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Position: Director of Soccer
Houser has served as the Head Soccer Coach of both the men's and women's soccer teams since 2008 and was named the Director of Soccer in that same year. Houser led the men's team to the 2008 HAAC Tournament Championship and advanced to the NAIA Sweet 16.
The Wildcats have been ranked in the Top 10 five of Houser’s six years as head men's coach, including rankings in the Top 5 in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and were ranked as high as No. 2 in 2012.
He began his college coaching career as the women’s head coach in 2003 by guiding the Wildcats to their first-ever Region V playoff appearance.
In 2012 Baker's women's squad advanced to its third straight NAIA final site in the NAIA National Tournament with its 2-1 win over Bellevue in the NAIA Opening Round to advance to Orange Beach, Ala. The Wildcats also picked up some individual hardware along the way as senior Jordan Dolbin was named a Second Team NAIA All-American, Second Team NSCAA/Continental Tire All-American and impressively was named a 2012 Capital One Academic All-America College Division Second Team.
Sophomore defender Shelby Schiraldi joined Dolbin with a Third Team NAIA All-America honor and a Third Team NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America award.
Houser's men's team finished second in the 2012 HAAC regular season standings with a 5-2 HAAC record. Baker fell in the semifinals of the HAAC conference tournament to Missouri Valley in PK's to end the season 8-5-5. Baker posted eight All-HAAC players and Josh Rydberg earned a spot on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America College Division Second Team.
The Wildcats enjoyed their best season in the programs 27-year history in 2011 finishing the regular season 16-0-1, while ranking No. 3 in the nation and winning a share of the HAAC regular season title on their way to the programs first-ever appearance in the NAIA Final Four. Overall, Baker finished the year 20-2-1, and is set to challenge for the 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship.
In 2010, Houser guided the women’s soccer program to it’s first-ever NAIA National Tournament semifinals appearance, while also capturing the 2010 Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. The 'Cats followed up that historic season with a 2011 HAAC regular season and playoff championship. In the NAIA National Tournament, the Wildcats returned to the Elite Eight and finished the season with a 15-3-2 record. Baker had four players named NAIA and NSCAA All-Americans.
Houser won the HAAC Coach of the Year Award and NSCAA Plains Region Coach of the Year in 2011. With these honors, he became the first coach in the conference and region to win both the women’s and men’s award in the same season. In 2013, after guiding his men's team to a tie for the HAAC Regular Season conference championship, Houser was named HAAC Men's Co-Coach of the Year.
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2013 HAAC Men's Champions
2013 HAAC Men's Coach of the Year
2012 NAIA Women's Sweet 16
2011 NAIA Men's Final Four
2011 NAIA Women's Elite Eight
2011 Men's and Women's NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year
2011 HAAC Men's Coach of the Year
2011 HAAC Women's Coach of the Year
2010 NAIA Women's Final Four
2008 NAIA Men's Sweet 16
Professional Playing Career
After graduating from Baker in 1994, Houser enjoyed a 12-year professional soccer career. He spent 11 seasons with the Kansas City Comets and one with the St. Louis Steamers and the Baltimore Blast. Houser was an All-Star selection during the 1999 and 2000 seasons and an All-Pro selection in 2000. Houser also played outdoor soccer in the USL A-League for the Hampton Roads Mariners (1996), Rochester Rhinos (1997) and the Milwaukee Rampage (2000). Every team Houser appeared with went on to play in the post-season. In 1997 the Kansas City Comets won the NPSL championship. From 2000 to 2003 Houser was part of the U.S. National Team Futsal Player Pool.
Collegiate Playing Career
In 2007, Houser was inducted into the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame as the first men's soccer player. As a player Houser was a first team All-America selection in 1992 and 1993, as well as an NSCAA first team All-America selection. He garnered honorable mention status in 1991. Houser was Conference, District and Regional Player of the Year during that time as well. In 1992 he was part of the United States Olympic Festival and won a silver medal as part of the final field of 64 for the 1992 Olympic team. Nate finished his career with 162 points and still holds the season record for goals and points and is the career assist leader with 35. Houser also played in the Umbro Senior Bowl in the spring of 1994 before graduating.
Position: Head Golf Coach
Baker head men's and women's golf coach Karen Exon has been with the Baker athletics staff since the 1998 school year when she helped start the women's golf program as head coach.
She became the head men's golf coach in 2005 and has helped bring strong athletes not only on the golf course for competition but in the classroom as well.
Exon quickly built the women's team into a Heart of America Athletic Conference power with a third-place finish in 1999 with her first full team. In 2013 her squad won the University's first ever Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Golf Team Championship.
The Wildcats then competed in the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship tournament in Lincoln, Neb., at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Course. Baker finished in 26th-place as a team. Freshman Lindsey Mateer was named the HAAC Freshman of the Year.
The Wildcat men's golf team also had an outstanding 2012-13 season finishing the HAAC Tournament in second-place behind Central Methodist.
|2013 Men's Cross Country Roster|
|Cooper Clark||Sr.||Haysville, Kan.||Campus HS|
|Garrett McPherson||Sr.||Overland Park, Kan.||Shawnee Mission West HS|
|Andrew Heim||Jr.||Easton, Kan.||Pleasant Ridge HS|
|Ulrich Johanning||Jr.||Lawrence, Kan.||Lawrence HS|
|Vincent Tadokoro||Jr.||Lee's Summit, Mo.||Lee's Summit HS|
|Tosh Mihesuah||So.||Baldwin City, Kan.||Baldwin HS|
|Andrew Dare||Fr.||Olathe, Kan.||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|Andrew Emanuels||Fr.||Shawnee, Kan.||Kansas City Christian HS|
|Jamie Sturery||Fr.||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe South HS|
|Carter Breithaupt||Fr.||Overland Park, Kan.||St. James Academy|
|Corey Matteson||Fr.||Clovis, Calif.||Clovis HS|
|2013 Women's Cross Country Roster|
|Ashley McBride||Sr.||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe South HS|
|Jenna Stanbrough||Sr.||Emporia, Kan.||Emporia HS|
|Lauren Jaqua||Sr.||Lansing, Kan.||Lansing HS|
|Megan Rosa||Sr.||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe South HS|
|Kerry Kurta||Jr.||Overland Park, Kan.||Shawnee Mission South HS|
|Aadrian McCollum||Jr.||Fall River, Kan.
|Amanda Moody||Fr.||Ottawa, Kan.||Anderson County HS|
|Jillian Benson||Fr.||Lenexa, Kan.||Shawnee Mission West HS|
|Joeanna Feliciano||Fr.||Topeka, Kan.||Topeka HS|
|Rachael Ash||Fr.||Kansas City, Mo.||Kansas City Christian HS|
|Shelby Stephens||Fr.||Shawnee, Kan.||Desoto HS|
|2013 Men's Soccer Roster|
||GK||Fr.||5-10||Sedalia, Mo.||Smith-Cotton HS|
||GK||Fr.||6-1||Salina, Kan.||Salina Central HS|
|1||Matt Bickley||GK||Sr.||6-1||Overland Park, Kan.||Kansas City Christian|
|3||Andrew Poindexter||MF||So.||5-11||Raymore, Mo.||Ray-Pec HS|
|4||Austin Shiney||MF||So.||5-11||Topeka, Kan.||Washburn Rural HS|
||D||So.||6-4||Edmonton, Canada||Archbishop O'Leary HS|
|6||Kyle Young||D||Fr.||6-2||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley Northwest HS|
||MF||Fr.||5-10||Edmonton, Canada||Archbishop O'Leary HS|
|8||Andrew Meinking||F||So.||5-10||Kansas City, Mo.||St. Pius X HS|
||F||So.||6-2||Prosper, Texas||Prosper HS|
||MF||So.||5-7||Overland Park, Kan.||Creighton|
||F||Sr.||5-10||Prince George, Canada||Todd Secondary School
|12||Preston Phillips||F||Jr.||5-10||McKinney, Texas||UT-Tyler|
|13||Shemaiah Davis||D||Sr.||6-2||Kansas City, Kan.||Shawnee Mission North HS|
|14||Spencer Atkin||MF||Fr.||6-2||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe East HS|
|15||Cody Sliva||MF||Fr.||6-2||Shawnee, Kan.||Shawnee Mission Northwest HS|
|16||Clint Chapman||MF||So.||6-0||Baldwin City, Kan.||Baldwin HS|
|17||Tate Lancaster||D||Fr.||6-1||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley Northwest HS|
|18||Jordan Thacker||MF||Fr.||5-7||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley Northwest HS|
|19||Matt Hamm||MF||Fr.||5-9||Wichita, Kan.||Andover Central HS|
|20||Cameron Zimmerman||MF||Sr.||6-0||Wichita, Kan.||Maize HS|
|21||Andrew Miller||D||So.||6-2||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley West HS|
||MF||So.||6-2||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe South HS|
