Syracuse Orange men's soccer

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Syracuse Orange
Syracuse Orange athletic logo

University Syracuse University
Conference ACC
Location Syracuse, NY
Head Coach Ian McIntyre (2nd year)
Stadium SU Soccer Stadium
(Capacity: 1,500)
Nickname Orange
Colors Orange and Blue

             

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NCAA Tournament Appearances
1984, 2012


Syracuse Orange is the NCAA college soccer (football) team for Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. They are a Division 1 team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Syracuse head coach Dean Foti accumulated more wins than any other Orange soccer coach in his 16 seasons on the sideline. Foti has a school-record 124 victories, including four seasons of at least 10 triumphs, and 11 wins versus ranked opponents since 1997.[1] Foti was let go as head coach of SU on November 10, 2009.

Success after Syracuse[edit]

Foti’s student-athletes found professional soccer success after Syracuse. Chris Aloisi, captain of the 2003 team, was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer and was a member of the Houston Dynamo during its run to the MLS Cup 2006.[2]

Richard Asante, an All-BIG EAST and All-Northeast Region selection in 2006, became the latest member of the Orange to be selected in the MLS SuperDraft. He was taken with the first pick in the third round (27th overall) by Toronto FC.[3]

In addition, the Orange has had a player selected in the USL First Division College Draft in eight of the last 10 years, including 2006 when Ezra Prendergast was chosen by the Rochester Raging Rhinos. Prendergast was also picked in the MLS Supplemental Draft by the Chicago Fire. Syracuse has also had players compete in the NPSL, WISL and USISL.[4]

Current roster[edit]

The official 2010 roster for the Men's Soccer team of the Syracuse Orange.[5] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Robert Cavicchia (Captain)
2 Canada DF Brien Chamney
3 Canada DF Brad Peetoom (Captain)
4 Poland DF Karol Wasielewski (Captain)
5 Canada MF Kyle Hall (Captain)
6 United States MF Hansen Woodruff (Captain)
7 United States MF Adam Richards
8 United States DF James Goodwin
9 United States DF Pete Hill
10 United States MF Luis Martinez
11 United States MF Elliot Townsend
12 United States FW Spencer Schomaker (Captain)
13 United States FW Erik Kreider
14 United States MF Geoff Lytle
No. Position Player
15 United States DF Ryan Teager
16 United States DF Aaron Bonser
17 United States DF Tyler Stoviak
18 Canada MF Kenny Caceros
19 United States MF Justin Arena
20 United States MF Eric Kleiman
21 United States DF Daniel Sherry
22 Hungary MF Tom Perevegyencev
23 United States DF Scott Campbell
24 United States MF Nick Olivetti
25 Canada GK Robert Smith
26 United States GK Andrew Usyk
27 United States GK Christian Iordanou
-- United States MF Isaac Collings (Captain)
-- United States FW Pete Rowley (Captain)

Current Standings[edit]

Last updated September 23, 2007 [6]

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts Pct
8th Syracuse 18 6 4 8 21 16 5 22 .444

Head coaches[edit]

Since 1920 till present time, the Syracuse Orange have had 14 Head Coaches. Dean Foti is the current Head Coach and holds the records for; Most Coached Matches, Most Wins, Most Losses, & Most Draws.
Alden Shattuck holds the record for best all-time Winning Percentage with 0.646. He was also the only head coach to take his team into the NCAA Tournament in 1984.[7]

Years Nationality Coach P W L D
1920 - 1921 United States James Paisley 18 8 7 3
1923 - 1924 United States Lawrence Lee 19 5 8 6
1925 - 1926 United States United States Lawrence Lee & William Bertenshaw 16 4 8 4
1927 - 1942, 1946 - 1950, 1952 United States Arthur Horrocks 152 73 67 12
1953 - 1955 United States Andy Coccari 23 6 15 2
1956 United States Joe Weber 9 0 9 0
1957 - 1960 United States Peter Cataldi 36 2 33 1
1970 - 1971 United States Joe Sayer 13 1 12 0
1972 - 1973 United States John Allen 22 7 13 2
1974 United States Larry Herzog 10 3 7 0
1975 - 1978 United States Bill Goettel 52 24 26 2
1979 - 1984 United States Alden Shattuck 113 67 34 12
1985 - 1990 United States Tim Hankinson 127 69 40 18
1991–present United States Dean Foti 292 124 142 26
  • No games were played (1922, 1943 - 1945, 1951)
  • Syracuse soccer was discontinued (1961-1969)

SU's MLS Draft History[edit]

Year Type of Draft SU Player Team Round Overall #
1996 Inaugural Draft Eric Puls Colorado 12th 112th
1996 Inaugural Draft Paul Young Columbus 13th 121st
1997 Supplemental Draft Mike Britton Colorado 3rd 23rd
2004 MLS SuperDraft Chris Aloisi Los Angeles 6th 57th
2006 Supplemental Draft Ezra Prendegast Chicago 3rd 34th
2007 MLS SuperDraft Richard Asante Toronto FC 3rd 27th
2009 MLS SuperDraft Kyle Hall Toronto FC 3rd 39th

