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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Ohio Christian University Men's Soccer program is set to begin a new era in the Fall of 2020, as newly announced head coach George Arroyo will take over the team for his first season.

 

Coming off a 2019 campaign in which the Trailblazers made the conference tournament, Arroyo is confident the team is ready to improve and move up within the RSC. "I think I speak for everyone in saying we're excited about the upcoming schedule. Except for one, we faced each of these teams last season, so it gives us an opportunity to gauge our improvement in many areas. We play in a tough conference against quality players and coaches, but we want to make our mark. We want to move up in the rankings and I believe this is the year to do so!"

 

The squad is scheduled to open play on September 2nd on the road at Shawnee State University. The familiarity of the team's non-conference schedule, as mentioned above, will allow for an early gauge on the team's standing entering conference play.


Following the non-conference slate, OCU will open River States Conference play on September 26th on the road at Point Park University, followed by their conference home opener against the University of Rio Grande on October 1st.

 

On October 8th, the Trailblazers will travel to take on the newest member of the River States Conference, the Mighty Oaks of Oakland City University. The Mighty Oaks return to the NAIA after being a member of NCAA DII. The Mighty Oaks will be immediately eligible for postseason competition, which is a benefit afforded to former members that return to the NAIA.

 

In total, the Trailblazers will host five RSC regular season matchups, concluding with Senior Day on October 31 against Brescia University. OCU will also host the University of Rio Grande, Asbury University, Carlow University, and Midway University.

 

Due to the ever evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, please stay tuned to our website for any scheduling changes that may occur in the coming months.

 

For more on the Trailblazer Soccer Program and the rest of Ohio Christian University Athletics, follow us on Twitter (@OCUTrailblazers), Facebook (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers), and Youtube (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers)

 

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Trailblazers Shutout Eagles To Lock Up Postseason Ticket

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Published: November 8, 2019

MIDWAY, KY – Needing a win to remain in the hunt for postseason, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers played their first of two makeup games this week on Monday against the Eagles of Midway University.
MIDWAY, KY – Needing a win to remain in the hunt for postseason, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers played their first of two makeup games this week on Monday against the Eagles of Midway University.
MIDWAY, KY – Needing a win to remain in the hunt for postseason, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers played their first of two makeup games this week on Monday against the Eagles of Midway
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Lady Trailblazers Dominate Eagles, Improve Postseason Position

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Published: November 8, 2019

MIDWAY, KY – After consecutive postponed games to end last week, the Ohio Christian Lady Trailblazers played their second to last regular season River States Conference match on Monday, facing the Eagles of Midway University.
MIDWAY, KY – After consecutive postponed games to end last week, the Ohio Christian Lady Trailblazers played their second to last regular season River States Conference match on Monday, facing the Eagles of Midway University.
MIDWAY, KY – After consecutive postponed games to end last week, the Ohio Christian Lady Trailblazers played their second to last regular season River States Conference match on Monday, facing the
Photo provided courtesy of Taylor University, used with permission.

Head Basketball Coach Inducted in Taylor University Hall of Fame

Photo provided courtesy of Taylor University, used with permission.

Published: October 16, 2019

Ohio Christian University’s Head Coach for the Men’s basketball team, Casey Coons was recently honored by his alma mater. On Oct. 5, Coons was inducted into Taylor University Athletics 2019 Hall of Fame. Other inductees included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. “It was an awesome honor,” Coons said of the induction ceremony. “It was really cool because all of the other four inductees I know really well. Two of them I went to school with, Coach Atkinson I interacted with while I was an assistant there, and Tanya Crevier worked all nine years of basketball
Ohio Christian University’s Head Coach for the Men’s basketball team, Casey Coons was recently honored by his alma mater. On Oct. 5, Coons was inducted into Taylor University Athletics 2019 Hall of Fame. Other inductees included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. “It was an awesome honor,” Coons said of the induction ceremony. “It was really cool because all of
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Offense Powers Trailblazers' Win Over Carlow

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Published: October 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers battled it out on the road on Saturday, riding an offensive explosion in the second half to seal the 6-3 victory. The win marks the team's first River States Conference victory of the season. Andrew Smith (JR/Dansville, MI) kicked off the scoring for Ohio Christian in the 33rd minute, as neither team managed a successful offensive push in most of the opening half. Following halftime, both teams caught fire, with the Trailblazers netting five goals in less than 30 minutes. Individually, Ohio Christian's Bryce Hull (SO/Grove
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers battled it out on the road on Saturday, riding an offensive explosion in the second half to seal the 6-3 victory. The win marks the team's first River States Conference victory of the season. Andrew Smith (JR/Dansville, MI) kicked off the scoring for Ohio Christian in the 33rd minute, as neither team managed a successful offensive
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers battled it out on the road on Saturday, riding an offensive explosion in the second half to seal the 6-3 victory. The win marks the team'
WSOC OCU vs CAR

Lady Trailblazers Force Draw With Celtics

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Published: October 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers played the Celtics of Carlow University on Saturday, competing in less than ideal weather conditions of cold temperatures and consistent rain. After 110 minutes of play, the match ended in a 1-1 tie. Ohio Christian opened the scoring in the 23rd minute on a goal by Brooke Lezotte (SR/Waynesville, OH), assisted by Rachel Lawwell (SR/Pataskala, OH). Six minutes later, the Celtics evened the score on a goal from Alexa Schwab, ending the scoring for both teams. Each squad had their fair chance to pull ahead, as each team
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers played the Celtics of Carlow University on Saturday, competing in less than ideal weather conditions of cold temperatures and consistent rain. After 110 minutes of play, the match ended in a 1-1 tie. Ohio Christian opened the scoring in the 23rd minute on a goal by Brooke Lezotte (SR/Waynesville, OH), assisted by Rachel Lawwell
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers played the Celtics of Carlow University on Saturday, competing in less than ideal weather conditions of cold temperatures and

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OCU Student Govt. President Samuel Church

Samuel Church Testimonial

OCU Student Govt. President Samuel Church

Published: September 17, 2018

Samuel Church came to Ohio Christian University (OCU) looking to make a difference. Growing up in Toledo, OH in a struggling economy, Samuel experienced his family digging deep to overcome the challenge. “There weren’t expectations of rising and doing anything big, but I decided not to settle for that,” he recalls.  Samuel focused his energy and effort on athletics where he excelled, and OCU recruited him to join the track team. When he visited the campus in Circleville, OH, he was unsure what the future held. But, he remembers, “Everyone knew my name in about ten minutes, and they
Samuel Church came to Ohio Christian University (OCU) looking to make a difference. Growing up in Toledo, OH in a struggling economy, Samuel experienced his family digging deep to overcome the challenge. “There weren’t expectations of rising and doing anything big, but I decided not to settle for that,” he recalls.  Samuel focused his energy and effort on athletics where he excelled, and OCU
Samuel Church came to Ohio Christian University (OCU) looking to make a difference. Growing up in Toledo, OH in a struggling economy, Samuel experienced his family digging deep to overcome the