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SIU Edwardsville Cougars men's soccer
2016 SIU Edwardsville Cougars men's soccer team
Siue stylized wordmark.svg
Founded 1967
University Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Location Edwardsville, IL
Head coach Mario Sanchez
Stadium Ralph Korte Stadium
(Capacity: 4,000)
Nickname Cougars
Colors Red and White[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Champions
D I: 1979
D II: 1972
NCAA Tournament Runner Up
D I: 1975
D II: 2004
NCAA Tournament College Cup
D I: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982
D II: 1972, 2001, 2004, 2005
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
D I: 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982
D II: 1972, 2001, 2004, 2005
NCAA Tournament Appearances
D I: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 2014, 2016
D II: 1972, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Conference Tournament Champions
MVC 2014, 2016
GLVC: 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006
Conference Regular Season Champions
Big Central: 1987 (tie)
MVC 2015
GLVC: 1997, 2001 (tie), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars men's soccer team represents Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) in the Missouri Valley Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The Cougars play their home matches on Bob Guelker Field at Ralph Korte Stadium located in the southwest corner of the SIUE campus in Edwardsville, Illinois. A nationwide search for a new head coach began in December, 2014, and on January 27, 2015 Mario Sanchez, the associate head coach of the Louisville Cardinals was introduced as the new Cougars head coach.

History[edit]

NCAA All-Time Largest Men's Soccer Crowds [2]
# Date Opponents Location Game Attendance
1 October 30, 1980 SIUE vs St. Louis Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, MO 11h Annual Bronze Boot Game 22,512
7 November 8, 1973 SIUE vs St. Louis Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, MO 4th Annual Bronze Boot Game 20,112
10 December 4, 1977 Hartwick vs San Francisco
SIUE vs Brown
Edwards Stadium, Berkeley, CA NCAA College Cup Semifinals 16,503
14 November 5, 1972 SIUE vs St. Louis Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, MO 3rd Annual Bronze Boot Game ≥15,000

The Bob Guelker era[edit]

The SIUE soccer program first entered competition in 1967 under the leadership of National Soccer Hall of Fame coach Bob Guelker. Guelker had been hired away from St. Louis University, where he had also started the program, winning five NCAA championships in eight seasons, including the first NCAA soccer title in 1959.[3] The Cougars were invited to the NCAA tournament in Guelker's third year at the helm and reached the Elite 8 the next two seasons.

When the NCAA started a second division for soccer in 1972, SIUE moved into the new division, since its other athletic programs were also in Division II, and a number of other college soccer powers also made the move. That team went 11–0–3 for the season, winning the first Division II championship.[4] (Of the 24 schools in that inaugural Division II tournament, SIUE and 7 others currently play in Division I, 5 others would later win Division II championships, and SIUE & Akron would later win Division I crowns.[5][6])

After winning the Division II title, SIUE took advantage of the NCAA rule then in effect that allowed Division II schools to play one sport in Division I and one sport in Division III, and moved to Division I. In the next ten seasons, Guelker's Cougars were invited to the Division I tournament every year, advancing to four College Cup semifinals appearances and winning the Division I title in 1979.[7][8]

Toward the end of Guelker's tenure, scandal in some of the university's other sports programs brought about a major reduction of funding for all sports, and the program went into a period of decline.[9]

Guelker headed the program until his death in February, 1986. In his nineteen seasons, only the first (3–3–0) was a non-winning one, and he compiled a record of 216–67–21, with fourteen appearances in the NCAA tournament (thirteen in Division I).

The Ed Huneke era[edit]

Coach Guelker was succeeded by former Cougar player Ed Huneke. During Huneke's years, the program moved from a Division I independent to membership in the short-lived Big Central Soccer Conference, back to being an independent, a short associate membership in the Mid-Continent Conference, and then reluctantly stepped down to join the Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in 1996.

During the university's twelve years in the GLVC, Huneke's Cougars won six regular season titles, four conference tournaments, and received seven invitations to the NCAA Division II tournament, where they reached the Division II College Cup semifinals three times and were national runner-up in 2004.[8]

Huneke coached the Cougars for twenty-two seasons, building a record of 251–155–34.[7]

The Kevin Kalish era[edit]

From Huneke's retirement in 2008 through the 2013 season, the program was led by Kevin Kalish, who took it both back into Division I and into competition in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). During the Cougars' first season (2010) in the MVC, they finished second in both the conference regular season (to Creighton) and the conference tournament (to Bradley).

