MEN'S NEWS ...
Yavapai, the Arizona JC superpower, lost for the first time in its 21-year history in the state of California when it fell to Mount San
Antonio, 2-1, in an exhibition match.
The trip to California will be the only action outside the state of Arizona until the postseason. There are now 11 teams in the Arizona Community
College Athletics Conference, so all 20 games on Yavapai's regular-season schedule are conference matches.
The Roughriders, who won the last two NJCAA Division I titles and hold a 33-game
unbeaten streak in regular-season and postseason play, lost seven players to Division I programs but have brought in players from seven different states. The freshmen include Nomads product Rodolfo Godinez
, a 2009 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Starting XI selection in the under-17/18 age group. Yavapai
'08 players on the move: Dirk Petersen
, UC Irvine Justin Meram
, Michigan Jeff Bendawald
, Ohio State Evan McNiel
, UC Santa Barbara Chris Hunter
, UC Santa Barbara
, UC Santa Barbara Ivan Dizdar
* Saint Louis
University, who have won or shared a record 10 men's national championships, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of men's soccer, and fans have the chance to select a "Billiken Half-Century
Fans may select 22 players and two coaches. If you think that's a lot of selections, consider the choices. Former Billikens include two National Soccer Hall of Famers, three
Hermann Trophy winners and 20 U.S. internationals, plus Vedad Ibisevic
, who plays for Bosnia, and Dipsy Selolwane
who represents Botswana.
The 24-member roster will be recognized Oct. 3, along with the more than 450 Billiken soccer alumni at that night's game against Clemson at Robert R. Hermann
Fans can vote here
* Wednesday's preseason
-- Matt Schmitt
set up freshman Latif Alashe
for goals to give Michigan, ranked No. 21 in the Soccer America Preseason Top
, a 2-1 win over Xavier.
-- J.J. Greer
and Andreas Guentner
scored first-half goals to give Memphis a
2-0 win over Saint Louis.
-- Defender Patrick Hopkins
' goal in the 79th minute gave DePaul a 1-1 tie at Northern Illinois.