are some very talented players in this year’s signing class who all possess different characteristics that can help us. They’ll also push our returners for time on the field, making everyone sharp when it comes time to play.” 2009 SCHEDULE The Pirates will play four games against three teams who qualified for the 2008 NAIA tournament as well as six games against five opponents who were featured in the 2008 NAIA Women’s Soccer Top 25 Coaches Poll. Park will also begin its first season back in the American Midwest Conference in 2009, presenting a new-look conference schedule for the Pirates, who will play a home-and-home series against all five AMC opponents. “Our schedule is very competitive,” said head coach Ken Hefner. “We’re playing teams who are in the fight to win their conferences every year and they seem to always be in the mix when it comes to postseason, nationally. That prepares us for our new conference, which is a new challenge as well. We haven’t played anyone in the AMC for quite a while, so we have to be ready. I’m excited about the changes, because it’s a very competitive schedule and I’m interested to see how we respond to it.” The regular season begins on the last weekend in August, when the Pirates entertain

2009 PARK WOMEN’S SOCCER • 3 Avila University on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m., marking the first of four games against local rivals from the Heart of America Athletic Conference. “The local rivalries are terrific games. Four of those five teams will be in the final four in the Heart,” Hefner said. “Graceland is always in the national tournament, Jewell’s been there before and Benedictine made it for the first time last year. “Baker and Avila are improved, so again, our non-conference schedule is tremendous. Those games show what soccer is in Kansas City. With the exception of Graceland, we’re all within 20 miles of each other, and we’ll draw great crowds for those games. Soccer’s supposed to be a festive atmosphere, and we’ll certainly have it here.” The season-opener with Avila also starts a four-game home-stand, resuming 11 days later on Sept. 9, when the Pirates host Townsend Cup rival William Jewell College at 5 p.m. Both are paired with men’s games, marking two of the team’s six doubleheaders with the men’s program in 2009. Park’s first road game in 2009 will also be its first AMC contest of the season at William Woods on Sept. 19, and Sept. 22, the Pirates travel to NAIA quarterfinalist Graceland, where Park will be looking to atone for one of its two losses in 2008. Park plays its first AMC home game on Sept. 30, entertaining NAIA tournament qualifier and 2008 AMC champion McKendree. The game with the Bearcats begins a five-game home set that also includes a game against Harris-Stowe State on Oct. 3, as well as two more conference contests against Hannibal-LaGrange and Missouri Baptist. The home-stretch comes to a close on Oct. 13 against Baker, marking the Pirates vs. Cancer game in which all gate proceeds will be donated to cancer research. Halloween will bring the regular season to a close at Missouri Baptist with a 2 p.m. start, and on Friday, Nov. 6, the AMC post-season begins with conference tournament quarterfinals on campus sites. The AMC semifinals are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, and the championship game will conclude the tournament on Thursday, Nov. 12. “The conference makes it easier to fill games, having to find fewer non-conference games, but at the same time, you don’t want to have to play that same opponent twice,” Hefner said. “Once you get to the postseason, you’re going to have to see a couple of those teams for a third time. That’s difficult, but it’s a challenge and that’s invigorating for us. No one knows us, and we don’t know them yet either, so it will make it a challenge on both sides. We look forward to playing some great new opponents.”

2009 NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Player 2 Angelica Tovar 3 Lisa Buzzotta 4 Kitti Katona 5 Mallory King 6 J’vonelle Simpson 7 Natalie Parker 8 Nori Gedei 9 Aliesha Cassie 10 Juneille Watkins 11 Melanie Brewer 13 Ivy Chapin 14 Samantha Gross 16 Dana Hemmingsen 17 Nichole Hemmingsen 18 MacKenzie Wilkins 19 Ashley Maxwell 20 Alli Rausch 22 Shea Brazill 23 Emilia Sheffer 24 Monika Stoiber


Ht. 5-2 5-7 5-6 5-5 5-4 5-8 5-6 5-8 5-4 5-2 5-8 5-3 5-7 5-7 5-4 5-10 5-11 5-5 5-4 5-5

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2009 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 22 11 3 9 13 8 14 16 17 4 5 19 7 20 23 6 24 2 10 18

Player Shea Brazill Melanie Brewer Lisa Buzzotta Aliesha Cassie Ivy Chapin Nori Gedei Samantha Gross Dana Hemmingsen Nichole Hemmingsen Kitti Katona Mallory King Ashley Maxwell Natalie Parker Alli Rausch Emilia Sheffer J’vonelle Simpson Monika Stoiber Angelica Tovar Juneille Watkins MacKenzie Wilkins


Ht. 5-5 5-2 5-7 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-3 5-7 5-7 5-6 5-5 5-10 5-8 5-11 5-4 5-4 5-5 5-2 5-4 5-4

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

Hometown Kansas City, Mo. Chesterfield, Mo. Szeged, Hungary Olathe, Kan. Kingston, Jamaica Durham, England Szeged, Hungary Banff, Scotland St. Andrew, Jamaica Olathe, Kan. Independence, Mo. Adelaide, Australia Prairie Village, Kan. Prairie Village, Kan. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Janossomorja, Hungary

Previous School Hickman Mills HS Parkway West HS Deak Ferenc HS Olathe Northwest HS Camperdown HS Risedale College Sacvari Endre HS UT-Brownsville St. Hugh’s HS Olathe North HS Fort Osage HS Sacred Heart College Shawnee Mission East HS Shawnee Mission East HS Lee’s Summit North HS Park Hill HS Park Hill HS Maple Woods CC Park Hill South HS Szentgyorgyi Albert HS

Hometown Kansas City, Mo. Olathe, Kan. Chesterfield, Mo. Banff, Scotland Independence, Mo. Szeged, Hungary Adelaide, Australia Prairie Village, Kan. Prairie Village, Kan. Szeged, Hungary Olathe, Kan. Kansas City, Mo. Durham, England Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kingston, Jamaica Janossomorja, Hungary Kansas City, Mo. St. Andrew, Jamaica Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Previous School Maple Woods CC Olathe North HS Parkway West HS UT-Brownsville Fort Osage HS Sacvari Endre HS Sacred Heart College Shawnee Mission East HS Shawnee Mission East HS Deak Ferenc HS Olathe Northwest HS Park Hill HS Risedale College Park Hill HS Park Hill South HS Camperdown HS Szentgyorgyi Albert HS Hickman Mills HS St. Hugh’s HS Lee’s Summit North HS

WWW.PARKATHLETICS.COM • 4 Game 1 • Aug. 29 • Home


Game 11 • Oct. 13 • Home



General Info Location: Kansas City, Mo. Nickname: Eagles Colors: Purple & Vegas Gold Enrollment: 1,800 Conference: HAAC Stadium: Zarda Complex

General Info Location: Baldwin City, Kan. Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Orange & White Enrollment: 3,000 Conference: HAAC Stadium: Liston Stadium

General Info Location: Atchison, Kan. Nickname: Ravens Colors: Red, Black & White Enrollment: 1,350 Conference: HAAC Stadium: BC Soccer Complex

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Chris Clement Alma Mater: Central Missouri Overall: 6-7-3 At AU: 6-7-3 2008 Overall: 6-7-3 2008 HAAC: 3-4-2 (7th)

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Nate Houser Alma Mater: Baker Overall: 20-15-4 At BU: 20-15-4 2008 Overall: 10-8-2 2008 HAAC: 4-4-1 (6th)

Sports Information Contact: Eugene Peoples Phone: (816) 501-2495 E-Mail: Fax: (816) 941-4503 Web: SERIES Information Last Meeting: Sept. 2, 2006 Result: Park 2, AU 0 Series*: Park leads, 4-0-0

JOHN BROWN Game 3 • Sept. 12 • Home



General Info Location: Lamoni, Iowa Nickname: Yellow Jackets Colors: Blue & Gold Enrollment: 1,200 Conference: HAAC Stadium: Rasmussen Field

General Info Location: Hannibal, Mo. Nickname: Trojans Colors: Scarlet & Blue Enrollment: 1,100 Conference: AMC Stadium: Blackwell Field

General Info Location: St. Louis, Mo. Nickname: Hornets Colors: Brown & Gold Enrollment: 1,900 Conference: AMC Stadium: HSSU Field

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Lincoln Roblee Alma Mater: Park Overall: 50-17-10 At BC: 50-17-10 2008 Overall: 13-5-3 2008 HAAC: 5-3-1 (T-4th)

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Fred Wagenaar Alma Mater: Brock Overall: 82-8-11 At GU: 82-8-11 2008 Overall: 19-1-2 2008 HAAC: 8-0-1 (1st)

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Jason Nichols Alma Mater: Westmar Overall: 63-84-7 At HLG: 63-84-7 2008 Overall: 9-10-1 2008 AMC: 4-6-0 (4th)

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: John Ryan Alma Mater: Harris-Stowe St. Overall: 1-16-0 At HSSU: 1-16-0 2008 Overall: 1-16-0 2008 AMC 0-10-0 (6th)

Sports Information Contact: Kevin Kunde Phone: (785) 594-8495 E-Mail: Fax: (785) 594-4025 Web:

Sports Information Contact: Josh Pound Phone: (913) 360-7634 E-Mail: Fax: (913) 360-7451 Web:

Sports Information Contact: Matt Shelton Phone: (641) 784-5318 E-Mail: Fax: (641) 784-5472 Web:

Sports Information Contact: Matt Gordon Phone: (573) 629-3212 E-Mail: Fax: (573) 221-9424 Web:

Sports Information Contact: Phillip Hunt Phone: (314) 340-5984 E-Mail: Fax: (314) 340-5762 Web:

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Sept. 5, 2007 Result: BU 3, Park 2 Series*: Park leads, 9-4-0

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Sept.17, 2008 Result: Park 3, BC 1 Series*: Park leads, 11-4-0

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Sept. 22, 2008 Result: GU 2, Park 1 Series*: GU leads, 4-3-0

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Oct. 7, 2000 Result: Park 3, HLG 0 Series*: Park leads, 2-1-0

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Oct. 21, 2000 Result: Park 1, HSSU 0 Series*: Park leads, 4-1-0




* Due to incomplete records of seasons between 1988 and 1993, game-by-game results from those seasons are unavailable. Park University is currently in search of records from missing years. If you can provide information that will better help us in completing our records, please contact Steve Wilson, SID, at (816) 584-6490, or

McKENDREE Game 7 • Sept. 30 • Home Game 14 • Oct. 24 • Away

Game 4 • Sept. 16 • Home

Game 10 • Oct. 10 • Home Game 16 • Oct. 31 • Away

GRACELAND Game 6 • Sept. 22 • Away

Game 2 • Sept. 9 • Home

Game 9 • Oct. 7 • Home Game 12 • Oct. 17 • Away

Game 5 • Sept. 19 • Away Game 15 • Oct. 28 • Home

General Info Location: Siloam Springs, Ark. Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Blue & Gold Enrollment: 2,078 Conference: Sooner Stadium: Alumni Field

General Info Location: Lebanon, Ill. Nickname: Bearcats Colors: Purple & White Enrollment: 3,000 Conference: AMC Stadium: Leemon Field

General Info Location: St. Louis, Mo. Nickname: Spartans Colors: Navy & White Enrollment: 3,496 Conference: AMC Stadium: Maryland Heights Sportport

General Info Location: Liberty, Mo. Nickname: Cardinals Colors: Cardinal Red & Black Enrollment: 1,300 Conference: HAAC Stadium: Greene Stadium

General Info Location: Fulton, Mo. Nickname: Owls Colors: Burgundy & Forest Green Enrollment: 2,300 Conference: AMC Stadium: Firley Field

