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Day Time Opponent Location
Sat. 8/8/15 7:00 p.m. Alumni Game  Home - Bingham Middle School, Independence, Mo.
Friday, 8/14/15 10:00 a.m.  MidAmerica Nazarene (scrimmage) Away - MNU campus, Olathe, Ks.
Tuesday, 8/18/15 7:00 p.m.  University of St. Mary (scrimmage) Neutral - 9th and Van Brunt, Kansas City, Mo

Saturday, 8/22/15

3:00 p.m. Allen County Community College Home - Bingham Middle School, Independence, Mo

Tuesday, 8/25/15

8:00 p.m.  Kansas City Kansas Community College Away - KCKCC campus, Kansas  City, Ks.

Saturday, 8/29/15

6:00 p.m. Neosho Community College Home - Bingham Middle School, Independence, Mo.  
Tuesday, 9/1/15  4:00 p.m.  Northeastern Oklahoma A&M  Home - 9th and Van Brunt, Kansas City, Mo
Thursday, 9/3/15  7:00 p.m.  Coffeyville Community College  Away - Veteran's Memorial Stadium, Coffeyville, Ks. 
Tuesday, 9/8/15  7:00 p.m.  Wentworth Military Academy Home - William Chrisman HS, Independence, Mo
Saturday, 9/12/15  2:00 p.m.  East Central College  Away - East Central Campus, Union, Mo.
Tuesday, 9/15/15 7:30 p.m.  Rockhurst University J.V.  Away - Rockhurst campus, Kansas City, Mo. 
Sunday, 9/20/15  2:00 p.m.  Jefferson College  Away - Jefferson campus, Hillsboro, Mo. 
Thursday, 9/24/15  2:00 p.m.  St. Charles Community College  Away - St. Charles campus, Cottlesville, Mo. 
Sunday, 9/27/15  12:00 p.m.  Central Methodist J.V.  Home - Bingham Middle School, Independence, Mo.   
Tuesday, 9/29/15  7:00 p.m.  Wentworth Military College  Away - Wentworth campus, Lexington, Mo. 
Saturday, 10/3/15  12:00 p.m.   South Suburban CC  Home - Bingham Middle School, Independence, Mo.   
Tuesday, 10/6/15  7:00 p.m.  Crowder College  Home - Van Horn HS, Independence, Mo   
Saturday, 10/10/15  2:00 p.m.  St. Louis Community College  Home - Bingham Middle School, Independence, Mo.   
Friday, 10/16/15  7:00 p.m.  MCC-Maple Woods  Home - Bingham Middle School, Independence, Mo.   
Monday, 10/19/15 TBD  Avila University J.V. Away - Avila Campus, Kansas City, Ks.
Saturday, 10/24/15 2:00 p.m. NJCAA Region XVI Quarterfinal At higher seed.
Tuesday, 10/27/15 2:00 p.m. NJCAA Region XVI Semifinal At higher seed.
Saturday, 10/31/15 2:00 p.m. NJCAA Region XVI Final At higher seed.
Saturday, 11/7/15 TBD NJCAA Central District Final At Region XVI Champion
Mon.-Sat., 11/16-11/21 TBD NJCAA National Tournament Patrick Henry CC, Martinsville, Va.

Trail Blazers Spotlight

Richmond ForbesRichmond Forbis is this month's athlete in the spotlight. Richmond came to MCC-Blue River after a stellar career at Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri.  During his senior season, he surpassed the previous all-time record of 96 goals at Fort Osage and was named Independence Examiner Player of the Year, as well as Class 3 First Team All-State.  His stellar play is something that would carry over into his first year of college soccer. 

Richmond was instrumental in helping the Trail Blazers win their first NJCAA Region 16 Championship since 2010.  He notched 7 goals and 5 assists in eighteen games with the Trail Blazers.  Towards the end of the season, he really came alive, scoring in five of his last eight games.  His high level of play was recognized by opposing coaches and players.  Richmond received the fourth highest vote total among all community college players in Missouri, placing him on the NJCAA Region 16 First Team.   

With talent, a great work ethic and a humble personality, continued success both on and off the field is easy to predict for Richmond Forbis!


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Men's team starts the season with a win and a loss

The Trail Blazers started the season with a 4-0 win against Allen County Community College and a 3-2 overtime loss against Kansas City Kansas Community College.  In the 4-0 win, sophomore Richmond Forbis scored a hat trick.  Two goals were from assists by sophomore Daniel Parker and one was from a penalty kick.  Zion Hartzler, a freshman from Harrisonville High School, scored the game's other goal. Freshman Nick Shafer earned the shutout in goal with the help of a strong defensive effort. 

