Rogers pumps instant life into new Multnomah soccer program

September 1, 2016

Fischer Rogers soccer

Fischer Rogers

The Multnomah University men’s soccer program is still in its infancy stage, having been born just last season. The Lions were in need of a player to lead the program.

They found one in Fischer Rogers of Anchorage.

The freshman has pumped instant life into the NAIA team, scoring the game-winning goal in his first game and scoring then again in his second game to help the Lions win again. Multnomah won just one game last year.

“It feels great to score and especially help my team win,” Rogers told me. “My teammates have been great and without them I wouldn’t be where I am. I hope I can score in every game. It is definitely a possibility but it’s up to God’s plan and he has blessed me so far.”

Rogers, of Service High fame, arrived in Portland, Oregon, with a reputation for being a scorer and playing multiple positions. In his final two seasons of high school he netted 10 goals and 12 assists, and was named all-conference utility player both years.

He proved his worth in his first game when he scored in the 86th minute to provide a 2-1 win over Simpson in the season opener. The game was played under the sweltering sun of California, where the temperature reached 104 degrees.

“I got tired quick and that’s not good in a 90-minute game,” he said. “Luckily for me everyone got really tired in the sun and with five minutes to go my teammates Liberty, who lived in Alaska for a little while, passed me the ball and I took a touch and blasted it near post to win the game.

“It was awesome because I ran to the bench and everyone was freaking out and swarmed me. It is definitely one of my favorite soccer memories.”

In the next game against Sierra Nevada, Rogers scored the game’s first goal in the 26th minute that carried Multnomah to a 2-1 win.

“We played a stronger team that was dominating us until we had a counter attack and I was in the right place for the cross and I put the ball into the net,” Rogers said.

Off the field, he’s having just as much fun.

“My school is wonderful and my classes have been great so far,” Rogers said.