Aztecs men's soccer

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS UTRGV 2-0

 

Jeroen Meefout scores twice in road-trip opening victory

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September 22. 2017 (Edinburg, Tex.) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team defeated Texas-Rio Grande Valley, 2-0, behind a two-goal performance from senior forward Jeroen Meefout on Friday night. With the win, the Aztecs improve to 3-4-0 on the season and snap UTRGV’s three-game winning streak.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DROPS 1-0 DECISION TO CAL POLY

 

Mustangs use 14th minute goal to hand Aztecs homestand-ending loss

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September 16, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team fell to Cal Poly 1-0 on Friday night at the SDSU Sports Deck to cap a season-long four-game homestand. The Aztecs now sit at 2-4-0 on the season, while the win for Cal Poly improves the Mustangs record to an identical 2-4-0.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER FALLS 1-0 AGAINST UTAH VALLEY

 

Pablo Pelaez registered a game-high four shots

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September 10, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat against Utah Valley on Sunday night to conclude the 2017 Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Tournament.

Utah Valley’s Gui Leme posted the only goal of the match, capitalizing on an unassisted opportunity by pushing a shot into the bottom left corner of the net for a 1-0 Wolverines advantage.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER TRIPPED UP IN OVERTIME AGAINST USF

 

Jeroen Meefout tallied second goal of the season in 58th minute

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September 8, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team fell in heart-breaking fashion Friday night, with San Francisco scoring a 94th minute goal to cap a 2-1 contest and hand SDSU its second loss of the season.

SORHAITZ, MEEFOUT LEAD SDSU MEN'S SOCCER TO 3-1 VICTORY OVER UCSB

 

Winston Sorhaitz recorded first career brace as an Aztec

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September 4, 2017 (San Diego) - Behind thrilling performances by Jeroen Meefout and Winston Sorhaitz, the San Diego State men’s soccer team broke down a UC Santa Barbara defense that had entered today with only one goal allowed over the course of its first three games to earn a 3-1 victory over the Gauchos in the team’s home opener on Monday night.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 8/29: FOUR MORE DAYS TILL FOOTBALL...

 

 

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August 29, 2017 (San Diego) - There's just four more days left until the San Diego State Aztecs football team takes the field again and men's soccer is back in town for their home opener.  Men's soccer head coach Lev Kirshner and two seniors, forward Jeroen Meefout and midfielder Thom Van Den Berg, football head coach Rocky Long, senior safety Trey Lomax and junior quarterback Christian Chapman discussed all that and more at this week's press conference.

CUTLER PUSHES SDSU MEN'S SOCCER TO OVERTIME WIN AGAINST VERMONT

 

Redshirt senior Dallin Cutler scored in the 95th minute to seal SDSU’s first win

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August 27, 2017 (West Point, N.Y.) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team earned its first win of the season thanks to a golden goal scored by redshirt senior Dallin Cutler in the 95th minute to break a 1-1 tie in the team’s first-ever meeting with Vermont. With the win, SDSU ends its east coast swing with a 1-1 record on the young season.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER SUFFERS 1-0 OVERTIME SETBACK AT ARMY WEST POINT

 

Adam Allmaras records two saves in season opener

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August 25, 2017 (West Point, N.Y.) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team fell victim to a 100th minute goal by Army West Point forward Rex Epps in its season opener on Friday night.

“We faced a very good and motivated team on their home opener,” said head coach Lev Kirshner. “They were difficult to breakdown and willed the game-winner as our boys battled hard to clear the ball multiple times.”

PELAEZ NAMED TO TOP DRAWER SOCCER'S PRESEASON BEST XI

 

San Diego native named to TDS Preseason Best XI Second Team

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August 21, 2017 (San Diego) - Pablo Pelaez of the San Diego State men’s soccer team was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Preseason Best XI Second Team on Monday. The honor comes just under two weeks after being named to the 2017 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List, known as the most prestigious individual award in college soccer. 

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS CAL POLY POMONA 1-0 IN SEASON OPENER

 

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August 18, 2017 (San Diego) - The SDSU men’s soccer team took the pitch on SDSU Sports Deck for the first time in 2017 tonight against Cal Poly Pomona.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER REVEALS 2017 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 10 home games in program’s 50th anniversary season

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July 31, 2017 (San Diego) - Celebrating the program’s 50th year of competition, San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner unveiled the Aztecs’ highly anticipated 2017 schedule on Monday. The challenging slate features 10 matches at SDSU Sports Deck, along with seven dates against opponents that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER ADDS JOSH HILL TO COACHING STAFF

 

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July 10, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner fortified his staff this week with the hiring of Josh Hill as assistant coach.

