Men's Soccer

Kicking it in San Antonio

4/5/16 5:30pm

There’s an Elon University men’s soccer reunion of sorts beginning in San Antonio. Former Elon men’s soccer head coach Darren Powell was named the first head coach of the expansion franchise San Antonio FC in January, who’ll play in the United Soccer League (USL) – the third tier of the United ...

Former men's soccer players sign with former coach

2/16/16 1:43pm

Fomer Elon University men’s soccer head coach Darren Powell signed two former Elon players — defender Sam McBride and midfielder Miguel Salazar — to contracts with San Antonio FC, the club announced Monday. Powell was named head coach of the expansion club in January, and the two former players ...

Former Elon soccer coach to lead San Antonio USL team

1/7/16 4:01pm

Former Elon University men's soccer coach Darren Powell has been named head coach of the United Soccer League's new franchise in San Antonio. The club, which begins play in March, announced the hire Thursday. “It’s a very exciting challenge,” Powell said in a release.

Keeping the soccer dream alive

12/2/15 2:00pm

Elon University men’s soccer freshman midfielder Bill Beresford was in the 18-man match day roster for Chesterfield Football Club against Peterborough United Football Club in a League One contest on Boxing Day 2014 – the British equivalent of playing football on Thanksgiving. “I warmed up and to be fair, I actually thought I was going to come on and make my debut,” Beresford said. “I was gutted it didn’t end up that way.” Chesterfield were cruising in the match winning 3-0 against Peterborough and Beresford could sense it was his time. “There was 20 minutes to go and we had a really good chance, we should have scored but one of the lads put it over the bar,” he said. “They ended up going down the other end and scoring.”

Men's soccer eliminated in second round of NCAA Tournament

11/24/15 11:20am

The Elon University men's soccer team lost to Clemson University 5-2 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday. The defeat ends the season for the team, who finished with a 14-6-1 record. The Tigers were led by senior forward T.J. Casner, who scored a goal in each half. His second goal gave Clemson its first 3-goal lead of the match. Elon responded immediately thanks to freshman forward Jaiden Fortune, who scored less than one minute after Casner’s second goal.

Diehl highlights men's soccer award winners

11/13/15 3:55pm

Eight Elon University men’s soccer players were named to All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)cq jsteams, as released by the league offices Nov. 12. Senior defender Nathan Diehl was named CAA Defender of the Year and in addition to being named First Team All-CAA alongside fellow Phoenix senior midfielders James Brace and Miguel Salazar.

Phoenix looks to regroup heading into CAA tournament

11/13/15 2:00pm

Senior defender Nathan Diehl’s game-winning header in the second period of overtime against College of Charleston Oct. 31 clinched the Elon University men’s soccer team a share of the regular Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title and its place as the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.

Last-minute goal clinches men's soccer share of conference title

11/1/15 4:07pm

Senior night ended in dramatic fashion on Halloween, as the No. 24-ranked Elon University men's soccer team pulled out a last-minute victory in a crucial Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) finale against College of Charleston in sudden-death. The game, otherwise marred by untimely penalties and missed opportunities, was scoreless through 90 minutes of regulation as well as the ten-minute overtime period.

Little keeping tabs on ranking as postseason nears

10/28/15 2:00pm

With 12 wins, achieving the team’s highest ranking in program history earlier this year, and the longest winning streak to start a season in team history, Chris Little, head coach of Elon University’s men’s soccer team, has a lot to appreciate on the field.  Though the second-year head coach is always widening his focus, keeping an eye on national rankings and opposing team’s Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). “It’s really important to us and it’s always has been to the program because why would you put all your eggs into once basket in terms of just winning the conference tournament?” said head coach Chris Little.

Men's soccer drops second straight at Hofstra 1-0

10/25/15 1:24pm

The No. 10 Elon University men’s soccer team lost 1-0 on the road Oct. 24 to No. 24 Hofstra University in a battle of ranked Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) teams.  The win for Hofstra makes it the regular season CAA champion, meaning the Pride will host the CAA semi-finals and finals later this season. With a win over or a draw against the College of Charleston in its season finale, Elon can earn a bye past the quarterfinals by finishing in the top two in the conference. 

Men's soccer finding a balance in its midfield

10/20/15 5:30pm

When Elon University men’s soccer head coach Chris Little is creating his starting lineup, he’s looking for a balance.  “Our system isn’t really set up just for one player to be the guy scoring goals,” Little said.