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Baseball Stadium Baseball will include a press box, team dugouts and hitting and pitching practice areas. Synthetic grass will extend the ability to practice and play throughout the year and lighting will allow for evening games.

New Olympic Sports Facility Coming in 2010!

Similar to the blueprint Pitt began cultivating in 2000 to entrench itself among the country’s finest universities, Pitt Athletics is intent on doing the same from a student-athlete perspective. Envisioned is a new complex that will provide state-of-the-art homes for Pitt baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s track and field. The complex will transform 12 acres of land at the peak of campus, not only giving Pitt studentathletes nationally competitive facilities, but also rejuvenating an untapped area that neighbors the University of Pittsburgh campus.

The Olympic Sports Complex The Olympic Sports Complex will transform 12 acres of unused land into a major attraction for the kind of top-performing student-athletes who can elevate the quality of our Olympic sports programs while competing academically to achieve all that an education at the University of Pittsburgh has to offer. Combined with the premier venues of Heinz Field, the Petersen Events Center, the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, and the newly renovated Fitzgerald Field House and Trees Pool, this complex will offer students, parents and fans an enthralling sports experience that stretches from Oakland to the North Shore to the booming South Side.

Track & Field Stadium The track and field stadium will be utilized for practice and competition, and be located on the site presently occupied by Pitt’s current baseball and softball fields.


Soccer Stadium The men’s and women’s soccer stadium will be a practice and competition venue, complete with synthetic grass field, lighting and a press box.

Softball Stadium Softball will have a skinned infield with an artificial grass outfield, along with lighting. The stadium will include team dugouts, hitting and pitching practice areas and a press box.

The new facility will be a tremendous step forward for our soccer program in several ways. Obviously it will be nice to play our home games on campus. Playing on campus will be a plus, for the team, our fans and the soccer community in general. In addition, the new stadium will provide our team an excellent training site which is a critical factor in the development of an elite program. We will have a full size field and a quality field surface available for all of our training and practice sessions. Finally, recruits will be able to see a first-class soccer specific facility when they visit the Pitt campus, which enhances the overall image of our program.

- Joe Luxbacher Pitt Men’s Soccer Head Coach


2009 QUICK FACTS Table of Contents Media Information ............................................ 2 2009 Quick Facts ............................................... 2 2009 Season Outlook ..................................... 3-4 Head Coach Joe Luxbacher ............................. 5-6 Assistant Coaches ..............................................7 Coaching/Support Staff ..................................... 8 2009 Roster ....................................................... 9 2009 Player Profiles .....................................10-19 2008 Final Statistics......................................... 20 2008 Results .....................................................21 Scoring Records ...............................................22 Goalkeeping Records........................................23 Team Records ................................................. 24 Miscellaneous Records .....................................25 Annual Team Leaders ...................................... 26 Big East Honors ................................................27 Big East Academic Honors............................... 28 All-Time Coaching Records .............................. 29 Panthers in the Pros .........................................30 Pitt’s All-America Selections .............................31 Pitt’s Most Valuable Players..............................32 All-Time Lettermen .....................................33-34 Year-by-Year Results ....................................35-38 Soccer History ..................................................39 Results vs. 2009 Opponents............................. 40

Media Outlets Associated Press 6 Gateway Center, Suite 222, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. (412) 281-3747. Fax: (412) 281-1869. (Alan Robinson, sports editor). Beaver County Times 400 Fair Avenue, Beaver, PA 15009. (724) 775-3200. Fax: (724) 728-0190. (Ed Rose, sports editor). Pitt TV (University of Pittsburgh Campus Sports Station) 502 William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 401-5994. The Pitt News 434 William Pitt Union, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. (412) 648-7980. Fax: (412) 648-8491. (sports editor TBA). Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 34 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. (412) 263-1621. Fax: (412) 263-1926. (Jerry Micco, asst. managing editor sports, Paul Zeise and Ray Fittipaldo, beat writers). Pittsburgh Tribune-Review D.L. Clark Building, 503 Martindale Street, Third Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. (412) 321-6460. Fax: (412) 320-7964. (Kevin Smith, sports editor, Kevin Gorman and John Grupp, beat writers).

Quick Facts

Media Information PRESS SERVICES Members of the media are supplied with weekly updates containing statistics, game summaries and information regarding upcoming events. On game day, the media relations staff will distribute game programs, team and individual statistics and all postgame information. MEDIA RELATIONS DEPARTMENT Located on the Petersen Events Center’s Event Level: Men’s Soccer SID: Paul Pancoe Office Number: (412) 648-8240 Cell Number: (330) 559-1131 Email: ppancoe@athletics.pitt.edu Fax Number: (412) 648-8248 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7436, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Overnight Address: Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 Web Address: www.pittsburghpanthers.com INTERVIEW POLICY If a media member wishes to interview or photograph a Pittsburgh men’s soccer player or coach, please contact the Media Relations Department in advance. Every attempt will be made to fulfill the request as efficiently and as quickly as possible. Interviews with student-athletes will be set up only by the Media Relations Office. Please allow at least one day’s notice or more. Student-Athletes’ telephone numbers will not be released to the media. Interviews with any of the coaches can be arranged by contacting them directly. Coaches’ office numbers are listed in the athletics department directory.

Credits Editor: Matt Haas Contributing Editors: Paul Pancoe, Greg Hotchkiss, E.J. Borghetti, Mendy Nestor, Sophia Duck, Celeste Welsh Photography: Jason Blair, Mike Drazdzinski, Michelle Ray, Patricia Nagle, C.W. Pack, JUST SPORTS, Eric Whiteman, Joe Kapelewski, Sean Brady, Pete Madia. Printing: Herrman Printing Cover Design: Direct Axis

GENERAL INFORMATION School: University of Pittsburgh Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15261 Founded: 1787 Enrollment: 33,898 Nickname: Panthers Colors: Blue and Gold (PMS 289/PMS 4515) Home Field: Founders Field (Indianola, Pa.) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: BIG EAST Chancellor: Mark A. Nordenberg Alma Mater: Thiel College,’70 Athletic Director: Steve Pederson Alma Mater: Nebraska,’80 Athletic Phone: (412) 648-8230 MEN’S SOCCER HISTORY First Year of Soccer: 1954 All-Time Record: 365-366-78 Last postseason opponent: DePaul (2008) Result: L, 1-3 (Big East Tournament First Round) COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Joe Luxbacher Alma Mater: Pittsburgh ‘74 Record at School (Yrs.): 193-194-50 (25) Overall Record (Yrs.): 217-206-54 (28) Assistant Coach: Chris Karwoski (Vermont, ‘91) Goalkeepers Coach: Eric Barnes (Pittsburgh, ‘09) Volunteer Assistant: Mike Bacasa (Pittsburgh, ‘93) Soccer Phone: (412) 648-8217 2008 REVIEW Overall Record: 7-8-3 Big East Record (Finish): 3-6-2/6th Blue Division 2009 TEAM INFORMATION Letterwinners Ret./Lost: 16/6 Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Top Offensive Returnees: GP SOG G A Pt. GW M. McDade 18 18 3 1 7 0 C. Wilcox 18 16 3 1 7 1 Prince-Wright 18 12 3 0 6 2 Top Returning Goalkeepers: GP S GA Avg. ShO Z. Matthews Did not compete

*This Media Guide is dedicated to the memory of Brian Retzloff, who served nine seasons as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Pitt.

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2009 SEASON OUTLOOK The 2008 Pitt men’s soccer season saw a young Panthers’ team overcome adversity and injuries to post a 7-8-3 overall record and advance to the Big East Tournament for the second time in three years. Pitt hopes an additional year of experience will help as it enters the 2009 campaign with high expectations. “Our goal as a team is to challenge for the Big East title,” Pitt head men’s soccer coach Joe Luxbacher said. “Obviously it’s a challenge but I like our team and feel that we have the potential to do some big things this year.” Pitt returns eight of 11 starters and 16 letterwinners to the 2009 roster including sophomore Ryan Brode and senior Matt Firster who missed significant time last season due to injuries. “We have a deep team,” Luxbacher said. “There is going to be competition for every spot and I feel that will make our team stronger in the long run. Our team also believes they can be good and feels that with a strong, collective effort, it can accomplish great things.” Pitt’s main goals in 2009 will be to post a winning record, return to the Big East Tournament and advance beyond first round play. In order to achieve these goals the Panthers will need to continue to play lockdown defense, improve on the offensive end and find replacements for forward E.J. McCormick, defender Eric Jaeger and goalkeepers Jordan Marks and Eric Barnes. Pitt hopes that a change in philosophy will add more offense to the team while still keeping the lockdown defense. Pitt will look to constantly attack its opponents on both ends of the field in the hopes of creating turnovers and scoring opportunities. “This year we plan on playing a more attacking style of play,” Luxbacher said. “We want to attack more in our opponent’s end of the field which will hopefully lead to more scoring opportunities. I feel that this type of play is better suited for our team, but, in order for it to be successful our players need to buy into the system and get in great shape. It will be hard work, but I feel that our players will be up to the challenge.” One of the first objectives for Pitt will be to continue its success in non-conference play where it finished a very respectable 4-1-1 in 2008. Although it won’t be easy with the likes of perennial NCAA College Cup contender UC-Santa Barbara on the schedule, a successful non-conference stretch could help the Panthers gain confidence upon heading into a difficult Big East Conference schedule which pairs the Panthers against four teams that advanced to the NCAA College Cup a year ago. Last year, Pitt finished with a 3-6-2 record in the extremely deep and talented Big East Conference. The Panthers will look to improve on their 2009 record and must do so on the

road where they only managed one win against four losses and a tie. In order to be considered among the Big East’s elite, the Panthers must also find a way to improve on a home record which saw them go 2-2-1 in Big East play. Pitt enters the 2009 season as a team that is filled with experienced players. Over half of the Panthers’ team is comprised of upperclassmen that have made a significant impact during their careers at Pitt. Pitt also brings back several sophomores who saw action in their freshman seasons along with three freshmen who have the opportunity to compete for immediate playing time. With the years of training, game experiences and team chemistry building that the current Panther players have had together, the group will look to take a big step forward and try to contend for a Big East Championship.

The Panthers also add a talented transfer from Virginia Tech in junior Terry Boland. Boland, who will be eligible to compete immediately, is a big and athletic striker who has great touch and a knack for scoring goals. “Terry will be a great fit for the attacking style that we want to play this upcoming season,” Luxbacher said. “He has a tremendously high work rate and will work very well with our returning group of players.” Adding to the Panthers’ depth at forward are sophomore Wils Alpern and redshirt sophomore Adam Monteverde. Alpern saw action in 10 games as a freshman reserve forward and scored a goal against Bryant. While Monteverde played in all 18 games as a freshman. Both will be counted on in 2009 to help bring a more consistent offensive attack to the Pitt team.

Midfielders

Forwards One of the main keys for the Pitt offense will be to find a way to match the production that will be lost by the graduation of four-year letterwinner E.J. McCormick. McCormick led the 2008 Panthers in points (11) and tied for the team lead in goals (three). Over his four-year career McCormick recorded 24 points on nine goals and six assists. “We don’t have one or two superstar goal scorers on our team,” Luxbacher said. “But our team can score goals in a variety of different ways from a variety of players. “ Leading the way for the Pitt forwards will be senior Chris Wilcox. Over his three-year career at Pitt, Wilcox has played in 34 games starting six. Wilcox is coming off a breakthrough year in 2008 which saw him tie for the team lead in goals (three) and finish second on the team in points (seven). Wilcox hopes to build on his success from 2008 and continue his stellar play into the 2009 season. “Chris is a player who has show the ability to score for us,” Luxbacher said. “He has been very productive in the minutes that he played and we hope to get a lot of offensive production out of him this season.”