In the second game against Kansas City Kansas Community College, the Trail Blazers and Blue Devils ended the contest tied 2-2.  For the second year in a row, the game went to overtime.  In the first period of overtime, the Trail Blazers lost in sudden death from a wide shot from distance.  Goals from the Trail Blazers were scored by sophomores Josh Tate and Richmond Forbis.  Quentin Souder, a sophomore transfer from William Jewell provided the assist on the first goal.   

Coleman Childers and Zach Felz earn NJCAA academic honors

Coleman Childers and Zach Felz both played club soccer together for Futura Futbol Club and committed to the Trail Blazers program as friends and teammates in 2013. Each exemplifies what it means to be student athletes as they were leaders both on and off the field of play. Childers and Felz will receive the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. Childers will continue his education and college playing career at Greenville College, where he will major in psychology. Felz will continue his college soccer career at Columbia College, where he plans to major in business management. MCC-Blue River Congratulates to both of these student athletes wishes them great successes in the future!

Trail Blazers finish just outside top 20 in final NJCAA soccer poll!

The MCC-Blue River men's soccer team was recognized for their successful season in the final NJCAA soccer poll of 2014. They received enough votes to be placed just outside the top 20 after their run to the national tournament was stopped short by ninth ranked Illinois Central College. Although honored to earn recognition for this year's Region 16 Championship season, the Trail Blazers are already looking forward to next year and a chance to build on their 2014 success.

View the final NJCAA soccer rankings of 2014

MCC-Blue River earns second Region 16 title with dramatic penalty shootout win over East Central College!

MCC-Blue River won their second NJCAA Region 16 title on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Jose Payan scored the only goal of the game for MCC-Blue River off an assist from Zach Felz.  The Trail Blazers took their 1-0 advantage into the last four minutes of the second half before East Central tied the game from a free kick. Both teams remained deadlocked in overtime and the game went to penalty kicks to decide the outcome.  Pierluigi Cassiraghi, Conner Case, Danilo Cruz and Clinton Boyles all made their spot kicks, while sophomore goal keeper Blake Cook made two crucial saves.  The end result was a 4-3 shootout victory!

Next up for the Trail Blazers is the NJCAA Central District Championship against #2 ranked Illinois Central College on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 12 p.m. CST in Peoria, Illinois.   The winner of this game advances to the NJCAA National Tournament in Prescott, Arizona.  

Trail Blazers earn five spots on the NJCAA All-Region 16 team!

09-Richmond Forbis

Richmond Forbis
First Team

11- Zach Felz

Zach Felz
First Team

0 - Blake Cook

Blake Cook
Second Team

06 - Caleb Rivera

Caleb Rivera
Second Team

 13 - Duncan Corbett

Duncan Corbett
Second Team

MCC-Blue River men's team earned more spots on the NJCAA All-Region 16 first and second teams than any other program in Missouri. Sophomore Zach Felz and freshman Richmond Forbis earned 1st team selections and sophomores Caleb Rivera and Blake Cook earned 2nd team selections, along with freshman Duncan Corbett.  Congratulations to these players and their outstanding contributions to the success of this year's team! 

Trail Blazers host Region 16 Championship after defeating Monarchs 2-1!

The MCC-Blue River men's team defeated MCC-Maple Woods on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by a score of 2-1.  This was the second meeting between the two MCC schools in the past eight days. Both teams played at a high level and represented MCC very well!  Jose Payan scored the first goal, which was matched by the Monarch's Joel Carrilo with 30 minutes left in the game.  Although the Trail Blazers won the first game 3-1, the semifinal needed a goal in the last 15 minutes by Danilo Cruz to decide the contest.  Pierluigi Cassiraghi assisted on both Jose's and Danilo's goals.  

Next up is the NJCAA Region 16 final between MCC-Blue River and East Central College. The game will be hosted by the Trail Blazers on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. The location is Bingham Middle School, 1716 South Speck Road, Independence, Mo 64057. Come out on Saturday and support this team!  Go Blazers!

NJCAA Region 16 Quarterfinal Result:  MCC-Blue River 6, STLCC 0

The MCC-Blue River men's team defeated St. Louis Community College 6-0 on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in the NJCAA Region 16 Quarterfinal.  Goals were scored by Jose Payan, Clinton Boyles, Isaac Benner, Pierluigi Cassiraghi, Richmond Forbis and Conner Case.  Assists were by Julian Ramirez, Danilo Cruz, Zach Felz and Conner Case.  The win brings the Trail Blazers record to 12-3-1 heading into the NJCAA Regional Semifinal against MCC-Maple Woods.