|Wake Forest Demon Deacons|
|University||Wake Forest University|
|Head coach||Bobby Muuss (4th season)|
|Stadium|| Spry Stadium |
|Colors||Old Gold and Black |
|NCAA Tournament championships|
|NCAA Tournament runner-up|
|NCAA Tournament College Cup|
|2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Conference Tournament championships|
|1989, 2016, 2017|
|Conference Regular Season championships|
|2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2018|
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.
Wake Forest fielded its first team in 1980, under the coaching of George Kennedy. The Deacons went 12-9-1 in their first season. They won their first ACC game that season, defeating Maryland 2-1. Coach Kennedy led Wake Forest through 1985 finishing with a 62-55-12 overall record and 6-27-3 in the ACC. Walt Chyzowych took over the program in 1986 until his death just prior to the 1994 season. Coach Chyzowych took the Deacons to a 77-59-22 overall record and 15-25-7 in the ACC in his eight seasons. The Deacons played in their first NCAA Tournament in 1988, losing in the first round to North Carolina. Since 1988, Wake Forest has reached the NCAA tournament 15 times. Jay Vidovich, an assistant under Coach Chyzowych, was named Head Coach in 1994. In 19 seasons under Coach Vidovich, the Deacons went 254-103-48 overall and 65-44-22 in the ACC.
To date, Wake Forest has won the ACC Regular Season Title in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015, and 2017. They won the ACC Tournament in 1989, 2016, and 2017. With their inclusion in the 2009 College Cup, the Demon Deacons reached four consecutive College Cups, becoming the ninth team in NCAA history to achieve this feat.
The most successful season in team history took place in 2007, when Wake Forest won the NCAA Division I Championship in a 2–1 decision over Ohio State. It marked the program's only championship to date. During their championship run, the #2 seeded Deacons defeated Furman 1-0, #15 West Virginia 3-1, and #10 Notre Dame 2-1 in overtime to reach the College Cup. In the semifinals, Marcus Tracy scored twice in a 2–0 win over Virginia Tech. In the final, Wake Forest scored two second half goals to come from behind to defeat Ohio State 2-1 to win the National Championship.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Head Coach||Bobby Muuss|
|Associate Head Coach||Steve Armas|
|Associate Head Coach||Dane Brenner|
|Assistant Coach||Matt Poplawski|
|Overall Record||Honors||Top points||Top scorer|
|1980||ACC||6||1||5||0||7th||22||12||9||1||Rob Burt||25||Kenny Bauchle/Rob Burt||17|
|1981||ACC||6||3||3||0||5th||21||9||10||2||Mark Erwin||39||Mark Erwin||17|
|1982||ACC||6||1||5||0||6th||21||9||10||2||Mark Erwin||21||Mark Erwin||8|
|1983||ACC||6||0||4||2||7th||21||13||5||3||Mark Erwin||79||Mark Erwin||36|
|1984||ACC||6||1||4||1||6th||22||12||7||3||Henry Riggs-Miller||25||Flip Kenyon/Henry Riggs-Miller||9|
|1985||ACC||6||0||6||0||7th||22||7||14||1||Henry Riggs-Miller||23||Henry Riggs-Miller||11|
|1986||ACC||6||0||6||0||7th||20||7||11||2||Chris Wentz||13||Chris Wentz||6|
|1987||ACC||6||1||4||1||6th||QF||20||5||13||2||Nigel McNamera||17||Nigel McNamera||7|
|1988||ACC||6||3||1||2||2nd||QF||20||11||5||4||NCAA 1st Round||Nigel McNamera||24||Nigel McNamera||10|
|1989||ACC||6||4||1||1||2nd||W||21||15||4||2||NCAA 2nd Round||Geraint Davies||29||Geraint Davies||11|
|1990||ACC||6||1||4||1||7th||SF||21||10||7||4||NCAA 1st Round||Nigel McNamera||16||Nigel McNamera||6|
|1991||ACC||6||3||2||1||3rd||F||21||13||5||3||NCAA 1st Round||John Duguid||27||John Duguid||11|