One of the strengths of the 2009 Pitt team is a veteran midfield that returns all of its starters from the 2008 season. Leading the way for Pitt’s midfield is senior Matt Baker. In his previous three seasons, Baker has played in all 54 games while starting 52. He has accounted for 16 career points on five goals (including two game-winners) and six assists and will be counted on to help lead the Pitt offense in 2009. “Matt is a key guy for us,” Luxbacher said. “He shows great leadership and has tons of ability but will need to get better at finishing plays. I’ve talked with Matt over the summer and feel very confident in his ability to finish more consistently for us in the upcoming season.” The Pitt midfield will also welcome back a key contributor in redshirt sophomore Ryan Brode. Brode earned a medical hardship after missing all but four games for the Panthers in 2008. In his freshman season (2007), Brode was one of only two Pitt players to start all 18 games where he played nearly every minute and added three assists. The Panthers hope that a healthy Brode will help solidify the midfield. “Ryan is such a well rounded player,” Luxbacher said. “He has great passion and a high work rate. He is a key for our midfield because of his passing skills and high soccer IQ which will help create numerous scoring opportunities for our team.” Also returning to the Panthers’ midfield are senior Michael McDade and junior Joe Prince-Wright who tied for the team lead in goals last season with three. In his three-year career, McDade has played in 48 games with 30 starts scoring five goals and accumulating

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2009 SEASON OUTLOOK 12 points. The midfielder will also be a key for the Panthers on free kicks due to his strong left foot. Prince-Wright, a tough defensive midfielder, has played in 31 career games with 15 starts and has accumulated nine points on four goals including two game-winners in two seasons at Pitt. Adding to the depth of the Pitt midfield will be an experienced group which includes senior Orane Gordon (41 career games), junior Justin Boehm (28 career games) and sophomore Ian Farnsworth (played in all 18 games in 2008). Chris Cline and Andy Clifford will also contribute. The Panthers also add senior transfer Alex Betancourt who could not compete in 2008 due to NCAA transfer rules and sophomore Ethan Talbott who did not see game action last season.

Defenders The Panthers’ defense must find a way to replace four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain Eric Jaeger who was a fixture on the Pitt backline, but with an experienced returning core, Pitt sees its defense to be another one of its strengths for the 2009 season. Leading the way for the Panthers’ defense will be juniors Andy Kalas and Connor Malone. Kalas, the backbone of the defense, is also the primary organizer of the Panthers offense due to his ability to read the game and set up opportunities for his teammates. In his two seasons with the Panthers, Kalas has played in all 36 games, starting 35, and scored three goals. Malone is an athletic, tough and physical defender who has played in 33 career games with 21 starts. “Andy and Connor will be the keys to our defense,” Luxbacher said. “They are both very talented and will provide great leadership. Andy is a natural leader on and off the field. Connor is quieter but his focus and competitiveness rubs off on teammates. They are the kind of guys that you definitely want on your team.” Pitt will also welcome back redshirt senior Matt Firster. A key contributor during his first three seasons with the Panthers, Firster returns to Pitt after being granted a medical hardship by the NCAA. Firster has started 49 of 50 career games as a defender accumulating two goals including a game-winner. But what the Panthers like most about Firster is the tough, physical defense that he plays which helps lock down the opponent’s top forwards. “Matt’s biggest obstacle will be not playing

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for a year,” Luxbacher said. “If he comes back fully healthy he’ll help us a great deal being a solid experienced defender.” Adding to the depth of the Pitt defense will be an experienced group which includes: senior Samuli Ahola (40 career games), junior Shane Flowers (17 games) and sophomore Sam Luffy (18 games, starting 14 as a freshman). Newcomers Alex Fischetti and Mike Whitaker will also have an opportunity to see game action and help contribute to Pitt’s success.

Goalkeepers The biggest question mark for Pitt entering the 2009 season is at goaltender. Jordan Marks and Eric Barnes were a terrific one-two punch for the Panthers’ in goal and helped guide the 2008 Pitt team to six shutouts. The duo ranked first in the Big East in total saves (92) and saves per game (5.11). The duo also ranks among the all-time great goalkeepers in Pitt soccer history. Marks is ranked in the in the top-10 on four of Pitt’s all-time goalkeeper records including least goals against in a season (third, seven goals against, 2008), lowest goals-against average-season (fourth, 0.87 GAA,2008), least goals against-career (seventh, 54 goals against,2005-08) and most career saves (tenth, 164,2005-08), while Barnes narrowly missed making the top-10 in several categories. The two Panthers who face the difficult task of replacing the departed Barnes and Marks are redshirt junior Zach Matthews and freshman Keegan Gunderson. Matthews has yet to see game action in his three seasons at Pitt but had the experience of learning from the likes of Barnes and Marks. Gunderson brings several years of experience playing at the highest level of high school soccer including U.S. National Team training camps, Minnesota and Region II (Midwest) Olympic Development Program participation and U.S. Club soccer National Championships. “Zach has been with the program for a few years and had a solid spring for us and Keegan has a lot of experience playing at the highest levels of high school soccer,” Luxbacher said. “So between the two, I am confident we will be solid in the goal, even though neither has playing experience in Big East games.” Luxbacher also believes that the addition of the aforementioned Eric Barnes as a Graduate Assistant/Goalkeepers coach will assist in the development of his young goalkeepers. “Having Eric will really help out Zach and Keegan, Keegan,” Luxb Luxbacher said. “Goalies, particularly

young goalies, need experience everyday in practice. Having a goalkeepers coach like Eric around makes me feel confident that our goalies will get the necessary experience and training every time they practice. The experience they gain from working with Eric will no doubt help them as they prepare for the difficult task of playing soccer at the Big East level.”

Schedule Pitt’s schedule is one of the most difficult in the country. With matchups against five teams-UC-Santa Barbara, Louisville, South Florida, Connecticut and Notre Dame-that advanced to the NCAA College Cup in 2008 as well as the rest of the always tough Big East Conference and the early season tournament opponents, Pitt will need to keep its focus and bring energy and effort to every game in order to achieve its lofty goals for the 2009 season. “We have a lot of tough matches to start but that’s what it’s about, that’s what we want,” Luxbacher said. “We’re ready for the challenges ahead.” Even with a challenging schedule, Pitt will look to improve on its record from a season ago. Non-conference play kicks off when the Panthers travel to Moon Township, Pa. to play Robert Morris (Sept. 1). The Panthers then travel to Morgantown, W.Va. to compete in the West Virginia Tournament against UC-Santa Barbara (Sept. 4) and Buffalo (Sept. 6). Pitt will then return home to host games in the Pitt/Robert Morris Invitational Tournament where it will play U.W.-Green Bay (Sept. 11) and LaSalle (Sept. 13). The Panthers also play host to Cleveland State (Oct. 21). Pitt opens Big East play when it travels to Cincinnati on Sept. 18. Other conference road matchups include: Louisville (Sept. 20), Georgetown (Oct. 10), Connecticut (Oct. 17) and Marquette (Oct. 31). Pitt opens its home Big East season on Sept. 28 when it welcomes DePaul to Founders Field. Other conference home matchups include: South Florida (Sept. 27), Providence (Oct. 3), West Virginia (Oct. 6), Notre Dame (Oct. 24) and Seton Hall (Oct. 28). Pitt will look to improve upon its 3-6-2 mark in Big East play from a year ago. Pitt hopes that another solid season will lead to a run in the Big East Tournament. “We have a new team, new assistants and we’re all really looking forward to the upcoming season,” Luxbacher said. “There are a lot of challenges facing us, but we know what it’s going to take and we’re going to be ready to go.”

(From left): Matt Baker, Michael McDade and Andy Kalas will be counted on to lead the Panthers in 2009.


HEAD COACH JOE LUXBACHER Joe

Luxbacher

Joe Luxbacher File Hometown Education

Head Coach 26th Season at Pitt Pittsburgh, ‘74

A legacy of tradition and excellence has been established by University of Pittsburgh men’s soccer coach Joe Luxbacher, only the second head coach in the program’s 54-year history. The Big East Conference Coach of the Year recipient in both 1992 and 1995, Luxbacher’s teams have compiled six 10-plus victory seasons and eight Big East Conference Tournament appearances during his tenure. In 1992, the Panthers set a then-school record for victories (12) and advanced to the Big East Tournament. Despite a slow start the following season, Pittsburgh rallied to win five of its last six games, falling just short in its bid to return to the Big East playoffs. In 1995, Luxbacher’s squad won a school-record 14 games and recorded Pitt’s first-ever conference tournament victory as it defeated Seton Hall in a shootout. Through the years the Panthers have met the challenge of being a top-25 caliber Division I program. During the 2000 campaign, the team was ranked as high as No. 7 nationally. “Our goal as a program is to be a top-25 team,” Luxbacher said. “I believe we are establishing a foundation that will enable us to realize that goal on a consistent basis. To do so requires a group of talented and committed players, a quality coaching and support

Luxbacher has guided Pitt to six 10 plus win seasons during his 26-year tenure as Pitt’s Men’s Soccer Head Coach.

staff and a willingness by all to prepare for success, to commit to becoming the best we can possibly be. Towards that aim I try to arrange a difficult schedule that will give us a realistic picture of where we are as a program. Competing in the Big East Conference enables us to do that on an annual basis, as we play in what is arguably the strongest Division I men’s soccer conference. I prefer to play a schedule that challenges us to the best of our abilities, a schedule that, if we are successful, truly means we have achieved something.” Prior to making his mark as a coach, Luxbacher set the standard for individual scoring achievement as a Panther player. In his three-year collegiate career from 1970-73, he established four school records including most goals in a game (seven), most points in a game (15), career goals (37) and career points (84). He led the Panthers in both points and goals for three consecutive seasons and led the 1973 squad in assists. As the team’s captain and Most Valuable Player in his senior season, Luxbacher averaged 12-plus goals and 28 points per season in his career for head coach Leo Bemis. After Luxbacher graduated from Pittsburgh in 1974, he began his professional playing career with the Philadelphia Atoms of the North American Soccer League (NASL). After two seasons with the Atoms, he traveled abroad with a select team touring Europe. Afterward Luxbacher returned to his hometown as a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League’s (MISL) Pittsburgh Spirit, where he had the distinction of scoring the Spirit’s first goal in franchise history. Even though Luxbacher has had the good fortune to play internationally and compete at the professional level, he remains loyal to his local Pittsburgh roots. Luxbacher learned the game while growing up in Beadling, a small mining town just south of Pittsburgh which boasts a rich soccer history. Through the years, Beadling teams have won many local and national competitions and in 1954 the men’s senior team was crowned national amateur champions (United States Soccer Federation) when it defeated St. Louis in the National Amateur Cup final. As a youngster Luxbacher developed his passion and love of the sport from his dad, uncles and the many senior players in Beadling. Each evening a group of players, young and old alike, would gather to play pick-up games on the town soccer field. On weekends the Beadling teams would compete against teams from local towns in organized games. Intense rivalries arose and the pride of representing their town provided motivation to win. “The senior players were tough, blue-collar guys who played a rough game of soccer,” recalls Luxbacher. “There was always a great deal of pride and camaraderie on the Beadling teams, and I learned early on the value of commitment and teamwork. I wouldn’t have reached the playing level that I did had I not grown up in this close-knit and supportive soccer culture.” In addition to Luxbacher, Beadling

Beadling, Pa. Bachelor of Science-Biological Scienced, University of Pittsburgh, 1974. Masters of Education-Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Pittsburgh, 1978. Ph. D-Administration of Physical Education and Athletics, University of Pittsburgh, 1985.

