St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's soccer

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St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers
2016 St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's soccer team
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Founded 1968
University St. Francis College
Conference NEC
Location Brooklyn, NY
Head coach Tom Giovatto (9th year)
Stadium Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
(Capacity: 1,200)
Nickname Terriers
Colors Royal Blue and Red
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
1978
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1976
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 2013, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions
1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2013, 2014
Conference Regular Season Champions
1991, 1997, 1998

The St. Francis Terriers men's soccer team represents St. Francis College, which is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York. The team is a member of the Division I Northeast Conference (NEC). The Terriers play their home games at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 5, which is also located in Brooklyn Heights. The field is located on the East River and has the Manhattan Skyline as a backdrop.[1]

The current head coach, Tom Giovatto, joined the Terriers in 2007 and has led the team to an 80–59–26 ecord. From 2013 to 2014, Giovatto's squads won two NEC Tournament Championships and participated in two NCAA Tournaments.

History[edit]

The St. Francis Terriers men's soccer team was founded in 1968 and joined the Northeast Conference in 1985, cementing its soccer team in Division I. The Terriers play their home games at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 5, which is also located in Brooklyn Heights. The field is located on the East River and has the Manhattan Skyline as a backdrop. The Terriers began hosting games on Pier 5 in 2013, they previously hosted home games at the Aviator Sports Complex located at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn from 2007 to 2012.[1] Prior to 2007, the Terriers played their home games at Belson Stadium, on the St. John's University campus in Queens. The Terriers first game at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 was against the St. Peter's University Peacocks on September 13, 2013 and resulted in a 3–1 victory for the home team.[2]

From 1968 to 2015, the Terriers have compiled a 415–339–82 record and have won 3 NEC regular season championships and 6 NEC tournament championships.[3] Since joining the NEC in 1985, the Terriers have compiled a 118–108–23 record in conference play. The Terriers have also participated in seven National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournaments, their best showing came in 1978 when they made it to the Elite Eight. Since joining the NEC, the Terriers have made it to two NCAA tournaments and they have been one game away on three previous occasions ('95, '96 and '98).[4]

Tom Giovatto era (2007–present)[edit]

Current head coach, Tom Giovatto, joined the Terriers in 2007 and has led the team to an 80-59-26 record. In his first six years at the helm, Giovatto had three winning seasons and three losing seasons. He failed to reach the NEC Tournament in 5 of those first 6 years. Then Giovatto won consecutive NEC Tournament Championships, in 2013 and 2014, and reached the NCAA Tournament both of those years. In 2015 after going unbeaten in their first 9 games, St. Francis Brooklyn was ranked at 22nd Nationally by the NSCAA Top 25 Coaches Poll for the first time in the Tom Giovatto era.

Seasons[edit]

St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers
Season Head coach Season results Tournament results
Overall[5] Conference[5] Conference[5] NCAA[6]
Record Record Finish
1968 Carlo Tramontozzi 2–8–1
1969 5–6–0
1970 7–5–2
1971 8–5–2
1972 8–5–1
1973 10–4–1
1974 12–2–1 First Round (0–1)
1975 9–4–1
1976 12–2–1 Round of 16 (1–1)
1977 10–2–2 First Round (0–1)
1978 14–4–0 Quarterfinal (2–1)
1979 11–3–2
1980 7–6–3
1981 12–4–2
1982 11–4–4 First Round (0–1)
1983 13–5–1
1984 6–11–1
1985 6–10–1 3–3–0 4th
1986 9–7–1 4–2–0 3rd
1987 8–11–1 2–4–0 6th
1988 10–8–2
1989 Sam Carrington 9–8–1 4–2–1 3rd Semi-Final (0–1)
1990 8–10–2 4–2–1 3rd Semi-Final (0–1)
1991 14–4–2 6–1–0 1st Champion (2–0)
1992 7–10–1 4–3–1 5th DNQ
1993 8–7–1 4–4–0 6th DNQ
1994 5–11–2 3–5–0 T-5th DNQ
1995 14–7–1 4–3–1 3rd Champion (2–0) Play-In
1996 13–8–0 6–2–0 2nd Champion (2–0) Play-In
1997 14–6–1 5–1–0 1st Semi Final (0–1)
1998 15–6–1 7–1–1 1st Champion (2–0) Play-In
1999 5–13–2 4–5–1 5th Semi Final (0–1)
2000 10–6–1 7–2–1 2nd Semi Final (0–1)
2001 5–10–1 4–6–0 7th DNQ
2002 Carlo Acquista 3–11–3 3–5–2 7th DNQ
2003 1–14–2 0–9–0 10th DNQ
2004 8–9–1 5–4–0 5th DNQ
2005 4–11–2 1–8–0 10th DNQ
2006 2–13–2 2–5–2 7th DNQ
2007 Tom Giovatto 4–9–5 2–5–2 8th DNQ
2008 11–4–3 4–3–2 5th DNQ
2009 10–6–2 7–2–1 2nd Semi Final (0–1)
2010 5–9–3 3–6–1 8th DNQ
2011 10–5–3 5–3–2 6th DNQ
2012 7–10–1 4–6–0 8th DNQ
2013 12–6–1 4–3–0 4th Champion (2–0) First Round (0–1)
2014 11—6—4 4—1—2 3rd Champion (2–0) First Round (0–1)
2015 10—4—4 3—2—2 4th Semifinal (0–1)
2016 0—0—0 0—0—0
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Seasons
  415–339–82 118–108–23 3 NEC titles
(Regular Season)
12–7 in NEC Tournament
6 NEC tournament titles
3–7 in NCAA Tournament
7 bids
Legend
     Conference regular season champion             Conference tournament champion

     Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
     Post-season tournament invitation                  Post-season tournament champion
     NCAA national champion

Players[edit]

2016 roster[edit]

As of July 28, 2016.[7] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
00 Guyana GK Andrew Nestor
2 United States MF Leo Folla
3 United States DF Dominick Falanga
4 Australia DF Paul Galimi
6 Germany FW Lukas Hauer
8 Germany DF Fabian Suele
11 United States FW Yussuf Olajide
12 France DF Collyns Laokandi
14 United States MF Carvel Crossman
No. Position Player
15 United States MF Kiriakos Papanikolaou
17 United States MF Federico Curbelo
20 United States MF Adrian Cosovic
21 Germany FW Leonard Kirschner
22 United States MF Salvatore Barone
23 Venezuela MF Tommy De Andrade
33 United States DF Nadim Saqui
91 United States GK Seth Erdman

Captains in bold

Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach United States Tom Giovatto (2007-Present)
Asst. Coach Albania Sinan Selmani (2007-Present)
Asst. Coach United States Christopher Helms (2014-Present)
Asst. Coach United Kingdom Andy Cormack (2015-Present)

Last updated: June 7, 2014
Source: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Athletics Website

Terriers in professional leagues[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Terriers have appeared in 7 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championships and in 3 play-ins. Their combined record is 3–7 and their best finish was in 1978, when they reached the Elight Eight.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1974 First Round Cornell L 2–4
1976 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Adelphi
Hartwick
W 2–0
L 0–3
1977 First Round Hartwick L 1–5
1978 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elight Eight
Adelphi
Columbia
Clemson
W 1–0
W 2–0
L 0–4
1982 First Round Columbia L 1–4
1995 Play-In Rhode Island L 0–4
1996 Play-In Army L 0–3
1998 Play-In Jacksonville L 0–3
2013 First Round Penn State L 0–1
2014 First Round Old Dominion L 0–3

Coaching history[edit]

Overall Conference
Name Years Win-Loss-Tie Pct. Win-Loss-Tie Pct. Notes
Carlo Tramontozzi 1968—88 (21yrs) 190—116—30 61.0% 9—9—0 50.0% 5 NCAA Tournament appearances
Sam Carrington 1989—2001 (13yrs) 127—106—16 54.2% 62—37—7 61.8% 3 NEC Regular Season Championships and 5 NEC Tournament Championships
Carlo Acquista[10] 2002—2006 (5yrs) 18—58—10 26.7% 11—31—4 28.3%
Tom Giovatto 2007–Present 80—59—26 56.3% 40—32—4 55.2% 2 NEC Tournament Championships and 2 NCAA Tournament appearances

Terrier records[edit]

St. Francis College Records
Season[11] Career[11]
Goals 22 Bernard Celestin (1983) 48 Dimitri Petrouniak (1995–1998)
Points 46 Bernard Celestin (1983) 124 Dimitri Petrouniak (1995–1998)
Assists 22 Daniel Benoit (1974) 28 Dimitri Petrouniak (1995–1998)
Saves 189 Mark Woseley (1990) 532 Dragan Radovich (1975–1978)
Shutouts 11 Dragan Radovich (1978)
11 Mario Flava (1988)
30 Dragan Radovich (1975–1978)

Record vs. NEC Opponents[edit]

St. Francis Brooklyn
vs.
Overall Record
Bryant SFBK, 8–1–1
Central Connecticut SFBK, 13-7-4
Fairleigh Dickinson FDU, 22–16–6
LIU Brooklyn LIU, 23–20–3
Robert Morris SFBK, 18–12–2
Sacred Heart SFBK, 8–6–2
Saint Francis (PA) SFBK, 15–13
*As of October 27, 2015.

