Temple Owls men's soccer

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Temple Owls
2019 Temple Owls men's soccer team
Temple T logo.svg
Founded1926
UniversityTemple University
Head coachBrian Rowland (1st season)
ConferenceAmerican
LocationPhiladelphia, PA
StadiumTemple Owls Sports Complex
(Capacity: 500)
NicknameOwls
ColorsCherry and White[1]
         
Pre-tournament ISFA/ISFL championships
1941, 1951, 1953
Soccer Bowl: 1952
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1966
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1966, 1967, 1968, 1976, 1978, 1985
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1966, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1985
NCAA Tournament appearances
1966, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1985

The Temple Owls men's soccer program represents Temple University in all NCAA Division I men's college soccer competitions. Founded in 1926, the Owls compete in the American Athletic Conference. The Owls are coached by Brian Rowland, who was hired as the program's head coach in December 2017.[2] Temple plays their home matches at Temple Owls Sports Complex, on the campus of Temple University.

Coaching history[edit]

Temple University has had four coaches in their program's existence.[3]

Years Coach Games W L T Pct.
1926–1929 James Neeley - - - - .000
1930–1970 Pete Leaness - - - - .000
1971–1973 Walter Bahr - - - - .000
1974–1993 John Boles - - - - .000
1994–1997 Hugh McInaw - - - - .000
1998–2017 Dave MacWilliams - - - - .000
2018– Brian Rowland - - - - .000

Seasons[edit]

NCAA Tournament history[edit]

Temple has appeared in seven NCAA Tournaments. Their most recent appearance came in 1985.[4]

Rivalries[edit]

Located in Philadelphia, the program has long-standing historic rivals with the other university's soccer programs in the area.[5] This includes Drexel of the Colonial Athletic Association, La Salle and Saint Joseph's of the Atlantic 10 Conference, Penn of the Ivy League, and Villanova of the Big East Conference.[6] These five schools are among the Temple's most played opponents. Additionally, Temple has regularly played against Philadelphia U, Penn State, Delaware and Lafayette, due to the school's proximity to Temple.[7]

Historically, the Owls have been rivals with West Chester, but the two sides are now in different divisions, and have not met since 1997.[7]

Record against City 6 teams[edit]

School Record[7]
Drexel 27–16–4
La Salle 48–17–3
Penn 7–23–6
Saint Joseph's 37–14–7
Villanova 23–10–3
Total 142–80–23

Individual honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Sixteen players have been named first-team All-Americans.[8]

  • First Team All-Americans
    • 1942: Pete Lorenc, Forward
    • 1944: Walter Bahr, Midfielder
    • 1945: Fred Barlow, Defender
    • 1946: Fred Barlow, Defender
    • 1946: Al Laverson, Midfielder
    • 1946: Ben McLaughlin, Forward
    • 1947: John Hughes, Forward
    • 1947: Tom Lambert, Midfielder
    • 1948: Tom Lambert, Midfielder
    • 1952: Jack Dunn, Forward
    • 1953: Leonard Oliver, Midfielder
    • 1954: Jack Dunn, Forward
    • 1954: Leonard Oliver, Midfielder
    • 1955: Robert Simpson, Midfielder
    • 1959: Walter Chyzowych, Forward
    • 1959: James Gallo, Midfielder
    • 1960: William Charlton, Forward
    • 1966: John Boles, Midfielder
    • 1967: Louis Meehl, Midfielder
    • 1968: Bob Peffle, Defender

Team honors[edit]

National championships[edit]

Temple has won four national championships, all of which were national championships prior to the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament. In 1941, 1951 and 1953, they were determined as national champions by the Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association, and in 1952 they won the Soccer Bowl.[9]

Season Coach Selectors Record
1941 Pete Leaness Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association 5–0–3
1951 Pete Leaness Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association 8–0–1
1953 Pete Leaness Soccer Bowl/ISFA 9–0–0

References[edit]

Primary sources
  • "Temple Men's Soccer Media Guide" (PDF). owlsports.com. Philadelphia: Temple University Athletics. September 7, 2017. pp. 1–51. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
Footnotes
  1. ^ "Temple University Logo Usage Guide" (PDF). December 4, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Temple hires men's soccer coach". The Temple News. December 22, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Temple Men's Soccer Media Guide, pp. 37–42
  4. ^ "NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Brackets" (PDF). fs.ncaa.org. National Collegiate Athletic Association. July 30, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "History - City 6". phillycity6.com. August 5, 2007. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "A Family of Philadelphia Rivals". philadelphiabig5.com. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Temple Men's Soccer Media Guide, p. 43
  8. ^ Temple Men's Soccer Media Guide, p. 31
  9. ^ "NCAA College Soccer Championships". American Soccer History Archives. August 14, 2011. Retrieved January 28, 2018.