2010-11 Men's Soccer News
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June 14, 2011
Coming off a 13-win campaign that featured the program's first national ranking and an Atlantic Sun regular season title, the FGCU men's soccer team led by head coach Bob Butehorn announced its 2011 schedule on Tuesday afternoon as it looks ahead to its first year of full Division I postseason eligibility.
June 01, 2011
FGCU men's soccer incoming freshman Xavier Silva will be one of 17 amateur players featured in GolTV's Soccer Aces, a reality TV series filmed in Madrid, Spain that will begin on Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m.
March 24, 2011
The 2010 Atlantic Sun Conference champion FGCU men's soccer team has announced another NLI to the 2011 signing class. Federico Crespo-Pauly becomes the fifth student-athlete to join the Eagles for the upcoming fall season.
March 03, 2011
With the recent signing of four decorated NLI's for the 2011-12 season, the FGCU men's soccer team was recognized by TopDrawerSoccer.com for having a talented incoming class.
March 03, 2011
On NEA'S Read Across America Day, FGCU assistant men's soccer coach Aaron Slusher and freshman midfielder Nick Patterson spent time reading Dr. Seuss books to Mrs. Boyd's fourth grade classroom at Allen Park Elementary School.
March 01, 2011
FGCU assistant men's soccer coach Aaron Slusher will be instructing high school players at the EXACT Soccer National Player Development Camp this weekend. The camp allows players to showcase both mental readiness and on-field skill.
February 22, 2011
The 2010 Atlantic Sun Conference champion FGCU men's soccer team and head coach Bob Butehorn have announced the signing of four NLI's for the fall of 2011. Representing the incoming recruiting class, the newest additions to the Eagles include midfielders Tomas Granitto and Yianni Sarris, goalkeeper Nathan Ingham and forward Xavier Silva.
February 21, 2011
Playing three 30-minute halfs, the FGCU men's soccer team played the Chicago Fire of the MLS to a 2-2 draw on Friday at Ava Maria University. Sophomore Andres Navas and junior Scott Harrison each netted goals for the Eagles.
February 09, 2011
Bob Butehorn, head coach of the 2010 Atlantic Sun Conference champion FGCU men's soccer team, and his staff have announced the dates for their 2011 Summer Camps. The Senior ID Academy, for ages 14-18, and the Junior Academy, for ages 10-13, will take place June 11-14 and again July 10-13 at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
January 29, 2011
College Soccer News annually seeks to recognize assistant coaches across the country who are excelling at their work. Following a 9-0 conference mark, numerous national rankings and the program's first Atlantic Sun regular season title, FGCU assistant men's soccer coach Alex Aldaz was recognized on the media outlet's 2011 list.
January 19, 2011
Following the most successful season in the brief four-year history of the program, the FGCU men's soccer team was named one of the top program's to keep an eye on in 2011 by Goal.com. Forward Ryan Price was also given an honorable mention on the media outlet's All-Freshman team.
January 12, 2011
The 2010 Atlantic Sun regular season champion FGCU men's soccer team was recognized in the recent release of CollegeSoccerNews.com's 2010 Season to Remember.
December 16, 2010
Leading the strong conference showing in the final men's soccer RPI rankings of the season, the 2010 Atlantic Sun regular season champion FGCU men's team finished the year No. 34 among the 204 schools.
December 09, 2010
In a massive warehouse full of toys and groceries, the FGCU men's soccer team helped the Salvation Army prepare to make a special holiday for those less fortunate on December 8.
December 08, 2010
Earning first and second team recognition respectively, junior Josey Portillo and sophomore Deion Jones were selected to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-South Region teams, announced on Wednesday.
November 19, 2010
The FGCU men's and women's soccer programs received national recognition when the National Soccer College Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) handed out its College Team Academic Award Winners for the 2009-10 season on Friday.
