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Table of Contents Hardrocker Quick Facts…………………………………………………………………………………1 President Dr. Robert Wharton Bio……………………………………………………………….. 2 Athletics Director Dr. Dick Kaiser Bio…………………………………………………………….3 Adminstrative and Training Staff Bios……………………………………………………………4-6 Hardrocker Soccer Coaching Staff Bios………………………………………………………….7-8 Hardrocker Soccer 2012 Roster……………………………………………………………………. 9 Hardrocker Soccer 2012 Schedule…………………………………………………………………10 Hardrocker Soccer Student-Athlete Profiles………………………………………………….11-20 Hardrocker Soccer Season Preview……………………………………………………………….21 Sioux Park Stadium……………………………………………………………………………………… 22 South Dakota School of Mines Campus Profile…………………………………………….. 23-31 Opposing team’s visitors guide……………………………………………………………………..32-36

2012 PRESEASON FACTS & MEDIA INFO General Information Name of School: South Dakota School of Mines Address: 501 East St. Joseph Street City/Zip: Rapid City, SD, 57701 Enrollment: 2,300 Nickname: Hardrockers School Colors: Vegas Gold and Navy Blue Stadium: Sioux Park Stadium Affiliation: NCAA Div. II Conference: Independent President: Dr. Robert Wharton Alma Mater: Virginia Polytechnic Institute / Humboldt State University (Calif.) Athletic Director: Dr. Dick Kaiser Alma Mater: University of Northern Colorado/ South Dakota State University AD Email: dick.kaiser@sdsmt.edu Athletic Department Phone: 605-394-2351 Athletic Department Fax: 605-394-6950

Sports Information Office Sports Information Director: Brad Blume Alma Mater: B.S. South Dakota State SID Office Phone: 605-394-2355 SID E-mail: bradley.blume@sdsmt.edu Athletics website: www.gorockers.com

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Joe Burger Alma Mater: B.L.A.,UMKC; M.P.I. from Drake University Record at SDM: 0-0 Soccer Office Phone: 605-394-2642 Email: joe.burger@sdsmt.edu Assistants: Luke Schweitzer.

Team Information 2011 Overall Record: 0-0 Home/Away /Neutral 0-0

History First Year of Football: 2012 All-Time Record: 0-0

Media Information Newspapers Rapid City Journal (Jeff Budlong) P.O. Box 450 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-394-8430 E-mail: sports@rapidcityjournal.com Fax: 605-394-8463

Radio KOTA Radio (Steve Ammerman) P.O. Box 1760 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-342-2000 steve_ammerman@msn.com KKLS The Hills 97.5 (Tom Rudebusch) 660 Floremann St. Suite 100 Rapid City, SD, 57701 Phone: 605-343-6161 thomas.rudebusch@sdsmt.edu

Television KEVN TV (Jamie Zepp) P.O. Box 677 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-394-7777 Fax: 605-394-3652 sports@kevn.com KNBN TV (J. Wickersham) P.O. Box 9549 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-355-0024 sports@newscenter1.com KOTA TV (Vik Quick) P.O. Box 1760 Rapid City, SD, 57709 Phone: 605-342-2000 Fax: 605-721-5730 kotasports@kotasports.com

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Robert A. Wharton, SD School of Mines President Robert A. Wharton, Ph.D., became the eighteenth president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on July 1, 2008. President Wharton’s leadership and scientific career spans several decades in academe, federal service, and the private sector. He received his Ph.D. in botany from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and his B.A. in botany and M.A. in biology from Humboldt State University. He has attended the Harvard Institute for Educational Management and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Executive Program, and has served as the executive officer for the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs in the federal government’s Senior Executive Service. Having participated in 11 expeditions to the Antarctic, President Wharton is a recipient of the United States Antarctic Service Medal and has served on the National Research Council’s Polar Research Board. He has been a visiting senior scientist at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C.; an executive vice president for the Institute of Management Studies in Reno, Nevada; and vice president for research, and research professor at the Desert Research Institute. Prior to joining the School of Mines, President Wharton served as provost and vice president for academic affairs, and chief research officer at Idaho State University. He is currently advising the Secretary of Energy as an appointee to the National Coal Council and is a member of the Council on Competitiveness. President Wharton serves as co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Energy Forum and also initiated and leads a national effort under the auspices of the APLU involving 21 U.S. universities focused on re-establishing a federal role in mining research and development. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Geographical Society, and the Explorers Club, as well as a member of Sigma Xi.

