Virginia Tech Hokies men's soccer

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Virginia Tech Hokies
men's soccer
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Founded1972
University Virginia Tech
Head coach Mike Brizendine (11th season)
Conference ACC
Location Blacksburg, VA
Stadium Thompson Field
(Capacity: 2,500)
Nickname Hokies, Fighting Gobblers
ColorsChicago Maroon and Burnt Orange [1]
         
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Home
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Away
NCAA Tournament College Cup
2007
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2007, 2016
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
2007, 2016, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament appearances
2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Regular Season championships
1997

The Virginia Tech Hokies men's soccer team represents the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in all NCAA Division I men's college soccer competitions. The Hokies are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and play their home matches at Sandra D. Thompson Field.

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Historically, Virginia Tech has been one of the weaker outfits in the ACC, regularly finishing towards the bottom of the conference standings. The program's most successful era came briefly in the early to mid-2000s, where the five years, the Hokies earned three berths into the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship. In 2003 and 2005, the Hokies made their first two appearances in the tournament, where they reached the Second Round of the tournament. In 2007, the team made a remarkable run to the College Cup, making their deepest run in tournament history. Since their 2007 run, did not qualify for an NCAA Tournament bid again until 2016.

History

Oliver Weiss era, NCAA violations

The improved greatly with the arrival of head coach Oliver Weiss in 2000. Under Weiss, Tech has made four appearances in the NCAA Tournament (second round in 2003, 2005, first round in 2006, and the semifinals in 2007), the only four in school history. The team is currently ranked 4th in the nation under the Division I NSCAA/adidas National Rankings (last updated Tuesday, November 6, 2007). In the 2007 season, the team achieved its highest national ranking in school history when they reached #4 on October 23. The previous highest ranking was in the 2005 season at 8th in the country. Also, Tech set a new school record with a 15-game unbeaten streak (10-0-5 from September 2 to November 3) during the 2007 season.

The popularity for the team and game attendance has increased since the invite to the Atlantic Coast Conference and with the recent 2006 FIFA World Cup. 2008 was by all accounts a rebuilding year, as the Hokies went winless (0-8) in ACC play.

In 2009, Coach Weiss resigned, days before the school self-reported recruiting violations to the NCAA in connection with Weiss allegedly fronting application fees for recruits. [2] Though a good faith mistake, paying for a recruit's application fees, even if the recruit repays the loan, is not permitted by the NCAA. Mike Brizendine, a Weiss assistant and former head coach of Bridgewater College, was promoted to head coach to replace him.

Recent events

On September 11, 2011, the Hokies defeated the UNC Tar Heels 1–0 in extra time, making it one of the largest college soccer upsets of the 2011 season. Tech, at the time was unranked, while North Carolina was ranked first in the nation. [3]

Rivalries

Boston College

Translating across all sports, Virginia Tech is often seen as rivals with Boston College.

Radford

A local derby between the two sides, Virginia Tech regularly plays against the Radford Highlanders men's soccer program.

Virginia

Virginia Tech's major rival in soccer is the Virginia Cavaliers men's soccer program. The two sides have a longstanding rivalry across all sports which translates over to soccer. Generally, matches between the two sides attract larger than average crowds. [4] In the 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years, the program-wide rivalry was called the Commonwealth Challenge. A renewed rivalry competition began for the 2014–15 season, called the "Commonwealth Clash."

Roster

Updated: December 2, 2019 [5]

