Demize NPSL

Demize NPSL is an American amateur soccer club based in Springfield, Missouri, which began play in the fourth-tier National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in May 2014 with the 2014 NPSL season. The club, based at Lake Country Soccer's Cooper Stadium, plays in the North Division of the South Central Conference in the South Region.[1] The other North Division teams are the Tulsa Athletics, Oklahoma City FC, and Dallas-based Liverpool Warriors.[2]

Demize NPSL
Full nameDemize NPSL
Founded2014 (2014)
StadiumCooper Stadium
Springfield, Missouri
OwnersEd & Alison Hershewe
Head CoachChris Hanlon
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League
WebsiteClub website

The team was owned by Ed and Alison Hershewe, who also own a Joplin-based law firm. Chris Hanlon serves as the team's Director of Soccer Operations.[3]

The Joplin Demize, a developmental extension of the Springfield Demize of the third-tier USL Pro league, is composed of local collegiate and other players from the Four State Area.[1] To fill out the opening day roster, the Demize held open tryouts in March 2014.[4]

On March 9, 2017, the Joplin Demize re-branded as "Demize NPSL," and announced its intent to play in Branson, Springfield, as well as Joplin.[5]


  1. Larimore, Jordan (February 1, 2014). "Demize bringing professional soccer to Joplin". The Joplin Globe. Joplin, MO: Community Newspaper Holdings. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  2. Ellis, Jim (March 4, 2014). "Joplin Demize finalizes schedule for season". The Miami News-Record. Miami, OK: American Consolidated Media. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  3. City of Joplin (January 31, 2014). "Professional Soccer coming to Joplin Athletic Complex" (Press release). Joplin, MO: KOAM-TV. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  4. "Demize plan soccer tryouts for Sunday". The Joplin Globe. Joplin, MO: Community Newspaper Holdings. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014.

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