Family

Wife: Gail Ann Daughter: Eliza Gail Son: Travis Joseph

Coaching Career

Assistant Coach, University of Pittsburgh, 1975 Head Coach, Mount Union College, Ohio, 1978-81 Head Coach, University of Pittsburgh, 1984-Present

Playing Career

University of Pittsburgh, 1971-74 Philadelphia Atoms, 1974-75 Pittsburgh Miners, 1975-76 Pittsburgh Spirit, 1979-81

Luxbacher’s Career Record YEAR SCHOOL 1978 Mt. Union 1979 Mt. Union 1980 Mt. Union Total 1984 Pitt 1985 Pitt 1986 Pitt 1987 Pitt 1988 Pitt 1989 Pitt 1990 Pitt 1991 Pitt 1992 Pitt 1993 Pitt 1994 Pitt 1995 Pitt 1996 Pitt 1997 Pitt 1998 Pitt 1999 Pitt 2000 Pitt 2001 Pitt 2002 Pitt 2003 Pitt 2004 Pitt 2005 Pitt 2006 Pitt 2007 Pitt 2008 Pitt Total (25 Yrs.) Career (28 Yrs.)

WON 7 9 8 24 9 11 10 4 6 8 7 6 12 9 9 14 8 10 6 7 13 6 8 6 6 3 5 3 7 193 217

LOST TIED 3 2 4 1 5 1 12 4 6 1 4 2 5 2 10 1 8 1 6 3 8 2 7 4 6 1 5 3 8 1 6 1 7 2 5 4 9 3 9 3 5 0 8 3 9 1 11 1 8 3 12 1 11 2 13 2 8 3 194 50 206 54

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HEAD COACH JOE LUXBACHER Playing Honors and Accolades At Pitt: • Selected to All-PA-NJ-DE team in 1972 and 1973. • Team Captain and earned Most Valuable Player Award in 1973. • Honored as a member of the Outstanding College Athletes of America in 1970 and 1973. • Scored a school-record seven goals against Edinboro in 1971 (also had an assist, giving him 15 points in the game). • Tied for Pittsburgh’s school-record with 84 career points. • Registered a school-record 37 goals during his career. • Received Pittsburgh’s Panther Award in 1973. Coaching Honors and Accolades

The Luxbacher family (from top): Gail Ann, Travis Joseph , Joe and Eliza Gail.

groomed two other Panther greats, Robert Cherry (1955) and Jerome Bressanelli (195557). Bressanelli was an All-American for the Panthers, while Cherry still holds two school records. With international, professional and collegiate experiences, Luxbacher decided to return to coaching. In 1978, he was named the head men’s soccer coach at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. During his threeyear tenure at Mount Union, Luxbacher compiled a 24-12-4 record. In 1981, Luxbacher returned to the University of Pittsburgh to complete a PhD and in 1983 served as an assistant under his former college coach, Leo Bemis. Bemis retired from coaching in 1984 and Pitt named Luxbacher as only its second head men’s soccer coach. “An essential element for success in any endeavor is to surround yourself with good people and I have tried to do that,” Luxbacher said. “Our players and coaches are expected to work hard, be trustworthy, accept responsibility and be totally committed to the team and program. We treat our players as men and they are expected to act as such. My goal is for everyone involved in our program to be successful and at the same time, cherish the experience. On a personal level I enjoy working with the players, I enjoy the competition, and I take pride in representing Pitt.” Luxbacher also serves as the founder and director of the Shoot to Score Soccer Academy, which offers instructional soccer camps to youth players of all ages. In addition, he has authored more than a dozen books for both coaches and players covering various aspects of soccer, as well as a couple of titles dealing with health and fitness (Conditioning for Soccer – McGraw-Hill Publishers, and Total Fitness – Wish Publishing Co.). Most of Luxbacher’s soccer books are available through the publisher Human Kinetics. Luxbacher is an avid outdoorsman and has also contributed to another book,

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Hiking Guide to the Monongahela National Forest. During the past year he was asked to contribute a chapter titled “Careers in Coaching and Athletics” for the college textbook Introduction to Kinesiology (2008) and also wrote and produced a series of coaching DVD’s titled “Winning Soccer.” He is presently nearing completion on the third edition of “Soccer Practice Games”, due for publication in 2010. Luxbacher earned both his Master’s (1978) and Doctorate (1985) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and has earned the “Level A” coaching certification from the United States Soccer Federation. He was honored as a “Letterman of Distinction” by the University of Pittsburgh in 2003. Luxbacher was inducted into the Beadling Sports Club Hall of Fame (1995), the Upper St. Clair High School Athletics Hall of Fame (2003) and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. He resides in suburban Pittsburgh with his wife Gail, daughter Eliza (12) and son Travis (11).

• 1992 BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year. • 1995 BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year. • Inducted into the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. • Led Pittsburgh to a school-record 14 wins in 1995, including its first ever BIG EAST Championship Tournament win. • Beadling Soccer Club Hall of Fame inductee in 1995. • 2002 Upper St. Clair High School Hall of Fame Inductee. • 2005 Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Inductee. • An accomplished writer who has authored numerous books about soccer. His works include: Soccer Steps to Success (3rd edition), 2005 Soccer Practice Games, 2003 The Soccer Goalkeeper (3rd edition), 2002 Total Fitness for Women, 2002 Attacking Soccer, 1999 Conditioning For Soccer, 1997 Soccer-Winning Techniques, 1997 Soccer: Steps To Success, Second Edition,1996 Soccer Practice Games, 1995 The Soccer Goalkeeper, 1993 Soccer: Steps to Success, 1991 Soccer: A Guide for Players, Coaches and Fans, 1991 Teaching Soccer, 1991 Fun Games for Soccer Training, 1987 • Director and founder of Shoot to Score Soccer Academy. • Director and co-founder of the Keystone Soccer Kamps. • Recognized as an accredited soccer coach by the United States Soccer Federation with an “A” coaching certification.


ASSISTANT COACHES Chris

Karwoski

Chris Karwoski File Hometown Education

Assistant Coach First Season at Pitt Vermont, ‘91

C h r i s Karwoski returns to the University of Pittsburgh for his second stint as an assistant coach. Previously, Karwoski served as an assistant under Joe Luxbacher for five years from 1993-97. Those years produced some of the most successful seasons in Pitt men’s soccer history. “Chris is an excellent addition to our staff and program,” Head Coach Joe Luxbacher said. “Chris and I coached together at Pitt for several years during the 1990’s and some of our best years were when Chris was previously with the program. He is an excellent coach with a true passion for the game. More important, he is a fine man whom I respect and trust. He and I have similar philosophies and work well together and I am looking forward to his return to the program.” Prior to rejoining the Panthers, Karwoski spent the past 11 years as the head men’s soccer coach at Western Michigan University. In his 11 seasons at WMU, Karwoski produced 22 AllMid-American Conference (MAC) selections, nine MAC All-Tournament honorees, four All-Great Lakes Region players, the 2000 MAC newcomer of the year and 14 Academic All-MAC selections. In 2003, Karwoski was named MAC Coach of the Year after leading the Broncos to a school-record 12 wins, a MAC tournament title and the school’s first-ever berth in the NCAA College Cup. While coachingWestern Michigan, Karwoski was able to reach out to the Kalamazoo youth soccer community by coaching the Kingdom Reserves Super Y League boy’s team and by assisting with numerous youth programs such as the Michigan Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the AmericanYouth Soccer Organization (AYSO). Karwoski is also a United

Bachelor of Science-Natural Resources Economics, University of Vermont, 1991.

Family

States Soccer Federation (USSF) Nationally Licensed “C” coach. During his time in Kalamazoo, Karwoski was able to garner much success at the club level with the Kingdom Reserves. Under Karwoski’s leadership in 2007, the Kingdom Reserves Super Y League Under-13 boy’s team earned a Midwest Regional League runner-up finish and qualified for the North American Finals. Karwoski improved on his successful 2007 campaign in 2008 when he led the Kingdom Reserves Under-14 boy’s team to a Midwest Regional League championship and again qualified for the North American Finals. In 2009, Karwoski led the Kingdom Reserves Under-15 boy’s team to an undefeated season en route to yet another Midwest Regional League championship. Karwoski’s 2009 club also won the Junior Irish MDI championship and was a Michigan State Cup quarterfinalist. Prior to accepting the head coaching job at Western Michigan, Karwoski served as the top assistant at Pitt from 1993-97. While at Pitt, the Panthers averaged 10 wins per season, highlighted by a school-record 14 victories and a No. 22 national ranking in 1995. Karwoski graduated from the University of Vermont in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resources economics. During his collegiate soccer career, Karwoski earned All-North Atlantic Conference First Team honors and helped the Catamounts advance to the NCAA Elite Eight in 1989. Karwoski was awarded Vermont’s Hal Grieg Award in 1990 which is awarded to the Catamount who, in the opinion of his teammates, has done the most for the Vermont men’s soccer program through his desire, hustle and love of the game. After graduating from Vermont, Karwoski went on to play professionally for the San Diego Nomads, Forfar Albion of the Scottish Third Division and the Polonia Falcon of the

Barnes Graduate Assistant/Goalkeepers Coach First Season at Pitt Pittsburgh, ‘09

goals against average. Prior to Pitt, Barnes played two seasons at George Mason where he registered a 0.99 goals against average, recorded 63 saves, complied a .808 save percentage and finished with five shutouts after seeing action in 14 games and 1360 minutes with the Patriots. Barnes was honored with the Martin Dunphy Goalkeeper of the Year award during his time at George Mason. Barnes also earned the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Award, National Dean’s List and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll accolades. A 2004 graduate of South Aiken High

Wife: Terry Daughters: Kelly, Kathryn Sons: Corry, Jack

Coaching Career

Head Coach, Western Michigan University, 1997-2008 Assistant Coach,University of Pittsburgh 1993-97

Playing Career

University of Vermont, 1988-91 San Diego Normads, 1991 Forfar Albion, 1992 Polonia Falcons, 1993

Connecticut Soccer League. Karwoski and his wife Terry have four children: Corry, Kelly, Kathryn and Jack.

Eric

Eric Barnes begins his first season as a graduate assistant/ goalkeepers coach with the University of Pittsburgh men’s soccer program. A former Pitt goalkeeper and current Pitt law student, Barnes’ primary responsibility will be training current Pitt goalkeepers on proper techniques and strategies. Barnes will also assist in recruiting. As a Pitt player, Barnes registered six wins with two shutouts, recorded 88 saves and finished his two-year career with a 1.42

Farmington, Conn.

Eric Barnes File Hometown Education Playing Career

Aiken, S.C. University of Pittsburgh, ‘09 University of Pittsburgh, 2007-08 George Mason University, 2005-06

School in Aiken, S.C., Barnes is currently working on his law degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. 7


COACHING/SUPPORT STAFF Mike

Kirk

Volunteer Assistant/Scouting 16th Season at Pitt Pittsburgh, ‘93

Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration 12th Season at Pitt Pittsburgh, ‘75

Bruce

Bacasa

Mike Bacasa is in his 16th season as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Pittsburgh men’s soccer program. A former Pitt soccer player and 1993 graduate, Bacasa’s responsibilities with the Panthers include scouting opponents and on-field coaching duties. “Mike has been an integral part of our program for the last 15 years as both a player and coach,” said Head Coach Joe Luxbacher. “His playing experience coupled with his knowledge of soccer and coaching make him a fine asset to our program.” As a player, Bacasa transferred to Pitt after two seasons at Westminster College. He walked-on to the Panthers’ squad and earned the starting stopper position. After his first season in 1992, Bacasa was voted by his teammates as the MVP, and that same season the Panthers advanced to the Big East Championship tournament. He was named team captain the following year. Bacasa received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993. He earned a master’s degree in physical therapy in 1996 from Chatham College. Currently, Mike operates his own business called Wellness For Life. A product of Pittsburgh’s Shaler High School, Bacasa resides in Squirrel Hill with his wife Holly. Mike and Holly have three children.