November 16, 2010
The final week of October marked the end of the 2010 campaign for the FGCU men's soccer team, however it continues to earn recognition from collegiate soccer outlets with the release of their final regular season rankings. The Eagles appear in five polls for the second straight week, ranking as high as No. 20 in Soccer America's Top 25 poll.
November 15, 2010
In the final regular season NSCAA South Region rankings, the No. 19 FGCU men's soccer team moved into fourth place on the 10-team poll, a one spot improvement from the fifth position the Eagles held a week ago. This marks the ninth straight week and 10th time this year the team has appeared in the poll.
November 09, 2010
Despite the season coming to a close in the last week of October the FGCU men's soccer team continued to earn weekly recognition from multiple collegiate soccer outlets. This week the Eagles appear in five national polls, ranking as high as No. 19 in Soccer America's Top 25 poll.
November 08, 2010
Although the season came to a close in the final week of October, No. 19 FGCU continues to crack the top 10 list in their respective region. In this week's release of the NSCAA South Region rankings, the Eagles moved into fifth place, marking eight straight weeks and nine times this year the team has appeared in the poll.
November 05, 2010
After running the table with a perfect 9-0 record in conference play and outscoring its opponents 26-2 in those contests, the No.19 FGCU men's soccer team claimed eight Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors, announced by the league office on Friday. The Eagles landed four players on the first team, one on the second team, two All-Freshmen selections and junior keeper Adam Glick earned the Defensive Player of the Year.
November 02, 2010
After posting a pair of convincing wins to clinch just the ninth unbeaten season in Atlantic Sun Conference history, the FGCU men's soccer team moved up No. 19 in the latest Soccer America Top 25 poll on Tuesday, up four spots from last week.
November 02, 2010
No. 23 FGCU men's soccer defender Deion Jones added to his breakout sophomore campaign on Tuesday afternoon when he was named to the ESPN Academic All-District 3 second team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
November 01, 2010
With a pair of convincing shutout victories over Jacksonville (4-0) and UNF (6-0) last weekend, the No. 23 FGCU men's soccer team moved into a share of the fourth spot in the latest release of the NSCAA South Region rankings, announced by the outlet on Monday.
November 01, 2010
Breaking a record which he already held and scoring the first hat trick in FGCU men's soccer history during a 6-0 shutout of UNF on Sunday, junior forward Scott Harrison earned his first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award, announced by the conference office on Monday.
October 31, 2010
With the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season title already clinched, the No. 23 FGCU men's soccer team capped the fourth season in program history on a warm Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Soccer Complex with a convincing 6-0 win over UNF to finish with a perfect 9-0 record in league play.
October 29, 2010
The No. 23 FGCU men's soccer team tallied a goal just 14 minutes into its Friday night contest against Jacksonville and never looked back en route to a convincing 4-0 shutout to clinch the outright Atlantic Sun regular season title.
October 28, 2010
Highlighted by senior day ceremonies on Sunday, No. 23 FGCU will look to win the A-Sun regular season title outright as it plays host to a pair of conference contests this weekend. The Eagles face off with Jacksonville on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., followed by the season finale against North Florida on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.
October 26, 2010
With a share of its first Atlantic Sun Conference regular season title already clinched, the FGCU men's soccer team landed at No. 23 on this week's Soccer America Top 25 poll, announced on Tuesday. The ranking marks the fourth straight week the Eagles have cracked the soccer outlet's top 25.
October 25, 2010
Sophomore Deion Jones accounted for both goals over two games last week for the No. 21 FGCU men's soccer team and in the process earned his first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week accolade, announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
October 23, 2010
It took just four short years for the FGCU men's soccer program to bring an A-Sun Conference championship to sunny Fort Myers, Fla. Defeating Stetson for the first time in program history with a double-overtime game-winner on Friday, the No. 21 Eagles clinched at least a share of the conference championship with a 1-0 victory over the Hatters.
October 22, 2010
This edition of Hear From the A-Sun Weekly Award Winners we talk with FGCU's Kathleen Hunter and Matt O'Shaughnessy about their upcoming games against in-state rival Stetson.
