St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's soccer
|St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers|
|2016 St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's soccer team|
|University||St. Francis College|
|Head coach||Tom Giovatto (10th year)|
|Stadium||Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
|Colors||Royal Blue and Red
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 16|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 2013, 2014, 2016|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2013, 2014, 2016|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1991, 1997, 1998, 2016|
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.
The current head coach, Tom Giovatto, joined the Terriers in 2007 and has led the team to an 102–64–29. From 2013 to 2016, Giovatto's squads have won one NEC regular season championship, three NEC Tournament Championships and participated in three NCAA Tournaments.
- 1 History
- 2 Seasons
- 3 Players
- 4 NCAA Tournament results
- 5 Coaching history
- 6 Terrier records
- 7 Record vs. NEC Opponents
- 8 Accolades
- 9 References
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. 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.
From 1968 to 2015, the Terriers have compiled a 427–344–85 record and have won 4 NEC regular season championships and 7 NEC tournament championships. Since joining the NEC in 1985, the Terriers have compiled a 124–108–24 record in conference play. The Terriers have also participated in eight 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 three NCAA tournaments and they have been one game away on three previous occasions ('95, '96 and '98).
Tom Giovatto era (2007–present)
Current head coach, Tom Giovatto, joined the Terriers in 2007 and has led the team to an 102–64–29. 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. In 2016, Giovatto won NEC Coach of the Year, after leading his team to an NEC Regular Season Championship, he then proceeded to win the 2016 NEC Tournament and participate in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship.
|St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers|
|Season||Head coach||Season results||Tournament results|
|1974||12–2–1||—||—||—||First Round (0–1)|
|1976||12–2–1||—||—||—||Round of 16 (1–1)|
|1977||10–2–2||—||—||—||First Round (0–1)|
|1982||11–4–4||—||—||—||First Round (0–1)|
|1989||Sam Carrington||9–8–1||4–2–1||3rd||Semi-Final (0–1)||—|
|1997||14–6–1||5–1–0||1st||Semi Final (0–1)||—|
|1999||5–13–2||4–5–1||5th||Semi Final (0–1)||—|
|2000||10–6–1||7–2–1||2nd||Semi Final (0–1)||—|
|2009||10–6–2||7–2–1||2nd||Semi Final (0–1)||—|
|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)|
|2016||12—5—3||6—0—1||1st||Champion (2–0)||First Round (0–1)|
|427–344–85||124–108–24||4 NEC titles
|12–7 in NEC Tournament
6 NEC tournament titles
|3–7 in NCAA Tournament
Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion|
Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
Captains in bold
|Head Coach||Tom Giovatto (2007-Present)|
|Asst. Coach||Christopher Helms (2014-Present)|
|Asst. Coach||Andy Cormack (2015-Present)|
Last updated: June 7, 2014
Source: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Athletics Website
Terriers in professional leagues
- Vincent Bezecourt '16, signed with New York Red Bulls II of the United Soccer League.
- Javier Gonzalez '09, playing for Club Deportivo Ñublense of Chile's Primera Division
- Joseph Afful '02, playing for Brooklyn Knights of the USL Premier Development League.
- Mersim Beskovic, former professional player
- Germain Iglesias, former professional player.
NCAA Tournament results
The Terriers have appeared in 8 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championships and in 3 play-ins. Their NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship record is 3–8, their Play-In record (0–3) does not count towards the tally. Their best finish was in 1978, when they reached the Elight Eight.
|1974||First Round||Cornell||L 2–4|
|1977||First Round||Hartwick||L 1–5|
|1982||First Round||Columbia||L 1–4|
|1995||Play-In||Rhode Island||L 0–4|
|2013||First Round||Penn State||L 0–1|
|2014||First Round||Old Dominion||L 0–3|
|2016||First Round||Dartmouth||L 0–1 (2OT)|
|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
5 NEC Tournament Championships
|Carlo Acquista||2002—2006 (5yrs)||18—58—10||26.7%||11—31—4||28.3%|
|Tom Giovatto||2007–Present||102–64–29||59.7%||46–32–5||58.4%||1 NEC Regular Season Championship
3 NEC Tournament Championships
3 NCAA Tournament appearances
|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
|St. Francis Brooklyn
|Central Connecticut||SFBK, 14-7-4|
|Fairleigh Dickinson||FDU, 22–17–6|
|LIU Brooklyn||LIU, 23–21–3|
|Robert Morris||SFBK, 19–12–2|
|Sacred Heart||SFBK, 9–6–2|
|Saint Francis (PA)||SFBK, 16–13|
|*As of November 8, 2016. Does not count NEC Tournament games.|
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. St. Francis Brooklyn captured the inaugural trophy on LIU's field on November 10, 2013, behind a 4–0 performance.
NSCAA Division I men's soccer First-Team All-Americans
NSCAA Division I men's soccer Second-Team All-Americans
NSCAA Division I men's soccer Third-Team All-Americans
NSCAA Division I men's soccer Honorable Mention
- Philip Laspisa, 1974
- Gregory Kourtesis, 1976
- Flavio Vozila, 1976
- Gaetano Messina, 1978
- Philip Klah, 1979
NEC Men's Soccer
|Year||NEC Player of the Year||NEC Defender of the Year||NEC Coach of the Year||First Team All-NEC||Second Team ALL-NEC||NEC Rookie of the Year|
|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|
|2000||Agard Radoncic, Mersim Beskovic, Marcus Maurice||Prince Ogodo, Agron Sokolki|
|2001||Joseph Afful||Ricardo Ordain, Ron Azinge|
|2004||Alessandro Acquista, Jarron Brooks|
|2007||Semso Nikocevic||John Sallhag||John Sallhag|
|2008||John Sallhag, Semso Nikocevic|
|2009||Semso Nikocevic, Anthony Matos||Javier Gonzalez,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|
|2016||Collyns Laokandi||Tom Giovatto||Salvatore Barone, Dominick Falanga, Collyns Laokandi, Robert Bazzichetto||Yussuf Olajide,Fabian Suele||Faouzi Taieb|
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- 2016 Roster
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