Kirk Bruce is in his 12th year as associate athletic director for sports administration, but his association with the University dates back much further. In his current capacity, Bruce oversees the day-to-day operations for several of Pitt’s Olympic sports. Bruce previously served as the Panthers’ head women’s basketball coach for 13 years from 1985-1998. His coaching career was highlighted by the 1992-93 season in which the Panthers produced their first 20-win season (21-10) and finished third in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Bruce coached numerous Big East All-Conference players as well as two Kodak All-American honorable mention players in Jonna Huemrich and Lorri Johnson during his tenure. A standout point guard at Pittsburgh from 1971-75, Bruce was a member of the Panthers’ 1974 team that finished 25-4 and advanced to the NCAA East Regional finals. He was drafted by the Utah Stars of the former American Basketball Association (ABA). When the league disbanded, he returned to Pittsburgh to begin his coaching career as an assistant for the Panthers. Bruce was later promoted to the head women’s coaching position prior to the 1985-86 season. Bruce and his wife Marleen have three daughters, Chelsea (27), Carmen (24) and Courteney (21).

Tony

Men’s Soccer Support Staff

Salesi Coordinator of Athletic Training for Olympic Sports 24th Season at Pitt Pittsburgh, ‘80

Pitt’s athletic trainer and team confidant Tony Salesi enters his 24th season as a member of the Pitt men’s soccer staff. He also serves as the men’s basketball athletic trainer and coordinator for clinical services for olympic sports. A 1980 Pittsburgh graduate, Salesi began his athletic training career at Frazier High School. Salesi then served three years as a head trainer for the Keystone Rehabilitation Center in Indiana, Pa., working with the IUP football team. Salesi returned to his alma mater in August of 1986, when he was appointed a clinical instructor for the Pittsburgh sports medicine department and the head trainer for the men’s soccer, basketball, and tennis teams. In addition to his men’s soccer responsibilities, Salesi currently serves as head trainer for the men’s basketball team. Born April 9, 1957, Salesi is married to the former Kathleen Gatch. The couple have five children—Lauren Ashley (22), Andrew Louis (21),

Brian

Brigger

Dworek

Equipment Manager

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jennifer

Mark

Tuscano Academic Advisor

8

Ted

Hast Team Manager


2009 ROSTER 2009 Pitt Numerical Roster No. No.Name Name

Yr. Yr. Pos. Pos. Ht. Wt.Ht.HometoHigh School Wt. Hometown/High School

00 1 2 3 4

Keegan Gunderson Zack Matthews Matt Firster Michael McDade Sam Luffy

FR JR* SR* SR SO

GK GK D MF D/MF

6-1 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-2

185 180 200 190 180

5 6 7 8 9

Justin Boehm Samuli Ahola Orane Gordon Joe Prince-Wright Matt Baker

JR SR SR JR SR

MF D MF MF MF

5-7 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-11

150 180 155 175 165

10 11 12 13 14

Ryan Brode Connor Malone Ian Farnsworth Terry Boland Chris Wilcox

SO* JR SO JR SR

MF D D/MF F F

6-2 6-1 5-8 6-1 5-10

175 185 160 170 170

15 16 17 18 19

Andy Kalas Wils Alpern Shane Flowers Andy Clifford Chris Cline

JR SO JR SO JR

D F D MF D/MF

6-1 5-8 5-10 6-0 5-11

165 145 160 175 170

20 21 22 23 24

Ethan Talbott Adam Monteverde Mike Whitaker Alex Fischetti Alex Betancourt

SO SO* FR FR SR

MF F D D/MF MF

5-10 5-10 6-2 5-10 5-8

180 160 180 168 150

Alphabetical

Name No. Samuli Ahola ..............................6 Wils Alpern ...............................16 Matt Baker .................................9 Alex Betancourt .......................24 Justin Boehm .............................5 South Park, Pa./South Park Terry Boland ............................. 13 Mikkeli, Finland/Mikkeli Lyseo Ryan Brode ..............................10 Kingston, Jamaica/Holderness School Andy Clifford ............................18 Southampton, England/Itchen/Weston Park Chris Cline ................................19 Bethlehem, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic Ian Farnsworth .........................12 Matt Firster ................................2 Setauket, N.Y./St. John the Baptist Alex Fischetti............................ 23 Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin Shane Flowers .......................... 17 Allentown, Pa./Salisbury Orane Gordon ............................7 Brentwood, P.A./Seton La Salle Keegan Gunderson ...................00 Pittsburgh, Pa./Peters Township Andy Kalas ............................... 15 Sam Luffy ...................................4 North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin Connor Malone......................... 11 Baltimore, Md./Towson Zack Matthews ..........................1 North Huntingdon, Pa./PSU-Erie/Norwin Michael McDade ........................3 Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park Adam Monteverde ...................21 Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville Joe-Prince Wright .......................8 Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park Ethan Talbot .............................20 Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley MikeWhitaker...........................22 Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East Chris Wilcox..............................14 Pittsburgh, P.A./Seton La Salle Syosset, N.Y./Nassau J.C./Stony Brook Circle Pines, Minn./Shattuck St. Mary’s Plum, Pa./Plum Harborcreek, Pa./Harborcreek Plum, Pa./Plum Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic

*Denotes a Redshirt year COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Joe Luxbacher (Pittsburgh, ‘74); Assistant Coach: Chris Karwoski (Vermont, ‘91), Volunteer Assistant: Mike Bacasa (Pittsburgh, ‘93), Graduate Assistant/Goalkeepers Coach: Eric Barnes (Pittsburgh, ‘09), Athletic Trainer: Tony Salesi (Pittsburgh, ‘80); Equipment Manager: Brian Brigger.

Geographic

England ......................................1 Finland .......................................1 Jamaica ......................................1 Maryland ....................................1 Minnesota ..................................1 New York ....................................2 Pennsylvania ............................18

By Class Seniors ....................................... 7 Juniors .......................................8 Sophomores............................... 7 Freshmen ...................................3

By Position Midfield ......................................9 Defense......................................6 Forward......................................4 Defense/Midfield ........................4 Goalkeeper.................................2

Pronunciaton 2009 Pitt Men’s Soccer Team Photo. Front Row (left to right): Alex Fischetti, Justin Boehm, Wils Alpern, Keegan Gunderson, Team Manager Mark Hast, Zack Matthews, Adam Monteverde, Shane Flowers, Alex Betancourt. Second Row: Ian Farnsworth, Orane Gordon, Andy Clifford, Andy Kalas, Chris Cline, Chris Wilcox, Ethan Talbott, Connor Malone, Terry Boland. Back Row: Assistant Coach Eric Barnes, Assistant Coach Chris Karwoski, Matt Firster, Samuli Ahola, Joe Prince-Wright, Michael McDade, Mike Whitaker, Ryan Brode, Sam Luffy, Matt Baker, Head Coach Joe Luxbacher.

Samuli Ahola .............. sa-moo-lie Justin Boehm ..................... Bame Orane Gordon .................. O-Rain Alex Fischetti................. FISH-etti Ryan Brode ....................Bro-DEE J. Luxbacher ..............LUX-bocker

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2009 SENIOR PROFILES

6

Samuli

Ahola Senior/Defender/5-11/180 Mikkeli, Finland Mikkeli Lyseo

Matt

Baker Senior/Midfielder/5-11/165 Bethlehem, Pa. Allentown Central Catholic

CAREER: Samuli Ahola has played in 40 career games with 26 starts as a defender. 2008: Played in 10 games with five starts...recorded a shot vs. Rider. 2007: Played in 13 games with six starts...registered two shots on year... helped lead the Panthers’ defense as a wing defender. 2006: Started 15 and played in all 17 games as a freshman in 2006... scored one goal on three shots...scored his first career goal vs. Robert Morris...finished with two points on year...helped the Panthers’ defense record five shutouts on the year. HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers after graduating from Mikkeli Lyeso High School in Mikkeli, Finland where he started all but two games during his high school career…led Mikkeli to Finland’s national championship in 2002-03…in 2001-02, he was named an All-Area team member after he guided his squad to the 2002 Pohjola Cup area team title…in 2005, he played with Mikkelin Kissat where he competed in six Under-20 team matches and scored the first goal...played four representative team matches for Mikkelin Kissat...other interests include music and playing the guitar. PERSONAL: Born Juha Samuli Ahola on September 21, 1986…son of Jouko and Anni Ahola…has one sister, Johanna…majors in communication & rhetoric. Ahola’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

17/15

3

1

0

2

0

2007

13/6

2

0

0

0

0

2008

10/5

1

0

0

0

0

Totals

40/26

6

1

0

2

0

2006

9

CAREER: Matt Baker has played in 54 career games with 52 starts...scored five goals, added six assists and accumulated 16 points in his career...has two career game-winning goals...three-time Big East Academic All-Star. 2008: Played and started in all 18 games as a junior...one of four players to start all 18 contests...recorded two assists...assisted on game winning goal vs. Rider...also registered an assist against Bryant...recorded 27 shots on the year...finished with four shots against Bryant...played 90 minutes or more in 16 of 18 games...named a Big East Academic All-Star. 2007: Played in all 18 games as a sophomore, while starting 17 contests... finished season with two goals, one assist and five points...finished tied for second on the team in goals scored and third in points scored...led team with 27 shots on year...named to the Pitt Invitational All-Tournament team...scored his second career game-winning goal against Saint Joseph’s...registered an assist in a victory over Duquesne...scored goal against Seton Hall...finished with a team season-high six shots vs. Saint Joseph’s...named a Big East Academic All-Star. 2006: Finished the 2006 season as Pitt’s team leader in points (nine) and finished tied as the leader in goals (three)...as a true freshman, Baker started 17 games and played in all 18...helped the Panthers defeat Cincinnati with his first career goal in a 2-1 win...added his second goal against South Florida and picked up his first career game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Xavier...scored three goals and added three assists in 18 total games...named a Big East Academic All-Star. HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers after graduating from Allentown Central Catholic High School where he set school records for most goals in a season (40) most career assists (43), goals (76) and points…earned First Team All-State, First Team All-Area and All-Lehigh Division I First Team honors…also was named to the Salisbury All-Tournament Team… ranked among the region’s all-time top 20 in both goals and points… became the 40th known player in region to score 30-plus goals in a season…led the Lehigh Valley Conference and Colonial League in scoring… received Lehigh Division Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore… led team to a second place finish in district play in 2004-05…inducted into the National Honor Roll. PERSONAL: Born February 25, 1988…son of Richard and Colleen Baker…has two sisters, Jennifer and Shannon and two brothers, Richard and Andrew…enrolled in the School of Business...majoring in marketing. Baker’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2006

18/17

2007

18/17

44

3

3

9

1

27

2

1

5

1

2008

18/18

27

0

2

2

0

Totals

54/52

98

5

6

16

2

Samuli Ahola

10

Matt Baker


SENIOR PROFILES

2

Matt

Firster Senior*/Defender/6-1/200 Harborcreek, Pa. Harborcreek

CAREER: Matt Firster has started 49 of 50 career games played as a defender... accumulated two career goals on 19 shots...scored one game-winning-goal. 2008: Did not see any game action...earned medical hardship after suffering season-ending injury prior to opening match...entered year with injury. 2007: Played and started in all 18 games...one of only two players on the squad to start all 18 games...registered six shots...contributed primarily as a central defender...helped the Panthers’ defense hold seven oppenents to less than one goal on year. 2006: Started 15 games and played in 16...registered five shots...helped contribute to the Panthers’ defense that finished the season with five shutouts. 2005: Started all 16 games as a true freshman in 2005...scored two goals including one game-winner on season...scored his first career goal in the 52nd minute against Marquette and notched his second goal of the season against Notre Dame...totaled four points on eight shots for the year...key contributor to the Panther defense against DePaul which turned out to be the first win and shutout of the season. HIGH SCHOOL: Finished his career at Harborcreek High School with 32 goals and 55 assists…four-year letterwinner who served as team captain during both his junior and senior seasons…led Harborcreek to a 78-17 record over his four years…team finished as Erie County League co-champions after his freshman year, second place in District 10 AA his sophomore year and a final eight finish during both his junior and senior years…named PSCA All-State, All-District 10 team and a Region Five AllStar as a senior…named NSCAA/Adidas Regional All-American, PSCA All-State, Erie County Player of the Year, and First Team All-County as a junior…played for Erie Admirals Club that won the state championship in 2000 and also played for the Beadling Soccer Club that won the state title in 2005…played on the Pennsylvania West Olympic Development Team.

