St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's soccer
|St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers|
|University||St. Francis College|
|Head Coach||Tom Giovatto (8th year)|
|Stadium||Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
|Colors||Blue and Red
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 16|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 2013, 2014|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2013, 2014|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1991, 1997, 1998|
The St. Francis Terriers men's soccer team represents St. Francis College, which is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York. The team is a member of the Division I Northeast Conference (NEC). The Terriers play their home games at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 5, which is also located in Brooklyn Heights. The field is located on the East River and has the Manhattan Skyline as a backdrop.
The current head coach, Tom Giovatto, joined the Terriers in 2007 and has led the team to a 70-55-22 record. In 2009, Giovatto secured a NEC Tournament berth with the second seed and in 2013 he won the NEC Tournament Championship with the 4th seed. Again in 2014, the Terriers won the NEC Tournament Championship and for the second year in a row participated in the NCAA Tournament.
- 1 History
- 2 Seasons
- 3 Players
- 4 NCAA Tournament results
- 5 Coaching history
- 6 Terrier records
- 7 Accolades
- 8 References
The St. Francis Terriers men's soccer team was founded in 1968 and joined the Northeast Conference in 1985, cementing its soccer team in Division I. The Terriers play their home games at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 5, which is also located in Brooklyn Heights. The field is located on the East River and has the Manhattan Skyline as a backdrop. The Terriers began hosting games on Pier 5 in 2013, they previously hosted home games at the Aviator Sports Complex located at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn from 2007 to 2012. Prior to 2007, the Terriers played their home games at Belson Stadium, on the St. John's University campus in Queens. The Terriers first game at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 was against the St. Peter's University Peacocks on September 13, 2013 and resulted in a 3-1 victory for the home team.
From 1968 to 2014, the Terriers have compiled a 405–335–78 record and have won 3 NEC regular season championships and 6 NEC tournament championships. Since joining the NEC in 1985, the Terriers have compiled a 115-106-21 record in conference play. The Terriers have also participated in seven National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournaments, their best showing came in 1978 when they made it to the Elite Eight. Since joining the NEC, the Terriers have made it to two NCAA tournaments and they have been one game away on three previous occasions ('95, '96 and '98).
In 2013, St. Francis went on to win at least 10 games for the 4th time in 7 years under head coach Tom Giovatto and qualified for the Northeast Conference Tournament with the 4th seed for the 11th time in their history. The Terriers defeated 1st seed Central Connecticut State 2–0 in the semifinals and defeated 3rd seed Bryant 3–2 in overtime for the Championship. Kevin Correa was named Tournament Most Valuable Player, scoring 4 goals in the Tournament (2 against the Blue Devils and 2 against the Bulldogs). With the NEC Tournament Championship, the Terriers received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament and they faced Penn State in the first round on November 21, 2013, losing 0–1.
During the 2013 campaign, the St. Francis Brooklyn men's soccer team catapulted to 2nd in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I North Atlantic Regional Poll ranking for October 23 to October 29 after winning 7 consecutive matches. For the Terriers, it is the highest they have been ranked since 2011, when they were fourth on October 4 and October 11. For the final NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I North Atlantic Regional Poll of the season the Terriers were ranked 1st; this is the first time in their history being ranked 1st. The Terriers were also ranked 49th Nationally in the NCAA Men's Soccer RPI at the end of the season.
After the season several Terriers received accolades; Junior forward Kevin Correa along with defender and co-captain Andy Cormack garnered All-NSCAA First Team accolades while senior forward Gabriel Bagot was named to the Second Team of the North Atlantic Region. Head coach Tom Giovatto was named North Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. Kevin Correa was then named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men's All-America Third Team.
2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire College rankings
|North Atlantic Region||7||5||5||2||2||2||2||3||5||2||1|
In 2014, St. Francis finished the regular season at 9-5-4 and conference play at 4-1-2 qualifying for the NEC Tournament with the 3rd seed. In the semi-finals against the Bryant Bulldogs, St. Francis won 2-0 with both goals coming from Junior Midfielder Vincent Bezecourt. In the Championship game the Terriers defeated the Saint Francis Red Flash in Loretto, PA 2-1 in OT, with the golden goal scored on a free kick from 15 yards out in the 94th minute by Senior Co-Captain Andy Cormack. Cormack also scored the golden goal via a free kick in last year's championship game against the Bryant Bulldogs. Cormack was named the NEC Tournament's Most Valuable Player and named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week. With the NEC Championship the Terriers qualified for their second consecutive NCAA Tournament where they faced Old Dominion in the first round and lost 0-3.
After the season 3 members of the 2014 Northeast Conference Champion St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's soccer team were named to the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America's All-Northeast Region team. Senior defender Riccardo Milano and junior goal keeper Jack Binks were named to the second team, while junior midfielder Vincent Bezecourt received third team honors.
