Coach Hess selected to represent The Mount as the coach of a D-3 all-star team

Coach Hess selected to represent The Mount as the coach of a D-3 all-star team

Ron Smith of USA Sports Tours & Events announces tour schedule, teams and coaches for upcoming USA D-3 Soccer Teams – Brazil Tour 2018.

The USA D-3 Soccer Teams are invited NCAA Division III men's and women's players from across the country.  This team is comprised of players recognized as All Americans, All Region and All Conference.  The 15 women's players represent 10 different colleges and universities and come from 8 different home states.  The 16 men's players also hail from 8 different schools and 8 different home states.  This team truly comes from almost every part of the USA.

"Brad Bankhead (Head Men's Soccer Coach – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor) will be our 2018 USA D-3 Soccer Head Coach.  Brad is coming off the 2017 season where he led the Cru to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and was named WEST Region and American Southwest Conference Coach of the year. 

We are fortunate to have Josh Hess (Head Women's Soccer Coach - Mount St. Joseph), one of the brightest up and coming soccer coaches, leading our USA D-3 Women's Team.

"Many of the players on this year's USA / Brazil Tour team had great individual seasons and led their teams into post season play."

"I believe that the players on these teams will be some of the same players we see recognized as All Americans, All Region and All Conference players in the Fall of 2018.  This is an outstanding group of young men and women." says Ron Smith.  "This tour is designed to expose players to a great soccer experience while providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for educational, cultural and social growth." 

The USA D-3 Soccer tour will run from May 28 through June 6.  The squads will begin with orientation in Orlando, Florida on May 28th before the team flies to Sao Paulo, Brazil that evening.  The teams will practice on May 29th in the City of Jundiai before playing their first two matches on May 30 and 31 in the cities of Jundiai and Valinhos.  The teams will then travel to Rio de Janeiro on Friday, June 1st.    The teams will play their 3rd match on Saturday, June 2nd and their 4th on Monday, June 6th versus teams from Rio de Janeiro.  The two USA D-3 Soccer teams will be competing against top U-22 club teams from the States of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. 

While in Brazil the teams will experience educational, cultural and social aspects of Brazilian life through city, school and sports club visits.  While in Rio the team will be staying on the famous Copacabana Beach and touring the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain, two of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.


USA D-3 Soccer Team Rosters


USA D-3 Women's Soccer Team

Flower Edington                                   Illinois Wesleyan University

Cassidy Evanson                                    Hanover College

Kayla Haberbosch                                 Arcadia University

Cameron Hindel                                   Illinois Wesleyan University

Sarah Krisa                                           Hardin-Simmons University

Madison Link                                        University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Emalee McMaude                                 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Josey Meyer                                         Hardin-Simmons University

Megan Radosta                                     Berry College

Maddie Rechel                                     Mount St. Joseph University

Sarah Rempe                                        University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Sydney Schroder                                  Coe College

Kali Trunca                                           Johnson & wales University

Lizzy Ward                                            Coe College

Jessica Wells                                        Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


USA D-3 Women's Soccer Coach

USA D-3 Women's Soccer Head Coach   Josh Hess – Mount St. Joseph University


USA D-3 Men's Soccer Team


Bennett Bugbee                                   Pacific Lutheran University

Ethan Butler                                         Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Steven Dang                                         University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Caleb Ford                                            Berry College

Chris Fusaro                                          Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Marcelo Gaitan                                     University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Preston Hillis                                        Hardin-Simmons University

Alec Jones                                            Berry College

Nick King                                              Elmhurst College

Ross Klauer                                          Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Brevin Lacy                                           Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Phillip Le                                              Austin College

Martin Lopez                                        University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Patrick Santini                                      Gettysburg College

Caleb Vandergriff                                  University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Jake Williamson                                    Berry College


USA D-3 Men's Soccer Coach

USA D-3 Men's Soccer Head Coach        Brad Bankhead – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor