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12.6.11 | Soccer

Baker soccer program sets school-record with five NAIA All-Americans

2011 NAIA All-Americans

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In a year that saw the Baker women’s soccer team advance to its second consecutive NAIA National quarterfinal and the Baker men’s soccer team advance to its first ever NAIA National semifinal, the teams set another record on Monday afternoon when the NAIA announced that five players from the Wildcat soccer programs had been named NAIA All-Americans.

Seniors Alix Schiraldi (Lenexa, Kan.) and Maggie Dupes (Fallbrook, Calif.), along with junior Jordan Dolbin (La Mirada, Calif.) were all named NAIA All-Americans on the women’s side. Schiraldi and Dolbin were named to the third-team, while Dupes was an honorable mention.

12.2.11 | Men's Soccer

Wildcats fall to No. 1 Lindsey Wilson in NAIA Semifinals

Great Season

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Eight-time national champion Lindsey Wilson defeated Baker University 2-0 Friday evening at the Orange Beach Sportsplex, ending Baker’s historic run to the NAIA Men’s National Championship semifinals.

The second-seeded Blue Raiders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead just 10 minutes into the contest when Eddy Campbell netted the first tally of the game thanks to a shot into the box from Mat Luak.

No. 3 Baker (20-2-1) was outshot 6-4 on goal and 14-13 overall. Odaine Sinclair finished the contest as Baker’s overall shot leader with five, one of which was on goal.

12.2.11 | Men's Soccer

Men’s soccer ranks second nationally with seven NAIA Scholar-Athletes

NAIA Scholar-Athletes

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – As the Baker University men’s soccer team sits just hours away from participating in its first-ever NAIA Final Four, the NAIA has announced the Wildcats ranked second nationally with seven Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Nick Aguilar (Olathe, Kan.), Tony Weber (Olathe, Kan.), Michael Sheridan (Golden, Colo.), Drew Clement (Lenxa, Kan.), Laeth Hamil (Olathe, Kan.), Richard Klein (Prince George, Canada), and Josh Rydberg (Olathe, Kan.) were all named to the elite list.

12.1.11 | Men's Soccer

No. 3 Baker faces No. 1 Lindsey Wilson in NAIA Semifinal showdown

High-Flying Wildcats

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Baker University men’s soccer team will have its shot at advancing to the programs first-ever NAIA National Championship game on Friday evening when the third-ranked Wildcats face top-ranked Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) at 6 p.m., CST from the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

No. 3 Baker (20-1-1) is coming off a 3-1 victory over No. 6 Grand View (Iowa) in the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Quarterfinals.

11.30.11 | Men's Soccer

No. 3 Baker advances to first-ever NAIA Final Four with 3-1 victory over Grand View

Final Four

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Baker men’s soccer team is headed to its first-ever NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Semifinal game after defeating Grand View (Iowa), 3-1 on Wednesday evening.

Nick Aguilar put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first just 13 minutes into the contest after receiving a ball from Andy Griffin. Grand View answered late in the first half after Lucas Heitor-Piffer evened the score at 1-1 on a penalty kick.

11.28.11 | Men's Soccer

Baker knocks off Hutson-Tillotson (Texas) in overtime, 1-0

Elite Eight

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Baker men’s soccer team is headed to the final round of eight teams for the first time in school history after knocking off Hutson-Tillotson 1-0 on Monday afternoon.

After playing scoreless in regulation, junior Nate Byarly received a ball off a set piece header from Donny George to lift Baker to its first-ever NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship round of eight game.

11.27.11 | Men's Soccer

Baker men face Hutson-Tillotson (Texas) in first final site game since 2008

Baker Men Sweet 16

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – The Baker University men’s soccer team returns to the final round site of 16 teams for the first time since 2008. Third-ranked Baker (18-1-1) will square off with unseeded Hutson-Tillotson (Texas) at 5 p.m., CST Nov. 28 from the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

“We’ve got a chance to showcase what we’re all about now on the national stage,” said head coach Nate Houser. “This is something the guys have been striving to get back to since our last appearance in 2008.”

11.19.11 | Men's Soccer

Baker advances to round of 16 with 2-0 victory over Oklahoma Wesleyan

Alabama Bound

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s soccer team is headed back to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championships final round of 16 after knocking off Oklahoma Wesleyan 2-0 Saturday evening.

Donny George put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 20th minute off a corner kick from Tom Lowndes to give the Wildcats and early edge.

“Getting that first goal for us was huge,” said head coach Nate Houser. “We hadn’t had a lead early like that in a few games and I think we got back to who we are and what we’re about.”

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