Duke Blue Devils men's soccer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Duke Blue Devils Men's Soccer
2018 Duke Blue Devils men's soccer team
Duke Athletics logo.svg
Founded1935
UniversityDuke University
Head coachJohn Kerr, Jr.[1] (11th season)
ConferenceACC
LocationDurham, NC
StadiumKoskinen Stadium
(Capacity: 4,500)
NicknameBlue Devils
ColorsDuke Blue and White[2]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
1986
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1982, 1995
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1982, 1986, 1992, 1995, 2004
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1982, 1986, 1992, 1995, 2004, 2006
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1980, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009
NCAA Tournament appearances
1972, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Conference Tournament championships
1999, 2005, 2006
Conference Regular Season championships
1980, 1982, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2006

The Duke Blue Devils men's soccer team represents Duke University in the ACC and in all other men's NCAA Division I Soccer competitions. They won their first and only NCAA tournament in 1986, co-captained by their current head coach, John Kerr Jr. and Mike Linenberger. They boast state-of-the-art facilities, including both turf and grass fields, a newly constructed weight room and training room (as of fall 2016), and a student-athlete academic advising facility. John Kerr Jr. is assisted by Michael Brady and Chris Rich.

Current Roster[edit]

Updated August 6, 2018[3]

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 Michael Ries
00 United States GK Eliot Hamill
1 United States GK Will Pulisic
3 Canada DF Oliver Spring
5 United States DF Aedan Stanley
6 Germany MF Kevin Feucht
7 Denmark MF Torbjørn Alseth
8 Scotland MF Ciaran McKenna
9 Italy MF Daniele Proch
10 United States FW Suniel Veerakone
11 Austria DF Max Moser
12 United States MF Colby Agu
13 United States DF Ian Murphy
14 Iceland MF Kristófer Garðarsson
No. Position Player
15 Peru MF Miguel Yzaga
16 United States FW Daniel Wright
17 United States MF Issa Rayyan
18 Austria DF Matthias Frick
19 United States MF Brandon Williamson
20 Norway FW Sivert Daehlie
21 United States MF Seth Kuhn
22 United States MF Conor Kelly
23 Argentina MF Micolas Macri
25 United States FW Nii Engmann
26 United States DF Max Feldman
27 United States DF Wilheml Jacques
28 United States MF Jack Doran
29 United States DF Stephen O'Connell

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Athletic Director United States Kevin White
Head Coach Canada John Kerr, Jr.
Associate Head Coach England Michael Brady
Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator United States Chris Rich
Volunteer Assistant Coach England Kieran Hall
Volunteer Director of Operations United States Noah McKonon
Volunteer Director of Operations United States Sonny Mukungu

Source:[3]

Facilities[edit]

Koskinen Stadium

The facility that the Blue Devils Men's Soccer Team uses to play their matches. The stadium holds 7,000 and seats 4,500. The players play on Bermuda grass. The field is 75x120 yards. There are two locker rooms and a field house inside the stadium. In January 2015, there was a new press box revealed during a grand opening called Kennedy Tower, which was dedicated in honor of Chris and Ana Kennedy. Chris is the Duke Senior Deputy Director of Athletes. The Kennedy Tower, offers press boxes and hospitality suites at the top of Koskinen Stadium.[4] In the fall of 2015, the new Track and Field facility opened on the opposite side of Kennedy Tower. Koskinen Stadium is home for Duke Men's Soccer, Duke Women's Soccer, Duke Men's Lacrosse, and Duke Women's Lacrosse.

Training facilities

In addition to Koskinen Stadium, Duke boasts an exceptional training ground (751 Practice Fields). 751 has 1 full size grass field and an additional 18-yard box designed specifically for shooting and goalie training. The team's practice locker rooms are located in the Murray Building, next to Koskinen stadium, In the fall of 2016, Duke renovated the Murray building weight room into a world-class olympic quality training facility. The facility includes a smoothie bar, rehydration station, and 30+ fully operation weight racks. Additionally, the Murray building's updated film room has a 100-inch projector screen with 60 movie theater quality armchairs.

Duke Athletic Facilities

Recruiting[edit]

The Blue Devil's have been one of the successful programs with recruiting since 2010. Seven of the last eight recruiting classes have been ranked inside the top 25 nationally. That doesn't change in 2017 as Duke's incoming class has been ranked 11th by College Soccer News.[5] For a more in depth look at Duke's 2017 incoming freshman class, click here.[6]

High-School Graduating Year National Ranking
2010 #18
2011 #3
2012 #16
2013 #22
2014 #4
2015 N/A
2016 #15
2017 #11

Alumni in the pros[edit]

Name Graduating Year League Team
Seo-In Kim BOV Premier League Qormi FC
Jeremy Ebobisse 2016 MLS Portland Timbers
Zach Mathers 2015 MLS Seattle Sounders
Sean Davis 2014 MLS New York Red Bulls
Sebastian Ibeagha 2013 MLS Houston Dynamo
Andrew Wenger 2012 MLS Houston Dynamo
Ryan Finley 2012 Superettan IFK Värnamo
Cole Grossman 2011 Tippeligean Stabæk
Christian Ibeagha 2010 NASL North Carolina FC
Darrius Barnes 2008 NASL New York Cosmos
Zach Pope 2007 USL PDL Austin Aztex
Mike Grella 2006 MLS New York Red Bulls

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22447&SPID=1833&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=1369515&Q_SEASON=2012
  2. ^ "Color Palette – Duke's Brand Manual". Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Duke Men's Soccer - 2018 Roster". goduke.com. Duke University Athletics. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209852503
  5. ^ http://www.collegesoccernews.com/index.php/recuiting
  6. ^ http://dukemsoccommits.weebly.com

External links[edit]