Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's soccer

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Current season
Wake Forest Demon Deacons athletic logo

University Wake Forest University
Conference ACC
Location Winston-Salem, NC
Head Coach Jay Vidovich (21st year)
Stadium Spry Stadium
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Deacs
Colors Old Gold and Black

             


NCAA Tournament Champions
2007
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions
1989
Conference Regular Season Champions
2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009


The Wake Forest University Demon Deacons men's soccer team is an amateur, NCAA Division I college soccer team composed of students attending the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They achieved their greatest result in 2007, winning the 2007 Division I Men's College Cup. Like all sports teams from Wake Forest, men's soccer competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Deacons play their home matches at Spry Stadium on the campus of Wake Forest.

History[edit]

Wake Forest fielded its first team in 1980, under the coaching of George Kennedy. The Deacons went 12-9-1 in their first season. They won their first ACC game that season, defeating Maryland 2-1. Coach Kennedy lead Wake Forest through 1985 finishing with a 62-55-12 overall and 6-27-3 in the ACC. Walt Chyzowych took over the program in 1986 until his death just prior to the 1994 season. Coach Chyzowych took the Deacons to a 77-59-22 overall record and 15-25-7 in the ACC in his eight seasons with Wake Forest. The Deacons played in their first NCAA Tournament in 1988, losing in the first round to North Carolina. Since 1988, Wake Forest has reached the NCAA tournament 15 times. Jay Vidovich, an assistant under Coach Chyzowych, was named Head Coach in 1994 and continues today. In 19 seasons under Coach Vidovich the Deacons have gone 254-103-48 overall and 65-44-22 in the ACC.

To date, Wake Forest has won the ACC Regular Season Title in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2009, and won the ACC Tournament in 1989.

With their inclusion in the 2009 College Cup, the Demon Deacons reached 4 consecutive College Cups, becoming the ninth team in NCAA history to achieve this feat.

2007 NCAA Champions[edit]

The most successful season in team history took place in 2007, when Wake Forest won the NCAA Division I Championship in a 2-1 decision over Ohio State. It marked the program's only championship to date.

During their championship run, the #2 seeded Deacons defeated Furman 1-0, #15 West Virginia 3-1, and #10 Notre Dame 2-1 in overtime to reach the College Cup. In the semifinals, Marcus Tracy scored twice in a 2-0 win over Virginia Tech. In the final, Wake Forest scored 2 second half goals to come from behind to defeat Ohio State 2-1 to win the National Championship.

Current squad[edit]

As of 2014:[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Alec Ferrell
1 United States GK Andrew Harris
2 United States DF Kris Reaves
3 United States DF Rafael Fagundo
4 United States DF Kevin Politz
5 United States DF Sam Fink
6 United States DF Jared Odenbeck
7 Spain MF Jon Bakero
8 United States MF Jacori Hayes
10 United States FW Michael Gamble
11 United States DF Philip Parker
14 United States MF Thomas Haws
15 United States MF Steven Echvarria
16 United States MF Ian Harkes
No. Position Player
17 United States MF John Schuman
18 United States FW Heath Honold
19 United States MF Dominic Scotti
20 United States MF Hunter Bandy
21 United States MF Hayden Partain
23 United States FW Hank Gauger
24 United States DF Chase Rhode
25 United States MF Ricky Greensfelder
26 United States DF Zach Fingerhut
27 United States FW Ian Story
28 New Zealand FW Tane Gent
29 United States DF Shane Powell
30 United States GK Grant Bishop
32 United States FW Matt Szucs

Technical Staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Jay Vidovich
Assistant coach Ryan Martin
Assistant coach Dane Brenner
Volunteer Assistant coach Nate Kish

Current Season[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

  • Ranking indicates that week's NSCAA National Rankings

2014 Exhibition Matches[edit]

2014 Regular season[edit]

2014 ACC Tournament[edit]

2014 NCAA Tournament[edit]

  • Ranking indicates NCAA Tournament seeding.


