MVC Student Athletes Prepare for Fall Seasons

5 years 2 months 4 days ago Monday, August 13 2012 Aug 13, 2012 Monday, August 13, 2012 12:23:20 PM CDT August 13, 2012 in Sports
Source: Andy Pulverenti - Press Release

MARSHALL, MO -- Dozens of Missouri Valley College student-athletes reported to campus last week, to get preparations started for the upcoming fall 2012 sports season. The first practices of the season officially started Friday morning, as the fall sports teams of football, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, rodeo, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf, cheer, and dance begin their work toward successful seasons.

The Viking football team starts their work toward a potential second straight Heart of America Athletic Conference championship, by opening practice Friday. The Vikings were picked to finish in second place in conference play, in the preseason conference coaches poll released Tuesday. A new addition was made to the Viking football staff as Bryan Hiller was hired to take over as the offensive line coach, coming over after spending five seasons on the staff at Culver-Stockton College. The Vikings will open up their football season Saturday, Sept. 1 at McPherson (Kan.) College.

Another Viking team trying to defend their 2011 HAAC championship is the men's soccer team who started practice Friday, with the first game of their season set for Saturday, Aug. 18 in their annual Alumni Game in Marshall. Head Coach Vladimir Simic will look to build off the success of 2011 which included the conference championship, and a berth into the NAIA National Tournament. Joining Coach Simic's staff is Assistant Coach Robert Peters. The Vikings open practice with 70 players, including 30 new players to the program.

The Lady Viking soccer team opened up practice Friday, as Head Coach Drew Hawkins will be joined by new Assistant Coach Holly Brisbee, who comes over after two seasons as head coach at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The first game of the season for the Lady Vikings will be Friday, Aug. 17 at McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill.

The Missouri Valley women's volleyball team opened up work for their 2012 season with practice Friday, bringing in lots of new faces. Taking over as head coach is Brett Holt, who served as an assistant during the 2011 season. Joining Coach Holt's staff this season is assistant coaches Ashley Jackson and Kyle South. The volleyball team brings in 30 players, including six freshman and six transfers to the program. The season starts for the Lady Viking's Friday, Aug. 24 playing in the Mount Mercy Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Missouri Valley College rodeo team will get their 2012-2013 season started with the annual MVC Viking Stampede Rodeo Sept. 20-22 in Marshall. Coach Ken Mason will look to guide the men's and women's teams back to the College National Finals Rodeo, where the men finished in third as a team in June. A total of 54 student-athletes are expected to be on this year's rodeo team, including 13 new freshman or transfer students, with the addition of Kasey Chism to the coaching staff, serving as an assistant coach.

The Missouri Valley men's and women's cross country teams started their first practice early Friday morning, as they prepare for the 2012 season. Coach Nathan Christianson and Assistant Coach Jessica Green have brought in new Assistant Coach Melissa Morrow for the upcoming season. The teams will get their 2012 campaign started Friday, Aug. 31 with the University of Missouri meet in Columbia.

Head Coach Ryan Carney will have the men's and women's tennis teams at Missouri Valley play a brief fall schedule, as the two teams will play in three tournaments in September, highlighted by the Missouri Valley College Fall Tournament Sept. 7-8.

The Missouri Valley College men's and women's golf teams will also hold a brief fall schedule, with the men playing in four tournaments, and the women playing in three tournaments in September and October. Their fall season will wrap up Oct. 22-23 with the MVC Fall Invitational at Indian Foothills Park in Marshall.

The Missouri Valley cheer team will come into the 2012-2013 season, following a successful year in 2011, as the team finished as National runner-up in the NAIA Small Co-Ed Division at the 2012 NCA National Cheer Competition in April. Head Coach Kristin Lyming brings in 31 members to the cheer squad, including 12 freshman and three transfers. Joining Coach Lyming is Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeremy Dawson.

Missouri Valley is set to bring back a dance team for the 2012-2013 season, with Rachel Winterton taking over the head coaching duties. Coach Winterton plans to build the program, and create a competitive dance team.

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