Virginia Beach Mariners

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Virginia Beach Mariners
Full name Virginia Beach Mariners Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Mariners
Founded 1994
Dissolved 2007
Ground Virginia Beach Sportsplex,
2181 Landstown Rd
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Ground Capacity 10,000
League USL First Division
2006 9th

The Virginia Beach Mariners were an American soccer club, who formerly played in the USL First Division of the United Soccer Leagues, the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy behind Major League Soccer. On March 30, 2007 the team folded due to lack of ownership.

The Mariners played at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from 1999 up to their demise in 2007.

The team was founded in 1994 as the Hampton Roads Hurricanes, but they changed their name to Mariners after the first year. For the 2003 season, the team changed their name from Hampton Roads Mariners to the more widely recognizable Virginia Beach Mariners. The team went on a one- year hiatus in 1997, after which they joined the A-League.

In 2006, the Mariners added a USL Premier Development League club, the Virginia Beach Submariners. Shortly after the termination of the Mariners, the Submariners were taken over by the Hampton Roads Piranhas, a women's W-League soccer club, who renamed the team the Hampton Roads Piranhas to reflect the change of ownership.


Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1994 USISL 5th, Atlantic Divisional Semifinals Did not enter
1995 USISL Pro League 5th, Atlantic Divisional Semifinals Did not qualify
1996 USISL Select League 3rd, South Atlantic Select Six Did not qualify
1997 On hiatus
1998 USISL A-League 3rd, Atlantic Conference Quarterfinals 3rd Round
1999 USL A-League 6th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2000 USL A-League 4th, Atlantic Conference Quarterfinals 3rd Round
2001 On hiatus
2002 USL A-League 5th, Southeast Did not qualify 3rd Round
2003 USL A-League 2nd, Southeast Division Finals 4th Round
2004 USL A-League 6th, Eastern Did not qualify 3rd Round
2005 USL First Division 11th Did not qualify 2nd Round
2006 USL First Division 9th Did not qualify 3rd Round

2006 squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Matthew Nelson
2 United States DF Stephen Danbusky
3 Trinidad and Tobago DF Craig Demmin
4 Puerto Rico DF Kupono Low
5 United States DF Russell Hutchison
6 United States DF Christopher Schwarze
7 United States MF Jeff Bilyk
8 England MF Leepaul Scroggins
9 United States FW Nathan Micklos
10 Colombia MF Roland Vargas-Aguilera
11 Denmark MF Jakob Fenger-Larsen
12 United States MF Ryan Mack
No. Position Player
16 United States GK Joe Barton
17 United States MF Timothy O'Neill
18 United States MF Josh Nolz
20 United States MF Steve Shak
21 United States FW Brian Cvilikas
22 United States DF Alan Woods
23 United States FW Andrew Herman
24 Bermuda FW John Barry Nusum
25 Canada MF Félix Brillant
27 United States GK Daniel Ruch
30 Jamaica FW Gregory Simmonds

Former players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

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