2016 Men's Soccer Headlines

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    March 23, 2017
    Oglethorpe Athletics to Celebrate Start of Division III Week with Cookout on Sunday, April 2 The Oglethorpe athletic department will celebrate the start of NCAA Division III Week on Sunday, April 2, with a cookout that will be ongoing during the baseball game against Centre and the men's lacrosse game against Hendrix that afternoon. The cookout will take place from noon to 3 p.m., and will be held at Petey's Party Pavilion, the landing overlooking right field at Anderson Field.
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    February 10, 2017
    Thirty-Eight Stormy Petrels Named to 2016 SAA Fall Academic Honor Roll The Oglethorpe athletic department saw 38 student-athletes named to the Southern Athletic Association 2016 Fall Sudent-Athlete Academic Honor Roll Friday.
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    January 11, 2017
    Men's Soccer Alum Aaron Walker Signs Contract with FC Cincinnati Aaron Walker, a 2012 Oglethorpe graduate who played for the men's soccer team from 2008 to 2011, will be playing professional soccer in the United States in 2017. Late last week, the Woodstock native signed a contract with FC Cincinnati of the United Soccer League (USL).
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    December 15, 2016
    Hoeft, Marquez Named to National Soccer Coaches' Scholar All-South Region Team Junior defender Josh Hoeft and junior midfielder Erik Marquez of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team added to the squad's postseason awards bounty this week, as they both took home Scholar All-South Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). It marks the first such honor for both players and the second year in a row that at least one member of the Stormy Petrels has earned NSCAA Scholar All-Region accolades.
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    December 01, 2016
    Topher Marshall Tabbed as All-South Atlantic Region Midfielder Sophomore midfielder Topher Marshall of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team was named to the All-South Atlantic Region Third Team Thursday evening by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), marking the first All-Region honor of his career. Marshall is the third Stormy Petrel in the last four years to earn All-Region honors.
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    November 28, 2016
    Five Stormy Petrels Named to SAA Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams The SAA released their 2016 Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams Tuesday, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their seasons. The five Stormy Petrels selected join a total of 55 student-athletes among the conference's eight full-time and four affiliate members across its seven sponsored fall sports.
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    November 22, 2016
    Oglethorpe SAAC Finishes Successful First Annual Toy Drive for Patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta The Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committtee (SAAC) wound up their First Annual Toy Drive last week and delivered the toys received to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital on Friday.
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    November 08, 2016
    Men's Soccer Takes Three of Four All-SAA Awards, Puts Nine Men on All-SAA Teams The Oglethorpe men's soccer team had an outstanding showing on the All-SAA teams and awards, released Tuesday by the conference office. Three Stormy Petrels earned awards, as senior defender Micah Akin took SAA Defensive Player of the Year, sophomore midfielder Topher Marshall snatched SAA Offensive Player of the Year, and Oglethorpe head coach Jon Akin won his third SAA Coach of the Year award. Meanwhile, junior defender Jordan Locke joined the above two players on the All-SAA First Team; senior midfielder Gustavo Martinez, junior goalkeeper Luke Whelan, junior defender Josh Hoeft, and freshman forward Gabe Alvarez earned spots on the All-SAA Second Team; and junior forward Devon Patterson joined freshman midfielder Andrew Grodhaus on the All-SAA Honorable Mention list.
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    November 04, 2016
    Men's Soccer Season Comes to Abrupt End with SAA Semifinal Loss to Centre The Oglethorpe men's soccer team saw their season come to an abrupt end Friday night at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, as they fell to No. 4 seed Centre 4-1 in the SAA Championship semifinals. As the top seed in the tournament, the Petrels had home-field advantage throughout, but the visiting Colonels used a first-half goal against the run of play and two goals off of free kicks in the second half to build a 3-0 lead that was too much for the Stormy Petrels to overcome. Oglethorpe finishes the season at 7-6-3 overall, and Friday's defeat was their first to an SAA team all season.