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Joe Thoma Alma Mater: Southern Nazarene Overall: 132-57-7 At JBU: 76-41-4 2008 Overall: 12-5-1 2008 Sooner: 8-1-1 (3th)

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Tim Strange Alma Mater: Saint Louis Overall: 152-39-14 At McK: 152-39-14 2008 Overall: 19-2-1 2008 AMC: 10-0-0 (1st)

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Deno Merrick Alma Mater: Missouri Baptist Overall: 19-17-1 At MBU: 19-17-1 2008 Overall: 11-7-1 2008 AMC: 7-3-0 (2nd)

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Chris Cissel Alma Mater: William Jewell Overall: 137-34-8 At WJC: 137-34-8 2008 Overall: 9-6-2 2008 HAAC: 5-3-1 (T-4th)

Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Randy Hall Alma Mater: Lincoln Overall: 2-29-2 At WWU: 0-0-0 2008 Overall: 13-8-0 2008 AMC: 6-4-0 (3rd)

Sports Information Contact: Simeon Hinesey Phone: (479) 524-7304 E-Mail: Fax: (479) 524-7412 Web:

Sports Information Contact: Eric Buck Phone: (618) 537-6565 E-Mail: Fax: (618) 537-6876 Web:

Sports Information Contact: Tiah Wingate Phone: (314) 323-0307 E-Mail: Fax: (314) 392-2371 Web:

Sports Information Contact: Paul Worstell Phone: (816) 415-5959 E-Mail: Fax: (816) 415-5029 Web:

Sports Information Contact: Jason Vittone Phone: (573) 592-1627 E-Mail: Fax: (573) 592-4386 Web:

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Aug. 29, 2008 Result: Park 1, JBU 0 Series*: Tied, 2-2-0

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Oct. 7, 2001 Result: Park 5, McK 0 Series*: Park leads, 9-1-0

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Oct. 4, 2006 Result: Park 2, MBU 0 Series*: Park leads, 7-2-1

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Sept. 10, 2008 Result: Park 1, WJC 0 (ot) Series*: WJC leads, 3-5-0

SERIES Information Last Meeting: Oct. 22, 2002 Result: Park 2, WWU 0 Series*: Park leads, 10-2-0

Game 8 • Oct. 3 • Home Game 13 • Oct. 19 • Away



ark University begins its first season back in the American Midwest Conference in the 2009-10 school year, rejoining the league after nine years of membership in the MCAC and as an NAIA Independent in basketball. Park previously held membership in the AMC from 1993 to 2000, exiting the league following the spring semester in 2000. “This is a great partnership for Park University and the AMC,” said Park University Director of Athletics Claude English. “In the ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics, it is important to have strong alliances within a conference for all of our athletic programs. The AMC gives us one unified conference home for our programs, and it also provides a familiarity with our past history in the league.” Park is one of nine AMC member institutions, joining Columbia College, HannibalLaGrange College, Harris-Stowe State University, McKendree University, Missouri Baptist University, Stephens College, William Woods University and Williams Baptist College. “The AMC looks forward to Park University rejoining the conference, and we know that Park will bring a lot to our league in the way of sponsored teams and quality conference competition,” Lowell Pitzer, AMC Commissioner, said. “Park’s location and proximity to the NAIA National Headquarters will also provide a boost for our conference. This was a unanimous decision by our executive committee, and we are excited for Park to come in next year.” The AMC 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.

2009 AMC WOMEN’S SOCCER COMPOSITE SCHEDULE Monday, August 24 Webster at Missouri Baptist, TBA Saturday, August 29 Avila at Park, 1 pm Harris-Stowe at Lambuth, 2 pm Maryville-STL at Missouri Baptist, 5 pm Sunday, August 30 Harris-Stowe at Lyon, Noon Tuesday, September 1 Missouri Valley at Harris-Stowe, 2 pm

* Park at William Woods, 7 pm Monday, September 21 Westminster at McKendree, 5:30 pm Tuesday, September 22 Culver-Stockton at Hannibal-LaGrange, 4 pm Park at Graceland, 5 pm Wednesday, September 23 * Missouri Baptist at Harris-Stowe, 1 pm * William Woods at McKendree, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 2 Avila at William Woods, 5 pm

Saturday, September 26 * McKendree at Hannibal-LaGrange, 2 pm * Missouri Baptist at William Woods, 5 pm

Thursday, September 3 Hannibal-LaGrange at Central Methodist, 7 pm

Tuesday, September 29 * Harris-Stowe at Hannibal-LaGrange, 3 pm

Friday, September 4 Avila at Missouri Baptist, TBA

Wednesday, September 30 * McKendree at Park, 3 pm Lindenwood at Missouri Baptist, 7 pm

Saturday, September 5 William Woods at Missouri Valley, 2 pm Avila at McKendree, 5 pm Baker at Missouri Baptist, TBA Sunday, September 6 Baker at McKendree, 3 pm Monday, September 7 Monmouth at Hannibal-LaGrange, 4 pm Wednesday, September 9 Central Methodist at Harris-Stowe, 2 pm McKendree at Missouri Valley, 2 pm William Jewell at Park, 5 pm Missouri Baptist at Benedictine, 5 pm Culver-Stockton at William Woods, 7 pm Friday, September 11 Kansas Wesleyan at Missouri Baptist, 5 pm Trinity Christian at McKendree, 6 pm Hannibal-LaGrange at Indiana Wesleyan, 7 pm Saturday, September 12 John Brown at Park, 1 pm Hannibal-LaGrange at Taylor, 2 pm Benedictine at William Woods, 5 pm Sunday, September 13 Harris-Stowe at Culver-Stockton, 1 pm Tuesday, September 15 * McKendree at Harris-Stowe, 2 pm Wednesday, September 16 Benedictine at Park, 5 pm * Hannibal-LaGrange at William Woods, 7 pm Harris-Stowe at Greenville, TBA Thursday, September 17 Oklahoma Wesleyan at Missouri Baptist, Noon McKendree at Lindenwood, 7:30 pm Saturday, September 19 Iowa Wesleyan at Hannibal-LaGrange, 3 pm * Missouri Baptist at McKendree, 5 pm

Thursday, October 1 * Harris-Stowe at William Woods, 7 pm Friday, October 2 McKendree at SIU-Edwardsville, 7 pm Saturday, October 3 * Harris-Stowe at Park, 1 pm * Hannibal-LaGrange at Missouri Baptist, 1 pm Sunday, October 4 William Woods at Maryville-St. Louis, Noon Wednesday, October 7 * Hannibal-LaGrange at Park, 4 pm Saturday, October 10 * Missouri Baptist at Park, 1 pm * Hannibal-LaGrange at Harris-Stowe, 2 pm * McKendree at William Woods, 5 pm

Thursday, October 15 * Harris-Stowe at Missouri Baptist, 1 pm Saturday, October 17 Central Baptist at Harris-Stowe, 1 pm William Woods at Iowa Wesleyan, 1 pm * Park at Hannibal-LaGrange, 4 pm Monday, October 19 * Park at Harris-Stowe, 1 pm * McKendree at Missouri Baptist, 4 pm Friday, October 23 * Hannibal-LaGrange at McKendree, 7 pm Saturday, October 24 * Park at McKendree, 1 pm * William Woods at Missouri Baptist, 5 pm Monday, October 26 Missouri Baptist at Brescia, 5 pm Wednesday, October 28 * Missouri Baptist at Hannibal-LaGrange, 2 pm * William Woods at Park, 6 pm Thursday, October 29 * Harris-Stowe at McKendree, 5 pm Saturday, October 31 * Park at Missouri Baptist, 2 pm * William Woods at Hannibal-LaGrange, 3 pm Monday, November 2 * William Woods at Harris-Stowe, 1 pm Friday, November 6 AMC Tournament Quarterfinals Monday, November 9 AMC Tournament Semifinals Thursday, November 12 AMC Tournament Championship

Tuesday, October 13 Baker at Park, 5 pm

Saturday, November 21 NAIA National Opening Round

Wednesday, October 14 Missouri Valley at Hannibal-LaGrange, 4 pm Central Methodist at William Woods, 5 pm Culver-Stockton at McKendree, 5:30 pm

November 30 - December 5 NAIA National Tournament All games and times subject to change



Head Women’s Soccer Coach (5th Season) • 50-21-8 at Park Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 PARK


en Hefner is in his fifth season as the head coach of the Park University women’s soccer program, entering the season with a mark of 50-21-8 at Park, while his overall record, including 29 wins as a men’s head coach, is 219-159-18. Hefner led the Pirates to their eighth NAIA tournament appearance in 2008, earning an opening-round draw before advancing to the second round and final site on penalty kicks at Dordt College. Park finished the year with a 14-2-3 record, losing to NAIA national champion Lee University in Daytona Beach, Fla. Park also claimed its third-straight MCAC regular-season championship and fourth in the last five years, capping the conference season with a second-straight MCAC tournament championship at Julian Field. At the conclusion of the 2008 season, Hefner gathered a pair of honors, being named NSCAA/adidas NAIA Midwest Region Coach of the Year for the third time in his career, as well as MCAC Co-Coach of the Year, marking his ninth career conference coaching honor. He also coached nine all-conference players in 2008, two of which went on to be named NAIA All-Americans. In 2007, Hefner had the Pirates within one win of a trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., and the NAIA tournament, but a loss to Kansas Wesleyan in the Region IV final ended the season at 12-5-2. The Pirates were MCAC regular-season tri-champions and MCAC tournament champions, while also producing

W-L-T 8-9-3 16-5-0 12-5-2 14-2-3 50-21-8

PCT .475 .762 .684 .816 .684

an hononrable mention All-American during the year. In 2006, Hefner led the Pirates to a regular season MCAC championship, going 5-0 in conference play. Park dropped the tournament final to Bellevue, 1-0 but beat Kansas Wesleyan in the Region IV Tournament, advancing to the school’s fifth consecutive appearance at the NAIA National Tournament. Hefner led the women past College of the Southwest in Round One but then fell to No. 4 Houghton College out of New York in Round Two. Hefner was honored as the Region IV Coach of the Year and MCAC Co-Coach of the Year. Hefner ranks as the eighth winningest coach in NAIA history, owning 190 career women’s wins in four seasons at Park, seven seasons at Lindsey Wilson College (19931999) and three seasons at Tennessee Wesleyan College (1990-93). Additionally, Hefner posted 19 wins as the head coach at NCAA Division I Arkansas State, helping his career coaching wins total to eighth all-time among NAIA women’s coaches. He also has 29 men’s wins from his time at Tennessee Wesleyan to push his overall career total to 203 wins. While at Lindsey Wilson, Hefner’s teams advanced to the national tournament twice (1998, 1999) and achieved a final national ranking of fifth following the 1999 season. In seven seasons at Lindsey Wilson, he posted a 93-46-5 record and had 11 players earn NAIA

CONF 3-1-2 5-0-0 4-1-0 5-0-0 17-2-2

PCT .667 1.000 .800 1.000 .857

MCAC 3rd 1st T-1st 1st

All-America honors. In 1999, Hefner was tabbed to lead a start-up soccer program at Arkansas State, which began play in 2000. His teams qualified for the Sun Belt Conference tournament four years in a row under his guidance and had three players named to the all-conference team from 2000-2003. In addition to Hefner’s success on the field, his players have enjoyed success in the classroom. At Lindsey Wilson, he had 18 academic all-conference selections and eight NAIA All-America Scholar-Athletes. During his time at Arkansas State, his team owned an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in six of seven semesters while he was at ASU. Hefner, who owns a United States Soccer Federation National “B” License, an Advanced National License and an NSCAA National Diploma, earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from West Georgia College in 1987. He and his wife, Dawn, have three children, Matthew (23), Megan (22) and Mackenzie (18).

