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  LMC Overall
DU* 7-0 17-2-1
EC^ 5-2 12-9
CUW 4-2-1 11-5-5
LC 3-1-3 6-8-4
MSOE 2-4-1 3-10-3
WLC 1-5-1 6-12-1
MBBC 1-5-1 4-12-3
MC 1-5-1 4-12-2

as of 11/12/2005
*LMC Champions
^Tournament Champs


Quarterfinals, 10/28
#1 DU 8, #8 MC 1
#2 EC 3, #7 WLC 0
#3 LC 4, #6 MBBC 0
#4 CUW 2, #5 MSOE 1

Semifinals, 11/1
#4 CUW 2, #1 DU 2
  Shootout CUW 5, DU 4
#2 EC 2, #3 LC 0

Championship, 11/4
#2 EC 1, #4 CUW 0


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- David Madsen, a standout college soccer player and the top assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is Lakeland College’s new head men’s and women’s soccer coach.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to coach the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Lakeland College,” Madsen said. “The men’s team is in a good position to compete right away, and the women’s team is a proven winner. Both teams have a lot of positives to build off from the past few years, and I look forward to the chance to establish the Lakeland soccer program as an annual contender as we enter a new athletic conference this coming fall.”

Madsen spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s soccer programs at his alma mater, UW-Whitewater. In addition to the field players, Madsen also worked with the goalkeepers extensively.

“We had a number of qualified candidates, but David stood out as a coach that knows what it takes to be competitive at the Division III level,” said Lakeland Athletic Director Jane Bouche. “The new conference we are joining includes a number of great soccer programs, and David will help both our programs be among the new league’s elite.”

As a player for the Warhawks, Madsen was a four-year starter as a goalkeeper, and helped lead the program to three NCAA tournament appearances (1999, 2001 and 2002) which all finished in the round of sixteen. Madsen was an All-Region performer in 2002 and compiled a career goals against average of 0.92 in 59 games.

--January 26, 2006-- [Complete release provided by Lakeland College Sports Information Department]


RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Dominican University’s David Niederholtmeyer (Washington, MO) and Mayra Camacho (Summit, IL) made national history this week when they became the first male and female soccer players from the same NCAA Division III institution to lead the nation in goals per game. The NCAA released the information on Tuesday, announcing that Niederholtmeyer topped the men’s soccer list with a 1.30 goals-per-game average and Camacho led the women’s field with 1.42 goals per game.

Beyond his nation’s best 1.30 goals per game, Niederholtmeyer also topped the nation at 3.50 points per game and tied for the national lead with 1.00 assists per game, again a first at the Division III level. Niederholtmeyer received First Team All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the Lake Michigan Conference (LMC) named him the Player of the Year.

Camacho, a freshman, finished the season with 27 goals and 5 assists in 19 games to give her 59 points in her first season with the Stars. Her 3.11 points-per-game average ranked eighth in the nation. The LMC coaches voted Camacho as Co-Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year after an outstanding freshman campaign.

The Stars also had three other freshman soccer players finish in the top 10 in individual statistical rankings. For the men’s soccer program, Matt Kochanowski (Arlington Heights, IL) finished fifth in the nation in both goals per game (1.05 gpg) and points per game (2.45 ppg) while Plamen Pamukov (Addison, IL) finished fifth in the nation in assists per game (0.75 apg). Pamukov and Kochanowski were each named to the NSCAA All-Central (North) Region team. Pamukov joined Niederholtmeyer on the First Team while Kochanowski joined Elvin Perez (Chicago, IL) and George Fleps (Roselle, IL) on the Second Team.

For the women, Jenny Pacheco (Summit, IL) finished tenth in the nation in assists per game (0.68 apg). Pacheco and Camacho were both named to the LMC All-Rookie Team as members of the first recruiting class brought in by first-year head coach Jeff Halsema (Carpentersville, IL). They led the Stars to a second-place finish in the LMC Tournament and the team’s best overall record since 2000 at 8-10-1.

--January 11, 2006-- [Complete release provided by Dominican University's Sports Information Department]


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Marc Colwell, Lakeland College’s head men’s and women’s soccer coach for the past five seasons, has resigned his position with the Muskies to pursue an opportunity in his hometown of South Bend, Ind., outside of coaching.

Colwell completed his career at Lakeland leading the women’s soccer team to the Lake Michigan Conference Tournament championship and its second-ever NCAA appearance this past fall, and guiding the men to a tie for third place in the Lake Michigan Conference.

“I had a great opportunity and a great run here and I really appreciated being able to do it,” Colwell said. “It was just time for me to get back to where I’m from with family and friends. I am really excited about the challenge of a new job opportunity.”