Former Players Playing Professional Soccer[edit]

  • Updated July 9, 2014
The players in bold have senior international caps.

Wake Forest seasons[edit]

  • *Denotes Current Season. Statistics subject to change


Season Conference Record Conference
Tourn. Pos.
Overall Record Honors Top points[2] Top scorer[3]
Conference Pld. W L D Pos. Pld. W L D Natl.
Rank
1980 ACC 6 1 5 0 7th 22 12 9 1 Rob Burt 25 Kenny Bauchle/Rob Burt 17
1981 ACC 6 3 3 0 5th 21 9 10 2 Mark Erwin 39 Mark Erwin 17
1982 ACC 6 1 5 0 6th 21 9 10 2 Mark Erwin 21 Mark Erwin 8
1983 ACC 6 0 4 2 7th 21 13 5 3 Mark Erwin 79 Mark Erwin 36
1984 ACC 6 1 4 1 6th 22 12 7 3 Henry Riggs-Miller 25 Flip Kenyon/Henry Riggs-Miller 9
1985 ACC 6 0 6 0 7th 22 7 14 1 Henry Riggs-Miller 23 Henry Riggs-Miller 11
1986 ACC 6 0 6 0 7th 20 7 11 2 Chris Wentz 13 Chris Wentz 6
1987 ACC 6 1 4 1 6th QF 20 5 13 2 Nigel McNamera 17 Nigel McNamera 7
1988 ACC 6 3 1 2 2nd QF 20 11 5 4 NCAA 1st Round Nigel McNamera 24 Nigel McNamera 10
1989 ACC 6 4 1 1 2nd W 21 15 4 2 NCAA 2nd Round Geraint Davies 29 Geraint Davies 11
1990 ACC 6 1 4 1 7th SF 21 10 7 4 NCAA 1st Round Nigel McNamera 16 Nigel McNamera 6
1991 ACC 6 3 2 1 3rd F 21 13 5 3 NCAA 1st Round John Duguid 27 John Duguid 11
1992 ACC 5 2 3 0 5th QF 17 9 6 2 Steve Gillmor 18 Andrew Chang/Steve Gillmor 7
1993 ACC 6 1 4 1 6th QF 18 7 8 3 Steve Gillmor 13 Steve Gillmor 6
1994 ACC 6 1 5 0 7th QF 19 10 8 1 Ryan Scott 18 Ryan Scott 7
1995 ACC 6 2 4 0 5th QF 20 11 8 1 Serge Daniv 17 Trent Lind 6
1996 ACC 6 3 3 0 3rd SF 20 12 7 1 Josh Timbers 23 Josh Timbers 8
1997 ACC 6 2 4 0 6th SF 20 10 10 0 Ihor Dotsenko 20 Ihor Dotsenko 8
1998 ACC 6 1 4 1 6th QF 19 11 7 1 Greg Krauss 22 Greg Krauss 10
1999 ACC 6 2 1 3 3rd SF 21 13 3 5 NCAA 2nd Round Christian Lonteen 20 Ben Stafford 8
2000 ACC 6 2 4 0 5th SF 19 10 7 2 Ben Stafford 38 Ben Stafford 16
2001 ACC 6 3 2 1 4th SF 21 13 6 2 NCAA 1st Round Jeremiah White 37 Jeremiah White 15
2002 ACC 6 4 0 2 1st SF 21 15 2 4 ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA 3rd Round Jeremiah White 27 Jeremiah White 11
2003 ACC 6 4 0 2 2nd SF 21 16 0 5 NCAA 2nd Round Scott Sealy 26 Scott Sealy 11
2004 ACC 7 5 0 2 1st SF 21 14 5 2 ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA 3rd Round Scott Sealy 44 Scott Sealy 17
2005 ACC 8 1 5 2 8th QF 23 13 8 2 12[4] NCAA 3rd Round Justin Moose 23 Mark Ellington 8
2006 ACC 8 5 2 1 T-1st F 25 18 3 4 3[5] ACC Regular Season Co-Champion, NCAA Semifinalist Steven Curfman 20 Wells Thompson 7
2007 ACC 8 6 1 1 2nd F 26 22 2 2 1[6] NCAA Champions Cody Arnoux 38 Cody Arnoux 15
2008 ACC 8 7 0 1 T-1st SF 25 22 2 1 2[7] ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA Semifinalist Cody Arnoux 42 Cody Arnoux 17
2009 ACC 8 5 2 1 T-1st SF 24 17 4 3 3[8] ACC Regular Season Co-Champion, NCAA Semifinalist Zack Schilawski 35 Zack Schilawski 14
2010 ACC 8 4 3 1 3rd QF 19 8 9 2 Andy Lubahn 16 Andy Lubahn 8
2011 ACC 8 4 3 1 T-3rd QF 21 8 8 5 NCAA 2nd Round Andy Lubahn 14 Luca Gimenez 6
2012 ACC 8 4 1 3 3rd QF 20 11 4 5 22 NCAA 2nd Round Sean Okoli 25 Sean Okoli 11
2013 ACC 11 6 1 4 3rd QF 21 10 6 5 NCAA 3rd Round Luca Gimenez/Sean Okoli 21 Sean Okoli 9
2014 ACC 8 5 3 0 5th QF 19 10 7 2 NCAA 1st Round Michael Gamble 22 3 tied 6
Totals:
35 Seasons
1 Conference 233 97 100 36 5 ACC titles 1 ACCT title 710 399 228 89 1 NCAA Title Mark Erwin 160 Mark Erwin 68

