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- Men’s Soccer
Coach Jamie Peterson has developed a winning tradition at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. One that has seen the Eagles become one of the top college soccer programs in the country.
Peterson owns a career mark of 139-23-13 (.823%) in his 8 years serving as Head Coach. Peterson has incorporated a style of play that is attack-minded, with creativity in the attack and a free-flowing style. His program has sustained top 10 recognition for several years. Coach Peterson has been named MCAC Coach of the year in 2011, 2012, &2013, as well as KCAC Coach of the Year in 2015, 2016, & 2017. Peterson was voted on by his peers as 2015 NSCAA Plains Regional Coach of the Year & 2017 United Soccer Plains Regional Coach of the Year. Peterson has also won NCCAA Central Coach of the year twice.
In 2017, OKWU finished with 22-1-2, with the best record in the Nation. OKWU entered the National Tournament as the #1 team in the nation and set a program record, by making it to the NAIA National Tournament Semi-Finals. The Eagles faced Wayland Baptist, where the game ended 2-2, before going to a shootout. Wayland Baptist went on to win the National Championship. The Eagles finished the year ranked #3 in the Nation. On the year OKWU set program records, with 107 goals scored on the year.
In 2016, Eagles soccer went 19-1-2 and were the number 1 team in the nation. The Eagles one the KCAC Conference Championship and went to their 6th straight NAIA National Tournament. The eagles were knocked out of the tournament by William Carey, despite out shooting their opponent 29-3, the Eagles found themselves in a shootout, and lost after both teams went through 10 shooters.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University set a school record with 20 wins in 2015. In 2015, the eagles reached their 5th straight national tournament, with a record of 20-1-1. OWKU was knocked out of the National Tournament, after a hard fought 0-0 game with Rocky Mountain College. Rocky Mountain won in a shootout, 5-4. OKWU won the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season and Conference Tournament, with an undefeated record.
In 2014, the Eagles reached their fourth straight national tournament, with a record of 14-5-2. The Eagles ranked 4th in the nation in Total Shutouts and 10th in the nation in total goals. The Eagles lost in the first round of the National Tournament to instate foe, Oklahoma Science & Arts University. The Eagles lost 1-0. The Eagles reached the Midland’s Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship final, losing in a shootout, to Conference rival, Bellevue University.
In 2013, the Eagles finished the season after their third straight appearance in the National Tournament, with a 19-4 record. The Eagles reached their first ever, National Quarter-finals, where they lost in double overtime, against National runner-up Auburn-Montgomery University. OKWU won the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship, with a perfect record of 5-0-0.
In 2012, OKWU finished a stellar year with a record of 19-1-1. The eagles captured the MCAC Regular Season and Tournament Championship. The eagles made their second trip to the NAIA National Tournament, before losing in the first round to Hastings College, 4-1.
In 2011, OKWU finished 14-5-2 and received Peterson’s first birth into the NAIA National Tournament. The Eagles won the MCAC regular season and post season tournament Championships. The Eagles face Baker University in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament, where they were defeated 2-0.
In all, Peterson has guided OWKU to 3 MCAC regular season championships, 2 MCAC Tournament titles, 3 KCAC regular season championship, 2 KCAC Tournament championship and to 7 consecutive NAIA Tournaments. The Eagles have finished ranked in the NAIA Final Poll the last 7 years under Peterson’s leadership.
OKWU has also produced 62 all-conference honorees since 2010 and Peterson has coached the MCAC Offensive Player of the Year, 4 times, MCAC Defensive Player of the Year, MCAC Newcomer of the Year 4 times, MCAC Freshman of the Year, KCAC Most Valuable Player 3 times, KCAC Offensive Player of the year 2 times and KCAC Defensive Player of the year 3 times. Coach Peterson has coached 17 NAIA All-American award winners and 4 NCCAA All-American award winners.