October 21, 2010
In a battle of the top two teams in the A-Sun standings, the No. 21 Eagles will look to clinch a share of their first-ever championship as they play host to Stetson on Friday evening at the FGCU Soccer Complex. The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff and will be part of the A-Sun's efforts to assist the Coaches vs. Cancer Foundation.
October 19, 2010
After taking a 1-0 lead just six minutes into the game, the No. 21 FGCU men's soccer team suffered its first loss since Sept. 10 as visiting FAU rallied with two straight goals to defeat the Eagles, 2-1, in a non-conference showdown Tuesday evening at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
October 19, 2010
Riding an program-best eight-game win streak and owning an unblemished 6-0 record in the Atlantic Sun Conference, the FGCU men's soccer team moved up three spots to No. 21 in this week's Soccer America Top 25 poll, announced Tuesday evening.
October 19, 2010
On the strength of a pair of A-Sun road wins over Campbell, 1-0, and Mercer, 3-1, last week, No. 24 FGCU climbed to the 12th position in the latest NCAA RPI Rankings, announced by the governing body on Tuesday. The current ranking is a nine spot improvement from last week's initial RPI ranking of the year, which had the Eagles No. 21 overall.
October 18, 2010
To wrap up the non-conference portion of the schedule, the No. 24 FGCU men's soccer team will host in-state rival FAU on Tuesday at the FGCU Soccer Complex, beginning at 7 p.m. This season, the Blue and Green are 4-2-2 against non-conference foes, including 2-0-1 in contests at home.
October 18, 2010
After posting a pair of A-Sun wins over Campbell and Mercer this past weekend to extend its program-record win streak to eight games, the No. 24 FGCU men's soccer team retained its sixth spot in the NSCAA South Region rankings, announced by the outlet on Monday afternoon.
October 18, 2010
Heading a defensive unit that allowed just eight shots on goal through a pair of weekend conference contests and picked up its fourth straight shutout with the win over Campbell, senior defenseman Matthew O'Shaughnessy earned Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week honors, announced by the conference office on Monday.
October 16, 2010
Closing out the road portion of the 2010 schedule, the No. 24 FGCU men's soccer team defended their national ranking and their spot atop the A-Sun standings by defeating Mercer, 3-1, on Saturday evening in Macon, Ga. Three student-athletes found the back of the net for the Blue and Green in the contest.
October 14, 2010
Extending their perfect A-Sun conference start to five games, the No. 24 FGCU men's soccer team dropped Campbell, 1-0, on Thursday evening in Buies Creek, N.C. Striking midway through the second half of play, sophomore Andres Navas provided the decisive tally for the Eagles.
October 14, 2010
In the wake of a victories over national powerhouses, a 4-0 conference start and a national ranking, reigning A-Sun Coach of the Year Bob Butehorn and the FGCU men's soccer team have earned a lot of national attention over recent weeks. For their stellar play, the No. 24 Eagles are currently a featured article on TopDrawerSoccer.com.
October 13, 2010
Tied for first in the A-Sun standings, the No. 24 FGCU men's soccer team looks to stay unbeaten in conference play as it closes out the road portion of the schedule. The Eagles travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to face Campbell on Thursday, Oct. 14 and then to Macon, Ga. to take on Mercer on Saturday, Oct. 16, with a 7 p.m. kick-off in each contest.
October 13, 2010
In just his fourth season at the helm of the FGCU men's soccer program, head coach Bob Butehorn already holds an A-Sun Coach of the Year award and a national ranking. Recognizing his accomplishments, the NCAA has highlighted Butehorn and the No. 24 Eagles in the most recent edition of its Men's Soccer Blog.
October 13, 2010
In the season's first release of the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) rankings, the FGCU men's soccer team (8-2-2, 4-0) was slotted 21st in the nation out of 204 Division I programs, joining schools from the BIG EAST, BIG TEN, PAC 10, ACC, MAC and C-USA who also cracked the top 25.
