2008-09 Men's Soccer News

  • Murphy Named Men's Soccer Head Coach at Connecticut College
    June 09, 2009
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - Kenny Murphy, assistant soccer coach at Brown University, has been named men’s soccer head coach at Connecticut College. Murphy, a former professional soccer player, spent 16 years on Wall Street as a successful commodities broker before joining Brown’s soccer program in 2003.
  • Middlebury's Bush, Amherst's Holland Nab NSCAA All-America Honors
    December 15, 2008
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Seniors Brian Bush (Madison, Wis.) of Middlebury and Grayson Holland (Sudbury, Mass.) of Amherst both received All-America recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Friday. Bush was named to the First Team, while Holland garnered Third Team honors. Both players earned All-America honors last year.
  • Amherst Falls to Stevens 4-1 in NCAA Men's Soccer Semifinals
    December 05, 2008
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Amherst College men’s soccer team saw its dream season come to an end in the semifinal round of the NCAA Championships, as the Lord Jeffs suffered a 4-1 loss to Stevens Institute of Technology at Macpherson Stadium’s Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C. Amherst ends its season at 15-4-3 as the most successful team in program history.
  • Amherst Posts 1-0 Win Over Trinity (Texas) in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 23, 2008
    SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The Amherst College men’s soccer team faced off against Trinity University (Texas) this evening on the campus of Swarthmore College in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. Amherst came away with a 1-0 upset win over the previously-undefeated Tigers on an 87th minute goal by Jake Duker (Newton, Mass.) to advance to the national semifinals, where they will face Stevens.
  • Middlebury Ties Stevens 1-1, Falls 4-3 in Penalty Kicks in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 23, 2008
    HOBOKEN, N.J. - Middlebury saw its season come to an end with a 4-3 loss to Stevens on penalty kicks (1-1 tie) in an NCAA Sectional final contest. The Panthers end their season with a 15-2-4 record, second most wins in school history. The shootout loss for the Panthers is the first its last four tries in NCAA play over the past two seasons.
  • Amherst Comes Away with 1-0 Decision Over Swarthmore in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 22, 2008
    SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Amherst College men's soccer team defeated host Swartmore College 1-0 Saturday evening in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16. Amherst will face Trinity (Texas) Sunday night at 6 p.m. with a spot in the national semifinals on the line.
  • Middlebury Edges Carleton 1-0 in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 22, 2008
    HOBOKEN, N.J. - Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Sectional Finals with a 1-0 win over Carleton at Stevens Institute in Hoboken, N.J. The Panthers will meet the host school or Johns Hopkins on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. with a trip to the national semifinals on the line.
  • Amherst Outlasts St. Lawrence 1-0 in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 16, 2008
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s soccer team played host to St. Lawrence University Sunday afternoon in the Second Round of the 2008 NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament at Hitchcock Field. Amherst scored in the second half and held off a comeback attempt to advance with a 1-0 win. The Lord Jeffs advance to face the winner of tonight's Swarthmore/Dickinson game next week at a site TBD.
  • Middlebury Records 1-0 Victory Over Norwich in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 16, 2008
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury advanced to the NCAA sectionals with a 1-0 win over in-state foe Norwich on Sunday afternoon in a regional final match-up. The Panthers will take on Carleton College next weekend with dates and times set for release on Monday. Norwich ends its run with an impressive 18-3-1 mark.
  • Amherst Advances via Penalty Kicks, 4-2, Over WNEC in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 15, 2008
    AMHERST, Mass. – With the Amherst College and Western New England College men’s soccer teams tied at 0-0 after 90 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime, first-year goalkeeper Lennard Kovacs made a pair of saves in the penalty kick session to lead the Lord Jeffs into the second round of the NCAA Tournament, 4-2.
  • Middlebury Advances Past Framingham St. on Penalty Kicks in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 15, 2008
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury and Framingham St. battled to a scoreless tie through 110 minutes of action in an NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament first-round game in Vermont. The Panthers advances to the regional final with a 4-1 win in penalty kicks, as they return to action on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against Norwich.
  • 2008 Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams Announced
    November 13, 2008
    HADLEY, Mass. - Middlebury senior goalkeeper Brian Bush (Madison, Wis.) has been named the 2008 NESCAC Player of the Year, as determined by the conference coaches. He is the first Panther player to receive the conference’s top honor and the first keeper to be distinguished as Player of the Year this decade. Middlebury swept the individual honors this fall, as freshman forward Tyler Macnee (Willison, Vt.) garnered Rookie of the Year accolades while Panther head coach David Saward was chosen by his peers as Coach of the Year.
