Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's soccer

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons
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Founded1980
University Wake Forest University
Head coach Bobby Muuss (4th season)
Conference ACC
Location Winston-Salem, NC
Stadium Spry Stadium
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Demon Deacons
ColorsOld Gold and Black [1]
         
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Home
NCAA Tournament championships
2007
NCAA Tournament runner-up
2016
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.

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History

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.

2007 NCAA Champions

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.

Current squad

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 Andrew Pannenberg
1 Flag of Spain.svg GK Andreu Cases Mundet
2 Flag of the United States.svg DF Koby Carr
3 Flag of the United States.svg FW Kyle Holcomb
4 Flag of the United States.svg DF Holland Rula
5 Flag of the United States.svg DF Michael DeShields
6 Flag of the United States.svg DF Justyn Thomas
7 Flag of the United States.svg FW Aristotle Zarris
8 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg MF Alistair Johnston
9 Flag of the United States.svg FW Tater Rennhack
10 Flag of Brazil.svg MF Bruno Lapa
11 Flag of Jamaica.svg MF Justin McMaster
12 Flag of the United States.svg MF Takuma Suzuki
13 Flag of the United States.svg FW David Wrona
No.PositionPlayer
14 Flag of the United States.svg MF Joey DeZart
15 Flag of the United States.svg MF Isaiah Parente
17 Flag of the United States.svg MF Omar Hernandez
19 Flag of the United States.svg DF Eddie Folds
20 Flag of the United States.svg MF Kyle McCurley
21 Flag of the United States.svg MF Machop Chol
22 Flag of New Zealand.svg FW Calvin Harris
23 Flag of the United States.svg DF Nico Benalcazar
24 Flag of the United States.svg MF Jake Swallen
25 Flag of the Philippines.svg MF William Valtos
28 Flag of the United States.svg DF Tyrrell Moore
30 Flag of the United States.svg GK Dominic Peters
31 Flag of the United States.svg GK Cole McNally
33 Flag of the United States.svg DF Sebastian Scrivner

Technical Staff

PositionName
Head CoachBobby Muuss
Associate Head Coach Steve Armas
Associate Head CoachDane Brenner
Assistant CoachMatt Poplawski

Former Players Playing Professional Soccer

The players in bold have senior international caps.

