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ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – After starting the season 2-2, the Drover coaches and players found the right fit for success and the Drovers are playing for the second year in a row in the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Second Round.                     

The Drovers defeated ninth-seeded Missouri Valley last week to earn their spot at the final site in Orange Beach, Ala. Their next test is Azusa Pacific, who entered the tournament...

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The weekend extra special to two Drovers, who were recognized by their teams and the NAIA as being the definition of a Champion of Character.

Seniors defenders Annie Zoch and John Gardner were named 2011 NAIA Champions of Character this weekend during their national tournament opening round trips.

Each NAIA National Tournament team nominates a player who exemplifies the NAIA motto of strong character and...

MARSHALL, MO. – The last five minutes of Saturday evening’s game determined a repeat NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship final site appearance for the Drover men.

A win 2-0 over the ninth-seeded Missouri Valley Vikings earned the Drovers a spot in the second round – the round of 16 – for the second year in a row.

“It was a great game,” Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “The boys played well versus a good side at their home.”

MARSHALL, MO. – The season started off rocky. The Drover men lost their season opener. A few games later, they were 2-2. But then it all changed.

A week before the regular season ended, the Drover men had already clinched the regular season Sooner Athletic Conference title...

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – For the first time in school history, both Drover soccer teams have made it into the 2011 NAIA Soccer National Championship Opening Round, and USAO is offering a chance to watch them both in action right in Chickasha.

In the women’s first trip to nationals, they drew No. 4 Point Loma Nazarene, based out of San Diego, Calif. The Drovers kick off at 1 p.m. central standard time on Saturday.

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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