Men's Soccer Concludes Season At Home Against No. 11 Monmouth On Friday
Monmouth (12-1-2, 6-0-2 NEC) at Mount St. Mary's (7-10-0, 4-5-0
WHEN: Fri, Nov. 5, 2010, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Waldron Family Stadium, Emmitsburg, Md.
SERIES INFORMATION: Monmouth leads 13-6-4
LAST MEETING: Monmouth (3-1) 11-6-09
FIRST MEETING: Monmouth (2-1) 10-17-89
LAST MOUNT WIN: (2-1 ot) 10-26-03
IN EMMITSBURG: Monmouth leads 6-2-3
opening kick... Friday's match between Mount St. Mary's and Monmouth marks the 24th meeting in the all-time series dating back to the 1989 season. The Hawks lead the series 13-6-4, including riding a seven-game unbeaten streak against the Mount. Monmouth downed the Mountaineers 3-1 last season while the Mount St. Mary's last win in the matchup was a 2-1 decision in 2003.
about the hawks... Monmouth, who moved up to No. 11 in the NSCAA poll, comes into the contest 12-1-2 overall and 6-0-2 in Northeast Conference play after defeating Robert Morris 3-0 on Sunday. Senior M/F Ryan Kinne leads the team with 12 goals and four assists for 28 points. Sophomore M Ryan Clark ranks second on the team with two goals and five assists for nine points while junior F/M Erkko Puranen has four goals for eight points and senior F/M Chase Barbieri has three goals and two assists for eight points. Senior GK Bryan Meredith has 42 saves, a 0.45 goals against average and a .857 save percentage.
last time we met... Ninth-ranked Monmouth defeated Mount St. Mary's 3-1 on Nov. 6, 2009. Chris Wheeler scored the Mountaineers lone goal of the afternoon off an assist from Scott Phinith. Mount St. Mary's became only the second NEC school to score against Monmouth this season. Chris Davis made two saves in the loss. Ryan Clark, Ryan Kinne and Chase Barbieri each scored for the Hawks and Bryan Meredith made one saves in the winning effort.
last time out... Saint Francis (Pa.) scored in the 107th minute to edge Mount St. Mary's 1-0 in double overtime on Monday. Chris Davis made five saves for the Mountaineers in the loss.
thank you, seniors... Mount St. Mary's would like to thank seniors Chris Davis, Eric Detzel, Ty Fenstermacher, Scott Phinith, Will Thomas and Phil Tavares for their hard work and dedication to the Mount and the men's soccer program for the last four years.
detzel honored for academics... Senior Eric Detzel has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District II first team, announced on Tuesday. Detzel will now move on to the national ballot. Detzel, who has a 3.85 grade-point average, is double majoring in mathematics and computer science. To be eligible for the team, which is voted on by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members, a player must contribute significantly to his team and have a grade-point average of at least 3.30.
next on tap... The game against Monmouth concludes the Mount's 2010 campaign.
wheeler's single-season mark... Junior Chris Wheeler broke the Mount's Division I record for goals in a season with 13 after scoring in the first half against Robert Morris on Oct. 29. The junior broke his own mark that he set in his freshman year and Even Hytten, who accomplished the feat in 1990. John Tallarido holds the program's all-time goals mark with 19 markers in 1981. With that goal, Wheeler also set the Mount's Division I mark for goals in a career with 33 goals, surpassing Duncan Gladwin (32, 1996-99).
in the nation... Junior Chris Wheeler is fifth in goals in the nation with 13 tallies. The junior also ranks seventh in goals per game (0.81), eighth in points (27) and 13th in points per game (1.69). Senior Eric Detzel stands 13 in Division I in assists (8) and 18th in assists per game (0.50).
statistics in the league... Mount St. Mary's ranks third in the Northeast Conference in goals (25), third in goals per game (1.47), third in points (68), third in points per game (4.00), third in assists (18) and third assist per game (1.06). Junior Chris Wheeler leads the league in shots (74), shots per game (4.35) and goals (13). The junior is also second in points (27), second in goals per game (0.76) and third in points per game (1.60). Senior Eric Detzel leads the league in assists (8), second in assists per game (0.47), seventh in points (14) and ninth in points per game (0.82).
in the league... The Mount is 74-87-27 in
Northeast Conference matches. The Mountaineers are 36-50-15 under
head coach Rob Ryerson in the NEC and 7-2-2 in the conference
opener, including back-to-back NEC opening wins in 2008 and 2009.
The Mount is 11-9-1 in the last three seasons in the league.
preseason poll... The Mount St. Mary's men's soccer team has been picked fifth in the Northeast Conference (NEC) Preseason Coaches Poll. Monmouth, who claimed the last four league regular season titles and the 2009 NEC Tournament crown, has been unanimously selected as the preseason favorite in 2010. Quinnipiac, Fairleigh Dickinson and St. Francis (N.Y.) were picked 2-3-4 while the Mount, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis (Pa.), Long Island, Central Connecticut State, Robert Morris and Bryant rounded out the 11-team poll.
komlan honored... Koudzo Komlan was named the adidas/Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week for the week of Sept. 6-12. It is the sophomore first conference honor. The sophomore defender helped the Mount to its second-straight win and first-ever decision over George Washington on Sept.11. Komlan took a long ball and beat the goalkeeper and then popped the ball over the netminder's head at 60:57 mark to break a 3-all standstill and propel Mount St. Mary's to a 4-3 win against the Colonials. It was the sophomore's first collegiate goal.
