2019 Oglethorpe Men's Soccer News

  • Oglethorpe men's soccer coaches published in United Soccer Coaches Soccer Journal
    April 10, 2020
    Oglethorpe head men's soccer coach Jon Akin and assistant coach Gabriel Chapman were published this month in Soccer Journal, the monthly publication of the United Soccer Coaches. The article serves as a checklist to help coaches with both season-long and in-game situations, and is a version of the reference checklist that Akin and his staff developed for their own use with the Stormy Petrel men's soccer team.
  • SAA suspends remainder of 2019-20 season
    March 12, 2020
    The Southern Athletic Association announced the suspension of the 2020 spring sports season Friday morning. After Friday, March 20, all conference competition, spring championships and postseason awards will be suspended.
  • Sixty-four Stormy Petrels named to 2019 fall SAA Academic Honor Roll
    February 06, 2020
    The Oglethorpe athletic department saw 64 student-athletes named to the 2019 fall SAA Academic Honor Roll Thursday. 
  • Topher Marshall signs professional contract with Chattanooga
    February 06, 2020
    Former Oglethorpe men's soccer standout Topher Marshall will play professionally for Chattanooga of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) this season, the club announced this week. Marshall earned his way onto the squad with successful tryouts earlier in the winter. He scored 31 goals and tallied 18 assists in 31 career games for the Stormy Petrels over four years, leading his team to four straight SAA regular season title, the 2017 SAA championship, and the second round of the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship.
  • Grodhaus nabs coaches' Scholar All-America honors
    December 18, 2019
    Senior midfielder Andrew Grodhaus of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team took home Scholar All-America second-team honors from the United Soccer Coaches Wednesday, providing a capstone to his remarkable 4-year career as a Stormy Petrel. It marked the first Scholar All-America award of his career and the third season in a row in which a member of the team earned the honor.
  • Grodhaus earns coaches' first-team Scholar All-Region recognition
    December 16, 2019
    The United Soccer Coaches named Oglethorpe senior midfielder Andrew Grodhaus to their NCAA Division III men's Scholar All-South Region first team Monday, as voted by coaches from around the region. It marked the first such award of Grodhaus' career and the fifth consecutive season in which a member of the Stormy Petrels has earned the honor. The team earned eight individual Scholar All-Region honors in that 5-year span.
  • Five Stormy Petrels named to SAA fall all-sportsmanship teams
    December 11, 2019
    The SAA released their fall all-sportsmanship teams Wednesday, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their seasons.
  • Marcano earns second career coaches' all-America honor
    December 05, 2019
    Senior forward Ryan Marcano of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned the second all-America honor of his career Thursday from the United Soccer Coaches. The Stormy Petrel striker garnered a spot on the organization's NCAA Division III men's all-America second team, released Thursday evening in conjunction with the NCAA banquet prior to the men's and women's national semifinals in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Four men's soccer players earn coaches' All-Region honors
    December 02, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team put an impressive four players on the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Men's Division III All-South Atlantic Region Teams Monday, marking the most players the Stormy Petrels have put on an All-Region squad since 2011. The All-Region teams are voted on by coaches from across the South Atlantic region.
  • Men's soccer falls to Gettysburg in opening round of NCAA tournament
    November 16, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team saw their season come to a close Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Virginia, as they fell to the Gettysburg Bullets 5-0 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship. The result moved the Stormy Petrels to 14-5 to end the season.
  • Men's soccer set for third NCAA tournament appearance
    November 15, 2019
    The 22nd-ranked Oglethorpe men's soccer team takes on the Gettysburg Bullets in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Lexington, Virginia, marking the program's third overall appearance in the NCAA tournament and their second in the last three years.
  • Men's soccer enters NCAA tournament at No. 22 in D3soccer.com poll
    November 13, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team dropped four spots to No. 22 in the final D3soccer.com Men's Top 25 prior to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship, released Wednesday by the website. It marked the fourth straight week in which the Stormy Petrels were ranked in the poll, and the fifth week in the poll overall in 2019. They topped out at No. 13 -- and third in the coaches' poll -- on Sept. 10.
  • Men's soccer earns at-large bid to NCAA Division III tournament
    November 11, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team grabbed one of 21 general at-large bids to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship Monday, marking the program's third trip to the national tournament and their second in three years. The 14-4 Stormy Petrels, currently ranked 18th in the country, will take on 11-7-1 Gettysburg in their first-round matchup at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from Lexington, Virginia. The Bullets earned an at-large bid out of the Centennial Conference. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the Lexington pod's other first-round matchup between host Washington and Lee, currently ranked 11th in the country, and North Carolina Wesleyan in the second-round game at 1 p.m. Sunday from Lexington.
  • Men's soccer places nine on All-SAA teams, Waegelin earns top defensive honor
    November 11, 2019
    The SAA men's soccer coaches voted nine members of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team onto the All-SAA teams, released Monday by the league office. In addition, senior defender Christian Waegelin earned SAA Defensive Player of the Year honors, marking the fifth straight season in which a member of the team has earned a conference postseason award.
  • Men's soccer drops SAA final 4-3 to Centre in extra time
    November 10, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team saw their quest for a fourth conference championship in program history come up just short Sunday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, as they fell to the visiting Centre Colonels 4-3 in extra time. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 14-4 on the season, and they'll now have to wait to see if they earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship.
  • No. 18 men's soccer outlasts fourth-seeded Berry for 2-1 victory in SAA semifinals
    November 08, 2019
    The top-seeded and 18th-ranked Oglethorpe men's soccer team advanced to their third straight SAA Men's Soccer Championship final Friday night with a tight 2-1 win over fourth-seeded Berry in the semifinals at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 14-3 on the season overall and brought them to within a game of advancing to the third NCAA tournament in program history.
