Class of 2016: Part 5

Mason Dunnavant
Hometown: Bloomsdale, MO
High School: Festus High School
Position: OL
Awards: 3rd Team All-State
2nd Team All-Region
1st Team All-District
Major: Education
Coach Schomaker: “I would describe Mason as a bulldog. His motor never stops and after watching his high school film Coach Mingo and I said to each other we have to have this kid. He will excel both on and off the field as he has shown excellence in the classroom at Festus.”

Erik Eisenbeis
Hometown: Ceres, CA
School: Modesto JC
Position: DB
Awards: Dean’s List
Team ranked 22nd in JC National Rankings
Team ranked 13th in the state
Major: Criminal Justice
Coach Mingo: “Erik is a recruit that we have wanted for a couple of years now. He possesses tremendous work ethic and character and will provide immediate help to our secondary. I am excited that he has chosen GC and look forward to what he can accomplish his next two years here at GC!”

Justice Goeken
Hometown: Troy, IL
High School: Triad High School
Position: OLB
Awards: All-Conference
Led team in tackles
Major: Audio Engineering
Coach Rode: “Justice is a man of strong faith and character. He will bring a lot of talent and excitement to the outside linebacker position. He is passionate about Jesus and football, and he will be a great student throughout his career here.”

Josh Burton
Hometown: Raymore, MO
School: Highland CC
Position: OL
Awards: Dean’s List
National Honor Society in HS
Major: Marketing
Coach Schomaker:“Josh will bring a level of maturity not just to the offensive line but to the whole team. We expect him to step into a leadership role early on and be a calming influence for the offense.”

Phillip “Joey” Sousan
Hometown: Crystal City, MO
High School: Crystal City High School
Position: WR/TE
Awards: 2nd Team All-Region LB
Honorable Mention All-Region TE
Honorable Mention All-Conference LB
Major: Graphic Design/Digital Media
Coach Schomaker:“Joey is a extremely physical WR/TE. He will set an example to all the incoming freshman skill players on how to block with tenacity. His style will fit well with our triple option attack.”

Greenville Announces 2012 Football Schedule

Greenville College’s 2012 football schedule has been released. Greenville will face three opponents from the state of Illinois, five from Minnesota, and one from Missouri. They will have four away games in the state of Minnesota for the first time in school history. The Greenville Panthers are slated to open the 2012 season at home in a non-conference clash against in-state rival Millikin University. This will be the second consecutive year Greenville has opened the season with Millikin.

Following a bye, the Panthers kick off conference play with defending UMAC champion St. Scholastica. The Panthers will travel up to Duluth, MN on Sept. 15 to face the Saints. The winner of this game has gone on to win the conference championship in the past two years. This game is just one of the many challenges facing the Panthers throughout the season.

The following week, Panthers will travel back to Minnesota to square off against Minnesota-Morris on Sept. 22. This will be only the second meeting between the two teams since Minnesota-Morris made the transition to Division III in 2003. The Panthers will return home for the next two weekends before heading back out to Minnesota. During that two week span, the Panthers will face off against Crown College and in-state conference foe MacMurray College.

Greenville will then head back to the state of Minnesota to challenge Martin Luther on Oct. 13 in New Ulm. The Panthers are looking to knock off their 2009 UMAC Co-Champions for the third straight year. Greenville will close out the home portion of their schedule against Eureka during Homecoming weekend on Oct. 20. The Panthers will also honor its seniors on this day, as it will be their last game played at Francis Field.

The Panthers will travel to Fulton, Mo. on Oct. 27 to square off against the Westminster Blue Jays. This will be the first away trip of the season shorter than 600 miles from Greenville, Illinois. The Panthers will be seeking to walk out of Blue Jay country with a win to avenge a home loss to Westminster last season. With both teams finishing tied for second in conference last year, expect this to be a high intensity game with much at stake.

Greenville will conclude its regular season with one last trip to Minnesota to face former GC head coach Kirk Talley and his Northwestern Eagles. The Eagles have failed to beat the Panthers in the past two contests, losing by average margin of five points. Last year, NWC held a 23-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter. However, the Panthers roared back to score 27 straight points to pull out the win and send EMAP to the NCCAA Victory Bowl. Expect this to be a highly competitive game between the two teams.

