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CHICKASHA– With a perfect 3-0 start to the 2014 season, senior Jade Ovendale wins the first Sooner Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week of the season for her strong showing.

Ovendale started the season with a bang grabbing her third hat trick in a Drover uniform while helping the team get a 5-1 victory over Bacone College in the opener.

In the week Ovendale had five goals and two assists with one of the assists being...

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CHICKASHA– In the third game of the season, the defense got their first true test with the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (3-0) grabbing the 2-0 victory over Kansas Wesleyan (0-1).

Senior Goalkeeper Addie Lee was busy as she grabbed nine saves on 17 shots faced to grab her first shutout of the season. The Drover fell behind in the shot count from the get go but it only took one shot to get on the scoreboard.

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CHICKASHA– On the brink of the first overtime game of the season, Linda Addo scored a goal from Jade Ovendale with one tick on the clock to grab the last-second victory.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (2-0) didn’t let an early goal by the Swedes get to them but instead they turned up the heat on Bethany College (0-1) defense.

Addo’s game-winner was her first goal of the season, adding to her career total of 27...

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CHICKASHA– In the opening game of the 2014 season, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (1-0) came out on a scoring frenzy to get the 5-1 win on the road at Bacone College (0-2).

Reigning Sooner Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year Jade Ovendale was the offensive threat for the Drovers as she grabbed three goals and one assist to help secure the victory. It was Ovendale’s third hat trick at USAO.

USAO got on the...

Hampton celebrating, In the Saddle logo

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 – Strong upperclassmen and talented newcomers could lead to a record-breaking year out of the Drover women’s soccer team as the 2014 campaign unfolds.

“This is the best talent we’ve had in the 16 years of the program,” Hampton said. “I want us to win a Sooner Athletic Conference title and to go to national tournament to compete for a national championship.”

The 2014 team has nine upperclassmen and 14...

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers are picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the Sooner Athletic Conference, according to the Preseason Coaches Poll released this week.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is expected to finish fifth of 10 SAC schools after receiving mostly top-middle range votes with two third-place votes, three fourth-place votes and two fifth-place votes.

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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...