Men's Soccer

NEWS 8/28/14 11:04pm

Phoenix looks to move past, but not forget, last year's historic run

It was an unprecedented season no one on last year’s Elon University men’s soccer team will forget.  The Phoenix went 13-4-1 in the regular season, including a 2-1 victory against sixth-ranked Coastal Carolina University and a comeback win over local rival University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Elon then swept through the Southern Conference tournament, beating Wofford College 1-0 in the championship game on then-junior forward Jason Waterman’s goal in overtime.

NEWS 6/10/14 2:40pm

Elon releases 2014 men's soccer schedule

The Elon University men's soccer team will face five opponents that reached the 2013 NCAA Tournament in its inaugural season in the Colonial Athletic Association and first under head coach Chris Little. Elon released its schedule Tuesday, with the team having aspirations of a fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth.

NEWS 5/21/14 11:07am

Chris Little takes reins as Elon head soccer coach

Chris Little was the academy director for the NC Fusion and head coach of the Carolina Dynamo soccer team of the Professional Development league when he received a call from former soccer coach Darren Powell in April. Powell, a close friend of Little and whom he worked under as an assistant coach at Elon University from 2010-2012, had just resigned from Elon to take a position with the Orlando City Soccer Club of Major League Soccer and was helping Athletic Director Dave Blank find his replacement. Naturally, Powell thought first of his close friend and former colleague, who, after a short exchange of pleasantries, he asked to return to Elon to become the head coach. The decision, Little said, was a no-brainer.

NEWS 4/29/14 4:44pm

Chris Little named Elon soccer coach

Chris Little has been named new head men's soccer coach of Elon University, director of athletics Dave Blank announced Tuesday, April 29. Little returns to Elon after being an assistant under former head coach Darren Powell from 2010-2012.

SPORTS 4/29/14 4:22pm

Chris Little named head coach of Elon Men's Soccer team

Chris Little was named the newest head soccer coach of the Elon University Men's Soccer program in an announcement made by Elon Athletic Director, David Blank, Tuesday afternoon. Little served as an assistant coach for the Phoenix from 2010 to 2012.

NEWS 4/8/14 10:38am

Cheers, Coach Powell

I remember arriving at Rudd Field and hearing a loud, thick English accent overtaking all other noises. That voice, of course, belonged to former Elon University head men’s soccer coach Darren Powell.

NEWS 4/3/14 3:48pm

Darren Powell resigns as Elon men's soccer coach

After three consecutive Southern Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, Elon University head men's soccer coach Darren Powell is moving on. Powell resigned Thursday after nine years at the helm in which he amassed 94 wins, the most in program history, to accept a position with the Orlando City Soccer Club.

NEWS 3/18/14 11:28am

Men's soccer competes with USL opponent

Whether or not it was ready, Rudd Field played host to some intriguing preseason matchups for the Elon University men’s soccer team this past Saturday, March 15. The Southern Conference champions rolled out to face the Wilmington Hammerheads and the Raleigh Amateurs squad.

NEWS 11/25/13 4:45pm

'No quit' attitude one of many bright spots in Elon's NCAA Tournament loss

LOS ANGELES — Trailing 4-0 against No. 1 UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament as the seconds ticked off the clock, the Elon University men’s soccer team was still fighting to breakup the shutout even with the game well out of reach. In the 88th minute, Elon battled for a corner and while it couldn’t convert and the game ended in the 4-0 shutout, one thing stood out about Elon’s night: there was no quit in the Phoenix. “Quitting is not an option,” said junior forward Jason Waterman.

NEWS 11/25/13 4:37am

Elon has no answers, No. 1 UCLA rolls in NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES — Clinical. There’s no other word to describe the UCLA men’s soccer team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Elon University. The Phoenix outshot the Bruins 12-9 in the contest, but UCLA capitalized on its chances where Elon did not, leading to the 4-0 victory for the Bruins at home in Drake Stadium in Los Angeles Sunday, Nov.

NEWS 11/24/13 10:50pm

Timeline of the 73 hours between NCAA Tournament games for Elon men’s soccer

At 9:39 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday, Nov. 21, the Elon University men’s soccer team and fans charged the playing surface at Rudd Field in chase of a shirtless Jason Waterman, a junior forward on the team who scored the game-winning penalty kick for the Phoenix just seconds before against Clemson University in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The on-field celebration was all the time allotted for the Phoenix to bask in the team’s first NCAA Tournament victory, a 4-1 penalty kick defeat of the Tigers.