NC State Wolfpack men's soccer

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NC State Wolfpack men's soccer
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Founded1950
University North Carolina State University
Head coach George Kiefer (3rd season)
Conference ACC
Location Raleigh, NC
StadiumDail Soccer Stadium
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nicknamethe Pack
ColorsRed and White [1]
         
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NCAA Tournament College Cup
1990
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1990, 1991, 1992
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994
NCAA Tournament appearances
1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
1990
Conference Regular Season championships
1994
For information on all North Carolina State University sports, see NC State Wolfpack

The NC State Wolfpack men's soccer team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. The team is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. NC State's first men's soccer team was fielded in 1950. The team plays its home games at Method Road in Raleigh, on the western edge of the NC State campus. The Hawks are coached by George Kiefer.

North Carolina State University public research university in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

North Carolina State University is a public research university in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina system and is a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution. The university forms one of the corners of the Research Triangle together with Duke University in Durham and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Raleigh, North Carolina Capital of North Carolina

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is the second-largest city in the state, after Charlotte. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2). The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population as 469,298 as of July 1, 2018. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County.

Atlantic Coast Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference located in the Southern United States. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the conference consists of fifteen member universities, each of whom compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

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The Wolfpack had much of their success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, where over the span of 10 seasons, the Pack appeared in eight NCAA Tournaments. During this time, the Wolfpack won, to date, their only ACC Men's Soccer Tournament title, coming in 1990, as well as their only ACC Regular Season title, coming in 1994. Since then, the Wolfpack have made the NCAA Tournament on three occasions, qualifying in the 2003, 2005 and 2009 editions of the tournament. [2] Additionally, in 1990, the team had their deepest run in the NCAA Tournament, reaching their only College Cup in program history. [3]

ACC Mens Soccer Tournament

The ACC Men's Soccer Tournament is the conference championship tournament in soccer for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The tournament has been held every year since 1987. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship.

Roster

For the 2019 Season.

Updated August 19, 2019 [4]

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 Nick Cournoyer
1 Flag of Germany.svg GK Leon Krapf
2 Flag of Spain.svg DF Pablo Pedregosa
3 Flag of Spain.svg DF Pepe Garcia
4 Flag of the United States.svg DF David Norris
5 Flag of England.svg DF Jamie Smith
6 Flag of the United States.svg DF Kendall Edwards
7 Flag of the United States.svg FW Ivy Brisma
8 Flag of England.svg MF Brad Sweeney
9 Flag of England.svg FW Kuda Muskwe
10 Flag of the United States.svg FW David Loera
11 Flag of the United States.svg FW Tyler Gabarra
12 Flag of the United States.svg GK Vincent Durand
14 Flag of Ghana.svg MF George Asomani
No.PositionPlayer
15 Flag of Brazil.svg MF Gabriel Machado
16 Flag of the United States.svg MF AJ Seals
17 Flag of the United States.svg FW Tonny Temple
19 Flag of the United States.svg DF Alex Bautista
20 Flag of the United States.svg FW Sheldon China
21 Flag of the United States.svg MF Eleo Domingos
22 Flag of the United States.svg MF Aidan Foster
23 Flag of the United States.svg FW James Orozco
24 Flag of the United States.svg DF Cyrus Rad
25 Flag of the United States.svg MF Jose Morales Jr.
26 Flag of the United States.svg GK David Merola
28 Flag of the United States.svg MF Bailey O'Connor
29 Flag of the United States.svg DF Harry Adanuty
30 Flag of the United States.svg GK Windham Ellis

Captains in bold

Rivalries

Much of NC State's rivalries are also rivalries across other collegiate sports. The Wolfpack's primary rival, is the North Carolina Tar Heels, who they contest annually in ACC play. [5] Matches against other in-state ACC opponents, such as Duke and Wake Forest are known as Tobacco Road, due to the state' longstanding history of tobacco production. [6]

North Carolina Tar Heels mens soccer

The North Carolina Tar Heels men's soccer team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in men's NCAA Division I soccer competition. They compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tar Heels won the NCAA championship in 2001 and 2011.

Duke Blue Devils mens soccer

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, and a student-athlete academic advising facility. John Kerr Jr. is assisted by Michael Brady and Chris Rich.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons mens soccer

The Wake Forest University Demon Deacons men's soccer team is an amateur, NCAA Division I college soccer team composed of students attending Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They achieved their greatest result in 2007, winning the 2007 Division I Men's College Cup. Like all sports teams from Wake Forest, men's soccer competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Deacons play their home matches at Spry Stadium on the campus of Wake Forest.

