South Florida Bulls men's soccer

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South Florida Bulls
men's soccer
USF Bulls Wordmark.png
Founded 1965
University University of South Florida
Conference The American
Location Tampa, FL
Head coach Bob Butehorn (1st year)
Stadium Corbett Soccer Stadium
(Capacity: 2,000)
Nickname Bulls
Colors Green and Gold[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
1997, 2008, 2011
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1969, 1973, 1997, 2007, 2008, 2011
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Conference Tournament Champions
1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2008, 2013
Conference Regular Season Champions
1996(T), 1997(T), 1998(T), 2005, 2011

The South Florida men's soccer team represents the University of South Florida in the sport of soccer. The Bulls currently compete in the American Athletic Conference (The American) within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). USF plays in Corbett Soccer Stadium, which opened in 2011. Previous to that, they played at the USF Soccer Stadium.

History[edit]

Dan Holcomb Era (1965–1986)[edit]

USF men's soccer began NCAA play in 1965 under Coach Dan Holcomb. Holcomb guided the team for 22 years, compiling a record of 216–86–23, and earning 6 NCAA tournament berths.[2]

Jay Miller Era (1987–1993)[edit]

In 1987, Jay Miller took over as coach of the Bulls. In seven years, he compiled a record of 69–43–15. The Bulls entered the Sun Belt Conference in 1990, and, with a record 5–1–1 in conference play, they were named Co-Champions.

In 1992 and 1993 the Bulls played in the Metro Conference, compiling a record of 3–5–1.

Under Coach Miller, the Bulls failed to reach the NCAA Tournament.[3]

T. Logan Fleck Era (1994–1996)[edit]

In three seasons, Fleck compiled a record of 34–17–0. In 1994, while still in the Metro Conference, The Bulls were 9–7–0 overall, and 3–2 in conference. They moved to Conference USA in 1995, and went 8–6–0 overall, and 5–3–0 in conference play. In 1996, Fleck's final season, The Bulls won the Conference USA title, and re-appeared in the NCAA Tournament.[4]

Dan Christinsen Era (1997)[edit]

Christiansen went 14–8–2 overall, and 5–1–2 in conference, as the team was named Conference USA Co-Champions.[5] Christiansen took the team deep into NCAA Tournament, their best result up to that point, as they made it all the way to the Elite 8 (which at that time was considered the third round, as there were only 32 teams in the tournament).

John Hackworth Era (1998–2001)[edit]

In 1998, under Coach Hackworth, the Bulls won at least a piece of the conference championship for a third straight year. The team also appeared in the NCAA tournament for the third year in a row. Hackworth compiled a record of 47–32–2 overall, and 20–13–1 in conference in four seasons.[6]

George Kiefer Era (2002–2016)[edit]

In 2002, George Keifer took over as coach. In 2004, the Bulls jumped from Conference USA to the Big East, and in 2013 the Big East transitioned to the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls won the inaugural American Conference Tournament in 2013. Under Coach Keifer, the Bulls found themselves in seven straight NCAA Tournaments (2007–2013), twice making it to the Elite 8. Keifer currently has a record of 151–77–47.

On November 22 2016, Kiefer was hired by the NC State Wolfpack men's soccer program.[7]

Bob Butehorn Era (2017 – present)[edit]

On December 18, 2016, Bob Butehorn was hired as the head coach for the program.[8] Butehorn previously coached the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's soccer program.