|23||Careme Gibson||MF||So.||5-6||Kingston, Jamaica||St. Georges College|
|25||Andy Griffin||MF||Sr.||6-5||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe East HS|
|Alex Henning||MF||Sr.||6-0||De Soto, Kan.||De Soto HS|
|Ethan Hays||MF||So.||6-0||Smithville, Mo.||Smithville HS|
|Sercan Gunbatar||MF/F||Sr.||6-0||Istanbul, Turkey||Suleyman Nazif|
|Shane Hunt||MF/F||So.||6-0||Overland Park, Kan.||Rockhurst HS|
|Careme Gibson||MF||So.||5-6||Kingston, Jamaica||St. Georges College|
||Salina, Kan.||Salina Central HS
||Parkville, Mo.||Park Hill HS
||Parkville, Mo.||Park Hill HS
||Shawnee, Kan.||Shawnee Mission Northwest HS
||London, England||Fazakerley HS
||Peculiar, Mo.||Raymore-Peculiar HS
||Overland Park, Kan.||Shawnee Mission South HS
||Lincoln College Prep Academy
|2013 Women's Soccer Roster|
||GK||Fr.||5-6||Riverton, Utah||Riverton HS|
|1||Rachel Theobald||GK||Jr.||5-8||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley West HS|
|2||Shelby Schiraldi||D||Jr.||5-6||Lenexa, Kan.||Shawnee Mission West HS|
|3||Kayla Infanti||F||Jr.||5-8||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe Northwest HS|
|4||Ashley Mauck||MF||Jr.||5-6||Lenexa, Kan.||Shawnee Mission West HS|
|5||Hillary Yoder||D||Jr.||5-6||Lawrence, Kan.||Lawrence Free State HS|
|6||Amber Pickering||D||Sr.||5-8||Sapulpa, Okla.||Sapulpa HS|
||MF||So.||5-6||Eldridge, Iowa||North Scott HS|
|8||Katie Hibbeler||MF/F||Fr.||5-6||Lake Waukomis, Mo.||Park Hill HS|
|9||Bailey Sosa||MF||Jr.||5-4||Emporia, Kan.||Emporia HS|
||F||Fr.||5-5||Edmonton, Canada||Archbishop O'Leary HS|
|11||Alexa Fryer||MF||Jr.||5-9||Fort Collins, Colo.||Fossil Ridge HS|
||MF||Fr.||5-4||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley Southwest HS|
||MF/F||Jr.||5-5||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe Northwest HS|
|14||Lesley Johnson||D||Jr.||5-6||Lenexa, Kan.||Shawnee Mission Northwest|
|15||Jenna Carducci||D||So.||5-4||Edmonton, Canada||Archbishop O'Leary HS|
|16||Jessica Hillebert||D/MF||Fr.||5-9||Topeka, Kan.||Washburn|
|17||Gabrielle Betsch||MF||Fr.||5-6||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley Southwest HS|
|18||Keeley Atkin||F||Fr.||5-7||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe East HS|
|19||Haley Fields||MF||Fr.||5-1||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe Northwest HS|
|20||Makenzie Hanson||MF||Fr.||5-5||Overland Park, Kan.||Blue Valley HS|
|21||Madison Armonoit||MF/F||Fr.||5-6||Fenton, Mo.||Rockwood Summit HS|
|22||Kaitlyn Pritchard||MF/F||Fr.||5-7||Spring Hill, Kan.||Spring Hill HS|
|23||Allison Haddad||MF||Fr.||5-4||Olathe, Kan.||Olathe Northwest HS|
|Hayley Seibel||MF||Fr.||5-3||Shawnee, Kan.||Mill Valley HS|
|2013-14 Bowling Schedule|
|10/12-13/13||at Midstates Championships - The Alley
|11/02-03/13||at Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge - Royal Crest Lanes||Lawrence, Kan.|
|11/09-10/13||at ISYL Leatherneck Classic - Miller Time Bowl||Davenport, Iowa|
|11/29-30/13||at National Collegiate Team Match Games - Bel-Air Bowl||Belleville, Ill.|
|12/18-19/13||at Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invitational - Sunset Station||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|12/20-21/13||at The Orleans||Las Vegas, Nev.|
|1/18-19/14||at ISBPA/Kegal Midwest Collegiate Classic - Western Bowl||Addison, Ill.|
|2/15-16/14||at Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic - Western Bowl||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|03/14-16/14||at USBC Intercollegiate Tournament||TBA|
|03/29-30/14||at NAIA Invitational Championships - Woodland Bowl||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|04/13-14/14||at USBC Intercollegiate Championships - Reno Sparks Convention Center||Reno, Nev.|
Position: Assistant Coach
Entering his third season as assistant coach, Levi Calhoun graduated from Baker University in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.
