CHICKASHA – A strong defensive battle and a late goal forces the Drovers fall in their season opener in double overtime.

The Drovers (0-1) fought a tough match against the University of Houston-Victoria (2-0) and kept the Jaguars in check defensively for most of the game.

USAO came in to the second half with a 2-1 lead, but for the remainder of the game, the Jaguars shut down the Drovers and outshot them 15-6.

The winning...

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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.

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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...

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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s women’s soccer team will start the season receiving votes nationally, according to the NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll released Tuesday.

The Drover women, who were picked second in the Sooner Athletic Conference, is the only conference school to be considered receiving votes. Powerhouse Oklahoma City is the only SAC school on the list, sitting at No. 8.

While the...

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CHICKASHA – Sooner Athletic Conference coaches picked the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma women’s soccer team to take second in the conference this season, according to the preseason coaches’ poll released this week.

“The polls reflect our season from last year a bit, but we are excited about the new, young players and how they mix with our veterans,” head coach Jimmy Hampton said. “We hope to develop into a talented...

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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.