Men's Soccer

FALCONS INK EDDIE HOWE

EDDIE HOWEEDDIE HOWEFalcons Sign their first SLUH Student

Continuing to build for the 2014 season, East Central College soccer Head Coach Kean Barclay signed his first student from St. Louis University High School.
Eddie Howe, a central defender for SLUH and the Sporting St. Louis Rangers U-18 Team, signed a national letter of intent to play for ECC this fall. Coach Barclay said Eddie is a top quality student-athlete.

ECC SOCCER SIGNS MICHAEL MCLEMORE

MICHAEL MCLEMOREMICHAEL MCLEMOREECC Signs Michael McLemore

Returning to the Lone Star State, East Central College soccer Head Coach Kean Barclay signed Michael McLemore (Round Rock, Texas) to a National Letter of Intent Friday, Jan. 24.

McLemore, a defender for Round Rock High School and the Lonestar Soccer Club of Austin, is the third Texan to join East Central’s program and first from outside the Dallas area.

“I love to win,” McLemore said. “I always play hard. I don’t like to give up.”

GAVIN PRSHA SIGNS WITH EAST CENTRAL

GAVIN PRSHAContinuing to build for the 2014 season, East Central College recently signed Parkway West senior midfielder Gavyn Prsha to its soccer team. ECC Head Coach Kean Barclay says Prsha has attributes that can be very effective in the Falcon program.

JAKE ERWIN SIGNS WITH ECC SOCCER

Jake Erwin SigningJake Erwin SigningECC’s First Soccer Signing for 2014

Jake Erwin from St. Francis Borgia High School in Washington, Missouri is the first new student-athlete to sign a letter of intent to play soccer for the East Central College Soccer Falcons for the 2014 season.

“It’s a real honor to sign with the Falcons”, Erwin said. “It is good to stay close to home, and I think East Central is going to be an excellent fit.”

REGION TOURNAMENT WIN FOR FALCONS

Adrian SalazarAdrian SalazarA high scoring game had East Central College (12-9) coming out victorious in the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Region 16 Tournament over Metropolitan Community College- Blue River by a score of 4-3. The game was a tough battle for the Falcons who were looking to avenge a 2-1 regular season loss in the last seconds of double overtime against the Trailblazers. The Falcons found the back of the net early to take the lead 2-0 on goals by Dylan Cassidy and Adrian Salazar.

MCCAC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM NAMED

MCCAC 1st Team All-Conference- Andrew Hamerlinck and Vadim CojocovThe Midwest Community College Athletic Conference selections were made and the top two performers on the East Central College squad were named 1st Team All-Conference: ECC sophomores Andrew Hamerlinck and Vadim Cojocov. Andrew led the team throughout the regular season with his defensive prowess in the nets. Recording five shutouts on the season, the Falcons were held in many games due to the outstanding play of Andrew Hamerlinck.

EAST CENTRAL FALCONS PREVAIL OVER HEARTLAND HAWKS

Adrain SalazarAdrain SalazarTrying to overcome injuries and gain momentum heading into the post season, the East Central College Falcons flew over the Heartland Hawks by a score of 4-0. Andrew Hamerlinck, ECC goalkeeper, was able to keep a clean sheet as the Hawks were blanked in the match. ECC is now 11-8 on the season with one game remaining in the regular season against Lincoln College. Vadim Cojocov scored two more goals to give him a team leading 19 goals on the season.

FALCONS SOAR PAST ROUGHRIDERS

Vadim Cojocov ShootingVadim Cojocov ShootingAs the regular season winds down, the Falcons are soaring. A 2-1 win over the Crowder College Roughriders on the road has ECC at 10-8 on the season. A tough schedule throughout the fall has seen ECC win or lose by narrow margins. As the playoffs approach, the Falcons hope to continue to add to the win column. ECC was trailing 1-0 early in the match until Gino Bono connected on a diving header from a rebound to notch the score at 1-1.

ECC WINS BATTLE OVER ARCHERS

Andrew HamerlinckAndrew HamerlinckAnother Falcon victory has East Central above the .500 mark at 9-8 on the season. A 2-0 win over the St. Louis Community College Archers was the lone conference victory of the season for ECC. Andrew Hamerlinck , ECC goalkeeper, recorded his 4th shutout on the season in which he had to make two big saves to keep the Archers out of the net. After a couple of chances in front of the STLCC goal, the Falcons were awarded a penalty kick when Gino Bono was taken down in the box.

FALCONS STREAK PAST CENTRAL METHODIST JV EAGLES

Zakarie Merzouk ChalleningZakarie Merzouk ChalleningThe Falcons (8-7) were able to fly over the Eagles of Central Methodist University JV with a 6-0 score line in an away match. ECC traveled to Fayette, MO in order to collect their eighth victory of the season. The scoring opened up quickly for the Falcons as Zac Merzouk scored in the 3rd minute of the game on assist from David Moore. The Falcons have been on a scoring assault in their past two matches scoring six goals in each game.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
East Central College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Inquiries/concerns regarding civil rights compliance as it relates to student programs and services may be directed to Ina Hays, Vice President of Student Development, 131 Buescher Hall, 1964 Prairie Dell Road, Union, MO 63084, (636) 584-6565 or stnotice@eastcentral.edu.