In our very first year of existence we put together a rather small team. We only had around 20 guys so we were playing pretty thin most of the year. We dove in and played 11 matches that first year. We tied Olathe in our very first match played 5-5. We finished the season 5-5-1. The Captain in 2010 was Cameron Entrekin. Panther Award winner was Alex Martin. Team MVP was Dean Frazier. Back of the Year was Grant Gould. Forward of the Year was Grant Kirschbaum.
In 2011 we got not only a surge in the number of players on the team, we also got a surprising surge in success. We expected 2011 to be a big step forward, but we did not expect the season to culminate in a trip to Jefferson City to compete in the State Championship tournament. We finished the season with a record of 11-3. Two of those losses were in St Louis at Ruggerfest. We went to Jefferson City for State on a 5 game winning streak. We faced CBC in the semi-finals. In that match we had to make a miraculous comeback to force overtime. We finally won that match in the 3rd overtime to advance to the State Championships. We faced DeSmet in the title game and got beat 27-12 to a very good DeSmet team. Captain in 2011 was Grant Kirschbaum. Team MVP was Jon Holden. Back of the Year was Darren Davis. Forward of the Year was Grant Kirschbaum.
After the successes we experiences in 2011, we had very high hopes for 2012. This season we got another increase in the number of players. We played most of the year with around 37 guys. Great strides were made again this year. A first-ever victory over the Jr Blues and a match with St Thomas Aquinas that ended in a 5-5 tie after one half (shortened due to lightning) were high points. We finished the regular season 9-1-1. Again we qualified for the State Championship tournament. We won the first match against University City, then lost to the Jr Blues in the semifinals. That put us in the 3rd place match where we defeated Eureka. Captain in 2012 was Kaleb Land. Panther Award winner was Jeremy Stamper. MVP was Dylan Huber. Back of the Year was Alex Augsburg. Forward of the Year was Jon Holden.
The 2013 was our most successful season yet. This season we went 6-2-2 in the regular season. We qualified for the State tournament yet again and finished 2nd place in the State of Missouri again, losing to the KC Jr. Blues (Rockhurst) in the final. We were invited to participate in the National Invitational Tournament for the first time in Elkhart, IN. We were in the Tier II bracket, which meant we were a competitor, just not in the highest division. We lost to Brother Rice (Chicago) the first day. We defeated Grand Rapids (MI) day 2. This set up our third match on the season with St. Thomas Aquinas. We lead deep into the match only to have a penalty late and allow them to kick a penalty conversion over for a one-point victory. We finished 6th in our division. The Captain of the 2013 team was Seth Cline. The Panther Award winner was Adam Pasley. The MVP was Alex Augsburg. Forward of the Year was Seth Cline. Back of the Year was Dylan Worth. The Most Improved Player was Logan Thomas.
2014 was a bit of a step back for the Park Hill South program. We suffered our first losing season in our team's history. The loss of some key seniors from 2013 ended up being a much more difficult task than we originally thought. The 2014 squad was mostly driven by sophomores and juniors with some seniors playing key roles. The captain of the team in 2014 was Isaac Jones. Isaac was also named team MVP. The Panther Award winner was Brandon Royce. The Most Improved Player was Noah Hutson. Tristram Christensen won the Underclassman of the Year Award. We gave a first time award, Mr. Versatility. That Award went to Travis Fisher.