#ASunMSoc Weekend Breakdown: 2013 Season Begins

Friday, August 30, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Season kicks off today with nine contests scheduled. A-Sun teams owned a 8-4-4 record during exhibition play, but a tough slate of games await league teams in the opening week.

FGCU and Stetson both square off with USF, while the Eagles Friday match against the Bulls will be featured as the NSCAA National Game of the Week on NSCAA TV.

Mercer and ETSU also have matches against top-70 RPI teams from last season, while North Florida and Jacksonville have dates with NCAA Tournament participant, Western Illinois.

Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunMSoc Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUMSoccer
Record: (0-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Charleston (L, 1-0)

Coach: Scott Calabrese
Career Record: (47-38-12)
  • Next Game: at South Carolina (Aug. 30th)
  • David Geno named A-Sun Preseason Player of the Year
  • Blaike Woodruff tabbed Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: David Geno (11)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: David Geno (23)
Twitter: @FGCU_MSoccer
Record: (0-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: at USF (T, 0-0; NCAA)

Coach: Bob Butehorn
Career Record: (90-74-16)
  • Next Game: at USF (Aug. 30th) - NSCAA National Game of the Week
  • Starts the season on a nine-match unbeaten streak
  • Picked by A-Sun Coaches to win fourth-straight A-Sun title

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Felipe DeSousa (7)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Felipe DeSousa (7)
Twitter: @JUMensSoccer
Record: (0-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: at UAB (L, 3-0)

Coach: Ryan Pratt
Career Record: (103-74-13)
  • Next Game: Valparaiso (Aug. 30th)
  • Matheus Saroli ranked 2nd in A-Sun for points (18) and goals (7)
  • Dolphins are in second year under Head Coach Ryan Pratt

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Matheus Saroli (7)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Nick Rodriguez (9)
Twitter: @LipscombMSOC
Record: (0-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: UAH (W, 5-0)

Coach: Charles Morrow
Career Record: (54-88-16)
  • Next Game: vs. Belmont (Aug. 30th)
  • Bisons picked to finish fourth in A-Sun by league coaches
  • Won both exhibition matches by a combined score of 9-1

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Reece Holcombe (4)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Tyler Burkhardt (5)
Twitter: @MercerBears
Record: (0-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last: at S. Carolina (L, 1-0)

Coach: Brad Ruzzo
Career Record: (39-43-13)
  • Next Game: at Clemson (Aug. 30th)
  • Reached A-Sun Championship Final in 2012; Lost to FGCU, 1-0
  • Led the league with four Preseason All-Conference Selections

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Ehjayson Henry (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Ehjayson Henry (10)
Twitter: @OspreyMSoc
Record: (0-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Rollins (T, 3-3)

Coach: Derek Marinatos
Career Record: (5-28-0)
  • Next Game: Western Illinois (Aug. 30th)
  • Faces 2012 NCAA Tournament Team, Western Illinois, in opener
  • Increased win total by three from 2011 to 2012 seasons

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: C. Garcia / M. Valderruten (4)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Camilo Garcia (4)
Twitter: @NKUNorseMSoc
Record: (0-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Kentucky (T, 1-1)

Coach: John Basalyga
Career Record: (137-53-20)
  • Next Game: at IPFW (Aug. 30th)
  • Starts the year with eight games away from home until Sept. 29th
  • Finished fourth in the A-Sun last year in first Division I season

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: N. Toney / C. Heard (3)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Craig Heard (3)
Twitter: @UpstateSpartans
Record: (0-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last: N. Greenville (W, 6-0)

Coach: Greg Hooks
Career Record: (292-141-34)
  • Next Game: at Presbyterian (Aug. 30th)
  • Earned first berth in A-Sun Championship in 2012; lost in quarters
  • Goalie Dani Alvarado owned a 1.01 GAA in 2012; fifth in A-Sun

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Dave Musambi (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Dave Musambi (6)
Twitter: @StetsonMSoccer
Record: (0-0-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Florida Tech (T, 1-1)

Coach: T. Logan Fleck
Career Record: (113-68-22)
  • Next Game: UMass Lowell (Aug. 30th)
  • Missed A-Sun Championship last year for first time since 1997
  • Andreas Schnabl has 12 career shutouts; tied for 9th all-time in A-Sun

  • 2012 Season Leading Scorer: Kai Eckenrode (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Evan Jimmo (4)

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