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                                             2017 Parkland College Men's Soccer Roster
   

Player Year Position Hometown
2
Nate Allison SO RB Hoopeston, IL
24
Mohamed Belakhoua
FR
CB
Urbana, IL
0
Elijah De Los Santos FR GK Toronto, Ontario
23
Devin Ekstam FR FWD Brookfield, IL
18
Reilly Fay FR CM Chatham, IL
1
Lorenzo Giaretti FR GK Savona, Italy
10
Zachary Gowlett FR LM Brampton, Ontario
5
Josh Hays FR RB Geneva, IL
16
Tanner Kidwell SO FWD Berea, KY
6
Chen Levien FR CM Kirat Ono, Israel
3
Christian Machina FR CB Hamilton, Scotland
14
Ndumiso Madela FR RM Urbana, IL
20
Jeremie Mafumba SO DCM Pretoria, S. Africa
12
Ethan Norton FR LB Danville, IL
9
Bruno Omanaga SO FWD Champaign, IL
7
Johnny Pugh SO LM Sheffield, England
19
 Jesus Reina
FR.
RB
 Valencia, Venezuela
8
Henrique Santiago SO CM Sao Paulo, Brazil
11
Daniel Silva SO RM Valencia, Venezuela
4
Greg Thorne FR LM Mattoon, IL
27
Logan Willard FR FWD Springfield, IL

 

Mark Sikora 

Head Coach 
 
  • Office: P204
  • Telephone: 217-369-1171
  • Email: msikora@parkland.edu
 

 

Coach Sikora begins his 11th season at the helm of the Cobras coming off a 21-2 (125-59-5) season and a fourth Mid-West Athletic Conference title.  The 2016 squad earned a spot in the National Tournament and finished with an NJCAA #6 national ranking.  In addition to winning four  M-WAC titles (2008, 2014, 2015, 2016), Sikora has coached numerous top level players including NJCAA All-Americans Devon Munch-Pickering, Ontario (2008) and Matt Sharman-Sandwich, England (2016) as well as NSCAA All-Americans Patrick Mabeya-Kinshasa, DRC (2006), Eddie Sayon-Champaign Centennial (2007), and Alex Zarco-Champaign Central (2016).  Most recently his teams included 2015 M-WAC Forward of the Year Daniel Kadima (Champaign Central), 2013 Defender of the Year Claudio Galbraith, 2016 Freshman of the Year Johnny Pugh (Sheffield, England).  Other top level performers from prior years include Bruno Ferreira-Belo Horizonte, Brazil (University of West Florida), Trevor Kohlrus-Chatham Glenwood (Eastern Illinois University), and Kenny Kranz-Champaign Centennial (Northern Illinois University).  Cobra Soccer players have excelled in the classroom as well as multiple players have earned NJCAA Academic All-American recognition including Bosko Kovacevic (Belgrade, Serbia) and Daniel White (Sheffield, England), 2016 Parkland College Male Student Athlete of the Year and two time NJCAA Academic All American.

Sikora, who is licensed by the USSF, came to PC from Champaign Centennial where had a record of 89-17-7 and led the Charger Boys teams to five Big 12 titles, three Regional titles, and two sectional championships. He also coached the Charger Girls, achieving a record of 100-14-8 earning five conference, five regional titles, four sectional titles, and made three Elite Eight appearances.  Most recently he earned his third Region 24 Coach of the Year award and the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Junior College North Coach of the Year.

Sikora was a three-year starter at Champaign Centennial was a Big 12 All-Conference honoree in 1990.  He also played for the Little Illini Soccer Club.  He earned his BA degree in History Education from Illinois State University in 1995 and his Master's degree in Education from the University of Illinois in 2011. He and his wife Nicole have two daughters Isabel (14) and Chloe (9) and live in Urbana. He teaches History at Centennial HS (21 years) in addition to his coaching duties.

 
 
Tim Ward
Asst. Coach 
 
Ward is in his first year as an assistant coach after a highly successful college and professional career. After playing one year (2004) for St. Louis University where he was named First Team All-Freshman and Second Team All-Conference and All-Midwest District, Ward was drafted 12th over-all by the NY Metrostars in 2005.  He played eight seasons in the MLS for NY, Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire, and the San Jose Earthquake,  He also has played in several international events. He represented the US at the U-23, U-20. U-18, and U-17 levels including trips to South Korea and Ireland. He led the U-17 team with 35 appearances including 30 starts.  Was past of the U-20 World Youth Championship team but missed the tournament due to injury. 
 
 

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