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Dick Kaiser, South Dakota School of Mines Athletics Director Dick Kaiser will be entering his 38th year of working in intercollegiate sport during 2012. He earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Northern Colorado, a master's in educational administration from South Dakota State University and a doctorate of education in athletic leadership and administration from Brigham Young University. He also completed his post-doctorate in health education and administration at Oregon State University. Before arriving at South Dakota Mines, Kaiser had served as the AD for Defiance College for 10 years. In addition, he has served as AD at Olivet College, Western Oregon University and Willamette University. Kaiser has received a number of honors and awards as an Athletic Director from several athletics organizations such as the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as well as many regional and state athletic associations. During his first three years on the job at SD Mines, Kaiser has been responsible for guiding the Hardrockers through the various stages of the transition process toward becoming a full NCAA Div. II member (projected September, 2013), working with fundraising efforts and seeking a permanent conference affiliation. SD Mines has 13 athletic programs within the department; these include the women competing in volleyball, cross country, basketball, indoor/outdoor track and golf while the men will be competing in football, cross country, basketball, indoor/outdoor track, golf and the newest addition --- soccer. Men’s soccer was the first men’s intercollegiate sport added to SD Mines in over 45 years. Kaiser has two grown children, Cassie and Ryan and four grandchildren; Jack (age 6); twins Caden and Carson (ages 3); and Lucy (age 2).

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Scott Baird, South Dakota Mines Head Athletic Trainer Scott Baird is a 1997 graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University and is in his sixth year as head athletic trainer at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Before joining the School of Mines Athletic Department, he was an athletic trainer for the University of Wyoming where he covered both men's rugby and lacrosse. He brings much knowledge and experience to the School of Mines Sports Medicine Team. Scott has been married to Becky, a Physical Therapist in Rapid City, for 16 years and has twin girls -- Braedyn and Blakely (ages 2).

Derrick Lecy, South Dakota Mines Assistant Trainer Derrick is starting his second year as an assistant athletic trainer for the South Dakota School of Mines. He is a 2010 graduate of South Dakota State where he earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. While at SDSU, Derrick spent his senior year as a student trainer for the football team and helped out in all sports as a junior. Before becoming a Hardrocker, Derrick was the head trainer for Douglas High School in Box Elder. Derrick’s parents have a chiropractic firm in Rapid City and he also works there when not helping Hardrocker student-athletes. Derrick and girlfriend Amanda have a baby boy --- Finn (age 1).

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Jen Ranum, Assistant AD, Compliance Officer, Assistant Trainer Jennifer Ranum is starting her third year as the NCAA Div. II Compliance Officer at the School of Mines making sure that the Hardrockers are kept up to speed on all NCAA rules and regulations and helping student-athletes with eligibility and other questions. She will also be starting her sixth year as an assistant athletic trainer for the Hardrockers. She graduated in May of 2007 from National American University with degrees in Athletic Training and Applied Management. Jen became certified in September of 2007. She is a member of both the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Mid America Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2004. She has spent three years at the School of Mines doing outreach as a student athletic trainer and upon graduation was hired and is now in her fourth year as assistant athletic trainer. Also this summer she was promoted assistant Athletics Director and will help the Hardrocker with game day management along with other administrative duties

Anita Brenneman SD Mines Program Assistant Anita Brenneman has been with SD School of Mines and Technology since 2006, and has been in the Athletic Department since 2012. Her duties include game day and team travel administration, as well as department purchasing, and managing the day to day needs of the front office. Anita is a native of Sturgis, SD, and moved back to the Black Hills area 6 years ago with her husband David, and boys Ethan and Logan.

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Rick Lutes, South Dakota Mines Athletic Equipment Manager Rick Lutes embarks on his s year as the South Dakota School of Mines equipment manager. Among a multitude of duties for the Hardrockers, Rick works alongside coaches to coordinate each program’s equipment needs for practices, games, meets or matches. His duties range from laundry of uniforms to inflating the game balls. Rick has been a multi-sports official for 30-plus years on the high school and college level having held a Masters Level rating with USA Track and Field. Rick has also enjoyed in the past officiating adapted athletics for high schools in Minnesota and the Courage Center of Golden Valley, Minn. Rick has held athletic and event management related positions in Minnesota and Texas. Before the move to Rapid City Rick was the Director of Track and Field at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. Rick and his family moved to Rapid City when his wife, Kathy, a pastor, accepted a call to a local Rapid City church. The Lutes’ are parents of two adult sons.

