2012 JEFFERSON COLLEGE ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES (12-13-12)
The Jefferson College Athletics Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce three inductees as the Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2012: Rita Fischer-Bauman (Volleyball, 1986-1988), Willie Lee(Men’s Basketball, 1966-1967) and Men’s Soccer National Champion Team (2006).
2006 SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
In the second year of Jefferson College’s men’s soccer program, the 2006 team claimed the Men’s Division I Soccer crown by winning the title game of the NJCAA National Tournament. The 2006 Viking soccer team, which carried a roster of 27 players, finished their season with a 21-3-2 overall record and is the only Jefferson College athletics team to ever win a national title.
The trek to the 2006 NJCAA National Title began when the Vikings captured a 4-1 semi-final win over East Central College and a 6-1 final win over St. Louis Community College-Forest Park to claim the NJCAA Region XVI title. Those wins allowed Jefferson to advance to the NJCAA Central District where they defeated Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville, KS, 6-0 in the first play-off game and Laramie County Community College, Laramie, WY, 4-2, in the final game of the district play-off.
In the first round of the 2006 NJCAA Men’s Division I Soccer National Tournament held at Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX, Jefferson faced Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL, an opponent the Vikings had defeated 1-0 in a regular season game. Two goals by Hassan Ibrahim and a single goal by Claudio Dantas gave the Vikings their first round, 3-1 victory over Illinois Central.
In the semi-final round, thanks to a goal by Claudio Dantas, the Vikings were able to defeat College of DuPage 1-0, moving the team into the national title game after playing its second, full season of intercollegiate soccer.
In the national title game, one goal by Judner Joseph and another by Rhamon Silva, provided the scoring needed to defeat Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ, 2-1 in an overtime thriller. At the award ceremony after the national title game Jefferson College head coach Steve Peck was named 2006 NJCAA Tournament Coach of the Year and NJCAA All-American Claudio Dantas was named as the tournament Most Valuable Player while Judner Joseph and Hassan Ibrahim were each named to the All-Tournament team.
Brian Hoener, Fontbonne University Head Coach
Ricardo Garza, Jeffeson College Head Coach
Jake Alvernia, Missouri Baptist University Head Coach
Nenad Curcic, Lindenwood University Assistant Coach
Jon Fridal, Maryville University Assistant Coach
Nash Todorovic, Lindenwood University Assistant Coach
WELCOME to the SPECIAL NEEDS SOCCER ASSOCIATION, SPENSA
The Special Needs Soccer Association, SPENSA, is a Not-for-Profit, St. Louis-based soccer program for young people with disabilities.
This program is open to any boy or girl with a disability, ages 5-21. It is designed to bring the excitement and fun of playing soccer to players who traditionally have not had a place in the youth soccer system. Games are normally played at the Anheuser Busch Soccer Park. The park is located at I-270 and Highway 44. If you require directions, please give us a call.
SPENSA is free of charge to all of these very special children. The program is privately funded through the generous donations of individuals and corporations, as well as many local Select Soccer Clubs.
Rollins College - Florida
Saint Louis Community College (Meramec)
DuBourg High School - State Champions
US Soccer Goalkeeping License
US Soccer C Coaching License
NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 License
Coaching Experience (College & High School)
SIU Edwardsville: 9 years
2001 Final Four
2004 Final Four - Second Place
2005 Final Four
Whitfield High School: Consultant
Vianney High School: 4 years
Webster University (Women): 8 years
Saint Louis Community College (Meramec): 10 years
Coaching Experience (Clubs) and Professional Teams
Missouri Olympic Development Program (ODP) State Coach
River Cities FC - WPSL
2006 WPSL Final Four (2nd Place) - Goalkeeper of the Year Award
Saint Louis Scott Gallagher Illinois
Busch Soccer Club: 15 years
Metro United (Illinois)
JB Marine, Mid Rivers, Kolping, Coke