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Oct/Nov 2007


St. Louis

Letter from Publisher



A Full Time Dad, LLC Publication

eople who live in and around St. Louis participate in soccer on a variety of levels. Soccer St. Louis magazine brings recognition to the accomplishments of the local soccer community. We help those at all levels experience and enjoy all that this great soccer city has to offer. We are the number one stop for information on soccer in St. Louis and surrounding area. Pee-Wee league through Premier, College to Pro, Soccer St. Louis will be your source for who and what’s happening in the world of St. Louis soccer.

12737 Saddlemaker Court Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (314) 229-2982

My name is Roger Cole, owner of Soccer St. Louis Magazine. We are excited about adding you to our growing soccer community. As a lifetime St. Louis soccer resident and coach, my wife and I would always get asked questions…What’s the best league? When should I go select? How do I train for success? What’s a soccer ball?


You are never too old to enjoy this beautiful game. Whether you are playing or just watching a team compete on the pitch, our Tournament and Classified listings will help you find your niche. There are over 20 club teams and even more recreational leagues with players representing over 20,000 area households. In addition, St. Louis has over 100 high schools and 14 college and university programs offering both men’s and women’s soccer.

Roger Cole

Contributing Writers: Melinda Cole, Ricardo Garza, John Hoemeyer, Christopher Mitchell, Addae Rique Graphic Design: Bill Bass, Roger Cole Contributing Photographers: Leon D. Algee, Adam Long, Becky Westcoat For advertising information contact us at For story submissions write to us at To become a distribution partner contact

Soccer St. Louis is packed full of everything parents, players, and coaches nationwide need to know to get the most out of this great soccer community. Inside you will find profiles on local players, coaches, clubs, tournaments, camps and leagues as well as scouting reports on up and coming stars. Additional features include local school teams and conferences, and coaching tips from area coaches. The soccer personals section is there for players looking for teams and teams looking for players. There is even a special section for that most important person... the “Soccer Mom” - Sorry Dads, we know who really calls the shots. Sincerely,

Roger G. Cole, Jr.

ON RECORD Coach Cole is former alumni and grad assistant at Missouri Baptist University and head Women’s Coach at Hazelwood East High School. He is also a full time Health and Physical education teacher for the Hazelwood School District. He holds a MBA with a Certification in sports management and a USSF coaching license. He is a 1989 graduate of Lafayette High School here in St. Louis. As a Lancer, Cole recorded 33 career shutouts. Coach Cole was an All-State, 3-time All-Metro and All-Conference goalkeeper and Captain. After studying Architecture at Kansas State University, where he played for the Men’s team, Cole returned to St. Louis in 1991 to play for Missouri Baptist (College) University. He also was selected for the 1998 combine for the now defunct Eastern Indoor Soccer League. Cole also holds a B.S. in Physical Education a minor in Psychology with concentrations in Athletic Training and Coaching. In his spare time he coaches youth soccer and enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

ON THE PITCH If You Build it, They Will Come. Pro Soccer Returning to St. Louis by Roger Cole


Soccer Mom 101


Lesson 1: Soccer Mom’s Tool Trunk by Melinda Cole

Boys to Men


Building Players with Character

Upward Soccer by Roger Cole


NEXT ISSUE: US Club Soccer and Nike Regional ID2 Traing Camp in STL

12 Coach’s Clipboard STL area coaches share their training tips, drills and what it takes to play the beautiful game

14 Young Writers Features written by STL area students showcasing local teams and talent

15 College Connection STL area college stories, stats and schedules

Boys to Men Building Players with Character by Roger Cole

Jefferson College - Vikings 1000 Viking Drive - Hillsboro, MO 63050 - 636-797-3000 Head Coach:

Stephen Peck, Jr. (McClure North)

Asst. Coach: Ricardo Garza, (Bishop Dubourg) Stephen Williams, Addae Rique

“If you’re not willing to work for a championship you’re never going to win one.” – Coach Peck.


efferson College is quickly rising to the top of the St. Louis soccer charts. With two Region XVI Championships under their belt, the returning 2006 NJCAA Division 1 National Champs are off to a great start. The Vikings have started the season with a bang, out scoring their opponents 5 to 1. Stephen Peck, Jr. (McClure North ‘90) has found the right formula for winning. Coach Peck is in his 3rd year at Jefferson College. Jeff Co is a two-year community college located in Hillsboro, Missouri (Jefferson County- South STL). He and his staff (Ricardo Garza (Bishop DuBourg ’00) and Addae Rique) have built a winning program from the ground up. Focused on a foundation of academics, character and coachability, they take raw talent and refine it. The success the Vikings have had is a testament to the integrity and values of their dedicated coaching staff. “We bring second chance kids into college and mold them from boys to men in just 2 years.” – Coach Garza The staff has built a strong and successful team both on and off the field. Academics are paramount at Jefferson College. With an average GPA 3.1, in two years they have graduated 14 of 16 players on to top-level 4-year programs. The remaining two will graduate in December after returning to develop a second major. Twelve players from last year’s sophomore class have graduated and are playing for 4-year programs. “They may not have done what they were supposed to in high school. When they come to me, I make sure they understand that academics come first. I put that above all else. … Their success on the field is what got them here, what will keep them here is what they do in the classroom.” – Coach Peck

To hear more of Coach Peck’s philosophy and what he looks for in a player, listen to the full audio interview at 4

Success on the field begins with the fitness. The difference is evident on the field in the level of play. Pulling experience from mentors like Ray Stahl and Glen Meyerhoff, he has orchestrated a program that turns out disciplined well-rounded men ready to tackle the challenges that will come their way in college and beyond. They enter as boys and leave as dedicated, disciplined and responsible men. “If you’re not willing to work for a championship you’re never going to win one.” – Coach Peck.


oach Peck’s hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed by his colleagues. He is a two time MCCAC Conference Coach of the Year (2001 & 2003), six-time NJCAA Region XVI Coach of the Year (2001 – 2006), three time Central Region Coach of the Year (2003, 2005 & 2006), and named two-time Division I Junior College - National Coach of the Year (2003 & 2006) by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Region XVI Champions in 2005, 2006 Plains District Champions in 2005, 2006 National Tournament: 8th in 2005, 1st in 2006 Men’s Roster 2007 # 2 3 11 15 16 18 23

Pos M/F D M F D M D

Year Fr. Fr. Soph. Soph. Fr. Fr. Soph.