Calhoun has been instrumental in the Wildcats success on the mat during his tenure at his alma mater. He worked closely with two-time NAIA All-American Brandon Gebhardt throughout the heavyweights career.
Calhoun helped lead Gebhardt to back-to-back appearances in the 285-pound national championship match at the NAIA Wrestling National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa and worked with previous head coach Jimmy May to help qualify seven athletes for the national championship event last season.
During his time at Baker, Calhoun competed on the wrestling mat and the football field. He was a four-year starter for the Baker University football team and was a two-time First Team All-HAAC defensive tackle. Calhoun also wrestled at Baker from 2009-2011.
Calhoun was a two-time NAIA National Qualifier and finished his career with a fourth-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament to earn All-America status.
Position: QB & Receiver Coach
Kendall Bradley will enter his 5th season as a coach with the Wildcats in 2013. This will be Bradley’s 3rd season coaching Quarterbacks, as well as his 5th season as the Receiver’s Coach. He has also earned the title of Co-Offensive Coordinator, a role he will begin in 2013. In 2011 Bradley helped lead a passing offense that ranked 1st in the HAAC (top 20 in the NAIA) in multiple categories. Sophomore quarterback Jake Morse led the HAAC in completion percentage, ypg, and efficiency. Morse received 1st-Team All-HAAC honors in 2011 and was named HAAC Co-Offensive Player of the year in Bradley’s 1st season coaching Quarterbacks.
During Bradley’s tenure on the staff, the Wildcats have finished each season ranked in the top 25 poll. Baker finished #23 in 2009 and 2010, and #21 in 2011. Coach Bradley also serves as the video coordinator and head JV coach for the Wildcats.
Bradley played quarterback at Baker from 2004-2008. He earned his B.S. in Exercise Science, as well as his MLA in Management and Leadership from Baker University. Kendall's wife, Jenn, is also a Baker graduate.
Position: Offensive Coordinator
Other Position: Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Overseeing the offense, offensive line, and strength program, Miguel Regalado joined Baker University in 2008.
In charge of the offensive line in his first year in 2008, he guided a unit that paved the way for running back Richie Bryant who led the HAAC in rushing with over 1,300 yards on his way to becoming the 5th leading rusher in the NAIA. The 2008 unit also protected quarterback Mack Brown who threw for over 3,000 yards and was 4th in the NAIA in passing.
In 2009 with three new starters on the offensive line Regalado’s group once again opened holes for Richie Bryant who led the HAAC in rushing for a second consecutive season with over 1,200 yards
In 2011 Regalado was promoted by head coach Mike Grossner to offensive coordinator. Sophomore quarterback Jake Morse had a breakout year leading the HAAC in passing, throwing 17 touchdowns to only four interceptions en route to being named HAAC Co-offensive player of the year. Senior running back John Babb also led the HAAC in rushing and was named the 1st-Team All-HAAC running back.
Most recently in 2012, Baker had a balanced attack with 2,056 yards rushing and 2,110 yards passing for a total of 4,166 for an average of 378.7 yards per game. Under Regalado's direction, the Wildcats ran for 23 touchdowns and threw for 20 and averaged 26.9 points per game.
Regalado is proud to have coached a 1st-Team All-HAAC offensive lineman five straight years: Andy Bibb (08), Clint Benge (09), Billy Chambers (10), and Aaron Rieschick (11 and 12). Both Bibb and Benge also earned NAIA All-American honors.
Miguel and wife Heather are parents of a son and daughter, Jalen and Ava.