Roster[edit]

As of September 8, 2016[9]

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

No. Position Player
2 United States DF Brandon Kolczynski
3 Wales DF Liam McNally
4 Uruguay DF Gabriel Pfeffer
5 Nigeria DF Prosper Figbe
6 United States MF Graham Smith
7 Venezuela DF Alessandro Paciocco
8 Australia FW Melvin Becket
9 South Africa FW Nazeem Bartman
10 South Africa MF Lindo Mfeka
11 United States FW Daniel Villa
12 United States MF Stephen Rudderham
13 Chile MF Gonzalo Rodriguez
14 United States MF Jason Velasquez
No. Position Player
15 United States MF Marcus Epps
16 United States MF Ben Espinal
17 Oman MF Omar Al Balushi
18 United States MF Ricardo Gomez
19 United States FW Bradley Farias
20 Australia DF Cliff Maina
21 United States DF Michael Bajza
22 United States DF Jonathan Rosales
23 United States FW Luis Garza
24 United States MF Gabriel Menescal
30 Serbia GK Spasoje Stefanovic
32 United States GK Christian Knight
33 United States GK Jake Stone

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • United States George Kiefer – Head Coach
  • United States Fred Dikranian – Assistant Coach
  • United States Bryheem Hancock – Assistant Coach
  • United States Jose Robles – Volunteer Assistant Coach
  • United States Jim DiNobile – Director of Men's Soccer Operations
  • United States Kyle Nicholls – Assistant Director of Men's Soccer Operations

Fans[edit]

The main group of student supporters are known as the Goalmouths.

Rivalries[edit]

The Bulls annually face the crosstown University of Tampa Spartans, an NCAA Division II school, in the preseason Rowdies Cup, which celebrates the city's rich soccer history. In addition to holding the match trophy for the next 12 months, the winners also get to hoist the actual 1975 Soccer Bowl trophy, which was won by the original Tampa Bay Rowdies. Formerly called the Mayor's Cup until 2005, as of the 2016 edition, USF holds 19–9–3 edge in the all-time series which dates back to 1972.[10][11][12][13]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Record Notes
Overall Conference
Independent
1965 6–4–0
1966 10–0–1
1967 10–2–0
1968 6–2–1
1969 8–2–1 NCAA 2nd Round
1970 7–3–1 NCAA 1st Round
1971 7–3–0 NCAA 1st Round
1972 9–4–2
1973 10–3–0 NCAA 2nd Round
1974 6–6–2
1975 9–3–1 NCAA 1st Round
1976 11–6–1
1977 10–5–0
1978 7–7–1
1979 12–6–0
1980 14–1–1
1981 12–2–1
1982 13–3–3 NCAA 1st Round
1983 15–4–1
1984 13–6–2
1985 12–6–2
1986 9–8–2
1987 8–8–2
1988 9–7–2
1989 9–11–0
Sun Belt Conference
1990 12–3–2 5–1–1 Sun Belt Co-Champions
Independent
1991 9–5–6
Metro Conference
1992 13–3–2 2–1–1
1993 9–6–1 1–4–0
1994 9–7–0 3–2–0
Conference USA
1995 8–6–0 5–3–0
1996 17–4–0 7–1–0 NCAA 1st Round
Conference USA Co-Champions
1997 14–8–2 5–1–2 NCAA 3rd Round (Elite 8)
Conference USA Co-Champions
1998 12–8–2 6–1–1 NCAA 1st Round
Conference USA Co-Champions
1999 10–8–0 4–4–0
2000 10–9–0 3–5–0
2001 15–7–0 7–3–0 NCAA 2nd Round
2002 11–7–0 6–4–0
2003 7–8–3 6–4–0
2004 10–5–2 5–3–1
Big East
2005 13–6–2 9–2–0 NCAA 2nd Round
BIG EAST Red Division Champions
2006 9–6–4 4–3–4
2007 14–6–2 6–4–1 NCAA 3rd Round (Sweet 16)
2008 15–5–3 7–3–1 NCAA 4th Round (Elite 8)
BIG EAST Tournament Champions
2009 14–4–3 6–3–2 NCAA 2nd Round
2010 9–5–4 4–3–2 NCAA 1st Round
2011 13–4–4 7–1–2 NCAA 4th Round (Elite 8)
BIG EAST Red Division Champions
2012 8–6–5 2–3–3 NCAA 2nd Round
American Athletic Conference
2013 8–4–9 2–2–4 NCAA 1st Round
American Athletic Conference Tournament Champions
2014 10–7–3 4–3–1
American Athletic Conference Tournament (Finals)
2015 11–5–3 5–1–2
NCAA 2nd Round
American Athletic Conference Tournament (Semi-finals)
2016 10–6–3 6–1–0
NCAA Tournament Invite
American Athletic Conference Tournament (Finals)
Total 542–280–92 127–66–28

