UAB Blazers men's soccer

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UAB Blazers
men's soccer
Current season
UAB Blazersmen's soccer athletic logo

University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Conference C-USA
Location Birmingham, AL
Head Coach Mike Getman (20th year)
Stadium West Campus Field
(Capacity: 4,000)
Nickname Blazers
Colors Green and White and Gold

                     

Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2011
Conference Tournament Champions
GMC
1994

Conference USA
1999

Conference Regular Season Champions
GMC
1994

Conference USA
1995, 1999, 2011


The UAB Blazers men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The college soccer program competes in Conference USA of the NCAA Division I.

History[edit]

UAB began a men's soccer program back in 1979. Throughout its history, UAB has enjoyed great success in the men's soccer program. The men's team has been in the NCAA Tournament a total of 5 times including 2 Sweet Sixteen appearances and 1 Elite Eight appearance in 1999. The men's team has been ranked nationally numerous times throughout its history, including top 25 rankings in 16 of the last 18 seasons. One of UAB's biggest wins in the men's team history came when UAB upset the #1-ranked UCLA Bruins in 1997 by a score of 2-0. UAB would upset another #1-ranked team in 2006 when they beat the SMU Mustangs by a score of 2-1.

Colors and badge[edit]

Stadium[edit]

The men's team plays their home games at UAB's West Campus Field. Since 1993, the men's team has won nearly 80% of its games played at West Campus Field. UAB has frequently been among the national leaders in soccer attendance, finishing as high as 16th nationally in average attendance. The highest attended home soccer game in UAB history came in 2011 when 3,141 fans saw the Blazers defeat Clemson 2-1.

Fans[edit]

Although many traditions, cheers, and chants take place at each home game, there is one that "stands above the rest," according to current head coach Mike Getman. Led by alumni super-fan Andrew Robillard, who has not missed a UAB men's home soccer match in 22 seasons, the whole student section sings "God Bless America" in unity. The Hillsborough Times has reported this tradition as one of its "12 College Sports Traditions you Don't Want to Miss."

Roster[edit]

Team management[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Records and statistics[edit]

Honors[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

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