7

Orane

Gordon

Senior/Midfielder/5-10/155 Kingston, Jamaica Holderness School (Plymouth, N.H.)

CAREER: Orane Gordon has played in 41 career games with 10 starts over his three-year career at Pitt. 2008: Played in 12 games, starting two as a junior...recorded two shots...played a season-high 72 minutes against Georgetown. 2007: Played in 15 matches in 2007 with six starts as a sophomore... finished season with one assist and registered nine shots...registered an assist vs. St. John’s...recorded three shots against Wright State. 2006: Played in 14 games in 2006 including two starts (vs. Buffalo and Bowling Green)...finished the season with one goal and two points... picked up his first career goal in a 3-0 shutout vs. Marquette...totaled seven shots on season. HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers after graduating from Holderness High School in Plymouth, N.H. where he led his team to a second place finish in the Lakes Region League in 2004-05...Holderness tied for second place in 2003…qualified for the New England playoffs in 200304...led his team in goals in 2005…received recognition as the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Prep Player of the Year in 2005...selected for the All-New England All-Star team as a senior…named captain and MVP of the Real Mona Football Club Under-13 squad and guided the team to a second place finish…led team to the championship in the Ken Mathew League and BIGGA League Under-17…played in the Under-20 level and finished in fourth place...also competed for Jamaica’s Under-17 National Team in 2002. PERSONAL: Born February 3, 1987…son of Michael and Delores Gordon…has two older sisters, Nikeisha and Raquel…majors in economics. Gordon’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

PERSONAL: Born April 18, 1987...son of Donald and Patricia Firster... has one sister Jackie...majors in anthropology.

2006

14/2

7

1

0

2

0

2007

15/6

9

0

1

1

0

Firster’s Statistics

2008

12/2

2

0

0

0

0

Totals

41/10

18

1

1

3

0

Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2005

16/16

8

2

0

4

1

2006

16/15

5

0

0

0

0

2007

18/18

6

0

0

0

0

2008

-

-

-

-

-

-

Totals

50/49

19

2

0

4

1

Orane Gordon Matt Firster

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2009 SENIOR PROFILES

3

Michael

McDade Senior/Midfielder/6-0/190 Plum, Pa. Plum

CAREER: Michael McDade has played in 48 career games with 30 starts at midfield...scored five goals, added two assists and accumulated 12 points in his career. 2008: Played and started in all 18 games as a junior...one of four players to start all 18 games...tied for team lead with three goals...ranked second on the team in points (seven) and fourth in shots (18)...scored goals against Robert Morris, Connecticut and at West Virginia...had an assist at Seton Hall...had five matches with 90 or more minutes played. 2007: Started 12 games and played in 17 contests as a sophomore... registered Pitt’s lone goal in a tie vs. South Florida...recorded 16 shots on the year...finished with four shots vs. UNLV. 2006: Played in 13 contests in 2006...scored his first career goal and game-winning goal as a Panther against Georgetown in a 1-0 win...finished the season with one goal, one assist, and three points...registered three shots. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Plum Senior High School in 2006… totaled 44 goals and 40 assists in his three-year varsity career…named AllSection and Valley News Dispatch’s All-Area Team in 2004-05…led team to an undefeated season and Sectional Championship in 2004 Section… also helped team to Section Championships, WPIAL Champions and PIAA State Semifinalists in 2005…highlighted as Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s All-Star Team, Pittsburgh Tribune Review Elite-11, All-WPIAL, All-State and Regional All-American…four year letterman in volleyball where he served as team captain…played varsity basketball in 2004…also was Executive Producer of Plum’s Annual Make-A-Wish Telethon where they raised more money than any other school district in the United States. PERSONAL: Born August 3,1987…son of Dale and Amy McDade… has two older sisters, Cara and Shannon…majors in communication & rhetoric. McDade’s Statistics Season 2006

GP/GS

Shots

13/0

3

2007

17/12

2008

18/18

Totals

48/30

Goals

Points

Wilcox Senior/Midfielder/5-10/170 Pittsburgh, Pa. Peters Township

14

CAREER: Chris Wilcox has played in 34 career games with six career starts... scored three goals, added an assist and accumulated seven points in his career. 2008: Played in all 18 games as a junior, starting six contests...tied for team lead in goals with three and ranked second on squad in points (seven)...scored game-winning goal vs. Western Michigan...scored goals against Robert Morris and at DePaul...had an assist against Robert Morris...recorded three points against Robert Morris...named to the Pitt Invitational All-Tournament team...finished season with 16 shots... named a Big East Academic All-Star. 2007: Saw action in 16 games as a sophomore...finished season with seven shots. 2006: Did not see game action in 2006. HIGH SCHOOL: Totaled 56 goals and 40 assists in three seasons at Peters Township High School...led Peters Township to the 2003 WPIAL Championship...named All-Section and All-WPIAL during both sophomore and junior years...named All-State and Regional AllAmerican...received the 2005 Washington Observer Reporter Player of the Year Award and All-Star as well as the 2005 Almanac Player of the Year Award...named Pitsburgh Post Gazette All-Star...and also a two-year starter and captain of the varsity basketball team. PERSONAL: Born on June 27, 1987...son of Sharon Lacey and stepson of Dave Lacey...has two brothers, Nick and Corey...high school teammate of former Pitt goaltender Jordan Marks...majors in communication & rhetoric. Wilcox’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2006

-

-

-

-

-

-

2007

16/0

7

0

0

0

0

GWG

2008

18/6

16

3

1

7

1

Totals

34/6

23

3

1

7

1

1

1

3

1

16

1

0

2

0

18

3

1

7

0

37

5

2

12

1

Michael McDade

12

Assists

Chris

Chris Wilcox


SENIOR/JUNIOR PROFILES Alex

24

5

Justin

Betancourt

Boehm

Senior/Midfielder/5-8/150 Syosset, N.Y. Nassau J.C./Stony Brook/Syosset

Junior/Midfielder/5-7/150 South Park, Pa. South Park

2008: Did not compete due to NCAA transfer rules.

CAREER: Justin Boehm has played in 28 career games with 22 career starts... scored two goals, added two assists and accumulated six points in his career... has one game-winning goal...two-time

PRIOR TO PITT: Transferred to Pitt from Nassau Junior College...played his sophomore season at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y.... scored three goals and added 15 assists as a sophomore...selected to the NJCAA All-America Team...named All-Region and All-Conference... played his freshman season at Stony Brook...played 18 games and started six..tallied one assist (vs. Iona) and finished with three shots. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Syosset High School...four-year letterwinner and served as team captain as a senior...NSCAA/adidas AllState and All-Region selection as a senior...named the 2005 conference player of the year...three-time All-County selection...Newsday AllLong Island selection...named a 2005 “National Player to Watch” by studentsportssoccer.com...played in the Long Island Exceptional Seniors game...four-year member of the Eastern New York South ODP team... five-year member of the BW Gottschee team that advanced to the Under-16 and Under 17 Super Y Nationals...also helped guide the team to three state titles and two regional semifinal finishes...National Honor Society member. PERSONAL: Born on July 8, 1988...son of Herbert and Shelly Betancourt...has a brother, Oliver and sister, Cassandra...majors in rehabilitation science with a certificate in Pathokinesiology.

Chris

Cline

19

Junior/Defender/Midfielder/5-11/170 Coatesville, Pa. Coatesville

2008: Chris Cline contributed as a defended/midfielder on squad...did not see game action. 2007: Saw action in five games as a freshman...finished with three shots on the season.

Big East Academic All-Star. 2008: Played and started in all 18 games as a sophomore...one of four players to start all 18 games...recorded two assists on the season...assisted on game-winning goals vs. Western Michigan and at Seton Hall... registered 19 shots on the year...played 90 minutes or more five times... named a Big East Academic All-Star. 2007: Played in 10 games...scored two goals, one apiece against both Duquesne and Marquette...both goals led to Pitt wins...scored the game-winning goal against Marquette...recorded six shots on the season...made four starts on year (Duquesne, Providence, Georgetown and Marquette)...named a Big East Academic All-Star. HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers after graduating from South Park High School where he led his team to the 2005 and 2006 PIAA State Championship…totaled 41 goals and 68 assists during his four-year career…helped lead team to three consecutive appearances in the PIAA Championships…two-time WPSCA All-Star…named All-State in 2006… received the 2006 WPIAL Player of the Year award as well as Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Area team honors…three-year varsity starter and threetime co-MVP for South Park…named varsity Rookie-of-the-Year in 2003 and team captain in 2006. PERSONAL: Born November 8, 1988…son of Joseph and Andrea Boehm…has an older brother Joseph and two older sisters, Brittany and Laura…enrolled in the College of General Studies...majoring in natural sciences. Boehm’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2007

10/4

6

2

0

4

1

2008

18/18

19

0

2

2

0

Totals

28/22

25

2

2

6

1

HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers after graduating from Coatesville High School…a four-year varsity starter…two-time All-Chesmont team selection…played for the Dynamo III club team that won three EPYSA State Cups…also participated in indoor and outdoor track where he was the Chesmont Champion in 300 hurdles and won Penn Relay in DMR…a National Honor Society member. PERSONAL: Born August 3, 1989…son of Chris and Deborah Cline… has an older sister Samantha...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Justin Boehm

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2009 JUNIOR PROFILES Joe

8

Prince-Wright Junior/Midfielder/6-2/175 Southampton, England Itchen College/Weston Park

Shane

Flowers Junior/Defender/5-10/160 Noth Huntingdon, Pa. PSU-Erie/Norwin

17

CAREER: Joe Prince-Wright has played in 31 career games with 15 career starts...scored four goals,added an assist and accumulated nine points in his career...has two game-winning goals.

2008: Shane Flowers played in 17 games, starting eight as a sophomore... recorded five shots...played 90 minutes or more in five games...named a Big East Academic All-Star.

2008: Played in 18 games, starting 10 as a sophomore...tied for team lead in goals (three)...scored game-winning goals against Bryant and at Seton Hall...recorded a team season-high two goals and four points at Seton Hall...recorded 12 shots...finished season with six points...named a Big East Academic All-Star.

PRIOR TO PITT: Played his freshman season at Penn State-Erie... scored one goal, added four assists as a freshman at PSU-Erie...led team to AMCC championship and NCAA Division III Tournament Second Round play.

2007: Played in 13 games as a freshman...started five games...scored one goal, one assist and totaled five points on the season...registered two shots on year. PRIOR TO PITT: Attended Itchen College from 2005-07…led his team to the 2005-06 Colleges Cup Championship and finals in 2006-07… named team captain for the 2006-07 season…named the 2006-07 Itchen College Player of the Year. HIGH SCHOOL: Led his team to five consecutive City League Championships…member of the five-time Southampton City Cup champions team…earned the 2004-05 English National Schools Cup winners (National Champions)…won the 1999-2000 Sportsman of the Year award… England Under-18 National team trialist…named the Managers and Supporters Player of the Year in 2003-04 while competing for BTC Southampton...Great Britian University team finalist in 2009.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Norwin High School in North Huntingdon, Pa....scored 10 goals and contributed 15 assists as a senior... two-time All-Section selection as both a junior and senior...guided team to two sectional titles in 2005-06 and 2006-07...team captain as a senior...played on the Beadling Soccer Club for three years...helped guide Beadling to three state titles...starting third baseman for the Norwin baseball team...National Honor Society student...involved in People-to-People Ambassadors. PERSONAL: Born on May 27, 1989...son of Rege and Patty Flowers... has two brothers Rege and Ryan...brother Rege Flowers plays football at Robert Morris...majors in accounting/finance.

