Saint Louis Billikens men's soccer

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Saint Louis Billikens
men's soccer
University Saint Louis University
Conference Atlantic 10
Location Saint Louis, MO
Head Coach Mike McGinty (2nd year)
Stadium Hermann Stadium
(Capacity: 6,050)
Nickname Billikens
Colors Blue and White

             

Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Champions
1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973
NCAA Tournament Runner Up
1961, 1971, 1974
NCAA College Cup Appearances
1959, 1960, 1961 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
Conference Tournament Champions
2009, 2012


The Saint Louis Billikens men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of Saint Louis University. The Billikens compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. Soccer is the main fall sport at SLU, which has not sponsored football since 1949.

Noted for their dominance in men's collegiate soccer during the late 1950s through the mid-1970s, the Billikens have won 10 NCAA Men's Soccer Championships, the most of any men's college soccer program. Despite this, the Billikens have not appeared in an NCAA national championship since 1974. Of their ten titles, nine were outright earned by the Billikens and their 1972 title was shared with San Francisco Dons.

During their dynasty run from the 1960s through 1970s, the team was coached by Bob Guelker during their first five championships, while Harry Keough coached the last five championship teams at SLU. Dan Donigan was the most recent head coach, serving from February 2001 until he resigned in January 2010 to accept a position at Rutgers. Presently, the Billikens are coached by Mike McGinty.

2009 Season[edit]

Roster[edit]

Billikens threaten to score against Duquesne (November 2, 2008).

As of June 21, 2013[1]

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 Nick Shackelford
2 Liberia MF Raymond Lee
4 United States DF Anthony Manning
7 United States MF Alex Sweetin
8 Spain MF William Hidalgo
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Adnan Gabeljić
10 United States DF John Roeckle
11 Croatia FW Robby Kristo
12 Nigeria FW Kingsley Bryce
No. Position Player
16 United States MF Josh Kohring
17 Netherlands DF Dirk van der Velde
18 Guatemala FW Francisco Vizcaino
19 Republic of Ireland MF David Graydon
21 United States MF Khalil Karl
22 Bermuda MF Jair Minors
23 Germany DF Julian Gieseke
24 Germany DF Marco Heskemp
25 United States DF Tyler David
26 United States DF Isaac Fraley
31 United States GK Patrick Conroy

Team management[edit]

Coaching Staff
Position Staff
Head Coach United States Mike McGinty
Assistant Coach United States Jason O'Keefe
Assistant Coach United States Blake Schneider
Goalkeeper Coach United States Tim Kelly[disambiguation needed]

Last updated: June 19, 2013
Source: Saint Louis Billikens Athletics Website

Head coaching history[edit]

Dates Name Notes
1959–1966 United States Bob Guelker
1967–1982 United States Harry Keough
1983–1996 United States Joe Clarke
1997–2000 United States Bob Warming
2001–2009 United States Dan Donigan
2010–present United States Mike McGinty

Seasons[edit]

Soccer at SLU.
Previous Season's Records and Standings[2]
Year Overall Record Conf. Record Coach Conf. Conf Rank Conf. Tournament Notes
2012 16-5-0 7-2-0 Mike McGinty A10 1st Champions NCAA 2nd Round, 8th Overall Seed
2011 6-10-1 4-5-0 Mike McGinty A10 10th
2010 9-7-3 5-3-0 Mike McGinty A10 5th Semifinals
2009 12-6-0 7-2-0 Donigan A10 2nd Champions NCAA 2nd Round
2008 12-5-5 6-3 Donigan A10 4th Semifinals NCAA 2nd Round

Notable alumni[edit]

Honors[edit]

1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967(co-champion) 1969, 1970, 1972, & 1973
2009, 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Roster". Saint Louis University. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Previous Seasons". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 

External links[edit]