2010-11 Men's Soccer News

  • Stephenson, Former Williams Men's Soccer Standout, Signs with San Jose Earthquakes
    February 17, 2011
    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Former Williams College star Khari Stephenson has signed a three-year deal with the San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS and will not be returning to Norway to rejoin Aalesunds FK, which plays in the top Norwegian league.
  • Five Men's Soccer Players Earn All-America from NSCAA
    December 13, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Five men's soccer players representing three different NESCAC teams have been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as All-America. Among the five individuals from the conference, two landed on the First Team - defenders Sean Bishop of Bowdoin and Harrison Watkins of Middlebury, the 2010 NESCAC Player of the Year. In addition, Bowdoin head coach Fran O'Leary has earned NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year recognition.
  • Bowdoin's Gale Earns Elite 88 Award from NCAA
    December 07, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Michael Gale, a sophomore at Bowdoin, has been named as the recipient of the Elite 88 award for the 2010 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship. Gale, who is planning on majoring in Biochemistry, currently carries a 3.925 GPA and was presented with the award during the Division III Men's Soccer national banquet on Thursday evening, December 2 in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Lynchburg Shocks Bowdoin in Overtime in NCAA Men's Soccer Semifinals
    December 03, 2010
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Two minutes away from a berth in the NCAA title match, heartbreak struck the Bowdoin College men's soccer team as Lynchburg scored a late goal in regulation and then the game-winner with 16 seconds left in overtime to end the Polar Bears' season. Bowdoin finishes their year with a record of 15-2-4. Lynchburg advances to the NCAA Championship match against Messiah on Saturday.
  • Bowdoin Claims Dramatic 2-1 Overtime Victory Over Middlebury in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 21, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin's Zach Danssaert scored the game-winning goal with one second remaining in overtime to lift the Polar Bear men's soccer team to their first national semifinal appearance, 2-1, over Middlebury on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Polar Bears (15-1-4) earn their school-record 15th win of the season and will face the winner of Lynchburg and Ohio Wesleyan on Friday, December 3, for a berth in the national title match.
  • Bowdoin Advances Past Amherst on Penalty Kicks in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 20, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – Goaltender Dan Hicks made two saves and Bowdoin buried three of their four chances in a penalty kick shootout to lift the Polar Bears to the sectional final of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Bowdoin and Amherst played to a 1-1 deadlock through overtimes before the Polar Bears advanced with a 3-1 decision in kicks.
  • Middlebury Downs Babson 1-0 in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 20, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Middlebury men’s soccer team has advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third time in four years after a 1-0 win over Babson at Bowdoin. The Panthers (16-3-1) will take on Bowdoin, who advanced on penalty kicks past Amherst, in a Section Final on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Babson ends its season with a 16-4-2 mark. The 16 wins this season are second only to the 18 earned by the 2007 NCAA Championship team.
  • Kovacs of Amherst Named to CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-America Second Team
    November 18, 2010
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College junior goalkeeper Lennard Kovacs (Wolfersdorf, Germany) has been named to the prestigious ESPN Academic All-America Men’s Soccer Second Team (College Division), the College Sports Information Directors of America announced today. To be considered for the award, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30, have outstanding athletic credentials, and be nominated by the college’s sports information director.
  • Mooney's Hat Trick Sends Amherst Past St. Lawrence, 3-2, in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournamnet
    November 14, 2010
    CANTON, N.Y. - Amherst College junior James Mooney (Princeton, N.J.) scored his third goal of the game with 7:48 play in regulation time, lifting the men’s soccer team to a 3-2 victory over St. Lawrence University in the Second Round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Amherst, 13-2-3, will move on in the tournament to play Bowdoin in the Round of 16, while St. Lawrence finishes its season with a 17-3-2 record.
  • Bowdoin Tops Eastern Conn. St. in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament, 2-1
    November 14, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College men's soccer team made program history with their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 2-1, over Eastern Connecticut in an Second Round contest at Pickard Field on Sunday. The Polar Bears (14-1-3), who also tied a school record with their 14th win this season, advance to the third round of the tournament, where they will face NESCAC rival Amherst on Saturday, November 20.
  • Middlebury Edges William Paterson 2-1 in NCAA Men's Soccer Second Round
    November 14, 2010
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Tyler Macnee scored with 55 seconds remaining to lift Middlebury to a 2-1 victory over William Paterson in an NCAA Regional Final game in Vermont. The Panthers advance to next weekend’s sectional, where they will take on Babson at Bowdoin on Saturday, November 20th. The host school will meet Amherst in the other sectional match-up. Middlebury improves to 15-3-1 with the win, while William Paterson ends its season with a 14-4-3 mark.
  • Pair of First-Half Goals Lead Amherst Past Plattsburgh St. in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 13, 2010
    CANTON, N.Y. - The Amherst College men's soccer team advanced to the Second Round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon behind a 2-0 victory over Plattsburgh State at Sandy MacAllaster Field on the campus of St. Lawrence University. The Lord Jeffs will take on the host Saints tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. with the winner advancing to the Round of 16 next weekend.
  • Middlebury Overcomes Daniel Webster in NCAA Men's Soccer First Round
    November 13, 2010
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury advanced to the second-round of the NCAA Tournament after a 2-1 victory over Daniel Webster in a first-round match-up at home. The Panthers (14-3-1) will take on William Paterson, a 2-1 winner over Thomas, in the regional final on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The Eagles end their season with a 12-6-1 mark, earning their first NCAA appearance.
