The Springfield Demize Premier Arena Soccer League Schedule and Roster have been announced for the upcoming 2009-2010 season. With plenty of returning players, coupled with new talent, the PASL opener at the Lake Country Soccer Dome on December 11th is sure to be a thriller. Read more here.
The Springfield Demize has announced it’s Player Pool that will compete in the upcoming 2009-2010 Premier Arena Soccer League season. The Demize made a huge stride forward in their inaugural season, nearly making the Midwest Play-Offs against eventual PASL Premier finalists, the Kansas City Kings.
The Demize has benefited from such a strong opening season, earning two Professional games and a Provisional Professional team status, one away on December 19th against PASL Pro team Texas Outlaws, and a home game on January 16th against the Saint Louis Illusion. With all elite level games this season, the Demize have made moves to bolster their roster, including bringing in local talent to bolster their roster.
Five Drury Panthers that made it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and were also Great Lakes Valley Conference Champions will be part of the roster, with four returning from last season’s PASL squad. Danny Collins, Dave Emnett, Adam Peterson, and Taylor Stacy all return with PASL experience under their belts, while Josh Hokansan was brought in from the Demize Premier Development League team last season.
Returning stars Michael Gow and Jeremy Brown are sure to bring goals, while past and present Total Demize Soccer Club athletes have made the call up. Willis Zirschky and Marcus Fernandes will join the squad after their collegiate seasons are over, while Tanner Bennet, Jared Chaulker, Nathan Massey, Jonathan Malter, Kaleb Romero, Bradley Stillwagon, and Kyle "Toad" Slagle have been called up after impressive high school seasons.
The Demize have moved to bring in Rochester Thunder defender Justin Hoskins who will help to sure up the Demize back line. Hoskins also featured for the Cascade Surge, before becoming Co-Player of the Year for Rochester, also earning an invite to the USL Combine. The Demize will also feature many local athletes that have seen time with both the Demize PASL and PDL squads. Chris Miller, formerly of Swaner United, will be occupying the goalkeeper jersey, with Demize PASL returners Brad Moser and Daniel Ortega. Returning Demize athletes including Ryan Hambach, Andrew Vorce, and Joel Woodward will compliment local amateur all stars Ryan Barnhart and Jeremy Roper. Jon Unruh and Matt Stufflebeam will create depth in the goalkeeping position, while challenging for the starting keeping spot.
Be sure to take a look at the full Demize Roster and Season Schedule below, and be ready to cheer on your Springfield Demize against Piasa FC on December 11th, at the Lake Country Soccer Dome with kickoff at 7:05 PM.
|Player||High School / Club||College / United Soccer Leagues|
|Michael Gow||Lebanon HS / Springfield SC||Missouri State University / Springfield Demize|
|Taylor Stacy||East HS (NE)||Drury University / Springfield Demize PASL|
|Adam Peterson||Kickapoo HS / Springfield SC||Drury University / Springfield Demize PASL|
|Danny Collins||Glendale HS / Springfield SC||Drury University / Springfield Demize PASL|
|David Emnett||Saint Louis University HS / Lou Fusz FC||Drury University / Springfield Demize PASL|
|Brad Moser||Webb City HS||Springfield Demize|
|Armen Tonianse||Edmond Santa Fe HS / Royals FC||Western Illinois University / Springfield Demize|
|Kaleb Romero||Nixa HS / Total Demize SC||Springfield Dmize|
|Daniel Ortega||Liberty HS (CO) / Littleton United SC||Springfield Demize|
|Jeremy Brown||Parkview HS||Missouri Southern University / Springfield Storm|
|Andrew Vorce||Van Horn HS (KC) / PC Cosmos||Springfield Demize|
|Ryan Hambach||Warrenton HS||Springfield Demize PDL|
|Ryan Barnhart||NW High School||Jefferson College|
|Josh Hokansan||Drury University / Springfield Demize PDL|
|Jeremy Roper||Kickapoo HS|
|Justin Hoskins||Montana State - Billings / Rochester Thunder|
|Chris Hanlon||Wilson West Lawn HS / FC Delco||University of Pittsburgh / Springfield Demize|
|Chris Miller||Christian Brothers College HS||Swanner United|
|Willis Zirschky||Marshfield HS / Total Demize HS||Demize Reserves / Springfield Demize|
|Matt Stufflebeam||Parkview HS|
|Kyle Slagle||Bolivar HS / Total Demize SC||Demize Reserves|
|Bradley Stillwagon||Bolivar HS / Total Demize SC||Springfield Demize|
|Jon Malter||Parkview HS / Total Demize SC||Demize Reserves|
|Marcus Fernandes||Total Demize SC||Rend Lake College / Demize Reserves|
|Tanner Bennett||Parkview HS / Total Demize SC||Demize Reserves|
|Joel Woodward||Blue Valley NW (KC)||Springfield Demize PDL|
|Henery Hauck Jr.||Rock Bridge HS / Columbia Pride|
|Jared Chalker||Glendale HS / Total Demize SC||Demize Reserves|
|Nathan Massey||Nixa HS / Total Demize SC||Demize Reserves|
|Jon Unruh||Central HS (Saint Joseph, MO)||Aurora|
|Tanner Barnard||Neosho County|
Springfield Demize PDL or PASL - Only participated in one
About the PASL-Pro
The Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL-Pro) is the recognized league in the United States as a professional level indoor soccer league. The PASL-Pro is one of three leagues recognized by the Federation International Futbal Rapido Association (FIFRA), along with the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League
(CMISL) and Liga Mexicana.
About the PASL-Premier
The Demize is a member of the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL – Premier). Started in 1997 PASL – Premier is the largest International indoor soccer league in the world. PASL-Premier currently has 54 Premier teams in 10 divisions across the USA. The PASL-Premier is an amatuer development league. PASL-Premier is the official developmental league of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL-Pro). Starting in 2009, the Demize will compete in one PASL-Pro match in Dallas, Texas as a Provisional team.
About Provisional Status
Provisional teams are generally PASL-Premier teams that are geographic rivals, are considering turning professional, or both. Revolucion Tijuana of the Liga Mexicana Futbol Rapido will play seven games, while Wenatchee, the Tacoma Stars, Kansas City Kings, Ft. Collins Fury, Las Vegas Knights, Springfield Demize, Alamo City Warriors, Edwards Freedom, and West Virginia Quantum Force all dot the schedule. On December 19th the Springfield Demize will set a mark in their first professional level indoor match as they take on the Texas Outlawas at TCG Arena in Dallas, TX. Last wingter the Texas Outlaws Reserves beat the Kansas City Kings to capture the PASL-Premier Championship title.
|Friday, December 11||Piasa FC||Springfield Demize||7:05 PM|
|*Saturday, December 19||Springfield Demize||Texas Outlaws||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, January 2||Springfield Demize||Kansas City Kings||7:00 PM|
|Friday, January 8||Kansas City Kings||Springfield Demize||7:05 PM|
|*Saturday, January 16||Saint Louis Illusion||Springfield Demize||7:05 PM|
|Saturday, February 6||Kansas City Kings||Springfield Demize||7:05 PM|
|Saturday, February 13||Springfield Demize||Piasa FC||9:00 PM|
Home games in bold played at Lake Country Soccer Dome
* Denotes PASL Pro games