CHICKASHA – Coaching the Drover women to their first-ever Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and NAIA National Tournament invite, Coach Jimmy Hampton earns the Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award.
Additionally this season, Hampton took the USAO men’s soccer team to another SAC Championship and a third National Tournament bid.
“I am honored to receive Coach of the Year,” Hampton said. “It is representative of the entire Drover staff and most importantly, the group of young ladies who put the time and work in.”
In addition to Hampton’s accolades, three Drover women were named All-Conference First Team and one was named All-Conference Second Team.
“Congratulations to the girls who made the All-Conference team. We are excited as they receive this award,” Hampton said. “It is a reflection of the team success and representative of all the girls.
Hampton and the Drover women have a school record 15-5 season. They entered the conference tournament third seed and won it Friday night on the road against No. 14 Oklahoma City.
Hampton has coached both the women’s and men’s programs at USAO since their inception in 1998. He has a combined 319-182-27 record as head coach. Early in the season, Hampton earned his 300th win and 500th game.
For the second year in a row, Fain was named All-Conference First Team.
Fain, now in her third year at USAO, has played in all 20 games as a defender. While she hasn’t recorded any goals, she leads the team in assists with 10 on the season.
This season, she ranks 25th in the division and is tied for third in the conference in total assists.
In her career at USAO, she has 24 goals and 30 assists. Her assist count puts her first in school history in total assists. Prior to 2011, Fain played forward and midfield.
She also earned All-Conference Second Team honors as a freshman.
Fain is a speech pathology senior and plans to forgo her last year of eligibility. She is the daughter of Tim and Erica Fain, of Edmond.
Senior Annie Zoch earned her third All-Conference First Team honors in her four years as a Drover.
The team captain spent the season helping hold down the back line that allowed just 81 shots on goal in 20 games. Zoch helped the Drovers to nine of their 10 shutouts on the season.
Her single assist came mid-season on USAO’s only goal in a loss to NCAA Division II Lindenwood University.
Spending most her time helping defend the goal, Zoch has posted nine goals and four assists in her time at USAO.
She earned All-Conference First Team honors in 2008 and 2010 as well.
She is a business senior from Mannford. She is the daughter of John Zoch and J.D. and Sherry Matlock.
Leading the team in goals and the conference in shots per game, Cooper was named All-Conference First Team.
Cooper has recorded 23 goals this season, including a five-goal game against conference opponent Saint Gregory’s. She has six multiple-goal games and 10 game-winning goals this season.
She’s first in the division in game-winning goals, fifth in shots on goal per game (3.5), seventh in shots per game (5.95) and ninth in total goals (23) and goals per game (1.15). She’s also first in the conference in shots per game and second in total points and goals.
Cooper leads the school record books in career goals (65), points (158), game-winning goals (17), multiple goal games (19) and hat tricks (5). She’s second to teammate Fain in career assists with 28.
Earlier this season, Cooper was named a SAC Player of the Week. In 2009, she was named SAC Newcomer of the Year, an NAIA All-American and a National Soccer Coaches Association of American All-American Third Team.
She is an education junior from Norman. She is the daughter of Len and Traci Cooper.
After starting in every game of the season for the Drovers, team captain Barros was named All-Conference Second Team.
Barros and the Drovers earned a record high 15 wins on the season with 10 shutouts. Her lone goal came in an 8-0 win over Saint Gregory’s.
In her career at USAO, Barros has scored 17 goals and had 12 assists in her four seasons with the Drovers.
On Nov. 7, she was named the last SAC Defensive Player of the Week. She also was named a 2011 Capitol One Academic All-District athlete.
In 2010, Barros was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete and was named All-Conference Second Team the previous year.
She is an elementary education senior from Oklahoma City. She is the daughter of Philip and Myra Martinez.