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10-9

4-5

 

6th of 10

 

Lost 1

Lost (1-3) vs. Marian University

2017-2018 season

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April 20, 2020

MVNU junior Missy Emery is a force on campus. She is a triple-major in Marketing, Management and Public Relations, competes on the track team, is a key defender for the varsity women’s soccer team, and in the summer of 2019, she landed an internship in with the Red Cross in Washington D.C.

Following a lead from Athletic Director Chip Wilson, Emery applied for the Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Internship because she is interested in working for a nonprofit organization in the future and admires “the rich history and impact” of the American Red Cross. She was then selected to be one of 14 student athletes from the NAIA to take part in the two-week program. The internship is centered around training student athletes to become advocates for the American Red Cross and to develop a plan to host blood drives on their respective campuses. It focuses on “building our leadership skills, understanding of the American Red Cross and what they do and comprehending the importance of blood donation,”...

December 9, 2019

The MVNU women’s soccer team made their way to the national tournament in California on Friday, Nov. 22. The varsity head coach, Sarah Maracani, said that this was only the second time in MVNU sports history that the women’s soccer team had made it to the national tournament. 

The team competed against Embry Riddle on that Friday but ended up losing with a final score of 4-1. “We took the lead 1-0 in the first half and went into halftime 1-1. We had to push numbers forward because of some injuries and defensively were not as strong as we were the entire season, but the girls never quit despite the score,” said Maracani. 

Despite the loss in the national tournament, the women’s soccer team has had a tremendous season full of successes. For the second year in a row, they were able to host the Crossroads League tournament and won the game for the first time in program history. 

Maracani said, “We are looking forward to building off the success we had this season. We are losing two incredible...

September 20, 2019

The MVNU women’s soccer team kicked off their season with a great start! The Lady Cougars are now 8 games into the season with a record of 5-2-1. 

The Crossroads League is one of the top conferences in the country, especially for women’s soccer. “It is an extremely competitive conference which makes it fun to be a part of. Last year we finished 4th in the conference and I think that we can compete again this year for another top four finish,” said Varsity Head Coach Sarah Maracani. 

From the very start of the season, the team has set a variety of goals on and off the field. Coach Maracani stated, “We want to host the first conference tournament game, get a bid to nationals, having a variety of girls score for us, having a 3.6 team GPA or higher, support other fall teams, and many more – but those are a few!” 

Senior goalkeeper, Anna Chrysler, has set her personal goals for the season as well. “It's hard to believe that this is my last season. Going into every game, my goal is ‘sacrif...

September 18, 2019

The MVNU soccer and lacrosse stadium has seen several deadline extensions due to one major unforeseen circumstance.  

James Smith, Vice President of University Relations, is overseeing the project. Smith said, “Excavation is complete for the turf field... and the pad has been laid.” The pad, which the turf will eventually lay on top of, has been too wet to lay the turf due to the extensive rain observed this summer. The months of January through August were the wettest on record in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The rain seen every two to four days has forced Smith and his team to pursue a stabilization project, instead of waiting it out, to speed up the process of completing the turf. The process will “add a concrete mixture to the pad.” The mixture will allow the turf company to resume their work which started back up on September 16th.  

Although the process will resume, it looks unlikely that the field will be complete by the end o...

October 29, 2018

MVNU’s new women’s soccer coach brings a “blue-collar mentality” to the game.

Sarah Maracani, the head coach at Olivet nazarene University last season, shared her excitement, expectations and goals for the team this year. Overall, Maracani said, she expects to see hard work, positive attitudes and competitive play in her first season with the Lady Cougars.

“I am excited to get to know the girls, not just on the soccer level, but also on a personal level,”      Maracani said.

Members of the coaching staff said they are looking forward to investing into a new community and expressed high hopes for this coming season.

“I know that the team has been competitive in the Crossroads League Conference, and I want to continue that. In the past they have slowly made their way into the top 25, so hopefully we can continue towards that, and make an opening round bid,” she said.

Maracani said the team’s mentality, culture and past experience will lead to future success.

She has a blue-...

