Owens Community College men's soccer plays host to Mercyhurst Northeast
Saturday, September 1 to open the 2001 season. Starting at 3 p.m., all
home matches are played at the College's new Soccer Field.
Led by Head Coach Art Johnson, the Express return four players, including Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) leading goal scorer (23) Fabio Cardoso, to a squad which finished with a 6-13-3 record during the 2000 season. Now entering its fourth season as an Owens athletic program, the Express looks to improve upon a fourth place finish in the OCCAC.
This year, the soccer program is moving from Division III to Division II. The change allows the College to offer scholarships to pay for tuition, fees and books for its student-athletes.
The home schedule includes matches against Cincinnati State, Cuyahoga CC, University of Findlay JVs, Delta College, Southern State CC, Macomb CC, Columbus State CC and Lakeland CC.
Sophomores on the Express roster include: Andy Francis of Temperance, Michigan, (Bedford High School), Fabio Cardoso of Maumee (Bowsher High School), Dustin Collins of Toledo (Bowsher High School) and Derek Ochoa of Toledo (Whitmer High School).
The freshmen players are: Dustin Schimmoeller of Perrysburg (Eastwood High School), Bronson Lipinski of Waterville (Anthony Wayne High School), Sean Brown of Perrysburg (Perrysburg High School), Valery Villena of Maumee (International High School at LaGuardia Community College), Eduardo Ramirez of Perrysburg (Waite High School), Robby Sumbry of Perrysburg (Perrysburg High School), Juan Guzman of Bowling Green (San Benito High School), Ahmad Roudbari of Rossford (Al Romithya High School), Jonathan Loo of Rossford (Rossford High School), Jeff Brown of Perrysburg (Perrysburg High School), Ben Gutek of Maumee (Springfield High School), Freddie Ngwashi of Holland (I.T.C. Matunda High School), Paul Rizzo III of Findlay (Miamisburg High School), Martin Anaya of Bowling Green (San Benito High School) and Mike Ringle of Ottawa Lake, Michigan, (Stateline Christian High School).
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