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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Ending the season in the conference tournament for yet another year in 2019, the Lady Trailblazer soccer program said goodbye to one of the most successful senior classes in program history. Now with a new group of faces ready to step into their shoes, Head Coach Jake Warren is excited to see what this season will bring.

 

"Every season brings a new set of challenges and excitements," said Warren. "I think this upcoming year is very interesting because we have such a young group. What`s fascinating is we have a lot of players still developing and growing into their roles. 2020 will be a unique season because it`s not about one or two girls and a collective effort is needed."

 

Following an announcement by the NAIA last week, the 2020 schedule will eventually look different that its current makeup, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the changes, the team will be allowed to start regular season play on September 5th. Following that move, Ohio Christian's home opener will be on September 9th against Lake Erie College.

 

The Lady Trailblazers will open River States Conference play on the road at Point Park University on September 26th. The squad will then host the Red Storm of Rio Grande on October 1st.

 

Other key matchups in conference play will include a trip to the newest member of the RSC in Oakland City on October 8th, an October 10th battle at home with Asbury University, and the regular season finale on October 31st against Brescia on Senior Day.

 

"This is one of the more difficult schedules we have put together," said Warren. "It will be a big test for our young team! But I am excited for the challenge and it will prepare us for RSC play."

 

To stay up to date on all scheduling changes and COVID-19 related news, please follow us on Twitter (@OCUTrailblazers), Facebook (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers), and Youtube (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers).

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2020 Men's Soccer Schedule Released

Published: June 4, 2020

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...
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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 ... Read More
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Catching Up With Coach: Jake Warren

Published: May 26, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Lady Trailblazer soccer program has been the model of consistency over the past five years. Reaching the conference tournament for four consecutive seasons, the Lady Trailblazers have seen success at multiple levels, all under the leadership of Jake Warren, the squad's head coach. Recently, Coach Warren reflected on the 2019 season, saying farewell to a talented senior class, and the expectations for 2020. Q: Looking back at 2019-20, a year in which you made it to the second round of the RSC Tournament, what will you remember most about that team? A: "Last season...
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Arroyo Named Head Coach Of Men's Soccer Program

Published: May 15, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following a comprehensive search, Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce George Arroyo as the new head coach for the men's soccer program. Arroyo will begin immediately in preparation for the 2020 Fall schedule set to start in August. ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following a comprehensive search, Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce George Arroyo as the new head coach for the men's soccer program. Arroyo will begin immediately in preparation for the 2020 Fall schedule set to start in August. ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following a comprehensive search, Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce George Arroyo as the new head coach for the men's soccer program. Arroyo will begin immediately ... Read More
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Murton Steps Down Following 12 Seasons

Murton Steps Down Following 12 Seasons image

Published: February 12, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following 12 seasons as a head coach at Ohio Christian University, Josh Murton has decided to step away from the men's soccer program, effective immediately. "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve at Ohio Christian University over these last 12 years with both the men's and women's soccer programs," said Murton. "I have been humbled and blessed to impact and be impacted by so many people over the years. I must thank my Lord and Savior for all he has done for me over my coaching career at OCU. I also want to thank my family for all the support over the years....
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following 12 seasons as a head coach at Ohio Christian University, Josh Murton has decided to step away from the men's soccer program, effective immediately. "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve at Ohio Christian University over these last 12 years with both the men's and women's soccer programs," said Murton. "I have been humbled and blessed to impact and be ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Following 12 seasons as a head coach at Ohio Christian University, Josh Murton has decided to step away from the men's soccer program, effective immediately. "It has been an honor ... Read More

Lezotte Tabbed RSC Offensive Player of the Year

Published: December 10, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Adding to her already impressive 2019 resume, Senior forward Brooke Lezotte (SR/Waynesville, OH) was named the River States Conference Player of the Year on Friday. She led the forward category of the All-RSC First Team after putting up 22 goals, 46 points and five game-winning goals.  ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Adding to her already impressive 2019 resume, Senior forward Brooke Lezotte (SR/Waynesville, OH) was named the River States Conference Player of the Year on Friday. She led the forward category of the All-RSC First Team after putting up 22 goals, 46 points and five game-winning goals.  ... Read More
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Lezotte Tabbed RSC Offensive Player of the Year