Name Robert Boyer Gary Hoven Brady Weinhold David Level Michael Wright Evan Stawizynski Jonathan Pfaff

Home Town Arnold MO Hillsboro MO Union, MO Dittmer, MO Fulton, MO St. Louis, MO Warrensburg, MO

Date Time Location Opponent Richland College Showcase Oct 4-7 10/4 7:00 PM Richland College San Jacinto College 10/5 7:00 PM Richland College Tyler Junior College 10/7 11:00 AM Richland College Richland College 10/10 3:00 PM Home Lincolnland CC 10/14 1:00 p.m. Lincoln College College of DuPage 10/17 3:00 p.m. Home East Central **# Post-Season Region XVI Tournament 10/20 2:00 PM TBA Quarter-Finals 10/23 2:00 PM TBA Semi-Finals 10/27 2:00 PM TBA Championship Plains District Tournament 11/2 1:00 PM TBA Semi-Finals 11/3 1:00 PM TBA Championship National Tournament 11/15 TBA Tyler, TX Quarter-Finals 11/16 TBA Tyler, TX Semi-Finals 11/18 TBA Tyler, TX Finals

Jefferson College Alumni 2006


Robin Mandela - Lindenwood University Franso Riviere - Central Methodist University

L. Algee

Jermaine Hardy - University of South Florida Timothy Whaley - Tennessee Wesleyan College Ricardo Atti - Lipscomb University Rhamon Silva - Tennessee Wesleyan College Nermin Begovic - Columbia College Judner Joseph - Lynn University Ryan LaPlant - Columbia College Samuel Drummond - Western Kentucky University Stanley Mathurin - North Carolina State University Bryan Mehringer - Tennessee Wesleyan College Nils San Martin - Illinois College Jose Riog - Illinois College

Oct/Nov ’07

Soccer Mom 101

Lesson 1: Soccer Mom’s Tool Trunk By Melinda Cole


e all know about Dad’s ”tool box”. Did you know that soccer moms need one too? For those new to the “Soccer Mom” title, or the seasoned veteran, a well-stocked soccer trunk leaves fewer surprises during the game day rush! Start with a plastic box or crate. Use a container that you can easily wipe clean after housing muddy cleats and sweaty uniforms. You’ll need a ball for practice. If you have more than one child playing, a ball for each in the right size is necessary. If they use the same size ball; by all means make sure you get ones with different designs. We would hate to “accidentally” give the wrong ball to someone! The trunk will also serve as your personal footlocker. Just keep cleats in the trunk. It keeps the mess under control and you never forget them. The same goes for shin guards! Every child should have their own pair. Personally I always keep an extra pair of clean socks; you never know when they will come in handy. For the girls, some scrunches or hair bands for last minute hair issues! A nice extra, a small box for jewelry, so coach doesn’t have to wear so many necklaces at the game! Most importantly, you’ll need a first aid kit. How fancy you get is up to you. Keep in mind the track record of your children! However, you should at least have band-aids, handy wipes, first aid ointment, and some instant ice packs. Hopefully you’ll never need them! Throw in a couple of travel chairs, and a blanket for when the weather turns cold for Mom and Dad, and enjoy your day at the park! Remember, nothing makes your all-star happier than to see Mom and Dad cheering them on. Show them how proud we are of them! After all, that’s what its all about! Every issue will feature an article from everyone’s biggest fan -- the Soccer Mom. Join the Soccer Mom United team. Share your tips, stories and tactics for mastering this very important position. If you know of a mom that is worthy of this distinction help her make the super draft by introducing here to the Soccer St. Louis community. Join us next issue for lesson number 2: Sideline edict. If you are a soccer mom or have a question or issue you would like help with, ask our growing soccer mom united team, contact us at 6

Upward Soccer By Roger Cole


SLM sat down with Jeff Wells, Co- Director of the Greater St. Louis Upward Soccer Association, to discuss the leagues growth and impact on the soccer community. The Greater St. Louis Upward Soccer Association is in its third year of play. Practices and games are held at SportPort of Maryland Heights [12525 SportPort Rd. Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (314) 434-1919]. Upward Soccer is a non-competitive recreational league for children pre-K through 6th grade. The league has doubled in size from the previous year. There are currently 256 players. Participants register as individuals and are placed on teams through an evaluation program that measures each players beginning skill level. The players are evenly distributed to teams according to skill level. Games are 5 v 5 (that’s 5 players verses 5 players) with a goalie. All players are given equal playing time. This gives every player the opportunity to learn and grow at their own rate in an environment where they can have fun as they develop their skill. Friends can request to participate on the same team but entire teams are not scheduled together. This is done to insure a fun and fair time for all participants. All games are played on Saturday. The volunteer coaches and referees participate in training to ensure the best environment for your child. Their mission: to introduce children to the truth by creating opportunities to serve through sports. Values are important to us all. Through Upward Soccer your child will be taught universal values that span a multitude of faiths. Their number one priority of the all-volunteer staff is the children. Through building healthy relationships, the participants develop self-confidence and an understanding of the world around them. Servant Leadership through a life of integrity and faith is also taught. But most of all your children will be taught that how you live your life is more important than what you say about it. Weather you are a Christian or not; it does not matter - all are welcome. The values learned by the children in this league would make any parent proud.

