Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens men's soccer

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Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens
men's soccer
2015 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens men's soccer team
Delaware Soccer wordmark.png
Founded 1926; 92 years ago (1926)
University University of Delaware
Head coach Ian Hennessy (7th season)
Conference CAA
Location Newark, DE
Stadium Stuart and Grant Stadium
(Capacity: 2,500)
Nickname Hens, Fightin' Blue Hens
Colors Royal Blue and Gold[1]
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
NCAA Tournament appearances
1968, 1970, 2011, 2013, 2016
Conference Tournament championships
1968, 1970, 2011, 2016
Conference Regular Season championships
1968, 1969, 1970, 2014

The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens men's soccer team represents the University of Delaware in all men's college soccer competitions. The Blue Hens, have enjoyed a resurgence in conference and national prominence in the last 2 years under head coach Ian Hennessy. The team qualified and lost in the semi-finals of one of the nations top conferences, the CAA, in 2010 before winning its first ever conference championship in 2011. The 2011 team defeated the University of Virginia in the NCAA first round before succumbing to Final Four participant UCLA in the second round. The team's previous apex of success came in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the Blue Hens qualified into the 1968 and 1970 editions of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship, to date their only appearances in the tournament.[2]

On November 13, 2011, the Blue Hens earned their first ever CAA Tournament Championship, thus earning their first berth into the NCAA tournament in 41 years. The team also clinched an NCAA at-large birth in 2013, finishing the season with a record of 14-4-1, and hosted the program's first ever NCAA tournament match in a 2-1 OT loss to St. John's.


As of September 17, 2013[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
00 Spain GK Borja Barbero
0 United States GK Bill Boyer
1 United States GK Jay Lupas
2 United States DF Kaz Boschen
3 Germany DF Tobias Müller
4 Spain DF Ignacio Martín
5 United States MF Ben Sampson
7 Spain MF Carlos Perales
8 England MF Joe Dipre
9 Spain MF Guillermo Delgado
10 Spain FW Roberto Gimenez
11 Spain MF Jaime Martinez
12 United States DF Kyle Nuel
13 Australia FW Angus Maloney
No. Position Player
14 Ghana MF Ben Asante
15 United States MF Luke Oostdyk
16 United States MF Dieter Bahr
17 United States DF Mark Garrity
18 United States MF Vincent Mediate
19 Ghana MF Moses Adjieteh
20 United States MF Nick DiRienzo
22 Ghana DF Prince Nartey
23 United States DF Evan Reed
26 United States DF Gil Simonetti
27 United States FW Kyle Bruno
28 United States DF Troy McCartney
34 United States GK Paul DeFeo


  1. ^ "UDelaware Athletics Logo Usage". Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Men's Division I Championship Brackets" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2013 University of Delaware Men's Soccer Roster". University of Delaware Athletics. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 

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