October 12, 2010
The FGCU men's soccer team busy week of accolades continued on Tuesday with the release of Soccer America's Top 25 poll as they earned the 24th spot in the soccer outlet's weekly ranking.
October 12, 2010
The 2010 FGCU Men's Soccer Media Guide is now available for the general public. As the Eagles take the pitch in 2010, guided by fourth-year head coach Bob Butehorn, fans have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at the team with the most complete publication printed with regards to the FGCU men's soccer program.
October 11, 2010
Remaining unbeaten in A-Sun competition (4-0) with a pair of conference shutouts over the weekend, the FGCU men's soccer team moved up one spot into sixth place in the NSCAA South Region rankings that were unveiled on Monday afternoon. The Eagles moved past ACC member Wake Forest who previously occupied the sixth slot.
October 11, 2010
For the second time this season and the fifth time in his career, redshirt junior goalkeeper Adam Glick's efforts in net earned him Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week honors, announced by the conference office on Monday.
October 11, 2010
After helping No. 25 FGCU post a 2-0 conference weekend with two goals and one assist over a pair of Atlantic Sun contests, sophomore Deion Jones earned a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week, announced Monday afternoon.
October 10, 2010
The No. 25 FGCU men's soccer team made quick work of regionally-ranked East Tennessee State on Sunday evening, scoring three first half goals over a 13-minute span en route to a convincing 5-0 Atlantic Sun win at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
October 08, 2010
The No. 25 FGCU men's soccer team remained unbeaten in A-Sun conference play following a 2-0 victory over USC Upstate on Friday evening at the FGCU Soccer Complex. Sophomore Deion Jones recorded the opening goal and assisted junior Cristian Raudales for the second tally of the night.
October 07, 2010
The No. 25 FGCU men's soccer team looks to stay undefeated in conference play and extend its four-game winning streak when they welcome a pair of A-Sun schools to the FGCU Soccer complex this weekend. The Eagles host USC Upstate on Friday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. and regionally-ranked ETSU on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
October 05, 2010
The FGCU men's soccer team made headlines yet again with the release of Soccer America's National Top 25 poll on Tuesday. The Eagles earned their first national ranking in program history, as the media outlet selected the Blue and Green No. 25 in the nation.
October 05, 2010
After knocking off a pair of A-Sun foes over the weekend, the FGCU men's soccer team picked up six votes in the NSCAA/HendrickCars.com National Top 25 Rankings, announced by the outlet on Tuesday afternoon.
October 04, 2010
Despite sweeping the A-Sun opening weekend for the first time, the FGCU men's soccer team slipped to the seventh spot in the NSCAA South Region rankings, announced by the media outlet on Monday. The Eagles headed into the pair of contests over the weekend in the sixth spot in the region.
October 03, 2010
The regionally-ranked FGCU men's soccer team swept the opening weekend of A-Sun conference play with a 2-0 defeat of Belmont on Sunday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn. Freshman Donovan Henry and sophomore William Morse each scored their first collegiate goal helping the Eagles to their first 2-0 conference start.
October 02, 2010
The FGCU men's soccer team opened Atlantic Sun competition with a 2-1 overtime victory over Lipscomb on Friday evening in Nashville, Tenn. Freshman Ryan Price tied the game at one apiece midway through the first half, and junior Josey Portillo claimed the victory with the decisive goal in the first overtime period.
September 30, 2010
For the third straight season, the FGCU men's soccer team will hit the road to open Atlantic Sun Conference play. The Eagles take their 4-2-2 record to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend for contests with Lipscomb on Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Belmont on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
September 28, 2010
The 2-1 victory over regionally-ranked FIU on Friday was enough to move the FGCU men's soccer team up one spot into sixth place in the NSCAA South Region rankings and earn the squad a pair of votes in the NSCAA/HendrickCars.com National Top 25 Rankings, announced by the media outlet on Tuesday.