Wake Forest seasons


SeasonConference RecordConference
Tourn. Pos.
Overall RecordHonorsTop points [3] Top scorer [4]
ConferencePld.WLDPos.Pld.WLDNatl.
Rank
1980 ACC 61507th221291Rob Burt25Kenny Bauchle/Rob Burt17
1981ACC63305th219102Mark Erwin39Mark Erwin17
1982ACC61506th219102Mark Erwin21Mark Erwin8
1983ACC60427th211353Mark Erwin79Mark Erwin36
1984ACC61416th221273Henry Riggs-Miller25Flip Kenyon/Henry Riggs-Miller9
1985ACC60607th227141Henry Riggs-Miller23Henry Riggs-Miller11
1986ACC60607th207112Chris Wentz13Chris Wentz6
1987ACC61416thQF205132Nigel McNamera17Nigel McNamera7
1988ACC63122ndQF201154NCAA 1st RoundNigel McNamera24Nigel McNamera10
1989ACC64112ndW211542NCAA 2nd RoundGeraint Davies29Geraint Davies11
1990ACC61417thSF211074NCAA 1st RoundNigel McNamera16Nigel McNamera6
1991ACC63213rdF211353NCAA 1st RoundJohn Duguid27John Duguid11
1992ACC52305thQF17962Steve Gillmor18Andrew Chang/Steve Gillmor7
1993ACC61416thQF18783Steve Gillmor13Steve Gillmor6
1994ACC61507thQF191081Ryan Scott18Ryan Scott7
1995ACC62405thQF201181Serge Daniv17Trent Lind6
1996ACC63303rdSF201271Josh Timbers23Josh Timbers8
1997ACC62406thSF2010100 Ihor Dotsenko 20 Ihor Dotsenko 8
1998ACC61416thQF191171Greg Krauss22Greg Krauss10
1999ACC62133rdSF211335NCAA 2nd RoundChristian Lonteen20Ben Stafford8
2000ACC62405thSF191072Ben Stafford38Ben Stafford16
2001ACC63214thSF211362NCAA 1st Round Jeremiah White 37 Jeremiah White 15
2002ACC64021stSF211524ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA 3rd Round Jeremiah White 27 Jeremiah White 11
2003ACC64022ndSF211605NCAA 2nd Round Scott Sealy 26 Scott Sealy 11
2004ACC75021stSF211452ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA 3rd Round Scott Sealy 44 Scott Sealy 17
2005ACC81528thQF23138212 [5] NCAA 3rd Round Justin Moose 23Mark Ellington8
2006ACC8521T-1stF2518343 [6] ACC Regular Season Co-Champion, NCAA Semifinalist Steven Curfman 20 Wells Thompson 7
2007ACC86112ndF2622221 [7] NCAA Champions Cody Arnoux 38 Cody Arnoux 15
2008ACC8701T-1stSF2522212 [8] ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA Semifinalist Cody Arnoux 42 Cody Arnoux 17
2009ACC8521T-1stSF2417433 [9] ACC Regular Season Co-Champion, NCAA Semifinalist Zack Schilawski 35 Zack Schilawski 14
2010ACC84313rdQF19892Andy Lubahn16Andy Lubahn8
2011ACC8431T-3rdQF21885NCAA 2nd RoundAndy Lubahn14Luca Gimenez6
2012ACC84133rdQF20114522NCAA 2nd Round Sean Okoli 25 Sean Okoli 11
2013ACC116143rdQF211065NCAA 3rd RoundLuca Gimenez/Sean Okoli 21 Sean Okoli 9
2014ACC85305thQF191072NCAA 1st RoundMichael Gamble223 tied6
2015ACC86021stSF2217321ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA Quarterfinalist Jack Harrison 27 Jack Harrison, Jon Bakero 8
2016ACC85122ndW2519242ACC Tournament Champion, NCAA Runner Up Jacori Hayes 19 Jacori Hayes 8
2017 ACC87011stW215ACC Regular Season Champion, ACC Tournament Champion, NCAA Quarterfinalist Jon Bakero 46 Jon Bakero 16
2018 ACC87101stSF211830ACC Regular Season Champion, NCAA Third Round Omir Fernandez 30 Omir Fernandez 12
Totals:
37 Seasons
1 Conference265122102418 ACC titles3 ACCT title824486240971 NCAA TitleMark Erwin160Mark Erwin68

Awards

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:

All-Americans

YearPlayer(s)
1988 Neil Covone, Todd Renner
1989Neil Covone, Todd Renner
1995Serge Daniv
1996Serge Daniv, Josh Timbers
1999Chad Evans
2001Aaron Thomas, Jeremiah White
2002 Brian Carroll, William Hesmer
2003William Hesmer, Michael Parkhurst, Jeremiah White
2004 Justin Moose, Michael Parkhurst, Scott Sealy
2005Justin Moose, Ryan Solle
2006 Julian Valentin
2007 Cody Arnoux, Sam Cronin, Pat Phelan
2008Cody Arnoux, Corben Bone, Sam Cronin, Ike Opara, Marcus Tracy
2009Corben Bone, Ike Opara, Zack Schilawski
2015 Jack Harrison
2016 Ian Harkes, Alec Ferrell, Jacori Hayes