Tiffany McCampbell, SD Mines Assistant AD, SAAC Advisor, Senior Woman Administrator, Head Volleyball Coach Along with being the South Dakota Mines women’s volleyball coach, Tiffany is also the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) advisor, the Senior Woman Administrator and most recently beenh promoted to Hardrocker Assistant Athletics Director. As SAAC advisor, Tiffany presides over meeting and helps organize community service events. As the SWA, Tiffany’s role is to encourage and promote the involvement of women in decision-making, enhance the representation women's experiences and perspectives and support women’s interests in intercollegiate athletics. With her new duties as assistant AD Tiffany will have an active role in game-day management and have other administrative duties.

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Head Coach: Joe Burger Phone: 605-394-2642 Email: joe.burger@sdsmt.edu Burger, who was the assistant coach at Drake University in Iowa, brings not only experience in establishing a new soccer program, but also determination and desire to develop the Hardrocker program from scratch and turn it into a consistent and competitive team. Burger, a 1995 graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City (BA), has spent the last 16 years in the world of soccer. He has a United States Federation National ‘A’ Coaching License --- which is the highest license available. “I am excited to have this opportunity at South Dakota Mines. The potential of this institution and the chance to build a program from scratch again is exciting,” Burger said. “Not a lot of coaches get to do that in their career but to be asked to do it twice is a great opportunity.” Burger was the assistant men’s soccer coach at Drake for the past five years. During that time, his duties included: assisting in the oversight of all aspects of the men’s soccer program (travel, team training, recruiting, game preparation, budget management, fundraising, marketing, team strength and conditioning as well as team academic progress). While at Drake, Burger earned the College Soccer News Top Assistant Coach of the Year (2008) and helped guide the men’s team to a 62-40-16 overall won-loss record and earned the Bulldogs an initial NCAA Tournament berth in 2008 and Drake's run to the Elite Eight in 2009. Drake received 36 All-Missouri Valley Conference and 25 All-MVC Scholar-Athlete selections, respectively while Burger was there. Nine times Bulldogs were chosen NSCAA Academic All-Americans.

Before that, Burger was the head coach at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan., from 2001-06, where he established new men’s and women’s programs. At Barton County, he was in charge of all aspects of the soccer programs including: team selection, assistant coach selection, team training, recruiting, team travel, game preparation, budget management and academic progress. While at Barton County, Berger established a men’s record of 63-30-11 and a conference mark of 39-8-4. Burger was a finalist for the National Soccer Coaches Adidas NJCAA Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2005 and received the Regional and Conference Coach of the Year Award in 2001, 2002 and 2005. “Joe is an outstanding individual and a quality coach. He has proven collegiate experience as a head coach and as an assistant at a high level NCAA Div. I program. There is no question in my mind he is the right individual to get this program off the ground,” Kaiser said. “Coach Burger brings with him a complete understanding of our need to attract student-athletes with high academic qualifications. His experiences at Drake University as a recruiter were a very attractive part of the resume he presented to us.” 7

Assist. Coach: Luke Schweitzer Phone: 605-394-2642 Email: Luke.Schweitzer@sdsmt.edu RAPID CITY -South Dakota School of Mines is pleased to announce the hiring of first-ever Hardrocker men's soccer assistant coach Luke Schweitzer for the 2012 season. Schweitzer comes to SD Mines after serving as the graduate assistant men's soccer coach at Misericordia University in Northeast Pennsylvania for two years. While at Misericordia, Schweitzer spent his time as the only assistant to the head coach. His responsibilities included assisting in all components of team and individual player development, monitoring the academic success of student-athletes, developing and administering practice plans, fundraising, community outreach, team strength and conditioning, game day preparation and year-round recruiting of strong academic and talented soccer players. "I'm excited to have Luke join our staff. He brings a youthful enthusiasm and passion for the game that will draw student-athletes and the community toward our program," said Hardrocker men's head soccer coach Joe Burger. "Luke is an outstanding young coach that grew up in great soccer culture in Chicago (Ill.) and has grown immensely during his student assistant and graduate assistant coaching stints." In 2011, Schweitzer helped lead the Misericordia program to a third conference championship in its four years of membership, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. In addition to coaching soccer, Luke earned his Master of Science degree in Organizational Management. "I am excited for the opportunity that South Dakota School of Mines has provided me,"

