NC State Wolfpack men's soccer

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NC State Wolfpack men's soccer
2018 NC State Wolfpack men's soccer team
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
Founded1950
UniversityNorth Carolina State University
Head coachGeorge Kiefer (2nd season)
ConferenceACC
LocationRaleigh, NC
StadiumDail Soccer Stadium
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nicknamethe Pack
ColorsRed and White[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1990
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1990, 1991, 1992
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994
NCAA Tournament appearances
1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2017
Conference Tournament championships
1990
Conference Regular Season championships
1994
For information on all North Carolina State University sports, see NC State Wolfpack

The NC State Wolfpack men's soccer team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. The team is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. NC State's first men's soccer team was fielded in 1950. The team plays its home games at Method Road in Raleigh, on the western edge of the NC State campus. The Hawks are coached by George Kiefer.

The Wolfpack had much of their success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, where over the span of 10 seasons, the Pack appeared in eight NCAA Tournaments. During this time, the Wolfpack won, to date, their only ACC Men's Soccer Tournament title, coming in 1990, as well as their only ACC Regular Season title, coming in 1994. Since then, the Wolfpack have made the NCAA Tournament on three occasions, qualifying in the 2003, 2005 and 2009 editions of the tournament.[2] Additionally, in 1990, the team had their deepest run in the NCAA Tournament, reaching their only College Cup in program history.[3]

Roster[edit]

Updated 08/28/17 [4]

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

No. Position Player
2 United States FW Emanuel Perez
3 United States DF Caleb Duvernay
4 United States DF David Norris
5 United States FW Stephen Elias
6 Switzerland DF Christoph Schneuwly
7 United States FW Tanner Roberts
8 United States MF Brad Sweeney
9 Benin FW Ade Taiwo
10 United States FW David Loera
11 United States FW Tyler Gabarra
12 United States GK Vincent Durand
13 Germany DF Simon Blotko
14 United States FW Clay Sparks
No. Position Player
15 Germany MF Maximilian Luftl
16 Germany MF Julius Duchscherer
17 United States MF Nick Retzlaff
18 United States MF Andrew Malinich
19 Republic of Ireland DF Ian Dykes
21 Germany MF Jan-Luca Ahillen
22 United States MF Anthony Ruggiero
24 United States DF Mac Gourlay
25 United States MF Jose Morales Jr.
26 United States GK Nick Cournoyer
29 United States DF Harry Adanuty
30 Germany GK Leon Krapf

Captains in bold

Rivalries[edit]

Much of NC State's rivalries are also rivalries across other collegiate sports. The Wolfpack's primary rival, is the North Carolina Tar Heels, who they contest annually in ACC play.[5] Matches against other in-state ACC opponents, such as Duke and Wake Forest are known as Tobacco Road, due to the state' longstanding history of tobacco production.[6]

Coaching history[edit]

There have been nine head coaches in the program's history.[7]

Years Coach GP W L T Pct.
1950–1955 Eric DeGroat 56 17 29 10 .393
1956 John Kenfield 8 1 7 0 .125
1957–1960 Bill Leonhardt 36 11 23 2 .333
1961–1963 Nellie Cooper 33 10 22 1 .318
1964–1977 Max Rhodes 157 77 69 11 .526
1978–1985 Larry Gross 152 106 37 9 .727
1986–2010 George Tarantini 474 234 197 43 .539
2011–2016 Kelly Findley 109 45 51 13 .473
2017– George Kiefer 38 18 13 7 .566

Individual achievements[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

NC State has produced 12 All-Americans. The most recent was Aaron King, who won the honor in 2005.[8]

Player Position Year(s)
Kare Kragas FW 1951
Benito Artinano FW 1962, 1963
Eddie Link MF 1967
Chris Ogu MF 1982, 1983
Sam Okpodu FW 1982, 1983, 1984
Tab Ramos MF 1985, 1986, 1987
Dario Brose MF 1988, 1990
Henry Gutierrez FW 1988, 1990, 1991
Chris Szanto DF 1989
Tom Tanner FW 1990
Scott Schweitzer DF 1992
Aaron King FW 2005

References[edit]

General
  • "2016 NC State Men's Soccer Record Book" (PDF). NC State Wolfpack. July 6, 2016. pp. 1–14. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  • Featherston, Alwyn (February 1, 2006). Tobacco Road: Duke, Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, and the History of the Most Intense Backyard Rivalries in Sports (1st ed.). Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press. pp. 1–8. ISBN 1592289150.
Footnotes
  1. ^ "NC State Athletics Brand Guide". Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "NC State celebrates soccer legacy". WRAL (FM). Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Morris, Neil (October 5, 2015). "Recalling the great 1990 N.C. State team". Soccer America. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "2017 Men's Soccer Roster". gopack.com. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  5. ^ Tobben, John (November 25, 2014). "A Tale of Two Rivalries". Raleigh & Company. RaleighCo.com. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Featherston, pp. 5–8
  7. ^ 2016 NC State Men's Soccer Record Book, p. 8
  8. ^ 2016 NC State Men's Soccer Record Book, p. 1

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