The Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of the University of Tulsa. The team is a member of the American Athletic Conference (The American) in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In the last two decades, Tulsa has been regularly ranked in the Top 25 NSCAA Collegiate men's soccer poll.
|Tulsa Golden Hurricane|
|2022 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's soccer team|
|University||University of Tulsa|
|Head coach||Tom McIntosh (27th season)|
|Stadium||Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium |
|Colors||Old gold, royal blue, and crimson|
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 16|
|2004, 2009, 2012, 2021, 2022|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1991, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021, 2022|
|Conference Tournament championships|
|1991, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021|
|Conference Regular Season championships|
|1991, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2021|
The Tulsa men's soccer team started as a varsity sport in 1980. That year, they finished the season with seven wins, six losses and one tie. The first win came against John Brown University. Tulsa's third head coach, Randy Waldrum, led the school to their first NCAA tournament in 1991, and was the coach during Tulsa's record setting consecutive home wins and consecutive home games without a loss streaks, the longest in NCAA history, set during the same stretch of 39 games from 1988 to 1992.
TU has won four conference championships and eight conference tournaments. The Golden Hurricane has twice reached the elite-eight of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship, falling to eventual champion Indiana in 2004 and top seeded Akron in 2009. Tulsa has participated in eleven NCAA tournaments during its history (1991, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). The school has produced Soccer's first All-American Frank Velez in 1991. It has also produced its first team All-American, Ryan Pore, who played for the Portland Timbers, and previously played for Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer. Terry Boss of Seattle Sounders FC and Lawson Vaughn of D.C. United are former Golden Hurricane who played in MLS. Dominic Cervi played for Celtic F.C. of Glasgow, Scotland, and fellow goalkeeper Tyrel Lacey signed with FC Lyn Oslo of Oslo, Norway. Since 1995, the head coach has been Tom McIntosh, a prominent figure in Tulsa soccer for over 20 years.
Current squad edit
- As of October 2021
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Colors and badge edit
The team plays in the Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium, site of the 2009 C-USA conference tournament.
Notable players edit
Head coaches edit
Listed according to when they became head coach for Tulsa (year in parentheses):
- 1970s–1980s: Walter Schnoor (1980), Bruce Palmbaum (1986), Randy Waldrum (1989)
- 1990s–2000s: Tom McIntosh (1995)
- Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season:
- Winners (1): 1991
- Missouri Valley Conference Tournament:
- Winners (1): 1991
- Conference USA Regular Season:
- Winners (3): 2007, 2008, 2009
- Conference USA Tournament:
- Winners (4): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
- American Athletic Conference Regular Season:
- winners (1): 2021
- American Athletic Conference Tournament:
- Winners (4): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021
- Most Goals in a game: 16 (16–0) vs. Nicholls State University, September 9, 1990
- Most consecutive wins: 12, 1989
- Most home wins: 39, 1988–1992
- Most Goals by a Freshman Frank Velez (17)
- Most Career Goals Frank Velez (62)
- Most Career Points Frank Velez (136)
See also edit
- Tulsa Brand Guide (PDF). February 1, 2022. Retrieved July 9, 2022.
- "OFFICIAL 2007 NCAA MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SOCCER RECORDS BOOK" (PDF). The National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2008. Retrieved January 10, 2008.
- "Her er Lyns nye keeper". TV2 Sporten. Retrieved July 31, 2009.