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    October 29, 2016
    Men's Soccer Cruises to 5-0 Win to Begin SAA Tournament Play The top-seeded Oglethorpe men's soccer team made sure there was no mistaking how their SAA quarterfinal matchup against No. 8 seed Hendrix would unfold Saturday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. The Stormy Petrels jumped all over the visiting Warriors from the opening whistle and romped to a 5-0 victory in the first round of the conference playoffs. The victory not only improved the Petrels to 7-5-3 on the season overall, it also advanced them to the SAA Championship semifinals on Friday against the winner of the matchup between No. 4 seed Centre and No. 5 seed Birmingham-Southern, set to take place late Saturday afternoon in Danville, Kentucky. As the top overall seed, the Petrels will also host the final two rounds of the SAA Championship Friday and Sunday.
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    October 28, 2016
    Men's Soccer Set to Host SAA First Round Matchup against Hendrix at Oglethorpe Track and Field The Oglethorpe men's soccer team gets set to host a first round game in the SAA Tournament for the second time in as many years Saturday as the top-seeded Stormy Petrels go against eighth-seeded Hendrix at noon on the Oglethorpe Track and Field.
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    October 23, 2016
    Men's Soccer Closes Regular Season with Non-Conference Defeat at Georgia Gwinnett The Oglethorpe men's soccer team drew its regular season to a close Sunday night in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with a 3-0 loss at NAIA squad Georgia Gwinnett. The defeat dropped the Stormy Petrels to 6-5-3 headed into the SAA playoffs next weekend.
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    October 22, 2016
    Men's Soccer Secures Undefeated SAA Regular Season with 3-2 Overtime Victory at Berry The Oglethorpe men's soccer team secured its first-ever undefeated trip through the SAA regular season schedule Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 win over Berry in Mount Berry, Georgia, that took two periods of overtime to decide. Freshman forward Gabe Alvarez scored a couple of goals on the day, including the game-winner in the 109th minute, just 80 seconds before the game would've been declared a tie. The victory improved the team to 6-4-3 on the season overall. They finish the SAA regular season with a 6-0-1 mark.
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    October 16, 2016
    Men's Soccer Clinches Second Consecutive SAA Regular Season Title with 2-0 Win at Millsaps The Oglethorpe men's soccer team clinched their second consecutive outright SAA regular season crown Sunday afternoon in Jackson, Mississippi, scoring a pair of goals in the first half en route to a 2-0 victory over Millsaps. The victory ensured the Petrels will have the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the conference's two-weekend tournament. The Petrels improved to 5-4-3 on the season overall and 5-0-1 in SAA play.
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    October 14, 2016
    Men's Soccer Plays Birmingham-Southern to 0-0 Draw, Retains First Place in SAA The Oglethorpe men's soccer team held onto first place in the SAA Friday night with a 0-0 tie against Birmingham-Southern in Birmingham, Alabama. The result moved the Stormy Petrels to 4-4-3 on the season overall and 4-0-1 in SAA play, keeping them undefeated in conference play and giving them 13 points to 12 points for second-place Millsaps. The two teams will play Sunday in Jackson, Mississippi, and the Petrels will have the chance to clinch their second consecutive SAA regular season crown with a win.
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    October 13, 2016
    Men's Soccer Earns 2015-16 Team Academic Award from National Soccer Coaches The Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned recognition for their hard work in the classroom over the course of the 2015-16 academic year this week, as they were one of 315 men's college soccer teams to be honored with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom. The Stormy Petrels totaled a team GPA of 3.01, putting them over the 3.0 mark required to be eligible for this award.
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    October 10, 2016
    Jordan Locke Named SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Junior defender Jordan Locke of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team has been named the SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the team's victories over Rhodes and Hendrix over the weekend in conference play. He helped the Stormy Petrels to a 3-2 victory over Rhodes and a 3-1 triumph over Hendrix to put the squad in first place by themselves in the SAA at 4-0.
