Alumni Highlights

Get to know some Strikers Alumni

Mackenzie Bennett

Mackenzie Bennett

High School: Geneva High School

College/University: University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Accolades:

2021 United Soccer Coaches (USC) NCAA Division III Women's Scholar All-America Second Team

First USC Scholar All-American in the 28-year history of the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer program, was among 42 Division III players recognized for their outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom.

All-Region IX First Team honors from the USC after helping UW-Oshkosh compile a 16-2-2 record, capture Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season and postseason championships and earn an automatic bid into the Division III national tournament.

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Isabelle “Izzy” Harkleroad

https://www.gochiefs.com/sports/wsoc/2021-22/bios/harkleroad_isabelle_cv87

High School: Geneva High School

College/University: Waubonsee Community College

Accolades:

All-Region First Team

NJCAA Division II Second Team All-American

GK of the year  for NJCAA Division II

Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) Goalie of the Year

Most Valuable Player of the Region IV Division II Tournament

Ranked 4th Nationally in Saves

NJCAA Honors 

Conference Honors

https://www.njcaa.org/sports/wsoc/2021-22/div2/all-americans/index

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Maggie Hoscheit-Robinson

https://www.augustana.edu/after-augustana/stories/2014/maggie-hoscheit

High School: St. Charles East High School

College/University: Augustana College

Accolades:

All CCIW Conference (2012, 2013)

All CoSIDA Academic All-American (2012, 2013)

All Midwest Region (2012)

Derek Kosek

Derek Kosek

https://uicflames.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster/derek-kosek/1284

High School: Batavia High School

College/University: University of Illinois-Chicago

Accolades:

2006 All-Horizon League First Team

2006 All-Horizon League First Team Honoree

2006 NSCAA/Adidas Scholar All-North/Central Region Team

Named to Top Drawer Soccer College Team of the Week (9/11/06)

2006 Team Co-Captain for UIC Flames, started all 21 matches as a defender of the nation's top-rated defense, which surrendered just eight goals on the year and posted a UIC-record 13 shutouts.

Member 2007 Chicago Fire

All-State, All-Area and All-Conference recognition in three years of varsity play at Batavia High School, with 17+ wins each year.

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Trae Manny

https://gocards.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster/trae-manny/1652

High School: St. Charles East High School

College/University: University of Louisville

Accolades:

Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the Fall 2005

Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the Spring 2006

Capital University Letter Winner 2003 and 2004

 

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Mike Novotny

https://eiupanthers.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster/mike-novotny/5623

High School: St. Charles East High School

College/University: Eastern Illinois University (D1)

EIU Accolades:

1st Team All Conference (2017)

2nd Team All Conference (2015, 2016)

Summit League Goalkeeper of the Year (2017)

Summit League Defensive Player of the Week (seven times)

Summit League All Tournament Team (twice)

EIU Senior Male Athlete of the Year (2017-18)

 

Associated Football Club Ann Arbor:

AFCAA Most Valuable Defensive Player (2018)

 

Hartford Athletic:

https://www.hartfordathletic.com/news/2019/12/04/mike-novotny-returning-in-2020/

Eastern Conference Regular Season Champions (2020)

 

Chicago House:

https://www.chicagohouseac.com/roster/michael-novotny

Fans Defensive Player of the Year

League Leader in Saves

Kiara McPherson

Kiara McPherson

https://www.gochiefs.com/sports/wsoc/2021-22/bios/mcpherson_kiara_19en

High School: Aurora West High School

College/University: Waubonsee Community College

Accolades:

All-Region Second Team

All-ISCC First Team

NJCAA Honors 

Conference Honors

https://www.gochiefs.com/sports/wsoc/2021-22/releases/20211210s98pzw

Olivia McPherson

Olivia McPherson

https://www.gochiefs.com/sports/wsoc/2021-22/bios/mcpherson_olivia_vwyq

High School: Aurora West High School

University/College: Waubonsee Community College

https://www.gochiefs.com/sports/wsoc/2021-22/releases/20211210s98pzw

Accolades:

All Region First Team

All-ISCC First Team

NJCAA Honors 

Conference Honors

Mo Smunt

Mo Smunt

https://niuhuskies.com/sports/womens-soccer/roster/mo-smunt/1852

High School: St. Charles East

University/College: Northern Illinois University

Accolades:

First Team All Mid-American Conference (2010)

Academic All Mid-American Team (2010)

Missed just one match (of 75) in four years of play at NIU

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Adam Spencer

High School: Batavia

University/College: Illinois State University

Accolades:

All-Area Batavia High School

All-Conference Goalkeeper for BHS

Captain for Strikers

Morgan Wahlen

Morgan Wahlen

http://www.saubees.com/roster/25/18/20225.php

High School: Batavia High School

College/University: St. Ambrose University

Accolades:

First Team All-CCAC Selection 2021

NAIA Honorable Mention All-American

First Team Conference Selection 2020

Second Team All Conference Honors 2017

http://www.saubees.com/article/5214.php

St. Ambrose is a NAIA Division I college located in Davenport, Iowa, playing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Conference. They give both academic and athletic scholarships which made most of her school paid for.  She was allowed her athletic scholarship to play a fifth year to finish up her Masters and will be graduating in December. Morgan owes her success to the club and her coaches who have trained her over the years.  She worked hard starting her freshmen year to earn a starting midfield position on the team.  She has played defensive mid, outside mid and attacking mid finishing up her soccer career.