To find out more about the Greater St. Louis Upward Soccer Association and hear the full audio interview visit Oct/Nov ’07


If You Build it, They Will Come. Pro Soccer Returning to St. Louis by Roger Cole


f you build it they will come.” A famous quote from an equally famous movie - The days have long past when Jeff Cooper would run around in his own “Field of Dreams” (1989, Ray Kinsella) pretending to be the “Pocket Rocket” (Tony Glavin, St. Louis Steamers; Current St. Louis Lion’s Coach). The dreams of this young player turned lawyer, and those of thousands of St. Louisans, could soon become a reality thanks to the City of Collinsville and St. Louis Soccer United LLC. The beautiful game will be returning to the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. Play could be scheduled to kick off in spring of 2009. This time around they are pulling no punches. The team will find its home in its own stadium located off I-255 near Horseshoe Lake Road in Collinsville. The Stadium complex will provide more than just an 18,500-seat venue for watching soccer. The architects have laid out the footprint for a small city. One can expect to see a very healthy athletic friendly community. There are public open areas for concerts or groups to gather and enjoy the park type atmosphere. Whether it is the jazz concert on a Sunday night or the local symphony, the combination of open air space and amenities will provide an active lifestyle for everyone. Athletic accessories such as running trails, bike trails, youth soccer fields and the MLS training grounds will complement the environment. The new community will provide a very comfortable place to live, work and raise a family. The addition of big box and mainstream retailers will bring revenue to the area and create numerous job opportunities. St. Louis has long been thought of as the Soccer Capital of the United States. Support from the soccer community at large will play a huge role in the success of this venture. It will take a public private partnership to make this dream a reality. Community is a vital component to the success of any new MLS franchise. continued on page 11

There is no city in the United States that is more deserving of Major League Soccer - and more ready for it - than St. Louis. - Jeff Cooper Chairman St. Louis Soccer United 8

Soccer Impact: • 18,500-seat Soccer Specific Stadium • MLS Training Facility • Eight fully lit FIFA-approved synthetic turf fields • 1,000,000 visitors per year

Economic Impact: • One-Time $705,000,000 • On-Going $221,000,000 • 10-Year $2,900,000,000 • 7,600 one time Jobs • 2,500+ ongoing Jobs

• Approximately 400 acres of mixed-use, new urbanism development including retail, office, and residential: • 300,000 sq. ft. of retail opportunities • More than 200,000 sq. ft. of office space • Two 120-room hotels • 1,600 units of residential housing for young professionals and families • Excelent highway access to major north-south and east-west interstates • Internal bike/walking path linked to more than 85 miles of scenic Madison County Transit Trails • One-third of development is soccer fields and green space

Oct/Nov ’07


STL ON THE MOVE Rising to the Top Becky Sauerbrunn by Roger Cole Photo courtesy of U. of Virginia UVa Media Relations


t. Louis native and former Ladue alumni, Becky Sauerbrunn joined the Under 21 Womens National Team as they traveled to Vassa Finland to participate in the Nordic Cup. She saw action in every game as the WNT reclaimed the Title from Germany. Sauerbrunn has been climbing the ladder with the U.S. developmental program. Locally she was a member of the JB Marine soccer club and a four year letter winner for Ladue High School. This fall Becky will return to Virginia to for her senior season with the Coach Steve Swanson and the Cavaliers. She is the third player in Virginia history to receive All American honors. “It would be extremely difficult to find a better student, athlete and person anywhere then Becky Sauerbrunn. She competes at everything she undertakes, is a consummate team player, and is one of the hardest workers I have ever seen. As great as she has been for us at Virginia both on and off the field, I feel her soccer career is just beginning and am excited for her as she continues to grow in the sport.” -- Coach Steve Swanson Becky has been recognized as a top player on an annual basis, In 2003 she was named freshman of the year, the following year she opted to play with the Woman’s’ National Team in the world cup in Tiland. She has returned to finish her senior year as a Cavalier. In 2006 she again received All-American honors from both the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz Magazine. Sauerbrunn played every minute of the 2006 season as a central defender. The U-21 WNT reclaimed the Nordic Cup Title by blanking Norway, Sweeden (1-0) and Germany (4-0). This makes the ninth year that the US has held the title.


St. Louis Soccer Scene

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St. Louis is home to over 100 high schools and 14 college and university programs offering both men’s and women’s soccer as well as over 20 club teams and countless recreational leagues. Many of these organizations offer camps and clinics for players of all ages. That’s a lot to offer when it comes to soccer. We would love to hear about your best socccer club/camp experience.



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If You Build it, They Will Come. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8

The broader vision or goal is to transform the way St. Louisans look at and participate in soccer. “We really have an opportunity to from the beginning. Our duty is to the kids who want to play but don’t have the means to play on a travel team or want spend their life playing soccer but really love the game.“ With new facilities would come new programs and resources that can transform the game from a majority pay-toplay suburban game to a game that can bring in kids from all areas of St. Louis. “With the facilities we build and the resources we provide for youth soccer, we will have resources at our disposal where we can put a program together in which friends, family and volunteers could work at the stadium and the team pays for them to play. There are numerous, unique and innovative ways to spread the opportunity to participate in the game for kids that are being kept out of the system.”

league will begin play with a minimum of six organizations. The initial members of the new league could include: • Jeff Cooper, St. Louis Soccer United LLC Territory: St. Louis, Mo. • AEG - Territory: Greater Los Angeles, Calif. • John Hendricks, Freedom Soccer LLC Territory: Washington, D.C. • Soccer Initiative, LLC - Territory: TBD, pending its final decision to select a market • Jack Hanks and Brent Coralli, Dallas Franchise Group Territory: Greater Dallas area, Texas • WGLSI, LLC and an additional investor TBD Territory: Chicago and Bridgeview, Ill.

