SMU Mustangs men's soccer

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SMU Mustangs men's soccer
SMU Mustang logo.svg
Founded 1975
University Southern Methodist University
Conference The American
Location Dallas, TX
Head coach Kevin Hudson (1st year)
Stadium Westcott Field
(Capacity: 4,000)
Nickname Mustangs
Colors Blue and Red[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament College Cup
2000, 2005
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
Conference Tournament Champions
1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011
Conference Regular Season Champions
1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015

The SMU Mustangs men's soccer team represents Southern Methodist University in men's college soccer. The team used to be coached by former FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman. Since the latter part of the 2000s (decade), the Mustangs have become one of the top men's collegiate sides in the NCAA,[2] finishing in the top five during the regular season on numerous polls.

History[edit]

During the 2006 season, the SMU men's soccer program was ranked No. 1 in the nation for four consecutive weeks. The team sat atop the four national polls with a record of 13-0-2 in the Adidas/NSCA poll, SoccerTimes.com poll, Soccer America Magazine poll, and the CollegeSoccerNews.com poll. Concurrently, the SMU women's soccer program cracked the top 25, at No. 22 in the Adidas/NSCA poll and No. 19 in the SoccerTimes.com poll.

On November 6, 2006, the SMU men's soccer team finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in the nation. Additionally, SMU won the C-USA title game, beating Kentucky 2-0 in Tulsa. This C-USA championship win is the sixth conference title for SMU since 1997.

The SMU men's soccer team finished the 2010 season with an overall record of 16-2-2. The Mustangs finished the season strong with a trip to the Elite Eight where they lost to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a penalty kick shootout.

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Westcott Field

Built in 1994, Westcott Field is the home venue for the SMU Mustangs men's and women's soccer team. The stadium seats 4,000.[3]

Fans[edit]

Rivalries[edit]

While SMU is traditionally rivals with Texas A&M, Rice and UTEP, these fellow schools do not fund varsity soccer programs hindering the rivalry on the soccer field for the Mustangs. Their main rivals in soccer due to geographic proximity is the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

Roster[edit]

2011–12 squad[edit]

No. Name Height Weight Pos. Class Hometown Previous School
18 Edu Aranda 5-9 135 Midfielder FR-HS Dallas, Texas (W. T. White)
11 Zach Barnes 5-10 170 Midfielder SO-1L Flower Mound, Texas (Marcus)
6 Chance Bergen 5-11 155 Forward FR-HS San Antonio, Texas (Johnson)
00 Alex Blanton 6-0 180 Goalkeeper FR-HS Nashville, Tenn. (Brentwood)
16 Juan Castillo 5-8 157 Forward SO-1L Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood Park)
1 Devin Cook 6-1 195 Goalkeeper FR-HS Round Rock, Texas (Stony Point)
30 Joe Cooper 6-2 179 Forward SR-3L Plano, Texas (Jesuit College Prep)
7 Diogo de Almeida 6-0 175 Defender SR-3L Piracicaba, Brazil (Oakridge School)
17 Robbie Derschang 5-11 164 Midfielder SO-1L Englewood, Colo. (Cherry Creek)
21 Tyler Engel 5-8 162 Midfielder RS FR-HS Orland Park, Ill. (Sandburg)
24 Chris Figueroa 5-6 162 Midfielder SO-TR Dallas, Texas (N.C. State)
2 Payton Hickey 5-10 152 Midfielder SR-3L Plano, Texas (Plano East)
12 Ben Hill 6-0 189 Forward JR-1L Coppell, Texas (Coppell)
13 Jaime Ibarra 5-10 170 Goalkeeper SO-1L Dallas, Texas (Duncanville)
10 Arthur Ivo 5-9 166 Midfielder/Forward SR-3L Bragança Paulista, Brazil (Oakridge School)
3 Ian Kalis 5-9 167 Defender SR-2L Plano, Texas (Duke)
5 Emmet Kumeh 5-6 151 Defender FR-HS Dallas, Texas (Lake Highlands)
23 T.J. Nelson 5-8 158 Midfielder JR-2L Garland, Texas (Sachse)
0 Juan Robles 6-2 185 Goalkeeper RS JR-TR Tyler, Texas (Tyler Junior College)
20 Max Rockwell 5-10 174 Midfielder SO-1L Trinity, Fla. (Mitchell)
8 Damian Rosales 5-6 149 Midfielder RS FR-HS Dallas, Texas (North Mesquite)
15 Ryan Rosenbaum 6-1 176 Defender SR-2L Washington, D.C. (Woodrow Wilson)
26 Dylan Schauder 5-11 167 Defender RS FR-HS Houston, Texas (Clear Lake)
22 Chris Sendejas 5-8 153 Forward SO-1L Mesquite, Texas (W.T. White)
14 Aaron Simmons 6-0 157 Midfielder/Defender FR-HS Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield)
4 Will Smith 5-11 166 Midfielder/Forward FR-HS Norman, Okla. (Norman North)
19 Adam Still 5-11 167 Defender SR-3L Colleyville, Texas (Heritage)

Team Management[edit]

Coaching Staff
Position Staff
Head Coach United States Kevin Hudson
Asst. Coach Argentina Alex Aldaz
Asst. Coach United States Dustin Norman
Asst. Coach United States Joe Waggoner

Last updated: June 2, 2015
Source: SMU Mustangs Athletics Website

Head coaches[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2014 NCAA Division I men's soccer season
# Name Season(s) GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL PT RCs TCs
1 Benedek, JimJim Benedek 1975–1983 165 119 31 15 .767 6
2 Hyndman, SchellasSchellas Hyndman 1984–2007 504 368 96 40 .770 9 6
3 McClements, TimTim McClements 2008–2014 130 68 46 16 .585 2 1
4 Hudson, KevinKevin Hudson 2015–future 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMU Licensing". Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ Date, Todd (August 24, 2011). "SMU Mustangs welcome high expectations in 2011". 3rd Degree: An FC Dallas Blog. ESPN Dallas. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Facilities: Westcott Field". Southern Methodist University Athletics. CBSSports.com College Network. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 

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