Hartwick Hawks men's soccer

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Hartwick Hawks men's soccer
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Founded 1956
University Hartwick College
Head coach John Scott
Conference Sun Belt
Stadium Elmore Field
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Hawks
Colors Royal Blue and White
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament championships
1977
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1970, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1985
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986
NCAA Tournament appearances
DI: 1962, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 2005, 2014, 2015
D II: 1972
Conference Tournament championships
Atlantic Soccer Conference: 2005
Sun Belt Conference: 2014, 2015
Conference Regular Season championships
Atlantic Soccer Conference: 2005
Sun Belt Conference: 2014, 2015

The Hartwick Hawks men's soccer team represents Hartwick College as an affiliate member of the Sun Belt Conference in NCAA Division I soccer.[1] The Hawks play their home matches on Elmore Field located on the Hartwick campus in Oneonta, New York. The team is coached by John Scott, the seventh head coach in the program's long history.[2] The Hawks are distinguished by being the only Division III program[3] playing Division I soccer [4] and by having won the 1977 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship.[5]

History[edit]

Hartwick men's soccer was started by Hal Greig in 1956, three years before the NCAA began sanctioning the sport. Building slowly, Greig headed the program for four years, leading the Hawks to their first two winning seasons.

Greig was succeeded by David Haase, who, in seven seasons had five winning teams, two more with .500 records, and led the Hawks to their first two NCAA Men's Soccer Championship tournaments in 1962 and 1964.

Al Miller headed the program for six seasons, leading the Hawks to five NCAA Tournaments, including their first College Cup placing third in 1970. Miller was coach when, in 1972, t the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship was begun. Hartwick, along with many other "non-major" schools moved into the new division. Following that season, Miller was hired away into the ranks of professional soccer.

After only one season in DII, Hartwick and several other of the more prominent DII soccer programs moved back to Division I. Timo Liekoski headed the program for three seasons, gaining three NCAA Tournaments, and a second 3rd place finish in 1974 before he, too, was hired away to the pros.

Liekoski was succeeded by Jim Lennox, who remained at the Hartford helm for twenty-seven seasons. Under Lennox, the Hawks advanced to thirteen NCAA tournaments, five College Cups, and the 1977 NCAA Championship. By the time Lennox departed Hartwick for the NSCAA, several of the "major" athletic conferences had come to emphasize soccer, and the non-major soccer independents like Hartwick were largely overtaken by big-budget major schools. While Lennox' teams made the NCAA tournament in eleven of his first twelve seasons, they made only three of his last fifteen, including missing during each of his last seven seasons at Hartwick. In 2000, Hartwick left the ranks of the independent schools, joining the Atlantic Soccer Conference (ASC). In 2002, Lennox quit the Hartwick post unexpectedly to become Director of Coaching Education for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). For his work at Hartwick and the NSCAA, Lennox was named to the NSCAA Hall of Fame in 2013.[6]

Ian McIntyre followed Lennox. His Hawks had five winning seasons in seven years. They won the ASC regular season and tournament titles in 2005, putting Hartwick in the NCAA tournament for the first time in ten years. In 2007, Hartwick became an affiliate member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Hartwick has currently been coached by John Scott since 2010. In 2013, the MAC eliminated affiliate members, and Hartwick became an affiliate the Sun Belt Conference, which added men's soccer in 2014 for the first time since 1995. In the first season in the Sun Belt, while having an overall record of only 6–10–4, the Hawks went 3-1-1 in conference competition to win the regular season championship, then won the conference tournament to advance to the NCAA tournament fir the first time since 2005. Building on that success, the 2015 Hawks were 11–6–3, repeating as conference champions at 5–0–0, winning their second conference tournament, and earning successive NCAA tournament spots for the first time since 1986–87'

Hartwick was playing Division I men's soccer and awarding athletic scholarships to soccer players before the NCAA initiated the non-scholarship Division III in 1974–75. Several other schools that moved into Division III also were awarding scholarships in ice hockey, lacrosse, or volleyball. These schools (originally eight, now six) were "grandfathered" into Division I in their one sport and are allowed to also sponsor one Division I women's sport. (Hartwick also awards scholarships for its women's water polo team.)

