Professional Accomplishments


 

We at Legends are very proud 
of our Accomplishments!

Teams Players
State Championships 40 Professional Players
State Cup Runners Up 67 Professional Development League Players
USYSARegional Champions 400 (Nearly) College Players
USYSA National Final Four Appearances 9 High School All-Americans
USYSA National Runner Up 4 National Team Players
USYSA National Champion 17 College All Americans
National Indoor Championships 85 Collegiate Award Winners
National Indoor Championship Runner Up Players 20 Regional ODP Players
350+ State ODP Players
 
 
  • The KC Athletics (team comprised of mostly ex-Legends 81/82 Alumni) wins National U20 USASA Champioship beating Southern California 9-1 in the process.
  • 83/84 Legends won 4 National Indoor Soccer Championships and placed 2nd twice from 1995-2002.
  • 79/80 Legends won 3 National Indoor Championships from 1994-1999
  • In 1998 & 1999 State Fair Community College Won Back to Back National Championships - Legends alumni Ben Baumgart, Caleb Edwards, Chris Blaine, David Buchmueller, Matt Cornforth, Mike Jensen & Pat Regan were key members of this marvelous achievement
  • The only time UMKC went to two consecutive National Tournaments was when they had multiple Legends alums on their roster (Ben Baumgart, Beau Williams, Ryan Barber, Drew Perkins, Geoff Miles, Jason Woods, Jimmy Davey, Ryan Kaufman, Chad Ramey).
  • When Blue Valley high School won back to back State Championships in 2000/2001, most of the key players were long-term KC Legends.
  • When Rockhurst High School won back to back State Championships in 1998/1999, most of the key players were long-term KC Legends.
  • When Shawnee Mission North West won back to back State Championships in 1998/1999, most of the key players were long-term KC Legends.
  • In 2005, the West Des Moines Menace won the PDL with long-term Legend alum’s Jesse Baker, (Later Minnesota thunder), or Corey Farabi, (Drafted KC Wizards), scoring in the 4 conference & national final games including the game winning semi-final goal (Farabi) & key PK’s for both players in the championship
  • In 2005, Legends Alum Andy Metcalf was the PDL Top Goal scorer With 18 For the Cape Cod Crusaders
  • In most St Thomas Aquinas High School State Championship teams through the years Legends players have made key contributions.
  • 12 Legends Alums On St Thomas Aquinas All Time Points Leaders List (With * in front of their name)David Grimsley 163 1991-94
    • * Coleton Henning 152 2004-07
    • * Matt Blouin 137 1999-02
    • Josh Lents 120 1991-94
    • David Martinez 112 1996-99
    • * Michael Thomas 110 2002-05
    • * Chris Lee 108 1997-00
    • * Brian Spitzkeit 103 1993-96
    • * Matt Stillwell 101 2001-04
    • * Mark Roennigke 99 1992-95
    • * Patrick White 95 2003-06
    • Shawn McCullough 90 1993-96
    • Kevin Powers 90 1990-93
    • Brian Hartis 87 1990-93
    • * Keith Gorczyca 75 2000-03
    • * David Seefeldt 73 2000-03
    • Eric White 70 1991-94
    • Brendan Copeland 62 2005-08
    • * Peter Clevinger 61 2002-05
    • Shanti Johnson 59 1991-92
    • Kevin Conkright 59 1990-93
    • Josh Magness 58 2005-08
    • Calvin Clark 57 2002-05
    • *Jaime Zarse 56 2001-04
  • In the history of Kansas City High School soccer, back-to-back State Championships have only ever been won by teams with a high concentration of KC Legends players playing in key positions.
  • The only times Drake University have featured in National Tournaments was when they had multiple Legends alums on their roster (Zach Brennan, Jesse Baker, Corey Farabi, Josh Yeretsky, Garrett Webb, Luke Gorczyca, Matt Kuhn, Matt Prather).
  • In the 2009 NCAA DI sweet sixteen game against Boston College Drake won 6-4. Legends alum’s Luke Gorczyca, Garrett Webb & Matt Kuhn scored the last 4 of Drake's 6 goals.
  • JCCC went to the 2009 NJCAA National Championship game with three Legends alums on their roster. Two (Megan Weston & Rachel Pride) were amongst the highest four points scorers on the team.
  • In 2009, Benedictine College wons their conference and earned a berth at the NAIA National Finals in Fresno California with multiple Legends Alumni. At Nationals Legends Alum Brendan Copeland assisted on the only goal and alum GK Tanner Fox recorded the shut out. Other Legends alum's on roster include Remy, Smith, Raplinger, Parkhurst, Lausman, Clevinger, Durbin, Montgomery
  • Legends alum Ari Rodopoulos dribbled from his own half to score the winning goal for Blue Spring HS in the Missouri State High School Championship final. Rodopoulos also scored for the University of Santa Clara in the 1999 NCAA DI Final Four.
  • Joe Burns dribbled from his own half to score the winning goal for the Legends 81/82 team in the USYSA Region II Championship final.
  • Jason Cole dribbled from his own half to score the winning goal for the Legends 79/80 team in the USYSA Region II Championship final.
  • Mark Roennigke was awarded a free kick when fouled while executing a Maradona Turn in the USYSA Region II Championship final. The winning goal was scored from that free kick.