In 2012, the Cougars were ranked during the season for the first time since the 1980s,[10][11][12][13] finished second in the MVC in both the regular season and the conference tournament (both to NCAA semifinalist Creighton), and narrowly missed returning to the Division I tournament for the first time since 1982.[8] For the season, Kalish was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Midwest Region Coach of the Year,[14] and his staff was named the Missouri Valley Conference Coaching Staff of the year.[15]

Kalish compiled a 49–46–14 record in his six seasons.[7]

On December 6, 2012, it was announced that Kevin Kalish was leaving for a job that would allow him to spend more time with his family.[16]

The Interim[edit]

On December 6, 2013, Associate Head Coach Scott Donnelly was named to succeed Kevin Kalish and become SIUE's fourth head coach.[16] For the second year in a row, Donnelly's incoming players were rated one of the top recruiting classes in the country.[17][18]

On August 10, 2014, it was announced that Donnelly had suddenly and unexpectedly resigned after being recruited to be the new Technical Advisor for the Northeast region of the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer). Seventh year goalkeepers coach Brian Jones and first year assistant coach David Korn were named co-head coaches.[19]

The Cougars started the 2014 season in frustrating fashion, with five overtime games in the first six and a record of 0–6–2 after eight games. Then they entered Missouri Valley Conference play and ran off four straight victories. An embarrassing loss at NIU was followed by a tie at nationally ranked Louisville and another tie at home to eventual MVC champion Missouri State. Completing the regular season at 5–8–2, the Cougars entered the MVC Tournament as the #2 seed and an opening round bye at Bradley. The Cougars rallied from trailing early to defeat Bradley 2-1 in the semifinals. Then, in their school record ninth overtime game of the season, the Cougars downed Missouri State 1-0 to win SIUE's first MVC Tournament Championship and earn a spot in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship for the first time since 1982[20] and then advancing to the second round.[21]

Athletic Director Dr. Brad Hewitt announced on December 5 that SIUE would conduct a nationwide search for a new head coach stating, "We will secure the best possible leadership to maintain and enhance the strong academic, athletic and community engagement standards that define SIUE Soccer and SIUE Athletics.". David Korn remained as associate head coach and Scott Gyllenberg was retained as assistant coach. Brian Jones, however, departed to become the goalkeepers coach of the professional Saint Louis Football Club of the United Soccer Leagues.[22]

The Mario Sanchez era[edit]

On January 27, 2015 Mario Sanchez, the associate head coach of the Louisville Cardinals was introduced as the new Cougars head coach.[23]

In Sanchez' first season, the Cougars went 12–4–1 overall and 5–1–0 in the MVC, earning the first conference title since joining the league in 2010.[24] With a Rating Percentage Index (RPI) of 39 (out of 206 teams), the Cougars were the 28th team not to receive an automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship. Since there were only 24 at-large berths available, SIUE was passed over.[25][26]

In Sanchez' second season, the Cougars won the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Soccer Tournament, the team's second title in three years, and earned the MVC's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship.[27] The Cougars tied #13 Michigan State 1–1 and advanced to the second round on penalty kicks 9–8. They tied #11 Butler 0–0 and advanced to the third round on penalty kicks 5–4. They finally lost at #2 Wake Forest 2–1 in the program's first Division I Sweet 16 game since 1982.[28]

Honors[edit]

All Americans[edit]

Through the years, many Cougars have gone on to play professionally, and twenty-eight have been named All-Americans for their play at SIUE.

Three Cougars have been named to the NSCAA Men's University Division Scholar All-America Teams.

  • United StatesRyan Bauer, 2012, Second Team
  • United StatesMatt Polster. 2014. First Team
  • United StatesJacob Wieser. 2015. First Team

Record By Year[edit]