September 24, 2010
A pair of goals in the first half helped the FGCU men's soccer team jump out to a two-goal lead and hold on for a 2-1 win over visiting FIU in a non-conference matchup on Friday night at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
September 23, 2010
In its final tune-up before hitting conference play, the FGCU men's soccer team will kick off with FIU on Friday at the FGCU Soccer Complex. The two regionally ranked schools each bring a conference Player of the Week goalkeeper into the 7 p.m. contest.
September 21, 2010
In the most recent edition of the NSCAA/HendrickCars.com Rankings, the FGCU men's soccer team was slotted seventh in the South Region. This marks the second time this season the Eagles' have appeared in the top 10 in the regional rankings.
September 20, 2010
For his brick wall defensive efforts in goal at the Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic over the weekend, redshirt junior goalkeeper Adam Glick (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley HS) earned his fourth career Atlantic Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor, announced by the conference on Monday.
September 18, 2010
Freshman Ryan Price's goal in the 64th minute of play broke a scoreless tie and sent the FGCU men's soccer team to a dramatic 1-0 win over No. 5 Ohio State on Saturday evening in front of a record-breaking crowd of 1,322 fans at the FGCU Soccer Complex in the final game of the Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic.
September 17, 2010
Redshirt junior Adam Glick's (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley HS) diving save on a Drexel penalty in the 107th minute of double-overtime helped FGCU fend off a heart-breaking loss and hold on for a 1-1 tie against the visiting Dragons Thursday night during the Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic.
September 16, 2010
The FGCU men's soccer team will make its home debut this Thursday when it welcomes three teams to FGCU Soccer Complex for the 2010 Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic. The two-day tournament will be held on Thurs., Sept. 16 and Sat., Sept. 18 beginning at 5 p.m. each day and will feature Drexel, FGCU, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 24 USF.
September 12, 2010
In their second contest at the Marquette Invitational the FGCU men's soccer team played to a scoreless draw with Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon at Valley Fields in Milwaukee, Wis. Redshirt junior keeper Adam Glick (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley HS) deflected seven shots on goal in the match.
September 10, 2010
Another goal in the opening minutes of play had the FGCU men's soccer team in an uphill battle in their first contest at the Marquette Invitational. Facing off with host Marquette, the Eagles dropped the Friday evening contest, 1-0.
September 09, 2010
Opening the season with back-to-back victories for the first time in program history, the FGCU men's soccer team earned the fifth spot in the NSCAA South Regional poll and 23 votes in the first NSCAA/adidas Top 25 poll. The Eagles will hit the road for a pair of weekend contests against at the Marquette Invitational.
September 08, 2010
Recording five points on two goals and an assist in the opening two contests, FGCU men's soccer sophomore Deion Jones has certainly provided an offensive spark for the Eagles on the pitch. For his stellar play to open the season, College Soccer News joins the list of media outlets naming Jones to their National Team of the Week.
September 07, 2010
With two goals and one assist over three games in the opening week of the regular season, FGCU men's soccer sophomore Deion Jones (Tampa, Fla./Freedom HS) has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's Team of the Week, announced on Tuesday.
September 07, 2010
After opening the 2010 season with back-to-back victories at No. 13 USF and at VCU, the FGCU men's soccer team earned a spot in the NSCAA South Region rankings on Tuesday morning, snagging the fifth spot on the top 10 poll.
September 06, 2010
A pair of goals in the opening 10 minutes proved to be too much to overcome, as the FGCU men's soccer team fell to Old Dominion, 2-0, in their second competition at the Richmond Classic on Monday afternoon in Richmond, Va.
September 04, 2010
In their opening contest at the Richmond Classic, the FGCU men's soccer used every last second of the double overtime match with host VCU to earn a 2-1 victory on Saturday evening in Richmond, Va. Senior Matthew O'Shaughnessy scored at the 109:59 mark on a 60-yard free kick to claim victory in sudden death fashion.
