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Jul 23, 2012 4:56 PM by Scott Breen - Q2 Sports

Shodair Soccer Classic kicks off in Helena

HELENA - The Shodair Soccer Classic kicks off its thirteenth season this week in Helena. The event begins mid-week with activities for players, and culminates with the women's and men's games on Saturday, July 28, at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. respectively, at Nelson Stadium on the Carroll College campus.
Montana's 2012 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion, Samantha Faulkner from Ulm, will assist in the presentation of the Montana State Fund MVP awards, along with television sports personality Evan Weborg from Montana's News Station. Admission is free; programs featuring player photos and information will be available for purchase.
The Classic features top student athletes from high schools all across the state. Through a rigorous screening process, over 70 outstanding young men and women are selected to play in the annual event. In addition to having been selected as All-State and All-Conference high school players in Class AA or A, they have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship. The Classic also brings together a talented coaching staff from around the state to guide the teams and assure top-level competition.
The Soccer Classic is a benefit for Shodair Children's Hospital and the important work it does for Montana's youth. Shodair provides psychiatric services for children and adolescents from communities throughout the state, as well as comprehensive genetic services for people of all ages. Last year, the hospital provided more than $3.5 million dollars in uncompensated care for at-risk children and youth from around the state. Support generated from events like the Soccer Classic and the Children's Miracle Network Telethon help assure that these services remain available for Montana families in need of help.
For more information, call 444-7548 or visit www.shodair.org/support-soccer-classic.asp.

Men's Roster:
Men's Team West
Coach: Jay Anderson (Frenchtown) Co-Coach: Keane Hamilton (Missoula)

Name School Position
Allen, Dylan Helena Striker/Right Mid
Chambers, Jimmy Helena Left Back, Wing
Chisolm, Heath Hellgate Center Defense
Curey, Colter Helena Forward
Elwood, Dawes Big Sky Left Mid
Frissell, Clay Polson Keeper
Gomez, Raul Sentinel Center Mid, Forward
Hons, Collyn Laurel Forward
Howell, Nicholas Polson Sweeper
Lemm, Riley Polson Attacking Mid
Mendenhall, Clint Sentinel Defender
Miller, Isaac Helena Center Mid/stopper
Mitchell, Andrew Helena Center Mid
Sandvig, Brian Capital Center Defender/Mid
Sparks, Caleb Capital Forward/Mid
Wittkopp, Lucas Hellgate Keeper

TOTAL PLAYERS: 16

Men's Team East
Coach: Zach Robbins (Billings) Co-Coach: Jeff Dickerson (Livingston)

Name School Position
Allen, Wil Butte Defense
Brandvold, Bryar Great Falls Center Mid/Left Back
DeBuse, Tyler Belgrade Center Mid or Striker
Deeney, Logan Billings Senior Goal Keeper
Dickerson, Callum Park County Striker/Midfielder
Erickson, Alex Billings Senior Defender
Halstead, Daymon Hamilton Mid/Forward
Johnson, Nash Hamilton Defender
Keene, Anthony Billings West Center Midfield
Lavender, Kyle Park Co. Keeper
Loeffler, Brandon Butte Striker/Center Back, Outside Back
Moerkerke, Dace Hamilton Left Mid/Striker
Murphy, Adam Great Falls Defense
Rowe, Taylor Skyview Defense
Stafford, Cameron Butte Keeper
Thayer, Tyler Billings West Goal Keeper
Wolff, Tanner Billings West Forward/Center Mid

TOTAL PLAYERS: 17

Women's Roster:
Women's Team West
Coach: Mike Meloy (Helena)
Co-Coach: Gregg Shifflett (Hamilton)

Name School Position
Brenneman, Tess Flathead Defense
Carkulis, Olivia Capital Outside Defense
Carkulis, Sophie Capital Midfield
Fulbright, Kennedy Sentinel Forward/Midfield
Gustine, Chantal Glacier Center Mid, Forward
Hochhalter, Anna Sentinel Sweeper
Loranger, Erin Hamilton Center Mid, Left Mid
Morrison, Allison Helena Right Outside Midfield
Rocheleau, Trae Sentinel Forward
Shifflett, Casey Hamilton Center Mid
Simkins, Morgan Hellgate Center Defense
Smith, Molly Sentinel MidField
Starceski, Lexi Capital Striker/Defense
Therriault, Taelar Helena Goalie
Umbaugh, Kelly Sentinel Right Def, Outside Mid
Vandam, DeNae Hellgate Center mid, Center D
Verworn, Mykaylee Helena Defense
Wilkins, Katie Capital Midfield
Zanto, Tifani Big Sky Forward/Center Mid

TOTAL PLAYERS: 19


Women's Team East
Coach: Megan Parish (Billings)
Co-Coaches: Crystal McCamis (Billings), Ashley Plummer (Belgrade)

Name School Position
Achten, Mandi Billings Senior Forward
Cabrera, Janell Billings West Outside Mid & Center Mid
Cook, Michelle Bozeman Center Mid
Dittman, Samantha Whitefish Midfield Defense
Erdahl, Shelby Belgrade Striker
Gogan, Devlynn Bozeman Center Defense
Hein, Rachel Billings West Center Back
Hewston, Madeline Polson Wing/Mid
Hoff, Katie Skyview Goal Keeper
Kirkland, Celia Billings Senior Center Defense, Forward
Maher, Kaitlyn Skyview Defense
Messimer, Katie Great Falls Keeper/Striker
Prickett, Annie Belgrade Forward, Mid
Pyette, Lexi C.M. Russell Forward
Sturman, Erin Bozeman Center Mid
Todd, Ashley Butte Striker/Defense
Witt, Savannah Billings West Midfield/Forward
Zimmerman, Ali C.M. Russell Center Mid


TOTAL PLAYERS: 18

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