CHICKASHA – The Drovers have built up quite a legacy after four trips in a row to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship tournament. None of the current players have experienced a season without a trip to Alabama. Nationals are an expectation.
They have experience playing on a national stage, but can the 2013 team live up to the expectations? Head Coach Jimmy Hampton says it may take several weeks to determine that.
CHICKASHA – The Drovers wanted to come out strong in the 2013 season opener, and they did nothing shy of that. It would also turn out to be a record-breaking effort for junior goalkeeper Bryan Byars.
With the 3-0 victory against the University of Houston-Victoria, Byars sets the USAO record for most shutouts in a career. This shutout was his 22nd for the three-year starter, beating the old record holder, assistant coach Alexis...
CHICKASHA – Coach Jimmy Hampton has led the Drovers since soccer began and have brought both programs to top-notch teams that are recognized nationally — and this year is no exception.
The men, who were picked to top the Sooner Athletic Conference and start the season ranked in the Top 10 in the NAIA, Hampton said he thought their performance in a preseason scrimmage against a Top 15 team a great start.
CHICKASHA – Home athletic events at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will become more accessible to parents and out-of-town fans this year as the Drovers will host live stream video of home games, USAO sports information office and the athletic department announced Wednesday.
Games will have live video streaming in real time along with live stats, a convenience USAO added in 2010. To see both, click on the “Live Stats...
CHICKASHA – With every starter returning, the Drovers of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma begin the season in the NAIA Top 10, according to the association’s Preseason Coaches Poll released Tuesday.
The Drovers, who went undefeated in 2012 until their final game, claim the spot at No. 10.
For the fourth year in a row, the Drovers were picked to win the Sooner Athletic Conference title and have appeared in...
CHICKASHA – After going undefeated in the Sooner Athletic Conference in 2012 and returning every starter, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers were the undisputed top pick in the SAC preseason coaches poll released this week.
It is the fourth year in a row the Drovers were picked to win the conference title.
“It is an honor any time the SAC coaches feel like our program has a chance to be good,” head...
CHICKASHA- Whether for fitness, weight loss or the challenge, running is a part of every athlete’s life. Inspired by the medical challenges facing the infant daughter of a dear friend, USAO’s Scott Parkinson hopes to turn running into something personal that can transform her life.
Parkinson, a soccer senior at USAO and Chickasha High School’s boys soccer coach, is running Sunday’s Oklahoma City Memorial Half-Marathon to help raise...
CHICKASHA – Already a double All-America First Team player, junior Scott Parkinson can add a second national scholar-athlete award to his trophy case.
Parkinson, a junior defender for the Drovers, recently was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America 2012 Scholar All-America First Team recipient for his performances in the classroom and on the field.