SMU Mustangs men's soccer

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SMU Mustangs men's soccer
SMU Mustang logo.svg
Founded 1975
University Southern Methodist University
Head coach Kevin Hudson (3rd season)
Conference The American
Location Dallas, TX
Stadium Westcott Field
(Capacity: 4,000)
Nickname Mustangs
Colors Blue and Red[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament College Cup
2000, 2005
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
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, 2015
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 ,2017
Conference Tournament championships
1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011,2017
Conference Regular Season championships
1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015 ,2017

The SMU Mustangs men's soccer team represents Southern Methodist University in men's college soccer. The team currently competes in The American Athletic Conference. The Mustangs made their most recent appearance in the NCAA National Tournament in 2015 when they reached the round of sixteen for the 17th time in program history. The Mustangs used to be coached by former FC Dallas and current Grand Canyon University coach Schellas Hyndman. The Mustangs have been one of the top men's collegiate sides in the NCAA since being founded in 1975, and are regularly featured in Top 25 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.

In 2015, the Mustangs were led by first year head coach Kevin Hudson to the regular season American Athletic Conference title and reached the Round of 16 in the NCAA National Tournament where they were eliminated by Akron 2-1.

Stadium[edit]

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.[2]

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]

2016–17 squad[edit]

No. Name Height Weight Pos. Class Hometown Previous School (Club)
30 Joshua Berney 6-1 170 Defender FR Oklahoma City, OK Bishop McGuinness Catholic (Oklahoma FC)
11 Christian Boorom 5-11 170 Midfielder JR Fort Lauderdale, FL IMG Academy
2 Jordan Cano 6-1 170 Defender SR Frisco, TX Lone Star (FC Dallas)
33 Ryan Capo 6-0 165 Midfielder FR Atlanta, GA Woodward Academy (Concorde Fire)
14 Mauro Cichero 6-3 170 Midfielder SR Norman, OK Norman North
22 Bryce Clark 5-8 160 Defender SR Los Gatos, CA Los Gatos (San Jose Earthquakes)
21 Jacob Cohen 6-1 170 Midfielder SO Phoenix, AZ Chaparral (SC Del Sol)
10 Emil Cuello 5-11 165 Midfielder JR Orem, UT Orem
13 Matteo DeFina 6-2 165 Goalkeeper FR Livermore, CA Granada (Mustangs SC)
5 Boston Gilbert 6-0 160 Midfielder SO San Antonio, TX San Antonio Christian (Alamo Revolution)
15 Colten Habecker 6-1 175 Midfielder JR Douglassville, PA The Hill School (Lehigh Valley United)
19 Nicky Hernandez 5-11 160 Midfielder FR Dallas, TX School of Science & Engineering (Dallas Texans)
18 Patrick Michael Hillyard 6-1 165 Goalkeeper SO Houston, TX Cinco Ranch (Houston Express)
28 Noah Hilt 5-11 155 Midfielder FR Aurora, CO Regis Jesuit (Real Colorado)
32 Tyler Long 5-10 170 Midfielder GR Clarksville, TN Brown University (Tennessee SC)
29 Grant Makela 6-4 190 Goalkeeper SO Destin, FL Fort Walton Beach (Gulf Coast Texans)
24 Talen Maples 6-0 175 Defender FR Leander, TX Leander (Lonestar SC)
7 Garrett McLaughlin 6-0 165 Forward SO Oklahoma City, OK Heritage Hall (Oklahoma FC)
12 Eddie Munjoma 5-10 155 Defender SO Dallas, TX Lone Star (FC Dallas)
1 Michael Nelson 6-4 180 Goalkeeper SR Katy, TX Seven Lakes (Albion Hurricanes)
16 Dakota Okwuone 5-10 180 Defender SO Olathe, KS Olathe South (Kansas Rush)
3 Philip Ponder 6-1 170 Defender SO Denton, TX Lone Star (FC Dallas)
6 Jared Rice 6-1 180 Defender SR Plano, TX Plano East (Dallas Texans)
8 Caleb Smith 5-9 135 Midfielder JR Arlington, TX Arlington Martin (Solar SC)
26 Luke Thompson 5-10 150 Midfielder FR Dripping Springs, TX Lake Travis (Lonestar SC)
25 Austin Vincent 5-9 150 Defender FR Longview, TX Longview (Solar SC)
4 Garrett Welch 5-10 175 Defender SR Richmond, TX Foster (Houston Dynamo)
31 Dwight Williams Jr. 5-9 150 Forward SO Dallas, TX Fort Worth County Day (Solar SC)
23 Patrick Wintergalen 6-3 170 Defender FR Phoenix, AZ Brophy Prep (Blackhawks SC)
27 Abdul Yassine 5-9 165 Midfielder SR Garland, TX Brighter Horizons Academy (FC Dallas)
17 Tosh Yasuda 5-10 150 Midfielder SO Las Cruces, NM Lone Star (FC Dallas)

Team Management[edit]

Coaching Staff
Position Staff
Head Coach United States Kevin Hudson
Ass. Head Coach United States Dustin Norman
Asst. Coach United States Brett Koziczkowski

Last updated: September 9, 2017
Source: SMU Mustangs Athletics Website

Head coaches[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2015 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–Present 38 21 12 5 .618

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMU Licensing". Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Facilities: Westcott Field". Southern Methodist University Athletics. CBSSports.com College Network. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 

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