Men's Soccer


SPORTS 8/26/15 7:44am

Column: Elon men's soccer searching for a happier ending

The scene was depressing, with blank stares across many Elon University men’s soccer players’ faces as they coped with their loss to Northeastern University in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament. Their chances at a fourth straight NCAA Tournament berth had all but disappeared. Without a doubt, that loss still stings.


SPORTS 7/10/15 3:15pm

Baseball assistant leaves, CAA commissioner to retire: Elon athletics notebook

One third of the trio is gone. Elon University associate head baseball coach Greg Starbuck has taken a position as a volunteer assistant at Clemson University, new Tigers coach Monte Lee announced Tuesday. Starbuck, 51, spent the last 17 years at Elon as the recruiting coordinator and batting and baserunning instructor. At Clemson, he'll work with hitters, infielders and catchers. The move breaks up one of the longest-tenured coaching staffs in all of Division I baseball.


SPORTS 6/23/15 1:45pm

Breaking down Elon 2015 men's, women's soccer schedules

In the last month, Elon University has released its men’s and women’s soccer schedules for this fall. It’ll be the second year in the Colonial Athletic Association for the Phoenix, which the men thrived in during the regular season but the women struggled. Let’s break down both team’s schedules. Men’s soccer (2014 record: 9-6-4) After exhibition games at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and North Carolina State University, Elon heads to Duke University for the John Rennie/Nike Classic.


SPORTS 4/7/15 12:46pm

Elon soccer teams study abroad over spring break

The men's and women's soccer teams are in spring training to gear up for the fall season, but over spring break, the men traveled to Spain while the women headed off to Costa Rica for an athletic and cultural experience of a lifetime. First year goalkeeper Matthew Jegier said going to El Clasico was his favorite experience. "People were lighting up flares!


SPORTS 11/25/14 12:20am

Walk-on athletes find motivation to play through passions

Many walk-on athletes, who are on the roster but do not receive athletic scholarships, say they find their motivation by simply loving the game. "I get a high sense of fulfillment from playing," said Sam Hershberger, a junior on the men's basketball team. Hershberger was in contact with Elon coaches before enrolling in the university, but he said they were upfront in explaining he would be a walk-on athlete.


NEWS 11/17/14 6:35pm

Elon soccer season ends without NCAA bid

For the first time since 2010, the Elon University men’s soccer team will not be playing in the NCAA Tournament. The field of 48 teams was released Monday, and the Phoenix did not receive an at-large bid. Elon made the last three NCAA Tournaments by virtue of winning the Southern Conference Tournament.


NEWS 11/2/14 5:41pm

Phoenix loses chance at CAA crown, falls to No. 4 seed with loss at Delaware

The Elon University men’s soccer team stepped onto the field against the University of Delaware one win away from winning the Colonial Athletic Association in its first year in the conference, a feat few teams are able to accomplish and one that looked improbable given the team’s struggles through the nonconference portion of its schedule. That dream, though, came to a crashing demise, as the Phoenix was unable to climb out of a 2-0 first half deficit and fell to the Blue Hens 2-1 on Nov.


NEWS 10/29/14 11:14pm

Elon escapes at College of Charleston, stays in hunt for CAA title

It looked for the majority of the game as if the Elon University men’s soccer team was going to suffer a backbreaking loss to the Colonial Athletic Association’s worst team — College of Charleston — at the worst time. Instead, the Phoenix scored the tying goal in the latter stages of the second half to send the game into overtime, and was then able to net the golden goal at the beginning of the second overtime to escape with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, Oct.


NEWS 10/26/14 10:31pm

Elon lacks tempo in scoreless draw with James Madison

It was a beautiful fall day for Sunday, Oct. 26’s men’s soccer matchup between the Elon University Phoenix and the James Madison University Dukes. The play of both teams, though, was rather lackluster in a 0-0 draw at Rudd Field. Coming off a big win against Duke University last Wednesday, the Phoenix struggled to generate any tempo throughout the match against a James Madison team that appeared to be inferior on paper. The Dukes dominated the Elon side of the field for a vast majority of the first half.


NEWS 10/22/14 12:22am

Elon holds on for tight victory against Duke

It wasn’t as easy as it may have appeared on paper beforehand, but in a game wrought with momentum shifts and physical play, the Elon University men’s soccer team held off a gritty, yet ultimately overmatched Duke University team 2-1 on Oct.


NEWS 10/15/14 10:13pm

Waterman finds clutch gene as Elon upsets No. 21 UNCW

The questions can finally be put to bed. Elon University men’s soccer senior forward Jason Waterman, the owner of so many clutch goals in his career in a Phoenix uniform but who scored just once this season, was finally able to find the clutch goal in the game’s waning moments to propel his team to victory. It was well worth the wait, as his goal in the 84th minute was the difference in Elon’s 2-1 victory against No.