August 2012

Drover men in Top 10 nationally

Date Published: 
08/15/2012
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CHICKASHA – After back-to-back quarterfinal appearances, it’s no surprise the Drovers rank seventh nationally in the NAIA 2012 Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Poll, which was released Tuesday.

USAO is the only Sooner Athletic Conference team to appear in the Top 25. Lubbock Christian and Oklahoma Baptist, however, did receive votes. The Drovers topped the SAC Preseason Poll.

The Drovers open the season at home in what is potentially the team’s toughest game of the year: No. 2 Baker College. The Drovers will kick off at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at Drover Pitch.

USAO women start off in Top 25

Date Published: 
08/15/2012
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CHICKASHA – After a first conference title and national tournament appearance in 2011, the Drover women start this season ranked nationally, coming in 24th in the NAIA 2012 Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Poll, which was released Tuesday.

USAO is one of two Sooner Athletic Conference teams to appear in the Top 25, with Oklahoma City in the No. 11 spot. The Drovers came in second to OCU in the SAC Preseason Poll.

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Ogba Ubredi

Players Number: 
13
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Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
London, England
Previous School: 
Coopers Technology College
Height: 
6-2
Position: 
D

2012: Coming in as a freshmen, Ubredi played in 15 games for the Drovers, seeing a start in one. While he didn’t notch a goal, Ubredi was a strong member of USAO’s midfield.

High School: Ubredi helped his team, Dartford Football Club, win the Kent Cup and the League Cup.

Major: Business Administration

Interesting Fact: Can jump abnormally high

Richard Murray

Players Number: 
20
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Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
St. Albans, England
Previous School: 
St. George's School
Height: 
5-8
Position: 
D

2012: Murray saw action in the opening game of the season before having to claim a medical hardship for an injury. Murray also runs cross country for USAO.

High School: Murray helped his team to become runners up in the Hertfordshire County Cup.

Major: Business Administration

Interesting Fact: Broke his hand by tripping

Liam Madden

Players Number: 
16
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Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
Dumbarton, Scotland
Previous School: 
Our Lady and St. Patrick's High School
Height: 
5-11
Position: 
MF

2012: Madden played in all but one — and started in all but three — games his freshman season for the Drovers. He quickly became an integral part of the Drovers’ midfield. Madden’s lone goal was the game-winner in a 7-0 shutout over Bethany College. He also assisted a goal later in that game. His other assist came in the previous game to Northwood.

High School: Madden played soccer in his native Scotland before coming to USAO.

Major: Physical Education

Interesting Fact: Has had three operations

Kyle Maxwell

Players Number: 
19
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Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
Glasgow, Scotland
Previous School: 
Mearns Castle High School
Height: 
5-11
Position: 
MF

2012: As a freshman, Maxwell played in nearly every game of the season and saw 11 starts. Playing midfield, he became an important part of the team. His lone goal came in a 3-0 shutout over conference-foe John Brown. His only assist was in a September contest against Friends University.

Niall Burley

Players Number: 
11
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Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
Warrington, England
Previous School: 
St. Aelred's Catholic College
Height: 
6-1
Position: 
MF

2012: Burley jumped right in as a freshman and found his way into the starting lineup. He started in 16 games and saw appearances in all of the Drovers’ 19 games. As a mid-fielder, he led the team in assists with eight on the season. His three goals came in just two games. He had two against conference-rival Oklahoma Baptist in a mid-October game and then scored the team’s second goal in a 2-0 shutout in the Drovers’ NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round game against Grand View (Iowa).

Faculty Mixer

Stevens Alumni House

Date: 
08/23/2012 - 5:30pm

Fall Theatre Arts Rehearsals

Davis Hall Theater

Rehearsals will be MWF 7pm; TTH 6pm

Other dates as announced

Date: 
08/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 11/08/2012 - 6:00pm