Facing the most challenging schedule in its three-year history, the DCTC men’s soccer program managed to move up the ranks and finished 10-11-1, with seven of the losses being at the hands of top-ten teams from the scholarship division.
The season closed for the Blue Knights in the NJCAA Regional semifinals, with a 2-3-overtime loss to eighth-ranked Marshalltown.
The 2006 men’s squad had 14 freshmen on its 27-man roster, with hopes of building through stronger recruiting efforts next year. Leading scorer for the Blue Knights was Vincent Mbibi with 21 points (9 goals, 3 assists), with Isaak Haile and Akey Jumale each earning 13 points and Sam Tesfaye earning 12 points.
1st Team All Region
Kerby Camacho (Burnsville, MN)
Eric Weah (Burnsville, MN)
2nd Team All Region
T.J. Haag (Apple Valley, MN)
Jacob Belanger (Pillager, MN)
Antonio Coria (Minneapolis, MN)
Issak Haile (St. Louis Park, MN)
Sam Tesfaye (Hopkins, MN)
Steven Langemaack (Burnsville, MN)
Vincent Mbibi (Golden Valley, MN)
Marwa Omot Akway (Minneapolis, MN)
The women’s soccer team finished the 2006 season with an overall record of 4-10-2.
The Blue Knights struggled early, losing All-American Kasey Dobbs to injury during the preseason and suffering six, one-goal losses. Despite this, the team did manage to find a number of young stars, with 13 freshmen getting many valuable minutes of playing time.
Emily Darmer led the team with 29 points (13 goals, 3 assists), and Keely Anderson earned 22 points (7 goals, 8 assists).
With nine returning starters, the Blue Knights hope to make progress towards a second regional championship in the program’s four-year history.
1st Team All Region
Emily Darmer (Crystal, MN)
Keely Anderson (Spring Valley, WI)
Kim Miller (Inver Grove Heights, MN)
Jessica Garcia (Apple Valley, MN)
Julie Selves (Yankton, SD)
Mariel Lopez-Ocotoxtle (Minneapolis, MN)
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