NC State Wolfpack men's soccer

The NC State Wolfpack men's soccer team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. The team is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. NC State's first men's soccer team was fielded in 1950. The team plays its home games at Dail Soccer Stadium in Raleigh. The Pack is coached by George Kiefer.

NC State Wolfpack men's soccer
2020 NC State Wolfpack men's soccer team
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
Founded1950
UniversityNorth Carolina State University
Head coachGeorge Kiefer (3rd season)
ConferenceACC
LocationRaleigh, NC
StadiumDail Soccer Field
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nicknamethe Pack
ColorsRed and White[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1990
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1990, 1991, 1992
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994
NCAA Tournament appearances
1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
1990
Conference Regular Season championships
1994
For information on all North Carolina State University sports, see NC State Wolfpack

The Wolfpack had much of their success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, where over the span of 10 seasons, the Pack appeared in eight NCAA Tournaments. During this time, the Wolfpack won, to date, their only ACC Men's Soccer Tournament title, coming in 1990, as well as their only ACC Regular Season title, coming in 1994. Since then, the Wolfpack have made the NCAA Tournament on three occasions, qualifying in the 2003, 2005 and 2009 editions of the tournament.[2] Additionally, in 1990, the team had their deepest run in the NCAA Tournament, reaching their only College Cup in program history.[3]

RosterEdit

For the 2019 Season.

Updated August 19, 2019[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
0 GK   USA Nick Cournoyer
1 GK   GER Leon Krapf
2 DF   ESP Pablo Pedregosa
3 DF   ESP Pepe Garcia
4 DF   USA David Norris
5 DF   ENG Jamie Smith
6 DF   JAM Kendall Edwards
7 FW   USA Ivy Brisma
8 MF   ENG Brad Sweeney
9 FW   ENG Kuda Muskwe
10 FW   USA David Loera
11 FW   USA Tyler Gabarra
12 GK   USA Vincent Durand
14 MF   GHA George Asomani
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   BRA Gabriel Machado
16 MF   USA AJ Seals
17 FW   USA Tonny Temple
19 DF   USA Alex Bautista
20 FW   USA Sheldon China
21 MF   USA Eleo Domingos
22 MF   USA Aidan Foster
23 FW   USA James Orozco
24 DF   USA Cyrus Rad
25 MF   USA Jose Morales Jr.
26 GK   USA David Merola
28 MF   USA Bailey O'Connor
29 DF   USA Harry Adanuty
30 GK   USA Windham Ellis

Captains in bold

RivalriesEdit

Much of NC State's rivalries are also rivalries across other collegiate sports. The Wolfpack's primary rival, is the North Carolina Tar Heels, who they contest annually in ACC play.[5] Matches against other in-state ACC opponents, such as Duke and Wake Forest are known as Tobacco Road, due to the state' longstanding history of tobacco production.[6]

Coaching historyEdit

There have been nine head coaches in the program's history.[7]

Years Coach GP W L T Pct.
1950–1955 Eric DeGroat 56 17 29 10 .393
1956 John Kenfield 8 1 7 0 .125
1957–1960 Bill Leonhardt 36 11 23 2 .333
1961–1963 Nellie Cooper 33 10 22 1 .318
1964–1977 Max Rhodes 157 77 69 11 .526
1978–1985 Larry Gross 152 106 37 9 .727
1986–2010 George Tarantini 474 234 197 43 .539
2011–2016 Kelly Findley 109 45 51 13 .473
2017– George Kiefer 57 27 20 10 .561

Individual achievementsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

NC State has produced 12 All-Americans. The most recent was Aaron King, who won the honor in 2005.[8]

Player Position Year(s)
Kare Kragas FW 1951
Benito Artinano FW 1962, 1963
Eddie Link MF 1967
Chris Ogu MF 1982, 1983
Sam Okpodu FW 1982, 1983, 1984
Tab Ramos MF 1985, 1986, 1987
Dario Brose MF 1988, 1990
Henry Gutierrez FW 1988, 1990, 1991
Chris Szanto DF 1989
Tom Tanner FW 1990
Scott Schweitzer DF 1992
Aaron King FW 2005

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "2016 NC State Men's Soccer Record Book" (PDF). NC State Wolfpack. July 6, 2016. pp. 1–14. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  • Featherston, Alwyn (February 1, 2006). Tobacco Road: Duke, Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, and the History of the Most Intense Backyard Rivalries in Sports (1st ed.). Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press. pp. 1–8. ISBN 1592289150.
Footnotes
  1. ^ "NC State Athletics Brand Guide". Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "NC State celebrates soccer legacy". WRAL (FM). Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Morris, Neil (October 5, 2015). "Recalling the great 1990 N.C. State team". Soccer America. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "2019 Men's Soccer Roster". gopack.com. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Tobben, John (November 25, 2014). "A Tale of Two Rivalries". Raleigh & Company. RaleighCo.com. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Featherston, pp. 5–8
  7. ^ 2016 NC State Men's Soccer Record Book, p. 8
  8. ^ 2016 NC State Men's Soccer Record Book, p. 1

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