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Duke Blue Devils men's 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 (as of fall 2016), and a student-athlete academic advising facility. John Kerr Jr. is assisted by Michael Brady and Chris Rich.

Duke Blue Devils Men's Soccer
2019 Duke Blue Devils men's soccer team
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Founded1935
UniversityDuke University
Head coachJohn Kerr, Jr.[1] (12th season)
ConferenceACC
LocationDurham, NC
StadiumKoskinen Stadium
(Capacity: 4,500)
NicknameBlue Devils
ColorsRoyal Blue and White[2]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
1986
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1982, 1995
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1982, 1986, 1992, 1995, 2004
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1982, 1986, 1992, 1995, 2004, 2006
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1980, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2017, 2018
NCAA Tournament appearances
1972, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
1999, 2005, 2006
Conference Regular Season championships
1980, 1982, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2006

Current RosterEdit

Updated August 20, 2019[3]

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

No. Position Player
0   GK Michael Ries
00   GK Eliot Hamill
1   GK Will Pulisic
2   DF Stephen O'Connell
3   DF Matthias Frick
4   DF Sergi Nus
5   DF Aedan Stanley
7   FW Daniel Wright
8   MF Jack Doran
9   MF Daniele Proch
10   FW Suniel Veerakone
No. Position Player
11   DF Max Moser
12   MF Colby Agu
13   DF Ian Murphy
14   MF Kristófer Garðarsson
15   FW Scotty Taylor
16   DF Kees Heetderks
18   DF Hassan Pinto
19   MF Brandon Williamson
20   DF Adrian Vela
22   MF Conor Kelly
26   DF Max Feldman

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Athletic Director   Kevin White
Head Coach   John Kerr, Jr.
Associate Head Coach   Michael Brady

Source:[3]

FacilitiesEdit

Koskinen Stadium

The facility that the Blue Devils Men's Soccer Team uses to play their matches. The stadium holds 7,000 and seats 4,500. The players play on Bermuda grass. The field is 75x120 yards. There are two locker rooms and a field house inside the stadium. In January 2015, there was a new press box revealed during a grand opening called Kennedy Tower, which was dedicated in honor of Chris and Ana Kennedy. Chris is the Duke Senior Deputy Director of Athletes. The Kennedy Tower, offers press boxes and hospitality suites at the top of Koskinen Stadium.[4] In the fall of 2015, the new Track and Field facility opened on the opposite side of Kennedy Tower. Koskinen Stadium is home for Duke Men's Soccer, Duke Women's Soccer, Duke Men's Lacrosse, and Duke Women's Lacrosse.

Training facilities

In addition to Koskinen Stadium, Duke boasts an exceptional training ground (751 Practice Fields). 751 has 1 full size grass field and an additional 18-yard box designed specifically for shooting and goalie training. The team's practice locker rooms are located in the Murray Building, next to Koskinen stadium, In the fall of 2016, Duke renovated the Murray building weight room into a world-class olympic quality training facility. The facility includes a smoothie bar, rehydration station, and 30+ fully operation weight racks. Additionally, the Murray building's updated film room has a 100-inch projector screen with 60 movie theater quality armchairs.

RecruitingEdit

The Blue Devil's have been one of the successful programs with recruiting since 2010. Seven of the last eight recruiting classes have been ranked inside the top 25 nationally. That doesn't change in 2017 as Duke's incoming class has been ranked 11th by College Soccer News.[5] For a more in depth look at Duke's 2017 incoming freshman class, click here.[6]

High-School Graduating Year National Ranking
2010 #18
2011 #3
2012 #16
2013 #22
2014 #4
2015 N/A
2016 #15
2017 #11

Alumni in the prosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=22447&SPID=1833&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=1369515&Q_SEASON=2012
  2. ^ "Colors". Duke University Communications Brand Guide. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Duke Men's Soccer - 2019 Roster". goduke.com. Duke University Athletics. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209852503
  5. ^ http://www.collegesoccernews.com/index.php/recuiting
  6. ^ http://dukemsoccommits.weebly.com