2012: In her freshman season with the Drovers, Vyse started in every game. Mostly a defender, Vyse recorded five goals and two assists for the season — that actually puts her third on the team in goals for the season. In a September game against Bethany College (Kan.), Vyse had a goal and an assist. A few games later, she had goals in back-to-back games. For her efforts, she was named All-Conference Second Team.
2012: In her freshman season, Yates saw time in every game — starting in 15 throughout the season. She scored her lone goal in a 4-3 win over conference rival Oklahoma Baptist. In that same game, she had one of her four assists.
High School: Yates was named the 2011-12 captain of the Dover Bay Secondary Senior Girls Soccer Team. In 2010, she earned the “Most Dedicated” honor for U15 Upper Vancouver Island Metro Team. She helped her team win second place with Mid Isle Highlanders in the Pacific Coast Soccer League in 2012.
CHICKASHA – The target remains on the USAO men’s soccer team’s back as they sit atop the Sooner Athletic Conference preseason poll.
In the poll, which conference coaches vote on, the Drovers were the unanimous pick for first, despite graduating some key players.
“We are very honored that our team is picked to finish so high in a conference as tough and loaded with quality programs and coaches as the SAC,” Head Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “It will be very tough to win the SAC, and we just hope to compete well.”
In establishing this scholarship, Ed and Aleta Walker Smalley felt they can help, in some small way, a young aspiring student who wants to go to college. Aleta says that OCW made a great impact on her life and she knows that USAO has done the same for so many of its students.