Soccer News 2010-11

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November 15, 2010
Release by Mike Marzolf


Cougars take 4th seed into NJCAA National Championships

The Barton Community College men's soccer team will be the No. 4 seed this week in the NJCAA National Championships getting underway Thursday in Tyler, Texas. In the opening round the Cougars will battle 5th seed Darton College of Georgia at 3 pm. Darton comes into the tournament with a 17-5 record. Barton is currently 19-3-1 and riding an 18-game winning streak following its thrilling 2-1 win over Western Texas in the Plains District Championship.


Barton has won 18 straight games after starting the season 1-3-1. The Cougar defense has been especially good since the midpoint of the season. Starting with a 4-1 win over Cloud County on Sept 22, the Cougars have allowed just 6 goals in 14 games while winning the Jayhawk Conference, Region VI, and Plains District titles.

  Sophomore Kevin Ellis leads that backline, earning Defensive Player of the Year in the conference this season. From that backline spot, Ellis – a front line player most of last year and earlier this year – is still among the team leaders in goal and points. Ellis is 3rd in goals with 9 and 3rd in points with 22. He set a school record last year with 54 points and his 23 goals were 2nd all-time for a season. Ellis has 32 goals for his career, which is also a record.

  The Cougars have been led this season by sophomore Ricardo Yeverino’s 18 goals and 42 points followed by freshman Sam McCrillis with 15 goals. McCrillis lead the Cougars in assists with 11 and is just behind Yeverino in points with 41. Yeverino is tied for 2nd with 30 career goals.

  Barton is making its 3rd appearance at the national championships, but have yet to win a contest, going 0-2 each previous visit.


Darton College
Darton came out of the Southeast District beating Spartanburg Methodist College (SC) 3-0 to advance to the national tournament. The Cavaliers lost of their final 4 regular season games before getting on a roll in the post season. Darton had allowed just one goal in the post season, outscoring its foes 10-1 in 4 games.


Darton is under the direction of 4th year head coach Bart Sasnett. His teams have compiled a 48-23-1 record. This year is the 1ts time Darton has earned a bid to the NJCAA National Championships.


Mynor Perez has been the catalyst for Darton this season with 28 goals and 7 assists for 63 points. That ranks the sophomore from Los Angeles 3rd nationally in goals scored and 4th nationally in points. Perez played for Neosho Community College in the Jayhawk Conference during the 2004 season, earning 1st team All Region honors. He scored 22 goals that season for the Panthers.  

The Field
Win or lose, the Cougars will hook up with a team they have already played this season. Top seed Tyler (Texas) or No 8 seed Iowa Western will await Barton in the 2nd round. Barton lost to Iowa Western in the season-opening classic at Barton then tied Tyler (Texas) its home field 0-0. That tie is the only blemish on the Tyler record, which started the season ranked No 1 and never left that spot. Tyler is 17-0-1 on the year.


Tyler and Barton are the only 2 schools that return to the NJCAA Championship Tournament from last season. Monroe College (NY) is unbeaten on the season as well and will be the No 2 seed at 18-0. Cincinnati State has been ranked high all season as well and will take the No 3 seed with a 20-2 record.


Lincoln College (Ill) and Otero (Colo) round out the field as the 6th and 7th seeds. Lincoln is 16-1-4 while Otero is 16-1-1. Semifinal game and consolation games will be Friday then the teams will get Saturday off before championship Sunday.


NJCAA Championships at Tyler, Texas

Friday – 1st round
G1 – 2 Monroe (NY) (18-0) v 7 Otero (Colo) (16-1-1), 10 am
G2 – 3 Cincinnati State Tech (Ohio) (20-2-0) v 6 Lincoln College (Ill) (16-1-4), 12:30 pm
G3 – 1 Tyler (Tex) (17-0-1) v 8 Iowa Western (16-4-2), 3 pm
G4 – 4 Barton (19-3-1) v 5 Darton College (Ga) (17-5), 5:30 pm

Saturday – semifinals and consolation
G5 – Loser G1 v Loser G2, 10 am
G6 – Loser G3 v Loser G4, 12:30 pm
G7 – Winner G1 v Winner G2, 3 pm
G8 – Winner G3 v Winner G4, 5:30 pm 

Sunday – Final Round
G9 – Consolation Finals – 9 am
G10 – 3rd place game – 11 am
G 11 – Championship, 1 pm


Stats can be found at  

Nov 18 – v Darton 3 pm (NJCAA National Championships at Tyler, Texas)


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