Record by year[edit]

Sources=[7][8][9]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Hartwick Hawks (Single division independent) (1956–1971)
1956 Hal Greig 2–3–0
1957 Hal Greig 3–4–0
1958 Hal Greig 5–4–0
1959 Hal Greig 8–1–0
Hal Greig: 18–12–0 (.600)
1960 David Haase 4–4–0
1961 David Haase 8–1–1
1962 David Haase 10–2–0 NCAA 1st round
1963 David Haase 10–1–0
1964 David Haase 9–2–0 NCAA 1st round
-1965 David Haase 4–4–1
1966 David Haase 10–1–1 Atlantic Coast Tournament 2nd
David Haase: 55–15–3 (.774)
1967 Al Miller 11–1–0 Atlantic Coast Tournament 2nd
1968 Al Miller 9–3–0 NCAA Quarterfinals
1969 Al Miller 10–2–1 NCAA Quarterfinals
1970 Al Miller 14–1–0 NCAA 3rd Place
1971 Al Miller 11–2–1 NCAA Quarterfinals
Hartwick Hawks (Division II independent) (1972–1972)
1972 Al Miller 9–3–1 NCAA DII 2nd round
Al Miller: 64–12–3 (.829)
Hartwick Hawks (Division I independent) (1973–1999)
1973 Timo Liekoski 9–2–1 NCAA Quarterfinals
1974 Timo Liekoski 10–4–3 NCAA 3rd Place
1975 Timo Liekoski 9–3–1 NCAA 2nd round
Timo Liekoski: 30–9–7 (.728)
1976 Jim Lennox 16–1–1 NCAA 3rd Place
1977 Jim Lennox 16–0–2 NCAA Champion
1978 Jim Lennox 10–5–1 NCAA 1st round
1979 Jim Lennox 12–3–2 NCAA 2nd round
1980 Jim Lennox 14–7–1 NCAA 4th Place
1981 Jim Lennox 10–6–4 ECAC Champions
1982 Jim Lennox 13–5–1
1983 Jim Lennox 13–4–1 NCAA 2nd round
1984 Jim Lennox 16–5–1 NCAA 3rd Place
1985 Jim Lennox 17–3–1 NCAA 3rd Place
1986 Jim Lennox 13–7–1 NCAA Quarterfinals
1987 Jim Lennox 10–5–4 NCAA 2nd round
1988 Jim Lennox 9–8–2
1989 Jim Lennox 13–5–2 NCAA 1st round
1990 Jim Lennox 10–7–3
1991 Jim Lennox 8–10–2
1992 Jim Lennox 12–5–0
1993 Jim Lennox 16–4–2 NCAA 2nd round
1994 Jim Lennox 11–5–3
1995 Jim Lennox 13–2–6 NCAA 2nd round
1996 Jim Lennox 8–12–0
1997 Jim Lennox 9–8–1
1998 Jim Lennox 8–10–1
1999 Jim Lennox 9–9–1
Hartwick Hawks (Atlantic Soccer Conference) (2000–2006)
2000 Jim Lennox 11–8–1 5–2–1 t-2nd
2001 Jim Lennox 12–8–0 3–3–0 4th
2002 Jim Lennox 9–7–3 4–1–0 2nd
Jim Lennox: 318–163–43 (.648) 12–6–1
2003 Ian McIntyre 15–2–1 3–1–1 2nd
2004 Ian McIntyre 13–3–1 4–1–0 2nd
2005 Ian McIntyre 13–6–1 5–1–0 1st NCAA 1st round
2006 Ian McIntyre 8–10–2 3–2–1 t-2nd
Hartwick Hawks (Mid-American Conference) (2006–2013)
2007 Ian McIntyre 5–6–7 2–1–2 3rd
2008 Ian McIntyre 7–5–7 2–2–2 4th
2009 Ian McIntyre 10–4–4 3–2–2 2nd
Ian McIntyre: 71–36–25 (.633) 22–10
2010 John Scott 2–14–1 1–5–0 7th
2011 John Scott 5–6–5 1–2–3 5th
2012 John Scott 5–10–2 2–5–0 7th
2013 John Scott 5–9–4 3–2–1 3rd
Hartwick Hawks (Sun Belt Conference) (2014–present)
2014 John Scott 6–10–4 3–1–1 1st NCAA 1st round
2015 John Scott 11–6–3 5–0–0 1st NCAA 1st round
John Scott: 34–55–19 (.403) 15–15–5
Total: 590–302–100 (.645)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Soccer". Sun Belt Conference. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Men's Soccer". Hartwick College. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hartwick College". NCAA. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Sports Sponsorship". NCAA. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Division I Men's Soccer Championship History". NCAA. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jim Lennox to be Inducted into the NSCAA Hall of Fame". National Soccer Coaches Association of America. November 6, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Men's Soccer Program History Year by Year Results" (PDF). Hartwick College. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Men's Soccer Division I History" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Men's Soccer Division II History" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 

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