Schweitzer said. "I am eager to begin serving as coach Burger's assistant and help to achieve his goals and vision for the soccer program. I believe in coach Burger's philosophy and the potential this program has to be successful." Prior to Misericordia, Schweitzer graduated from Loras College located in Dubuque, Iowa, (2010) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management. Schweitzer spent four years as a member of the men's Duhawk soccer program --two years playing and two years serving as a student-assistant coach. As an assistant coach for Loras, Schweitzer helped secure a second-straight NCAA Final Four appearance in 2008 and Sweet 16 appearance in 2009. From 2007-2010, Schweitzer dedicated his time coaching at Dubuque Hempstead High School (Iowa) for four years. He spent his first year as the assistant varsity coach before being named the head coach in 2008. "I think Luke will complement me greatly and his strengths will add to our program," Burger said. "I'm excited to work with Luke and help him grow as coach. He has a bright future as a coach and I am lucky to get someone of his caliber." 8

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Name

Pos.

Ht.

Yr.

Hometown

Major

00

Eric Milbrandt

G

6-0

Fr.

Groton, S.D.

Mechanical Engineering

1

Jake Miller

G

6-1

Fr.

New Richmond, Wis.

Chemical Engineering / Chemistry

2

Hunter Reece

M

5-9

Fr.

Sheridan, Wyo.

Civil Engineering

3

Derek Szanto

D

6-4

Fr.

Temecula, Calif.

Physics

4

Jon C. Ramsey

M

6-0

Jr.

Spearfish, S.D.

Mining Engineering

5

Garrett Frederick

M

5-10

Sr.

Chadron, Neb.

Mechanical Engineering

6

Blake Harris

D

5-9

RSo.

Sydney, Australia

Mining Engineering

7

Quaid Scheafer

M

5-9

Fr.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Undecided

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Bennett Medeck

M

5-7

Jr.

Rapid City, S.D.

Engineering

9

Sam LeTempt

M/D

5-10

Fr.

Sheridan, Wyo.

Undecided

10

Braydon Drell

M

5-9

Fr.

Sheridan, Wyo.

Civil Engineering

11

Andreas Skau

M

6-1

Fr.

Bergen, Norway

Chemical Engineering

13

Michael McGraw

F

6-3

Fr.

Vandalia, Ohio

Chemistry

14

Mario Pena

F

5-7

Fr.

Shakopee, Minn.

Mechanical Engineering

15

Kevin Koch

D

6-1

Jr.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Electrical Engineering

17

Matthew Emerson

M

5-11

Fr.

Grand Junction

Chemical Engineering

18

Patrick Chalupsky

G

6-0

Sr.

College Station, TX

Geology

20

Garbriel Dahmke

D

6-0

Fr.

Sheridan, Wyo.

Civil Engineering

22

Cole Smith

G

6-4

Fr.

Sheridan, Wyo.

Civil Engineering

24

Caleb Dillinger

D

5-10

So.

Buffalo, Wyo.

Mechanical Engineering

Head Coach: Joe Burger; Assistant Coach: Luke Schweizter

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2012 SDM Soccer Schedule Aug. 30

at Colorado Christian Univeristy

Lakewood, CO

4 p.m.

Sept. 1

vs. Fort Hays State at CCU

Lakewood, CO

4 p.m.

Sept. 7

at Jamestown College

Jamestown, ND

7 p.m.

Sept. 9

at University of Mary

Bismarck, ND

1 p.m.

Sept. 15

vs. University of Great Falls

Rapid City, SD

7 p.m.

Sept. 16

vs. Rocky Mountain College

Rapid City, SD

4 p.m.

Sept. 21

at Rocky Mountain College

Billings, MT

4 p.m.

Sept. 22

vs. Trinity Lutthern (Wash.)

Great Falls, MT

4 p.m.

Sept. 23

at University of Great Falls

Great Falls, MT

4 p.m.

