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WESTERN ILLINOIS men’s sOCCER


WESTERN ILLINOIS mENS SOCCER

WELCOME TO WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

2011 Quick Facts

2011 Roster OFFICIAL Leatherneck athletics WEBSITE 2011 schedule HISTORY OF THE LEATHERNECK NAME 2011 preview COLONEL ROCK 2010 overall stats LEATHERNECK TRADITIONS record book


President of Western Illinois University

Director of Western Illinois Athletics

Dr. Jack Thomas

Dr. Tim Van Alstine

Board of Trustees

Dr. Gary Biller Vice President Student Services

Brad Bainter Dr. Kenneth S. Julie DeWeese, Dr. Joseph A. Rives Vice President Hawkinson Interim Provost Vice Vice President for Quad Advancement and Interim Provost & President Administrative Cities, Planning & Public Services Academic Vice President Services Technology

Athletic Department Staff Directory


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cORE vALUES


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• Three-time regular season champions (1995, 2000 AND 2006)

• fOUR-TIME Conference TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS (2004, 2005, 2006 AND 2009)

• Five ‘PLAYER OF THE YEAR’ AWARD WINNERS (1986- Ken Dugan, 1987- Ted Eck, 2000- Troy Markin, 2006- Matt Wieclaw {opy} AND 2006- Stephen Paterson {dpy})

• tWO-TIME Conference TOURNAMENT Runner-Up (1995 AND 2002)

• two ‘newcomer OF THE YEAR’ AWARD WINNERS (2000- Justin Langan, 2006- Martin Browne, Jr.) • Four ‘coach of the year’ (John MacKenzie {1995}, Eric Johnson {1998, 2000 and 2006})

• FOUR ‘TOURNAMENT MVP’ AWARD WINNERS (2004- Nowaf Jaman, 2005- Nick Bohnenkamp, 2006- Matt Wieclaw AND 2009- Stephen Paterson) • four-TIME ncaa postseason participant (2004- vs. northwestern, 4-1 loss) (2005- vs. notre dame, 2-0loss) (2006- vs. illinois-chicago, 2-0 loss) (2009- vs. drake, 2-1 loss)

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Kosuke Kimura Major League Soccer Champion


Eric Johnson HEAD COACH 15th YEAR

• 4 Summit league tournament titles

• 3 Time summit league ‘Coach of the year’ • 4 Time college cup participant

Coach Johnson’s BIO

COACH JOHNSON FILE EDUCATION: • Calvin College B.S. 1980 • Florida Atlantic University M.A. 1985 • University of New Mexico Ph.D. 1985

COACHING RESUME: • Western Illinois Head Coach - 1997- Present Record at Western - 116-132-26

• Loras College Head Coach - 1992-96 Record at Loras: 43-54-4

2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009 • Summit League ‘Coach of the Year’ 1998, 2000 and 2006

• Ft. Lauderdale Christian H.S. Head Coach - 1980-89

NCAA POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: • NCAA Postseason Record - 0-4 • NCAA College Cup Appearances: 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009

PLAYING CAREER: •Calvin College - 1967-80

THE SUMMIT LEAGUE: • Summit League Record - 45-30-8 • Summit League Tournament Champions

FAMILY: Wife: Sheila Children: Cole, Kooten, Quinlin and Maclean

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Dan Zwerling

Chris Winter

Stephen Paterson

Eddie Zurcher

Jonathan Sandoval

Diane Bruns

Assistant COACH 2nd YEAR

Assistant Coach 2nd Year

Assistant coach 1st year

strength/conditioning

Athletic trainer

Director of athletic equipment operations


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Mario Alvarez #14 Aurora, Ill.

Aaron Appel #20

Manhattan, Kan.

Charlie Bales #2

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Torrance Brown #27 Belleville, Ill.

Nathan Bruinsma #17 New Era, Mich.

Matt Carlson #10

West Des Moines, Iowa


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Alexis Dominguez #7 Miami, Fla.

Drew Edmond #9 Lincoln, Neb.

Hilary Esangbedo #4 Delta State, Nigeria

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Diego Gonzalez #12 Lawrence, Kan.

Kooten Johnson #21 Macomb, Ill.

Husref Jupic #6

Des Moines, Iowa


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Antonio Katic #5 Makarska, Croatia

Mariano Leo #11 Miami, Fla.

Matt Lewandowski #23 Huntley, Ill.

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Daniel Lewis #3

Arlington Heights, Ill.

Adrian Loyocano #13 Miami, Fla.

Jose Martinez #26 Rockford, Ill.


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Ebenezer Mengistu #16

Cottage Grove , Minn.

Andre Nichols #0 Jackson, Miss.

Ephraim Okeke #8 Jackson, Miss.

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Adam Osman #18

Mankato, Minn.

David Puka #22

Des Plaines, Ill.

Jose Riera #24

Carora, Lara, Venezuela


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Kevin Ross #15

Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Andy Ryan #1

Rolling Meadows, Ill.

Jarrett Smith #28 Belleville, Ill.

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Zachary Walsh #29 O’Fallon, Mo.

Aaron Winkelmann #19 Iowa City, Iowa


There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Soccer

There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Soccer

2011 leatherneck soccer

2011 sENIORS


August 20

August 22

August 27

5:00 p.m. • Macomb, Ill.

5:00 p.m. • Macomb, Ill.

7:30 p.m. • Madison, Wis.

SEPTEMBER 4

SEPTEMBER 9

SEPTEMBER 11

12:00 p.m. • Milwaukee, Wis.

5:30 p.m. • Dayton, Ohio

2:30 p.m. • Dayton, Ohio

August 29

5:00 p.m. • Macomb, Ill.

SEPTEMBER 2 7:30 p.m. • Milwaukee, Wis.

SEPTEMBER 17 SEPTEMBER 23 1:00 p.m. • Macomb, Ill.

4:30 p.m. • Macomb, Ill.

SEPTEMBER 25 3:00 p.m. • Kalamazoo, Mich.

October 22

2:30 p.m. • Macomb, Ill.

SEPTEMBER 30 3:00 p.m. • Macomb, Ill.

October 29

7:00 p.m. • Kansas City, Mo.

October 2

1:00 p.m. • Macomb, Ill.

November 1

7:00 p.m. • Evansville, Ind.

October 8

7:00 p.m. • Fort Wayne, Ind.

November 5

2:00 p.m. • Tulsa, Okla.

October 15

1:00 p.m. • Macomb, Ill.

November 6

11:00 a.m. • Conway, Ark.


2011 Purple & Gold Pinnacle (Men's Soccer)