A native of Chino, California, Hill brings a vast array of coaching experience to Montezuma Mesa, ranging from the collegiate level to the USL Premier Development League (PDL). He most recently was an assistant coach at UCLA in 2016 after serving the Bruins’ director of soccer operations in 2015.

EX-SDSU MEN'S SOCCER STAR TRAVIS NICKLAW NAMED NPSF PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Ex-Aztec now competing for Albion PROS in San Diego

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April 7, 2017 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State men’s soccer star Travis Nicklaw, currently a forward for the San Diego-based Albion PROS, was named Mitre National Player of the Week Thursday by the National Premier Soccer League in a vote of media members from across the nation.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER ANNOUNCES CHALLENGING 2017 SPRING SCHEDULE

 

Friday match with MLS’ Toronto FC highlights seven-game slate

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February 2, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team will square off against 2016 MLS Cup runner-up Toronto FC on Friday, Feb. 3, in Irvine, Calif., highlighting the squad’s seven-game spring schedule as announced by Aztec head coach Lev Kirshner.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER: PABLO PELAEZ GARNERS COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS ALL-FRESHMAN HONORS

 

Aztec midfielder also ranked 15th on TDS Freshman Top 100 List

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December 28, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s soccer player Pablo Pelaez added to his growing list of postseason accolades recently after collecting second-team all-freshman honors from College Soccer News. In addition, the Aztec midfielder was featured on Top Drawer Soccer’s Men’s Division I Freshman Top 100 postseason list, earning a No. 15 ranking.

SDSU'S MEN'S SOCCER: PABLO PELAEZ EARNS FRESHMAN HONORS FROM TOP DRAWER SOCCER

 

Aztec midfielder collects fourth postseason award this year

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December 15, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Pablo Pelaez (San Diego, Calif.) picked up another postseason award Thursday, earning a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer Men’s Division I Freshman Best XI second-team list, the website announced.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EARNS 10 ALL-ACADEMIC PAC-12 HONORS

Aztecs’ 10 selections represent program high

 

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December 7, 2016 (San Diego) - A total of 10 San Diego State men’s soccer student-athletes were named to the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Team, as announced Wednesday by the league office. The 10 all-academic selections represent the most in program history, eclipsing the previous high of nine honorees in 2011.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER COLLECTS FIVE NSCAA ALL FAR WEST REGION HONORS

 

Aztecs’ five all-region selections represent program high

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Photo: Midfielder Pablo Pelaez is the first Aztec to garner first-team all-Far West Region accolades since 2011.

December 6, 2016 (San Diego) - After completing one of its most successful seasons ever, the San Diego State men’s soccer team had five players named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division I All-Far West Region Team, the organization announced Tuesday. Midfielder Pablo Pelaez was a first-team selection; forward Travis Nicklaw and defender Kyle Adams earned second-team honors, while goalkeeper Adam Allmaras and defender Matt Callahan received third-team recognition.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER TIES UNLV 1-1 IN NCAA FIRST ROUND, FALLS IN PKs

 

Aztecs finish successful season with a 9-4-6 record

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Photo: AJ Vergara scored his second goal of the year on Thursday vs. UNLV in the NCAA Tournament.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 18, 2016 (San Diego) - The No. 19/15 San Diego State men’s soccer team battled UNLV to a 1-1 draw in double overtime on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in front of 1,468 fans at SDSU Sports Deck. However, it was the visiting Rebels who advanced in the bracket after edging the Aztecs in penalty kicks, 6-5. Despite the conclusion, SDSU finished one of its most memorable seasons in program history with a 9-4-6 record, while UNLV moves to 10-11-2 on the year.

AZTEC ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 15: IS IT WINDY IN WYOMING?

