CHS represented well in All-Star game

Thursday, June 29, 2006
Hard-fought match After a hard 90 minutes of play, Brett Buchanan and Nick Schlichtman, who represented the Cassville Wildcats at the Southwest All-Stars soccer game, pose for a post-game photo. Both seniors started for the Red Team, which defeated the Gold Team by a score of 3-0. Democrat Photo (b)

Cassville soccer was well represented at the second annual Southwest All-Stars game held last Thursday at Cooper Soccer Stadium in Springfield.

Both Nick Schlichtman and Brett Buchanan were starters on the Red Team, which defeated the Gold Team by a score of 3-0. The Red Team was coached by Wildcat head coach Terry Jamieson and Glendale High School Coach Jeff Rogers.

"I felt as though Nick and Brett showed that our school has earned great respect from the Missouri soccer community," said Jamieson.

"It was good to watch Nick play with his patented unselfish style in front of a good crowd," said Jamieson.

Although Schlichtman did not score a goal in the match, he did help pace the game with exceptional passes. Several of his crosses in front of the goal drew applause from the crowd.

Buchanan also played strong for the winning team.

"Brett played midfield and won some possessions with hard play and an aggressive slide tackle," said Jamieson.

The goals for the red team were scored by three Glendale players, Steve Wilczewski, Andrew Parsons and Ben Hamilton.

Schlichtman and Parsons served as captains for the Red Team, and both Buchanan and Schlichtman played for a large majority of the game.

"It was a fun way to end a great season," said Schlichtman. "It was also a good way to put an end to our high school careers and a great opportunity to play with other players who are going on to play soccer in college."

Jamieson said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience and looks forward to more Cassville players being invited to future All-Star games.

"I hope our program will continue to produce players that can play in the ranks of the elite every year," Jamieson added.

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