Almost mid-way through the season, both the men's and women's soccer teams at the University of Science and Arts have posted exceptional team records and high marks for individual players. The Drover men are 6-1 overall and the women are 5-1.
Helping the Drover women is freshman Calli Cooper of Norman. Cooper ranks first in the nation with 13 goals, first in points with 31 (13 goals, five assists), fourth in points per game with an average of 5.17, fifth in goals per game with 2.17, first in shots with 60, second in shots per game at ten, 12th in shots on target per game with 3.67, fifth in shots on goal with 22 and is tied for third in the nation with three winning goals.
Drover Brittany Jay of Tulsa also is ranked nationally. She is seventh in the nation with six assists.
The women are ranked first in the nation with 39 goals, third in goals per game with 6.5, second in shots with 186, first in shots per game with 31, fourth in assists with 26, seventh in assists per game with 4.33, tenth in shots on target per game with 15.17 and sixth with shots on target with 91.
David Otieno of Nairobi, Kenya and Nial Crick of Leith, Scotland lead the Drover men in national rankings. Otieno is first in the nation with four winning goals, second with 30 points (13 goals, four assists), tied for second with 13 goals and fourth in goals per game with 1.86. Crick is first in the nation with 10 assists, first in assists per game with 1.43 and 13th with 16 points (three goals and 10 assists).
The Drover men are ranked first in the nation with 5.29 goals per game, second with 37 goals scored, first in assists per game with 4.57, first in assists with 32, second with 171 shots and fourth in shots per game with 24.43.
The Drover women travel to East Central Sept. 25. Both teams go to Tabor College in Kansas Sept. 26. They start conference play at Oklahoma Christian Sept. 29 before returning home Oct. 2 to face Mid-America Christian.