Recent trends are a good indication of the backing for these teams. The River Cities F.C. – also owned by Jeff Cooper – and the St. Louis Lions are two amateur teams in the area sanctioned by the United The new franchise will have a very active part in States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an the development of club soccer in the St. Louis affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation area. The MLS homegrown rule mandates that (USSF), and FIFA. Both teams are achieving great each franchise have a local club affiliation to aid results as they help local St. Louis talent make the in the development of area players. To do this will transition to the next level. require a truce on long standing rivalries as clubs contemplate working together. An open dialogue It has truly been a team effort in making it to this has been established with every club in the area to stage. Cooper states that both Mayor Stan Schaeffer put a solid developmental system together. Local (Collinsville) and Mayor Francis Slay (St. Louis) Club teams like Scott Gallagher, St. Louis Soccer have played a strategic part of the developmental Club and Metro United of Southern Illinois have process. “It has been through working with them contributed to the effort to bring professional soccer that we have put together a package that made it home to St. Louis. reasonable on the economic scale and gave us the ability to bring Major League Soccer to the region.” September 10ths decision was a positive step in the right direction. “It was a message to major league soccer… St. Louis Soccer United, the city of Collinsville and the fans are ready. The ball is in MLS’ court.” If all goes well, ground breaking could begin as early as January/February 2008 and the stadium could be ready as soon as April 2009. This is the same anticipated launch date of the new women’s league, which was pushed back due to the World Cup and 2008 Olympics. The new woman’s Oct/Nov ’07



Mind Your Team by Ricardo Garza and Addae Rique

Psychological factors and physical performance How anxiety may affect a player taking a penalty kick. How a lack of selfconfidence may cause a player to drop out of the sport. How a coach’s comments and use of rewards may influence the team’s motivation. How imagery training may help a player score from a free kick.

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Ask yourself the following questions… • • • •

Why players participate in the sport? What motivates players to try soccer and then maintain their involvement? How can self-confidence be built up in players? How to develop a team that performs better than the sum of its parts?

Assistant Coach 3rd Year Ricardo Garza 636-797-3000 x397


owe most everything to soccer, which I’ve spent a greater part of my life in. Over the years I’ve never lost my respect for the beautiful game. Each weekend after the battle, one group serves as victor, another group lives in bitterness of defeat. To the winner 100% elation, 100% laughter and 100% fun. To the loser 100% resolution and 100% determination. Soccer is a game in which is a great deal like life. In which a man possesses personal commitments, taught excellence, taught victory. Although ultimately victory cannot be won, he will pursue it by all ones might. Each week there is a new encounter, each year a new challenge. All the rings, all the money, all the color and display that linger only live in the memory, but the spirit, will to win, will to excel, these are the things that endure. These are qualities so much more important than any events that occasion. The quality of any man’s life should be measured by the full measure of that mans personal commitment to excellence and thru victory regardless of what field he may be in. I enjoy this speech from Vince Lombardi, which was one of the greatest coaches of all time. If you can motivate and teach discipline, and the pursuit of victory then you can make a difference in ones life. Some tools we will use in coaching will teach moral, ethical, technical, tactical, emotional, and physical goals to develop your player. In order to best assist you to be a better coach, we must find out what areas you need assistants in. The test of your selfassessment will help us find this out. Sport psychology is the scientific study of people and their behaviors in sport. As coaches, we want to understand the effects of psychological factors on physical performance. In order for your players to understand you, you must understand the mind of your team.

Ricardo has been heavily involved in Club Soccer and the United States Olympic Development Program. Ricardo has coached a number of young players that have moved on to have solid college soccer careers. As well, he has been on the coaching staff for the 1990 Missouri ODP Boys soccer program from 2004 to present and the 1989 team in 2006. The summer of 06’ his ODP 90 team won the Region 2 Championship for the state of Missouri. Ricardo took over a U15 GSC team and brought them from a .200 to a .900 Winning percentage. Ricardo has been involved with various camps all over St. Louis and abroad. This summer Ricardo was requested to coach at NIU Elite Camp and Indiana Academy. Ricardo has traveled to England to further his growth in coaching and had opportunities to coach in places such as Ghana and Brazil. Ricardo possesses his USSF Licenses and is pursuing his Brazilian “C” and adding to his England FA Certificates. During his playing career Ricardo played for Pat McBride at Forest Park Community College in 2000 before transferring to East Central College to play for Coach Peck in 2001. Ricardo was a valuable part of that 2001 team as a starter he helped East Central to their 1st Regional championship and into their first ever District championship game. For his efforts Ricardo was named to the 2001 All-Region XVI soccer team. After East Central Ricardo moved onto Harris-Stowe State College to help a struggling NAIA program and started every game he played in for Harris-Stowe.

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is amazing how many coaches attempt to motivate their team, give the team confidence and create a winning team without really getting to know the most important part of the team – the individual player! Get to know your players: • • •

How can I motivate my players? How can I get the best from them? Why are they not trying hard tonight?

The next time you are in a practice session, ask yourself, “Do I really know my players? What makes them tick? Why are they here?” Remember this quote- ‘Players care what you know when they know you care!’ When you ask the kids why they play, the most frequent answer will be because ‘it’s fun’. Sometimes this occurs both in training and games; other times, the satisfaction of training exceeds the pleasure of game play, dependent upon the type of child and, more importantly, the type of environment you, the coach, create. Make a list of your players and identify what you think is their main reason for participation. After doing this, go and ask them what their reasons are for participation. How close were you in your predictions? Do you need to change your expectations/goals for individual players or for the team as a whole? How parents and coaches can enrich the soccer experience of players. Parent Power • • •

Parents or guardians may well be the most influential people in the young player’s development. Develop the parent-coach-player relationship. Be aware of how your words can effect your son/daughter’s development and performance.