All-ACC Players

YearPlayer(s)
1980Greg Heileman*
1982Jeff McNeill*
1983Mark Erwin*
1988 Zen Luzniak*, Todd Renner*, John Stark*
1989Craig Congor*, Neil Covone*, Fleming Peterson*, Todd Renner
1990Craig Congor, Raimo de Vries*
1991Jelle Abma*, Craig Congor, Raimo de Vries, John Duguid, Thomas Finlay*
1992Jelle Abma*, Raimo deVries, Thomas Finlay*, Mike McGinty*
1995Serge Daniv*, Josh Timbers*
1996Serge Daniv, Ihor Dotsenko*, Josh Timbers
1997Chad Evans*
1998Kyle Bachmeier*, Serge Daniv, Chad Evans
1999Sean Conner*, Chad Evans, David Kawesi-Mukooza*, Jamal Seale*
2000Ben Stafford, Aaron Thomas*
2001 Brian Carroll*, William Hesmer*, Aaron Thomas, Jeremiah White
2002Brian Carroll, William Hesmer, Justin Moose*, Michael Parkhurst*, Jeremiah White
2003Vicente Bastidas*, William Hesmer, Amir Lowery*, Justin Moose*, Michael Parkhurst, Scott Sealy*, Jeremiah White
2004Amir Lowery*, Justin Moose*, Michael Parkhurst, Scott Sealy
2005Justin Moose, Ryan Solle*
2006 Brian Edwards*, Ryan Solle, Julian Valentin
2007 Cody Arnoux, Sam Cronin, Brian Edwards, Pat Phelan, Marcus Tracy*
2008Cody Arnoux, Corben Bone, Sam Cronin, Michael Lahoud*, Ike Opara, Marcus Tracy
2009Corben Bone, Austin da Luz, Ike Opara, Zack Schilawski
2010Anthony Arena*, Akira Fitzgerald*, Andy Lubahn*
2011Jared Watts
2012Luca Gimenez*. Sean Okoli*, Jared Watts
2013Luca Gimenez. Sean Okoli, Jalen Robinson*, Jared Watts
2014Ian Harkes*, Michael Gamble
2014 Jack Harrison
2015Alec Ferrell*, Michael Gamble*, Ian Harkes, Jack Harrison, Jacori Hayes
2016Alec Ferrell, Ian Harkes, Jacori Hayes
2017Jon Bakero, Ema Twumasi, Kevin Politz*

Players in the MLS SuperDraft

YearPlayerRound #Pick #Overall #Team
2001 Ben Stafford3rd1135 Kansas City Wizards
2003 Brian Carroll 2nd111 D.C. United
2004 Will Hesmer 2nd717Kansas City Wizards
2004 Jeremiah White 3rd323 New England Revolution
2005 Michael Parkhurst 1st99New England Revolution
2005 Scott Sealy 1st1111Kansas City Wizards
2005 James Riley 2nd921New England Revolution
2005 Amir Lowery 4th945 Colorado Rapids
2006 Justin Moose 1st77D.C. United
2007 Wells Thompson 1st55New England Revolution
2007 Ryan Solle 2nd1225New England Revolution
2007 Steven Curfman 3rd430 Real Salt Lake
2008 Pat Phelan 1st1010 Toronto FC
2008 Brian Edwards 2nd1428Toronto FC
2008 Julian Valentin 3rd129 Los Angeles Galaxy
2009 Sam Cronin 1st22Toronto FC
2009 Michael Lahoud 1st99 Chivas USA
2009 Evan Brown 2nd116 Seattle Sounders FC
2009 Lyle Adams 2nd1126D.C. United
2009 Jamie Franks 4th449Chivas USA
2009 Marcus Tracy 4th1156 Houston Dynamo
2010 Ike Opara 1st33 San Jose Earthquakes
2010 Zack Schilawski 1st99New England Revolution
2010 Corben Bone 1st1313 Chicago Fire
2010 Austin da Luz 1st1414 New York Red Bulls
2014 Chris Duvall 2nd322New York Red Bulls
2014 Jared Watts 2nd1433Colorado Rapids
2014 Tolani Ibikunle 3rd1149Colorado Rapids
2014 Luca Gimenez 4th663 Philadelphia Union
2016 Jack Harrison 1st11 New York City
2016 Michael Gamble 2nd1030 New England Revolution
2017 Jacori Hayes 1st1818 FC Dallas
2017 Alec Ferrell 2nd123 Minnesota United FC

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