June 9, 2009
When former Princeton soccer player and current U.S. marine Peter Kingston hasn't been busy serving our nation in Iraq, he's been in Africa working hard to help give hope to a new generation of bright leaders, through education and community service.
January 16, 2009
Two Ivies Selected in 2009 MLS SuperDraft
Alex Grendi (Penn) and Michael Fucito (Harvard) had their names called back-to-back during the 2009 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Grendi went to the Columbus Crew at the 45th pick and then Fucito joined Seattle Sounders FC.
December 28, 2008
Three Ivies Named NSCAA Scholar All-Americas
Three Ivy League soccer players were recently named NSCAA Scholar All-America selections. Columbia's Sophie Reiser and Dartmouth's Craig Henderson were recognized as first team Women's and Men's selections, respectively. Dartmouth's Myra Sack earned a Women's second-team nod.
December 23, 2008
Columbia Names Anderson to Lead Men's Soccer
Kevin Anderson, a five-year veteran of Major League Soccer and former assistant at both Boston College, has been named Head Men's Soccer Coach, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education announced today.
December 22, 2008
Four Ivies to Participate in MLS Combine
The initial player list for the 2009 Adidas MLS Player Combine has been released and includes 65 of the top players in NCAA Division I college soccer, including four players from the Ivy League. The combine will be held between January 9th and 13th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
December 12, 2008
DejÃ vu for Harvard Duo; Henderson also All-America
The attacking partnership for the Harvard Crimson has once again earned NSCAA All-America honors. Andre Akpan (first-team) and Michael Fucito (second-team) shared the honor with Dartmouth's Craig Henderson (third-team).
December 10, 2008
10 Ivies on NSCAA All-Northeast Teams
The NSCAA has released its selections for the 2008-09 All-Northeast Region teams. The Ivy League earned 10 selections to the squad, with four on the first team where Harvard's duo of Andre Akpan and Michael Fucito joined Dartmouth's Craig Henderson and Penn's Omid Shokoufandeh.
November 30, 2008
Wake Forest Overpowers Dartmouth; Advances to Elite 8
Dartmouth had the monumental challenge of solving the No. 1 Wake Forest Men's soccer team in the NCAA Round of 16. The Big Green played valiantly before a devastating second goal came just before the half. The defending champions then seized control and showed their strength, winning 7-0.
November 26, 2008
Dartmouth to Face #1 Wake Forest in Men's Soccer
With a game deadlocked 0-0 through double-overtime, the Dartmouth Big Green eliminated Boston College, 4-2, in penalty kicks to advance to the third round of NCAA Men's soccer. The win sets up a dream match-up against Wake Forest, the tournament's No. 1 seed and defending National champions.
November 25, 2008
Boggs' Brace Sinks Crimson in Tampa
Two goals from South Florida's Zak Boggs ended the dreams of an upset by the Harvard Crimson in Tampa, Fla. in the second round of the NCAA Men's soccer tournament. John Stamatis leveled the game at one in the 23rd minute before Boggs hit for a decisive second in the 63rd.
November 21, 2008
George Mason Ousts Penn 1-0 in Men's Soccer
Playing in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the No. 20 Penn men's soccer team fell 1-0 to George Mason. The decision ended the Quakers' season at 11-3-4 while the Patriots advanced to face No. 2 Maryland.
November 19, 2008
Ivy Weekly Men's Soccer Awards 12 - 11/19
In the final week of regular season soccer, bragging rights and pride were just about the only things on the line. But Harvard's Michael Fucito used the weekend to torment the Yale defense â scoring two goals and assisting on another in a 4-0 win.
November 19, 2008
Penn's Shokoufandeh Named Academic All-America
Penn senior Omid Shokoufandeh was named to the 2008 <i>ESPN The Magazine</i> Academic All-America Men's Soccer Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
November 18, 2008
All-Ivy Men's Soccer -- 2008
Craig Henderson started his senior campaign with a brilliant pass to get the New Zealand team on the scoreboard at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After heading back to Hanover, N.H., scoring six goals and contributing five assists for Ivy co-champion Dartmouth, it ends with the 2008 Player of the Year.
November 18, 2008
The Treble Alliance: Ivies Get Three into Men's Tourney
In a repeat from the 2007 season, three Ivy League Men's soccer teams have been invited into the 48-team 2008 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament. Included in the field were Dartmouth, Harvard and automatic qualifier Penn. Tournament play begins Nov. 21st, 2008.
November 17, 2008
Ivy Weekly Men's Soccer Awards 11 - 11/17
In the end nothing could differentiate Dartmouth and Penn at the top of the League standings. Additionally, there wasn't anything overtly distinguishable between the contributions of Andrew Olsen (pictured) and Loukas Tasigianis to secure wins and share the Ivy title. As a result, both players shared Player of the Week honors also.
November 17, 2008
Men's Soccer Teams to Learn Tournament Fate at 6 pm
With the 1-0 overtime victory on Sunday afternoon, it is assured that the Penn Quakers will be in the NCAA Men's Soccer 48-team tournament field. But Dartmouth and Harvard both have resumes seemingly fitting of at-large bids. All three will learn at 6 pm whether they are in or not.
