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Announcing the Menace Alumni roster

The Menace Alumni squad will wear jerseys with this logo, used the franchise's first five seasons.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Wednesday, July 13, 2011 – Menace fans, here’s your first glimpse at the roster of the team’s next opponent.

Laurie Calloway’s side plays a 7:30 p.m. exhibition on Saturday at Valley Stadium, hosting a Menace Alumni team comprised of former members of the Premier Development League club.

The tentative roster for your 2011 Menace Alumni squad:

Name
Menace Years
Position
College
Tomas Boltnar
2002-2008
Forward
Cal. U. of Penn.
Daryl Brazeau
1999-2004
Defender
Ohio State
Al Driscoll
1994-1999
Defender
Grand View
Nick Foster
2009
Defender
Drake
Luke Frieberg
2005-2007
Defender
Drake
Neathan Gibson
2002
Forward
Lynn (Fla.)
Kevin Graving
1994-1999
Forward
Grand View
Adnan Junozovic
2000-2004
Midfielder
Grand View
Peter Kariotis
2006-2007
Defender
Drake
Armin Mujdzic
2002-2007,
2009-2010
Forward
Grand View
Matt Nickell
2002-2003
Forward
Drake
Kyle Reilly
1997-2000
Defender
Marquette
Billy Scott
1999-2000
Midfielder
Drake
Tucker Sindlinger
2006-2009
Midfielder
Creighton
Joe Sithonnarath
2000-2004
Midfielder
Drake
Matt Wade
Academy Coach
Goalkeeper
Waldorf

Some noteworthy items about Saturday’s opponent:
-       The group represents every previous Menace team, with at least one member of each team from 1994-2010.
-       Franchise player Tomas Boltnar, the organization’s all-time leading scorer, makes his return. The team retired Boltnar’s No. 21 jersey in a 2009 ceremony on Tomas Boltnar Night.
-       Former Major League Soccer players Neathan Gibson and Matt Nickell are on the list. Gibson, the PDL team’s assistant coach, will lead the alumni squad.
-       On the roster are players who scored two goals of note: Kevin Graving scored the first-ever goal in team history, and Luke Frieberg clinched the Menace’s 2005 PDL title by converting the final kick in a dramatic shootout.
-       The roster, largely made up of guys who still live in the area, includes no fewer than a dozen current youth-soccer coaches.
-       The players will be sporting jerseys with the team’s vintage logo, which was used from 1994-1998. New for this game, fans will be able to purchase t-shirts with this retro logo.
-       Any former players not on the list who would like to join the team are welcome. Please email ajs@MenaceSoccer.com and we will add you to the festivities. 

Saturday’s game is presented by the Principal Financial Group. It’s Blank Children’s Hospital Night, with $2 of every ticket sold going to the hospital. Fans are encouraged to bring batteries to the game, as they will be collected at the information table as part of a battery drive for Blank Children’s Hospital.

ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace competes in the 64-team United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL), the highest amateur level of soccer in North America. The Menace plays its home matches in a fun, family-friendly environment at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The organization promotes a healthy lifestyle through its popular youth programs, including the Menace Academy (select soccer for ages 9-19), camps, clinics and tournaments.

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