Published: November 30, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Adding to her already impressive 2019 resume, Senior forward Brooke Lezotte (SR/Waynesville, OH) was named the River States Conference Player of the Year on Friday. She led the forward category of the All-RSC First Team after putting up 22 goals, 46 points and five game-winning goals.  ...
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Lady Trailblazers End 2019 In RSC Championship Semi-Final

Published: December 10, 2019

EATON, OH – On a cold night in November, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers closed out their 2019 season following a hard-fought loss against Indiana University East in the River States Conference semifinal round. With the loss, the Lady Trailblazers end the season with an overall record of 10-6-2. ...
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Lady Trailblazers End 2019 In RSC Championship Semi-Final

Published: November 30, 2019

EATON, OH – On a cold night in November, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers closed out their 2019 season following a hard-fought loss against Indiana University East in the River States Conference semifinal round. With the loss, the Lady Trailblazers end the season with an overall record of 10-6-2. ...
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Lady Trailblazers Resiliency Keys Win Over IU Kokomo

Published: November 30, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – After falling in an early 1-0 hole, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers responded to the call on Saturday, overcoming the Cougars from Indiana University Kokomo to move on to the River States Conference Championship Semifinals. ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – After falling in an early 1-0 hole, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers responded to the call on Saturday, overcoming the Cougars from Indiana University Kokomo to move on to the River States Conference Championship Semifinals. ... Read More
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2019 RSC MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS & SEEDS ANNOUNCED

Published: November 8, 2019

2019 RIVER STATES CONFERENCE MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPBRACKET (PDF)   Nov. 9, 13, 16 at Campus Sites (All Times Eastern)Nov. 9 -- QuarterfinalsTimeLive VideoNo. 6 Ohio Christian at No. 3 IU East3:30 p.m.WatchNo. 5 Asbury (Ky.) at No. 4 Brescia (Ky.)8 p.m. WatchNov. 13 -- Semifinals  Ohio Christian-IU East winner at No. 2 Rio Grande (Ohio)5 p.m.WatchAsbury-Brescia winner at No. 1 WVU Tech7 p.m.WatchNov. 16 -- Finals  at Highest Remaining SeedTBAWatch  ...
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2019 RSC WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS & SEEDS RELEASED

Published: November 8, 2019

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Trailblazers Drop Season Finale To Eagles, Learn Playoff Standing

Published: November 8, 2019

MIDWAY, KY – Wrapping up the 2019 regular season at Midway University, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers took on the Eagles Wednesday night in a late-night battle. With a fair amount of offensive looks for both squads, Asbury took advantage of an early opportunity, scoring the only goal of the night less than two minutes into the game.  ...
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MIDWAY, KY – Wrapping up the 2019 regular season at Midway University, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers took on the Eagles Wednesday night in a late-night battle. With a fair amount of offensive looks for both squads, Asbury took advantage of an early opportunity, scoring the only goal of the night less than two minutes into the game.  ... Read More
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Lady Trailblazers Drop 2OT Heartbreaker To Asbury

Published: November 8, 2019

ASBURY, KY - Facing a stout opponent in Asbury University, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers battled the Eagles Wednesday night with the River States Conference regular season title on the line. After 105 minutes of no scoring, the Eagles punched in a late score to seal the win.  ...
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ASBURY, KY - Facing a stout opponent in Asbury University, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers battled the Eagles Wednesday night with the River States Conference regular season title on the line. After 105 minutes of no scoring, the Eagles punched in a late score to seal the win.  ... Read More
ASBURY, KY - Facing a stout opponent in Asbury University, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers battled the Eagles Wednesday night with the River States Conference regular season title ... Read More

