Niagara Purple Eagles men's soccer

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Niagara Purple Eagles
Niagara University NU Wordmark.gif
Founded 1969
University Niagara University
Conference MAAC
Location Lewiston, NY
Head coach Bill Boyle (1st year)
Stadium Niagara Field
(Capacity: 1,200)
Nickname Purple Eagles
Colors Purple and White[1]
         
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NCAA Tournament Appearances
2012
Conference Tournament Champions
2012

The Niagara Purple Eagles men's soccer team is the men's college soccer team that represent Niagara University (Lewiston, New York, United States) and competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) of NCAA Division I. The Purple Eagles play their home games at Niagara Field on the campus of Niagara University. The team colors are purple PMS 268 and white.

History[edit]

The team played their first season in 1969, and joined the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in 1989.

In the 2012 season, the team won its first MAAC tournament title and the program's first NCAA play-in berth, losing against Michigan on the first round (1-3).

All-time school records[edit]

  • At the end of the 2014 season, the team holds an all time record of 257-390-64 overall and 68-101-21 in MAAC.[2]
  • Most wins were obtained in the 2012 (13-2-4) season.
  • Most goals in a season were obtained in the 1970 (65) season.
  • Most goals scored and biggest margin of victory happened 19 September 1970: Niagara 17 - Canisius 0.
  • Most goals in a Single Game by a player Adrian Philip Humphries 19 September 1970 v. Canisius

All-time head coaches[edit]

Years Head Coach Record Postseason
1969–1970 Alphonse Montagna 19-7-1 -
1971–1972 Michael Gomez 16-3-2 -
1973 Adrian Philip Humphries 5-4-3 -
1974–1981 Jean Tassy 47-40-7 -
1982–1983 Richard White 9-12-3 -
1984 Niels Guldbjerg 4-8-0 -
1985–1990 Gus Campbell 37-52-5 -
1991–1992 Don Antonio 0-29-1 -
1993 Joe DeTommaso 2-13-0 -
1994–1995 Chris Spacone 0-31-0 -
1996–1997 Paul James 13-17-4 -
1998–2001 Tim Smith 12-59-4 -
2002–2011 Dermot McGrane 61-86-21 -
2011–2012 Chase Brooks 22-6-9 0-1
2013–2015 Eric Barnes 11-39-7 -
2016– Bill Boyle

NCAA Division I Playoffs[edit]

Year Location Opponent Result
2012 U-M Soccer Stadium, Ann Arbor Michigan L 3-1

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

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