Oct. 6

at Presentation College

Aberdeen SD

2 p.m.

at Dakota Wesleyan

Mitchell, SD

2 p.m.

Oct. 24

at Montana State - Billings

Billings, MT

3:30 p.m.

Oct. 27

vs. Presentation College

Rapid City, SD

7 p.m.

Oct. 13

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Name: Eric Milbrandt Class: Freshman No: 00 Position: Goalkeeper Height: 6-0 Hometown: Groton, S.D. Major: ME Parents: Greg and Julie Milbrandt

High School Honors: Was an All-State First Team selection for Class A; high school team was state runners-up in 2010 and 11; selected as team MVP in 2011 and given the 2010 “Guts� Team Award.

Name: Jake Miller Class: Freshman No: 1 Position: Goal keeper Height: 6-1 Hometown: New Richmond, Wis. Major: Chemical Engineering / Chemistry Parents: Chris and Lori Miller High School Honors: Jake is excited to be a part of the Hardrocker soccer program and hopes to do well during the 2012 season.

Name: Hunter Reece Class: Freshman No: 2 Position: Forward Height: 5-9 Hometown: Sheridan, Wyo. Major: Civil Engineering

Parents: Kevin Reece and Sheila Johnson High School Honors: Two-time All-State and AllConference selection; part of state championship team, twice runners-up and twotime regional champions.

Name: Derek Szanto Class: Freshman No: 3 Position: Corner Back Height: 6-4 Hometown: Temecula, Calif. Major: Physics Parents: Jack and Angela Szanto High School Honors: Team was the 2008-09 CIF Southern Section champions; 2008-12 Southern Section League champions; was a team captain as a junior.

Name: Jon C. Ramsy Class: Junior No: 4 Position: Right Side Height: 6-0 Hometown: Spearfish, S.D. Major: Mining Engineering

Parents: Claude and Beth Ramsey High School Honors: Jon is looking forward to contributing to the SD Mines men’s soccer program as it starts its inaugural season.

Name: Garrett Frederick Class: Senior No: 5 Position: Mid Field Height: 5-10 Hometown: Chadron, Neb. Major: Mechanical Engineering Parents: Terry and Lori Frederick High School Honors: Garrett did not compete on a high school soccer team. As one of only two seniors on this year’s squad, he will be looked at as a leader on and off the field.

Name: Blake Harris Class: RSoph. No: 6 Position: Defender Height: 5-9 Hometown: Sydney, Australia Major: Mining Engineering

Parents: Mark and Ann Harris High School Honors: Two years as a team captain; earned “Best and Fairest� Award two straight years; was a member of the NSW CHSSA runners-up All-Schools team.

Name: Quaid Scheafer Class: Freshman No: 7 Position: Center-Mid Height: 5-9 Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D. Major: Undecided Parents: Curtis and Shannen Scheafer High School Honors: State champions in 2009; Most Valuable Offensive Player in 2011 earned second team All-State honors in 2011.

Name: Bennett Medeck Class: Junior No: 8 Position: Midfield Height: 5-7 Hometown: Rapid City, S.D. Major: Engineering

Parents: Jon and Sabrina Medeck High School Honors: 2009 State Runners-up in high school and was the 2008 State Champions in club soccer.

Name: Sam LeTempt Class: Freshman No: 9 Position: Defender Height: 5-10 Hometown: Sheridan, Wyo. Major: Undecided Parents: Gary and Jill LeTempt High School Honors: Three-year letter winner; started at left back as a junior and went on to win State with an overall record of 14-5-1

Name: Braydon Drell Class: Freshman No: 10 Position: Center-Mid Height: 5-9 Hometown: Sheridan, Wyo. Major: Civil Engineering

Parents: Chris and Callie Drell High School Honors: High school team was state champs in 2011 and state runners-up in 2010; was a team captain in 2012.

Name: Andreas Skau Class: Freshman No: 11 Position: Midfield Height: 6-1 Hometown: Bergen, Norway Major: Chemical Engineering Parents: Bente Bjelland and Jan Ove Skau High School Honors: Team finished in the Top 3 four out of the last five years; was selected as an AllDistrict Midfielder in 2012 and took second place at the unofficial Norwegian Championship in 2008.

