Monday, October 25, 2010

William Jewell soccer interviews

I have seen William Jewell play several times over the last few years and have been impressed. Both the men's and women's Cardinals normally play a controlled, possession type game and give all appearances of being well coached teams.

They have been having a very good season this year.

Coach Cissell talking talking to his men's team before they scrimmage.

I talked with Coach Cissell and he suggested a few players to interview. We wanted to focus on players who have excelled but not gotten as much attention as they may have deserved. At the time of the interview the Men were 13-0 and the Women were 10-1-1. Since I interviewed them the Men lost and the Women won at Missouri Valley.

Mallory Malone -a standout sophomore midfielder...

Jamie Skahan - an amazing senior left back

Brett Lewis - moved from leading the league in goals to the midfield for the team

Peter Nechvatal - center mid that has really helped shut down the opponents offense

Coach Cissell - an amazing record at Jewell since he took over.

While all teams talk about being family and playing for each other, Coach Cissell really has his teams believing and living it.

I also need to mention associate head coach Jefferson Roblee. All the players spoke well of both coaches. Roblee's brother is the head women's coach at Benedictine College so they take a little extra pleasure in winning that rivalry.

A few photos from practice

I have been wanting to cover more college soccer this year and I am finally doing it. Are there any other teams that really need some extra coverage?


  1. Glad to see the addition of college soccer to Backpost! Great to see the success for both soccer programs at Jewell, looking forward to their transition to NCAA D2 next year.

    UCM women definitely deserve some attention, 14-0-0 and No. 2 in NCAA D2.

  2. Great stuff Thad. WJC is a top notch program and so is Cissell.

  3. That is a nice mullet!

  4. Brett Lewis is a awesome player, i played with him when he was playing with Ajax in blue springs. He was on the younger Ajax team but has turned out to be a excellent player!!! Wish the best for brett!!!

  5. Wahoo! Way to represent Jewell! I miss my Jewell soccer family! :)

  6. Yeah thanks for doing this Thad. Love to hear about the local programs building the game all over the city.