Reference [29]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
SIU Edwardsville (Single Division Independent) (1967–1971)
1967 Bob Guelker 3-3-0
1968 Bob Guelker 10-0-0
1969 Bob Guelker 10-1-1 NCAA 2nd round
1970 Bob Guelker 9-3-0 NCAA Elite 8
1971 Bob Guelker 10-2-1 NCAA Elite 8
SIU Edwardsville (Division II Independent) (1972–Only)
1972 Bob Guelker 11-0-3 NCAA Div. II College Cup Champion
SIU Edwardsville (Division I Independent) (1973–1987)
1973 Bob Guelker 11-2-1 NCAA Elite 8
1974 Bob Guelker 12-3-0 NCAA Elite 8
1975 Bob Guelker 14-4-0 NCAA College Cup Runner-up
1976 Bob Guelker 12-4-0 NCAA Elite 8
1977 Bob Guelker 12-4-1 NCAA College Cup 3rd Place
1978 Bob Guelker 14-3-1 NCAA Elite 8
1979 Bob Guelker 19-2-3 NCAA College Cup Champion
1980 Bob Guelker 10-8-2 NCAA 1st round
1981 Bob Guelker 13-4-1 NCAA 1st round
1982 Bob Guelker 15-4-1 NCAA College Cup 3rd Place
1983 Bob Guelker 10-6-2
1984 Bob Guelker 8-7-4
1985 Bob Guelker 13-7-0
Bob Guelker: 216-67-21 .745
1986 Ed Huneke 11-5-2
SIU Edwardsville (Big Central Soccer Conference) (1987–1990)
1987 Ed Huneke 9-8-3 2-0-2 t-1st of 5
1988 Ed Huneke 10-9-2 4-2-0 2nd of 7
1989 Ed Huneke 11–9–1 2–4–0 t-4th of 6
1990 Ed Huneke 11–10–1 4–2-0 3rd of 7
SIU Edwardsville (Division I Independent) (1991–1993)
1991 Ed Huneke 9-11-0
1992 Ed Huneke 12–5-1
1993 Ed Huneke 4-14-0
SIU Edwardsville (Mid-Continent Conference) (1994–1995)
1994 Ed Huneke 6-12-0 3-5-0 4th of 5 West
1995 Ed Huneke 3–13–1 2-5-1 5th of 5 West
SIU Edwardsville (Great Lakes Valley Conference (Division II)) (1996–2007)
1996 Ed Huneke 11–7-1 6-4-1 6th of 12
1997 Ed Huneke 18–2-1 2–4–1 1st of 12 NCAA Div. II 1st round
1998 Ed Huneke 7–11–1 5–6-0 7th of 12
1999 Ed Huneke 11-7–1 8-2–1 3rd of 12
2000 Ed Huneke 11-7–2 8-3–0 3rd of 12
2001 Ed Huneke 17-3-3 9-0-1 1st (tie) of 11 NCAA Div. II College Cup 3rd Place
2002 Ed Huneke 13-4–2 7–2–1 2nd (tie) of 11
2003 Ed Huneke 16–4-1 10-0-0 1st of 11 NCAA Div. II 2nd round
2004 Ed Huneke 19-3-2 8-0-2 1st of 11 NCAA Div. II College Cup Runner-up
2005 Ed Huneke 16-3-3 11–0–1 1st of 14 NCAA Div. II College Cup 3rd Place
2006 Ed Huneke 15-4-3 10-2–1 1st of 14 NCAA Div. II 2nd round
2007 Ed Huneke 11–4-3 9–2–2 2nd of 14 NCAA Div. II 2nd round
Ed Huneke: 251-155-34 .609
SIU Edwardsville (Division I Independent) (2008–2009)
2008 Kevin Kalish 5–8-1
2009 Kevin Kalish 5-9-3
SIU Edwardsville (Missouri Valley Conference) (2010–present)
2010 Kevin Kalish 10-5-4 4–1–2 2nd of 8
2011 Kevin Kalish 8–8–4 1-4-1 6th of 7
2012 Kevin Kalish 13-7-0 4–2–0 2nd of 7
2013 Kevin Kalish 8-9-2 3-3-0 4th of 7
Kevin Kalish: 49-46-14 .514
2014 Brian Jones & David Korn 8-9-4 4-1-1 2nd of 7 NCAA 2nd round
Jones & Korn: 8-9-4 .476
2015 Mario Sanchez 12–3–1 5–1–0 1st of 7
2016 Mario Sanchez 10–5–7 4–1–3 2nd of 7 NCAA 3rd round/Sweet 16
Mario Sanchez: 22–8–8 .684 9–2–3
Total: 546-285-81

      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

Conference Standings[edit]

Program inaugurated, 1966–67
Independent 1967–71 (Single NCAA Division)
Division II Independent 1972
Division I Independent 1973–86
1987 Big Central Soccer Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Quincy 2 0 2     13 4 2
SIU Edwardsville 2 0 2     9 8 3
Wisconsin–Milwaukee 1 2 1     11 8 2
Marquette 1 2 1     9 11 1
Northern Illinois 1 3 0     6 10 2
Cincinnati* 0 0 0     9 9 1
Rankings from NSCAA
*-Charter member did not compete
1988 Big Central Soccer Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Quincy $ 5 1 0     12 6 2
SIU Edwardsville 4 2 0     10 9 2
Cincinnati 3 2 1     12 7 2
Wisconsin–Milwaukee 3 3 0     9 12 0
Drake 2 2 2     10 7 4
Marquette 2 3 1     12 7 2
Northern Illinois 0 6 0     7 10 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from NSCAA