Name: Mike McGraw Class: Freshman No: 13 Position: Forward Height: 6-3 Hometown: Vandalia, Ohio Major: Chemistry Parents: Jesse and Annemarie McGraw

High School Honors: Three-year letter winner; won team league titles in 2011 and 2010; Team MVP in 2011; team captain in 2011; All-Ohio Academic Team honors in 2011; earned first team all-conference selection in 2011.

Name: Mario Pena Class: Freshman No: 14 Position: Forward Height: 5-7 Hometown: Shakopee, Minn. Major: Mechanical Engineering Parents: Mel and Mary Pena High School Honors: All-conference for 2010 and 2011 seasons. All-State honorable mention for 2011 season; set school record for most goals scored in a single season with 20.

Name: Kevin Koch Class: Junior No: 15 Position: Defender Height: 6-1 Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D. Major: Electrical Engineering

Parents: Michael and Mary Koch High School Honors: Have been part of three state championship teams; member of the National Honor Society and have earned student of the month in high school.

Name: Matthew Emerson Class: Freshman No: 17 Position: Midfielder Height: 5-11 Hometown: Grand Junction, Colo. Major: Chemical Engineering Parents: Robert and Lynn Emerson High School Honors: Was a second team All-State selection during the 2011-12 soccer season

Name: Patrick Chalupsky Class: Senior No: 18 Position: Goalkeeper Height: 6-0 Hometown: College Station, Texas Major: Geology

Parents: Gerry and Patricia Chalupsky High School Honors: Was a varsity wrestler for two years and earned a district championship during that time.

Name: Gabriel Dahmke Class: Freshman No: 20 Position: Defender Height: 6-0 Hometown: Sheridan, Wyo. Major: Civil Engineering Parents: Chris and Nel Dahmke High School Honors: Was a four-year starter during high school career and letter winner; As a senior was an All-State selection and a team captain.

Name: Cole Smith Class: Freshman No: 22 Position: Goalkeeper Height: 6-4 Hometown: Sheridan, Wyo. Major: Civil Engineering

Parents: Sheldon Smith High School Honors: Was a member of two straight state championship teams; earned first team all-conference as a junior.

Name: Caleb Dillinger Class: Sophomore No: 24 Position: Defender Height: 5-10 Hometown: Buffalo, Wyo. Major: Mechanical Engineering Parents: Phil and Deb Dillinger High School Honors: Was a member of the state championship team as a junior and state runnersup as a senior. Finished senior year with a 29-4-1 record.

Hardrocker men’s soccer ready to kick off inaugural season RAPID CITY – The South Dakota School of Mines men’s soccer team is eager to kick off the first ever season. With an immense amount of preparation in a short period of time, Hardrocker head coach Joe Burger has assembled a program the School of Mines, the Rapid City community and all constituents will be proud of. Burger arrived to Rapid City in February with deeprooted goals and a long term vision for the program. "It’s all about the long term goals. You’re setting short term goals too but you also have to have a bigger vision. It’s not always picking the best players, but the players who are the best fits. The worst thing you can have is a setback,” Burger said. First and foremost Burger worked diligently to ensure he and the athletics program had the right student-athletes in place to develop a culture and environment that will harvest success for years to come. “We’ve gone about it methodically; I’ve brought in 16 new players and four off the club team. Then when they're sophomores, we’ll add 10 to 12 more players and get the numbers right,” Burger said. As a result, the 2012 roster is compiled of studentathletes from South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, California, Ohio, Texas, Australia and Norway. Each member of the program was selected precisely to impact the team on and off the field in their own unique way.

Furthermore, each student-athlete chose to attend South Dakota School of Mines to meet their academic, athletic and social needs to prepare them for life after soccer. Burger and assistant coach Luke Schweitzer, could not ask for a better group of articulate young men with the right mentality to start a program. Day in and day out the team accelerates its learning curve, competes to make each other better, grows closer together as a unit, and is determined to make a difference on and off the playing surface. The 2012 season entails a competitive 13 game schedule. The majority of matches are away contests, allowing the soccer team to travel and utilize each trip as an educational experience. The team will travel to Lakewood, Colo., Jamestown and Bismarck, N.D., Billings and Great Falls, Mont., and Aberdeen and Mitchell, S.D. The most exhilarating games of the season will be the three home contests on Sept. 15 and 16 and Oct. 27. The Hardrockers will play their home games at Sioux Park in the center of Rapid City. The Hardrocker soccer team is highly awaiting their opportunity to play in front of the SD Mines supporters and the Rapid City community. The Hardrockers’ open its season at Colorado Christian University4 p.m. The anticipation builds each day to compete against an opponent for the first time in program history. It is going to be a proud

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The South Dakota School of Mines men's soccer team will call Sioux Park home for the upcoming 2012 season. The Hardrockers have three games scheduled at the facility. Head coach Joe Burger is excited to hold matches there and is hoping it will be an event that the Rapid City community will enjoy and support.