KESIANN FRANCIS Assistant Coach (3rd Season)

Kesiann Francis is in her third season as an assistant coach for the Pirates after wrapping up her playing career at Park in 2006. Francis played in 65 career games for the Pirates, scoring 13 goals in four seasons. In her role as assistant coach, Francis is responsible for program operations, equipment inventory and assists with practice preparation. She is also responsible for accurate statistics of road contests and for pregame drills and field set-up.






5-7 • Junior • Midfielder Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway West HS)

5-5 • Senior • Defender Kansas City, Mo. (Maple Woods) Stats GP-GS G 2008 19-18 0 Park 19-18 0

A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GW PK-AT 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0

2008 - Made 18 starts and played in 19 games, including starts in both national tournament matches...Took two shots and had a shot-on-goal without a score...Helped the Park defense to hold opponents to 13 goals on the season...Was named All-MCAC Second Team...Named MCAC Defensive Player of the Week Nov. 3....PERSONAL - Shea Brazill was born in Woodbridge, Va. …parents are Bill and Teri… played high school soccer for head coach Carl Calcara at Park Hill… senior year went 22-2-2, winning conference and district in 2005… individual accomplishments included: team captain, two years junior varsity most valuable player and two years varsity most valuable player…was student council president…played two seasons at Maple Woods Community College for head coach Timo Kibune…was FirstTeam all-region, second leading scorer, team captain, and was awarded the Outstanding Student Award for women’s soccer…played one spring soccer season for Fredonia State University in Fredonia, N.Y. … chose to attend Park because of its location and credible University… hobbies include gardening, photography and dog walking…plans to major in photojournalism at Park.

Stats 2007 2008 Park

GP-GS 17-16 19-19 36-35

G 1 2 3




PERSONAL - Melanie Brewer was born in Olathe, Kan., and is the daughter of Dave and Denise Brewer…Father is the Chief Operating Officer of the Culligan Corporation of Greater Kansas City…Mother is a clerk…Has five siblings, including oldest brother Josh, the 1997 Simone Award winner and former Olathe North quarterback…Other siblings are Joe, Ricky, Haleigh and John…High school coaches were Dave Glassman and Forest Miles at Olathe North, where she was named honorable mention All-Sunflower League as a junior in 2008…Started every game in four years at Olathe North and is also a captain for her club team, the Kansas City Legends…Off the field service includes National Honor Society, Eagle Leadership Cadre and Link Crew …Shares her high school alma mater with current San Diego Charger and former Kansas State running back Darren Sproles… Chose Park over Notre Dame de Namur, Adams State and Buena Vista for its campus, proximity to home, coaching staff and friends involved in the program…Plans to major in legal studies…Away from the field, enjoys reading and playing golf.

GW PK-AT 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

2008 - Played and started in all 19 games for the Pirates as a sophomore, including two national tournament starts...Scored two goals and shared the team-lead in assists with five...Was named Second-Team All-MCAC...Took 22 shots on the season, including six on goal, and scored her goals against a pair of Oklahoma schools - Oklahoma Wesleyan and Oklahoma Christian...Had two assists against York...2007 - As a freshman, appeared in 17 games and started in 16 as an outside wing…logged in 1,293 minutes…scored one goal and had two assists for four points…took 15 shots and placed 6 on goal for a .400 shoton-goal percentage...PERSONAL - Lisa Buzzotta was born in St. Louis, Mo. …daughter of Mike and Gail…has three sisters…played soccer and graduated high school from Parkway West High School…team was conference champion all four years…individual honors include Second-Team all-conference as a junior and First-Team all-conference as a senior…played for head coach Annie Wayland…chose to attend Park to play soccer…is a social work major.


5-2 • Freshman • Defender Olathe, Kan. (Olathe North HS)

A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% 2 4 15 .067 6 .400 5 9 22 .091 6 .273 7 13 37 .081 12 .324

5-8 • Junior • Midfielder/Defender Banff, Scotland (UT-Brownsville) Stats GP-GS G 2008 18-18 0 Park 18-18 0

A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GW PK-AT 1 1 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0 1 1 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0

2008 - Missed one game during her sophomore regular season, playing and starting in 18 of Park’s 19 matches...Took two shots with one shot on goal...Posted her only assist of the season in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament against St. Mary (Neb.)... Shot on goal came against Bellevue, while her first shot of the season was against Bethel (Tenn.)...PERSONAL - Aliesha Cassie was born in Banff, Scotland…mother is Tracy Cassie, who is a teacher…has one brother and one sister…attended high school at Banff Academy… attended the University of Texas at Brownsville for one semester… was on the coaches honor roll, earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-region honors…chose to attend Park because of the soccer program and school…plans to major in international business.






5-8 • Senior • Forward Independence, Mo. (Fort Osage HS) Stats 2006 2007 2008 Park

GP-GS 21-14 19-19 19-18 59-51

G 2 5 2 9

A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% 1 5 14 .143 6 .429 2 12 16 .312 10 .625 4 8 26 .077 9 .346 7 25 56 .161 25 .446

GW PK-AT 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

2008 - Played in 19 games with 18 starts, scoring twice, with one goal coming against Graceland and another against Kansas Wesleyan in the regular season…Started in both of Park’s national tournament games...Had four assists on the year and totaled eight points, taking 26 shots and putting nine on-goal from her midfield position...2007 An MCAC First-Team selection as a midfielder and an MCAC Scholar-Athlete…started in all 19 games in sophomore outing…scored five goals and produced two assists for 12 points…took 16 shots on the year and earned a .625 shot-on-goal percentage by placing ten on frame...2006 - As a freshman, played in 21 games and earned 14 starts at the midfield position…had two goals and one assist for five points…took 14 total shots, placing six of them on frame…finished the year with a .429 shot percentage...PERSONAL - Ivy Chapin is the daughter of Allan and Jennifer Chapin…father is a network manager and mother is a secretary…has three siblings, Sydney (20), Ian (18) and Kai (13)…went to Fort Osage High School, played under head coach RaDel Hinckley…Shares her high school alma mater with St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols…was a part of the Elite 11 and an all-district player…hobbies include drawing, dancing, and attending church…played club for coach Rich Wolf with KC United… chose Park for the soccer program and location…is a fine arts education major.

5-6 • Sophomore • Forward/Midfielder Szeged, Hungary (Sacvari Endre HS) Stats GP-GS G 2008 19-17 2 Park 19-17 2

A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GW PK-AT 2 6 20 .100 14 .700 1 0-0 2 6 20 .100 14 .700 1 0-0

2008 - Played in 19 games, making 17 starts with two goals scored... First goal came against NCAA Division I South Dakota, which also marked her only career collegiate game-winning goal...Later scored at home against Central Christian...Also had two assists on the year, getting her first against Oklahoma Christian and her second at Benedictine...Took 20 shots on the year, including five at Oklahoma Wesleyan and four against Oklahoma Christian...Of her 20 shots, placed 14 on goal...PERSONAL - Nori Gedei was born in Szeged…chose Park for the soccer program…plans to major in international business.



5-3 • Junior • Defender Adelaide, Australia (Sacred Heart) Stats 2007 2008 Park

GP-GS 18-17 8-2 26-19

G 0 0 0

A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 3 .000 0 .000

GW PK-AT 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

2008 - Saw action in eight games, making two starts...Final appearance of the season was Oct. 18 against Oklahoma Wesleyan...Took one shot against Benedictine...2007 - Appeared in 18 games, earning the starting nod in 17...tallied over 1,400 minutes on the field…took two shots on the year...PERSONAL - Samantha Gross was born in Australia…parents are Christopher and Karina Gross…has one brother, David (26) and two sisters Amy (24) and Hannah (22)…attended Sacred Heart College for high school…is majoring in psychology.

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5-7 • Freshman • Midfielder Prairie Village, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS)

PERSONAL - Dana Hemmingsen was born in Kansas City, Mo., and is the daughter of Connie and Neil Hemmingsen, who reside in Prairie Village, Kan….Father is an electrical engineer, mother a fraud specialist…Has two sisters, Amanda and a twin, Nichole, who will join Dana on the Park women’s soccer roster in 2009…High school coaches at Shawnee Mission East were Jim Ricker and Jamie Kelly…In 2009, was

2009 PARK WOMEN’S SOCCER • 9 selected First-Team All-Sunflower League, First-Team Northeast Kansas Region and First-Team All-State in Kansas Class 6A...Named 2008 All-Sun honorable mention and honorable mention All-Sunflower League as a junior…Played on the Kansas Olympic Development Program team from 2002 to 2004…Chose Park University over Wayne State, Tennessee Tech and UMKC because of its location…Will major in mathematics…Also enjoys reading and volleyball.


NICHOLE HEMMINGSEN 5-7 • Freshman • Midfielder Prairie Village, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS)

PERSONAL - Nichole Hemmingsen was born in Kansas City, Mo., and is the daughter of Connie and Neil Hemmingsen, who reside in Prairie Village, Kan….Father is an electrical engineer, mother a fraud specialist… Has two sisters, Amanda and a twin, Dana, who will join Nichole on the Park women’s soccer roster in 2009…High school coaches at Shawnee Mission East were Jim Ricker and Jamie Kelly… Was named Second-Team All-Sunflower League as a senior in 2009… Named 2008 All-Sun honorable mention and All-Sunflower League second-team in her junior season…Played on the Kansas Olympic Development Program team from 2002 to 2004…Chose Park University over Wayne State, Tennessee Tech and UMKC for its campus, proximity to home and coaching staff…Also enjoys reading and volleyball when away from the soccer field.



5-48 • Senior • Defender Szeged, Hungary (Deak Ferenc HS) Stats 2005 2006 2008 Park

GP-GS 20-20 21-20 19-19 60-59

G 3 1 0 4

A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% 1 7 11 .273 7 .636 1 3 7 .143 1 .143 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 2 10 21 .190 9 .429

2008 - Has started and played in all 19 games this season for Park, taking three shots, including two against St. Mary (Neb.) in the regularseason finale...Started in all three NAIA national tournament contests for the Pirates…Also had her only shot on goal against Central Christian...2007 - Red-shirted the 2007 season after a torn ACL…2006 - Started in 20 games and played in 21…scored one goal and had one assist…earned three points on the year…took seven shots and landed one of them on goal…2005 - Started and played in 20 games…Posted her best career scoring season, notching three goals and one assist for seven

GW PK-AT 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

points with a .636 shot percentage…Took 11 total shots and placing seven of them on goal…PERSONAL - Kitti Katona is the daughter of Katona Jozsef and Katona Jozsefa...chose to attend Park for the soccer program…is majoring in international business.



5-5 • Freshman • Defender Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest HS) PERSONAL - Mallory King was born in Kansas City, Mo., and is the daughter of Candace and Matthew King of Olathe…Has one sister, Alysia, who currently plays for Baker University…Father is in industrial sales, mother a school secretary…High school soccer coach is Chris Graham at Olathe Northwest…Helped the team to a 2008 regional title in her junior season…Off the field activities included National Honor Society and its community service activities, Principal’s Honor Roll and captain of the Olathe Northwest band...Was also recruited by Hannibal-LaGrange, Bethany and Truman State…Chose Park for its campus and women’s soccer program…Plans to major in exercise biology…Spends spare time with family and friends, as well as playing with her dogs.



