CHICKASHA – With several starters having graduated, no one was quite sure how the 2012 men’s soccer team at USAO would begin this season.



“We’re a young team, so it’s been a real good start for us,” Byars said of the first three games. “The concerns are still there. But we’ve had some boys step up into positions, so it’...

CHICKASHA – For the first time in school history, the Drover men’s soccer team broke into the NAIA Top 5, sitting at third in the nation in the most recent NAIA Poll.



“It shows a great amount of respect and recognition for what our program has been able to do the last couple of years, combined with a few big wins this...

CHICKASHA – Junior Nicolas Alberto’s game-winner over No. 2 Baker University earned him the title Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week.



Alberto, a forward from Paris, France, scored in the 108th minute of Friday’s game to give seventh-ranked Drovers the win in double overtime over second-ranked Baker in the...

CHICKASHA – It may have taken 108 minutes, but the Drover men upset No. 2 Baker University in the NAIA Game of the Week.



In the season opener, the Drovers, ranked seventh in the country, battled Baker in one of the team’s toughest games set for the season. During the 17-minute mark, Perry Sansford, a junior from...

CHICKASHA – Two weeks before classes begin, USAO soccer players stepped foot on campus and have been focusing on fitness and tactical work in daily workouts to prepare for the big opening of the 2012 season.

“The kids have worked very hard for the last 10 or 12 days, and we’ll continue to work hard,” Head Coach Jimmy Hampton said...

CHICKASHA – After three NAIA National Tournament appearances in a row, the Drover men have a lot to aim for in 2012, but it could take a lot of work to get there, head coach Jimmy Hampton said.



“This group will have to make its own way with so many newcomers,” Hampton said. “We probably will go through some tough, tough...

CHICKASHA – After back-to-back quarterfinal appearances, it’s no surprise the Drovers rank seventh nationally in the NAIA 2012 Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Poll, which was released Tuesday.



USAO is the only Sooner Athletic Conference team to appear in the Top 25. Lubbock Christian and Oklahoma Baptist, however, did...

CHICKASHA – The target remains on the USAO men’s soccer team’s back as they sit atop the Sooner Athletic Conference preseason poll.



In the poll, which conference coaches vote on, the Drovers were the unanimous pick for first, despite graduating some key players.



“We are very honored that our...

The In the Saddle crew bring on a very special guest in a short In the Saddle promo to show you what to expect out of Drover athletics this season! Meet Dusty the Drover and hear inside his head on this special show!

In the Saddle will begin its fall shows on Aug. 23 with Coach Jimmy Hampton with USAO Soccer.

 

CHICKASHA – Junior Scott Parkinson’s schedule will be a little busier than the traditional USAO students. In fact, it will be busier than the typical USAO student-athlete.



He was named this month as the head boy’s soccer coach at Chickasha High School.



“I’m really thankful for the opportunity,”...

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