The South Dakota School of Mines men's soccer team will call Sioux Park home for the upcoming 2012 season. The Hardrockers have three games scheduled at the facility. Head coach Joe Burger is excited to hold matches there and is hoping it will be an event that the Rapid City community will enjoy and support.

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How to get to SD Mines Athletics Facilities 

From the East - Go west on I-90 to Exit 57. Proceed south on West Boulevard I-190 and turn left on St Joseph St (one way). Continue through downtown (King Center #5 on map) – right on Birch St, to University Loop. (O’Harra Stadium #19 on map) just past main campus on St Joseph St. From the West - Go east on I-90 to Exit 57. Proceed south on West Boulevard I-190 and turn left on St Joseph St (one way). Continue through downtown (King Center #5 on map) – right on Birch St to University Loop. (O’Harra Stadium#19 on map) just past main campus on St Joseph St. From the South (Highway 16) – Travel north on Highway 16 into Rapid City and turn right onto St Joseph St (one way). Continue through downtown (King Center #5 on map) - right on Birch St, to University Loop. (O’Harra Stadium #19 on map) just past main campus on St Joseph Street. From the West (Highway 44) – Travel east on Highway 44 (Jackson Blvd) to Main St. Turn right on Main St for ¼ mile until it divides and becomes St Joseph St (one way). Continue through downtown (King Center #5 on map) - right on Birch St, to University Loop. (O’Harra Stadium #19 on map) just past main campus on St Joseph Street. From the East (Highway 44) – Travel west on Highway 44 (Omaha St) and turn left onto St Patrick St to St Joseph St and turn right (north). Go ½ mile and turn left (King Center#5 on map) on Birch St, to University Loop. (O’Harra Stadium #19 on map) just before main campus on St Joseph St. From the South (Highway 79) – Travel north on Highway 79 and take downtown exit to St Joseph St. Go ½ mile and turn left (King Center #5 on map) on Birch St, to University Loop. (O’Harra Stadium #19 on map) just before main campus on St Joseph St.

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97 rooms 1.6 miles from campus

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177 rooms 1.3 miles from campus

Alex Johnson Hotel 523 Sixth Street Rapid City 605-342-1210

143 rooms 1.1 miles from campus

Grand Gateway Hotel 1721 N LaCrosse St Rapid City, SD 57701 605-342-8853 Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza 505 North 5th Street Rapid City, SD 57701 605-348-4000

132 rooms

Grand Gateway Hotel

1.8 miles from campus

Black Hills – Rapid City

800 rooms 1.1 miles from campus

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605-399-9999 605-399-3232 605-348-8080

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Driving distance from Rapid City  Spearfish, SD 51  Dickinson, ND 194  Bismarck, ND 222  Mitchell, SD 277  Billings, MT 284 293  Jamestown, ND  Boulder, CO 300  Denver, CO 309  Kearney, NE 315  Lakewood, CO 315  Golden, CO 316  Valley City, ND 319  Madison, SD 346  Sioux Falls, SD 349  Vermillion, SD 392  Bozeman, MT 397  Grand Forks, ND 398  Pueblo, CO 402  Hays, KS 412  Great Falls, MT 454  Butte, MT 471  Espanola, NM 578  Fayette, IA 578  La Crosse, WI 595  Joplin, MO 664