2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire College rankings
|North Atlantic Region||6|
|Regular Season Champions||Conference Champions||NCAA Tournament berth|
|Season||Head coach||Season results||Tournament results|
|1974||12–2–1||—||—||—||First Round (0–1)|
|1976||12–2–1||—||—||—||Round of 16 (1–1)|
|1977||10–2–2||—||—||—||First Round (0–1)|
|1982||11–4–4||—||—||—||First Round (0–1)|
|1989||Sam Carrington||9–8–1||4–2–1||3rd||Semi-Final (0–1)||—|
|1997||14–6–1||5–1–0||1st||Semi Final (0–1)||—|
|1999||5–13–2||4–5–1||5th||Semi Final (0–1)||—|
|2000||10–6–1||7–2–1||2nd||Semi Final (0–1)||—|
|2009||10–6–2||7–2–1||2nd||Semi Final (0–1)||—|
|2013||12–6–1||4–3–0||4th||Champion (2–0)||First Round (0–1)|
|2014||11—6—4||4—1—2||3rd||Champion (2–0)||First Round (0–1)|
|405–335–78||115–106–21||3 NEC titles
|12–6 in NEC Tournament
6 NEC tournament titles
|3–7 in NCAA Tournament
Captains in bold
|Head Coach||Tom Giovatto (2007-Present)|
|Asst. Coach||Sinan Selmani (2007-Present)|
|Asst. Coach||Christopher Helms (2014-Present)|
Last updated: June 7, 2014
Source: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Athletics Website
Terriers in professional leagues
NCAA Tournament results
The Terriers have appeared in 7 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championships and in 3 play-ins. Their combined record is 3–7 and their best finish was in 1978, when they reached the Elight Eight.
|1974||First Round||Cornell||L 2–4|
|1977||First Round||Hartwick||L 1–5|
|1982||First Round||Columbia||L 1–4|
|1995||Play-In||Rhode Island||L 0–4|
|2013||First Round||Penn State||L 0–1|
|2014||First Round||Old Dominion||L 0–3|
|Carlo Tramontozzi||1968-88 (21yrs)||190-116-30||61.0%||9-9-0||50.0%||5 NCAA Tournament appearances|
|Sam Carrington||1989-2001 (13yrs)||127-106-16||54.2%||62-37-7||61.8%||3 NEC Regular Season Championships and 5 NEC Tournament Championships|
|Carlo Acquista||2002-2006 (5yrs)||18-58-10||26.7%||11-31-4||28.3%|
|Tom Giovatto||2007–Present||70-55-22||55.1%||37-30-2||55.1%||2 NEC Tournament Championships and 2 NCAA Tournament appearances|
|Goals||22 Bernard Celestin (1983)||48 Dimitri Petrouniak (1995–1998)|
|Points||46 Bernard Celestin (1983)||124 Dimitri Petrouniak (1995–1998)|
|Assists||22 Daniel Benoit (1974)||28 Dimitri Petrouniak (1995–1998)|
|Saves||189 Mark Woseley (1990)||532 Dragan Radovich (1975–1978)|
|Shutouts||11 Dragan Radovich (1978) and Mario Flava (1988)||30 Dragan Radovich (1975–1978)|
NSCAA Division I men's soccer First-Team All-Americans
NSCAA Division I men's soccer Second-Team All-Americans
NSCAA Division I men's soccer Third-Team All-Americans
- Kevin Correa, 2013
NSCAA Division I men's soccer Honorable Mention
- Philip Laspisa, 1974
- Gregory Kourtesis, 1976
- Flavio Vozila, 1976
- Gaetano Messina, 1978
- Philip Klah, 1979
NEC Men's Soccer
|Year||NEC Player of the Year||NEC Coach of the Year||First Team All-NEC||Second Team ALL-NEC||NEC Rookie of the Year|
|1986||Clint Marcelle, Lenny Leggard, Kurt Barrington, Mario Fava|
|1987||Clint Marcelle, Kurt Barrington, Mario Fava|
|1988||Clint Marcelle||Clint Marcelle, Kurt Barrington, Mario Fava||Andy Haynes|
|1989||Irvin Ellison, Andy Haynes||Chiwale DaSilva, Leroi Wilson|
|1990||Chiawale DaSilva, Andy Haynes||Irvin Ellison, Sherwin Besson|
|1991||Sam Carrington||Chiawale DaSilva, Andy Haynes, Steve Mason||Irvin Ellison, Sherwyn Besson||Steve Mason|
|1992||Chiwale DaSilva, Sherwyn Besson||Ron Mitchell||Ron Mitchell|
|1993||Marlon Morris, Ron Mitchell|
|1994||Marlon Morris, Ron Mitchell|
|1995||Ron Mitchell||Dmitri Petrouniak|
|1996||Duke Shamo||Dmitri Petrouniak, Kevin Mooyoung|
|1997||Duke Shamo||Sam Carrington||Duke Shamo, Dmitri Petrouniak, Troy Mohney, Augustus Pokoo-Aikens|
|1998||Duke Shamo||Sam Carrington||Duke Shamo, Dmitri Petrouniak, Victor Avwontom, Agard Radoncic, Mersim Beskovic||Jared Diehl, Michel Peters||Agard Radoncic|
|2000||Agard Radoncic, Mersim Beskovic, Marcus Maurice||Prince Ogodo, Agron Sokolki|
|2001||Joseph Afful||Ricardo Ordain, Ron Azinge|
|2004||Alessandro Acquista, Jarron Brooks|
|2007||Semso Nikocevic||John Sallhag||John Sallhag|
|2008||John Sallhag, Semso Nikocevic|
|2009||Semso Nikocevic, Anthony Matos||Javier Gonzalez,John Sallhag|
|2011||Gabriel Bagot||Adam Maabdi, Aldo Toma|
|2012||Kevin Correa||Adam Maabdi, Gabriel Bagot||Kevin Correa|
|2013||Kevin Correa, John Johansson||Andy Cormack, Gabriel Bagot|
|2014||Riccardo Milano, Jack Binks||Andy Cormack, John Makaya, Vincent Bezecourt|
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- 2014 Roster
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