Awards[edit]

M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Winner:

ACC Coach of the Year:

  • George Kennedy - 1981
  • Jay Vidovich - 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009

ACC Offensive Player of the Year:

ACC Defensive Player of the Year:

ACC Freshman of the Year:

All-Americans[edit]

Year Player(s)
1988 Neil Covone, Todd Renner
1989 Neil Covone, Todd Renner
1995 Serge Daniv
1996 Serge Daniv, Josh Timbers
2001 Aaron Thomas, Jeremiah White
2002 Brian Carroll, William Hesmer
2003 William Hesmer, Michael Parkhurst, Jeremiah White
2004 Justin Moose, Michael Parkhurst, Scott Sealy
2005 Justin Moose, Ryan Solle
2006 Julian Valentin
2007 Cody Arnoux, Sam Cronin, Pat Phelan
2008 Cody Arnoux, Corben Bone, Sam Cronin, Ike Opara, Marcus Tracy
2009 Corben Bone, Ike Opara, Zack Schilawski

All-ACC Players[edit]

  • The players are all first team All-ACC, unless otherwise noted
Year Player(s)
1980 Greg Heileman*
1982 Jeff McNeill*
1983 Mark Erwin*
1988 Zen Luzniak*, Todd Renner*
1989 Craig Congor*, Neil Covone*, Fleming Peterson*, Todd Renner
1990 Craig Congor, Raimo de Vries*
1991 Jelle Abma*, Craig Congor, Raimo de Vries, John Duguid, Thomas Finlay*
1992 Jelle Abma*, Raimo deVries, Thomas Finlay*, Mike McGinty*
1995 Serge Daniv*, Josh Timbers*
1996 Serge Daniv, Ihor Dotsenko*, Josh Timbers
1997 Chad Evans*
1998 Kyle Bachmeier*, Serge Daniv, Chad Evans
1999 Sean Conner*, Chad Evans, David Kawesi-Mukooza*, Jamal Seale*
2000 Ben Stafford, Aaron Thomas*
2001 Brian Carroll*, William Hesmer*, Aaron Thomas, Jeremiah White
2002 Brian Carroll, William Hesmer, Justin Moose*, Michael Parkhurst*, Jeremiah White
2003 Vicente Bastidas*, William Hesmer, Amir Lowery*, Justin Moose*, Michael Parkhurst, Scott Sealy*, Jeremiah White
2004 Amir Lowery*, Justin Moose*, Michael Parkhurst, Scott Sealy
2005 Justin Moose, Ryan Solle*
2006 Brian Edwards*, Ryan Solle, Julian Valentin
2007 Cody Arnoux, Sam Cronin, Brian Edwards, Pat Phelan, Marcus Tracy*
2008 Cody Arnoux, Corben Bone, Sam Cronin, Michael Lahoud*, Ike Opara, Marcus Tracy
2009 Corben Bone, Austin da Luz, Ike Opara, Zack Schilawski
2010 Anthony Arena*, Akira Fitzgerald*, Andy Lubahn*
2011 Jared Watts
2012 Luca Gimenez*. Sean Okoli*, Jared Watts
2013 Luca Gimenez. Sean Okoli, Jalen Robinson*, Jared Watts
2014 Ian Harkes*, Michael Gamble
  • (*) Denotes 2nd Team All-ACC

