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CHICKASHA – With the tight turn around between a lazy summer and college soccer season, the Drover men and women have been battling through tough workouts and preseason matches to prepare for game one.

Workouts were sometimes twice or three times a day so the teams would be ready to compete just two weeks after checking in, head coach Jimmy Hampton said.

“We look OK. You squeeze a lot, a lot, of stuff in in a very short amount...

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CHICKASHA – A winning tradition is set for the men’s soccer team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and the 2014 season brings high expectations and high stakes.

In an NAIA preseason poll released this week, the Drovers were in the No. 17 spot, which is where they finished the 2013 campaign. It is the fifth year in a row USAO has appeared on the preseason Top 25 list.

Additionally, the Drovers were...

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CHICKASHA – While each season determines a new destiny for a team, the Drovers start the 2014 season right where they left off — sitting at 17th nationally, according to the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll released Tuesday.

It is the fifth year in a row that the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma appeared on the preseason Top 25 list and the fifth year the Drovers were picked to take the Sooner Athletic...

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CHICKASHA– The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men’s soccer team gets a unique opportunity this preseason to travel to Tulsa to take on NCAA Division I Oral Roberts University.

The exhibition will take place at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the Case Soccer Complex on the campus of ORU. It is the first time the Drovers take on the Golden Eagles.

This is the second preseason match for both teams having each previously taken on...

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CHICKASHA– With the men’s soccer team making the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship tournament five seasons straight, the Drovers starting goalkeeper, senior Bryan Byars, gets a jump start on the sidelines as he takes his first head coaching position.

Byars was hired to replace former Drover player Scott Parkinson as head coach of the Chickasha Chicks boy’s soccer team. Parkinson accepted an assistant coach position at...

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CHICKASHA – For the fifth year in a row, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers are picked to take the Sooner Athletic Conference title, according to the SAC Preseason Coaches Poll released this week.

“We are honored that the USAO men were picked pre-season No. 1,” Head Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “We have a chance to be better than the 2013 team when it’s all...

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CHICKASHA – After 40 years dedicated to the university’s athletic programs and more than a decade as an athletic director, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Brisco McPherson became the NAIA’s fourth member of the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame.

The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Steering Committee unanimously selected McPherson as this year’s inductee, who was a long-time men’s...

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CHICKASHA – For its 12th year in a row, Drover soccer will be hosting the USAO Soccer Camp, a co-ed residential camp designed to provide intensive soccer training for overall player development.

The camp, set this year from July 13-15, will take place at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. As in years past, campers will stay on campus in dorm rooms under 24-hour adult supervision for the three-day camp and will train...

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CHICKASHA – Student-athletes at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma understand that the student-first aspect of their role as a student-athlete, which is why each commencement ceremony sees Drover athletes graduate on to bigger and better things.

In all, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma conferred 116 degrees in Friday’s two graduation ceremonies. Seventeen of those graduates have ties with Drover...

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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma men’s and women’s soccer teams will be well represented in this summer’s National Premier Soccer League and Women’s Premier Soccer League Oklahoma City FC teams.

Both teams will be led by Drover coaches. Jimmy Hampton will coach the men’s team for the second year in a row while Alexis Vizarelis will coach the women.

Hampton said he thinks playing in the league is a great...