Men's Soccer

NEWS 9/26/13 7:24am

Competition within Elon men's soccer pushes junior Jason Waterman forward

Elon University men’s soccer junior forward Jason Waterman isn’t after personal records. While Waterman has the job of filling the void left by Chris Thomas, who led the country in goals and points in 2012, following Thomas’ 23-goal season with one of his own isn’t what the forward is interested in. Related: Filling the gaps: Elon men's soccer looks to replace holes left by Thomas, Latigue “It’s not about individual accolades.

NEWS 9/14/13 11:59pm

Elon uses early goals, crowd to bury Seahawks

The Elon University men’s soccer team is beginning to earn a reputation for two things: winning home games against ranked or high-profile opponents, and having a loud, vocal crowd circling the perimeter of Rudd field, creating a definite home field advantage. “We really harnessed the energy that the fans brought, they were great tonight,” junior forward Jason Waterman said.

NEWS 9/8/13 1:22pm

Lovitz recalls life as a black belt

Senior midfielder Daniel Lovitz of the Elon University men’s soccer team is a man of many talents, most of which he’s put in his rearview mirror as he prepares for his last season in maroon and gold.

NEWS 9/5/13 4:11pm

Filling the gaps: Elon men's soccer looks to replace holes left by Thomas, Latigue

The holes in the Elon University men’s soccer team are very visible at a time when the Phoenix can least afford them. Coming off arguably the most successful season in program history, one in which then-senior Chris Thomas led the nation in goals scored with 23, the Phoenix enters 2013 as not only a team with a target on its back in the Southern Conference, but a team that can no longer slide under the radar and sneak up on nationally ranked programs. Thomas and Gabe Latigue, one of the anchors of the midfield from a season ago, are no longer donning the Elon uniform, which could be cause for concern with another tough schedule on tap and vital holes needing to be plugged. “Everybody now is more aware of our team and our program,” said Elon head coach Darren Powell.

NEWS 9/2/13 11:33pm

Third Time is a Charm: Men's Soccer Goes for a 3-Peat.

Some sports teams never make it to a championship, much less win it. But, for the Elon Men's Soccer team, winning the "big game" has become a custom. For the past two seasons, Elon finished first in the Southern Conference, most recently defeating Wofford with a 2-1 score to claim the 2012 title. The team looks for much of the same heading into the fall 2013 season. "We're feeling good about it (winning the title)," junior Goal-Keeper Nathan Dean said.

NEWS 8/30/13 11:59pm

Men's soccer opens season with draw against Northeastern

After going winless in the preseason against two top programs in the country in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of South Carolina, the Elon University men’s soccer team earned a 1-1 draw with Northeastern University in both teams’ first game of the Duke Classic in Durham Friday night. Northeastern wasted little time getting on the board in the 9th minute on junior Donovan Fayd’Herbe de Maudave’s long-distance strike.

NEWS 7/17/13 10:13pm

Going for more: Elon men's soccer looks to improve on stellar 2012 with challenging 2013

Looking to exit the Southern Conference with a third straight conference tournament championship and a second straight regular season title, the Elon University men’s soccer team announced its 2013 schedule Tuesday. Following arguably the most successful season at the Division I level in 2012 with a 15-5-2 record and a 4-1 record against ranked opponents, the Phoenix follow it up with an 18-game regular season schedule that features nine teams that finished in the top 100 RPI in 2012—three of which finished in the top 25. The Phoenix open with exhibition games and tough tests Aug.

NEWS 4/24/13 6:02pm

Road to the pros: Former Elon keeper catches a break

Inside Elon University men’s soccer head coach Darren Powell’s office hangs a signed, framed jersey of Major League Soccer’s Steven Kinney. Kinney, a 2009 Elon graduate, was the first-ever player out of the Phoenix soccer program to be drafted into the MLS, let alone sign a contract.

NEWS 11/18/12 11:01pm

Men's soccer bows out of NCAA Tournament early against Coastal Carolina

After arguably the greatest season is school history, the Elon University men’s soccer team fell 3-0 to Coastal Carolina University, ending their season and leaving many to ask where a performance like that had come from. The Phoenix, after all, wpayday loans onlineon double-digit games this season, captured both the regular season Southern Conference title and postseason tournament championship, and had made their second straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Phoenix had the leading goal-scorer in the nation in forward Chris Thomas, who was named the SoCon Player of the Year, and head coach Darren Powell, who was named the Coach of the Year. And yet, with as much talent as the Phoenix had, their season ended with a resounding thud Thursday night in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Phoenix started fast, just as Powell wanted them to, but couldn’t find the back of the net.