SU Players Who Have Played in Europe[edit]

Patrice Bernier[edit]

Was a member of the Syracuse Orange squad from 1998 - 1999. Bernier made a big impact at SU in his short career. After being named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team in 1998, Bernier was a first-team All-BIG EAST and first-team All-New York State pick after scoring five goals and handing out 8 assists. He later signed with the Montreal Impact of the A-League following his sophomore season.
He then would join Moss F.K. of the Norwegian Premier League in 2003. In 40 appearances with the club, he scored one goal. He left the team in 2004 to join Tromsø, also of the Norwegian Premier League. In 56 appearances he found the back of the net four times. He stayed with the club till 2007. Bernier currently plays for the Montreal Impact.


Bernier was called up to the Canadian National soccer team for the first time in 2004 and continues to play for his country today.

John Andrade[edit]

Was a member of the Syracuse Orange squad from 1998 - 2001. A four-year letterwinner and co-captain of the 2001 squad, John Andrade was with C.S. Marítimo of the Portuguese 1st Division in 2002.

Cameron Hall[edit]

Was a member of the Syracuse Orange squad from 1995 - 1998. Hall played in 32 games in his career at SU. His lone goal came in his senior year when he scored against No. 11 Georgetown to put SU ahead, 2-1. He would later join SV Waldhof Mannheim of the German 2nd Division in 1999. Hall moved to FSV Salmrohr of the German 3rd Division in 2000. He stayed with the club till 2003.

Eric Puls[edit]

Was a member of the Syracuse Orange squad from 1989 - 1992. He would go on to join Rot Weiss Waldorf of the German 3rd Division in 1992. He stayed with the club till 1994. He would later on be drafted by the Colorado Rapids in MLS's Inaugural Draft in 1996.[8]

Records[edit]

All records recorded as of 1920 till present time. [9]

Single Game Records[edit]

Team[edit]

  • Most Goals: 16 ----- (vs. Canisius - Sept. 26, 1984)
  • Most Assists: 13 -----(vs. Canisius - Sept. 26, 1984)

Player[edit]

  • Most Goals: 4 (4 times)
    • Wayne Tompkins ----- (vs. Eisenhower - Sept. 12, 1975)
    • Pavao Milkovic ----- (vs. Eisenhower - Sept. 11, 1976)
    • Erik Miller Sundsted ----- (vs. Canisius - Sept. 26, 1984)
    • Steve Morris ----- (vs. Niagara - Oct. 29, 1989)
  • Most Assists: 5
    • Steve Morris ----- (vs. St. Bonaventure - Sept. 19, 1989)
  • Most Saves: 20
    • Rick Fatscher ----- (vs. Hartwick - Oct. 13, 1984)

Single Season Records[edit]

Team[edit]

  • Most Goals: 58 ----- (1989)
  • Most Assists: 65 ----- (1989)

Player[edit]

  • Most Goals: 18
    • Greg Kolodziey ----- (1986)
  • Most Assists: 16
    • Steve Morris ----- (1989)
  • Most Saves: 174
    • Mike Westcott ----- (1977)
  • Most Shutouts: 12
    • Joe Papaleo ----- (1982)

Career[edit]

  • Most Goals: 44
    • Marcello Vitale ----- (1979 - 1982)
  • Most Assists: 43
    • Steve Morris ----- (1986, 1988 - 1990)
  • Most Saves: 408
    • Chris Whitcomb ----- (1985 - 1988)
  • Most Shutouts: 36
    • Joe Papaleo ----- (1979 - 1982)

The 30-Goal Club[edit]

Player Goals Years
Marcello Vitale 44 1972 - 1982
Steve Morris 43 1986, 1988 - 1990
Mike DiMonte 42 1984 - 1987
Greg Kolodziey 35 1983 - 1986
Paul Young 32 1990 - 1992
Kirk Johnson 30 2000 - 2003

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Dean Foti has accumulated more wins than any other Orange soccer coach". suathletics.com/. Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Chris Aloisi's success after Syracuse". suathletics.com/. Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Richard Asante's success after Syracuse". suathletics.com/. Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Syracuse's drafted players". suathletics.com/. Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Syracuse's 2007 roster". suathletics.com/. Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  6. ^ "2007 Men's Soccer standings for the Big East Conference of the NCAA". bigeast.org/. Retrieved September 13, 2007. [dead link]
  7. ^ "SU Soccer History". suathletics.com/. Retrieved September 14, 2007. [dead link]
  8. ^ "SU Pros". suathletics.com/. Retrieved September 18, 2007. 
  9. ^ "History and Record Book". suathletics.com/. Retrieved September 14, 2007. 

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