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2013 Menís Soccer Weekly Report Ė No. 1

August 22, 2013
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By: Sam Knehans, Communications & Sports Information Intern

Tourbeau's National Men's Soccer Game of the Week, presented by NSCAA and Admiral Soccer
No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) vs. (RV) Spring Arbor (Mich.)
Thursday, August 22, 6 p.m. CDT | Walter S. Reuling Stadium, Columbia, Ky.

• Two 2012 national tournament teams collide in an early-season blockbuster from Columbia, Ky. No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) has appeared in 19-straight national tournaments, while Spring Arbor (Mich.) is coming off of its first national tournament appearance since 1979.
• Both Lindsey Wilson (0-0-0) and Spring Arbor (0-0-0) will be playing their first regular-season match of the 2013 season. The Cougars blanked Lawrence Tech (Mich.) in an exhibition on Aug. 16.
• Lindsey Wilson returns three of its top five scorers and four of its top five assist men from an offense that ranked third in the NAIA in total goals (91) and seventh in the NAIA in total assists (56) a year ago. Key returners for the Blue Raiders include: Philip Sandgren , who led the team with 23 goals (fifth in the NAIA) and 51 points (ninth in the NAIA), 2nd Team All-American Yazeed Davids, who led the team with 13 assists (seventh in the NAIA), Lwandiso Gonya, who contributed seven goals and four assists, and Tom Moody, who added six goals and six assists.
• Spring Arbor returns its leading scorer and four of its top five assist men from the 2012 season. Key returners for the Cougars include: Joel Musambi, who led the team with nine goals and 23 points, Andrew Hill, who led the team with six assists, and Giovanni Sturla, who contributed five goals and two assists.
• Despite the wealth of offensive talent returning for both teams, a low scoring game isn’t out of the question, as both Lindsey Wilson and Spring Arbor ranked among the top 25 teams in shutouts last season, with eight and seven respectively. Each team also returns its starting goaltender.
• Spring Arbor made a splash last season, winning the Crossroads League Tournament Championship—with a 16-4-2 record —en route to its first national tournament since 1979 and just its fourth national tournament appearance overall (1969, 1976,1979, 2012). The Cougars lost 1-3 to Southern Poly (Ga.) in the opening round.
• Lindsey Wilson recorded its second-straight 20-win season in 2012, going 22-2-0. The Blue Raiders lost to eventual champion Belhaven (Miss.) in the national semifinals.
• Last year Lindsey Wilson went 14-1-0 in non-conference play and 13-0-0 in home matches. Spring Arbor went 10-3-0 in non-conference play with all three of their non-conference losses coming on the road.
• To watch the live stream of the Tourbeau's National Men's Soccer Games of the Week, presented by NSCAA and Admiral Soccer, click here.
• To view the complete list of Tourbeau's National Men's Soccer Games of the Week, presented by NSCAA and Admiral Soccer, click here.

This Week Around the Top 25
• No. 16 Jamestown (N.D.) suffered the first loss by a Top 25 team, falling to Westminster (Utah) 1-0 on Aug. 20. The Jimmies look to rebound on Thursday against The Master’s (Calif.).
• No. 1 Belhaven (Miss.) begins their national title defense on Saturday with a match against Talladega (Ala.), a team that went 15-5-0 last season.
• This week of Aug. 19-25 does not feature any Top 25 matchups. However, it does feature four games that pit Top 25 teams against teams who received votes in the preseason poll including:
     o Thursday – (RV) Spring Arbor (Mich,) at No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
     o Friday – (RV) Wayland Baptist (Texas) at No. 4 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
     o Saturday – (RV) Thomas (Ga.) at No. 5 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)
     o Saturday – (RV) Baker (Kan.) at No. 15 Ashford (Iowa)
• Other Top 25 teams kicking off their seasons this weekend include: No. 8 Southern Poly (Ga.), No. 9 Rio Grande (Ohio), No. 17 Benedictine (Kan.) and No. 22 Rocky Mountain (Mont.).
• For the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, click here.

For the Record*
• Entering his 30th season, Judson’s (Ill.) Steve Burke ranks as the all-time winningest coach in NAIA men’s soccer history with a 506-160-39 record. Burke is the only men’s soccer coach to reach the 500 win milestone and one of four to reach 400 wins. Ray Wells of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) is second among NAIA coaches 457 all-time wins.
• The 2012 season was the first season since 2006 that did not boast multiple 20-game winners. Lindsey Wilson recorded an NAIA-best 22 wins before falling to eventual champion Belhaven (Miss.) in the 2012 National Championship semifinals.
• Since 2009, Lindsey Wilson and Hastings (Neb.) are the only schools to record multiple 20-win seasons. Lindsey Wilson won 22 games in 2012, 23 games in 2011 and 20 games in 2009. Hastings won 24 games in 2011 and 25 games in 2010.

