(October 2, 2015) Freshman forward Basit Kosko notched two goals and an assist in Oakton’s 3-3 tie with conference opponent Morton College on Sept. 29. Kosko’s 10 goals on the season is a team best.
(September 25, 2015) Freshman forward Basit Kosko scored twice in Oakton’s 3-1 home victory over conference foe McHenry County College on Sept. 22. Kosko leads Oakton with eight goals on the season. During the 2015 campaign, Oakton has outscored opponents, 16-6.
Getting the Score
(September 2015) Freshman forward Basit Kosko leads Oakton in scoring with six goals on the season. Despite losing 1-0 to Waubonsee Community College in overtime on Sept. 15, Oakton has outscored opponents 13-5 in the 2015 campaign. Oakton next plays on Sept. 22, when it hosts McHenry County College in a conference match.
(September 2015) Oakton Community College ranks 13th in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Men’s Soccer Rankings released Sept. 1. The men’s soccer program is also ranked No. 14 in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Junior College Division I Men’s National Poll that also came out Sept. 1. Freshman forward Basit Kosko leads Oakton in scoring with four goals on the season. This weekend, the men’s team will play two matches in Missouri against East Central College (Sept. 4) and St. Charles Community College (Sept. 6).
Men’s Soccer Reloads, Ready to Defend ISCC Title
(June 2015) Oakton Community College men’s soccer team, the defending Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) champions, hit “blackjack” by recruiting 21 players committed for the 2015 season.
One of the “aces” of that class is Francisco Arellano, a standout defender from Wheeling High School. As a senior, Arellano was team captain for the Wildcats and tallied 14 points (six goals, two assists). He helped anchor a defense that posted eight shutouts in 2014 for the Mid-Suburban East League title winners and also garnered numerous postseason soccer awards in his final season for the Wildcats. Arellano, the Mid-Suburban League East Player of the Year, was also named to the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team, Mid-Suburban League All-Conference Team, and Daily Herald Northwest All-Area Team.
Another stellar recruit includes forward Tony Mosqueda (Leland High School, Michigan). A three-year starter at Leland, Mosqueda led the Comets to a 20-4-1 record in 2014.
Other incoming players include goalkeepers Erik Sanetra (Maine South) and Luis Sedano (Steinmetz College Prep); defender Sebastian Bielecki (Maine South); and midfielders Daniel Silva (Maine West), Charlie Tolayo (Foreman High School), Maksym Andronenkov (Maine South), Armin Ogorinac (Mather High School), Aiden Donaldson (Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, Ontario), and Zohaib Khaliq (St. Roch Secondary School, Brambton, Ontario).
“We’ve been fortunate to put together what is top to bottom the strongest recruiting class we’ve ever had,” said Steve Brody, Oakton men’s head coach, who enters his 16th year at the helm of the College team. “These players bring a skill level and athleticism that makes each one a potential starter.”
Brody’s team opens the season at home against Malcolm X College on Sunday, August 23.
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