September 03, 2010
Fresh off Wednesday night's win at No. 13 USF, the FGCU men's soccer team will head to Richmond, Va. for a pair of contests at Sports Backers Stadium as part of the Richmond Classic. The Eagles will face-off against a pair of CAA schools, beginning with host VCU on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and ODU at noon on Monday, Sept. 6.
September 02, 2010
The FGCU men's soccer team opened the 2010 campaign in style on Wednesday night, using a pair of second half goals to defeat No. 13 USF, 2-1, in front of 1,424 fans at USF Soccer Stadium.
September 01, 2010
Each day from August 26th through September 1st, the Atlantic Sun Conference will preview the upcoming 2010 Men's Soccer season with the A-Sun Two-A-Days, where we interview a player or coach from each of the eleven A-Sun teams. Today we talked with FGCU's senior defenseman Caleib Lynch.
September 01, 2010
The FGCU men's soccer team will officially open the 2010 campaign on Wednesday evening with a tough road contest against No. 16 USF in Tampa, Fla. at USF Soccer Stadium. Kick-off is slated for 7:15 p.m.
August 31, 2010
With the official start of the season just 24 hours away, FGCU men's soccer freshman Ryan Price has been named to College Soccer News annual “Top 100 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On“ list during the 2010 campaign.
August 28, 2010
In a game that featured three lightning delays and a combined 45 fouls, the FGCU men's soccer battled Rollins College to a 0-0 draw in an exhibition contest that started on Saturday afternoon and lasted into the evening hours at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
August 25, 2010
In the first exhibition contest of the young season, a pair of goals off the foot of freshman forward Ryan Price moved the FGCU men's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over the University of Tampa on Wednesday evening at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
August 19, 2010
The FGCU men's soccer program claimed six of the 20 spots on the 2010 Atlantic Sun Players to Watch list announced by TopDrawerSoccer.com earlier this week, the most by any of the 10 A-Sun institutions.
August 17, 2010
Returning 23 players from last year's club that finished third in the regular season standings, the FGCU men's soccer team was predicted to repeat that finish in the 2010 Atlantic Sun preseason coaches' poll, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
August 17, 2010
With the season-opener rapidly approaching, the FGCU men's soccer team returned to the pitch on Monday morning for the first practice of the 2010 campaign.
August 03, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's soccer team and head coach Bob Butehorn have announced the signing of five additional recruits for the 2010 season. Joining the class of 2014, the newest additions to the Eagle soccer program are Juan Castellon, Donovan Henry, Nick Patterson, Henry Penagos, and Kevin Suarez.
August 02, 2010
With a 2-1 victory in the Southern Conference final on Friday evening, junior Josey Portillo (Metairie, La.) and the Baton Rouge Capitals defeated sophomore Westin Vallentine (Spring, Texas) and the Houston Leones, securing their spot in the final four of the 2010 PDL Playoffs.
July 31, 2010
Following victories with their respective clubs on Friday evening, junior Josey Portillo (Metairie, La.) and sophomore Westin Vallentine (Spring, Texas) will now meet in the Southern Conference Championship of the 2010 PDL Playoffs on Sunday at 7 p.m. CT.
July 30, 2010
As the 2010 USL Premier Development League playoffs get underway this weekend, two members of the 2010 FGCU men's soccer team will be part of the competition. With Friday evening victories, junior Josey Portillo's (Metairie, La.) Baton Rouge Capitals and sophomore Westin Vallentine's (Spring, Texas) Houston Leones would meet in the Southern Conference Regional Finals
July 22, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's soccer team will hold open tryouts on August 27 from 4-6 p.m. at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
July 16, 2010
Coming off a season in which it finished third in the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season standings, the FGCU men's soccer program released its 2010 schedule on Friday.
July 10, 2010
The FGCU men's soccer program currently has six players competing throughout the summer months. Three players are participating in the United Soccer League's Premier Development League (PDL), two student-athletes have been selected to youth club teams, and one other Eagle has been added to the U-20 Canadian National team.