National Statistics*
• Junior James Anderson of Brescia (Ky.) is the nation’s leading returning goal scorer from 2012. Anderson led the NAIA with 31 goals in 2012 and either scored or assisted on 48 of the Bearcats 54 goals last season.
• Junior Lucas Cordeiro, of No. 14 Oklahoma Wesleyan, is the nation’s leading returning assist man from 2012. Cordeiro led the NAIA with 26 assists in 2012.
• Seven programs have notched one win thus far (through Wednesday. Aug. 21).
• Didier Atse of Faulkner (Ala.), Steven Fiema of Grace (Ind.) and Garet Hintzman of Concordia (Mich.) hold the early season lead for goals with two apiece.
• For a complete look at the NAIA statistical leaders, click here.

*According to DakStats and team submission of statistics.

Looking Ahead to the National Championship
• The 55th annual National Championship will take place in Montgomery, Ala. This is the fourth-straight year the championship will be held in the state of Alabama with the 2010-11 events being held in Orange Beach, Ala., and the 2012 championship also taking place in Montgomery, Ala. The 2013 championship will be contested from Dec. 2-7 at the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex, with opening round games taking place on Nov. 23 at on-campus sites.

List of NAIA Schools Participating in Men's Soccer – Click here.
NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship Information – Click here.
NAIA Men’s Soccer Regular Season Records – Click here.
NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Records – Click here.

National Championship Superlatives

Most Wins in Championship Appearances

School

Record

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

48-11-4

Quincy (Ill.)*

41-5-0

Simon Fraser (B.C.)*

40-18-4

Rockhurst (Mo.)*

29-22-3

Illinois-Springfield*

27-18-8

Mobile (Ala.)

25-15-2

West Virginia Wesleyan*

24-5-4

Lynn (Fla.)*

23-7-4

Davis & Elkins (W.Va.)*

22-11-0

Rio Grande (Ohio)

20-9-2

Most All-Time Championship Appearances

School

No.

Record

Last Time

Simon Fraser (B.C.)*

23

40-18-4

2010

Illinois-Springfield*

20

27-18-8

2002

Rockhurst (Mo.)*

20

29-22-3

1997

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

20

48-11-4

2012

Midwestern State (Texas)*

17

17-21-5

1996

Quincy (Ill.)*

16

41-5-0

1982

Westmont (Calif.)

16

16-22-2

2008

Mobile (Ala.)

16

25-15-2

2012

Rio Grande (Ohio)

12

20-9-2

2012

Davis & Wlkins (W.Va.)*

11

22-11-0

1980

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

11

17-9-3

2012

Longest Championship Appearance Active Streak

School

Years

No.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

1994-2012

19

Rio Grande (Ohio)

2001-12

12

Mobile (Ala.)

2007-12

6

Programs with Most Championship Titles

School

No.

Quincy (Ill.)*

11

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

9

West Virginia Wesleyan*

5

Illinois-Springfield*

3

Simon Fraser (B.C.)*

3

Davis & Elkins (W.Va.)*

2

Lynn (Fla.)*

2

Trenton State (N.J.)*

2

Belhaven (Miss.)

2

* Institution no longer an NAIA member

Coaches’ Poll Superlatives

Active Top 25 Streaks | (as of Aug. 20)

School

No.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

71

Rio Grande (Ohio)

64

Belhaven (Miss.)

37

Mobile (Ala.)

36

Missouri Valley

31

Southern Poly (Ga.)

29

Columbia (Mo.)

29

Concordia (Calif.)

24

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

23

Science & Arts (Okla.)

22

Total No. 1 rankings | (as of Aug. 20; since 2000 season)

School

No.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

44

Rio Grande (Ohio)

39

Bethel (Tenn.)

11

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

9

Hastings (Neb.)

8

Simon Fraser (B.C.)*

6

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)*

5

Concordia (Calif.)

5

Lindenwood (Mo.)*

2

Mobile (Ala.)

2

Belhaven (Miss.)

2

William Jewell (Mo.)*

2

The following schools have one No. 1 ranking: Embry-Riddle (Fla.), Graceland (Iowa), Illinois-Springfield*, The Master’s (Calif.), Westmont (Calif.)

* Institution no longer an NAIA member