PERSONAL: Born September 2, 1988…son of Shaun and Susan PrinceWright…has a sister Charlotte…double-majoring in English writing and communications...interned at FSN Pittsburgh. Prince-Wright’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2007

13/5

2

1

1

3

0

2008

18/10

12

3

0

6

2

Totals

31/15

14

4

1

9

2

Shane Flowers Joe Prince-Wright

14 4


JUNIOR PROFILES

15

Andy

Kalas Junior/Defender/6-1/165 North Huntingdon, Pa. Norwin

CAREER: Andy Kalas has played in 36 career games with 35 starts...scored three goals and accumulated six points in his career...has one game-winning goal...two-time Big East Academic All-Star. 2008: Played and started in all 18 games as a sophomore...one of four Pitt players to start all 18 contests...scored the game-winning goal against Marquette on a header off an indirect kick...named to the Pitt Invitational All-Tournament team...recorded 13 shots...played 90 minutes or more in all 18 games...named a Big East Academic All-Star. 2007: Played in all 18 games and started 17 as a freshman...scored two goals on the season and totaled four points, despite playing primarily on defense...scored team’s lone goal in games against Wright State and West Virginia...recorded eight shots on the season...named a Big East Academic All-Star. HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers after graduating from Norwin High School…three-year varsity starter and 2005-06 team captain…led his team to section championships in both 2005 and 2006…three-time All-Section selection from 2004-2006…Named to All-WPIAL and AllState teams in 2005 and 2006…two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Top 15 players to watch” selection…six-year member of Classic League Soccer and Premier League…National Honor Society member. PERSONAL: Born August 13, 1988…son of Rocky and Cathie Kalas… has two brothers: Rob and Mike...enrolled in the College of Business Administration...majors in accounting. Kalas’ Statistics Season

11

Connor

Malone Junior/Defender/6-1/185 Harrisburg, Pa. Central Dauphin

CAREER: Connor Malone has played in 33 career games with 21 starts.. scored the game-winning goal against Duquesne during his freshman season. 2008: Played and started in 16 games as a sophomore...named to the Robert Morris Tournament All-Tourney Team...named to the Pitt Invitational All-Tournament team...played 90 or more minutes in 14 matches... named a Big East Academic All-Star. 2007: Played in 17 games as a freshman midfielder...started five contests...scored game-winning goal in victory against Duquesne...recorded five shots on the season. HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers after graduating from Central Dauphin High School in 2007...led his team to the district playoffs in 2006...selected to the Harrisburg Patriot-News 2006 Central Pennsylvania Big 11 Team...named to the 2005 and 2006 Mid-Penn All-Star team and received honorable mention in 2004...named a Central Pennsylvania “Top-10 Players to Watch” nominee in 2005 and 2006...named team captain as a junior and senior...selected to the Under-17 Olympic Development Program Camp in 2007...First Team All-Region ODP selection in 2006...four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain. PERSONAL: Born August 6, 1988...son of Shamus and Denise Malone... majors in administration of justice. Malone’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2007

17/5

5

1

0

2

1

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2008

16/16

0

0

0

0

0

2007

18/17

8

2

0

4

0

Totals

33/21

5

1

0

2

1

2008

18/18

13

1

0

2

1

Totals

36/35

21

1

0

6

1

Connor Malone

Andy Kalas

15


2009 JUNIOR/SOPHOMORE PROFILES

12

Ian

Zack

Farnsworth

Matthews

Sophomore/Midfielder/Defender/5-8/160 Allentown, Pa. Salisbury

2008: Ian Farnsworth played in all 18 games, starting seven as a sophomore... scored two goals on the season...scored the game-winning goal against Robert Morris...scored go ahead goal against Connecticut...finished the season with four points...recorded 13 shots. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Salisbury High School in Allentown...two-time first team all-league selection...named to allleague team as a junior...named all-league honorable mention as a freshman...guided team to the league and district championships as a freshman...played on the Lehigh Valley United club team. PERSONAL: Born on March 29, 1989...son of James and Janet Farnsworth...has a brother Max...majoring in accounting. Farnsworth’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2008

18/7

13

2

0

4

1

Totals

18/7

13

2

0

4

1

Junior*/Goalkeeper/6-3/180 Plum, Pa. Plum

1

2008: Zack Matthews did not see any game action in his second year at Pitt. 2007: Redshirted his first season at Pitt...named a Big East Academic All-Star. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Plum High School in 2007...two-time All-Section team selection...two-time Valley News Dispatch All-Star and 2005 Player of the Year award winner...guided Plum to a 22-2-1record, sectional and WPIAL titles and a state semifinal finish as a senior goalkeeper...finished with a 0.44 goals against average and 14 shutouts as a senior...totaled a 0.89 goals against average and seven shutouts and helped lead team to a 17-2-0 record as a junior...two-year team captain... played on the Penns Forest Football Club (2005-2007) and Pittsburgh Strikers (2003-05). PERSONAL: Born November 30, 1987...son of Jeffrey and Cindy Matthews...has a sister Melissa...father played on Pitt’s 1976 national championship football team...sister was a member of the Pitt dance team...majoring in mechanical engineering.

16

Wils

Alpern

Sophomore/Forward/5-8/145 Baltimore, Md. Towson

2008: Wils Alpern saw action in 10 games as a freshman forward...scored a goal against Bryant...finished the year with four shots...played a personal-high 71 minutes at Duquesne...named a Big East Academic All-Star. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Towson High School in Baltimore, Md....scored 52 career goals and added 41 assists...scored 12 goals and finished with 13 assists while leading Towson to the regional finals as a senior...guided his team to the Maryland class 3A state title in 2005...led team to two Maryland 3A regional titles as a sophomore and junior...twotime All-State selection (2006 and 2007)...two-time All-Metro Baltimore selection (2006 and 2007)...three-time All-Baltimore County honoree (2005-07)...finished with 23 goals and 12 assists as a junior...contributed 12 goals and 10 assists as a sophomore...played on the SAC United travel squad that captured three Maryland 3A state cup titles (2003, 2006 and 2007)...also competed in wrestling and lacrosse...qualified for regionals as a wrestler...member of National Honor Society...All-County jazz band member in 2006 and 2008. PERSONAL: Born on October 18, 1990...son of Steve Alpern and Carolyn Williams...has a brother Jenner...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences. Alpern’s Statistics Season

Ian Farnsworth

16 6

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2008

10/0

4

1

0

2

0

Totals

10/0

4

1

0

2

0


SOPHOMORE PROFILES

10

Ryan

Brode

Sophomore*/Midfielder/6-2/175 Setauket, N.Y. St. John The Baptist

CAREER: Ryan Brode has played in 24 career games with 24 starts...recorded three assists and accumulated three points in his career. 2008: Played and started in four games as a sophomore...recorded four shots on the season...named to the Robert Morris Tournament All-Tourney Team...earned a medical hardship after suffering an injury in the fourth game. 2007: Played and started in all 18 games as a true freshman...one of only two players on the team to start all 18 contests on year...led the team with three assists...assisted on the game-winning goal against Duquesne... recorded 23 shots on year as a midfielder...also registered assists vs. UC-Davis and Saint Joseph’s...finished with four shots vs. Saint Joseph’s. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip, N.Y…finished his four-year career with 29 goals and 82 assists… four-year varsity starter…led his team to a 2006 season championship and league playoff finals…three-time Catholic High School All-League pick from 2004-06 and two-time All-State selection…received Newsday All-Long Island Team honors and NSCAA All-America honors in 2006… member of the five-time East New York State Championship team… named to the Adidas ESP tour team (Germany) in 2005 and named a league all-star in 2006…trained in Brazil over the 2006 summer. PERSONAL: Born July 23, 1989…son of Mark and Kathryn Brode…has one younger brother Mark...history and political science major. Brode’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2007

18/18

23

0

3

3

0

2008

4/4

4

0

0

0

0

Totals

22/22

27

0

3

3

0

Ethan

Talbott

20

Freshman*/Midfielder/5-10/180 Bethel Park, Pa. Bethel Park

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Bethel Park High School...scored 18 goals and finished with 57 assists in his four-year high school career...named All-Section and All-WPIAL as a senior... scored seven goals and totaled 25 assists in leading Bethel Park to a 23-2 record, sectional and WPIAL titles and state quarterfinals as a senior... contributed five goals and 20 assists in leading team to 21-2-2 record, WPIAL title and state semifinals appearance as a junior...served as the kicker on the football team for three years...named an all-conference kicker as a senior...played club soccer with the Victory Express, Century United and PA West ODP teams...led Century United to the Under-15 state title. PERSONAL: Born on June 4, 1989...son of Scott and Sandy Talbott... has a brother Aaron...undeclared major.

Andy

Clifford

18

Sophomore/Midfielder/6-0/175 Bethel Park, Pa. Bethel Park

2008: Andy Clifford saw action in 10 games as a freshman...recorded a shot at Duquesne...played a personal-high 55 minutes at Duquesne. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Bethel Park High School...scored 37 goals and added 52 assists in his four-year varsity career...named a Regional All-American following his senior season...two-time All-State selection...two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Elite 11 selection...named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Elite 11 as a senior...two-time All-WPIAL and All-Section honoree...named the Most Valuable Player at the WPIAL All-Star game...guided Bethel Park to two WPIAL 3A championships as both a senior and junior...led squad to three Section 4 WPIAL titles (2004, 2005 and 2007)...played on the Beadling Soccer Club for seven seasons... team captain for the Beadling Soccer Club...led team to Pennsylvania West championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005...member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Born on August 16, 1989...son of Bill and Jaime Clifford... has two sisters Courtney and Jaclyn...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Andy Clifford Ryan Brode

17


2009 SOPHOMORE PROFILES

4

Sam

Luffy

Sophomore/Midfielder/Defender/6-2/180 Pittsburgh, Pa. Central Catholic

2008: Sam Luffy played in 18 games, starting 14 as a freshman...scored first career goal vs. Albany...recorded an assist against Connecticut...finished the season with three points...recorded 17 shots...named to the Robert Morris Tournament All-Tourney Team... played 90 minutes or more six times. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pa....played one season on the Beadling Soccer Club team... helped lead Beadling to the 2008 state championship...also played club soccer for the North Stars and Century United teams...named student council president. PERSONAL: Born on June 10, 1989...son of Robert and Deborah Luffy... has three brothers- Jake, Cole and Tyler and a sister, Sarah...brother Jake wrestled at Ohio University...sister Sarah played tennis at Catholic University of America...majors in civil engineering. Luffy’s Statistics Season

GP/GS

Shots

Goals

Assists

Points

GWG

2008

18/14

17

1

1

3

0

Totals

18/14

17

1

1

3

0

Sam Luffy

18

Adam

21

Monteverde Sophomore*/Forward/5-10/160 Sewickley, Pa. Quaker Valley

2008: Played in all 18 games, starting in four...recorded eight shots on the year... played a personal-best 59 minutes vs. Albany...named a Big East Academic All-Star. 2007: Did not see any game action...earned medical hardship after entering year with injury. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Quaker Valley High School in Sewickley, Pa....scored 59 career goals over his four-year varsity career... played in only four games after tearing his ACL during his senior year... scored 30 goals as a junior...two-time All-Section honoree, All-WPIAL selection and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star...scored 17 goals as a sophomore...earned varsity letter and scored seven goals as a freshman...member of the three-time state champion Beadling Soccer Club from 2006-08. PERSONAL: Son of James and Colleen Monteverde...has a sister Casey...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...majoring in communications with a minor in economics.

Adam Monteverde


2009 NEWCOMER PROFILES Terry

Boland Junior/Forward/6-1/170 Brentwood, Pa. Virginia Tech/Seton La Salle

13

PRIOR TO PITT:Transferred to Pitt from Virginia Tech where he played two seasons of soccer…saw action in 23 games including two starts during his two years with the Hokies…accumulated six points on two goals and two assists…scored the game-winning goal at Oral Roberts during his freshman season. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Seton La Salle High School in Pittsburgh, Pa…led team to state, sectional and WPIAL championships during senior season...captained team for three seasons...two-time section MVP...All-state and All-east region selection in 2006...four-time member of the all-section team…played club soccer for Century United… member of Under-18 Olympic Development Program as a junior. PERSONAL: Born August 20, 1988...son of Kevin and Fay Boland... majoring in economics.

