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
  • Played striker for Cardiff City FC Under 19s in Cardiff, Wales
  • Played as U19 at international level  for Wales against England and Australia
  • Earned six caps, or six appearances on the Wales National Team
  • Named 2010 Sports Personality of the Year for The College Ystrad Mynach
  • 100m and 800m champion for Welsh Schools
  • Enrolling in DCTC Exercise and Sport Science program
  • Played with and is personal friends with Aaron Ramsey of the Premier League
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
  • Native of London, England
  • Played attacking and defensive center midfielder for the London Kingsbury Tigers in 2005 and 2006
  • Spent two years with Wealdstone FC
  • Enrolling in Exercise and Sports Science program
  • Enjoys learning about anything related to sports, including coaching
  • Mohamed Kallon, a professional player formally with FC Internazionale Milano, or Inter, lived with his family
  • Looking forward to starting college career in America at DCTC
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
  • Graduate of Rosemount High School in Rosemount, Minn.
  • Played goalkeeper for Minnesota Thunder Academy while playing keeper for the Irish in competitive Lake Conference
  • Started varsity EHS-RHS Wild Irish lacrosse
  • Cousin Ashley Rohwer started in goal for University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux
  • Plans to take general education courses at DCTC
  • Looks to continue her education to become a veterinarian
  • Volunteers at local animal hospital

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
  • Graduate of Como Park High School in St.Paul
  • Midfielder and two-time all-conference player on Cougars soccer
  • Senior year named MVP
  • Led team to region finals in state playoffs
  • Recruited heavily by NCAA as club player for Minnesota Thunder Academy
  • Enrolling in Exercise and Sports Science program
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
  • Native of Wales, U.K.
  • Left-sided player for Neuadd Wen FC
  • Helped win the North Gwent Football League
  • Neuadd reached finals of Tom Perkins Cup
  • Played for Newport County U18s, a club in England one level below second division
  • Named 2007 Most Improved Player Award with Cwrt Rawlin FC
  • Two-time Player of the Year with Cwrt Rawlin FC (2008–09)
  • Third-place holder in 300m for Welsh Schools
  • Champion member of Welsh Schools relay team
  • Enrolling in Exercise and Sports Science program
  • Looking forward to career as physical education teacher/coach
  • Massive fan of Manchester United
  • Considers fellow Welshman Ryan Giggs MU’s Finest (Coach Stoltz agrees)

Blue Knights vs. IHCC Falcons (14Oct09)

Kaci Baird-Schienbein
Cassie Cournoyer
  • Graduate of South Saint Paul High School in South St. Paul
  • Played varsity soccer as Packer for three years
  • Played both stopper and sweeper as center back
  • Plays club soccer as midfielder in South St. Paul
  • Extensive playing background ice hockey with South St. Paul H.S. Packers, one of the most storied programs in state
  • Graphic Design Technology major at DCTC.
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
  • Graduate of Arlington High School in St. Paul, Minn.
  • Born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • Moved to Ghana, West Africa, before moving to Minnesota in 2006
  • Most Valuable Player for Arlington Phoenix soccer
  • St. Paul All-Conference in 2009
  • Plays club soccer in MRSL
  • Enrolling in DCTC Exercise and Sport Science program
Johanna Harrison
  • Graduate of Al Adhwa School in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • Originally from Whitehaven, England
  • Played most of her club soccer with the Eden Prairie Soccer Club
  • Primarily plays midfield and forward
  • Interested in Interior Design program, or general education courses for transfer to a university
  • Father, Wayne Harrison, a professional player in England and Europe
    • now serves as academy director of coaching for the Al Ain Football Club in UAE
    • Helped launch DCTC Soccer program when served as DCTC associate soccer coach in 2003 and 2004
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.