  • Williams Dominates Suffolk 8-0 in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 13, 2010
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williams College men’s soccer team defeated Suffolk University 8-0 in a NCAA first round tournament match Saturday afternoon. The Ephs will take on Babson, a 4-1 winner over Salem St., on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
  • Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams Announced
    November 11, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Middlebury senior defender Harrison Watkins (San Francisco, Calif.) has been chosen as the NESCAC Player of the Year. A 2009 NESCAC All-Academic and All-America selection, Watkins helped the Panthers earn their third conference crown this past weekend at Bowdoin. It is the second-straight year that a defender has won Player of the Year, and Watkins joins 2008 honoree Brian Bush as the only Panthers to receive the conference’s top award.
  • Middlebury Claims NESCAC Men's Soccer Title via Penalty Kicks
    November 07, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Middlebury College men's soccer team won their third NESCAC Championship in a thrilling shootout decision over Bowdoin on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (13-3-1) claimed the shootout win by a 4-3 score and earn the NESCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Bowdoin (13-1-3) will likely receive an at-large bid when selections are announced on Monday.
  • Bowdoin Overcomes Wesleyan 2-1 in Men's Soccer Semifinals
    November 06, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin junior Call Nichols converted on a penalty kick with under 23 minutes remaining to lift the Polar Bears to a 2-1 victory over Wesleyan in a NESCAC Men's Soccer Semifinal on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears (13-1-2) advance to the championship game against Middlebury on Sunday at noon. Wesleyan, who played in an astounding 15 one-goal games this season, ends their year with a record of 8-8.
  • Middlebury Earns 2-0 Victory Against Amherst in Men's Soccer Semifinals
    November 06, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Middlebury College men's soccer team advanced to their fifth-straight NESCAC Championship game with a 2-0 win over Amherst in a conference semifinal played at Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers improve to 13-3-0 and will look to capture the program's third NESCAC title when they battle the host Polar Bears on Sunday at noon. Amherst will hope for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid after falling to 11-2-3 with the setback.
  • Polar Bears Eye First Men's Soccer Title
    November 02, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Top-seeded Bowdoin College will be in search of its first conference title this weekend when the Polar Bears host the final rounds of the 2010 NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship at Pickard Field in Brunswick, Maine. Winners of their last 11 outings, the red-hot Polar Bears continue their quest when they face seventh-seeded Wesleyan in the first semifinal on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 11:00 a.m. Following the completion of that match, third-seeded Middlebury will take on fourth-seeded Amherst at 1:30 p.m.
  • Top-Seeded Bowdoin Moves Past Bates, 5-2, in Men's Soccer Quarterfinals
    October 31, 2010
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's soccer team scored a minute into the game and never looked back, cruising to a 5-2 win over Bates in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Sunday afternoon. The top-seeded Polar Bears improve to 12-1-2 this season and will host the NESCAC Championship next Saturday and Sunday at Pickard Field. Bates finishes their year with a record of 5-9-1.
  • Wesleyan Shocks Williams in Overtime, 2-1, in Men's Soccer Quarterfinals
    October 31, 2010
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Seventh-seeded Wesleyan University scored in the 94th minute to complete a 2-1, come-from-behind victory at defending conference champion Williams College on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the 2010 NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship. The Cardinals (8-7-0) advance to play top-seeded Bowdoin on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11:00 a.m.
  • Middlbury Advances to Men's Soccer Semifinals with 3-0 Win Over Tufts
    October 31, 2010
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC semifinals after a 3-0 win over Tufts in a quarterfinal game on Sunday. The Panthers (12-3) will take on Amherst at Bowdoin next Saturday at 1:30, while the host school meets Wesleyan at 11:00. Tufts ends its season with a 5-8-2 mark.
  • Amherst Rolls Past Colby 3-0 in Men's Soccer First Round
    October 31, 2010
    AMHERST, Mass. – The fourth-seeded Amherst College men’s soccer team opened up the 2010 NESCAC Championship this afternoon with a quarterfinal round matchup against No. 5 Colby College. The Lord Jeffs scored a trio of goals, rolling past the Mules 3-0 and into next weekend’s semifinals at Bowdoin College. Amherst (11-1-3) will take on Middlebury College next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Bowdoin for a spot in the 2010 NESCAC title game.
  • Men's Soccer Championship Field Released
    October 29, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – For only the second time in tournament history, Bowdoin College has earned the number-one seed in the NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship. The Polar Bears - winners of their last 10 matches by a combined score of 32-2 - will look to win their first conference crown when the 2010 edition of the NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship begins on Sunday, Oct. 31. Bowdoin will serve as a first round host along with defending NESCAC champ Williams, Middlebury, and Amherst.
  • Women's Soccer Championship Seeding Announced
    October 29, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – Tufts University has earned the top seed and home field advantage throughout the 2010 NESCAC Women’s Soccer Championship. Tufts will serve as one of four quarterfinal hosts this Sunday, Oct. 31, as Amherst, Trinity, and three-time defending NESCAC champion Williams will all be home in the first round. All four games will have a 12:30 p.m. start.
  • Soccer Standings to be Based on Points Beginning in 2010
    September 02, 2010
    HADLEY, Mass. – The NESCAC has changed how conference standings will be computed for both men’s and women’s soccer. Beginning in the fall of 2010, NESCAC standings will be sorted based on points, with three points awarded for each victory and one point awarded for a draw in conference play. Prior to this fall, conference standings had been based on conference winning percentage.
  • Shapiro Hired as Men's Soccer Head Coach at Tufts
    July 15, 2010
    MEDFORD, Mass. – Josh Shapiro, an assistant coach at Georgetown University for the past three seasons, has been hired as the new head coach of the Tufts University men's soccer program. The announcement was made today by Tufts Director of Athletics Bill Gehling. Shapiro replaces Carl Junot, who was hired at Tufts in April, but then left to become the head coach at Harvard University.