  • Men's soccer bumps up to 18th in D3soccer.com poll
    November 05, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team moved up a spot to No. 18 in the latest D3soccer.com Men's Top 25, released Tuesday by the website. It marked the third straight week that the Stormy Petrels were ranked in the poll, and the fourth week overall. They came in at No. 13 -- and No. 3 in the coaches' poll -- on Sept. 10 and moved from 22nd to 19th over the two polls prior to Tuesday's.
  • Men's soccer shuts out Hendrix 5-0, advances to semifinals of SAA tournament
    November 02, 2019
    The No. 19 and top-seeded Oglethorpe men's soccer team found themselves locked in a tight game with eighth-seeded Hendrix in the early-going Saturday afternoon in the first round of the SAA tournament at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. The Stormy Petrels led 1-0 at halftime, but ran off four goals in the second half to pull away for a 5-0 victory. The win improved the Petrels to 13-3 on the season, extended their winning streak to eight games, and advanced to the conference semifinals for the fourth year in a row.
  • Fall teams compete in SAA Championships this weekend
    November 01, 2019
    Four teams will compete in their respective SAA championship events on Saturday, with men's and women's cross country, and men's and women's soccer taking part in locations around the southeastern United States.
  • Men's soccer improves to No. 19 in D3soccer.com poll
    October 29, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team improved to No. 19 in the latest D3soccer.com Men's Top 25, released Tuesday by the website Tuesday. It marked the third week the Stormy Petrels earned a spot in the poll, moving up from No. 22 in the Oct. 22 release and coming in at No. 13 in the D3soccer.com poll and No. 3 in the coaches' poll on Sept. 10.
  • Ulises Rodriguez garners second SAA weekly award of season
    October 28, 2019
    Oglethorpe freshman goalkeeper Ulises Rodriguez earned SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors from the league office Monday after his performance in the Stormy Petrels' 4-0 win over Berry, a victory that secured the team's fifth straight outright SAA regular season title. It served as the second time Rodriguez received the honor in 2019.
  • 22nd-ranked men's soccer secures fifth straight outright SAA title with 4-0 win over Berry
    October 26, 2019
    The 22nd-ranked Oglethorpe men's soccer team made sure they wouldn't have to share their fifth straight SAA regular-season crown Saturday night, shutting out the visiting Berry Vikings 4-0 to secure the league title outright. It served as the 27th consecutive victory in a conference game for the Stormy Petrels, meaning that the senior class that was honored during Senior Night festivities prior to the game at the Oglethorpe Track and Field never lost an SAA contest during their four years.
  • Men's soccer re-enters D3soccer.com poll at No. 22
    October 22, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned the No. 22 spot in the latest D3soccer.com Men's Top 25, released by the website Tuesday afternoon. It marked the second time over the course of the season that the Stormy Petrels garnered a spot in the organization's top 25 after they came in at No. 13 in the D3soccer.com poll and No. 3 in the United Soccer Coaches poll released Sept. 10.
  • Men's soccer blanks Hendrix 5-0, clinches at least share of fifth straight SAA crown
    October 20, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team clinched at least a share of their fifth straight SAA regular season title Sunday, and with it the No. 1 seed in and home-field advantage throughout the SAA tournament, with a 5-0 shutout of the homestanding Hendrix Warriors in Conway, Arkansas. The Stormy Petrels also increased their multi-year unbeaten streak in SAA play to 26 games with the win.
  • Men's soccer beats Rhodes 3-0, moves within game of clinching share of SAA crown
    October 18, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak in SAA play to 25 games Friday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee, with a 3-0 win over Rhodes. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels' current overall winning streak to five games and pulled them to within one win of clinching at least a share of their fifth straight SAA regular season crown, as well as home-field advantage throughout the SAA tournament.
  • Ulises Rodriguez named SAA Defensive Player of the Week
    October 14, 2019
    Freshman goalkeeper Ulises Rodriguez of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned the SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week award Monday from the league office. Rodriguez earned the honor for his efforts in the Stormy Petrels' 2-0 weekend, featuring blowout wins over Birmingham-Southern and Millsaps.
  • Men's soccer continues record-breaking weekend with 8-1 rout of Millsaps
    October 13, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team scored 17 goals over the weekend in a pair of SAA contests, throwing in eight Sunday afternoon in an 8-1 win over the Millsaps Majors at a rainy Oglethorpe Track and Field. The ridiculous goal-scoring output marked the most goals scored over consecutive conference games in program history. It also served as the most scored in consecutive games overall for the Petrels since 2004 when they scored 22 goals over two games, including 18 in one game against Fisk.
  • Men's soccer blows out Birmingham-Southern 9-0 in battle between SAA first-place teams
    October 11, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team played their best game of the season so far Friday night, extending their SAA unbeaten streak to 23 games in emphatic fashion with a 9-0 rout of a Birmingham-Southern team who came in tied with the Stormy Petrels for first place in the conference with a 2-0 record. The Petrels left the Oglethorpe Track and Field Friday night having firmly placed themselves on the inside track for the SAA race, improving their record to 3-0 in league play and 8-3 overall.
  • Ryan Marcano earns second SAA offensive award of season
    October 07, 2019
    Oglethorpe senior forward Ryan Marcano earned the SAA Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week from the league office Monday, marking his second such award of the season.
  • Men's soccer holds off Sewanee 2-1, extends SAA unbeaten streak
    October 05, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team extended their SAA regular-season unbeaten streak to 22 games Saturday. They built a 2-0 halftime lead over the homestanding Sewanee Tigers and held on in the second half for a 2-1 victory, improving to 7-3 on the season overall and 2-0 in SAA play.
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