Athletics

Soccer Teams Bursting with Incoming Freshman

Coach Stoltz reports new wave of players packed with talent and experience

Soccer season at DCTC gets underway Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Both the women and men’s soccer teams will be starting practice sessions at the Ames Soccer Complex on the college’s Rosemount campus with rosters strengthened by incoming freshman. Cam Stoltz, athletic coordinator and head coach of both teams, reported that recruitment has been great. The player pool for the women stands at 20–25 with the men at 30–35.

New Blue Knights

Matthew Jarman
Cassie Solis
  • Graduate of Farmington High School in Farmington, Minn.
  • Played midfield and fullback on Tiger varsity for two years
  • Liked to attack and go forward even as fullback
  • Enrolled in DCTC Child Development program with plans to transfer and obtain bachelor’s degree in elementary education
  • Looking forward to career as school teacher
  • Grandfather played college football for the University of North Dakota
Hugo Cardoza
  • Native of Fontana, Calif.
  • Both brother and father were professional soccer players in Chile
  • Played on three high school championship teams as offensive midfielder
  • As a sophomore, scored game-winning goal that propelled his team to first playoff appearance in 15 years and eventual Citrus Belt League championship
  • Enrolled in Welding Technology program with plans to take general education course
  • Won a SkillsUSA award in 2009 as one of the most skilled welders in a trade program in California
Hanna Schulzetenberg
  • Graduate of Eastview High School in Apple Valley, Minn.
  • Played central full back, or stopper, for Lightning
  • Earned All-Section Award and All-Lake Conference Honorable Mention
  • Teammates voted her “Miss Tackle”
  • Played club soccer for Lakeville Premier Soccer over the last five seasons
  • Plans to earn bachelor’s degree in psychology after earning general education credits at DCTC
  • Father a member of 1970 and 1971 state basketball tournament teams from Melrose, Minn.,
  • Her motto: “If it is in my way, I will go through it!”
Benny Kargbo
Sandy Dyer
  • Native of Perth, Australia
  • Goalkeeper on Premier League club in Western Australia
  • Center midfielder in Division Three and Premier League reserves
  • Won “Harry Bush Encouragement Award” from her club for team dedication and improvement from start to end of season
  • Enrolling in Exercise and Sports Science program
  • Comes from sports-orientated family
  • Her “Mum” was state-league softball player in Australia—where the sport is huge
  • Can’t wait to play at college level soccer in U.S.
Jair Delgado
  • Native of Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Moved to U.S. at age of 1
  • Graduate of Lakeville North High School in Lakeville, Minn.
  • Three-year varsity letter winner on Panthers soccer team
  • Played attacking center midfielder and sometimes on the wing
  • Panthers won 2007 Lake Conference championship with a 17–1–2 record
  • Received All-Conference honors as senior, helping Lakeville North reach state tournament for first time
  • Club experience with Lakeville Premier since age 14
  • Enrolling in Accounting program
  • Plans to transfer and eventually earn masters degree
  • Father played with Atlante FC in Mexico as a reserve
Amber Hawk

Blue Knights vs. RCTC Yellowjackets (02Sep09)

Jake Goodman
  • Played four-year varsity forward at Central High School in Lacrosse, Wis.
  • 2008 Conference Player of the Year
  • Red Raiders leading scorer for past two years
  • Led conference in scoring in 2009 and 2008
  • Won conference 2009 Sportsmanship Award
  • Plays club soccer for CRM\La Crescent Youth
  • Enrolling in Industrial Distribution program and taking general education courses for transfer
Isak Gutu
Brandon Mathison
  • Graduate of Eagan High School in Eagan, Minn.
  • Played soccer for Wildcats in Lake Conference
  • Played premier soccer for the Lakeville Soccer Club
  • Currently playing under 19 in Eagan
  • Already taking summer courses at DCTC
  • Plans to take general education courses and eventually earn bachelor’s degree in computer science or networking
Richard Adams

Blue Knights vs. IHCC Falcons (14Oct09)

Kaci Baird-Schienbein
Cassie Cournoyer
Katia Galvan
  • Graduate of Humboldt Senior High School in St. Paul, Minn.
  • Played high school soccer as a midfielder and forward for the Hawks
  • Named Most Valuable Player sophomore and senior seasons
  • High school career capped when she was named “Player of the Year” in St. Paul City Conference; also named to State Senior All-Star Classic in Metrodome
Justin Burt
  • Graduate of Norwood Young America High School in Norwood Young America, Minn.
  • Played midfielder in high school
  • Plays for Southwest United Stars in the U19 Minnesota State league
  • Scoring pure hat trick highlight of high school career
  • Enrolled in Accounting program at DCTC

Blue Knights vs. ARCC Golden Rams (18Sep09)

Alexis Osborn
  • Played soccer since eight years old
  • Played in Rosemount High School program.
  • Long-time member of Inver Grove Heights Heat Club
  • Member of two USA Cup championships
  • Practical Nursing major at DCTC
  • Spends spare time in outdoors & traveling to such places as Hawaii
  • Brother set to play NCAA soccer at University of Wisconsin at Superior
Rain Ozturk
  • Graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minn.
  • Played forward or midfield in U18 premier league with strong Eden Prairie club
  • Had stints with Edina and Hopkins soccer
  • Very strong tennis player, earning six varsity letters from seventh grade on; served as captain senior year
  • Plans to take general education at DCTC before earning bachelor’s degree at a university
Michelle Mizuhata
  • Graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School in Glencoe, Minn.
  • Plays midfield for Southwest Stars Soccer Club of Minnesota U19 West District
  • Plans to major is Graphic Design Technology at DCTC
Kelly Obarski
  • Graduate of Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minn.
  • Played soccer as an Eagle all four years
  • Long-time player for Valley United Soccer Cub (since 1999)
  • Plays forward and center midfield
  • Won Julie Havanes Award for Sportsmanship from AVHS her senior year
  • Enrolling in Dental Assistant program

Blue Knights vs. MCC Tigers (10Oct09)

Laura Breckon
  • Native of Scarborough, England
  • Former vice captain and full captain of Scarborough Ladies FC
  • Named Manager’s Player of the Year, the Player of the Year & Most Dedicated Player of the Year by Scarborough Ladies FC at U16s level
  • Represented North Yorkshire Schools U16s & U18s
  • Member of North Yorkshire u16s cross country squad
  • FA Level 1 coach
  • Enrolling in DCTC Exercise and Sport Science program
Alex Faux
Johanna Harrison
Joy Owusu-Achaiw
  • Native of the Republic of Ghana in West Africa
  • Attended Anglican Secondary School
  • Left-footed central midfielder from Kumasi in Ghana
  • Served as team captain on high school team that won the Milo Championship
  • Plays club soccer for the Kotoko U-20 of the Ghana National League
  • Named 2008 Best Player Under 17 by Ghana Football Association
  • Uncle Victor Achaiw, Minnesota Thunder player in 1998 and 1999

Additional recruits reporting to camp

  • Fabian Omana-Marin, Eastview High School in Apple Valley, Minn.
  • Johnny Manthei
  • Sorsor Augustine Jallah, transfer from Grandview College
  • Armah K. McCauley
  • Dominic Roberts
  • Chester Saba
  • Ryan Schlittler, Eagan High School &  Bangu Soccer Club
For more information about Blue Knights soccer, contact Head Coach Cam Stoltz at 651-423-8462, or visit GoBlueKnights.com.

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