Road Conditions  Safetravelusa.com/sd  SD Road Hotline 866-697-3511

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Restaurants Applebee’s 605-394-0338 Arby’s (closest to campus) 605-341-3811 Beau Jo’s Pizza 605-716-0752 Buffalo Wild Wings 605-721-9464 Burger King (closest to campus) 605-348-2450 Chili’s 605-388-8300 China Luck 605-399-1859 Culvers 605-348-6218 Dakota Soda Co 605-791-2900 Denny’s 605-716-7272 Dickeys BBQ Pit 605-791-5400 Fuddruckers 605-348-9990 Fuji Japanese Steakhouse 605-721-8880 Golden Corral 605-399-2195 Golden Fortune 605-343-3496 Hana Restaurant 605-348-0299 Hardee’s (closest to campus) 605-348-5692 Hong Kong Buffet 605-716-4664 Ichiban 605-341-7178 IHOP 605-341-4467 Imperial 605-394-8888 Jimmy Johns (closest to campus) 605-718-2210 Kentucky Fried Chicken 605-342-1515 Longhorn Steakhouse 605-342-2321 McDonalds (closest to campus) 605-342-3772 Millstone (closest to campus) 605-343-5824 Minervas 605-394-9505 Mongolian Grill 605-388-3187 Olive Garden 605-348-4640 On The Border 605-791-5791 Pauly’s Subs (closest to campus) 605-348-7827 Perkins (closest to campus) 605-341-3810 Philly Ted’s 605-348-6113 Pizza Hut (closest to campus) 605-342-4200 Pizza Ranch 605-348-9114 Qdoba (closest to campus) 605-791-1555 Red Lobster 605-348-9717 Sanford’s 605-721-1463 Sonic Drive In (closest to campus) 605-716-3668 Subway (closest to campus) 605-341-3057 Taco John’s (closest to campus) 605-343-6778 TGI Friday’s 605-343-8443 Wendy’s (closest to campus) 605-342-9410

2160 N Haines Ave 1620 Campbell St 2520 W Main Street 715 Mountain View Rd 1002 E North Street 2125 Haines Ave 740 Mountain View Rd 2121 W Main Street 512 Main Street 2200 N Lacrosse 1565 Haines Ave Rushmore Mall 1731 Eglin St 1180 N Lacrosse 1118 E North 2328 W Main 5th and St Joe 927 E North Street 1109 W Omaha 550 Disk Drive 702 E North 1565 Haines 515 Mt View Road 1510 Eglin St 804 E North 2010 W Main 2111 N LaCrosse St 1415 N LaCrosse St 160 Disk Drive 1331 E North Street 124 E St Patrick St 1715 N LaCrosse 1415 N LaCrosse St 1400 E St Patrick 1556 Luna Ave 1745 Eglin Street 120 Disk Drive 306 7th Street 815 Jackson Blvd 1225 E St Patrick 1710 Campbell St 2205 LaCrosse St 1911 Haines Ave

Full Menu Fast Food Pizza Sports Bar Fast Food Full Menu Chinese Buffet Full Menu Burgers Full Menu BBQ Full Menu Japanese/Sushi Buffet Chinese Buffet Korean/Sushi Fast Food Chinese Buffet Japanese/Sushi Full Menu Chinese Sandwich Fast Food Full Menu Fast Food Full Menu Full Menu Asian Italian Mexican Subs/Pizza Full Menu Cheesesteak/Pizza Pizza (Delivery or Carryout) Pizza/Chicken Buffet TexMex Full Menu Full Menu Fast Food Sub/Sandwich Mexican Fast Food Full Menu Fast Food

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Location ………………………………………………………………….Rapid City, SD Population ……………………………………………………………….………..67,596 Founded ………………………………………………………… ………….…………1885 Enrollment ………………………………………………………………..………. 2,354 National Affiliation ……………………………………… .……NCAA Division II Nickname …………………………………………………………………. Hardrockers Colors …………………………………………………………….. …….Blue and Gold Mascot ………………………………………………………..... Grubby the Miner Gymnasium ……………………………………………… …Goodell Gymnasium Stadium ………………………………………………………..….. O’Hara Stadium President ……………………………………………………..Dr. Robert Wharton Athletic Director ……………………………………………. Dr. Richard Kaiser Senior Woman’s Admin …………………… ………..Tiffany McCampbell Faculty Representative ………………………………….….… Dr. Carter Kerk Athletic Department Phone …………………………………. 605-394-2351

Athletic Media Relations Sports Information Director …………………………………... Brad Blume Sports Information Phone ……………………………………. 605-394-2355

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2012 SD Mines men's soccer media Guide