Saint Louis Billikens men's soccer

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Saint Louis Billikens
men's soccer
SLU Billikens wordmark.png
University Saint Louis University
Head coach Kevin Kalish (1st season)
Conference Atlantic 10
Location St. Louis, MO
Stadium Hermann Stadium
(Capacity: 6,050)
Nickname Billikens
Colors Blue and White[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament championships
1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1961, 1971, 1974
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1991, 1997
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2003
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003
NCAA Tournament appearances
1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
Conference Tournament championships
1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2012
Conference Regular Season championships
1991, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2016

The Saint Louis Billikens men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of Saint Louis University. The Saint Louis Billikens compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. Soccer is the main fall sport at SLU, which has not sponsored football since 1949.

Noted for their dominance in men's collegiate soccer during the late 1950s through the mid-1970s, the Billikens have won 10 NCAA Men's Soccer Championships, the most of any men's college soccer program.[citation needed] Despite this, the Billikens have not appeared in an NCAA national championship final since 1974, and have appeared in the college cup twice since then: 1991 and 1997. Of their ten titles, nine were outright earned by the Billikens and their 1972 title was shared with San Francisco Dons.

During their dynasty run from the 1960s through 1970s, the team was coached by Bob Guelker during their first five championships, while Harry Keough coached the last five championship teams at SLU. Dan Donigan was the most recent head coach, serving from February 2001 until he resigned in January 2010 to accept a position at Rutgers. Presently, the Billikens are coached by Mike McGinty.

Roster[edit]

As of October 2016[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Seth Stiebel
2 United Kingdom DF Andre Rivers-Hardware
3 United States DF David Viox
4 Niger DF Quayyum Murana
5 United States DF Chase Niece
6 Germany DF Lennart Hein
7 United States MF Jacob Krupp
8 United States MF Brandon Santel
9 United States FW Anthony Brown
10 United States MF Devin Boyce
11 Brazil MF Leo Noavaes
12 Germany DF Constantin Heider
13 United States DF Eric Davies
14 United States FW Spencer Jones
15 United States DF Reed Hawkins
16 United States DF Keaton Schieffer
No. Position Player
17 United States DF Ben Huels
18 United States MF Patrick WIlkinson
19 United States MF John Klein
22 United States MF Matteo Kidd
23 United States DF John Makowiecki
24 United States DF Jack Bessey
25 United States MF Youssef Ramadan
26 United States DF Sean McGinty
27 United States FW Sean Armistead
28 United States DF Jared Osgood
29 United States GK Ty Frederking
30 United States GK Ben Yeager
31 United States DF Nick Mootz
32 United States JP Koshakji
Billikens threaten to score against Duquesne (November 2, 2008).

Team management[edit]

Coaching Staff
Position Staff
Head Coach Kevin Kalish
Assistant Coach Kris Bertsch
Assistant Coach Kevin Stoll
Goalkeeper Coach Tim Kelly

Last updated: October 20, 2016
Source:http://www.slubillikens.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=27200&SPID=93202&SPSID=632577 Saint Louis Billikens Athletics Website]

Soccer at SLU.

Head coaching history[edit]

Dates Name Notes
1959–1966 United States Bob Guelker Won 5 NCAA championships in 8 seasons.
1967–1982 United States Harry Keough Won 5 NCAA championships in his first 7 seasons.
1983–1996 United States Joe Clarke
1997–2000 United States Bob Warming
2001–2009 United States Dan Donigan
2010–2017 United States Mike McGinty
2018–present United States Kevin Kalish

Seasons[edit]

Previous Season's Records and Standings[3]
Season Overall
Record
Conf.
Record
Coach Conf. Conf Rank Conf.
Tournament
NCAA Tournament
2015 8–7–2 4–2–2 Mike McGinty A10 3rd
2014 14–4–2 5–1–2 Mike McGinty A10 2nd Semifinals NCAA 2nd Round
2013 14–5–2 6–0–2 Mike McGinty A10 1st Runner-Up
2012 16–5–0 7–2–0 Mike McGinty A10 1st Champions NCAA 2nd Round, 8th Overall Seed
2011 6–10–1 4–5–0 Mike McGinty A10 10th
2010 9–7–3 5–3–0 Mike McGinty A10 5th Semifinals
2009 12–6–0 7–2–0 Donigan A10 2nd Champions NCAA 2nd Round
2008 12–5–5 6–3 Donigan A10 4th Semifinals NCAA 2nd Round

NCAA tournament: 1959–1974[edit]

The following table shows the sixteen-year span from 1959 to 1974 in which SLU won 10 NCAA titles. In the six seasons in which SLU did not win, they finished second three times, reached the semifinals once, reached the quarterfinals once, and reached the round-of-16 once. In all 16 seasons, the NCAA tournament was either won by SLU or by the team that had beaten SLU.

NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship[4]
Year Final Semifinalists Host City Host Stadium
Champion Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1959 Saint Louis 5–2 Bridgeport CCNY, West Chester Storrs, Connecticut Memorial Stadium
1960 Saint Louis (2) 3–2 Maryland West Chester, Connecticut Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn College Field
1961 West Chester 2–0 Saint Louis Bridgeport, Rutgers St. Louis, Missouri Public Schools Stadium
1962 Saint Louis (3) 4–3 Maryland Springfield College, Michigan State St. Louis, Missouri Francis Field
1963 Saint Louis (4) 3–0 Navy Maryland, Army Piscataway, New Jersey Rutgers Stadium
1964 Navy 1–0 Michigan State Saint Louis, Army Providence, Rhode Island Brown Stadium
1965 Saint Louis (5) 1–0 Michigan State Navy, Army St. Louis, Missouri Francis Field
1966 San Francisco 5–2 Long Island University Michigan State, Army Berkeley, California California Memorial Stadium
1967 Michigan State
Saint Louis (6)
0–0 † Navy, Long Island–Brooklyn St. Louis, Missouri Francis Field
1968 Maryland
Michigan State (2)
2–2 (2OT) ‡ Brown, San Jose State Atlanta Grant Field
1969 Saint Louis (7) 4–0 San Francisco Maryland, Harvard San Jose, California Spartan Stadium
1970 Saint Louis (8) 1–0 UCLA Hartwick, Howard Edwardsville, Illinois Cougar Field, SIUE
1971 Howard # 3–2 Saint Louis Harvard, San Francisco Miami Miami Orange Bowl
1972 Saint Louis (9) 4–2 UCLA Howard, Cornell Miami Miami Orange Bowl
1973 Saint Louis (10) 3–2 (OT) UCLA Brown, Clemson Miami Miami Orange Bowl
1974 Howard 2–1 (4OT) Saint Louis Hartwick 3–1 UCLA St. Louis, Missouri Busch Memorial Stadium

Attendance[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

1950s–1980s

  • Mike Shanahan (1960) — Played on 1959 and 1960 championship teams
  • Carl Gentile (1965) — Played with the St. Louis Stars of the North American Soccer League; earned 6 caps with the U.S. national team
  • Pat McBride (1967) — Played 10 seasons with the St. Louis Stars of the North American Soccer League; earned 5 caps with the U.S. national team
  • Al Trost (1970) — Played with the St. Louis Stars and other teams in the North American Soccer League; earned 14 caps with the U.S. national team
  • Pat Leahy (1972) — Played on three of the school's national championship soccer teams; placekicker for the NFL's New York Jets from 1974–1992 & Jets' all-time leading scorer[5]
  • Joe Clarke (1975) — Played professional soccer for 7 seasons, including stints with NASL's St. Louis Stars and MISL's St. Louis Steamers
  • Jim Kavanaugh (1985) — Played in the Major Indoor Soccer League; co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology.

1990s–present

  • Mike Sorber (1992) — 67 caps playing for the U.S. national team; played 7 professional seasons from 1994 to 2000 in Mexico and then in MLS
  • Brian McBride (1993) — scored 30 goals for the U.S. national team; played several seasons in the English Premier League
  • Shane Battelle (1993) — played 3 professional seasons from 1994 to 1996
  • Matt McKeon (1995) — played 7 seasons in MLS; 2 caps with the U.S. national team
  • Brad Davis (2001) — currently plays for Houston Dynamo; 17 caps with the U.S. national team
  • Dipsy Selolwane (2001) — played 4 seasons in MLS; played for the Botswana national team
  • Jack Jewsbury (2002) — has played in MLS since 2003; currently plays for the Portland Timbers
  • Vedad Ibišević (2003) — currently plays for Hertha BSC in Germany; played for Bosnia at the 2014 World Cup
  • Will John (2004) — played 3 seasons in MLS before moving to play in Europe
  • Tim Ward (2004) — played 8 seasons in MLS
  • Martin Hutton (2004) — 2 seasons in MLS from 2005 to 2006
  • John DiRaimondo (2006) — played 3 seasons in MLS from 2007 to 2009
  • Brandon Barklage (2008) — played 7 seasons in MLS from 2009 to 2015
  • Dado Hamzagić (2008) — played professionally two seasons in Bosnia from 2009 to 2011
  • Tim Ream (2009) — several professional seasons in MLS and in England; 20 U.S. national team caps
  • Chad Vandegriffe (2012) — played professionally in USL, MISL, and MASL

Note: The number in parentheses indicates the year the player graduated from SLU; for those who didn't graduate from SLU, the number indicates the last year they played for SLU.

Honors[edit]

1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967(co-champion) 1969, 1970, 1972, & 1973
2009, 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University Colors, Fonts and Photography, Primary Color Palette". Retrieved May 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Roster". Saint Louis University. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Previous Seasons". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  4. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_soccer_champs_records/2012/D1/champs.pdf
  5. ^ "Leahy To Be Enshrined in Missouri Sports Hall of Fame", SLU Billikens, February 9, 2007.

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