The Des Moines Menace is the 2009 Organization of the Year for the 68-team Premier Development League. The United Soccer Leagues made the announcement on Friday night (Nov. 20) at the USL Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner in Tampa, Fla.
In a press conference on Nov. 18, the Des Moines Menace officially announced that Laurie Calloway is the team’s new head coach and the Menace Academy’s Director of Coaching. Calloway guided the Menace to the playoffs in 2001 and 2002.
The NCAA Division-I Soccer Tournament's 48-team field features six teams with former Menace players on their rosters. Here is an update on the former Menace players in D-I this season, with a postseason preview.
Drake and Creighton battled to a 3-3 draw on Nov. 7 in front of a near capacity crowd at Cownie Stadium. 2009 Menace star Garrett Webb (pictured, second from left) delivered a pair of goals, including the game-tying score, on "Menace Night, Part 2."