5-10 • Sophomore • Forward Kansas City, Mo. (Park Hill HS) Stats GP-GS G A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GW PK-AT 2008 19-19 13 3 29 82 .159 47 .573 6 0-0 Park 19-19 13 3 29 82 .159 47 .573 6 0-0

2008 - Named the MCAC’s Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Pirates through the regular season with 13 goals...Was named a Third-Team All-American by the NAIA…Added three assists for 29 points...Led the team with six game winning goals, 82 shots and 47 shots on goal...Made the final PK in the Pirates’ shoot-out advance over Dordt in the NAIA Opening Round...Had three multiple-goal games, scoring twice against South Dakota, York and Oklahoma Wesleyan…First career game-winner came in overtime at William Jewell, marking the first of six game-winners on the season...Had one postseason goal, scoring the game-winner in the Pirates’ first-round MCAC win over St. Mary (Neb.)...PERSONAL - Ashley Maxwell is the daughter of Connie and Terry Maxwell…played for head coaches Carl Calcara and Manny Catano…was first-team all-conference and all-district…likes to play soccer and run…chose to attend Park for the women’s soccer program…plans to major in education.




5-8 • Senior • Forward Durham, England (Risedale College) Stats 2006 2007 2008 Park

GP-GS 13-7 18-13 17-2 48-22

G 2 10 5 17

A 2 14 4 20

Pts. 6 34 14 54

Sh 36 59 38 133

Sh% SOG SOG% .056 17 .472 .169 29 .492 .132 15 .395 .128 61 .459

GW PK-AT 0 0-0 1 0-0 1 0-0 2 0-0

2008 - Played in 17 games with two starts, both in the NAIA tournament against Dordt and Lee...Scored five goals on the season and had four assists, including assists in three-straight games against Kansas Wesleyan, York and Bellevue...Also had goals in wins over KWU and York...Took 37 shots on the season, which ranked third on the team, and had 14 shots on goal...Had three shots on goal in both MCAC tournament games for Park, scoring a goal in each game... Goal against Bellevue in the MCAC championship game marked her only game-winning goal of the season...Also had one of the Pirates’ five penalty kick scores in the opening round shootout with Dordt...2007 - A Region IV All-Region Second-Team selection and an MCAC FirstTeam member at the forward position…appeared in 18 total games, earning the starting nod in 13…second on team with ten goals scored and 2007 team leader in assists with 14…finished season with 34 total points scored…took 59 total shots, placing 29 on goal for a .492 shot percentage...2006 - Played in 13 games and started in seven in her freshman outing… scored two goals and had two assists, earning six points…fired 36 total shots, placing 17 of them on frame for a .472 shot percentage...PERSONAL Natalie Parker is the daughter of Sally Parker, who is a teacher…has two siblings, Lloyd (20) and Simone (18)…attended Risedale Community High School in England… was with the Middlesbrough Ladies… chose to attend Park for the opportunity to play soccer…enjoys to hang out with friends in spare time…is a criminal justice major.

is the daughter of Wes and Lori Rausch…Has two brothers – Austin (22) and Tre (16)…Father is a carpenter and mother works as a nanny in Kansas City…Was also recruited by Avila, Graceland and MidAmerica Nazarene before deciding on Park for its location and soccer program…A cousin, Kyle Rausch, played both football and basketball at Missouri State University…Played high school soccer at Park Hill High School for coaches Cari Calcara and Manny Catano… Was named all-conference and all-district in 2007, 2008 and 2009… Was the Trojans’ team MVP, captain and leading scorer as a senior… Also earned an academic letter at Park Hill.



5-4 • Junior • Midfielder Kansas City, Mo. (Park Hill South HS) Stats 2007 2008 Park

GP-GS 14-0 11-0 25-0

G 0 2 2

A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% 0 0 3 .000 3 1.000 0 4 4 .500 3 .750 0 4 7 .286 6 .857

GW PK-AT 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

2008 - Played in 11 games with two goals, scoring in back-to-back games on the road at Bellevue and Oklahoma Wesleyan...Took four shots on the year, three of which were placed on frame...2007 - Appeared in 14 games as a true freshman…Played in more than 200 minutes on the field…took three shots, placing all three on net. ..PERSONAL - Emilia Sheffer is the daughtet of Richard and Nancy Sheffer…has one sister, Elizabeth (17)…took college credit courses from Maple Woods Community College in high school…academically lettered three years…played high school soccer for Joe Toigo… was Second-Team All-District in 2006, Honorable Mention AllConference 2006, First-Team All-Conference in 2007 and Honorable Mention All-District…is majoring in elementary education.



5-4 • Freshman • Defender Kingston, Jamaica (Camperdown HS)



5-11 • Freshman • Defender Kansas City, Mo. (Park Hill HS) PERSONAL - Allison Kay Rausch was born in Liberty, Mo., and

PERSONAL - J’vonelle Patrice Simpson was born in Kingston, Jamaica and is the daughter of Patrick Simpson and Megan Watson... Has one sibling, J’von Simpson (21)...Played for Jamaica’s U-20 national team...Chose Park to further her education and play soccer... Comes to the Pirates from Camperdown High School in Kingston where she played for coaches Patrick Dunkley, Janise Campbell-Lee and Vin Blaine...Helped the team to five Knockout championships and the 2006 Primier League title...Was the Browns Town FC rookie of the year in 2003 and the most outstanding player for Camperdown in 2008...Has not decided on a major...Nickname is “Chin”...Off-thefield hobbies include listening to music and interacting with peers...A cousin, Wavel Hinds, played cricket for the West Indies Cricket Team.




5-4 • Junior • Goalkeeper Janossomorja, Hungary (Szentgyorgyi Albert HS) Stats 2007 2008 Park

GP-GS Min 12-8 890:00 11-10 928:25 23-18 1818:25

GA 16 12 28

Avg 1.62 1.16 1.39

Sv Pct W 33 .673 5 34 .739 6 67 .705 11

L 3 2 5

T SHO 1 0 2 2 3 2

2008 - Started the first six games of the season for Park, appearing in 11 with 10 total starts, including a start between the posts in Park’s second-round national tournament game...Allowed 12 goals with a 6-2-2 record, leading the team with 34 saves...Season high six saves came twice, in back-to-back games against William Jewell and Benedictine... Had two shut-outs against John Brown and William Jewell...2007 Voted Region IV Player of the Week and MCAC Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 15…appeared in 12 games while starting in eight…out of 89 shots faced, recorded 33 saves for a .673 save percentage…allowed 16 goals for a 1.62 goals-against average…finished the season at 5-3-1...PERSONAL - Monika Stoiber is the daughter of Stoiber Sandor and Fordos Anna…played high school soccer for head coach Liszkai Dezso and club soccer for Siska Attila…likes to watch movies and hang out with friends…nicknamed Moni... majoring in finance.

from the back...PERSONAL - Angelica Tovar is the daughter of Ponce Tovar and Ann Pavis…father is an engineer and mother is a cosmetologist…has one brother, Manny (21)…brother Manny currently plays soccer for William Jewell…played high school soccer at Hickman for head coach Brad Matigne…also played tennis in high school…chose to attend Park for its diversity…is a elementary education major.



5-4 • Freshman • Forward/Midfielder St. Andrew, Jamaica (St. Hugh’s HS) PERSONAL - Juneille Trisan Watkins was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and is the daughter of Andrea Reid and Albert Watkins...Has one sibling, Nashvil Orbouine (26)...Played high school soccer for St. Hugh’s High School in Kingston for coach Warren Atkinson...Helped the team finish second in ISSA Malta School Girls’ Football...Was the team’s leading scorer and away from the field, earned classroom awards in geography and music...Also competed for the Jamaican U-20 national team...Chose Park over Baker University to further her education and play soccer...Has not yet declared her major.



5-4 • Freshman • Midfielder Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit North HS)



5-2 • Junior • Midfielder Kansas City, Mo. (Hickman Mills HS) Stats 2006 2008 Park

GP-GS 21-4 16-1 37-5

G 1 2 3

A Pts. Sh Sh% SOG SOG% 2 4 21 .048 8 .381 0 4 3 .667 2 .667 2 8 24 .125 10 .417

GW PK-AT 1 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0

2008 - Earned one start in 16 games played, getting the nod at William Jewell on Sept. 10...Netted two goals in conference play, scoring at home against York and then again at Oklahoma Wesleyan...Took three shots with two on goal, both finding the back of the net...2007 – Sat out the 2007 season as a redshirt…2006 - Saw action in 21 games, earning the starting nod in four…scored one goal on the year, the game-winner against York College on Oct. 17…finished season with two assists…took 21 total shots and placed eight of them on frame

PERSONAL - MacKenzie Wilkins was born in Springfield, Mo., and is the daughter of George and Dana Wilkins of Lee’s Summit…Father is a regional sales manager, mother is a special education teacher in Lee’s Summit…Coached by Tim Richardson at Lee’s Summit North High School…Helped the team to conference and district championships as a junior and was named first-team all-district in 2008…Also lettered in cross country and earned a varsity letter in academics…Off the field involvement includes Principal’s Honor Roll and youth officiating…Chose Park for its campus size, academics and women’s soccer program…Spends spare time running as well as with friends and family…Plans to major in psychology or pre-medicine at Park.

WWW.PARKATHLETICS.COM • 12 2008 BY THE NUMBERS Park University had one of its most successful seasons in program history in 2008, making the school’s eighth trip to the NAIA tournament and advancing into the final site at Daytona Beach, Fla. The Pirates outscored opponents 48-17 on the season and Park goal keepers posted a goals-against average of 0.87 in 19 games in 2008. The Pirates outshot opponents 315-157 on the year, including a 159-79 edge in shots on goal. Park pitched eight shut-outs, in all, and gave up two or more goals in only four games on the year, going 0-2-2 in those contests. On Park’s scoring end, the Pirates netted at least three goals nine times, winning all nine, including a pair of seven-goal victories in conference play. FIVE-GAMES UNBEATEN Park University began its 2008 season with a five-game unbeaten streak, winning its season opener at nationally ranked John Brown before recording a pair of double-overtime ties against Bethel (Tenn.) and Oklahoma Christian. The Pirates played a third-straight doubleovertime game on Sept. 10 at William Jewell, but after more than 135 minutes in a scoreless tie, the Pirates broke the streak of draws when Ashley Maxwell got free and scored to beat then No. 12 WJC, 1-0. The Pirates then traveled to No. 22 Benedictine and beat the Ravens in Atchison, 3-1. Park and Graceland were able to make up a game on Sept. 22, and the Yellow Jackets brought the season-opening unbeaten streak to a halt, beating Park 2-1 at Julian Field. 11-STRAIGHT WINS After the loss to No. 8 Graceland, Park traveled to NCAA Division I Northern Iowa for the 2008 Northern Iowa Panther Classic, where a pair of NCAA Division I opponents were waiting. Park started the classic by shutting out North Dakota, 1-0, and the Pirates completed a Division I sweep with a 3-1 win over South Dakota. The streak continued when senior keeper Megan Newland shut out Kansas Wesleyan, York, Bellevue and Oklahoma Wesleyan to help the Pirates lock up an outright MCAC

regular-season title and a third-straight regular-season league crown. Park took the winning streak into postseason play, defeating Saint Mary for a second-straight time at Julian Field, 3-1, in the MCAC tournament. The Pirates then edged Bellevue for the tourney title to earn an automatic bid to the school’s eighth all-time NAIA tournament appearance. PIRATES GET BY COLD, DORDT In the 2008 NAIA Opening Round, Park traveled to Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, for the chance to appear at the tournament’s final site in Daytona Beach, Fla. Florida weather was far from reality in Sioux Center, though, as officials at Dordt had to clear several inches of snow from the playing surface prior to beginning the national playoff contest. Dordt and Park tied 1-1 through 110 minutes, officially marking the game as a draw, but the Pirates put five tie-breaking penalty kicks in the back of the net and gave up only three scores in PK’s, advancing to Florida’s Atlantic coast.

