The PCC men’s soccer team closed their inaugural season with a 5-0 first round playoff loss to No. 14 Cloud County on Tuesday. Making the playoffs was a remarkable start for the first year program directed by head coach Kevin Kewley. No one picked the Beavers to finish higher than 10th in the conference, other than perhaps the Beavers themselves, who finished in seventh place with a 5-6 record (9-9 overall) in the 12 team conference.


The PCC men’s soccer team closed their inaugural season with a 5-0 first round playoff loss to No. 14 Cloud County on Tuesday. Making the playoffs was a remarkable start for the first year program directed by head coach Kevin Kewley. No one picked the Beavers to finish higher than 10th in the conference, other than perhaps the Beavers themselves, who finished in seventh place with a 5-6 record (9-9 overall) in the 12 team conference.

Calllum Charlton (Sunderland, England) led the offense with nine goals and four assists, and goalkeeper Charlie Samushonga (Glasgow, Scotland) led the defense with eight wins in goal. Samushonga was also named defensive player of the week on Oct. 15.

The Beavers lost captain and key defender Darren Callaghan (Grangemouth, Scotland) to a knee injury midway through the season, but the Pratt squad responded with some gritty play down the stretch to make the playoffs.

“I’m really proud of the effort my guys gave this season,” Kewley said. “Although inexperience may have hurt us in the playoffs, I believe there are exciting times ahead for the Beavers’ soccer program.”

With such a solid freshman class, and the first year’s success, the PCC men’s soccer program will undoubtedly be a force to deal with next year in the Jayhawk conference.