Record-breaking team takes to the field again.
Last season, a roaring Cougar soccer squad went 13-4-1 in the regular season to advance to the AMC championship. The Cougars then secured their sixth AMC championship and hosted the opening round of the NAIA championship, winning the first game before falling in a 2-1 heartbreaker against the University of Rio Grande (Ohio).
The soccer squad has been ranked No. 14 this season. Look for newcomers Trey Bristow, Adam McChesney, Matt McKenna, Edgar Reyna and Jovan Ilic to add depth to a veteran team that includes seniors Ken Searles, St. George’s, Grenada, named NAIA All-American honorable mention, and sophomore Nikola Velickovic, from Cacak, Serbia, who was named 2009 AMC Co-Freshman of the Year and Third Team All-American.
With last season's 16 wins, head coach John Klein has now won more games (123) than any other Columbia College soccer coach.
The Cougars play three exhibition games before starting the regular season. The next, an alumni game, is scheduled for this Friday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium in Columbia, Mo. The home opener is on Aug. 28 against John Brown University. Columbia takes on some tough competition this season, including NCAA Division I member the University of Missouri-Kansas City and NCAA Division II defending national champions Fort Lewis University.
Columbia Cougars soccer schedule