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CHICKASHA – With both teams qualifying for the national tournament, the Drovers have six days to prepare for their 2011 NAIA National Championship Opening Round opponents after the brackets were released Sunday night.

“We are excited about the opportunity,” Hampton said. “Both teams drew quality opponents, but it’s what we expect in the final 32. We will work hard this week to do our very best.”

The women...

CHICKASHA – Helping the Drovers in 10 of their 11 shutouts this season and scoring six total goals on the season, sophomore Scott Parkinson was named Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive MVP for the 2011 season.

Along with helping hold the back line all season, Parkinson is tied as the team’s third leading scorer this season. He scored the game-winning goal early in the season in a 3-0 win over Texas Wesleyan.

“It’s...

CHICKASHA – For the third year in a row, the Drovers are bound for the National Tournament after a big win over Lubbock Christian in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship game on Thursday.

The Drovers earn the tournament win after clinching the regular season SAC title nearly three weeks ago.

“I’m so proud of the boys,“ Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “Pulling the double is impressive for them and well deserved. We look...

CHICKASHA – Eager to prove their worth at top seed, the Drover men scored two goals against the Bison on Monday afternoon to send themselves to the Sooner Athletic Conference Finals and keep their national tournaments hopes alive.

CHICKASHA – Epitomizing student-athlete, three USAO Drover soccer players were named Capitol One Academic All-District on Friday.

To earn the honor, athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher, be at least of sophomore status and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games. One Drover man, Niall Crick, and two Drover women, Leslie Bross and Gabby Barros, earned the honor.

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CHICKASHA – Facing Wayland Baptist for a second time this season, the Drovers seemed to have no trouble against the eighth-seeded Pioneers in the Sooner Athletic Conference Quarterfinals.

A 3-1 win sends the Drovers to the semifinals, where they will host Oklahoma Baptist at 2 p.m. Monday at Drover Pitch.

CHICKASHA – After clinching the regular season SAC title more than a week early, the top-seeded Drover men (13-4, 9-1) have the opportunity to host the entire SAC tournament if they continue to win.

The men will play their first game against Wayland Baptist at 2 p.m. Friday. The Drovers topped the Pioneers 2-1 in second overtime earlier this season.

If USAO comes out on top again, the team will take on the winner of the Oklahoma...

 

CHICKASHA – With two games left in the regular season, the Drover men earned their seventh regular season conference title.

It is the Drovers seventh conference title and their fifth Sooner Athletic Conference championship.

“It is a tough conference with quality programs everywhere,” head coach Jimmy Hampton said. “To be SAC champions is a tremendous honor and is a reflection of the hard work put in by our USAO...

CHICKASHA – The Drover men now 9-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference are feeling pretty good as the regular season winds down with just one conference game to go, starting keeper Bryan Byars said.

“The season’s going really good,” he said. “Everyone had high expectations for the season, and we wanted to go undefeated and we’ve done it.”

On the road in Arkansas, the team clinched their regular season SAC title, which was...

CHICKASHA – Anchoring a back line that had two shutouts and serving as one of USAO’s leading scorers in two conference games earned Scott Parkinson the Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive Player the Week award.

In a 5-0 home win over Rogers State, Parkinson and the back line limited the Hillcats to just two shots on goal in the entire game. Additionally, Parkinson knocked two goals in himself and had an assist in the shutout....