Lou Sagastume Honored on MPSF Anniversary Team

Marcus Sagastume, Colin Eames and Rob Behm also selected

June 4, 2007

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Former Air Force head coach Lou Sagastume and three of his former players have been selected to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men's Soccer 15th Anniversary Teams, announced by MPSF Executive Director Al Beaird. Sagastume, who retired after the 2006 season, was one of two coaches selected, while his son, Marcus, was a second-team selection. Colin Eames earned a third-team pick and Rob Behm was an honorable mention.

The teams honor current and former players from the following teams: UCLA, New Mexico, CS Fullerton, Denver, San Jose State, Air Force, UNLV, UC Irvine, Sacramento State, CS Northridge and Oregon State. The MPSF will celebrate its 15th year of competition in 2007-2008. Those honored were selected by a vote of MPSF men's soccer head coaches.

Lou Sagastume, who coached for 28 seasons at Air Force, was joined on the team by Sigi Schmid of UCLA, who coached the Bruins from 1980-98 and claimed three national titles. Sagastume posted 107 overall victories while in the MPSF (1992-95, 1999-2006) and is one of 25 coaches in Division I history with at least 300 career victories. He was named the MPSF Coach of the Year in 1993 and shared the award with two others in 2006. He retired with a career record of 303-195-43 and was 282-188-43 at the Academy.


Marcus Sagastume played for the Falcons from 2001-04 and was the 2003 MPSF Player of the Year. He tied the school record with 13 assists that season and is No. 2 on the school's career assist list with 30. He was named first-team all-conference three times and earned all-region honors in 2003 and '04. Marcus is No. 6 on the school's career scoring list with 86 points.

Eames is 23rd on AFA's career scoring list, collecting 56 points from 2002-05. He was a first-team all-MPSF selection in 2005 and was also a member of the all-Far West team that season. His 22 assists in 2005 is No. 7 on AFA's single-season list.

Behm, meanwhile, played just two seasons in the MPSF (1992-93), but was a first-team all-league selection both years. He is tied for 10th on the school's career scoring list with 74 points and led the MPSF with 33 points and 15 goals in 1993. The previous year, he was second in the conference in scoring with 38 points. Behm is most recognized for scoring both goals, including the overtime game-winner, in AFA's 2-1 victory over then undefeated and No. 1-ranked Creighton in the first round of the 1993 NCAA Tournament.

Lou Sagastume after collecting his 3ooth career victory