ALL-AROUND ALL-AMERICANS In addition to being named All-MCAC First-Team Selections, Ashley Maxwell and Sophie Chapman were Park’s only two AllAmericans in 2008. Maxwell, a Kansas City native and Park Hill graduate, was a Third-Team NAIA AllAmerican in her first season as a Pirate, while Chapman, a London product, was named Honorable Mention NAIA All-American. Park’s All-American women’s soccer class wasn’t limited, though, to the playing field. Five Park players were named DaktronicsNAIA Scholar Athletes, including Chapin, Melissa Gardner, Pires, Gabriela Sa Teles and Angelica Tovar.

NATIONAL CHAMP ENDS 2008 Park had its dash at a 2008 national championship cut short by the tournament’s eventual title-holder in Daytona, falling to Lee University 4-0 in the second round of the NAIA tournament at Embry-Riddle University, as Lee punched the scoreboard in both halves to move into the quarterfinals. NINE ALL-MCAC SELECTIONS Park placed nine players on the MCAC’s All-Conference teams in 2008, including a pair of players of the year. Maxwell was the MCAC’s Offensive Player of the Year after leading Park in scoring with 13 goals and three assists (29 points), while Dena Pires was Co-Defensive Player of the Year from the Pirate midfield. Newland joined Maxwell and Pires on the first team, posting five shut outs and going 8-0-1 between the pipes, and Sophie Chapman was also a first-team selection, scoring 11 goals with one assist. Ivy Chapin, Nori Gedei, Lisa Buzzotta, Kitti Katona and Katelyn Alderman were AllMCAC Second-Team selections.


Sophie Chapman, Melissa Gardner, Maegan Lambrecht, Ashley McDowell, Megan Newland, Dena Pires, Gabriela Sa Teles

2009 PARK WOMEN’S SOCCER • 13 2008 Park University Women’s Soccer Statistics RECORD............................................ OVERALL.........................HOME........................... AWAY.......................NEUTRAL ALL GAMES........................................... 14 - 2 - 3...........................6 - 1 - 1............................6 - 0 - 1..........................2 - 1 - 1 CONFERENCE....................................... 5 - 0 - 0............................3 - 0 - 0........................... 2 -- 0 - 0.........................0 - 0 - 0 NON-CONFERENCE............................ 9 - 2 - 3............................ 3 - 1 -1............................4 - 0 - 1.......................... 2 - 1 -1 DATE OPPONENT W / L SCORE ATT # PLAYER Aug. 29 ^ at John Brown W 1-0 200 00 Newland, Megan Aug. 30 ^ vs.Bethel (Tenn.) T 2-2 (2ot) 100 1 Stoiber, Monika Sept. 6 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN T 2-2 (2ot) 319 2 Tovar, Angelica Sept. 10 at William Jewell W 1-0 (2ot) 1238 3 Buzzotta, Lisa Sept. 17 at Benedictine W 3-1 225 4 Katona, Kitti Sept. 22 GRACELAND L 1-2 356 6 Pires, Dena Sept. 26 # vs. North Dakota W 1-0 108 7 Parker, Natalie Sept. 28 # vs. South Dakota W 3-1 112 8 Gedei, Nori Oct. 1 KANSAS WESLEYAN W 3-0 233 9 Cassie, Aliesha Oct. 4 * YORK W 7-0 258 10 McDowell, Ashley Oct. 11 * at Bellevue W 3-0 124 11 Chapman, Sophie Oct. 18 * at Oklahoma Wesleyan W 7-0 100 12 Sa Teles, Gabriella Oct. 25 * CENTRAL CHRISTIAN W 3-1 412 13 Chapin, Ivy Oct. 29 at MidAmerica Nazarene W 2-1 240 14 Gross, Samantha Nov. 1 * SAINT MARY (Neb.) W 3-0 194 15 Gardner, Melissa Nov. 7 ! SAINT MARY (Neb.) W 3-1 221 16 Tietjens, Kelsy Nov. 8 ! BELLEVUE W 2-1 244 17 Alderman, Katelyn Nov. 22 $ at Dordt T 1-1 (3ot) 210 19 Maxwell, Ashley % vs. Lee L 0-4 798 21 Lambrecht, Maegan Dec. 1 * - Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Game 22 Brazill, Shea ! - MCAC Tournament (Parkville, Mo.) 23 Sheffer, Emilia ^ - John Brown Invitational (Siloam Springs, Ark.) TOTALS # - UNI Panther Invitational (Cedar Falls, Iowa) OPPONENTS $ - NAIA Opening Round (Sioux Center, Iowa) % - NAIA National Tournament (Daytona Beach, Fla.)

TEAM STATISTICS PARK OPP # GOALTENDERS SHOT STATISTICS 00 Newland, Megan Goals-Shot attempts 48-315 17-157 1 Stoiber, Monika Goals scored average 2.45 0.87 TOTALS Shot pct .152 .108 OPPONENTS Shots on goal-Attempts 159-315 79-157 SOG pct .505 .503 Shots/game 16.6 8.3 GOALS BY PERIOD Assists 28 9 Park CORNER KICKS Opponents Goals off corners 0 0 PENALTY KICKS 0-0 0-0 SHOTS BY PERIOD OFFSIDES 47 23 Park PENALTIES Opponents Yellow cards 8 4 Red cards 0 0 SAVES BY PERIOD ATTENDANCE Park Total 2237 2337 Opponents Dates/Avg Per Date 8/280 7/334 CORNER KICKS BY PRD Neutral Site Dates/Avg. 4/280 Park Opponents

FOULS BY PERIOD Park Opponents

GP 12 12 16 19 19 19 17 19 18 12 19 6 19 8 12 3 17 19 13 19 11 19 19

GP 11 11 19 19

G 0 0 2 2 0 4 5 2 0 3 11 0 2 0 1 0 1 13 0 0 2 48 17

A 0 0 0 5 0 5 4 2 1 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 28 9

MIN. 835:10 928:25 1763:35 1763:35

PTS SH 0 0 0 0 4 3 9 22 0 3 13 29 14 38 6 20 1 2 7 12 23 56 0 0 4 26 0 1 3 4 0 0 3 8 29 82 0 3 0 2 4 4 124 315 43 157

GA 5 12 17 48

SH% SOG .000 0 .000 0 .667 2 .091 6 .000 1 .138 16 .132 15 .100 14 .000 1 .250 8 .196 27 .000 0 .077 9 .000 0 .250 4 .000 0 .125 3 .159 47 .000 2 .000 1 .500 3 .152 159 .108 79

AVG 0.54 1.16 0.87 2.45

SV 28 34 62 111

SOG% GW PK-AT .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .667 0 0-0 .273 0 0-0 .333 0 0-0 .552 2 0-0 .395 1 0-0 .700 1 0-0 .500 0 0-0 .667 0 0-0 .482 4 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .346 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 1.000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .375 0 0-0 .573 6 0-0 .667 0 0-0 .500 0 0-0 .750 0 0-0 .505 14 0-0 .503 2 0-0

PCT .848 .739 .785 .698

W 8 6 14 2

L 0 2 2 14

T SHO 1 5 2 2 3 8 3 1

1ST 24 8

2ND 23 9

OT 0 0

OT2 1 0

OT3 TOTAL 0 - 48 0 - 17

1ST 148 73

2ND 154 79

OT 9 3

OT2 4 2

OT3 TOTAL 0 - 315 0 - 157

1ST 31 48

2ND 38 57

OT 2 4

OT2 1 2

OT3 TOTAL 0 - 62 0 - 111

1ST 42 40

2ND 56 38

OT 2 1

OT2 1 1

OT3 TOTAL 0 - 101 0 - 80

1ST 75 68

2ND 108 67

OT 4 4

OT2 4 1

OT3 TOTAL 0 - 191 0 - 140

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WWW.PARKATHLETICS.COM • 14 Park University Women’s Soccer History COACH Ben Popoola Ben Popoola Ben Popoola Ben Popoola Ben Popoola Ben Popoola Ben Popoola Ben Popoola Matt Clark Matt Clark Jamie Hemingway Jamie Hemingway Jamie Hemingway Scott Bowen Scott Bowen Scott Bowen Wes Wade Ken Hefner Ken Hefner Ken Hefner Ken Hefner TOTAL

YEAR 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 1988-2008

W 9 10 16 17 14 17 25 22 16 18 16 7 10 15 18 15 13 8 16 12 14 308

L 5 6 3 2 4 2 4 2 7 6 6 12 5 3 4 5 7 9 5 5 2 104

T 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 3 17

PCT .643 .625 .800 .850 .778 .895 .862 .900 .667 .750 .667 .368 .625 .833 .783 .714 .650 .475 .761 .680 .816 .738

COACH Ben Popoola Matt Clark Jamie Hemingway Scott Bowen Wes Wade Ken Hefner TOTAL

YEARS 1988-95 1996-97 1998-00 2001-03 2004 2005 - 1988-2008

W 130 34 33 48 13 50 308

L 28 13 23 12 7 21 104

T 3 1 3 2 0 8 17

PCT .817 .719 .585 .790 .650 .684 .738

Ben Popoola 1988 - 1995

Matt Clark 1996 - 1997

Jamie Hemingway 1998 - 2000

Scott Bowen 2001 - 2003

Wes Wade 2004

Ken Hefner 2005 -


Opponent W-L-T Avila 5-0-0 Baker 10-4-0 Bellevue 11-2-2 Bemidji State 1-0-0 Benedictine 13-4-0 Berry 2-0-1 Bethany 2-0-0 Bethel (Tenn.) 0-1-1 Brewton-Parker 0-1-0 Briar Cliff 1-0-1 Central Christian 9-0-0 Central Missouri 3-0-0 Coll. of the Southwest 1-0-0 Concordia (Neb.) 2-0-0 Doane 2-1-0 Dordt 2-0-1 Drury 1-0-0 Findlay 0-1-0 Friends 5-0-0 Graceland 3-4-0 Hannibal-LaGrange 2-1-0 Hastings 5-2-1 Harris-Stowe State 5-1-0 Houghton 0-1-0 Huntingdon 1-0-0 Huntington 1-0-0 Incarnate Word 2-0-0 Indiana Wesleyan 0-1-0 John Brown 2-2-0 Kansas Wesleyan 3-1-0 Lee 0-1-0 Lindenwood 7-12-1 Lindsey Wilson 3-2-0 Lynn 0-1-0 McKendree 10-1-0 MidAmerica Nazarene 3-0-0 Midway 1-0-0 Missouri Baptist 9-2-1 Missouri Southern 0-1-0 Missouri Valley 1-0-0 Missouri Western 1-1-0 Morningside 2-1-0 National American 2-1-0 Nebraska 0-1-0 Nebraska Wesleyan 1-2-0 Newman 8-2-1 North Dakota 1-0-0 Northwest Missouri St. 0-1-0 Northwestern (Iowa) 2-0-0 Northwestern Okla. St. 0-1-0 Oklahoma Christian 2-0-2 Oklahoma City 2-3-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan 7-0-0 Ottawa 3-0-0 Robert Morris (Ill.) 0-1-0 Rockhurst 6-5-0 Saint Ambrose 1-0-0 Saint Cloud State 0-0-1 Saint Mary (Neb.) 16-5-0 Saint Scholastica 4-0-0 Siena Heights 0-0-1 South Dakota 1-0-0 Southern Nazarene 1-3-1 Sterling 1-0-0 Tabor 1-0-0 Truman State 3-0-1 Union (Ky.) 0-1-0 Westmar 4-0-0 Westmont 1-0-0 William Carey 1-0-0 William Jewell 3-5-0 William Woods 11-2-0 Wisconsin Lutheran 1-0-0 York 7-0-0