Colwell finished with an overall record of 35-49-13 and 15-13-7 in the LMC with the men’s program, 69-33-3 overall and 31-6-1 LMC with the women.

--December 8, 2005-- [Complete release provided by Lakeland College Sports Information Department]


RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Loras College's Andy Zimmer scored off a corner kick with 16:43 remaining to lift Loras (17-3-1) past host Dominican University 1-0 in a NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament first round game.

Loras out shot the Stars (17-2-1) 18-6, including 8-1 shots on goal. LMC Player of the Year David Niederholtmeyer was held to three shots in the game, and did not attempt a shot on goal. Loras advances to play Macalester College (14-4-2) in a second round match up.

--November 12, 2005--


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Calvin College shutout Edgewood College on Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championships by a final score of 4-0 from Marvin Zuidema Field. The Eagles (12-9) are now eliminated from the postseason, while Calvin (16-4-1) will advance to play Ohio Wesleyan University
(20-0) on Saturday, Nov. 12.

--November 9, 2005-- [Complete Release provided by Edgewood College Sports Information Department]


MADISON, Wis. -- The 2005 All-Lake Michigan Conference men's and women's soccer awards have been released. The awards were voted on by their respective head coaches.

The Dominican University Stars men's team won the player, rookie and coach of the year awards after capturing the 2005 LMC title, going 7-0 in conference play. Player of the Year David Niederholtmeyer (Washington, Mo.) led the LMC in points (4.57 ppg), goals (1.86 gpg), and assists (0.86 apg). LMC Rookie of the Year Matt Kochanowski (Arlington Heights, Ill.) was second in the conference in points (2.86 ppg), goals (1.14 gpg), and third in assists (0.57 apg). Erick Baumann was voted 2005 LMC Coach of the Year by his peers, leading the Stars to their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III tournament.

On the women's side, Edgewood College's Amanda Rhyner (Delavan, Wis.) and Dominican's Mayra Camacho (Summit, Ill.) were voted Co-Players of the Year. Rhyner was third in the conference in both points per game (3.00) and goals per game (1.38). Camacho, also named LMC Rookie of the Year, led the league in points per game (4.50) and goals per game (2.00), while helping her team advance to their first LMC tournament championship game. Tim Alexander was named LMC Coach of the Year after leading Edgewood to their ninth LMC championship.

--November 9, 2005--  [2005 Men's Soccer Awards | 2005 Women's Soccer Awards]


Dominican hosts first and second rounds; Edgewood heads to Calvin College;

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Committee announced the field of 57 teams for the 2005 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship today. Two of the Lake Michigan Conference's members received berths in the tournament. Edgewood College (12-8) received the conference's automatic qualification by virtue of winning the LMC tournament, and Dominican University (17-1-1) received an at-large bid.

Edgewood will travel to Grand Rapids, Mich. to take on host Calvin College (15-4-1) at 1pm (EST) at Marvin Zurbema Field, located on the Calvin campus, this Wednesday, Nov. 9. Tickets will be available at $6 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors, and $2 for high school-aged and under. The Calvin College athletics media relations office can be contacted with questions at 616-526-6169.

The Eagles make their third NCAA tournament appearance (1999, 2004), and are seeking their first tournament win. The Edgewood/Calvin winner will advance to the second round and will play at Ohio Wesleyan (20-0), which received a first round bye, on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Dominican, the LMC regular season champion, will host two first round games on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Dominican West Campus Field in River Forest, Ill. Macalester University (13-4-2) will square-off with North Park University (11-6-1) at 11am, while the Stars will host Loras College (16-3-1) 30 minutes after the completion of the first game. The winners will face-off Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1pm in a second round game. Tickets will be sold at the gate with prices of $6 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors, and $2 for children (ages 3-12).

This marks Dominican's fourth trip to the tournament in four years since becoming a full NCAA member in 2002. All four appearances have been at-large bids, with their best finish coming in 2003 where they made it to the final eight.

--November 7, 2005-- [Tournament Bracket]


MADISON, Wis. -- The Edgewood College men's soccer team defeated Concordia University for the second consecutive year to capture the 2005 Lake Michigan Conference tournament championship. Eagle freshman Greg Weiland (Oneida, Wis.) scored the game's only goal at the 78:02 mark to give Edgewood (12-8) the 1-0 victory.

Concordia (11-5-5) out-shot Edgewood 27-13 in the match, but Eagle goalkeeper Ryan Flohr (Fond du Lac, Wis.) recorded five saves and earned his fourth straight shutout. 2004 LMC Player of the Year Peter Schreiber (Milwaukee, Wis.) tallied six shots for the Falcons, including one that ricocheted off the crossbar three minutes into the second half.