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

Season Round Location Opponent Result Notes
1969 1st Round (Round of 24) Annapolis, MD Navy W 1–0
2nd Round (Round of 16) College Park, MD Maryland L 1–4
1970 1st Round (Round of 24) Annapolis, MD Navy T 0–0 Navy advances on corner-kicks
1971 1st Round (Round of 24) Annapolis, MD Navy L 1–3
1973 1st Round (Round of 24) Morgantown, WV West Virginia W 3–1
2nd Round (Round of 16) Clemson, SC Clemson L 0–1 4OT
1975 1st Round (Round of 24) Clemson, SC Clemson L 0–3
1982 1st Round (Round of 23) Durham, NC Duke L 1–2
1996 1stRound (Round of 32) Miami, FL Florida International L 1–6
1997 1st Round (Round of 32) Miami, FL Florida International W 3–1
2nd Round (Round of 16) New York, NY St. John's W 2–1
Quarterfinals Bloomington, IN Indiana L 0–6
1998 1st Round (Round of 32) Tampa, FL William & Mary L 1–2 2OT
2001 1st Round (Round of 48) Tampa, FL Akron W 2–1
2nd Round (Round of 32) State College, PA Penn State L 0–1 3OT
2005 1st Round (Round of 48) Tampa, FL Stetson W 3–0
2nd Round (Round of 32) Charlottesville, VA Virginia T 4–4 Virginia advances on PKs, 7–6
2007 1st Round (Round of 48) Tampa, FL Colgate W 2–1
2nd Round (Round of 32) Akron, OH Akron W 1–0 2OT
3rd Round (Round of 16) Storrs, CT Connecticut L 0–5
2008 2nd Round (Round of 32) Tampa, FL Harvard W 2–1
3rd Round (Round of 16) Tampa, FL UNC Greensboro T 1–1 USF advances on PKs, 3–1
Quarterfinals Winston-Salem, NC Wake Forest L 0–5
2009 1st Round (Round of 48) Tampa, FL Stetson W 2–1
2nd Round (Round of 32) Akron, OH Akron L 0–2
2010 1st Round (Round of 48) Orlando, FL UCF L 0–3
2011 2nd Round (Round of 32) Tampa, FL UCF W 2–1 OT
3rd Round (Round of 16) Tampa, FL New Mexico T 0–0 USF advances on PKs, 6–5
Quarterfinals Omaha, NE Creighton L 0–1 OT
2012 1st Round (Round of 48) Tampa, FL Florida Gulf Coast T 0–0 USF advances on PKs, 5–3
2nd Round (Round of 32) Tampa, FL Tulsa L 0–1 OT
2013 1st Round (Round of 48) Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina L 0–1
2015 2nd Round (Round of 32) Tampa, FL Boston College L 1–2 OT
2016 1st Round (Round of 48) Tampa, FL Florida Gulf Coast
Total 11–17–5

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "George Kiefer Named NC State Men's Soccer Head Coach". Atlantic Coast Conference. TheACC.com. November 22, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Butehorn Appointed Men's Soccer Head Coach". University of South Florida Athletics. GoUSFBulls.com. December 18, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Men's Soccer – Roster & Bios". 
  10. ^ http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=209225951
  11. ^ http://tampaspartans.com/article.asp?articleID=5238
  12. ^ "Bulls Down Spartans to Claim Rowdies Cup". gousfbulls.com. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Spartans Comeback Attempt vs Bulls in Rowdies Cup Falls Short". tampaspartans.com. Retrieved September 5, 2016. 

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