The Player • • • • •

Develop a player-centered approach to your coaching. Develop a player-first, winning-second approach. Keep communication lines open with all of your players. Set a time aside to talk with your players. Get to know things about your players outside of soccer.

NEXT ISSUE Part II Leadership and how to motivate and inspire players to succeed.

Confidence • • • •

Confidence can be developed. Catch players doing things well and praise them. Give genuine, positive feedback with information. Affirmation statements are a great way to remind players of strengths.

Region XVI Champions in 2005, 2006 Plains District Champions in 2005, 2006 National Tournament: 8th in 2005, 1st in 2006

Assistant Coach 1st Year at Jefferson Addae Rique (636) 797-3000 ext 397

Coach Rique brings a wealth of experience as a coach and player at all levels of the sport. Addae is currently a coach and a club trainer for the MC United boys U15 and U13 Soccer Club. He was the coach for the Giuliani boys U14 select team in 2006 and during 2004-2006 he coached the J.B. Marine girls U11/12 girls select teams. Addae played for Missouri Baptist and SIU-Edwardsville during his college career. He has also represented the Trinidad and Tobago National U17, U20 and U23 teams, as well as having participated in four full Senior International Caps. As a player, Coach Rique has had many outstanding achievements, some of which include being the 2003 SIU-Edwardsville Player of the Year, All Conference 1st team in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, All Region 1st team and All American 1st team. While at Missouri Baptist he was voted Freshman of the Year, All Conference 1st team in the American Midwest Conference, All Region 1st team and All American Honorable Mention in 2002. He also was the captain of the Trinidad and Tobago U20 team in 1998 and the vice captain of the U17 team in 1994. Professionally Addae has played for the St Louis Steamers, Joe Public F.C. and W. Connection F.C. (Trinidad and Tobago Pro League).

Oct/Nov ’07


A Work In Progress Norco U-13 Boys By John M. Hoemeyer photos courtesy of Hoemeyer family


ow does a team that went winless just 2 seasons ago (and along the way scored only 1 goal that season) turn their program around and just last week compete in the ALevel Tournament, the “Chicago Celtic Cup” for U-13 Boys? It is possible.

7 hours a day. This is where he gained his love of the game. When he came to the United States, he began his coaching career. He was fortunate enough to work with and be mentored by Jim Grant (a C Licensed Coach) and locally by long time veteran St. Louis coach Brian Korbesmeyer.

I play for St. Louis Norco. The Norco club sponsors 3 boys and 9 girls’ teams. That’s over 200 players from ages 8 to 18 years of age that wear the Norco shirt. One of the real success stories with our club has been that of the U-13 Boys team.

Coach Sterner is very much into a possession and creative style of soccer game. In describing his system Coach Sterner said, “We can’t teach creativity but we can certainly create the right environment to spark innovation. By improving technique and encouraging them to take The U-13 Boys team has made risks on the field, we develop dramatic strides in becoming a confident players that are willing very competitive team in the St. to go beyond what they think is Louis Area. Currently 6-3-1 (wins- possible.” This way of playing losses-ties) (undefeated (3-0) in encourages our players to play the SLYSA B-League) standings, hard and play the game as it is our team’s improvement can be supposed to be played. attributed to a change in coaching and a new set of players.

Our players really enjoy playing for Norco and Coach Sterner. Center mid-fielder Joe Withington states, “The team is improving because we are working the ball around in the games and as a result are becoming a good team.” Joe goes on to say,” The system we play is good and that I really enjoy playing for Norco”. In summary, the Norco team I play for has really grown over the last two years. We have picked up some new players and have a new coach. Our new coach, players and system of play has helped us build a team that has the opportunity to go and compete in an A-Level Tournament that just two years ago no one would have ever imagined would have happened.

About the author

Daniel Sterner (my coach) grew up in Venezuela. Even though baseball is the major sport of this country, he went to a German Government subsidized school, which greatly emphasized soccer and futsal as sports. Growing up, soccer and futsal were the most important sports in Coach Sterner’s life. He would play soccer 6 to 14

John M. Hoemeyer – is in the 7th grade at Hazelwood West Middle School. He plays competitive soccer, hockey and basketball and enjoys almost any type of athletic or outdoor sport. On writing – “I like writing because it lets me express my ideas and show people my interests and things about me. The main thing I have written in the past is for school projects. I plan to keep writing through high school and college.” On Soccer – “I have played soccer for nine years. Five of those years have been playing select soccer in the Norco shirt.” John plays center mid-field

Anything Men Can Do Girls Can Do Better Washington University Men and Women battle for top honors Christopher Mitchell Director, Sports Information


he accolades seesaw back in forth like the lyrics from Anne Get your Gun. Washington University in St. Louis’ men’s soccer team was picked first and the women’s team was chosen second in the 2007 University Athletic Association (UAA) Preseason Conference Coaches’ Polls, as announced by the conference office. In the NSCAA/adidas preseason top25 poll, the Washington University’s women’s soccer team is ranked No. 11, while the men’s team was tabbed 23rd. The men’s team, who won its final three games to come within a game of claiming the UAA title last fall, garnered four firstplace votes in earning top honors with 43 points. New York University, which advanced to their first NCAA Division III final four in 2006, is the coaches’ choice to finish second in the standings, earning a pair of first-place votes tallying 40 points. The men’s squad finished the 2006 UAA season tied for second place, with a 4-2-1 conference record.  Washington University’s men’s team posted a 12-4-2 overall record in 2006, and finished third in the UAA with a 4-2-1 mark. The Bears fell to Wheaton College (Ill.), 1-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. It was the first postseason action for the Red and Green since advancing to the NCAA Second Round in 1999.