With the tournament win, Edgewood receives the LMC's automatic berth to the 2005 NCAA Division III tournament, which begins this Wednesday. This marks Edgewood's third trip to the NCAA tournament (1999, 2004), and they will be looking for their first NCAA tournament win.

--November 4, 2005--


MADISON, Wis. -- The postseason for the Lake Michigan Conference soccer teams will kick-off this Thursday, October 27 with the women's play-in game at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. The eighth seeded Raiders of Milwaukee School of Engineering (3-15, 1-7 LMC) host the ninth seeded Inferno of Alverno College (2-15, 0-8) at 7pm. The winner will advance to the women's quarterfinals on Saturday.

Edgewood College (13-4, 8-0), the No. 1 seed and conference champion, will host the play-in winner at Breese Stevens Field at 1pm. Second seed Lakeland College (10-4-2, 6-1-1) hosts seventh seed Maranatha Baptist Bible College (7-9-2, 2-4-2) on the Lakeland campus in Sheboygan with a 2pm kick-off. Defending tournament champion Concordia University (8-10-1, 5-2-1), the No. 3 seed, hosts No. 6 seed Wisconsin Lutheran College (7-10-2, 3-4-1) in Mequon at 1pm. In the fourth quarterfinal game No. 4 Dominican University (6-8-1, 4-3-1) hosts No. 5 Marian College (9-7-1, 4-4) on the Dominican West Campus Field in River Forest, Ill. at 1pm.

The women's semifinals will take place on Wednesday, November 2 at the higher remaining seeds. The tournament championship game is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at the highest remaining seed. The tournament champion will be the Lake Michigan Conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III tournament.

The men's tournament kicks-off with quarterfinal games taking place this Friday, October 28. LMC Champion and No. 1 seed Dominican University (15-1, 7-0), currently ranked No. 12 in the nation, will host eighth seeded Marian College (4-11-2, 1-5-1) on the Dominican West Campus Filed at 2pm. Second seeded Edgewood College (9-8, 5-2), the defending tournament champion, will host No. 7 Wisconsin Lutheran College (6-11-1, 1-5-1) at Breese Stevens Field in Madison at 7pm. Lakeland College (5-7-4, 3-1-3), the No. 3 seed, hosts sixth seeded Maranatha Baptist Bible College (4-11-3, 1-5-1) in Sheboygan at 2pm. In the final quarterfinal game No. 4 Concordia University (9-4-4, 4-2-1) hosts No. 5 Milwaukee School of Engineering (3-9-3, 2-4-1) at 3pm on the Concordia campus in Mequon.

The men's semifinal games will take place next Tuesday, November 1 at the higher remaining seeds. The championship game will be played on Friday, November 4 at the highest remaining seed. The tournament champion will be the Lake Michigan Conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III tournament.

--October 25, 2005--


MADISON, Wis. -- The Dominican University men's soccer team became the first team from the River Forest, Illinois university to win a Lake Michigan Conference championship. The 2005-06 academic year marks the Stars' first year in the Lake Michigan Conference.

The men's soccer team defeated Lakeland College this past weekend, 2-0, to end the conference regular season with a perfect 7-0 mark. The nationally ranked Stars (13-1) will look to continue their impressive season in the LMC when they host a LMC Tournament quarterfinal game on October 28 versus the yet to be determined No. 8 seed. They would host throughout the tournament should they their first and second games.

--October 17, 2005--


MADISON, Wis. -- The Lake Michigan Conference men's soccer game scheduled for tonight at Uihlein Soccer Park between Concordia University and host Milwaukee School of Engineering has been postponed. A make-up date has not yet been scheduled.

--October 12, 2005--


The Stars of Dominican University are the preseason favorites to win the 2005 LMC men's soccer crown, and first LMC title in the school's rookie year in the Lake Michigan Conference. The 2005 Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll tabbed the Stars (15-4-3 in 2004) #1 with six of eight first place votes, and 62 total points. The 2004 LMC champs Concordia University (15-4-1, 5-1 LMC) are picked second with 54 points and a first place vote. Edgewood College (11-8-3, 4-2) is slated third with the remaining first place vote and 49 points. Marian College (7-10-2, 4-2) is predicted to finish fourth with 33 points.

Lakeland College (8-11-1, 3-3) and Milwaukee School of Engineering (6-11-2, 3-3) are picked to tie for fifth (31 points), while Maranatha Baptist Bible College (9-10, 2-4) and Wisconsin Lutheran College (2-14, 0-6) tied for the seventh spot with 14 points.

  2005 LMC Soccer Media Guide  --September 1, 2005--


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