aye, aye captain... Seniors Chris Davis and
Eric Detzel will serve as team captains for the 2010 campaign.
wheeling and dealing... Junior Chris Wheeler has scored 33 goals in his first three seasons in Emmitsburg and now sits in fourth place on the program's all-time career goal list and became the all-time Mount Division I leader with a goal against Robert Morris on Oct. 29. Next on the all-time list is Jaeho Song (34, 1980-83) in third place. The junior also sits in fourth place in points in Division I history with 71, two points shy Simon Hodkin (73, 1996-99). The junior also became the all-time leader in shots after posting eight chances against Bryant on Oct. 22 and now stands at 228 shots. Wheeler scored 12 goals in his freshman year, including becoming the seventh player in Division I history to notch a hat trick when he found the twine against Robert Morris on Oct. 10, 2008.
eric in the middle... Senior Eric Detzel also is moving up on the program's Division I charts. The senior sits in seventh place with 17 goals in Mount Division I history with Don Barry (18, 1988-90) next on the list. Detzel also stands in fifth place with 51 points and sits in sixth place in program history with 17 assists. Next on the assist list is Bob Deegan (18, 1978-81) in fifth place and next on the Division I point list is Don Barry (58, 1988-90) in fourth place.
no fins to slow him down... Senior Scott Phinith sits in ninth place for assists in Mount Divisoion I history with 11 assists. Next on the list is Kurt Borel (12, 2001-04) in eighth place. The senior has five goals and 11 assists for 21 points in his career.
the man protecting the pipes... Senior Chris Davis became the program's all-time career leader in minutes played during the match against Sacred Heart on Oct. 8 and now stands at 5948 minutes played. Davis is also second in career shutouts with 16 while Keith Kennedy is the all-time leader (17, 1992-95). Davis, who has four shutouts this season, recorded eight shutouts as a sophomore to notch the most shutouts in a campaign since 1999.
local rivalries... Mount St. Mary's will play four teams from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area this season. The squad will host Towson (L, 0-2), George Washington (W, 4-3) and UMBC (L, 2-3) and traveled to Howard (W, 2-0) this season.
new to the mountain... Head coach Rob Ryerson
has added eight players to his 2010 roster. Freshmen Zoncher Dennis
(Abijam, Ivory Coast), Jimmy Ockford (Yardley, Pa.), Connor Waraksa
(Media, Pa.) and Patrick Wheeler (Newcastle, Australia) were signed
to National Letters of Intent while junior transfer Peter Steve
(Dallas, Pa.) also signed a scholarship. Steve went to Cincinnati
for two years, but did not play in a game with the Bearcats.
Freshmen Steve Hamilton (Manchester, Md.), Mike Molloy (Baltimore,
Md.) and sophomore Koudzo Komlan (Lome, Togo) also joined the
players from down under... Junior Chris Davis (Townsville, Australia), the first men's soccer player to hail from Australia, was joined by fellow countrymen Chris Wheeler (Newcastle, Australia) in 2008. Wheeler's brother Patrick Wheeler (Newcastle, Australia) joined the team in 2010.
the family continues to grow... Head coach Rob Ryerseon has coached five of the eight brother combos in Mount men's soccer history. Freshmen Jimmy Ockford and Patrick Wheeler join the team this season to join their brothers' sophomore Alex Ockford and junior Chris Wheeler. In addition, freshman Connor Waraksa becomes the third member of his family to play Division I athletics and the second at the Mount. Connor's sister, Breana, was a four-year letterwinner on the women's lacrosse team and still holds the single game and career record for assists.
home sweet home emmitsburg... Under head coach
Rob Ryerson, Mount St. Mary's is 36-30-3 at home, including 4-2-1
in 2000 (Ryerson's first season) and 5-1 in 2003.
foreign flavor... Head coach Rob Ryerson has six international students on the team in 2010. Senior Chris Davis (Townsville, Australia) , junior Chris Wheeler (Newcastle, Australia) and sophomore Will Jagger (Crowsborough, England) return in 2010 while sophomore Koudzo Komlan (Lome, Togo) and freshmen Zoncher Dennis (Abijam, Ivory Coast) and Patrick Wheeler (Newcastle, Australia) joins the fray this season.
waldron family stadium... Mount St. Mary's is 17-16-1 at the Waldron Family Stadium. The squad moved into the state-of-the-art 1,000-seat Waldron Family Stadium for a full season in 2007. The Mount played three games in the venue in 2006, posting a 2-1 record. The Mountaineers lost their inaugural match at the stadium to Monmouth 3-0 on Oct. 15, 2006 before ending the season with wins against Sacred Heart (2-1) and Northeast Conference Tournament bound Fairleigh Dickinson (1-0 2OT).
friday night lights... Mount St. Mary's played its first two night games at Waldron Family Stadium last season and have posted a 3-3 mark under the lights. The Mount will host Towson (L, 0-2), Bryant (W, 4-3 ot) and Robert Morris (W, 1-0) under the lights in 2010.
about the coach... Head coach Rob Ryerson is entering his 11th season at the helm of the men's soccer team at the Mount, posting a career record of 63-105-22. He has led the Mount to a 38-48-14 mark in NEC regular season games. Ryerson was named the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Mountaineers to a 9-10-1 overall mark and a 5-4 record in league play and the squad's first NEC Tournament appearance since 1999 in the 2008 campaign.