April 24, 2018

      MVNU’s Women’s Soccer program took a blow this spring when Coach Daniel Seiffert resigned to take a job at Indiana Wesleyan University.

      The Lady Cougars are losing a coach who has led the program with passion and humility for the last nine seasons. Also departing will be coaching assistant Rick Seiffert (“Papa Coach”), who is Dan Seiffert’s father.

      Despite their disappointment, current players have nothing but gratitude for their coaches and the impact they have made over the years.

      The Seifferts not only established a winning tradition at MVNU, they also encouraged strong relationships with one another and with Christ.

      Connecting on a spiritual level outweighs any soccer successes that have occurred in his tenure at MVNU, Seiffert said.

      Seiffert emphasized the idea of “leaving a legacy” to each class he coached. Now, with Seiffert moving on, players are paying tribute to the legacy left by their coach....

April 23, 2018

      After 13 years, women’s soccer Coach Daniel Seiffert’s journey at MVNU is drawing to a close. Seiffert has resigned to take a position at Indiana Wesleyan University. 

      Seiffert began his journey at MVNU as a student and athlete in 2003. He was a defender for the men’s soccer team during his four years on campus. He has spent the last nine years coaching the women’s soccer team. 

      “MVNU is basically my home,” Seiffert said. 

      Seiffert’s siblings also went to MVNU. Combining that with his own four years as a student and years coaching, he estimates he has spent over 20 years around the University. 

      Seiffert said his father and assistant coach, Rick Seiffert, has been his coaching mentor.  Seiffert called it an “honor and a blessing” to have coached with his father.

     Seiffert recalls “coaching” with his dad at five or six, following him around “imitating everything he would do.” Seiffert said...

November 9, 2017

The MVNU Women’s soccer team’s senior class redefined what it means to be a teammate during their last season as Lady Cougars.

"They put their sisters' needs before themselves both on and off the field.”

Assistant Coach Rick Seiffert (Papa Coach) called this year’s senior class “selfless servants,” who took on leadership roles and made each player feel important to the success of the team.

As a result, the chemistry on the team has been among the best he has seen in his nine years at MVNU.

“As we all know, there is no team success without the team being unified. We credit that unity this year, to this senior class,” he said.

Those seniors are Maddi Moore, Hannah Michael, Regina Rudder, Caylee Rosa, Danielle Darkow, and Kamryn Courtright.

Maddi Moore, goalkeeper for the Lady Cougars and criminal justice and psychology majors, plans to attend Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy after graduation. Moore's favorite memories are from indoor futsal during winter and spring training.
 

"I loved our tea...

            The MVNU women’s soccer team said goodbye to seven seniors when the season ended last month. Those graduating are goalkeeper Ashley Flautt, defender Olivia Boldoser, midfielder Emily Heaton, forward Allison Paley, defender Shannon Gwynn, midfielder Faith Orecchio and midfielder Bethany Bogantz.

           The seven seniors have been given NAIA and NSCAA Team Academic Awards all four years, the NSCAA Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award (achieving a program-high NAIA National Ranking of 14th in the nation). They have also performed a multitude of community service projects, reflecting a tremendous impact on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.

           Bogantz said the last four years have been “truly unforgettable.”

            “I have been pushed, stretched, encouraged, and loved by my amazing teammates and coaches,” she said.

           Flautt said she has s...

          The MVNU Lady Cougars (10-9) wrapped up the soccer season with a loss 3-1 loss against Marian University in the Crossroads League Tournament quarterfinals.

          The ladies locked down the sixth seed spot in the conference tournament after winning four of their nine league games.

          “We competed well and matured while running a gauntlet that included
six Top 25 ranked teams including the No. 1, 2 and 3 teams in the nation,” Cougars Head Coach Daniel Seiffert said of the season.

          The Lady Cougars were led by senior forward Allison Paley. She racked up 10 regular season goals and garnered All-Crossroads League First Team honors.

          Senior Shannon Gwynn anchored the Cougars defensively and was also named to the All-Crossroads League First Team.

          Freshman midfielder Amberly Knox and junior goalkeeper Madi Moore were given All-Cross...

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