2006-2007 Season Highlights
 2007 State Champs (1 Team)

Boys: U-19 (Hughes/Collett/Mura)

Runner-Ups
Boys: U-18 (Collett) - Missouri Youth Soccer Association State Championship

 
 2005-2006 Season Highlights

 2006 State Champs (1 Team)

Boys: U-18 (Hughes/Collett/Mura)

Runner-Ups
Boys: U-18 (Collett)
U-17 (Collett) - Missouri State
Girls: U-12 (Barney)

Additional Information:
53 Kansas State ODP Players - 22 New
3 Missouri State ODP Players

 
 2004-2005 Season Highlights

2005 State Champs (3 Teams!)
Boys: U-19 (Hughes/Mura)
U-17 (Hughes/Collett/Mura)
U-14 (Hughes/Phillips)
Runner-Ups
Boys: U-18 (Pulvers)

2005 National Indoor Champs

Runner-Ups
Girls: U-14 (Barney)

Additional Information:
61 Kansas State ODP Players - 34 New
7 Missouri State ODP Players - 7 New
7 Regional ODP Players - 6 New

 
2003-2004 Season Highlights
 2004 State Champs (3 Teams!)

Boys: U-18 (Hughes/Mura)
U-16 (Hughes/Collett/Mura)
U-14 (Schlichting)
Runner-Ups
Boys: U-17 (Pulvers)
U-13 (Phillips)

Additional Information:
81 Kansas State ODP Players - 44 New

 
2002-2003 Season Highlights 

2003 State Champs (3 Teams!)
Boys: U-19 (KC Athletics - Hughes/Collett/Mura/Barney)
U-14 (Parker)
U-13 (Schlichting)
Runner-Ups
Boys: U-16 (Pulvers)

2003 National Indoor Champs
Boys: U-17 (Hughes/Mura)
Runner-Ups
Boys: U-18 (Hughes/Mura)
Girls: U-12 (Barney)

Additional Information:
56 Kansas State ODP Players

 
2001-2002 Season Highlights
 2002 State Champs (5 Teams!)

Boys: U-17 (Hughes/Mura)
U-16 (Hughes/Mura)
U-14 (Collett/Mura)
U-13 (Parker)
U-12 (Schlichting)
Runner-Ups
Boys: U-18 (Hughes/Barney)

Additional Information:
The 83/84 Hotspurs who were State Champs were trained for 10 years by Tom Mura and Andy Barney.
A team comprising 9 of the 81/82 Legends squad (Barney) were U-20 National United States Amateur Soccer Association Champs.

 
2000-2001 Season Highlights
 2001 State Champs (5 Teams!)

Boys: U-18 (Hughes/Barney)
U-15 (Hughes/Mura)
U-14 (Pulvers)

U-13 (Collett/Mura)
U-12 (Parker)
Runner-Ups
Boys: U-17 (Barney)

Additional Information:
The 83/84 Hotspurs who were State Champs were trained for 10 years by Tom Mura and Andy Barney.
A team comprising 9 of the 81/82 Legends squad (Barney) were U-19 National United States Amateur Soccer Association Runner Up.


1999-2000 Season Highlights
2000 State Champs (3 Teams!)
Boys: U-17 (Hughes/Mura)
U-14 (Hughes/Mura)
U-12 (Collett/Mura)
 
1998-1999 Season Highlights
1999 State Champs (6 Teams!)
Boys: U-19 (Pritchard/Barney)
U-18 (Brown/Barney)
U-17 (Barney)
U-16 (Hughes/Mura)
U-14 (Hughes/Mura)
U-13 (Hughes/Mura)
 
1997-1998 Season Highlights
1998 State Champs (4 Teams!)
Boys: U-20 (Brown/Barney) as Team KC
U-18 (Pritchard/Barney)
U-15 (Hughes/Mura)
U-14 (Barney) 
 
Past Regional Champions
81/82 (3rd in Nation - Barney)
79/80 (2nd in Nation - Pritchard/Barney)
77/78 (3rd in Nation - Brown/Barney) 
 
Past National Indoor Champions 
The KC Legends Have Won 14 National Indoor Championships
85/86 (Hughes/Mura)
84/85 (Mura)
83/84 (4 Times - Barney)
82/83 (Barney)
80/81 (Barney)
79/80 (3 Times - Barney)
78/79 (2 Times - Barney)
77/78 (Barney) 
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