Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's soccer

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Tulsa Golden Hurricane
2016 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's soccer team
University of Tulsa Athletics logo.svg
University University of Tulsa
Conference The American
Location Tulsa, OK
Head coach Tom McIntosh (22nd year)
Stadium Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium
(Capacity: 2,000)
Nickname Golden Hurricane
Colors Old Gold, Royal Blue, and Crimson[1]
              
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
2004, 2009
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
2004, 2009, 2012
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1991, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conference Tournament Champions
1991, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conference Regular Season Champions
1991, 2007, 2008, 2009

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of the University of Tulsa. The team is a member of the American Athletic Conference (The American) in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In the last two decades, Tulsa has been regularly ranked in the Top 25 NSCAA Collegiate men's soccer poll.

History[edit]

Tulsa faces eventual champion Indiana in the regional finals of the 2004 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship

The Tulsa men's soccer team started as a varsity sport in 1980. That year, they finished the season with seven wins, six losses and one tie. The first win came against John Brown University. Tulsa's third head coach, Randy Waldrum, led the school to their first NCAA tournament in 1991, and was the coach during Tulsa's record setting consecutive home wins and consecutive home games without a loss streaks, the longest in NCAA history, set during the same stretch of 39 games from 1988 to 1992.[2]

TU has won four conference championships and six conference tournaments. The Golden Hurricane has twice reached the elite-eight of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship, falling to eventual champion Indiana in 2004 and top seeded Akron in 2009. Tulsa has participated in ten NCAA tournaments during its history (1991, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015). The school has produced first team All-American, Ryan Pore, who played for the Portland Timbers, and previously played for Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer. Terry Boss of Seattle Sounders FC and Lawson Vaughn of D.C. United are former Golden Hurricane who played in MLS. Dominic Cervi played for Celtic F.C. of Glasgow, Scotland, and fellow goalkeeper Tyrel Lacey signed with FC Lyn Oslo of Oslo, Norway.[3] Since 1995, the head coach has been Tom McIntosh, a prominent figure in Tulsa soccer for over 20 years.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Marcel Da Silva
1 United States GK Jake McGuire
2 Canada DF Quinton Duncan
3 United States FW Bernie Zuazua
4 Norway DF Casper Venstad
5 United States DF Ryan Alpers
6 United States DF Cole Poppen
7 United States FW Matthew Puig
8 United States MF David Viox
9 United States FW Miguel Velasquez
10 United States FW Juan Sanchez
11 United States MF Alejandro Chavez
12 United States DF Koray Easterling
13 United States MF Cameron Drackett
14 United States MF Munashe Raranje
No. Position Player
15 United States MF Rollie Rocha
16 Netherlands MF Kay Duit
17 United States MF Vincent Pedace
18 United States DF Garrett Garwood
20 United States DF Aidan Dunne
21 United States DF Kurt Gerteisen
22 Cameroon MF Lesley Nchanji
23 United States DF Zack Stavrou
24 United States MF Jacob Gooden
25 United States MF Ray Saari
28 United States MF Fred Mattioli
30 United States GK Matt Karasinski
31 Netherlands MF Lucas Bueno

Colors and badge[edit]

The team uses the school colors of Old Gold, Royal Blue, and Crimson .

Stadium[edit]

The team plays in the Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium, site of the 2009 C-USA conference tournament.

Notable players[edit]

Ryan Pore

Ryan Pore, First-Team All-American, finalist for the 2004 Hermann Trophy. Currently plays for the Portland Timbers.

Head coaches[edit]

Listed according to when they became head coach for Tulsa (year in parentheses):

  • 1970s–1980s: Walter Schnoor (1980), Bruce Palmbaum (1986), Randy Waldrum (1989)
  • 1990s–2000s: Tom McIntosh (1995)

Achievements[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Most Goals in a game: 16 (16–0) vs. Nicholls State University, September 9, 1990
  • Most consecutive wins: 12, 1989
  • Most home wins: 39, 1988–1992

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Tulsa Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  2. ^ "OFFICIAL 2007 NCAA MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SOCCER RECORDS BOOK" (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2008. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Her er Lyns nye keeper". TV2 Sporten. Retrieved July 31, 2009.