Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's soccer

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
UniversityUniversity of Tulsa
Head coachTom McIntosh (27th season)
ConferenceThe American
LocationTulsa, Oklahoma
StadiumHurricane Soccer & Track Stadium
(Capacity: 2,000)
NicknameGolden Hurricane
ColorsOld gold, royal blue, and crimson[1]
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2004, 2009
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

History edit

Tulsa faces eventual champion Indiana in the regional finals of the 2004 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.

No. Pos. Nation Player
0 GK   USA Brady Moody
1 GK   ESP Alex Lopez
2 DF   GER Til Zinnhardt
3 DF   USA Rooks Hunter
4 DF   ESP Henry Sach
5 DF   SWE Noah Eckberg
6 MF   USA Chase Bromstedt
7 MF   USA Luke Jeffus
8 MF   USA Noah Golsalves
9 FW   USA Malik Henry-Scott
10 FW   USA Ben Barkley
11 MF   USA Marcos Moreno
12 DF   USA Mitchell Cashion
13 FW   USA Johan Juarez
14 FW   USA Will Edwards
15 FW   EST Alex Meinhard
16 FW   USA Takayoshi Wyatt
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   USA Logan Harrelson
18 DF   USA Cooper King
19 FW   GER Tom Protzek
20 MF   ESP Alvaro Torrijos
21 FW   USA Isaiah Quarcoo
22 DF   ESP Mariano Fazio
23 FW   USA Austen Schweinert
24 FW   USA Connor Gramke
25 DF   USA Jackson Grant
26 MF   USA Josh Baros
27 FW   USA Trace Ibrahim
28 DF   USA Eshwar Challa
29 DF   USA Alex Maxim
30 GK   USA Nolan Cosgrove
31 DF   USA Matthew Andree
32 DF   USA Zach Pena
FW   USA Thomas Wells

Colors and badge edit

The team uses the school colors of Old Gold, Royal Blue, and Crimson .

Stadium edit

The team plays in the Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium, site of the 2009 C-USA conference tournament.

Notable players edit

Ryan Pore

Ryan Pore, First-Team All-American, finalist for the 2004 Hermann Trophy. Played for the Portland Timbers, Montreal Impact, and Kansas City Wizards.

Frank Velez, 1991 Second-Team All-American, University of Tulsa Athlete of the Year 1991. Played for the Dallas Rockets

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)

Achievements edit

Records edit

  • 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

References edit

  1. ^ Tulsa Brand Guide (PDF). February 1, 2022. Retrieved July 9, 2022.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Her er Lyns nye keeper". TV2 Sporten. Retrieved July 31, 2009.

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