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Menace PDL Alumni Updates: NAIA and NJCAA

Deshorn Brown tops the NAIA with 23 goals through Mobile's first 14 matches. Brown scored nine goals in 10 matches with the Menace in 2011.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 – As the college-soccer season approaches its final weeks, it’s time to catch up with former Menace players.

First up: Alumni of the Menace Premier Development League team who are playing for NAIA and NJCAA (junior-college) teams this fall. These eight players have put up impressive numbers, combining for 72 goals and 46 assists, while guiding their respective teams to a collective record of 66-9-5.

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Mobile (12-1-1): Deshorn Brown’s 23 goals lead all NAIA scorers. The eye-popping total is only part of the No. 4 Rams’ assault on opposing teams. Mobile (Ala.), a final four team a year ago, has outscored foes 52-5 through 14 matches. A standout with the Menace last summer, Brown scored five goals in the teams’ 10-0 win on Oct. 8.
Stephen Okai, who played for the Menace in 2010, has five goals and eight assists for the Rams. Brown and Okai were NAIA first-team all-Americans last year.
Lindsey Wilson (10-0-0): The undefeated Blue Raiders are second in the current NAIA rankings, with the chance to move to the top spot after No. 5 Baker (Kan.) knocked off No. 1 Hastings (Neb.) this week. Lebogang Moloto, a star with the Menace the last two years, has four goals and a team-best seven assists this fall. He was named the NAIA’s national offensive player of the week on Sept. 20, after collecting eight points in two matches.
Samuel Asante, a member of the Menace’s 2009 PDL Elite Eight side, has three goals and three assists for Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).
Grand View (14-1-1): Luis Piffer (27 points) and Jonny Macadam (28 points) form a mighty one-two punch for the Vikings. Piffer (2010-11 Menace) has eight goals and 11 assists; Macadam (2011 Menace) has 10 goals and eight assists.
Grand View is sixth in the current NAIA rankings, one year after a run to the Elite Eight.
Graceland (9-3-2): In a battle between Iowa’s top two NAIA teams, the Yellowjackets earned a scoreless draw against visiting Grand View on Tuesday. Graceland, a team that appeared briefly in last month’s national rankings, is led by 10 goals from Brady Blankenship (2011 Menace).
Marshalltown Community College (11-4-1): Otis Williams, who stepped in for the Menace late last season, paces the Tigers with nine goals.

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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