The women’s team finished the 2006 season with a program-best 17-3 overall record and advanced to NCAA Sectionals. The Bears posted a 7-0 record in University Athletic Association (UAA) play, capturing their fourth UAA championship in school history. Sixthyear head coach Wendy Dillinger has guided the Bears to a 69-21-8 overall record, ranking 14th among active Division III coaches with a 74.5 winning percentage. Rochester, a team that finished second in the standings last fall with a 5-1-1 record, edged defending Association champion Washington U. for the top spot, garnering five first-place votes en route to 46 points. The Bears, winners of three of the last four UAA titles (cochampion with Emory in 2004), claimed the remaining three first-place votes for 44 points. WU Women return 24 letterwinners and eight starters from last year’s squad, including sophomore forward Caryn Rosoff and senior goalkeeper Carrie Sear. Rosoff, a first-team all-UAA selection and the 2006 UAA Rookie of the Year, led the Bears in goals (12) and points (27) in her first year with the Red and Green. Sear, also a first-team all-UAA honoree, started 20 games in goal, posting a 17-3

overall record with a school-record 0.34 goals against average. She also recorded eight shutouts and was sixth in Division III in goals against average (0.337) and ninth in save percentage (0.90). The men returned all 11 starters from the 2006 squad, including senior defender Elie Zenner, sophomore forward John Hengel and sophomore goalkeeper John Smelcer. The women’s team extended its regular season winning streak to 22 games with a 1-0 win over Illinois Wesleyan. Washington U. has not lost a regular season contest since a 1-0 overtime defeat at Illinois Wesleyan on Sept. 10, 2006. The women are 8-0 while the men’s team has posted a 6-2 record. All 6 wins have been shutouts. See page 16 for the Bears’ St. Louis roster and remaining schedule.

St. Louis Connection Katy Southworth (MICDS) Therese Fox (Cor Jesu Academy) Kristina Noll (Ursuline Academy) Kim O’Keefe (Hazelwood Central) Samantha Murphy (Incarnate Word Academy) John Smelcer (CBC)

Oct/Nov ’07


3672 West Pine Mall - St. Louis, Mo. 63108 - (314) 977-3186 Head Coach: Dan Donigan Asst. Coach: Matt Tutton, Dave Beck (Hazelwood West) Martin Hutton, Mike Sorber (SLU) Men’s Roster 2007 # 1 3 5 6 8 10 12 15 16 18 21 24 25 26 31



NAME Pat Disbennett Tim Ream Brian Grazier Jimmy Holmes Josh Aranda Dado Hamzagic Brandon Barklage Kyle Hayes Patrick Hadican David Kekec Brandon Gasparovic Jordan Osborn Bobby Wilmering Josh Boemecke David Steitz

Hometown (Last School) St. Louis, Mo. (Webster Groves) St. Louis, Mo. (St. Dominic) Edwardsville, Ill. (Edwardsville) St. Louis, Mo. (Priory) St. Louis, Mo. (DeSmet) St. Louis, Mo. (Mehlville) St. Louis, Mo. (New Mexico) St. Louis, Mo. (CBC) St. Louis, Mo. (Chaminade) St. Louis, Mo. (Ladue) St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Bros.) St. Louis, Mo. (Francis Howell North) St. Louis, Mo. (DeSmet) O’Fallon, Ill. (O’Fallon Township) St. Louis, Mo. (SLUH)




10/6 10/12 10/14 10/19 10/21 10/26 10/28 11/2 11/4 11/10

St. Louis, Mo. St. Bonaventure, N.Y. Pittsburgh, Pa. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Richmond, Va. Washington, D.C. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.

7:00 p.m. Cz vs. Buffalo TBA at St. Bonaventure* 11:00 a.m. CT at Duquesne* 7:00 p.m. CT vs. Massachusetts* 1:00 p.m. CT vs. Rhode Island* 6:30 p.m. CT at Richmond* 11:00 a.m. CT at George Washington* 7:00 p.m. CT vs. Saint Joseph’s* 1:00 p.m. CT vs. Temple* 7:00 p.m. CT vs. Charlotte*

Opponent / Event

A-10 Championship (University of Dayton) 11/15 11/16 11/18

Dayton, Ohio Dayton, Ohio Dayton, Ohio


Quarterfinals Semifinals Final

650 Maryville University Drive - St. Louis, MO, 63141 - (314) 529-9311 Head Coach (men & women): Eric Delabar

Men’s Roster 2007 Pos M/F GK M D D F D M M/D D M F/M

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

Name Dustin Allison Conrad Buechter Jacob Costello Steve Mahn John Mayer Mitch Murphy Brian Randolph Matthew Renaud Nic Rodgers Andrew Toebben Kurt Vogelpohl Mike Wilhite

Hometown Oakville St. Louis St. Louis St. Ann St. Louis St. Louis Oakville Affton Affton Wentzville Oakville St. Peters





10/2 10/6 10/13 10/16 10/18 10/21 10/23 10/25 10/27

HOME 7:00 PM Greenville, Ill. 3:00 PM Eureka, Ill. 3:00 PM HOME 7:00 PM Fenton, Mo. 7:00 PM HOME 2:00 PM HOME 7:00 PM HOME 8:00 PM HOME 2:00 PM

Webster* at Greenville* at Eureka* Westminster (Mo.) at Webster Dallas Washington (Mo.) Principia Blackburn*

Hometown St. Louis O’Fallon, Mo. Oakville O’Fallon, Mo. O’Fallon, Mo. Maryland Heights Festus Fenton St. Louis St. Charles St. Charles




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HOME 5:00 PM Greenville, Ill. 1:00 PM Eureka, Ill. 1:00 PM HOME 5:00 PM Fenton, Mo. 5:00 PM HOME 12:00 PM HOME 5:00 PM HOME 6:00 PM HOME 12:00 PM