Alex

Fischetti

23

Freshman/Midfielder/Defender/5-10/168 Pittsburgh, Pa. Seton La Salle

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Seton La Salle High School in Pittsburgh, Pa….scored 53 goals and added 88 assists in his four-year varsity career…2008 ESPN Rise Magazine AllArea Player…named Regional All-American following his senior season… two-time All-State selection…two-time All-WPIAL selection…three-time All-Section team member…twice named to PittsburghTribune Review AllStar 11…named to Pittsburgh Post Gazette All-Star 11 following his senior year…named Rookie of the Year by Almanac in 2005…led team to four section championships…guided team to two WPIAL championships…led team to two PIAA titles…guided his team to a four year combined record of 92-7, including a perfect 25-0 senior season…Olympic Development Program (ODP) PANEST tournament pool selection 2003-2007… led North Steel Phantoms to United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) state and regional championships in 2006…played on the Beadling Soccer Club for five seasons…traveled to Barcelona in 2004 to compete for Beadling in Mediterranean International Cup tournament… led Beadling to US Club Regional championship in 2006/2007 season… played for Beadling’s USYSA finalist Under-18 team in 2008…named team captain for 2009 Beadling Under-18 team…also competed in alpine ski racing…member of National English Honor Society. PERSONAL: Born on October 1,1990…son of Steve and Nancy Fischetti…has two younger sisters Nina and Mia…majoring in business.

Keegan

00

Gunderson Freshman/Goalkeeper/6-1/185 Circle Pine, Minn. Shattuck-St.Mary’s

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Shattuck-St. Mary’s High School in Faribault, Minn.…attended Under-14 and Under-15 National Team training camps…member of Adidas All-Star Team in 2006…competed with Boy’s National Team (BNT) in pool play in 2006 and 2007…traveled to France in 2007 to compete for the Under-17 ‘91s team…named to the Minnesota Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team all four years of his high school career…four-time Region II (Midwest) ODP Team member…led team to U.S. Club Soccer National Championship finals during junior and senior years…led team to Region II championship during junior year…graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary’s High School with high honors…earned his high school’s Cooley Award in 2008. PERSONAL: Born on February 3, 1991…son of Peter and Sandra Gunderson…has a younger sister Tryn…undeclared major.

Mike

Whitaker Freshman/Defender/6-2/180 Doylestown, Pa. Central Bucks East

22

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, Pa….scored 13 goals and added 20 assists in his four-year varsity career…All-State selection following his senior season…named First Team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania following his senior season…two-time All-League selection…two-time All-Intelligencer honoree…named Intelligencer defensive player of the year following his senior season… guided team to a four-year combined record of 73-27…led team to league championships during his junior and senior seasons…led team to Class AAA state quarterfinals his junior year… guided team to Class AAA state semifinals his senior season…played on the VE Blast Soccer Club team…led VE Blast to quarterfinals in the Dallas Cup…led VE Blast to Jacksonville Score at the Shore Championship… guided VE Blast to a No. 2 ranking in Eastern Pennsylvania…played on Eastern Pennsylvania Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team for five seasons…played on ODP Regional Team in 2008…also competed in basketball and track…maintained high honors throughout four years of high school…member of National Junior Honor Society. PERSONAL: Born on June 17, 1991…son of Robert and Susan Whitaker…has two older brothers Robert and Chris…has a younger sister Jenny…majoring in law.

19


2008 FINAL STATISTICS

2008 Final Statistics Overall Record: 7-8-3; Home: 4-2-1 Away: 1-5-2; Neutral: 2-1-0; Big East Record: 3-6-2 FIELD PLAYERS Name E.J. McCormick Matt Baker Justin Boehm Mike McDade Sam Luffy Chris Wilcox Andy Kalas

GP-GS 16-16 18-18 18-18 18-18 18-14 18-6 18-18

G 3 0 0 3 1 3 1

ALL GAMES A Pts Sh 5 11 30 2 2 27 2 2 19 1 7 18 1 3 17 1 7 16 0 2 13

Ian Farnsworth Joe Prince-Wright Eric Jaeger Adam Monteverde Shane Flowers Wils Alpern Ryan Brode

18-7 18-10 17-16 18-4 17-8 10-0 4-4

2 3 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 6 0 0 0 2 0

Orane Gordon John Procope Andy Clifford Samuli Ahola Conner Malone Matt Firster Morgan Faust

12-2 8-0 10-0 10-5 16-16 1-0 1-0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

18 18

18 22

12 26

Total Opponents GOALKEEPERS Jordan Marks Big East Eric Barnes Big East

BIG EAST G A Pts 2 4 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2

Shot% .100 .000 .000 .167 .059 .188 .077

GW 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

PK 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

GP-GS 10-10 11-11 11-11 11-11 11-8 11-5 11-11

Sh 20 15 10 12 7 5 6

Shot% .100 .000 .000 .167 .000 .000 .167

13 12 9 8 5 4 4

.154 .250 .000 .000 .000 .250 .000

1 2 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

11-5 11-8 10-10 11-2 10-5 4-0 -

1 2 0 0 0 0 -

0 0 0 0 0 0 -

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 1 1 0 0 0

.000 .000 .000 .000 -

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

9-2 6-0 4-0 6-2 9-9 1-0

0 0 0 0 0 0

48 70

201 252

.090 .087

7 8

2 0

11 11

2 4 0 0 0 0 -

8 5 4 1 4 1 -

.125 .400 .000 .000 .000 .000 -

0 1 0 0 0 0 -

0 0 0 0 0 0 -

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

2 1 0 0 0 0

.000 .000 -

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

9 16

7 21

25 53

101 171

.089 .094

3 6

1 0

GP-GS

Min.

GA

GAAvg

Svs

Pct

W

L

T

Sho

10-7 5-4

727:43 400:57

7 6

0.87 1.35

40 26

.851 .812

4 1

3 3

0 0

3 1

13-10 8-6

984:20 639:51

15 10

1.37 1.41

51 29

.773 .774

3 2

5 3

3 2

2 1

Totals Big East

18 11

1712:03 1040:48

22 16

1.16 1.38

92 55

.807 .775

7 3

8 6

3 2

6 2

Opponents Big East

18 11

1712:03 1040:48

18 9

0.95 0.78

67 44

.788 .830

8 6

7 3

3 2

6 5

Statistics by Half

Individual Game Highs

SHOTS BY PERIOD Pittsburgh Opponents

1st 80 114

2nd 112 124

OT 5 8

OT2 4 6

Total 201 252

POINTS

4

Joe Prince-Wright at Seton Hall (Oct. 25)

GOALS

2

Joe Prince-Wright at Seton Hall (Oct. 25)

GOALS BY PERIOD Pittsburgh Opponents

1st 6 10

2nd 10 11

OT 1 0

OT2 1 1

Total 18 22

ASSISTS

2

E.J. McCormick vs. Connecticut (Oct. 28)

SHOTS

SAVES BY PERIOD Pittsburgh Opponents

1st 39 32

2nd 48 33

OT 4 0

OT2 1 2

Total 92 67

5 4 4 4

E.J. McCormick vs. Bryant (Sept. 12) Matt Baker vs. Bryant (Sept. 12) E.J. McCormick at Notre Dame (Oct. 11) Mike McDade at Seton Hall (Oct. 25)

CORNER KICKS BY PERIOD Pittsburgh Opponents

1st 29 38

2nd 43 35

OT 7 3

OT2 0 0

Total 79 76

SAVES

14 9 9

Jordan Marks vs. Georgetown (Oct. 18)) Eric Barnes at Duquesne (Sept. 4) Eric Barnes at Seton Hall (Oct. 25)

1st 111 113

2nd 121 120

OT 7 11

OT2 4 3

Total 243 247

FOULS BY PERIOD Pittsburgh Opponents

20

GW PK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0


2008 FINAL RESULTS

2008 Game-by-Game Results Overall Record: 7-8-3; Home: 4-2-1; Away: 1-5-2; Neutral: 2-1-0; Big East Record: 3-6-2 Date

Opponent

Result

Score

Record

Att.

Pitt Scorers (Assists)

Aug. 28

vs Albany&

L

1-2

0-1-0

187

Sam Luffy (unassisted)

Aug. 31

vs Rider&

W

1-0

1-1-0

175

E.J. McCormick (Matt Baker)

Sept. 4

at Duquesne

T 2OT

0-0

1-1-1

840

-

Sept. 7

Robert Morris

W

3-0

2-1-1

247

Ian Farnsworth (Chris Wilcox) Mike McDade (penalty kick) Chris Wilcox (unassisted)

Sept.12

vs Bryant^

W OT

2-1

3-1-1

159

Wils Alpern (Matt Baker) Joe Prince-Wright (E.J. McCormick)

Sept.14

vs Western Michigan^

W 2OT

1-0

4-1-1

150

Chris Wilcox (Justin Boehm)

Sept.19

Rutgers*

W

1-0

5-1-1

213

E.J. McCormick (unassisted)

Sept.21

Villanova*

L 2OT

0-1

5-2-1

218

-

Sept.26

at USF*

L

0-1

5-3-1

1543

-

Spet.28

at DePaul*

L

0-1

5-4-1

264

-

Oct.5

Marquette*

W

1-0

6-4-1

302

Andy Kalas (E.J. McCormick)

Oct.9

at West Virginia*

T 2OT

1-1

6-4-2

661

Mike McDade (penalty kick)

Oct.11

at Notre Dame*

L

1-4

6-5-2

1155

TEAM (unassisted)

Oct.18

Georgetown*

L

0-1

6-6-2

273

-

Oct.25

at Seton Hall*

W

3-2

7-6-2

309

Joe Prince-Wright (E.J. McCormick) E.J. McCormick (Mike McDade) Joe Prince-Wright (Jusitn Boehm)

Oct.28

Connecticut*

T 2OT

2-2

7-6-3

206

Mike McDade (E.J. McCormick) Ian Farnsworth (E.J. McCormick)

Nov.1

at Providence*

L

0-3

7-7-3

1001

-

Nov. 5

at DePaul^

L

1-3

7-8-3

211

Chris Wilcox (unassisted)

*Big East Conference game ^Big East Conference Tournament Game

Team Record W 7 3 4 1 2 2

Overall Big East Home Away Neutral Overtime

L 8 6 2 5 1 1

T 3 2 1 2 0 3

Attendance Overall Home Away Neutral

Gm 18 7 8 3

Tot. 8114 1618 5984 512

Av. 451 231 748 171

Standings Blue Division Notre Dame Connecticut Georgetown Providence West Virginia Pittsburgh Seton Hall Marquette

W 7 6 5 5 3 3 2 1

L 2 3 3 5 4 6 5 8

T Pts. 2 23 2 20 3 18 1 16 4 13 2 11 4 10 2 5

Red Division St. John’s South Florida DePaul Louisville Villanova Syracuse Cincinnati Rutgers

W 8 7 5 5 4 4 4 3

L 1 3 4 5 5 6 6 6

T Pts. 2 26 1 22 2 17 1 16 2 14 1 13 1 13 2 11

& Robert Morris Tournament ^ Pitt Invitational Tournament

Team Game Highs POINTS

9

at Seton Hall (Oct. 25)

GOALS

3

Robert Morris (Sept. 7) at Seton Hall (Oct. 25)

ASSISTS

3

at Seton Hall (Oct. 25) Connecticut (Oct. 28)

SHOTS

23

Bryant (Sept. 12)

SAVES

14

Georgetown (Oct. 18)

CORNER KICKS FOULS

9

Bryant (Sept. 12)

22

Rutgers (Sept. 19)

21


PITT SCORING RECORDS

Match Records

Season Records

Career Records

Goals

Goals

Goals

NAME NO. OPPONENT 1. Joe Luxbacher .........7............... Edinboro, 1971 2. Robert Cherry .........5 .......................N/A, 1955 3. Eric Tiedtke .............4 ........ Robert Morris, 1982 Craig Connolly ........4 ....................... YSU, 1977 Joe Luxbacher .........4 .................Geneva, 1973 John White ..............4 .......Slippery Rock, 1969 Ray Tarasi................4 .......... Lock Haven, 1961 J. Bressanelli ...........4 ............Ind. Teach., 1955 John D’Amato .........4 ........... Ind. Teach., 1954

NAME NO. YEAR Bob Cherry.......................... 18 .............. 1955 John D’Amato ..................... 16 ..............1954 Robert Cuthbert .................. 15 ..............1962 Joe Luxbacher..................... 14 .............. 1972 Jerome Bressanelli .............. 14 .............. 1955 6. Phil Matilla.......................... 12 .............. 1997 Craig Connolly .................... 12 .............. 1977 Joe Luxbacher..................... 12 .............. 1973 Robert Cuthbert .................. 12 .............. 1961 10. Joe Luxbacher......................11 .............. 1971

Assists

Assists

NAME NO. OPPONENT 1. Mark Nigh ...............4 ................ Gannon, 1978 2. Ben Garry ................3..............California, 1998 Mark Nigh ...............3........... Carn.Mellon, 1977 Mark Nigh ...............3.......................YSU, 1977 Dave Reichenbach .....3......... West Virginia, 1962 Alberto Sichel .........3........ Slippery Rock, 1961 6. Several (59)* ...........2 *Most recently: 2, E.J. McCormick vs. Connecticut (10/28/08).

