Pete Hayes at the Telegraph with the scoop – Tim Rooney is retiring! Coach Rooney indicated this is his last season heading the Lewis & Clark Trailblazers per Hayes story that can be found below. Ryan Hodge, his long time assistant, is effectively managing the men’s team this season with Rooney’s assistance. The only game remaining on the Lewis & Clark Trailblazers schedule on the West side of the river is next Monday, at Florissant Valley, when they face the Archers. 2pm Women’s game and 4pm Men’s game.
I hope a large number of you take a half day and come down and celebrate Tim’s achievements. He played on the 1969 and 1970 National Championship team at St. Louis Flo Valley and while Godfrey has been his home since taking over the Men’s team in 1986, his roots are in St. Louis where he also played for UMSL. Known as a players’ coach, Rooney was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in 2009.
He recently won his 400th game with the men’s team. To date, his record with the men’s team stands at 400-222-31, and his record with the women’s team is 404-98-22.
Other highlights locally include the home openers for Washington University as well as GLVC programs Maryville, McKendree and UMSL. Washington University’s women are the defending NCAA Division III National Champions and they will host Rose-Hulman at Francis Field.
I’ll have a full GVLC Preview Thursday but in the meantime, note that on the Men’s side, Rockhurst and Southern Indiana are nationally ranked while Bellarmine, Maryville University and McKendree University were also ranked in the Midwest Regional Top-10 Poll. You can see all of those teams but Rockhurst this weekend (the Hawks will be in town October 6th and 8th). On the Women’s side, Bellarmine University and Quincy University are ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Week 1 Top-25 Poll for 2017. Additionally, McKendree University, Drury University and University of Missouri-St. Louis were ranked in the initial Midwest Regional poll. You can see Bellarmine visiting Maryville Friday while UMSL crosses the river Sunday for a local derby between ranked teams.
The weather could not be nicer, now’s the time to drag the kids out to see and aspire to greater things.
|Thu||16:00||Men||STLCC at St. Charles CC||Cottleville|
|Thu||18:30||Women||Rose-Hulman vs. WASHU||Francis Field|
|Thu||19:00||Women||Illinois College vs. Fontbonne||Gay Field|
|Fri||14:30||Men||Maryville vs Bellarmine||Maryville U|
|Fri||17:00||Women||UMSL vs Southern Indiana||Don Dallas Field|
|Fri||17:00||Women||Maryville vs Bellarmine||Maryville U|
|Fri||19:30||Men||UMSL vs Southern Indiana||Don Dallas Field|
|Sat||13:30||Women||#10 Pomona-Pitzer vs. WASHU||Francis Field|
|Sun||12:00||Women||Maryville vs Southern Indiana||Maryville U|
|Sun||12:00||Women||McKendree vs UMSL||Leemon Field|
|Sun||13:00||Women||Missouri State vs. SIUE||Ralph Korte Stadium|
|Sun||14:30||Men||Maryville vs Southern Indiana||Maryville U|
|Sun||14:30||Men||McKendree vs UMSL||Leemon Field|
|Mon||14:00||Women||Lewis & Clark CC vs. St. Louis CC||Florissant Valley|
|Mon||16:00||Men||Lewis & Clark CC at STLCC||Florissant Valley|
The schedule above is a subset of all the games being played locally. To see them all, visit my St. Louis Soccer calendar. Soon to include the SLYSA Premier Division teams.
Sr. Adam Michel (Vianney), who led a SLSG U19 team to the USYSA National Championship two years ago, is getting his senior year off to a fine start!
Male Player of the Week: Adam Michel
Helped Hawks to 0-0 draw against #11 Fort Hays State. Took 4 shots, 2 of which were on goal. pic.twitter.com/kVPQOL1PSq
— Rockhurst Athletics (@RUhawks) September 5, 2017
Sr. Kaley Nieters (St.Joe) is also off to a very good start
Nieters named GLVC Offensive Player of the Week https://t.co/cLwJNGuuNv
— Rockhurst Athletics (@RUhawks) September 4, 2017
Madison Meador (Lafayette) and her KU Jayhawk teammates took down #7 USC on Sunday, a team that beat Mizzou 0-2 on Friday. Picture on KU site – They play at SLU on Friday at 7pm. Nice video below of her putting a corner kick on her teammates head at the far post for a goal against Oregon State!
— Kansas Soccer (@KUWSoccer) August 28, 2017
JD Sohn (Quincy) scores his first collegiate goal and it’s a game-winner for the Maryville Saints
First collegiate goal for J.D. Sohn is a game-winner. https://t.co/mbdmW09tG7
— Matt Schuckman (@SchuckWHIG) September 4, 2017
Nicole Howard (Roll), the NJCAA Player of the Year for Lewis & Clark in 2015, has started her senior year on fire.
— LSU Soccer (@LSUSoccer) September 4, 2017
Kelsey Ponder (St. Joe Angels/Lou Fusz Wipke) named Defensive Player of the Week
— AState Soccer (@AStateSoccer) September 5, 2017
and her backup Megan McClure (Webster Groves) doing Megan McClure things. Click on the tweet and follow the A-State timeline for her game heroics this weekend.
Megan McClure coming up big tonight between the posts pic.twitter.com/mMjvC7uiAR
— AState Soccer (@AStateSoccer) September 4, 2017
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are relying heavily on St. Louis area players as Kelsey Ponder has started 3 games and Megan McClure 2 to open the season while Sarah Sodoma (Lafayette), Taylor Schneider (Lafayette), Olivia Smith (Cor Jesu) and Riley Ebenroth (St. Dominic) have started all five games. Victoria Macintosh (Lafayette) has played in all five while starting three and Hailey Schue has played in all five games. The team is 3-2 to open the season. Well done ladies!
Tess Rellihan (St. Teresa Academy/Futura Academy) gets her first collegiate goal for Mizzou
— Mizzou Soccer (@MizzouSoccer) September 4, 2017
Mark Segbers (Vianney) gets his first goal this season, his last for the Badgers
GOOOOOALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! That was fast Marky!
— Wisconsin Soccer (@BadgerMSoccer) September 3, 2017
Fr. Tyler Kendrick (Parkway Central) gets his first collegiate goal for Webster Gorloks
Pch soccer alum getting it done. RT @WebsterSoccer: And that’s a winner!Final score 1-0.Tyler Kendrick scores the first goal of the season.
— PCH Soccer (@pchsoccer) September 3, 2017
Fr. Caite Huesgen (Ursuline) gets the game-winner for Maryville
— Maryville Athletics (@MaryvilleSaints) September 3, 2017
Fr. Dayle McEwen (Collinsville) buries the PK for Francis Marion
The deciding sequence in Francis Marion's 1-0 win over Converse in WSOC action. Gauthier draws foul and McEwen converts PK. pic.twitter.com/Ftn6yjhFdi
— FMU Sports (@FMUSports) September 1, 2017
— WashU Bears (@WASHUBears) August 31, 2017
Rockhurst and Lindenwood men both ranked in the Top 25 Nationally in the preseason. They played last week…
— Rockhurst Athletics (@RUhawks) September 6, 2017
and in case you skipped it, check out the third goal, by East Central CC transfer Umoh Ufot
— Rockhurst Athletics (@RUhawks) September 6, 2017