1989 Big Central Soccer Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cincinnati 5 1 0     8 11 2
Wisconsin–Milwaukee 5 1 0     12 5 3
Northern Illinois $ 4 2 0     14 4 2
Quincy 3 3 0     12 8 1
SIU Edwardsville 2 4 0     11 9 1
Drake 1 5 0     9 10 0
Louisville 1 5 0     8 11 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from NSCAA
1990 Big Central Soccer Conference standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#20 UW–Milwaukee $ 4 1 0     16 4 2
SIU Edwardsville 4 2 0     11 10 1
Drake 4 2 0     10 8 4
Wright State 3 1 0     12 6 2
Cincinnati 3 3 0     9 10 2
Quincy 1 4 0     7 11 0
Louisville 0 6 0     2 13 2
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from NSCAA
Division I Independent 1991–93
1994 Mid-Continent Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
East
Buffalo 5 0 1     11 7 1
Central Connecticut 3 2 1     15 6 2
Valparaiso 2 4 0     2 13 1
Northeastern Illinois 1 5 0     1 19 0
West
Eastern Illinois 6 1 1     12 3 1
Kansas City 5 3 0     10 10 0
Quincy 3 4 1     8 8 4
SIU Edwardsville 3 5 0     6 12 0
Western Illinois 2 6 0     4 15 0
† 1994 Mid-Con Tournament winner
As of December 13, 1994; Rankings from NSCAA
1995 Mid-Continent Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
East
Central Connecticut 5 0 1     15 3 3
Buffalo 3 2 1     9 8 2
Valparaiso 3 3 0     5 12 1
Northeastern Illinois 0 6 0     3 14 1
West
Western Illinois 7 1 0     15 4 1
Kansas City 4 4 0     9 10 0
Quincy 3 4 1     5 9 1
Eastern Illinois 3 5 0     3 12 0
SIU Edwardsville 2 5 1     3 13 1
† 1995 Mid-Con Tournament winner
As of December 12, 1994; Rankings from NSCAA
GLVC Standings 1996–2007 N/A
Division I Independent 2008–09
2010 Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#14 Creighton 5 1 1     13 5 2
SIU Edwardsville 4 1 2     10 5 4
Missouri State 4 1 2     8 7 3
Drake 4 2 1     8 8 2
Bradley 3 3 1     11 9 3
Evansville 3 4 0     7 10 1
Eastern Illinois 1 5 1     4 12 1
Central Arkansas 0 7 0     3 13 0
2010 MVC Tournament winner
As of December 14, 2010; Rankings from NSCAA
2011 Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri State 5 1 0     9 8 2
#4 Creighton 5 1 0     21 2 1
#25 Bradley 4 2 0     15 6 2
Drake 3 3 0     11 8 1
Central Arkansas 1 3 2     2 12 4
SIU Edwardsville 1 4 1     8 8 4
Evansville 0 5 1     5 11 1
As of December 13, 2011; Rankings from NSCAA
2012 Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Creighton 5 0 1     16 4 2
SIU Edwardsville 4 2 0     13 7 0
Bradley 3 2 1     10 6 4
Evansville 3 2 1     9 8 1
Drake 2 2 2     6 11 4
Central Arkansas 1 4 1     8 9 1
Missouri State 0 6 0     5 8 4
As of December 11, 2012; Rankings from NSCAA
2013 Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri State 5 1 0     11 5 2
Drake 3 1 2     8 8 4
Bradley 3 2 1     14 7 2
SIU Edwardsville 3 3 0     8 9 2
Loyola Chicago 2 3 1     6 11 2
Evansville 2 4 0     10 8 1
Central Arkansas 0 4 2     4 11 2
Rankings from November 25, 2013 NSCAA
2014 Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri State 4 0 2     9 5 4
SIU Edwardsville 4 1 1     8 9 4
Evansville 4 2 0     6 11 1
Drake 3 3 0     5 11 3
Loyola Chicago 2 2 2     8 6 5
Bradley 1 5 0     9 11 0
Central Arkansas 0 5 1     2 13 1
As of November 23, 2014; Rankings from NSCAA
2015 Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
SIUE 5 1 0     12 4 2
Bradley 4 1 1     7 10 1
Drake 3 1 2     13 5 3
Missouri State 3 2 1     6 6 5
Loyola Chicago 2 2 2     10 4 5
Central Arkansas 1 5 0     2 15 1
Evansville 0 6 0     3 13 0
As of November 22, 2015; Rankings from NSCAA
2016 Missouri Valley Conference men's soccer standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#21 Loyola Chicago + 6 1 1     14 4 1
#22 SIUE 4 1 3     10 5 7
Evansville 4 2 2     9 8 3
Central Arkansas 4 3 1     7 7 3
Missouri State 3 4 1     9 8 2
Drake 2 5 1     6 12 1
Bradley 0 7 1     2 15 3
As of 13 December 2016; Rankings from NSCAA

See also[edit]

SIU Edwardsville Cougars women's soccer

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