Women’s Roster 2007 Pos F/D M D M M M M M M/F M D

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

Name Karen Boevingloh Taylor Cole Lauren Dieckmann Jackie Haas Caroline Jaycox Laura Jendusa Emily Kountzman Jenna Medeiros JoHannah Myers Katie Orzel Sarah Sullivan

* Conference games



Webster* at Greenville* at Eureka* Westminster (Mo.) at Webster Dallas Washington (Mo.) Principia Blackburn*

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Washington University - Bears Campus Box 1067 - One Brookings Drive Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899 Head Coach (W): Wendy Dillinger (314) 935-4706 (St. Charles, Mo./St. Charles West HS) Head Coach (M): Joe Clarke (314) 935-5174 (St. Louis, Mo., McBride HS) 2007 MEN’S SCHEDULE









Emory University • New York University • Brandeis University • WHEATON COLLEGE Maryville University UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY • University of Chicago •

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7 p.m. 11 a.m. (ET) 11 a.m. (ET) 11 a.m. (ET) 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 11 a.m 11 a.m.

HOME Atlanta, Ga. New York, N.Y. Waltham, Mass. HOME HOME St. Louis, Mo. HOME HOME Chicago, Ill.


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1:30 p.m. (ET) 1:30 p.m. (ET) 1:30 p.m. (ET) 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta, Ga. New York, N.Y. Waltham, Mass. HOME St. Louis, Mo. HOME


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1:30 p.m.

Chicago, Ill.

Men’s Roster 2007

Women’s Roster 2007 #




Hometown (High School)

0 5 9 10 34

Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr.


Katy Southworth Therese Fox Kristina Noll Kim O’Keefe Samantha Murphy

St. Louis, Mo. (MICDS) St. Louis, Mo. (Cor Jesu Academy) St. Louis, Mo. (Ursuline Academy) Florissant, Mo. (Hazelwood Central) Florissant, Mo. (Incarnate Word Academy)




John Smelcer

St. Louis, Mo. (CBC)

Lindenwood University - Lions 209 S. Kingshighway - St. Charles MO 63301 Head Coach (M):

Carl Hutter - (636-949-4781)

Men’s Roster 2007





Damir Ascic Vermin Becirbegovic William Benline Alen Bradaric Charles Buckman III Chris Carnell Nick Dubuque Brendan Dwyer Dino Kambic Adam Kaminski Thomas Keener James Kintz Kristijan Kristo Bradley Land Robin Mandela Robert Mwangi Adis Nukic Scott Schmidt Michael Shouse Jaime Toro

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

10/2 10/6 10/10 10/16 10/19 10/20 10/22 10/24 10/26 11/6 11/14

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. TBD TBD

Pos. M D



Hometown St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Perryville, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Sikeston, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Cape Girareau, Mo. St. Charles, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Charles, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Aurora, Ill. Chesterfield, Mo.



Culver-Stockton (Mo.)* Graceland (Iowa)* Benedictine (Kan.)* Avila (Mo.)* Alumni Scrimmage Missouri Valley* McKendree (Ill.) Central Methodist (Mo.)* MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan)* NAIA Region V Tournament NAIA National Tournament

Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Home Away Away Away

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Lindenwood University - Lady Lions 209 S. Kingshighway - St. Charles MO 63301 Head Coach (W):

Laurie Kaminski - (636) 949-4614 (Mehlville HS/Saint Louis U.)

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Women’s Roster 2007

10/2 10/6 10/10 10/12 10/16 10/19 10/20 10/22 10/24 10/26


5:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Culver-Stockton (Mo.)* Graceland (Iowa)* Benedictine (Kan.)* William Woods (Mo.) Avila (Mo.)* Alumni Scrimmage Missouri Valley* McKendree (Ill.) Central Methodist (Mo.)* MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)*




Hometown/Previous School

Jordan Agee Kelsey Anselmo Kim Barks Erynn Blanton Molly Bokern Katie Busiek Casey Butler Emily Castello Lori Damschroeder Grace Dorhauer Lydia Elking Lauren Fear Brooksy Halterman Kristen Heineken Paige Hickey Haley Jones Megan Kellett Betsy Lewis Stephanie Longinette Melissa Mehegan Michelle Moody Lauren Moses Arielle Murrell Erin Napier Carly Newman Kristen Prest Erin Roth Andrea Ruchalski Abigail Schaffrin Jeni Spellazza Ashley Stein Melissa Swallow Rachel Tankersley

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


Pacific, Mo./Pacific St. Charles, Mo./St. Charles St. Charles, Mo./Meramec CC St. Charles, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West St. Louis, Mo./Meramec CC St. Louis, Mo./Rockwood Summit St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves St. Louis, Mo./Trinity Collinsville, Ill./ Collinsville St. Louis, Mo./Gateway Academy St. Louis, Mo./Ursuline St. Louis, Mo./Pattonville Moberly, Mo./Moberly Columbia, Ill./ Columbia St. Louis, Mo./Pattonville Warrenton, Mo./Warrenton O’Fallon, Mo./Lewis & Clark CC Washington, Mo./Meramec CC St. Louis, Mo./Florissant Valley CC St. Louis, Mo./Lewis & Clark CC St. Louis, Mo./Lafayette St. Louis, Mo./Parkway South O’Fallon, Mo./Christian St. Louis, Mo./Marquette St. Louis, Mo./Parkway West St. Charles, Mo./St. Charles West St. Charles, Mo./Duchense St. Louis, Mo./Trinity St. Charles, Mo./Duchense St. Peters, Mo./Francis Howell St. Louis, Mo./John F. Kennedy St. Louis, Mo./ Parkway South St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell North

SIUE - Edwardsville, IL 62026 Head Coach: Lynda Bowers Assistant Coaches: Justin McMillian Women’s Roster 2007 No. 1 2 3 4 5 7 9 12 15 16 18 19 21 22 23 30


