Men’s soccer reaches new heights in 2011

Cameron Zimmerman celebrates with fans after scoring the double-overtime game-winning goal against Benedictine in the semifinals of the HAAC tournament.

It was a historic year for the men’s soccer team: a Fab Four appearance in the NAIA tournament and a steady climb in the national rankings. Starting at 18th in September, the team earned the second-place spot midway through the season and entered the national tournament ranked third.

  • In their fifth trip to the NAIA tournament, the Wildcats made their deepest run, playing tough against the eventual national champions, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), in the semifinal game. The Wildcats ended the season with a 20-2-1 record.
  • The team ranked second nationally with seven Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Goshen (Ind.) led the nation with eight.
  • The Wildcats shared the regular season Heart of America Athletic Conference title with Missouri Valley and placed second to Mid-America Nazarene in the HAAC tournament.

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5 Responses to “Men’s soccer reaches new heights in 2011”

  1. Terri Blake says:

    Way to go Men’s soccer!! You make us proud!!! I’m feelin’ the Baker Pride!!!

  2. SusanWade says:

    Whew what an amazing season!!
    Don’t forget to update your resumes with this achievement! We can help!
    Susan and Kelly, Your Career Services Team

  3. Swede Malm says:

    So many congratulations need to be made….men’s soccer team rated highest in BU history, final four, all american honors, coach of the year honors and most impressive of all…2nd in the nation for scholastic honrds.
    for the women same thing…winning HAA and HAA tourney, getting to elite 8, all american honors, coach of the year honors.
    it was great to be able to follow you on my computer. Many thanks to both teams and coaches.

  4. Steve Lowndes says:

    Congratulations to Men’s Soccer team on a fantastic season. They have been a real credit to themselves, to Nate & Davey, their parents and to Baker University. I have followed their progress throughout the season and they have produced some great performances and so many memorable moments. I managed to leave straight after the win against Grandview and fly out to see semi-final. They could not have given anymore, totally commited and determined, I was extremely proud to be there and support them in their heroic efforts. Well done Boys, have a great night you really deserve it. A superb group of young men.

    Steve Lowndes, Wales

  5. Valarie Murphy says:

    That Nate Houser sure is something! Congratulations to all!!! Great job!!