You can check out our schedule by clicking the link below:
Greenville College Football 2012 Schedule


Class of 2016: Part 4

Seth Stanton
Hometown: Collinsville, IL
High School: Collinsville High School
Position: DB
Awards: 2nd Team All-Conference DB
Major: Pre-Nursing
Coach Rode: “We are very excited for Seth to be a part of the EMAP Nation. He is a young man that is seeking Christ with his life and is going to have a great career here. He will bring a great work ethic to the defensive backfield, and he has a lot of speed and great ball skills.”

James Hudson
Hometown: Henderson, NV
High School: Coronado High School
Position: DL
Awards: Defensive End of the Year
Major: Computer Science or Digital Media
Coach Mingo: “James is another great fit for GC! He has a great work ethic, possesses very good strength, and plays very physical. He will be looked upon very early in his career to provide much needed depth on the defensive line. I am very excited about James's decision to become a part of our program.”
Cole Smith
Hometown: Louisville, IL
High School: North Clay Community High School
Position: DB
Awards: All-Conference Basketball
Student Body President
High Honors
Major: Biology Education
Coach Rode: “Cole is an inexperienced player, but he will bring a lot of energy and a great attitude to the field. He is tenacious, and I am very excited to watch him grow in his walk with Christ and in his knowledge of football.”

Jordan Hrobowski
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Hazelwood East High School
Position: DB
Major: Sports Management
Coach Schomaker: “Jordan will bring a lot of athleticism to our defense. He was a difference maker on Hazelwood East’s defense and we see him making that same impact throughout his career at Greenville.”


Class of 2016 Part 3

Nathan Propst

Hometown: Festus, MO 
High School: Festus High School 
Position: DL 
Awards: 1st Team All-Conference Special Teams 
2nd Team All-Conference DE 
Team Captain 
All-Out Award 
Major: Physical Therapy
Coach Schomaker: “Nathan is a multi-talented, athletic football player who we are very excited to have as a part of our program. The thing that gets me so excited about Nathan is his character. He was a servant leader on his high school team and consistently put the needs of his teammates in front of his own needs. Nathan has the ability to play Defensive End and contribute on special teams. This should help him see the field early on in his career at Greenville.”

Robert Deering 
Hometown: Osceola, IN
High School: Marian High School
Position: LB
Awards: All-State as a Junior and Senior
Outstanding Character and Integrity
Lifter of the Year
Major: Physical Education
Coach Rode: “Robert Deering is a young man with outstanding character and will have an impact as soon as he steps on campus. He has a fierce resolve and will bring a lot of intensity and passion to the heart of the Panther defense. He was highly decorated coming out of high school, and has the potential to leave college in the same fashion.”

Joshua Pritchett
Hometown: Winchester, IL
High School: Winchester High School
Position: OL
Awards: 4 Year Letterman
WIVC All-Conference Honorable Mention
Major: History
Coach Rode: “We are very excited to have Josh Pritchett coming this fall. His versatility will allow him to play in multiple positions and fill holes wherever he is needed. He is a bright young man that has a lot of potential here at Greenville.”

                                                        Nicholas Newton
Hometown: Middleville, MI
High School: Thornapple-Kellogg High School
Position: DB
Major: Exercise Science
Coach Mingo: “We are very excited about Nick becoming a Panther. He is exactly what we look for in a recruit. He is a great fit for Greenville College and is also a great football player who possesses very good athleticism and is physical. We expect Nick to compete for playing time early in his career.”

Jacob Mennemeier
Hometown: Wentzville, MO
High School: Saint Dominic High School
Position: DB
Awards: 1st Team All-Academic Honors
2nd Team All-Conference DB
National Honor Society
Major: Engineering
Coach Mingo: “Jake will be another great commit for us from the St. Louis area. Jake is an extremely smart player who isn’t afraid to mix it up. Jake is a great competitor and it will be a joy to watch him compete for us in the fall.”

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