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PCM soccer teams are kickin’ it in 2014

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Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 11:22 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:24 p.m. CST
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Members of the 2014 Prairie City-Monroe Mustang boys’ soccer team are (left to right), front row, Chris Stuva, Dakota Lisk, Luke Cummings, Blake McWilliams, Carson King, Devin Herndon, Tyler Espencheid, Korey Exline, Lucas Rozendaal, Caleb Vander Molen; middle row, Zac Van Woordhuizen, Nic Naber, Anton Lysov, Alex Fraker, Derrick Hoodjer, Mark Hartgers, Talon Woods, Ryan Donahue, Cody VandeBroek, Nic Lirio, Jarrett Maggard; back row, Jake Phillips, Andreas Vargas, Chase Wilke, Austin Wolfe, Charlie Schott, Connor Brey, Graham Davis, Zac Read, Jake Vittetoe, Jim Tritten, Quinton Thompson, Ryan Kohlhof, Max Van Gorp, Chase Kuecker.
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Members of the 2014 Prairie City-Monroe girls’ soccer team are (left to right), front row, Lacey Pool, Tessa DeKak, Taylor Davenport, Jennafer Uitermarkt, Hayley Konek, Jaelyn Hogue, Alea Brierly, Kennah Walters; middle row, Amber Beener, Kayla Schakel, Jessica Albright, Brooklynn Rawlins, Faith Martin, Kayley VanMaaren, Ashley Lafferty, Aranda Woods, Morgan McDowell; back row, Libby Dowd, Jordyn Mixdorf, Kayla Dustin, Payton Pool, Jaiden Rogers, Abby Waddell, Kyleigh Jeffery, Mallory Bell, Courtney Bridges. Not pictured: Megan Winegar, Bella George, Mahayla Hill.
(Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News)
Members of the 2014 Prairie City-Monroe Mustang boys’ golf team are (left to right), front row, Tanner Wilke, Devon Woody, Ryan Jennings, Justin Beener, Wade Hill; middle row, Ethan Thomas, Braden Phifer, Reece Brodersen, Josh Phifer, Reid Jenkins, Ryan Hill; back row, Ryan Brodersen, Chase Keuning, Glenn Gillespie (who is not on the team), Lucas Ingle, Collin Rink, Jon Adams.

MONROE — Prairie City-Monroe’s Mustang soccer teams blend in players from several other area schools for the 2014 seasons. The PCM boys’ golf team returns four from its Iowa Class 2A runner-up team from 2013.

These three Mustang spring teams get things going this week.

Boys Golf

Seniors Ryan Jennings, Justin Beener and Devon Woody finished 19th, 20th and 21st at the 2013 Class 2A state golf tournament. They helped the Mustangs take the runner- up spot at state. Junior Wade Hill also played at the state meet. Sophomore Reid Jenkins brings back varsity experience.

The Mustangs have a new head coach in John Shawver. PCM’s Mike Smith retired from coaching last year.

“We have 16 players on the roster. I look for us to be very competitive and have a chance to compete at state again this year,” Shawver said. Shawver is the PGA golf pro at Newton’s Fore Seasons Golf Practice Center. His assistant coach for the PCM team is Brad Hill.

Other members of the Mustang golf team are juniors Tanner Wilkie, Chase Keuning and Ryan Brodersen; sophomores Collin Rink and Josh Phifer; and freshmen Jon Adams, Lucas Ingle, Branden Phifer, Ethan Thomas, Ryan Hill and Reece Brodersen.

Girls Soccer

Bill Sowder takes the reins of the PCM girls’ soccer team, which played .500 soccer a year ago. The Mustang girls made it to the second round of the playoffs, losing to Pella.

Sowder has been coaching soccer since 1993 but is a first-year coach at PCM. Also new is assistant coach Stephanie Langstraat. The team has players from PCM and Colfax-Mingo schools.

“We have 10 returning varsity girls,” Sowder said. “We’re working to be competitive in every game we play.”

Back for the Mustangs are Taylor Davenport at goalie, Jennafer Uitermarkt at midfielder and forward, Megan Winegar at midfielder, Haley Konek as a defender, Jaelyn Hogue as a midfielder and forward, Alea Brierly as a defender, Kennah Walters at forward, Jessica Albright at midfield and forward, Mallory Bell at midfield and Tessa Dekak on defense.

Sowder said Faith Martin, Payton Pool, Bella George, Abby Waddell, Jaiden Rogers and Ashley Lafferty should provide contributions to the varsity team.

Boys Soccer

The PCM boys’ 2014 soccer team has a core of Mustang players with a blend of eight athletes from Lynnville-Sully and three players from Colfax-Mingo.

“We are led by a group of seniors, who have played in fall leagues, indoor leagues in the winter, and couldn’t wait to get started this spring,” Mustang head coach Darrin Telfer said. “We do have a tough schedule ahead of us with I believe four or five of the teams we play, made it to the state tournament last year.”

The Mustangs are 0-3 after last week’s start to the season. Telfer said the Mustangs have their work cut out for them this season but he isn’t worried as long as the Mustangs improve game by game.

“We need to get some pieces put into place then we will be a good team by the end of the year,” Telfer said. “We have approximately 13 returning letterwinners, so we do return some experience. Our senior class is our strength and we have some good talent in the younger players as well.”

Seven of the returning players started for PCM’s varsity at some point last season. Telfer said the players gel well together for having three schools playing for one team.

“I look forward to a good year, lots of fun and lots of players getting to play a game they love to play,” Telfer said.

Members of the Mustang team are Caleb Vander Molen, Lucas Rosendal, Korey Exline, Tyler Espencheid, Devin Herndon, Carson King, Blake McWilliams, Luke Cummings, Dakota Lisk, Chris Stuva, Jarrett Maggard, Nic Lirio, Cody VandeBroek, Ryan Donahue, Talon Woods, Mark Hartgers, Derrick Hoodjer, Alex Fraker, Anton Lysov, Nic Naber, Zac Van Woordhuizen, Chase Kuecker, Max Van Gorp, Ryan Kohlhof, Quinton Thompson, Jim Tritten, Jake Vittetoe, Zac Read, Graham Davis, Connor Brey, Charlie Schott, Austin Wolfe, Chase Wilke, Andreas Vargas, and Jake Phillips.

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