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    October 09, 2016
    Men's Soccer Maintains First Place in SAA with 3-1 Victory over Hendrix on Senior Day The Oglethorpe men's soccer team celebrated Senior Day on Sunday at the Oglethorpe Track and Field and did so with a win, as they came back from an early 1-0 deficit to run past the visiting Hendrix Warriors, 3-1. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 4-0 in SAA play and also brought them back to .500 on the season overall at 4-4-2. The former mark puts the Petrels a game atop the SAA standings with Berry and Millsaps both sitting at 3-1 with three games remaining on the conference slate.
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    October 07, 2016
    Late Fennell Goal Keeps Men's Soccer Unbeaten in SAA Play The Oglethorpe men's soccer team found themselves engaged in a tight, back-and-forth battle with Rhodes Friday evening at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, but a late goal by freshman forward Hudson Fennell lifted the Stormy Petrels to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Lynx on a wet night and improved them to a perfect 3-0 in SAA play. The victory also moved the team to 3-4-2 on the season overall.
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    October 05, 2016
    Oglethorpe Athletics Online Team Store Now Open at stormypetrelsteamshop.com We're proud to announce the grand opening of the official Oglethorpe Stormy Petrel online team store! Fans will now be able to purchase all their official Oglethorpe athletics apparel, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Oglethorpe athletic department!
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    October 01, 2016
    Men's Soccer Shuts Out Sewanee 3-0 in SAA Home Opener The Oglethorpe men's soccer team continued the undefeated start to their SAA season Saturday at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, as they ran out to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Sewanee Tigers and improved to 2-0 in SAA play, 2-4-2 overall. The Stormy Petrels got goals from sophomore forward Ekow Annan, sophomore midfielder Topher Marshall and freshman forward Gabe Alvarez while junior goalkeeper Luke Whelan earned his second shutout of the season.
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    September 30, 2016
    Oglethorpe SAAC to Raise Money to Fight Pediatric Cancer on Family Weekend The Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be presenting a variety of activities surrounding Family Weekend here on campus. The events will culminate with a fundraiser at the SAA soccer doubleheader against Sewanee Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the Oglethorpe Track and Field.
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    September 27, 2016
    Men's Soccer Game at Maryville Canceled Due to Field Conditions The Oglethorpe men's soccer team's game against Maryville (Tennessee) this evening has been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions brought on by heavy rains over the last 24 hours in East Tennessee. The game will not be rescheduled.
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    September 26, 2016
    Micah Akin Named SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Senior defender Micah Akin of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team was named the SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Monday for his effort in the Stormy Petrels' 2-1 overtime win over No. 17 Centre in Danville, Kentucky, Saturday afternoon. The honor marks the first Player of the Week award in the career of the 3-time All-SAA defender.
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    September 24, 2016
    Marshall's Golden Penalty Kick Sinks No. 17 Centre, 2-1 The Oglethorpe men's soccer team got a game-winning goal from sophomore midfielder Topher Marshall in the second period of overtime Saturday, propelling them to a 2-1 victory over No. 17 Centre in Danville, Kentucky. Freshman forward Gabe Alvarez won a penalty kick in the first minute of double overtime, leading to Marshall's golden goal. The victory was Oglethorpe's first of the season and improved them to 1-0 in SAA play to start the conference campaign.
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    September 17, 2016
    Men's Soccer Falls to Crosstown Rival Emory in 3-2 Shootout The Oglethorpe men's soccer team found itself in an offensive battle Saturday night in Atlanta against their crosstown rivals from Emory. The Stormy Petrels opened the game with a goal, but the homestanding Eagles scored three straight before the Petrels could respond. Emory walked away with a 3-2 win in the end, dropping the Petrels to 0-4-2 on the young season after 200 minutes of soccer in a little over 24 hours.
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    September 16, 2016
    Men's Soccer Plays Undefeated Lynchburg to 2-2 Tie The Oglethorpe men's soccer team found itself in another hard-fought game Friday evening in their home opener at Salamone Field. In the end, they played visiting Lynchburg to a 2-2 draw, moving to 0-3-2 on the young season. The Stormy Petrels came back from a 1-0 deficit early in the second half to take a 2-1 lead, but the visiting Hornets scored an equalizer and the game stayed tied through two overtime periods.
