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By Special Contributor Jeremiah Lane

Special Contributor Jon Singer
CHICKASHA – It’s commonly heard that many great athletes play for the love of the game. However, it’s not common to hear about the mentors of these athletes who coach and teach for the love of the game.

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CHICKASHA – USAO Soccer announces the High School and Team Residential Soccer Camp, which will take place July 14-16 on the university’s campus.

Hosted by the USAO soccer coaches and led by camp director Jimmy Hampton, the camp spans three days of intensive soccer training while giving campers an opportunity to live on campus.

The camp is for both individuals and for high school teams, which assistant camp director...

Erin Coggan

CHICKASHA – Honored for her scholastic achievement as well and athletic success, USAO senior Erin Coggan was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete on Friday.

She is one of 17 players in the state to be named to the list, which is complete with 492 players nationwide. Players must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 to qualify.

Coggan, an education senior, quickly found a balance between her soccer career...

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CHICKASHA – Five Drover women were named All-Sooner Athletic Conference on Monday afternoon.

Freshman Linda Addo and senior Calli Cooper were named All-Conference First Team forwards while senior Taylor Fain was named n All-Conference First Team defender.

Senior Jordyn Yates and freshman Ryah Vyse were named All-Conference Second Team.

“I’m very pleased to see our players represented on the All-...

Linda Addo

CHICKASHA – Redshirt freshman Linda Addo was named the final Sooner Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for women’s soccer on Monday afternoon.

Addo helped the Drovers win the SAC Quarterfinals by scoring both the Drovers’ goals in the 2-1 win over Lubbock Christian.

She finished the season with the team high of 15 goals. She had two hat tricks and four multiple-goal games on the season.


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CHICKASHA – Oklahoma Baptist will move on to play in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship game after ending the Drovers’ season with a 4-1 victory in the Semifinals on Monday afternoon.

The score doesn’t accurately reflect the back-and-forth battle of the game. Both teams shot 21 times for the game with a 10-9 shot on goal count in favor of the Bison.

Linda Addo

CHICKASHA – After 90 minutes of tough battling, the Drover women came out on top in the Friday afternoon Sooner Athletic Conference Quarterfinal game against Lubbock Christian.

Taking on the seventh-seeded Lady Chaps, second-seed USAO saw success late in the game, grabbing two in the second half while giving up just one to win the game 2-1 and continue their season.

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CHICKASHA – A win and a tie in the final two games of the season secured the Drovers’ spot at second in the conference going into the conference tournament.

Winning the conference tournament would send the Drovers to the NAIA National Tournament for the second time in school history.

The Drovers will host seventh-seed Lubbock Christian in the first round at 2 p.m. Friday. USAO battled LCU just last week in Lubbock,...

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CHICKASHA – In the summer of 2008, Annie Zoch made one of the toughest — and consequently one of the best — decisions of her life.

Zoch, from Mannford, turned down a scholarship from Oklahoma State University and instead decided to attend USAO.

“I originally chose USAO because my sister already was there,” Zoch said. “I am so glad that I did, my college experience was better than I ever imagined it could be.”

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers went back and forth with Oklahoma Baptist on Tuesday afternoon before taking the final goal to give USAO an important conference win.

With the win, the Drovers (9-6) are now 4-2 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and well on their way to another conference tournament.

It didn’t take long for the scoring to get underway. OBU’s Elisa Brito scored a goal just eight minutes into the game. Just...