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College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

PH: 630-942-2895
FX: 630-942-3601

Dr. Joseph Collins, Interim

Athletic Director
Paul Zakowski

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Anne Hinley

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2010 NJCAA Men's Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
September 8, 2010


Three long-time Illinois coaches in the sport of soccer are joined by six players who impacted JUCO soccer in the ‘90s and early ‘00s are the 2010 inductees to the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame. During the month of November, the nine inductees will be officially honored at the NJCAA Division One Soccer Banquet in Tyler, Texas and the NJCAA Division Three Soccer Banquet at Herkimer, New York. They join 59 other coaches, contributors and players already named to the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame. The 2010 Hall of Fame class includes:

James Kelly is second among active coaches with 384 wins entering the 2010 season. His 1993 College of DuPage squad won the NJCAA National Championship. Since 1987, when he took over the head coach position for the Glen Ellyn, Illinois school, his teams have made 14 National Tournament appearances, third most successful division one program. Additionally, honors include two NSCAA, one NJCAA National Coach of the Year Awards along with being named Region IV Coach of the Year 14 times. He came to the United States in 1976 when Manchester United sold his rights to the Chicago Sting of the old North American Soccer League.

Tim Rooney has established a career total of 598 victories with his men's (309 wins) and women's (289 wins) soccer teams at Lewis and Clark Community College since his arrival in 1986. He was named region coach of the year 13 times and has eight national tournament appearances between the two programs. His 1999 and 2008 women's teams won national championship titles for the Illinois school. He played on the 1970 and 1971 National Championship team at St. Louis Flo Valley. Career coaching stops included St. Louis-Flo Valley, University of Missouri-St. Louis and professionally, with the St. Louis Steamers.

Larry Petri has been coaching at Belleville Area College/Southwestern Illinois College for 30 years, 28 as their head coach. He has served on various committees, contributing to JUCO soccer, for over twenty years. A veteran of 559 junior college matches, he has coached numerous All-Region and All-America players.

Men's soccer lose District Final in 2OT
November 26, 2009

Co-captain Angel Pedraza looks back on the last game and friendships forged during the soccer season

By Matt Wells

“We went down fighting,” said co-captain Angel Pedraza, after the Chaps lost to Iowa Central. “I don’t regret anything… when you give your all, there’s nothing to be mad about.”

14:16 into the first half, Iowa Central scored the first goal. “We weren’t really into it… we let the ball bounce… we didn’t react quick enough,” said Pedraza about the first goal.

Pedraza described how normally you have one crowd that cheers for their team and taunts the other, but that at this game, it was a “great atmosphere on both sides.”

Pedraza told how some bench players gave the team an “enormous boost. They definitely helped swing momentum back to our side.”

Head Coach Jim Kelly was pleased with their effort. “We know it was one game we could’ve won.” Pedraza said.

Pedraza said the “outcome was bittersweet.”

“Personally, it was the best team and season I’ve had my whole life. The chemistry and bond went beyond the field… Those friendships helped us to where we got this season. On the field it was time to work. Off the field it was time to goof off.”

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Men's Baseball III - Stats Archive
Men's Basketball III - Stats Archive
Men's Cross Country I
Men's Football - Stats Archive
Men's Golf III
Men's Outdoor Track and Field I
Men's Soccer I - Stats Archive
Men's Tennis III
Women's Basketball III - Stats Archive
Women's Cross Country I
Women's Outdoor Track and Field I
Women's Soccer III - Stats Archive
Women's Softball III - Stats Archive
Women's Tennis I
Women's Volleyball III - Stats Archive

Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 31

Men's Championships: 17
Women's Championships: 14

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Division III Golf: 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Men's Ice Hockey: *1980, *1988, *1990
  • Men's Soccer: 1993
  • Men's Division III Tennis: 1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Men's Division III Basketball: 2002
  • Men's Division III Outdoor Track & Field: 2002, 2003, 2006, 2010 
  • Women's Division III Basketball: 2000, 2002
  • Women's Division III Fast Pitch Softball: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004
  • Women's Division III Outdoor Track & Field: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
  • Women's Division III Volleyball: 1998, 1999
  • Women's Division III Tennis: 2008, 2010 



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