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    September 15, 2016
    Men's Soccer Home Opener Pushed to 5 p.m. on Friday The Oglethorpe men's soccer team's home opener on Friday has been pushed to 5 p.m. and will now be played on Salamone Field. The Stormy Petrels will take on Lynchburg, who enters with a 3-0-1 record, while the Petrels come in with an 0-3-1 record after playing a very difficult early-season schedule. However, Oglethorpe is coming off a tie on the road against then-No. 7 Franklin and Marshall (now No. 11).
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    September 10, 2016
    Men's Soccer Plays No. 7 Franklin and Marshall to Scoreless Tie on Road The Oglethorpe men's soccer team played a tough defensive game en route to a very good result Saturday evening in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as they held No. 7 Franklin and Marshall to a scoreless tie after two overtime periods. The result moved the Stormy Petrels to 0-3-1 on the season.
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    September 09, 2016
    Men's Soccer Falls in Road Game against National Power Messiah The Oglethorpe men's soccer team had a tough time Friday night in Grantham, Pennsylvania, as they were never really able to get going against the homestanding Messiah Falcons. The Stormy Petrels fell behind 2-0 in the first half and eventually fell 5-1 to their opponent, who would be ranked 31st in the nation currently if all votes in the latest D3soccer.com top 25 poll were extrapolated. The loss dropped the Petrels to 0-3 on the young season.
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    September 04, 2016
    Men's Soccer Falls to Texas-Tyler in Second Game of Sonny Carter Invitational The Oglethorpe men's soccer team fell to Texas-Tyler 2-1 Sunday afternoon on the second day of the Sonny Carter Invitational at Emory. The Stormy Petrels came back from an early one-goal deficit to tie the score at halftime, but the Patriots answered with another goal in the second half to re-take the lead and eventually win the game 2-1. The loss dropped the Petrels to 0-2 on the young season.
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    September 03, 2016
    Men's Soccer Falls to Maryville on Pair of Late Goals to Open Season The Oglethorpe men's soccer team seemed to have things going their way after falling behind early Saturday to Maryville (Tennessee) on Day 1 of Emory's Sonny Carter Invitational. They scored once on each side of halftime to take a 2-1 lead with 35 minutes to go in the contest. However, a pair of goals from the Scots over the final 20 minutes turned the game in their favor, giving them a 3-2 win and dropping the Stormy Petrels to 0-1 to begin the season.
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    September 01, 2016
    2016 Men's Soccer Season Preview In 2015, Head Coach Jon Akin and the Oglethorpe men’s soccer team brought home the SAA regular season championship, marking their third conference title of any type in the past five years. The team accumulated a 10-3-3 record, including a 5-1-1 SAA mark. Despite graduating several key seniors, including starting goalkeeper and SAA Defensive Player of the Year Vaughn Moore, SAA-leading goalscorer Nick Muntean, and captain Martijn Edelman, Akin believes this year’s team will be even better than their 2015 counterparts.
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    August 23, 2016
    Petey the Petrel Helps Gwinnett Braves Mascot Chopper Celebrate Birthday at Coolray Field Petey the Petrel, the beloved mascot of the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels, made an appearance at Gwinnett County's Coolray Field on Saturday night. Petey and a wide variety of other mascots from the Atlanta area were there to help celebrate Chopper's birthday during that evening's Gwinnett Braves game against the Rochester Red Wings. Chopper is the groundhog mascot of the Gwinnett Braves, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.
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    August 19, 2016
    Men's Soccer Exhibition Game Against Georgia State Moved The Oglethorpe men's soccer team's preseason exhibition game against Georgia State, schedule for Saturday night at 8 p.m. has been moved from the Oglethorpe Track and Field to Georgia State's home venue in Panthersville, Georgia. The game is still scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
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    August 01, 2016
    Oglethorpe Men's Soccer Coaches Published in NSCAA Soccer Journal Oglethorpe head men's soccer coach Jon Akin and former assistant coach Gabriel Chapman were published this month in Soccer Journal, the monthly publication of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The article serves as a checklist to help coaches with both season-long and in-game situations.