Conference rivalry[edit]

The fiercest rival of the Terriers are the Long Island University Blackbirds. Starting in 2013, the winner of the annual Battle of Brooklyn match is awarded the Ramirez/Tramontozzi trophy. The Trophy recognizes former coaches Arnie Ramirez and Carlos Tramontozzi, from LIU and St. Francis respectively. Both coaches were lifelong friends and greatly influenced their respective programs.[12] St. Francis Brooklyn captured the inaugural trophy on LIU's field on November 10, 2013, behind a 4–0 performance.

Accolades[edit]

NSCAA Division I men's soccer First-Team All-Americans[edit]

NSCAA Division I men's soccer Second-Team All-Americans[edit]

  • Miro Urlic, 1979[16]
  • Duke Shamo, 1998[17]

NSCAA Division I men's soccer Third-Team All-Americans[edit]

  • Kevin Correa, 2013[18]
  • Vincent Bezecourt, 2015[19]

NSCAA Division I men's soccer Honorable Mention[edit]

  • Philip Laspisa, 1974[17]
  • Gregory Kourtesis, 1976[17]
  • Flavio Vozila, 1976[17]
  • Gaetano Messina, 1978[17]
  • Philip Klah, 1979[17]

NEC Men's Soccer[edit]

Year NEC Player of the Year[20][21] NEC Coach of the Year[20][21] First Team All-NEC[20][21] Second Team ALL-NEC[20][21] NEC Rookie of the Year[20][21]
1986 Clint Marcelle, Lenny Leggard, Kurt Barrington, Mario Fava
1987 Clint Marcelle, Kurt Barrington, Mario Fava
1988 Clint Marcelle Clint Marcelle, Kurt Barrington, Mario Fava Andy Haynes
1989 Irvin Ellison, Andy Haynes Chiwale DaSilva, Leroi Wilson
1990 Chiawale DaSilva, Andy Haynes Irvin Ellison, Sherwin Besson
1991 Sam Carrington Chiawale DaSilva, Andy Haynes, Steve Mason Irvin Ellison, Sherwyn Besson Steve Mason
1992 Chiwale DaSilva, Sherwyn Besson Ron Mitchell Ron Mitchell
1993 Marlon Morris, Ron Mitchell
1994 Marlon Morris, Ron Mitchell
1995 Ron Mitchell Dmitri Petrouniak
1996 Duke Shamo Dmitri Petrouniak, Kevin Mooyoung
1997 Duke Shamo Sam Carrington Duke Shamo, Dmitri Petrouniak, Troy Mohney, Augustus Pokoo-Aikens
1998 Duke Shamo Sam Carrington Duke Shamo, Dmitri Petrouniak, Victor Avwontom, Agard Radoncic, Mersim Beskovic Jared Diehl, Michel Peters Agard Radoncic
1999 Agard Radoncic
2000 Agard Radoncic, Mersim Beskovic, Marcus Maurice Prince Ogodo, Agron Sokolki
2001 Joseph Afful Ricardo Ordain, Ron Azinge
2002 Joseph Afful
2003 Alessandro Acquista
2004 Alessandro Acquista, Jarron Brooks
2005 Carlos Moncaleano
2006 Anthony Matos
2007 Semso Nikocevic John Sallhag John Sallhag
2008 John Sallhag, Semso Nikocevic
2009 Semso Nikocevic, Anthony Matos Javier Gonzalez,John Sallhag
2010 John Sallhag
2011 Gabriel Bagot Adam Maabdi, Aldo Toma
2012 Kevin Correa Adam Maabdi, Gabriel Bagot Kevin Correa
2013 Kevin Correa, John Johansson Andy Cormack, Gabriel Bagot
2014 Riccardo Milano, Jack Binks Andy Cormack, John Makaya, Vincent Bezecourt
2015 Vincent Bezecourt, Harry Odell, Jack Binks, Cyril Coisne Paul Galimi

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "In the Bag: Bagot's Two Goals Seals Home Opener For Terriers on Tuesday Night". SFCAthletics.com. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "NEC Men' Soccer History". northeastconference.org. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Men's Soccer Participation". northeastconference.org. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
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  6. ^ "Men’s Division I Championship Brackets" (PDF). ncaa.org. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  7. ^ 2016 Roster
  8. ^ "New York Red Bulls II Sign Vincent Bezecourt". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Former Terrier Defender Javier Gonzalez Signs With Club Deportivo Nublense". SFCAthletics.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "New York Hires Adelpi'a Acquista". http://prosoccernews.net. Retrieved 4 November 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ a b "St. Francis Brooklyn Men's Soccer All-Time Records" (PDF). SFCAthletics.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "St. Francis Brooklyn & LIU Brooklyn Play For More Than Bragging Rights This Sunday". SFCAthletics.com. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
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  17. ^ a b c d e f "All-America Awards". nscaa.com. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men's All-America Team". nscaa.com. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Senior Midfielder Vincent Bezecourt Named Third Team All-American". SCFAthletics.com. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
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