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

No.PositionPlayer
0 Flag of the United States.svg GK Connor Jordan-Hyde
1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg GK Mathijs Swaneveld
2 Flag of the United States.svg DF Will Mejia
3 Flag of Norway.svg DF Sivert Haugli
4 Flag of the United States.svg MF Kyle Stenzel
5 Flag of Iceland.svg DF Jon Ingason
6 Flag of the United States.svg FW Brendan Moyers
7 Flag of the United States.svg FW Nico Quashie
8 Flag of the United States.svg FW James Kasak
9 Flag of Venezuela.svg MF Daniel Pereira
10 Flag of the United States.svg MF Chris Little
11 Flag of the United States.svg FW Daniel Starr
12 Flag of Finland.svg MF Emil Koho
13 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg DF Nikal Clarke-Smith
14 Flag of the United States.svg FW Kahlil Dover
15 Flag of the United States.svg MF Kristo Strickler
No.PositionPlayer
16 Flag of the United States.svg FW Nick Blacklock
17 Flag of Switzerland.svg DF Marc Hoppler
18 Flag of the United States.svg FW Jacob Labovitz
19 Flag of the United States.svg DF Nathan Durst
20 Flag of the United States.svg MF Femi Adu
21 Flag of the United States.svg MF Camron Lennon
22 Flag of the United States.svg DF Mason McClendon
23 Flag of the United States.svg FW Evans Moyo
24 Flag of Finland.svg MF Justus Kauppinen
25 Flag of the United States.svg GK Matt Zambetti
26 Flag of the United States.svg DF Chris Nicola
27 Flag of the United States.svg GK Hayden Kickbush
30 Flag of Ghana.svg FW Alex Adjetey
31 Flag of Germany.svg FW Jakob Bluemler
32 Flag of the United States.svg MF Andrew Weber

Seasons

SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Virginia Tech(Independent)(1972–1994)
1972George Snead2–4–3
1973George Snead4–3–3
1974Jerry Cheynet5–6–0
1975Jerry Cheynet4–5–1
1976Jerry Cheynet4–6–1
1977Jerry Cheynet7–4–1
1978Jerry Cheynet9–4–2
1979Jerry Cheynet8–6–1
1980Jerry Cheynet8–5–1
1981Jerry Cheynet10–5–1
1982Jerry Cheynet5–10–0
1983Jerry Cheynet1–11–3
1984Jerry Cheynet8–8–2
1985Jerry Cheynet10–7–1
1986Jerry Cheynet7–9–2
1987Jerry Cheynet9–8–3
1988Jerry Cheynet11–9–0
1989Jerry Cheynet10–10–1
1990Jerry Cheynet10–10–1
1991Jerry Cheynet10–8–3
1992Jerry Cheynet10–7–2
1993Jerry Cheynet10–8–1
1994Jerry Cheynet7–12–0
Independent (1972–1994) Total:193–165–33
Virginia Tech(Atlantic 10)(1995–1999)
1995Jerry Cheynet8–10–26–3–2T–3rdA10 Semifinal
1996Jerry Cheynet12–8–07–4–0T–4thA10 Semifinal
1997Jerry Cheynet14–5–18–2–11stA10 Semifinal
1998Jerry Cheynet11–9–17–3–1T–3rdA10 Final
1999Jerry Cheynet11–8–07–4–0T–3rd
A10 Total:56–40–435–16–4
Virginia Tech(Independent)(2000–2000)
2000Jerry Cheynet8–9–2
Independent (2000) Total:8–9–2
Virginia Tech(Big East)(2001–2003)
2001Jerry Cheynet11–6–24–4–28thBig East Quarterfinal
2002 Oliver Weiss 10–7–15–5–09th
2003Oliver Weiss14–5–37–3–02ndBig East Quarterfinal
NCAA Second Round
Big East Total:35–18–616–12–2
Virginia Tech(ACC)(2004–present)
2004Oliver Weiss9–10–12–5–08thACC Quarterfinal
2005Oliver Weiss10–5–53–2–34thACC Quarterfinal
NCAA Second Round
2006Oliver Weiss11–8–12–5–18thACC First Round
NCAA First Round
2007Oliver Weiss14–4–53–1–44thACC Semifinal
NCAA College Cup
2008Oliver Weiss5–13–10–8–09thACC First Round
2009 Mike Brizendine 5–12–02–6–08thACC First Round
2010Mike Brizendine5–13–11–6–19th
2011Mike Brizendine4–13–21–6–19th ACC First Round
2012 Mike Brizendine7–10–30–7–19th ACC Quarterfinal
2013 Mike Brizendine4–8–51–5–511th
2014 Mike Brizendine7–8–22–5–19th ACC First Round
2015 Mike Brizendine5–9–30–5–311th
2016 Mike Brizendine13–5–43–4–29th ACC First Round
NCAA Quarterfinal
2017 Mike Brizendine10–10–03–5–09th NCAA Second Round
2018 Mike Brizendine11–7–33–4–17th NCAA Third Round
2019 Mike Brizendine10–6–32–4–211th NCAA Third Round
ACC Total:130–136–3830–73–21
Total:422–373–84

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Source: [6]

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