Pct. 1.000 .714 .800 1.000 .765 .833 1.000 .333 .000 .750 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .667 .833 1.000 .000 1.000 .429 .667 .688 .833 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .500 .750 .000 .375 .600 .000 .909 1.000 1.000 .792 .000 1.000 .500 .667 .667 .000 .333 .8773 1.000 .000 1.000 .000 .750 .400 1.000 1.000 .000 .545 1.000 .500 .762 1.000 .500 1.000 .300 1.000 1.000 .750 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .375 .846 1.000 1.000

Last 2006 2007 2008 2000 2008 2002 2001 2008 1996 1999 2008 1998 2006 2002 2005 2008 1994 1996 1997 2008 2000 2007 2000 2006 1994 1995 1996 2005 2008 2008 2008 2004 2003 1994 2001 2008 1995 2006 2000 1994 2007 2005 2001 1994 1999 2006 2008 1999 2006 2005 2008 1998 2008 2006 2003 2001 1998 1998 2008 2000 2002 2008 1999 2007 2002 1997 2002 1997 1994 1994 2008 2002 1997 2008

Result W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 W, 5-0 W, 3-1 T, 0-0 W, 3-0 T, 2-2 L, 0-4 W, 4-1 W, 3-1 W, 1-0 W, 2-0 W, 13-0 W, 2-1 T, 1-1 W, 4-0 L, 1-4 W, 5-1 L, 1-2 W, 3-0 T, 1-1 W, 1-0 L, 1-2 W, 4-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-2 W, 1-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-4 W, 3-2 L, 0-7 L, 1-3 W, 5-0 W, 2-1 W, 1-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-3 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 3-1 L, 1-4 L, 0-1 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-3 W, 4-0 L, 1-3 T, 2-2 L, 2-3 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 0-6 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 T, 1-1 W, 3-1 W, 7-0 T, 1-1 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 W, 6-0 W, 7-0 W, 2-1 L, 2-4 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 4-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-0 W, 8-0 W, 7-0

Park University made its eighth NAIA women’s soccer national tournament appearance in school history in 2008, earning a 1-1 draw in the opening round at Dordt before advancing on penalty kicks to Daytona Beach, Fla. The Pirates were eliminated from the tournament by 2008 national champion Lee University. ALL-TIME ALL-AMERICANS Player Heidi Schroeder Jennifer Harrell Laura Fox Jeni Moore Leah Snider Jaimie Luce Shaun Riggins Leona Bass Jennifer Miller Jenni Visala Maria Ruiz Ashley Maxwell

Years ‘90 ‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘94 ‘91 ‘91, ‘92 ‘93, ‘94, ‘95 ‘94, ‘95 ‘96 ‘97, ‘98 ‘01 ‘02 ‘06 ‘08

* List does not include Honorable Mention All-Americans.

NAIA SCHOLAR ATHLETES Player April Felker Leah Snider Mishca Waliczek Heidi Burton Julie Churchich Kristy Yegge Katie Lang Danielle Oravecz Nadia Balzevich Chrissy Angle Janie Benoit Jennifer Greco Keri Buhrman Marilyn Boucher Haley Daniel Kesiann Francis Kathleen Johnson Dena Pires Melissa Gardner Ivy Chapin Gabriela Sa Teles Angelica Tovar

Years ‘94 ‘94 ‘94 ‘94 ‘94 ‘97, ‘98 ‘97, ‘98 ‘99 ‘99 ‘00 ‘02 ‘02 ‘02 ‘02 ‘04 ‘04 ‘04, ‘05 ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 ‘07, ‘08 ‘08 ‘08 ‘08

1994 • Ben Popoola (25-4-0) * Opponent McKendree Nebraska Drury Newman Friends William Woods Benedictine Westmar

Score W, 5-1 L, 1-4 W, 4-0 W, 6-0 W, 6-0 W, 4-0 W, 6-0 W, 5-0

Missouri Baptist Oklahoma Christian Missouri Valley Baker Rockhurst Oklahoma City William Carey Truman State Southern Nazarene Huntingdon Lindenwood Avila Friends Saint Scholastica Lindenwood Berry * Lindenwood * Westmont * Lynn *

W, 6-0 W, 11-1 W, 1-0 (f ) W, 4-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 4-0 W, 5-0 W, 5-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 6-0 W, 5-0 W, 8-1 L, 0-1 W, 2-1 W, 6-1 W, 2-1 L, 1-3

1995 • Ben Popoola (22-2-1) Opponent McKendree Newman Benedictine Midway Rockhurst Oklahoma Christian Truman State Friends Westmar Oklahoma City Incarnate Word William Woods Baker Missouri Baptist Lindenwood Huntington Avila Southern Nazarene Harris-Stowe State Saint Mary (Neb.) Missouri Baptist Lindenwood Benedictine Rockhurst Lindenwood

Score W, 12-0 W, 3-0 W, 7-0 W, 1-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 W, 3-0 W, 5-1 W, 5-1 W, 8-0 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-4 W, 2-0 W, 10-0 T, 0-0 W, 7-0 W, 3-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 L, 1-3

WWW.PARKATHLETICS.COM • 16 1996 • Matt Clark (16-7-1) *

Date Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 21 Sept. 25 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Oct. 2 Oct. 5 Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 26 Oct. 29 Nov. 7 Nov. 9 Nov. 14 Nov. 16 Nov. 21 Nov. 22

Opponent Newman Truman State Oklahoma City Southern Nazarene Saint Mary (Neb.) Westmar Lindsey Wilson Baker McKendree Central Missouri William Woods Lindenwood Benedictine Harris-Stowe State Missouri Baptist Friends Incarnate Word Rockhurst McKendree Missouri Baptist Lindenwood Rockhurst Findlay * Brewton-Parker *

Score W, 7-0 T, 4-4 W, 2-1 L, 0-6 W, 3-2 W, 4-1 W, 3-0 L, 3-5 W, 4-0 W, 3-0 W, 4-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 7-0 W, 4-0 W, 9-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 10-0 L, 0-1 W, 1-0 W, 3-1 L, 1-4 L, 0-4

1997 • Matt Clark (18-6-0)

Date Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 5 Sept. 7 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 17 Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 22 Oct. 24 Nov. 1 Nov. 5 Nov. 7 Nov. 10 Nov. 12

Opponent Berry Lindsey Wilson McKendree Saint Scholastica Wisconsin Lutheran Central Missouri Rockhurst Lindenwood William Woods Harris-Stowe State Saint Mary (Neb.) Bellevue Oklahoma City Westmar Missouri Baptist Benedictine Truman State Baker Friends Nebraska Wesleyan William Woods Missouri Baptist Benedictine Rockhurst

Score W, 3-0 W, 4-2 W, 9-0 W, 6-0 W, 8-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-1 L, 0-2 W, 3-1 W, 5-0 W, 3-2 L, 0-1 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 5-1 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-1

1998 • Jamie Hemingway (16-6-2)

Date Sept. 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 Oct. 15

Opponent Southern Nazarene Saint Mary (Neb.) Baker Saint Ambrose Lindenwood Dordt Briar Cliff Rockhurst Saint Cloud State Saint Scholastica Hannibal-LaGrange McKendree Oklahoma City Missouri Baptist Benedictine

Score L, 1-2 W, 2-1 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 T, 1-1 L, 2-4 T, 1-1 W, 6-0 W, 5-0 W, 2-0 L, 2-3 W, 2-1 W, 2-1

Oct. 17 Oct. 20 Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 7 Nov. 12 Nov. 14

Harris-Stowe State Central Missouri Nebraska Wesleyan Graceland William Woods McKendree William Woods Benedictine Lindenwood

W, 3-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-1 W, 5-0 W, 2-1 W, 9-1 W, 4-0 W, 2-1 L, 0-3

1999 • Jamie Hemingway (7-12-0)

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 25 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 27 Nov. 1 Nov. 3

Opponent Graceland Baker Benedictine Nebraska Wesleyan Saint Mary (Neb.) Rockhurst Southern Nazarene McKendree Missouri Baptist Harris-Stowe State William Woods National American Lindenwood Hannibal-LaGrange Briar Cliff Northwest Missouri State McKendree William Woods

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

2000 • Jamie Hemingway (11-5-1)

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 14 Sept. 16 Sept. 21 Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 13 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Nov. 11

Opponent Bemidji State Saint Scholastica Bethany Avila Rockhurst Missouri Baptist Benedictine Baker Missouri Southern McKendree William Woods Hannibal-LaGrange Lindenwood National American Harris-Stowe State Lindenwood

Score W, 5-0 W, 7-0 W, 6-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-1 T, 2-2 L, 0-1 W, 2-0 L, 1-3 W, 2-1 W, 1-0 W, 3-0 L. 0-1 W, 3-2 W, 1-0 L, 3-0

2001 • Scott Bowen (15-3-0)

Date Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 5 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Nov. 7 Nov. 9

Opponent National American Concordia (Neb.) Baker Bethany Doane Hastings Avila Bellevue William Jewell William Woods McKendree Lindsey Wilson Saint Mary (Neb.) Lindenwood Rockhurst Newman William Woods Lindenwood

Score W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 6-0 W, 5-0 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 L, 1-2 W, 1-0 W, 5-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 L, 0-1 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 3-2 L, 1-4

2002 • Scott Bowen (18-4-1) *

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 17 Sept. 21 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 22 Nov. 23

Opponent Hastings Tabor Concordia (Neb.) Benedictine Lindsey Wilson Berry Baker York William Jewell Saint Mary (Neb.) Oklahoma Wesleyan Bellevue Lindenwood Newman William Woods Graceland Central Christian Saint Mary (Neb.) Newman Hastings Saint Mary (Neb.) Siena Heights * Union (Ky.) *

Score W, 5-1 W, 7-0 W, 13-0 W, 4-0 L, 2-4 T, 0-0 W, 1-0 W, 5-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 (f ) W, 4-0 W, 4-2 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 8-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 T, 1-1 (4-2) L, 2-4

2003 • Scott Bowen (15-5-1) * Date Opponent Score Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 18 Oct. 22 Oct. 25 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 11 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 19

Missouri Baptist Lindsey Wilson Graceland William Jewell Hastings Central Christian Benedictine Bellevue Newman York Morningside Saint Mary (Neb.) Oklahoma Wesleyan Baker Lindenwood Bellevue Saint Mary (Neb.) Ottawa Saint Mary (Neb.) Hastings Robert Morris (Ill.) *

2004 • Wes Wade (13-7-0) *

Date Aug. 28 Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 16 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 26 Oct. 1 Oct. 5 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 23 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 9 Nov. 10

Opponent John Brown Graceland Doane Lindenwood Benedictine Saint Mary (Neb.) Central Christian Bellevue William Jewell Newman Morningside York Oklahoma Wesleyan Baker Newman Saint Mary (Neb.) Hastings Ottawa Dordt

W, 2-1 L, 0-7 L, 2-8 L, 0-6 L, 0-4 W, 10-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 4-1 W, 8-0 W, 4-1 W, 4-3 W, 5-1 W, 3-2 T, 1-1 W, 4-1 W, 2-1 W, 4-3 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 0-6 Score L, 1-2 L, 0-8 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 W, 3-2 W, 9-1 L, 1-6 W, 3-1 W, 5-1 W, 12-0 W, 18-1 W, 6-2 W, 2-1 W, 3-1 W, 2-0 W, 3-1 W, 5-0