Trailblazers Shutout Eagles To Lock Up Postseason Ticket

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. ...
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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. ... Read More
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Lady Trailblazers Dominate Eagles, Improve Postseason Position

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. ...
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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. ... Read More
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Offense Powers Trailblazers' Win Over Carlow

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...
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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 ... Read More
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' ... Read More

Lady Trailblazers Force Draw With Celtics

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...
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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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More

Pioneers Play Past Trailblazers

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers hosted the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday evening, falling 3-0 to move to 0-5 in River States Conference play. ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers hosted the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday evening, falling 3-0 to move to 0-5 in River States Conference play. ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers hosted the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday evening, falling 3-0 to move to 0-5 in River States Conference play. ... Read More

Pioneers Hand Lady Trailblazers First RSC Loss

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off a 4-0 start to River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers fell short against the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers broke open the game in the second half with back to back goals to win 2-0.  ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off a 4-0 start to River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers fell short against the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers broke open the game in the second half with back to back goals to win 2-0.  ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off a 4-0 start to River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers fell short against the Pioneers of Point Park University on Thursday ... Read More

Brooke Lezotte Named RSC Offensive Player of the Week

Published: October 16, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The Waynesville, Ohio, native supplied all the offense in victories of 2-0 over Rio Grande (Ohio) and 2-1 over WVU Tech. She had both goals in each of the RSC victories to push the Trailblazers' record to 7-3 overall and 4-0 RSC.  Lezzotte has 14 goals in 10 games to rank 10th in the NAIA for total goals. Ohio Christian takes its first-place RSC record into Thursday's home game versus...
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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The Waynesville, Ohio, native supplied all the offense in victories of 2-0 over Rio Grande (Ohio) and 2-1 over WVU Tech. She had both goals in each of the RSC victories to push the ... Read More
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30- ... Read More

Golden Bears Shut Down Trailblazers In RSC Matchup

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Facing their second consecutive team in the NAIA polls, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers struggled offensively on Saturday as the ranked Golden Bears of West Virginia Tech cruised past Ohio Christian to move to 3-0 in River States Conference play.  ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Facing their second consecutive team in the NAIA polls, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers struggled offensively on Saturday as the ranked Golden Bears of West Virginia Tech cruised past Ohio Christian to move to 3-0 in River States Conference play.  ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Facing their second consecutive team in the NAIA polls, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers struggled offensively on Saturday as the ranked Golden Bears of West Virginia ... Read More

Lady Trailblazers Run Past Golden Bears, Move To 4-0 In RSC

Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off three straight shutouts to open River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers held off a late charge by the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears to seal a 2-1 victory. With the win, Ohio Christian moves to first place alone at the top of the RSC.  ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off three straight shutouts to open River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers held off a late charge by the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears to seal a 2-1 victory. With the win, Ohio Christian moves to first place alone at the top of the RSC.  ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Coming off three straight shutouts to open River States Conference play, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers held off a late charge by the West Virginia Tech Golden ... Read More

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OCU Athletics Represented on NAIA National Selection Committee

OCU Athletics Represented on NAIA National Selection Committee image

Published: December 26, 2017

This Fall, the Ohio Christian University Athletic Department had the unique opportunity to be represented on the Division I Men’s Soccer National Selection Committee. Representing the Trailblazers was Athletic Director David Bireline who is in second year with the institution. The NAIA appoints 10 members from around the country who are responsible to select and seed all 32 finalists for the men’s national tournament. “Being able to represent Ohio Christian on the national level is a huge blessing and a great opportunity to promote and grow our intercollegiate athletic program,” said...
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This Fall, the Ohio Christian University Athletic Department had the unique opportunity to be represented on the Division I Men’s Soccer National Selection Committee. Representing the Trailblazers was Athletic Director David Bireline who is in second year with the institution. The NAIA appoints 10 members from around the country who are responsible to select and seed all 32 finalists for the ... Read More
This Fall, the Ohio Christian University Athletic Department had the unique opportunity to be represented on the Division I Men’s Soccer National Selection Committee. Representing the Trailblazers ... Read More