Coaching history

There have been nine head coaches in the program's history. [7]

YearsCoachGPWLTPct.
1950–1955Eric DeGroat56172910.393
1956John Kenfield8170.125
1957–1960Bill Leonhardt3611232.333
1961–1963Nellie Cooper3310221.318
1964–1977Max Rhodes157776911.526
1978–1985Larry Gross152106379.727
1986–2010 George Tarantini 47423419743.539
2011–2016 Kelly Findley 109455113.473
2017– George Kiefer 57272010.561

Individual achievements

All-Americans

NC State has produced 12 All-Americans. The most recent was Aaron King, who won the honor in 2005. [8]

Aaron King American soccer player

Aaron King is an American soccer player.

PlayerPositionYear(s)
Kare KragasFW1951
Benito ArtinanoFW1962, 1963
Eddie LinkMF1967
Chris OguMF1982, 1983
Sam OkpoduFW1982, 1983, 1984
Tab Ramos MF1985, 1986, 1987
Dario Brose MF1988, 1990
Henry Gutierrez FW1988, 1990, 1991
Chris Szanto DF1989
Tom Tanner FW1990
Scott Schweitzer DF1992
Aaron King FW2005

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The North Carolina–NC State rivalry, also known as the Carolina–State Game, North Carolina–NC State game, NCSU–UNC game, and other similar permutations, is an ongoing series of athletic competitions between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The intensity of the game is driven by the universities' similar sizes, the fact the schools are separated by only 25 miles, and the large number of alumni that live within the state's borders. Both are charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and are part of the Tobacco Road schools. The most popular games between the two are in football, basketball, and baseball.

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Athletes and sports teams from North Carolina compete at every level of competition in the United States including NASCAR, the NBA, the NFL, the NHL, leagues operated by the United Soccer League organization, and MLL, and along with several colleges and universities in various conferences across an array of divisions. North Carolina is a state known for minor league sports. There are also a number of indoor football, indoor soccer, minor league basketball, and minor league ice hockey teams throughout the state.

NC State Wolfpack womens basketball womens college basketball team

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The North Carolina–NC State football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the North Carolina Tar Heels football team of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State Wolfpack football team of North Carolina State University. Both universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and are permanent cross-division opponents. North Carolina leads the all-time series 66–36–6, though the rivalry has been very competitive in the ACC era. North Carolina State won the most recent contest, 34–28, in overtime on November 24, 2018. The Wolfpack has also won four of the last five, and nine of the last twelve games between the schools. It is annually anticipated as the biggest college football game in the state of North Carolina.

The 2012–13 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team represented North Carolina State University in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Mark Gottfried in his second season. The team played their home games at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 24–11, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Miami (FL). They received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Temple.

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The 2016–17 NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team represented North Carolina State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wolfpack, led by sixth-year head coach Mark Gottfried, played its home games at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They finished the season 15–17, 4-14 in ACC play to finish in a tie for 13th place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Clemson.

The 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer season was the 64th season of men's varsity soccer in the conference.

2017 NC State Wolfpack mens soccer team

The 2017 NC State Wolfpack men's soccer team represented North Carolina State University during the 2017 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The Wolfpack were led by head coach George Kiefer, in his first season. They played home games at Dail Soccer Field. NC State finished the season with an overall record of 8–6–4 and an ACC record of 3–3–2, earning the team their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2009.

NC State–Wake Forest rivalry

The NC State–Wake Forest rivalry is a series of athletic contests between in-state rivals, the North Carolina State University Wolfpack and the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons. The first game was played in 1895 between the two institutions. Wake Forest was originally located in Wake Forest, North Carolina until it moved its campus across the state of North Carolina to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1956. The two universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, where they meet every year in football due to being aligned in the Atlantic Division. The schools play each other twice in basketball every season, due to being primary partners.

2018 NC State Wolfpack mens soccer team

The 2018 NC State Wolfpack men's soccer team represented North Carolina State University during the 2018 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The Wolfpack were led by head coach George Kiefer, in his second season. They played home games at Dail Soccer Field. NC State finished the season with a 10–7–3 (2–4–2) record and earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Maryland in the second round.

The 2019 NC State Wolfpack baseball team represented North Carolina State University during the 2019 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Wolfpack played their home games at Doak Field as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They were led by head coach Elliott Avent, his 23rd season at NC State. The Wolfpack finished the season 2nd in the ACC's Atlantic Division with a record of 42–19, 18–12 in conference play. They qualified as the three seed for the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament, winning group C, and were eliminated in the semi-finals by Georgia Tech. They were invited to the Greenville Regional in the 2019 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament where they were eliminated by East Carolina.

2019 NC State Wolfpack mens soccer team

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References

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Footnotes
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  2. "NC State celebrates soccer legacy". WRAL (FM) . Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  3. Morris, Neil (October 5, 2015). "Recalling the great 1990 N.C. State team". Soccer America . Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  4. "2019 Men's Soccer Roster". gopack.com. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  5. Tobben, John (November 25, 2014). "A Tale of Two Rivalries". Raleigh & Company. RaleighCo.com. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  6. Featherston, pp. 5–8
  7. 2016 NC State Men's Soccer Record Book, p. 8
  8. 2016 NC State Men's Soccer Record Book, p. 1