Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Columbus Scotus Soccer Player Signs with CSM

Mollie Jones, current starting goalkeeper at Columbus Scotus, signed her letter of intent with CSM on Tuesday. Mollie is also a softball player and will be playing for CSM on the softball team as well. Softball Coach Chuck Brewer and I drove to Columbus to witness the event. Mollie's coaches were there along with her parents and the local newspaper reporter.

We are excited to have Mollie as a part of the team. CSM has a great tradition of awesome goalkeeping. Last year's starting goalkeeper, senior Laura Forbes was the MCAC Defensive Player of the Year. We hope that Mollie continues that tradition (or course, with help from our stellar Assistant Coach Kim Ernesti, who is a former All-Region goalkeeper with CSM.) Mollie is quick and agile and is great under pressure. I just can't wait for next season to begin!

Read what the Columbus Telegram has to say about Mollie.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wayne State Soccer Player to Transfer to CSM

Sara Schwieger is the latest player to be joining the great soccer tradition at CSM. Sara is a current freshman who played for Wayne State in the fall of 2007. She will transfer to CSM in August and will be studying occupational therapy. Sara is a 2007 graduate of Millard West High School here in Omaha. As you may recall, Millard West's girls soccer team won the 2007 State Championship. Sara played her club ball with Azzurri Valencia coached by Paul Elam.

Sara is an awesome defender and a strong player and we can't wait to have her play for us!

Monday, January 7, 2008

CSM Coach Leads Team to Title

OK, I just received this picture and I had to post it. It is my 10 year old daughter's club team. I helped coach them to a championship last week. They were in the "Winter Blast" soccer tournament and won first place with an undefeated record. They got through group play without a blemish but had to go to a shootout in the semi-finals against a team from West Des Moines. Our team won the championship game 2-0. It was a great group effort. The team played well.

Could there be future CSM Flames on the roster? We sure do hope so! My daughter (Alex) is the one holding the championship plaque in the photo and she tells me she is going to CSM!

Friday, January 4, 2008

North Platte, Nebraska Soccer Player Signs with CSM

Hillary Brown who graduated from North Platte High School in 2007, will be signing a letter of intent soon to play soccer for the College of Saint Mary beginning in the fall of 2008. Hillary decided not to play soccer after high school and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She decided that she missed soccer too much and wanted to go to a smaller school, so she contacted me and the rest is history! Her high school coach says this about her:
She is quick, determined, and really understands defense. She was always very dependable, worked hard at practices and in games. She is definitely a good candidate for your program. I would strongly recommend her to you.

We really look forward to having Hillary as a part of our awesome soccer program.