Hartwick Hawks men's soccer
|Hartwick Hawks men's soccer|
|Head coach||John Scott|
|Colors||Royal Blue and White
|NCAA Tournament championships|
|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. 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. The Hawks are distinguished by being the only Division III program playing Division I soccer  and by having won the 1977 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship.
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.
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
|Hartwick Hawks (Single division independent) (1956–1971)|
|Hal Greig:||18–12–0 (.600)|
|1962||David Haase||10–2–0||NCAA 1st round|
|1964||David Haase||9–2–0||NCAA 1st round|
|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|
|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|
|1989||Jim Lennox||13–5–2||NCAA 1st round|
|1993||Jim Lennox||16–4–2||NCAA 2nd round|
|1995||Jim Lennox||13–2–6||NCAA 2nd round|
|Hartwick Hawks (Atlantic Soccer Conference) (2000–2006)|
|Jim Lennox:||318–163–43 (.648)||12–6–1|
|2005||Ian McIntyre||13–6–1||5–1–0||1st||NCAA 1st round|
|Hartwick Hawks (Mid-American Conference) (2006–2013)|
|Ian McIntyre:||71–36–25 (.633)||22–10|
|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|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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