2009 PARK WOMEN’S SOCCER • 17 Nov. 18

Bethel (Ind.) *

L, 1-2

2005 • Ken Hefner (8-9-3) *

Date Aug. 27 Aug. 30 Sept. 2 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 10 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 2 Nov. 5 Nov. 16

Opponent Score Hastings L, 1-3 Baker W, 3-1 Morningside L, 1-2 Doane W, 2-1 Saint Mary (Neb.) L, 0-5 Northwestern (Iowa) W, 4-1 William Jewell W, 3-2 Northwestern Oklahoma St. L, 1-3 John Brown L, 1-3 Newman T, 2-2 Bellevue T, 0-0 York W, 5-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan W, 10-0 Central Christian W, 5-1 Benedictine L, 1-2 Missouri Western L, 1-2 Bellevue T, 3-3 Kansas Wesleyan W, 5-0 Saint Mary (Neb.) L, 0-6 Indiana Wesleyan * L, 1-2

2006 • Ken Hefner (16-5-0) *

Date Aug. 26 Aug. 29 Sept. 2 Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 19

Opponent Northwestern (Iowa) MidAmerica Nazarene Avila Baker Hastings William Jewell Benedictine Central Christian Saint Mary (Neb.) Missouri Baptist Ottawa Oklahoma Wesleyan Newman York Bellevue

Score W, 4-0 W, 7-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-1 W, 1-0 L, 0-1 L, 1-2 W, 1-0 W, 4-0 W, 2-0 W, 7-0 W, 9-0 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-0

Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 15 Nov. 16

Central Christian Bellevue Saint Mary (Neb.) Kansas Wesleyan Coll. of the Southwest * Houghton *

W, 3-0 L, 0-1 W, 2-1 W, 3-1 W, 2-0 L, 1-2

2007 • Ken Hefner (12-5-2)

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 5 Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 25 Sept. 29 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Nov. 2 Nov. 3

Opponent John Brown Baker Missouri Western William Jewell Hastings Benedictine Graceland MidAmerica Nazarene Oklahoma Christian Oklahoma Wesleyan Sterling Central Christian York Bellevue Saint Mary (Neb.) Central Christian Bellevue Bellevue Kansas Wesleyan

Score W, 5-4 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-3 T, 1-1 W, 2-1 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 T, 1-1 W, 7-0 W, 6-0 W, 8-0 W, 11-0 W, 4-2 L, 2-3 W, 5-0 W, 2-0 W, 4-0 L, 0-3

2008 – Ken Hefner (14-2-3) * Date Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 22 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Oct. 29 Nov. 1 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 Dec. 1

Opponent John Brown Bethel (Tenn.) Oklahoma Christian William Jewell Benedictine Graceland North Dakota South Dakota Kansas Wesleyan York Bellevue Oklahoma Wesleyan Central Christian MidAmerica Nazarene Saint Mary (Neb.) Saint Mary (Neb.) Bellevue Dordt * Lee *

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

* Denotes NAIA National Tournament Appearance. Due to incomplete records of seasons between 1988 and 1993, game-by-game results are unavailable. If you can provide information that will better help us in completing our records, please contact Steve Wilson, SID at (816) 584-6490, or


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PARKVILLE CAMPUS • Founded: 1875

• Location: Parkville, Mo., A historic town on the Missouri River, 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Mo., and 15 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. • Tuition: Our fiscal initiatives provide varying


The Copley Quad is Park University’s newest campus addition, housing 250 students in four-person suites, which include approximately 840 square feet of furnished living space. Each unit is comprised of two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a shared living area with an efficiency kitchen. The building boasts 2,500 square feet of common area space, and the new housing will also provide a greater level of access to the rest of the campus and meets all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, including an elevator and fully accessible rooms. revenue streams which allow Park to maintain our 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 GPA of 3.385. • Student/Faculty Ratio: Undergraduate 15:1; Graduate 9:1. • Diverse Population: Students represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 105 foreign countries. • Athletics: Park University is a member of the NAIA: Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Track and Field, Cross-Country, Soccer, Men’s & Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Softball, 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. • Accreditation: Commission on the Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. • 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 and the Youth Conservatory of Music; Campanella Art Gal-

lery; David Theatre.


Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission 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 Department of Nursing 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 will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

MISSION statement

The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.


Kansas City’s downtown skyline one of the metropolitan area’s most recognizable views, as seen from across the Missouri River. The downtown area, which has undergone a drastic face lift in the last two years, is about 10 miles from Park University’s Parkville campus (above). Home to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the College Basketball Experience, Municipal Auditorium and the Power & Light District, downtown Kansas City is re-establishing itself as one of the area’s best entertainment districts.


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 the big city. With a population of just more than 4,000, Parkville allows students the smalltown 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 of Park University’s Parkville Campus gives Park students two great entertainment opportunities within the area. Parkville sits within the Northland of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, 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 Clay County including the northern half of Kansas City, Mo., and the cities of Parkville, Liberty, North Kansas City and Gladstone. As a whole, the Kansas City Metropolitan Area is situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, often referred to as Kaw


At nearly 80,000 seats and the third-largest facility in the National Football League, Arrowhead Stadium is known as one of the NFL’s loudest when the Chiefs play on Sundays in the fall. Arrowhead is part of the two-stadium Truman Sports Complex, which also houses the newly renovated Kauffman Stadium, home of Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals. At nearly 40,000 seats, “the K” opened in 1973 and was home to the Royals in 1985 when the club brought home its first-ever World Series title in seven games over the St. Louis Cardinals. Point, straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. The Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, anchored by Kansas City, Mo., is the 27th largest in the United States, with an estimated population just shy of 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 NFL, Major League Soccer’s Kansas City Wizards, and the Kansas Speedway, which is host to several NASCAR events throughout the year including one Nextel Cup Series event in the fall. The Wizards currently play next door to Kansas Speedway at Community America Ballpark, which is also home to KC’s minor league baseball franchise, the Kansas City T-Bones. The Wizards are scheduled to open a new stadium in 2011 where Bannister Mall once stood on the city’s east side. Kansas City is also home to the Kansas City Explorers of World Team Tennis, and the city will add two more minor league franchises during Park University’s 2009-10 school year when the Missouri Mavericks of the CHL begin play in Independence, along with an American Basketball Association franchise that will work to begin play in the ABA’s 2009 season. Kansas City is also home to the Sprint Center and Kansas City Power & Light District, which opened in 2007 and has quickly turned into one of the region’s top entertainment districts. The Sprint Center also houses the College Basketball Experience, which includes the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Blocks from the Power & Light District and the Sprint Center sits Municipal Auditorium, home to the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Additionally, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics moved its offices downtown in the summer of 2007 after more than five years in nearby Olathe, Kan., blocks from both the Sprint Center and Municipal Auditorium. In the 2006-07 season, Park advanced to the tournament’s sweet 16, marking the deepest run in more than a decade by a Kansas Cityarea team. 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-vehicles. Commonly referred to as “The Plaza”, the Country Club Plaza is home to one of the nation’s largest holiday light displays between the Thanksgiving Holiday and mid-January. In the Northland, Zona Rosa has become a popular shopping district, while Town Center and The Legends at Village West in Kansas keep shoppers occupied in the Sunflower State.


MICHAEL DROGE, Ph.D. Interim President (1st Year) • 8th Year at Park University


ichael Droge, Ph.D., was appointed interim 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. 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.

2009-10 Park University Executive Staff (L to R) - Clarinda H. Creighton, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services; Paul H. Gault, Special Assistant for Administration, and Assistant Secretary/Assistant Treasurer to the Board of Trustees; Roger Hershey, Vice President and General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees; Laurie D. McCormack, Vice President for University Advancement; Thomas W. Peterman, Ph.D., Vice President for Distance Learning; Dorla Watkins, Vice President for Finance and Administration; Rita Weighill, Vice President for Communication; Thimios Zaharopoulos, Ph.D., Interim Provost.



Director of Athletics (14th Year) • 18th Year at Park University


laude English enters his 14th year as Park University’s Director of Athletics, serving as Park’s A.D. since January of 1996. English coached men’s basketball for 13 standout seasons before retiring from coaching at the conclusion of the 2004-05 season, beginning his affiliation with Park athletics in the 1992-93 men’s basketball campaign. During English’s guidance as athletic director, Park University athletics has undergone drastic improvements. Women’s golf and men’s baseball have been added as intercollegiate sports since his appointment to A.D. In addition, English has overseen numerous facility improvements, such as Park soccer’s 1,500-seat Julian Field and the construction of the Breckon Sports Center. Under English’s watch as A.D., 119 students have earned All-America ScholarAthlete honors, while 72 individuals were named athletic All-Americans. Since 2002, Park athletic teams have won 20 conference titles, 11 region championships and advanced to 22 national tournaments. The winningest coach in Park men’s basketball history with a record of 182207, English’s coaching tenure was highlighted by the Pirates’ run to the NAIA Final Four 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 NaismithEmil S. Liston Sportsmanship Award for the team recognized as most sportsmanlike at the tourney.

After playing basketball 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. He joined the coaching staff at the University of Rhode Island in 1972 where he remained for 12 years, including four seasons as the head coach from 1981-84. English was named Coach of the Year in the Atlantic 10 Conference in 1981. Overall, he owns a 227-277 career record in 17 seasons as a head coach.



Sports Information Director, 3rd Year

Head Athletic Trainer, 7th Year

Steve Wilson enters his third year as the Director of Sports Information at Park University, overseeing publicity and operational efforts for all 15 sports. Wilson is the primary media liaison for 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, the official Web site of 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 the play-by-play voice of the Pirates at select events. An active CoSIDA and NAIA-SIDA member, Wilson is involved in several national committees, including serving as chair of the NAIA Statistical Committee in 2009-10. He is also involved in publications committees, serving as a contest coordinator of the NAIA-SIDA Women’s Basketball Brochure Contest as well as a judge in various CoSIDA competitions. 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-byplay on KTSW-FM. Away from San Marcos, Wilson assisted on the game-day 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 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.

Michael Frey begins his seventh year as head athletic trainer at Park University, coming to the Pirates after a one-year stint as the head athletic trainer at Centennial High School in Peoria, Ariz. Frey owns a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in 1994, and he completed his master’s degree in 2002 from the University of Kansas. A native of Silver Lake, Kan., and member of Silver Lake’s 1989 Class 3A state champion football team, Frey began his career in sports medicine as the Industrial Program Director at the Rehability Center in Kansas City, Kan., staying in that role from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, Frey landed his first position in a collegiate athletics setting, serving as athletic trainer at Avila University from 1998-2000. Frey returned to his alma mater in 2000, where he served as the Intramural Sports Medicine Director at Kansas State University until 2002, prior to going to Centennial High. Frey resides in Lee’s Summit, Mo., with his wife, Kelly, and two daughters Lorien and Natalie. He also has one son, Talin.


Assistant Sports Information Director, 2nd Year Tyler Price enters his second 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, men’s volleyball and indoor track and field in the winter, as well as softball and outdoor track and field in the spring. 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 Lenexa, Kan. native also worked in sports broadcasting early in his career, spending two summers working at KSHB-TV in Kansas City as an Associate Sports Producer for the 38 Sports Spot television program and all evening newscasts. Price is an avid Kansas City sports fan and enjoys watching all Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Kansas State football games. Price and his wife, Jenny, also a graduate of Kansas State, reside in Overland Park, Kan. with their daughter Maria.


