EARLHAM MENS SOCCER
August 9, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — The Earlham College men's soccer team had four individuals
recognized on Thursday as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its
pre-season poll and the Players to Watch list.
In the pre-season poll the Quakers were in the third spot behind Transylvania
University and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Earlham was 5-13-2 overall
last fall with a 4-4-1 conference mark to earn a spot in the post-season tourney
The four members of the squad on the HCAC Players to Watch list were junior All-HCAC
Second Team selection Frank Mbaya, senior Michael Carroll, junior Michael Nsoesie
and first-year Felicien Muyumba.
Mbaya and Nsoesie were named the Defensive Most Valuable Players for the Quakers
last season. Carroll started 15 of the 16 matches in 2011.
Earlham starts the season with a non-conference home contest with Cincinnati
Christian University on Aug. 31. The first HCAC match for the Quakers is at Franklin
College on Sept. 29.
RICHMOND, Ind. — Earlham College Director of Athletics Mike Bergum announced the
final appointments of assistant coaches for the upcoming school year.
Earlham graduate Kate Franks and Augie Williams will be joining the staff.
A four-year letter winner in soccer and basketball during her time at Earlham,
Franks will serve as the assistant women's soccer coach.
In soccer, Franks was part of Earlham's two HCAC regular season titles in 2010-11
and she was a All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team performer as a
As a senior, Franks posted eight shutouts for the Quakers. She was also named the
HCAC Player of the Week on Oct. 17, after the Quakers blanked Transylvania
University and Hanover College to take over the top spot in the conference
Franks was a double major in Art with a focus in Photography and Sociology &
Williams is now apart of Earlham Head Football Coach Neil Kazmierczak's staff. He
will work with the receivers.
Stevens comes to Earlham from Prosser High School in Washington where he was a wide
receivers/defensive back coach. Prior to that experience, he was a head coach of a
high school football team in Brisbane, Australia, while also playing professionally
for a team based in Brisbane. Stevens has spent several successful seasons coaching
at the high school level and well as playing and coaching in minor league football.
A native of Mount Vernon, Washington, Stevens lettered in football and track. He
started at tight end, receiver, and defensive end. In track, he won county, league,
and district sprint titles. He graduated from Washington State University in 2010
with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Sport Management. He walked on the
Washington State football team, but an injury ended his collegiate career. He did
participate in track at WSU.