 

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November 15, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State football team won again last week against Nevada, but now it's on to their second road game in a row against Wyoming on Saturday and this time, it's a day game.  Coach Rocky Long, redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman, junior running back Rashad Penny and senior defensive lineman Kyle Kelley spoke to the media at this week's press conference.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EARNS SEVEN ALL-PAC-12 HONORS

 

Aztecs’ Travis Nicklaw, Pablo Pelaez receive second-team recognition

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November 15, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team had seven players earn all-Pac-12 honors as announced Tuesday by the league office. Travis Nicklaw and Pablo Pelaez garnered second-team accolades, while Adam Allmaras, Matt Callahan, Casey Macias, Jeroen Meefout, and Michael Sauers received honorable mention.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER RECEIVES NCAA TOURNAMENT BID

 

Aztecs to play UNLV at home on Thursday

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November 14, 2016 (San Diego) - For the ninth time in program history, the San Diego State men’s soccer team is heading to the NCAA Tournament. The No. 16/15 Aztecs will play host to UNLV in their first-round match on Thursday, November 17 at SDSU Sports Deck. First tap is set for 7 p.m. PT.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BATTLES UCLA TO 0-0 DRAW

 

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Photo: Adam Allmaras pocketed his 11th shutout of the year on Thursday at UCLA.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 10, 2016 (Los Angeles) - The No. 16/15 San Diego State men's soccer team closed out its regular-season schedule on Thursday, battling No. rv/25 UCLA to a 0-0 draw in a key Pac-12 showdown at Drake Stadium.

With the result, the Aztecs (9-4-5, 4-3-3 Pac-12) clinch third place in the conference standings, matching their highest finish in league play since 2011, while the Bruins (9-7-2, 4-5-1 Pac-12) ended the year in fourth.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER UPSETS #11/10 WASHINGTON 1-0

 

Aztecs record first-ever regular-season sweep of Huskies

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Photo: Pablo Pelaez notched his first game-winning goal of his career on Sunday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 6, 2016 (Seattle) - Redshirt freshman Pablo Pelaez (San Diego, Calif.) scored on a free kick in the waning seconds on Sunday to lift the No. 21/15 San Diego State men’s soccer team to a 1-0 triumph over No. 11/10 Washington in a key Pac-12 showdown at Husky Soccer Stadium.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO OREGON STATE IN OVERTIME 3-2

 

Aztec comeback comes up short vs. Beavers

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Photo: Dallin Cutler notched his first two assists of the year at Oregon State on Thursday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 3, 2016 (Corvallis, Ore.) - After a furious rally late in the second half, the No. 21/15 San Diego State men’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat in overtime Thursday at the hands of host Oregon State in a Pac-12 match at Lorenz Field. With the loss, the Aztecs slip to 8-4-4 overall and 3-3-2 in conference play, while the Beavers move to 6-7-2 on the season and 2-4-2 in the Pac-12.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER: ADAM ALLMARAS NAMED PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Redshirt junior garners Aztecs’ fifth conference weekly award this season

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October 25, 2016 (San Francisco) - San Diego State goalkeeper Adam Allmaras (San Diego, Calif.) was named Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the second time this year after helping the Aztecs to a 1-0-1 record in a pair of home matches against Stanford and California, as announced Tuesday by the league office.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS CAL ON SENIOR DAY 1-0

 

Aztecs sweep Golden Bears for first time since 2009

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Photo:  Travis Nicklaw notched is fourth GW goal of the year on Sunday to lift the Aztecs past Cal.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 23, 2016 (San Diego) - The No. 17 San Diego State men’s soccer team closed out the home portion of its 2016 regular-season schedule Sunday with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over California to highlight Senior Day festivities at SDSU Sports Deck.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DRAWS WITH STANFORD 1-1

 

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Photo: Casey Macias scored his first goal of the year on Thursday vs. Stanford.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 21, 2016 (San Diego) - With the stalemate, the Aztecs move to 7-3-4 on the year and 2-2-2 in Pac-12 play, while the Cardinal find themselves at 8-2-4 overall and 5-0-1 in the conference.

#25/17 SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EDGES CAL IN OT NAIL-BITER 1-0

 

Aztec forward Michael Sauers nets game winner in the rain

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Photo: Michael Sauers tallied his third goal of the year on Sunday to help the Aztecs beat Cal.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 16, 2016 (Berkeley, Calif.) - Senior Michael Sauers scored the golden goal in the fourth minute of overtime on Sunday to lift the No. 25/17 San Diego State men’s soccer team to a gritty 1-0 victory over host California in a Pac-12 showdown at Goldman Field at Edwards Stadium.