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Men's Soccer

The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team competes at the NJCAA Division II level and plays its home games at the Knox County YMCA. Men’s soccer began as an intercollegiate sport at Sandburg in 2008, but the College has also fielded a number of club teams throughout its history.

NJCAA Division II National Tournament

Region IV Tournament Champions

2021-22 Men's Soccer Roster

2021-22 Roster

2020-21 roster
Previous School
00 Benjamin Hilton Fr. West Sussex, England Crawley Town Academy
0 Kale Stevenson Fr. Cowdenbeath, Scotland Cowdenbeath
1 Eric Schumacher Fr. Bremen, Germany Alfred-Faust-Strabe
2 Theo Rodrigues Fr. Joao Pessoa, Brazil Colegio Motiva
3 Mason Martinez So. Galesburg, Ill. Galesburg
4 Juan David Leal So. Bogota, Colombia Colegio Beato Jordan de Sajonia
5 Pedronel Herrera Fr. Cali, Colombia Colegio Claret
6 Matheus Andrade Fr. Sao Paulo, Brazil Colegio Brasil Objectivo
7 Kyle Neacy So. Bunbury, Australia SEDA
8 Callum Worsley Fr. Whitworth, England Whitworth
9 Rhys Holt So. Flintshire, Wales Hawarden, Deeside Town
10 Lucas Mitihiro Sueyoshi So. Sao Paulo, Brazil Colegio Sao Jose, Santa Andre
11 Guylberson Camille So. Key West, Fla. Key West
13 William White Fr. Bexhill on Sea, England Hastings College
14 Nathan Caltram Fr. Limeira, Brazil Colegio Tecnico de Limeira
15 Israel Guardado So. North Little Rock, Ark. North Little Rock
16 Older Geneus So. Orlando, Fla. Evans
17 Stenson Armand Fr. Ocoee, Fla. Ocoee
18 Jamesley Paul So. Key West, Fla. Key West
19 Axel Garcia So. Cabot, Ark. Cabot
20 Roldy Geneus So. Orlando, Fla. Evans
21 Tiago Alcantara Fr. Limeira, Brazil Colegio Portinari
22 Adithya Vinod Fr. Dubai, United Arab Emirates Crescent English
23 Jordan Delgado Ramos So. Orlando, Fla. Evans
24 Jean Forestal Fr. Ocoee, Fla. Ocoee
25 Sebastiao Neto Fr. Goiania, Brazil Colegio Decisao
26 Steven Meza Fr. Monmouth, Ill. Monmouth-Roseville
27 Neemias Moreira Fr. Uberlandia, Brazil EE Messias Pedreiro
28 Oliver Hawkins Fr. Paddock Wood, England Mascalls Academy
29 Thomas Drake Fr. The Hague, Netherlands International School of the Hague
30 Santiago Palacio Fr. Cali, Colombia Colegio La Arboleda
31 Dave Bernard Fr. Ocoee, Fla. Ocoee
32 Dieter Horten Fr. Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina Costa Azul
34 Yousef Elberngi Fr. Bolingbrook, Ill. Bolingbrook
35 Thales Rodrigues Fr. Joao Pessoa, Brazil Colegio Motiva

Head coach: Kevwe Akpore
Assistant coach: Victor Dantas

2021-22 Men's Soccer Schedule

2021-22 Schedule

Overall record: 16-5
Region IV record: 11-3
2021-22 schedule
Friday, Aug. 13 5:30 p.m. Southeastern (Iowa) (scrimmage) HOME
Saturday, Aug. 21 3 p.m. Illinois Central (scrimmage) HOME
Tuesday, Aug. 24 3 p.m. Scott Bettendorf, Iowa W, 8-0
Thursday, Aug. 26 7 p.m. Knox (scrimmage) HOME
Saturday, Aug. 28 2 p.m. Oakton* Des Plaines W, 5-1
Thursday, Sept. 2 4 p.m. John Wood HOME W, 2-1
Tuesday, Sept. 7 3 p.m. Kankakee* HOME W, 7-3
Saturday, Sept. 11 1 p.m. #3 Morton* HOME W, 2-1
Thursday, Sept. 16 4 p.m. #10 Illinois Valley HOME W, 2-0
Saturday, Sept. 18 2 p.m. Waubonsee* HOME L, 3-0
Thursday, Sept. 23 4 p.m. Bryant & Stratton* HOME W, 6-1
Tuesday, Sept. 28 4 p.m. Richard J. Daley* Chicago W, 11-0
Saturday, Oct. 2 2:30 p.m. Lake County* Grayslake W, 6-0
Thursday, Oct. 7 4 p.m. #2 Prairie State* Chicago Heights L, 3-2 (OT)
Wednesday, Oct. 13 4 p.m. South Suburban* South Holland W, 3-0
Saturday, Oct. 16 2 p.m. Kishwaukee* HOME W, 4-0
Wednesday, Oct. 20 4 p.m. McHenry County* Crystal Lake W, 3-0
Saturday, Oct. 23 3 p.m. DuPage* Glen Ellyn W, 3-2
Tuesday, Oct. 26 5 p.m. Black Hawk* HOME W, 3-0
Thursday, Oct. 28 2:30 p.m. #19 Triton* HOME L, 4-1
Region IV Tournament
Saturday, Oct. 30 Noon Elgin (quarterfinals) HOME W, 6-1
Tuesday, Nov. 2 2 p.m. #4 Prairie State (semifinals) Chicago Heights L, 1-0 (2OT)
Nov. 15-20 NJCAA Division II Championship Wichita, Kan.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 11 a.m. #13 Heartland (pool play) W, 2-1 (OT)
Wednesday, Nov. 17 11 a.m. #1 CCBC Essex (pool play) L, 1-0


All home games played at the Knox County YMCA

Coaching Staff


Head Coach

Kevwe Akpore

Kevwe Akpore took over as interim coach of the Carl Sandburg College men's soccer team during the 2017 season and was promoted to head coach shortly after the conclusion of that season.

Sandburg’s 6-1 win over McHenry County in Akpore’s debut matched the team’s largest margin of victory in 2017 and was the Chargers’ highest scoring output of the year. Akpore also was an assistant for Sandburg in 2016 and serves as an adjunct criminal justice instructor at the College.

Akpore has been a staple of the Galesburg soccer community for nearly three decades. He served as the women’s soccer coach at Knox from 2001-02 after a three-year stint as an assistant, and he was the Prairie Fire’s men’s soccer coach from 2010-11. He also spent several years as a midfielder with FC Galesburg and has volunteered as a coach with the Knox County YMCA and Galesburg High School.

Akpore and his wife, Tracy, reside in Galesburg and have adult twin daughters, Kiara and Sade, who played collegiately at Southern Illinois Edwardsville.

Assistant Coaches

Victor Dantas
Oscar Navaez
Ryan Wessling