  • Amherst Earns First Men's Soccer Crown with 2-0 Victory at Middlebury
    November 09, 2008
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Amherst won its first NESCAC title with a 2-0 victory over defending champion Middlebury in the final of the 2008 NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship. The Lord Jeffs pick up their first title game win in four appearances, as they improve to 12-3-2 overall, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Middlebury Posts 1-0 Win Over Williams in Men's Soccer Semifinals.
    November 08, 2008
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship game for the sixth time as the Panthers earned their second 1-0 win over Williams in as many weeks. Middlebury will take on Amherst, a 1-0 winner over Trinity, in the NESCAC title game on Sunday at noon.
  • Late Goal Gives Amherst 1-0 Victory Over Trinity in Men's Soccer Semifinals
    November 08, 2008
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Amherst will makes its fourth trip to the NESCAC title game after a 1-0 win over Trinity at Middlebury in the semifinals of the 2008 NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship. The Jeffs will take on the host school, a 1-0 winner over Williams, in the title game at noon on Sunday.
  • Middlebury Looks to Repeat as Men's Soccer Champion
    November 04, 2008
    HADLEY, Mass. - Defending NESCAC and NCAA champion Middlebury College will look to capture its second-straight conference crown and third in program history this weekend when the Panthers host the semifinals and final of the 2008 NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship in Middlebury, Vt. Top-seeded Middlebury will face fourth-seeded Williams in the first semifinal on Saturday, Nov. 8 and will be followed shortly after by third-seeded Trinity taking on second-seeded Amherst.
  • Middlebury Tops Bowdoin 3-0; Panthers Will Host Men's Soccer Championship
    November 02, 2008
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Top-seeded Middlebury topped Bowdoin 3-0 in a NESCAC Quarterfinal contest on Sunday, earning the Panthers right to host the semifinals and finals next weekend. The Panthers will meet Williams in the first semifinal on Saturday at 11:00, while Amherst meets Trinity in the other match-up at 1:30. The winners meet for the NESCAC Championship at noon on Sunday. Middlebury moves to 12-1-2 on the year, while Bowdoin ends its season with a 6-8 record.
  • Amherst Comes Away with 2-0 Victory Against Wesleyan in Men's Soccer Quarterfinals
    November 02, 2008
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst kicked of the 2008 NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship on Sunday afternoon with a quarterfinal match-up against Wesleyan. The second-seeded Lord Jeffs scored a pair of goals in the first half, and held on for a 2-0 win over seventh-seeded Wesleyan to advance to next weekend’s conference semifinals at top-seeded Middlebury.
  • Trinity Blanks Tufts 2-0 in Men's Soccer Quarterfinals
    November 02, 2008
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior forward Nick Cantone (New York, N.Y.) had a goal and an assist and classmate Zac Trudeau (Norwell, Mass.) made four saves to earn a shutout in goal, as third-seeded Trinity posted a 2-0 victory over sixth-seeded Tufts in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship this afternoon.
  • Williams Overcomes First Half Deficit to Down Bates 3-1 in Men's Soccer Quarterfinals
    November 02, 2008
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Williams overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit with three unanswered goals, two of which came in the games final five minutes, to down visiting Bates 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2008 NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship on Sunday. The win improves the Ephs to 8-5-2 (4-4-1 NESCAC) and earns them the right to play top-seeded Middlebury on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Middlebury, Vt.
  • Men's Soccer Championship Field Set
    October 31, 2008
    HADLEY, Mass. - For the first time in program history, defending NESCAC and NCAA champion Middlebury College has secured the top seed for the 2008 NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship. On a wild Friday afternoon that saw six teams in contention for three home quarterfinal games, the Panthers will join Amherst, Trinity and Williams in hosting a first round matchup on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Longtime Connecticut College Men's Soccer Head Coach Lessig to Retire After 2008 Season
    September 10, 2008
    NEW LONDON, Conn. - Bill Lessig, the longtime head coach of the Connecticut College men’s soccer program, is retiring at the conclusion of the 2008 season. Lessig has compiled a 264-227-39 (.534) in his 37 years at the helm of the Camel men’s soccer program. The 264 wins rank fourth among active NCAA Division III coaches in the New England region.