Duke Blue Devils men's soccer

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Duke Blue Devils Men's Soccer
Soccerball current event.svg 2019 Duke Blue Devils men's soccer team
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Founded1935
University Duke University
Head coach John Kerr, Jr. [1] (12th season)
Conference ACC
Location Durham, NC
Stadium Koskinen Stadium
(Capacity: 4,500)
Nickname Blue Devils
ColorsRoyal Blue and White [2]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
1986
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1982, 1995
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1982, 1986, 1992, 1995, 2004
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1982, 1986, 1992, 1995, 2004, 2006
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1980, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2017, 2018
NCAA Tournament appearances
1972, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
1999, 2005, 2006
Conference Regular Season championships
1980, 1982, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2006

The Duke Blue Devils men's soccer team represents Duke University in the ACC and in all other men's NCAA Division I Soccer competitions. They won their first and only NCAA tournament in 1986, co-captained by their current head coach, John Kerr Jr. and Mike Linenberger. Facilities included both turf and grass fields, a newly constructed weight room and training room (as of fall 2016), and a student-athlete academic advising facility. John Kerr Jr. is assisted by Michael Brady and Chris Rich.

Duke University Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

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Current Roster

Updated November 18, 2019 [3]

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

As the governing body of association football, FIFA is responsible for maintaining and implementing the rules that determine whether an association football player is eligible to represent a particular country in officially recognised international competitions and friendly matches. In the 20th century, FIFA allowed a player to represent any national team, as long as the player held citizenship of that country. In 2004, in reaction to the growing trend towards naturalisation of foreign players in some countries, FIFA implemented a significant new ruling that requires a player to demonstrate a "clear connection" to any country they wish to represent. FIFA has used its authority to overturn results of competitive international matches that feature ineligible players.

No.PositionPlayer
0 Flag of the United States.svg GK Michael Ries
00 Flag of the United States.svg GK Eliot Hamill
1 Flag of the United States.svg GK Will Pulisic
2 Flag of the United States.svg DF Stephen O'Connell
3 Flag of Austria.svg DF Matthias Frick
4 Flag of Spain.svg DF Sergi Nus
5 Flag of the United States.svg DF Aedan Stanley
6 Flag of the United States.svg MF Cameron Kerr
7 Flag of the United States.svg FW Daniel Wright
8 Flag of the United States.svg MF Jack Doran
9 Flag of Italy.svg MF Daniele Proch
10 Flag of the United States.svg FW Suniel Veerakone
11 Flag of Austria.svg DF Max Moser
No.PositionPlayer
12 Flag of the United States.svg MF Colby Agu
13 Flag of the United States.svg DF Ian Murphy
14 Flag of Iceland.svg MF Kristófer Garðarsson
15 Flag of the United States.svg FW Scotty Taylor
16 Flag of the United States.svg DF Kees Heetderks
17 Flag of the United States.svg MF Carl Fisher
18 Flag of the United States.svg DF Hassan Pinto
19 Flag of the United States.svg MF Brandon Williamson
20 Flag of the United States.svg DF Adrian Vela
21 Flag of the United States.svg MF Daniel Aguilar
22 Flag of the United States.svg MF Conor Kelly
26 Flag of the United States.svg DF Max Feldman

Coaching staff

PositionStaff
Athletic Director Flag of the United States.svg Kevin White
Head Coach Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg John Kerr, Jr.
Associate Head Coach Flag of England.svg Michael Brady

Source: [3]

Facilities

Koskinen Stadium

The facility that the Blue Devils Men's Soccer Team uses to play their matches. The stadium holds 7,000 and seats 4,500. The players play on Bermuda grass. The field is 75x120 yards. There are two locker rooms and a field house inside the stadium. In January 2015, there was a new press box revealed during a grand opening called Kennedy Tower, which was dedicated in honor of Chris and Ana Kennedy. Chris is the Duke Senior Deputy Director of Athletes. The Kennedy Tower, offers press boxes and hospitality suites at the top of Koskinen Stadium. [4] In the fall of 2015, the new Track and Field facility opened on the opposite side of Kennedy Tower. Koskinen Stadium is home for Duke Men's Soccer, Duke Women's Soccer, Duke Men's Lacrosse, and Duke Women's Lacrosse.

Duke Blue Devils mens lacrosse

The Duke Blue Devils men's lacrosse team represents Duke University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse. Duke currently competes as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and plays its home games at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

Training facilities

In addition to Koskinen Stadium, Duke boasts an exceptional training ground (751 Practice Fields). 751 has 1 full size grass field and an additional 18-yard box designed specifically for shooting and goalie training. The team's practice locker rooms are located in the Murray Building, next to Koskinen stadium, In the fall of 2016, Duke renovated the Murray building weight room into a world-class olympic quality training facility. The facility includes a smoothie bar, rehydration station, and 30+ fully operation weight racks. Additionally, the Murray building's updated film room has a 100-inch projector screen with 60 movie theater quality armchairs.

Recruiting

The Blue Devil's have been one of the successful programs with recruiting since 2010. Seven of the last eight recruiting classes have been ranked inside the top 25 nationally. That doesn't change in 2017 as Duke's incoming class has been ranked 11th by College Soccer News. [5] For a more in depth look at Duke's 2017 incoming freshman class, click here. [6]

High-School Graduating YearNational Ranking
2010#18
2011#3
2012#16
2013#22
2014#4
2015N/A
2016#15
2017#11

Alumni in the pros

NameGraduating YearLeagueTeam
Seo-In Kim BOV Premier League Qormi FC
Jeremy Ebobisse 2016MLS Portland Timbers
Zach Mathers 2015MLS Seattle Sounders
Sean Davis 2014MLS New York Red Bulls
Sebastian Ibeagha 2013MLS Houston Dynamo
Andrew Wenger 2012MLS Houston Dynamo
Ryan Finley 2012Superettan IFK Värnamo
Cole Grossman 2011Tippeligean Stabæk
Christian Ibeagha 2010NASL North Carolina FC
Darrius Barnes 2008NASL New York Cosmos
Zach Pope 2007USL PDL Austin Aztex
Mike Grella 2006MLS New York Red Bulls

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