|1992||ACC||5||2||3||0||5th||QF||17||9||6||2||Steve Gillmor||18||Andrew Chang/Steve Gillmor||7|
|1993||ACC||6||1||4||1||6th||QF||18||7||8||3||Steve Gillmor||13||Steve Gillmor||6|
|1994||ACC||6||1||5||0||7th||QF||19||10||8||1||Ryan Scott||18||Ryan Scott||7|
|1995||ACC||6||2||4||0||5th||QF||20||11||8||1||Serge Daniv||17||Trent Lind||6|
|1996||ACC||6||3||3||0||3rd||SF||20||12||7||1||Josh Timbers||23||Josh Timbers||8|
|1997||ACC||6||2||4||0||6th||SF||20||10||10||0||Ihor Dotsenko||20||Ihor Dotsenko||8|
|1998||ACC||6||1||4||1||6th||QF||19||11||7||1||Greg Krauss||22||Greg Krauss||10|
|1999||ACC||6||2||1||3||3rd||SF||21||13||3||5||NCAA 2nd Round||Christian Lonteen||20||Ben Stafford||8|
|2000||ACC||6||2||4||0||5th||SF||19||10||7||2||Ben Stafford||38||Ben Stafford||16|
|2001||ACC||6||3||2||1||4th||SF||21||13||6||2||NCAA 1st Round||Jeremiah White||37||Jeremiah White||15|
|2002||ACC||6||4||0||2||1st||SF||21||15||2||4||ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA 3rd Round||Jeremiah White||27||Jeremiah White||11|
|2003||ACC||6||4||0||2||2nd||SF||21||16||0||5||NCAA 2nd Round||Scott Sealy||26||Scott Sealy||11|
|2004||ACC||7||5||0||2||1st||SF||21||14||5||2||ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA 3rd Round||Scott Sealy||44||Scott Sealy||17|
|2005||ACC||8||1||5||2||8th||QF||23||13||8||2||12||NCAA 3rd Round||Justin Moose||23||Mark Ellington||8|
|2006||ACC||8||5||2||1||T-1st||F||25||18||3||4||3||ACC Regular Season Co-Champion, NCAA Semifinalist||Steven Curfman||20||Wells Thompson||7|
|2007||ACC||8||6||1||1||2nd||F||26||22||2||2||1||NCAA Champions||Cody Arnoux||38||Cody Arnoux||15|
|2008||ACC||8||7||0||1||T-1st||SF||25||22||2||1||2||ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA Semifinalist||Cody Arnoux||42||Cody Arnoux||17|
|2009||ACC||8||5||2||1||T-1st||SF||24||17||4||3||3||ACC Regular Season Co-Champion, NCAA Semifinalist||Zack Schilawski||35||Zack Schilawski||14|
|2010||ACC||8||4||3||1||3rd||QF||19||8||9||2||Andy Lubahn||16||Andy Lubahn||8|
|2011||ACC||8||4||3||1||T-3rd||QF||21||8||8||5||NCAA 2nd Round||Andy Lubahn||14||Luca Gimenez||6|
|2012||ACC||8||4||1||3||3rd||QF||20||11||4||5||22||NCAA 2nd Round||Sean Okoli||25||Sean Okoli||11|
|2013||ACC||11||6||1||4||3rd||QF||21||10||6||5||NCAA 3rd Round||Luca Gimenez/Sean Okoli||21||Sean Okoli||9|
|2014||ACC||8||5||3||0||5th||QF||19||10||7||2||NCAA 1st Round||Michael Gamble||22||3 tied||6|
|2015||ACC||8||6||0||2||1st||SF||22||17||3||2||1||ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA Quarterfinalist||Jack Harrison||27||Jack Harrison, Jon Bakero||8|
|2016||ACC||8||5||1||2||2nd||W||25||19||2||4||2||ACC Tournament Champion, NCAA Runner Up||Jacori Hayes||19||Jacori Hayes||8|
|2017||ACC||8||7||0||1||1st||W||2||1||5||ACC Regular Season Champion, ACC Tournament Champion, NCAA Quarterfinalist||Jon Bakero||46||Jon Bakero||16|
|2018||ACC||8||7||1||0||1st||SF||21||18||3||0||ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA Third Round||Omir Fernandez||30||Omir Fernandez||12|
|1 Conference||265||122||102||41||8 ACC titles||3 ACCT title||824||486||240||97||1 NCAA Title||Mark Erwin||160||Mark Erwin||68|
M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Winner:
ACC Coach of the Year:
ACC Offensive Player of the Year:
ACC Defensive Player of the Year:
ACC Freshman of the Year:
|1988||Neil Covone, Todd Renner|
|1989||Neil Covone, Todd Renner|
|1996||Serge Daniv, Josh Timbers|
|2001||Aaron Thomas, Jeremiah White|
|2002||Brian Carroll, William Hesmer|
|2003||William Hesmer, Michael Parkhurst, Jeremiah White|
|2004||Justin Moose, Michael Parkhurst, Scott Sealy|
|2005||Justin Moose, Ryan Solle|
