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ANOTHER FINE DAY FOR THE KCC MEN’s Soccer program! Congratulations to Jacob McCleary on being selected as a member of the All-Illinois Academic Team, a special recognition based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. One honoree is Jacob McCleary of Bourbonnais, who will receive an Associate in Science transfer degree. He will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mike Barclay is entering his fourth year as Head Soccer Coach for the Cavaliers. He was the assistant coach during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Coach Barclay was a three-time all-region, two-time all-sectional and two-time all-state goalie for Downers Grove South High School (1983-85). For three seasons, Coach Barclay played NCAA Division I collegiate soccer for Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. He still holds rankings as no. 1 in saves percentage, no. 2 in goals against average and no. 3 in total saves in EIU history. In 1989, Coach Barclay lead the Panthers to the NCAA Division I National Indoor Championship for the first time in school history. He also played for one season in the semi-pro Chicago Metro League.
In addition to coaching at KCC, Barclay was the goalkeeper coach for Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais) women's team from 2002-12. He has coached numerous recreational teams for Dynamo Soccer and travel teams for Southland Strikers FC for more than 16 years. Barclay has a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) “E” certification. He resides in Bourbonnais, with his wife Tammie and their five children.
Keion Joseph "Cruz"
A Caribbean native from the island of Trinidad & Tobago and standout player for KCC during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Cruz will be entering his first year as an assistant coach.
Cruz is the current director of coaching for Southland FC Strikers and brings five years of coaching experience. He also keeps busy as one of the premier private trainers in the Chicago area by leading Cruz Coaching. He currently resides in Manteno with his fiancé Christina.
Coach Ashby, entering his third year as an assistant coach with KCC, has more than 36 years of soccer experience on multiple levels. During his high school career at Rich South High School, Ashby received several recognitions as a center back. One notable honor was National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) defensive player of the year. Coach Ashby is a staff coach with Southland Strikers FC and has trained players of all ages, and many of them continue on to the collegiate level.
Coach Ashby is licensed through the NSCAA and U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) with specialties in goalkeeping and agility. He currently resides in Manteno with his 3 children.