Wildcats selected for All-Star game

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A pair of Cassville soccer players and the Wildcat coach have been selected to participate in the second annual Southwest Soccer All-Stars game at the Cooper Soccer Complex in Springfield on Thursday, June 22.

Nick Schlichtman and Brett Buchanan, both seniors on the highly successful 2005 Cassville soccer squad, will be playing for the red team, which will be coached by Terry Jamieson, Cassville High School soccer coach, and Jeff Rogers, Glendale High School soccer coach.

Seniors Kyle Bishop, goalie, and Spencer Lynch, defender, were also invited to play in the All-Star game but declined the invitation.

Schlichtman, playing forward, earned numerous honors during his high school career. This past season, Schlichtman was named District Player of the Year as well as being selected first team All-State, All-Region, All-Ozarks and All-District.

Schlichtman holds school records for most goals scored in a career with 70, most goals scored in a season with 37 and most goals scored in a game with five. In the fall, Schlichtman will continue his soccer career at Truman State University in Kirksville where he will join the Bulldogs' soccer team.

Buchanan also had an exceptional senior campaign. He scored 22 goals in 2005 and earned All-District and All-Region first team honors and was named to the All-Ozarks second team. He also was a three-sport athlete all four years of his high school career.

Both Buchanan and Schlichtman were four-year starters for the Wildcats.

Jamieson has coached soccer at CHS for the past six seasons. This year, the Wildcats claimed their first-ever district championship and advanced to the Final Four. Cassville tied Moberly for third place at the state tournament.

Other area players selected for the All-Star game are listed below by team.

Red Team: Jesse Clevenger, College Heights; Zach Haring, Lebanon; Andrew Parsons, Glendale; Steven Wilczewski, Glendale; Shawn Campbell, Glendale; Ben Hamilton, Glendale; Alex Galloway, Glendale; Jesse Ankrom, Bolivar; Justin Sellin, Bolivar; Kamron Hood, Bolivar; Nikolaj Roell, Waynesville; Schlicht-man, Cassville; Buchanan, Cassville; Lucas Merino, Neosho; and Steven Jeffries, New Covenant.

Yellow Team: Jeremy Massey, Nixa; Jesus Zuniga, Nixa; Bryan Simpson, Kickapoo; Atila Mota, Central; Herson Apiricio, Central; Sam Chaffin, Greenwood; Nick Dryden, West Plains; Matt Saner, West Plains; John Renner, Ozark; Matt Smallwood, Carthage; Harley Page, Carthage; Guedner Chavez, Carthage; Louis Wampler, Camdenton; Jeff Snodgrass, Rolla; and Chris Hernandez, Joplin.

The Yellow Team will be coached by Chris Shull of Greenwood and Nick Schmitt of West Plains.

The All-Star event, featuring top seniors from the southwest Missouri area, will include a girls game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys game at 8 p.m. In addition, the All-Stars will be conducting a youth skills clinic for younger players at 4:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by SGFsoccer.com and the Springfield Soccer Club. Many of the All-Stars, including Schlichtman, have played for the Springfield Soccer Club.

For more information on the event, call the Springfield Soccer Club at 417-832-1552.

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