Wayland Baptist University women's soccer player Emarie Holland and men's soccer player John-Ramses Thomas were named Sooner Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, for September 23-29.
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The Prairie Fire men's soccer team's leading scorer is the recipient of his second honor this week for his standout play in three recent victories.
A Prairie Fire men's soccer player has been on an offensive roll lately, and the Midwest Conference has taken notice.
Mid-Continent University announced on Monday that Mr. Hannibal Najjar will become the Head Men's Soccer Coach this fall. Coach Najjar, affectionately known to his close friends as, "Hanni", and some, "Bal", is a well-known figure in the CONCACAF region. He is a former National Team Coach and Technical Director of the National Program for his native of Trinidad & Tobago. During the 80's and 90's, he also served in several capacities there, including Coach of the National Under-17, Under-20, and Olympic Teams, and as Assistant Coach of the Caribbean All-Stars. Here in the United States, Coach Najjar has coached at both the NCAA and NAIA levels, high schools, and served as State Head Coach for the Olympic Development Program in Mississippi and was Head Coach at the USL level. Hannibal was also Director of Coaching for the ODP in the State of Mississippi and as, U-15 ODP Coach and Club Director in Colorado. As if there could be more, his coaching assignments also went North of the border to Ontario, Canada where he had charges of the U-14 program and, U-21 ODP Canada Games Program and assisted at the U-15 level.
The Boston University men’s soccer team’s eventual 2-1 overtime loss to longtime rival Boston College Friday night was the program’s first game as a member of the Patriot League. Another storyline, one perhaps even more crucial to the Terriers this season, was the return of junior defender Kelvin Madzongwe and sophomore defender Jeroen Blugh after both players missed most of the 2012 season due to injuries.
It is not often that soccer players at the college level get the opportunity to play for a coach with International coaching experience. Even rarer is when that happens at a school affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). However, that is exactly what the men's soccer team at Mid-Continent University will get the chance to do this fall.
The Mid-Continent University men's soccer team has yet to play its first conference match since joining the American Midwest Conference, but the Cougars have already earned an AMC Player of the Week nod.
The University of Maine at Augusta Athletics Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Roger Jack as the new head coach of women’s soccer beginning in July of 2013.