|2007||Cody Arnoux, Sam Cronin, Pat Phelan|
|2008||Cody Arnoux, Corben Bone, Sam Cronin, Ike Opara, Marcus Tracy|
|2009||Corben Bone, Ike Opara, Zack Schilawski|
|2016||Ian Harkes, Alec Ferrell, Jacori Hayes|
|1988||Zen Luzniak*, Todd Renner*, John Stark*|
|1989||Craig Congor*, Neil Covone*, Fleming Peterson*, Todd Renner|
|1990||Craig Congor, Raimo de Vries*|
|1991||Jelle Abma*, Craig Congor, Raimo de Vries, John Duguid, Thomas Finlay*|
|1992||Jelle Abma*, Raimo deVries, Thomas Finlay*, Mike McGinty*|
|1995||Serge Daniv*, Josh Timbers*|
|1996||Serge Daniv, Ihor Dotsenko*, Josh Timbers|
|1998||Kyle Bachmeier*, Serge Daniv, Chad Evans|
|1999||Sean Conner*, Chad Evans, David Kawesi-Mukooza*, Jamal Seale*|
|2000||Ben Stafford, Aaron Thomas*|
|2001||Brian Carroll*, William Hesmer*, Aaron Thomas, Jeremiah White|
|2002||Brian Carroll, William Hesmer, Justin Moose*, Michael Parkhurst*, Jeremiah White|
|2003||Vicente Bastidas*, William Hesmer, Amir Lowery*, Justin Moose*, Michael Parkhurst, Scott Sealy*, Jeremiah White|
|2004||Amir Lowery*, Justin Moose*, Michael Parkhurst, Scott Sealy|
|2005||Justin Moose, Ryan Solle*|
|2006||Brian Edwards*, Ryan Solle, Julian Valentin|
|2007||Cody Arnoux, Sam Cronin, Brian Edwards, Pat Phelan, Marcus Tracy*|
|2008||Cody Arnoux, Corben Bone, Sam Cronin, Michael Lahoud*, Ike Opara, Marcus Tracy|
|2009||Corben Bone, Austin da Luz, Ike Opara, Zack Schilawski|
|2010||Anthony Arena*, Akira Fitzgerald*, Andy Lubahn*|
|2012||Luca Gimenez*. Sean Okoli*, Jared Watts|
|2013||Luca Gimenez. Sean Okoli, Jalen Robinson*, Jared Watts|
|2014||Ian Harkes*, Michael Gamble|
|2015||Alec Ferrell*, Michael Gamble*, Ian Harkes, Jack Harrison, Jacori Hayes|
|2016||Alec Ferrell, Ian Harkes, Jacori Hayes|
|2017||Jon Bakero, Ema Twumasi, Kevin Politz*|
|Year||Player||Round #||Pick #||Overall #||Team|
|2001||Ben Stafford||3rd||11||35||Kansas City Wizards|
|2003||Brian Carroll||2nd||1||11||D.C. United|
|2004||Will Hesmer||2nd||7||17||Kansas City Wizards|
|2004||Jeremiah White||3rd||3||23||New England Revolution|
|2005||Michael Parkhurst||1st||9||9||New England Revolution|
|2005||Scott Sealy||1st||11||11||Kansas City Wizards|
|2005||James Riley||2nd||9||21||New England Revolution|
|2005||Amir Lowery||4th||9||45||Colorado Rapids|
|2006||Justin Moose||1st||7||7||D.C. United|
|2007||Wells Thompson||1st||5||5||New England Revolution|
|2007||Ryan Solle||2nd||12||25||New England Revolution|
|2007||Steven Curfman||3rd||4||30||Real Salt Lake|
|2008||Pat Phelan||1st||10||10||Toronto FC|
|2008||Brian Edwards||2nd||14||28||Toronto FC|
|2008||Julian Valentin||3rd||1||29||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|2009||Sam Cronin||1st||2||2||Toronto FC|
|2009||Michael Lahoud||1st||9||9||Chivas USA|
|2009||Evan Brown||2nd||1||16||Seattle Sounders FC|
|2009||Lyle Adams||2nd||11||26||D.C. United|
|2009||Jamie Franks||4th||4||49||Chivas USA|
|2009||Marcus Tracy||4th||11||56||Houston Dynamo|
|2010||Ike Opara||1st||3||3||San Jose Earthquakes|
|2010||Zack Schilawski||1st||9||9||New England Revolution|
|2010||Corben Bone||1st||13||13||Chicago Fire|
|2010||Austin da Luz||1st||14||14||New York Red Bulls|
|2014||Chris Duvall||2nd||3||22||New York Red Bulls|
|2014||Jared Watts||2nd||14||33||Colorado Rapids|
|2014||Tolani Ibikunle||3rd||11||49||Colorado Rapids|
|2014||Luca Gimenez||4th||6||63||Philadelphia Union|
|2016||Jack Harrison||1st||1||1||New York City|
|2016||Michael Gamble||2nd||10||30||New England Revolution|
|2017||Jacori Hayes||1st||18||18||FC Dallas|
|2017||Alec Ferrell||2nd||1||23||Minnesota United FC|
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