November 16, 2008
Big Green and Quakers Share Ivy Title; Penn Takes Bid
After a postponed Saturday game with Harvard, the Penn Quakers used a Loukas Tasigianis overtime strike to share the Ivy Men's soccer title with Dartmouth. The Quakers also earned the League's automatic NCAA bid by virtue of a 1-0 victory on Oct. 18.
November 10, 2008
Ivy Weekly Men's Soccer Awards 10 - 11/10
Dartmouth freshman Lucky Mkosana continued his tremendous rookie campaign by playing a critical role in a 2-0 week. He scored three goals and added an assist on a game-winning goal as the Big Green upped its record to 10-5-1.
November 10, 2008
Redemption [Swan] Song
In 2005, Michael Fucito made a mistake that he paid dearly for. Now the senior is making amends for the time he lost. An undeniable talent on the field and in the classroom, a single force now drives him: redemption.
November 7, 2008
Four Ivies on CoSIDA Men's Soccer All-District Squads
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has announced its <i>ESPN The Magazine</i> Academic All-District teams in Men's soccer, and four Ivy Leaguers were chosen.
November 3, 2008
Ivy Weekly Men's Soccer Awards 9 - 11/3
Penn's Omid Shokoufandeh registered his second multi-goal game as the Quakers defeated Brown 4-0. The senior's nine goals and 21 points on the season are the most scored by any player under Head Coach Rudy Fuller in a single season.
October 27, 2008
Ivy Weekly Men's Soccer Awards 8 - 10/27
Penn senior Omid Shokoufandeh notched his seventh goal of the season and the game-winner against Yale. With just 1:55 left in regulation of a 1-1 tie game, Shokoufandeh battled through traffic in the box to head home a throw-in.
October 20, 2008
Ivy Weekly Men's Soccer Awards 7 - 10/20
Michael Fucito had a game-high three points in Harvard's 4-1 victory at No. 24 Brown. He scored the third goal and assisted on the fourth for a 4-0 lead. With the win, Harvard remains unbeaten in the Ivy League at 3-0. A Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist, Fucito leads the team in scoring with 16 points.
October 18, 2008
Two Soccer Ivies Named Lowe's Senior CLASS Finalists
Brown's Dylan Sheehan and Harvard's Michael Fucito have been named as finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in Men's Soccer. Votes from coaches and media will be coupled with fan balloting to determine the winner of the award. Voting for the award will run continue until Nov. 19, 2008.
October 13, 2008
Ivy League Men's Soccer Weekly Awards 6 - 10/13
Receiving his first collegiate start on the Brown men's soccer team against Princeton, Jay Hayward played a huge role in the 3-2 victory. He tallied two assists (including his first as a collegian) on goals that tied the game both at 1-1 and 2-2.
October 6, 2008
Ivy League Men's Soccer Weekly Awards 5 - 10/6
Penn's Omid Shokoufandeh scored twice in the final 20 minutes against Cornell to equalize and win the game for the Quakers. The win preserved Pennâs unbeaten streak at 7-0-3 while the multi-goal game gave Shokoufandeh five on the season.
September 29, 2008
Ivy Weekly Men's Soccer Awards 4 - 9/29
In a week that came with a host of accolades, including National Player of the Week by the College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer, Rhett Bernstein secured two wins for the Brown Bears. Both game-winning tallies, the goals helped edge #13 Boston College and rout UNC-Greensboro.
September 22, 2008
Ivy Weekly Men's Soccer Awards 3 - 9/22
In the young 2008 season, the Penn Quakers are the only team in the nation to not surrender a goal through six games. With stymying defense and scintillating goalkeeping from Drew Healy, the Quakers are off to a 4-0-2 start on the year.
September 15, 2008
Ivy Weekly Men's Soccer Awards 2 - 9/15
Columbia's Bayo Adafin recorded his first-career hat trick in helping Columbia to a 3-1 upset victory over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara. Adafin leads Columbia with three goals and six points on the season. He is the Ivy League Player of the Week.
September 8, 2008
Ivy Soccer Kicks Off Today
Another season of Ivy League soccer kicks off this afternoon with all 16 men's and women's teams in weekend action. Included in the slate of games is defending Ivy Men's champion Brown entertaining national power St. John's and 2007 Women's champion Penn traveling to Pittsburgh.
August 22, 2008
More Preseason Accolades for Three Ivy Men in Soccer
Just days after being named to the 2008 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List, the Harvard attacking tandem of Andre Akpan and Michael Fucito will once again join Brown defender Rhett Bernstein on a preseason awards list â as Pre-Season All America selections.
August 22, 2008
Three Ivies on Men's Preseason Hermann Watch List
Considered the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer, the recipients of the MAC's Hermann Trophy are selected by Division I head coaches who are current members of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Three Ivy Leaguers have been named to the preseason list.
August 21, 2008
Cornellians Tabbed to Guide Galaxy
Cornell alum Bruce Arena ('73) has been named as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. Joining Arena on the sidelines for the Galaxy will be fellow alumnus Dave Sarachan ('76), who also coached the Cornell men's program from 1989-1997.
August 4, 2008
New Zealand Duo Named to Olympic Qualifying Squad
Dartmouth men's soccer players Craig Henderson and Daniel Keat have been named to the New Zealand U-23 National Team for Olympic qualifying. The Kiwis first game will be on Saturday, March 1 against host Fiji.