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

Player Kim Roady Chelsey Johnston Kelly Limpert Maria Culp Jenny Kates Catherine Thorpe Jennifer Kratzer Michele Martin Correen Roark Amy Million Kelley Humphrey Nicole Butler-Proch Sara Stroud Katie Yearian Samantha Carder Kaci Backs

Hometown/High School Granite City, Ill./Granite City H.S. Wentzville, Mo./Timberland H.S. St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell C. H.S. St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell Central H.S. Florissant, Mo./Incarnate Word Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville H.S. O’Fallon, Mo./Trinity H.S. Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville H.S. Hazelwood, Mo./Hazelwood West H.S. Granite City, Ill./Granite City H.S. Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville H.S. Champaign, Ill./Champaign H.S. Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville H.S. Waterloo, Ill./Waterloo H.S. DeSoto, Mo./DeSoto H.S. Greenville, Ill./Greenville H.S.

Date 10/5 10/7 10/14 10/17 10/19 10/21 10/28 11/2 11/4 11/9 11/11 11/16 11/29

HOME HOME HOME HOME Rensselaer, Ind. Indianapolis, Ind. TBA Top seed Top seed TBA TBA TBA Orange Beach, Ala.

Time 5:00 PM Noon 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:00 PM Noon ET TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Opponent *Missouri-St. Louis *Missouri-Rolla *Quincy McKendree *Saint Joseph’s *Indianapolis GLVC Quarterfinals GLVC Semifinals GLVC Finals NCAA First Round NCAA Second Round NCAA Quarterfinals NCAA Finals

SIUE - Edwardsville, IL 62026 - (618) 650-2868 Head Coach: Ed Huneke Assistant Coaches: Kevin Kalish, Duane Kloepple, Matt Mueller Men’s Roster 2007 # 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23


Yr. Name Hometown Fr. Scott Meyer St. Louis, MO Sr. Greg Crook Columbia, IL So. Tim Lindsay St. Louis, MO So. Randy Roy St. Louis, MO Fr. Chris Hopping St. Louis, MO So. Tim Weir St. Louis, MO So. Myles Hensler Maryville, IL Sr. Pat Brazill St. Louis, MO Sr. Matt Budenholzer St. Louis, MO So. Kevin Bielicki St. Louis, MO Jr. Zach Bauer St. Louis, MO Fr. Ryan Wilhelm St. Louis, MO Jr. Adam Lanter Edwardsville, IL Jr. Matt Harris St. Louis, MO So. John Anzalone St. Louis, MO Jr. Dustin Attarian St. Louis, MO Fr. Benny Jeffery St. Louis, MO So. Mychel Jones St. Louis, MO

Last School DeSmet High School Columbia High School CBC High School CBC High School James Madision Northwestern University Drury University Meramec Community College Columbia College CBC High School Boston University CBC High School Edwardsville High School CBC High School Ft. Zumwalt South High School Meramec Community College Hazelwood Central High School Ft. Zumwalt South High School

Date 10/5 10/7 10/12 10/14 10/19 10/21 10/28 11/2 11/4 11/8 11/10 11/17 11/30


Time 7:30pm 2:30pm 7:00pm 3:30pm 7:30pm 2:30pm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Opponent University of Missouri-St. Louis University of Missouri-Rolla Truman Quincy Saint Joseph’s Indianapolis GLVC Quarterfinals GLVC Semifinals GLVC Finals NCAA First Round NCAA Second Round NCAA Quarterfinals NCAA Finals

315 E College Ave - Greenville , IL 62246 - (618) 664-6626 Head Coach: Brian McMahon (Greenville, IL) Asst. Coach: Bob Johnson, Jeff Wardlaw

Men’s Roster 2007 # 4 5 14 19 20 27 28


YR. Fr. Fr. Soph. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

NAME Joe Madden Jake Madden Matt Reeb Cody Parker Joe Newlin Will Lange Mason Geyer

HOMETOWN St. Charles, MO St. Peters, MO Belleville, IL Edwardsville, IL St. Louis, MO St. Louis, MO Wildwood, MO

HIGH SCHOOL/PREV. COLLEGE St. John Vianney High School St. John Vianney High School Metro East Lutheran/Fontbonne Univ. Edwardsville High School McCluer High School St. John Vianney High School Lafayette High School

Date 10/2 10/6 10/10 10/13 10/16 10/20 10/23 10/25 10/27


Time 7:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm 3:00pm

Opponent at Robert Morris - Springfield * Maryville (Mo.) at Eureka * Fontbonne at MacMurray * at Westminster (Mo.) Lincoln Christian Robert Morris - Springfield * ^ Eureka

Time 5:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 1:00pm 12:00pm 1:00pm 12:00pm 1:00pm

Opponent Robert Morris - Springfield * Maryville (Mo.) Bethany (Kan.) Eureka * Fontbonne MacMurray *Westminster (Mo.) * ^ Eureka

Women’s Roster 2007 # 0 10 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23


YR. Soph. Fr. Jr. Soph. Fr. Fr. Soph. Jr. Fr. Fr.

NAME HOMETOWN Megan Moore Pacific, MO Kaitlin Sexton St. Peters, MO Janie Hayward St. Louis, MO Kathleen Scherer St. Louis, MO Nikki Ziegemeier St. Charles, MO Jackie Sievert St. Charles, MO Tracy Hardas Highland, IL Sarah Demaree Granite City, IL Lauren Beard Highland, IL Kim Trautman St. Charles, MO

HIGH SCHOOL/PREV. COLLEGE Pacific High School Francis Howell Central High Brentwood High School St. Dominic Francis Howell Central High Francis Howell North Highland High School Southwestern Illinois College Highland High School Francis Howell North

Date 10/2 1/6 10/8 10/10 10/13 10/16 10/20 10/27



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