Assistant Athletic Trainer, 4th Year Christy Grimes is in her fourth year as an assistant athletic trainer at Park, serving the University in a dual role as an athletic training instructor, a position she has held since the fall of 2005. Grimes is a graduate of Kansas Wesleyan, where she was a soccer letterwinner for the Coyotes in addition to her athletic training student duties. She began her career at Prism Rehab Services in St. Louis before moving on to Saint Louis University in the summer of 1998, and in August of the same year, she began at UMKC as an athletic training graduate assistant. From there, Grimes worked as a certified athletic trainer at Shawnee Mission Medical Center until coming to Park University. While at Park, Grimes has also volunteered as a certified athletic trainer for Kansas City Jazz Rugby. She received her master’s degree from the University of Kansas last May.


Assistant Athletic Trainer, 4th Year Darrell Cooper is entering his third season as assistant athletic trainer at Park University, coming to the Pirates after a one-year stint at Henderson State University in Hot Springs, Ark. Cooper holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Akron, and he began his career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, working with the Zips’ football and track programs from 1998 to 2000. He has also worked for the Adirondack Icehawks of the United Hockey league, Iowa Central Community College and the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri S&T), prior to coming to Park University. Cooper is also an instructor for the American Red Cross’s Professional Rescuer Training and he is an accredited clinical instructor.


Office Manager, 7th Year (25th at Park) Pat Fayard is in her 25th year at Park University, entering her seventh as the office manager for the department of athletics. Fayard is responsible for coordinating team travel and overall budgetary items for the department, as well as serving as an administrative assistant for director of athletics, Claude English. She also coordinates many of Park’s gameday operations, including concession-stand management and student work-study employees. Fayard and her husband, Dennis, reside in Parkville, Mo.


Darrell Cooper

Claude English

Jason Kline

Cary Lundy

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Men’s Basketball Coach

Director of Athletics

Baseball Coach

Brian Renshaw Track & Field Coach

Pat Fayard

Michael Frey

Christy Grimes

Office Manager

Head Athletic Trainer

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Joe C. Meriweather

Rick Mischka

Tyler Price

Women’s Basketball Coach

Efrem Shimlis

Men’s Soccer Coach

Volleyball Coach

Krystal Webb

Spirit Squad Coach

Assistant SID

Don Williams, Ph.D. Faculty Athletics Rep.

Ken Hefner

Women’s Soccer Coach

Amy Reif

Softball Coach

Steve Wilson

Sports Information Dir.

2009-10 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 Athletics Web site...................................................................... Administration - Phone numbers begin with (816) 584Dr. Michael Droge, Interim Clarinda Creighton, Vice Claude English, Athletics Pat Fayard, Office Dr. Don Williams, Faculty Eileen West, Greg Degener, Fields

Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Michael Frey, Head Athletic Darrell Cooper, Assistant Christy Grimes, Assistant Sports Information/Media Relations Steve Wilson, Sports Information Tyler Price, Assistant Head Coaches Ken Hefner, Women’s Jason Kline, Men’s Cary Lundy, Joe C. Meriweather, Women’s Rick Mischka, Amy Reif, Brian Renshaw, Cross Country/ Efrem Shimlis, Men’s Krystal Webb, Spirit

WWW.PARKATHLETICS.COM • 26 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.

Named after longtime Park University President Donald Breckon, the Breckon Sports Center was built in 2000 and houses the Park University athletic department offices. The 1,000-seat capacity arena in the west dome plays host to men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s volleyball games. The east dome serves as practice facility for not only the volleyball teams, but also is a year-round indoor home to the soccer, baseball and softball programs.

Park University’s training facilities for student-athletes includes a regulation track, which is located adjacent to Julian Field, a full weight room and cardio training facility located in the Pirate Fitness Center, as well as a sports medicine facility in the Pirate Fitness Center with three full-time, fully accredited athletic trainers.


JULIAN FIELD Home of the Pirates


he home of Park University men’s and women’s soccer, Julian Field sits on the northwest side of campus, at the corner of Sixth and East streets in Parkville, Mo. The field’s grandstand, which was installed prior to the 2001 season just below Missouri Highway No. 9, has seating for 1,500 spectators, including two chair-backed seating sections. In 2008, the Park men’s soccer team went 6-0-1 on its home field, while the Pirate women were 6-1-1 for a combined record between the programs of 12-1-1 in 14 games at Julian Field. In addition to one of the finest naturalgrass playing surfaces in the Midwest, Julian Field also offers a warm-up field to its east, which is contained within the track and adjacent to the softball complex. The facility also includes full-service restrooms and a fully stocked concession stand, as well as a picnic area between the south goal and the concession facilities. A new scoreboard was installed at Julian Field prior to the 2007 season, containing LED bulbs for easy viewing during both day and night games.

MEDIA & PHOTO CREDENTIALS Credentials for Park home contests are issued for working media only and must be requested through the sports information office, preferably in advance. Credentials are issued on a game-by-game basis and a formal request must be issued to the Park University Sports Information Office. Only photographers on assignment from an accredited media agency will be issued credentials. Photographers are required to abide by the guidelines set forth by the NCAA and NAIA on shooting limitations from the field perimeter. Those not complying with the guidelines may be removed. MEDIA SERVICES Pregame packets including notes, statistics, media guides and gameday programs will be available prior to kickoff. Halftime and final statistics, plus a running play-byplay and post game notes will be provided in the press box at Julian Field. Final statistics will be faxed and e-mailed via Park’s broadcast

system following the conclusion of the game. In-game questions or concerns can be addressed by a member of the Park sports information staff, who are located in the Julian Press box on game day. INTERVIEWS Following home games, Park head coach Ken Hefner will conduct postgame interviews on the field near Park University’s bench, and players will also be available after a cooling off period following the game’s conclusion. Park’s locker room will remain closed at all times. TELEPHONES A phone line is available for broadcast use at Julian Field. To reserve your line, please contact sports information director, Steve Wilson, at (816) 584-6490. ‘PU’ & ‘PARK COLLEGE’ In editorial references to Park University Athletics, media outlets are asked to refrain from the use of the ‘PU’ acronym. Print and broadcast outlets are asked to use ‘Park University”, “Park” and “Pirates.”

WWW.PARKATHLETICS.COM • 28 Print Media Associated Press 215 W. Pershing Rd., Ste. 221 Kansas City, Mo. 64108 T: 816.421.4844 F: 816.421.3590 Kansas City Star Blair Kerkhoff 1729 Grand Blvd Kansas City, Mo. 64108 T: 816.234.4355 F: 816.234.4360 Independence Examiner Bill Althaus 410 South Liberty Independence, Mo. 64050 T: 816.350.6313 Kansas City Kansan 7815 Parallel Parkway Kansas City, Kan. 66112 T: 913.371.4300 F: 913.342.8620 Lee’s Summit Journal Steve Bubalo 415 South Douglas Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063 T: 816.282.7015 F: 816.524.5136 Olathe Daily News Tod Palmer 514 South Kansas Ave. Olathe, Kan. 66061 T: 913.764.2211 F: 913.764.2251 Sun Gazette Bill Knust 963 West Liberty Liberty, MO 64068 T: (816) 781-1044 F: (816) 781-1755

BROADCAST KSHB NBC 41 Justin Unell 4720 Oak Street Kansas City, Mo. T: 816.932.0716 F: 816.932.4145

getting to park from KCI AIRPORT Take I-29 South to the MO-45/NW 64th Street/Tom Watson Parkway Exit. Turn right and travel two miles to MO-9. Turn left and follow to the intersection of 6th and East. Make a left to enter Park University’s campus.

Metro Sports Shawn Beldin 6550 Winchester Ave. Kansas City, Mo. 64133 T: 816.358.5367 F: 816.358.5479

getting to park from JOHNSON COUNTY, KAN. Take I-635 North to MO-9 and exit toward Riverside/Parkville. Continue on MO-9 past Park’s front entrance to the intersection of 6th and East. Turn right to enter Park University’s campus.

getting to park from DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY Take US-169 North to MO-9 and exit toward Riverside/Parkville. Continue on MO-9 past Park’s front entrance to the intersection of 6th and East. Turn right to enter Park University’s campus.

KMBC ABC 9 John Crumley 6455 Winchester Ave. Kansas City, Mo. 64133 T: 816.221.9999 F: 816.421.4163 WDAF FOX 4 Al Wallace 3030 Summit Kansas City, Mo. 64108 T: (816) 753-4567 F: (816) 561-4181 Sports Radio 810 WHB Todd Leabo Union Broadcasting, Inc. 6721 W. 121st Street Overland Park, Kan. 66209 T: 913.344.1500 F: 913-469-8488 610 Sports Radio Ryan Maguire 7000 Squibb Mission, Kan. 66222 T: 913.744.3600

Park student-athletes and coaches are available for interviews upon request. To arrange an interview, please contact the Park University sports information department at (816) 584-6490. Requests for interviews will be granted in consideration of academic and practice schedules. Coaches and players are normally available for post-game interviews approximately 10 minutes after each contest. For post-game interviews with opponents, please contact the media relations contact representing the visiting team, if available. Additionally, all interviews for Park athletics staff members not affiliated with a single sport should go be addressed to the sports information director.

2009-10 PIRATE CLUB MEMBERS Derrick Akers Monica Akers Leona Baskerville Betty Bennett Allison Block Stephanie Bloodgood Emily Calder Rafaella Chaves Faith Cherry Crystal Cole Clarinda Creighton Jerod Dahlgren Johnny Davis Betty Dusing Charlotte English Claude English Connie Espinoza-Springfield Bob Frankenfeld Karen Frankenfeld Carolina Faria Dennis Fayard Johnnie Fields Jennifer Ganaway Gabriela Garcia Sylvia Gault John Greenlee, Sr. Mark Griggs

Lenin Guerra Elvin Hatamzade Harold Henderson Danita Hodges James Hodges Melissa Hurley JoAnn Immele Jason Ingraham Jennifer Ingraham Diane Jayne Alison Joens Rosalee Justus Dan Kline Jolina Kline Nancy Kline Benny Lee Robert Lee, II Liberty Banking Center Sidny Lurten Jessica Martin Daniella Martins Douglas Martinson Jessica McCloud Julie McCollum Laurie McCormack Virginia McCoy Joe Meriweather

Thomas Mooney Emmanuel Ngega Stacy Olczyk Michael Oyster LeeAnn Parsons Patriots Bank Thomas Peterman Reggie Pittman Ashley Reinert Ryan Rink Michelle Rodriguez Paul Rust Ray Seidelman Roland Shelton Kenneth Smith Susan Smith William Stewart Shareikka Theus-Downey Anto Vincetic Mariana Vogado Mishca Waliczek Margaret Waters Dorla Watkins Donald Williams Stephen Wilson Richard Wolf, Jr. Audrey Zambrana


Angelica Tovar


Lisa Buzzotta


Natalie Parker


Nori Gedei


Ivy Chapin


Ashley Maxwell


Kitti Katona


Mallory King



Aliesha Cassie


Juneille Watkins


Melanie Brewer


Nichole Hemmingsen


MacKenzie Wilkins


Emilia Sheffer


Monika Stoiber


Samantha Gross


Dana Hemmingsen


Alli Rausch


Shea Brazill

J’Vonnelle Simpson





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William Woods University

Fulton, Mo.

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Graceland University

Lamoni, Iowa

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Hannibal-LaGrange College

Hannibal, Mo.

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Harris-Stowe State University

St. Louis, Mo.

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McKendree University

Lebanon, Ill.

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Missouri Baptist University

St. Louis, Mo.

2 pm

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American Midwest Conference Tournament

Campus Sites


Nov. 21

NAIA National Tournament Opening Round

Campus Sites


Nov. 30 - Dec. 4

NAIA National Tournament Final Site

Decatur, Ala.


* = American Midwest Conference Game. Home Games in BOLD. All Dates and Times Central and Subject to Change.

2009 Park University Women's Soccer Media Guide  

2009 Park University women's soccer media guide.