Players in the MLS SuperDraft[edit]

Year Player Round # Pick # Overall # Team
2001 Ben Stafford 3rd 11 35 Kansas City Wizards
2003 Brian Carroll 2nd 1 11 D.C. United
2004 Will Hesmer 2nd 7 17 Kansas City Wizards
2004 Jeremiah White 3rd 3 23 New England Revolution
2005 Michael Parkhurst 1st 9 9 New England Revolution
2005 Scott Sealy 1st 11 11 Kansas City Wizards
2005 James Riley 2nd 9 21 New England Revolution
2005 Amir Lowery 4th 9 45 Colorado Rapids
2006 Justin Moose 1st 7 7 D.C. United
2007 Wells Thompson 1st 5 5 New England Revolution
2007 Ryan Solle 2nd 12 25 New England Revolution
2007 Steven Curfman 3rd 4 30 Real Salt Lake
2008 Pat Phelan 1st 10 10 Toronto FC
2008 Brian Edwards 2nd 14 28 Toronto FC
2008 Julian Valentin 3rd 1 29 Los Angeles Galaxy
2009 Sam Cronin 1st 2 2 Toronto FC
2009 Michael Lahoud 1st 9 9 Chivas USA
2009 Evan Brown 2nd 1 16 Seattle Sounders FC
2009 Lyle Adams 2nd 11 26 D.C. United
2009 Jamie Franks 4th 4 49 Chivas USA
2009 Marcus Tracy 4th 11 56 Houston Dynamo
2010 Ike Opara 1st 3 3 San Jose Earthquakes
2010 Zack Schilawski 1st 9 9 New England Revolution
2010 Corben Bone 1st 13 13 Chicago Fire S.C.
2010 Austin da Luz 1st 14 14 New York Red Bulls
2014 Chris Duvall 2nd 3 22 New York Red Bulls
2014 Jared Watts 2nd 14 33 Colorado Rapids
2014 Tolani Ibikunle 3rd 11 49 Colorado Rapids
2014 Luca Gimenez 4th 6 63 Philadelphia Union

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Men's Soccer Roster". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ In NCAA scoring, goals count as 2 points while assists count as one point.
  3. ^ Goals in all competitions (regular season, Conference, and NCAA Tournament) are counted.
  4. ^ NSCAA/adidas National Rankings Division I Final Post-Season Ranking Poll From http://www.nscaa.com, Posted 13 December 2005.
  5. ^ NSCAA/adidas National Rankings Division I Final Post-Season Ranking Poll From http://www.nscaa.com, Posted 05 December 2006.
  6. ^ NSCAA/adidas National Rankings Division I Final Post-Season Ranking Poll From http://www.nscaa.com, Posted 19 December 2007.
  7. ^ NSCAA/adidas National Rankings Division I Final Post-Season Ranking Poll From http://www.nscaa.com, Posted 16 December 2008.
  8. ^ NSCAA/adidas National Rankings Division I Final Post-Season Ranking Poll From http://www.nscaa.com, Posted 15 December 2009.

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