NAME NO. YEAR 1. Eric Prex ..............................11 ..............1994 2. Jesus Valencia ..................... 10 .............. 1971 3. David DiEmido...................... 9 ..............1969 Erik Duffy.............................. 9 .............. 1993 Mark Nigh............................. 9 .............. 1977 6. Ted Noethling ....................... 8 .............. 1993 Eric Prex ............................... 8 ..............1992 David Reichenbach ............... 8 ..............1962 9. Jason Piombino .................... 7 .............. 1997 10. Spencer Barton ..................... 6 ..............2000 Ben Garry.............................. 6 .............. 1997 Erim Gude............................. 6 ..............1986 Vic Hugo ............................... 6 ..............1985 George Shimpeno ................. 6 ..............1962

NAME NO. YEAR(S) Joe Luxbacher .......................37 ...........1971-73 Robert Cuthbert ................... 30 ..........1960-62 Eric Prex .............................. 29 ..........1991-94 George Shimpeno ................ 24 ..........1962-64 Eric Tiedtke .......................... 24 .......... 1979-82 Keeyan Young ........................ 24 ..........2002-06 7. Drew Kopp ........................... 22 ..........1995-98 Jerome Bressanelli ............... 22 .......... 1955-57 9. Dean Astorino ...................... 21 ..........1992-96 10. Dave Reichenbach ................ 20 ..........1962-64 11. Ben Garry ............................. 18 ..........1997-00 Ted Noethling ...................... 18 ..........1990-93 Bob Cherry ........................... 18 ............... 1955 Sammy Hazou ..................... 18 .......... 1955-57

Points 1. 2. 3. 4.

NAME Joe Luxbacher Robert Cherry Eric Tiedtke Craig Connolly Alan Jutca Joe Luxbacher John White Ray Tarasi J. Bressanelli John D’Amato

POINTS OPPONENT 15(7G,A) Edinboro, 1971 10 (5G) N/A, 1955 9 (4G, A) RMC, 1982 8 (4G) YSU, 1977 8(3G,2A) Point Park, ‘75 8 (4G) Geneva, 1973 8 (4G) SRU, 1969 8 (4G) LHU, 1961 8 (4G) Ind. Tchrs., 1955 8 (4G) Ind. Tchrs., 1954

1. 2. 3. 4.

Points NAME POINTS YEAR 1. Bob Cherry......................... 36 (18G)....... 1955 2. Rob Cuthbert ...............32 (15G, 2A) .......1962 John D’Amato ....................32 (16G) .......1954 4. Joe Luxbacher.............. 31 (14G, 3A) ....... 1972 5. Erik Duffy.................... 29 (10G, 9A) ....... 1993 Joe Luxbacher............. 29 (12G, 5A) ....... 1973 7. Eric Prex ..................... 28 (10G, 8A) .......1992 J. Bressanelli ..................... 28 (14G) ....... 1955 9. Phil Matilla.................. 26 (12G, 2A) ....... 1997 Eric Prex ..................... 26 (8G, 11A) .......1994 R. Cuthbert ................. 26 (12G, 2A) ....... 1961

Bob Cherry set the scho school record for poin points in a season with 36 in 1955. Joe Luxbacher still holds the school record for career goals (37) set from 1971-73.

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1. 2. 3. 4.

Assists NAME NO. YEARS 1. Eric Prex .............................. 26 ..........1991-94 2. Mark Nigh ............................ 14 .......... 1975-78 Dave Reichenbach ............... 14 ..........1962-64 4. Erik Duffy ..............................13 ..........1990-93 Ted Noethling .......................13 ..........1990-93 Jesus Valencia .......................13 .......... 1969-71 7. Ben Garry ............................. 12 ..........1997-00 Drew Kopp ........................... 12 ..........1995-98 Scott Alexander ................... 12 ..........1989-92 10. Jason Piombino ....................11 ..........1994-97 J.R. Perdue ............................11 ..........1989-92 John Curley ...........................11 ...........1972-75 George Shimpeno .................11 ..........1962-64 Keeyan Young .......................11 ..........2002-06

Points NAME NO. YEARS 1. Eric Prex .............................. 84 ..........1991-94 Joe Luxbacher ...................... 84 ...........1971-73 3. Bob Cuthbert ....................... 67 ..........1960-62 4. George Shimpeno ................ 59 ..........1962-64 Keeyan Young ...................... 59 ..........2002-06 5. Drew Kopp ........................... 57 ..........1995-98 Eric Tiedtke .......................... 57 .......... 1979-82 8.Dave Reichenbach .................. 54 ..........1962-64 9. Jerome Bressanelli ............... 52 .......... 1955-57 10. Dean Astorino ...................... 51 ..........1992-96 11.Ted Noethling ........................ 49 ..........1990-93

Eri Eric Prex tied the school rec record for career points wi with 84 in 1991-94.


PITT GOALKEEPING RECORDS Lowest Goals-Against Average

Season Records Shutouts 1. 3. 4. 6.

NAME SO YEAR Adam Spitzer .................10 ...................1992 Dave Torrence ................10 ...................1985 Mark Hendricks...............9....................1986 Chris Hanlon ...................7 .................... 1997 Adam Spitzer ..................7 ....................1995 Ronald Goga ...................6.................... 1957 Dave Torrence .................6....................1983 Tim Sobelman ................6....................1991 Adam Spitzer ..................6....................1996 Justin Gaul ......................6....................1999 Justin Gaul ......................6....................2002

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

8.

NAME WINS GP YEAR Adam Spitzer ...............14 ........ 21 ........1995 Justin Gaul ...................13 ........ 18 ........2000 Adam Spitzer ...............12 .........17 ........1992 Dave Torrence ..............11 .........17 ........1985 Mark Hendricks............10 .........17 ........1986 Chris Hanlon ................ 9 ......... 18 ........ 1997 Dave Torrence .............. 9 ......... 20 ........1983 Adam Spitzer ............... 8 ..........17 ........1996 Dave Torrence .............. 8 ......... 15 ........1984 Scott Thunberg ............ 8 ......... 15 ........ 1981 Kerry Krause ................ 8 ......... 11 ........ 1970 Ronald Goga ................ 8 ......... 10 ........ 1957 Justin Gaul ................... 8 ......... 18 ........2002

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9.

7.

10.

NAME NO. YEAR Frank Bucci ...................143 .................. 1975 Ronald Goga .................115 ..................1958 Adam Spitzer ................114 ..................1995 Bill Haines .....................109 .................. 1973 Tom Staab ....................108 ..................1961 Scott Thunberg .............103 .................. 1981 Frank Bucci ...................102 .................. 1974 Bill Haines .....................102 .................. 1972 Len Harmon...................98...................1968 Adam Spitzer .................98...................1996 Justin Gaul .....................98...................2001

Shutouts

(minimum seven starts)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

NAME GAA GP YEAR Lou Cepanec .............. 0.66 ....... 9 .........1965 Adam Spitzer ............. 0.71........17 ........1992 Dave Torrence ............ 0.76 .......17 ........1985 Jordan Marks ............. 0.87 ...... 10 ........2008 Mark Hendricks.......... 0.88 .......17 ........1986 Bill Haines .................. 0.92 ...... 12 ........ 1972 Kirk Brodows ............. 0.96 ...... 11 ........1993 Dave Torrence ............ 1.00 ...... 15 ........1984 Kerry Krause .............. 1.00 ...... 11 ........ 1970 Tom Staab ................. 1.00 ...... 10 ........1963

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

8. 10.

NAME SO YEARS Adam Spitzer ...................25.......... 1992-96 Dave Torrence ..................23 ...........1982-85 Justin Gaul .......................19.......... 1999-02 Frank Bucci ......................14............1974-77 Chris Hanlon .................... 11 ...........1995-98 Tim Sobelman ................. 11 ...........1988-91 Mark Hendricks................ 11 .......... 1986-88 Jay Kapusta .....................10...........1987-90 Scott Thunberg ................10........... 1978-81 Tom Staab ........................9 ...........1961-63

NAME GA GP YEARS Tim Sobelman...............31 ....... 27 .........1988-91 Bill Haines .....................35 ....... 25 ..........1972-73 Chris Hanlon ................ 42 ....... 32 .........1997-98 Kirk Brodows ................43 ....... 40 .........1991-94 Justin Lowery ................51 ....... 31 .........2002-05 Tom Staab ....................53 ....... 31 ......... 1961-63 Jordan Marks ............... 54 ....... 34 .........2005-08 Ronald Goga ................ 56 ....... 30 .........1956-58 Jay Kapusta...................57 ....... 38 ......... 1987-90 Dave Torrence .............. 68 ....... 55 .........1982-85

Lowest Goals-Against Average (minimum 15 games played)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

NAME GAA GP YEAR Kirk Brodows .............. 1.08 ..... 40 .........1991-94 Tim Sobelman............. 1.15...... 27 .........1988-91 Dave Torrence ............. 1.23...... 55 .........1982-85 Adam Spitzer .............. 1.24 ..... 66 .........1992-96 Kerry Krause ............... 1.25...... 16 .........1969-70 Justin Gaul .................. 1.29 ..... 70 .........1999-02 Chris Hanlon ............... 1.30...... 18 .........1995-98 Bill Haines ................... 1.40 ..... 25 ..........1972-73 Jay Kapusta................. 1.50...... 38 ......... 1987-90 Justin Lowery .............. 1.57...... 31 .........2002-05

Saves

Career Records

Least Goals Against NAME GA GP YEAR Tim Sobelman ............. 5 .......... 7 .........1990 Lou Cepanec ................ 6 .......... 9 .........1965 Jordan Marks ................7 ......... 10 ........2008 Jay Kapusta ................. 8 .......... 8 .........1988 Jay Bonessi ..................10 ......... 8 ......... 1978 Tom Staab ...................10 ........ 10 ........1963 Kirk Brodows ...............11 ........ 11 ........1993 Bill Haines ....................11 ........ 12 ........ 1972 Kerry Krause ................11 ........ 11 ........ 1970 Adam Spitzer ...............12 .........17 ........1992 Mark Robertson ...........12 ......... 7 ......... 1979

(minimum 25 starts)

Saves

Wins 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Least Goals Against

(minimum seven starts)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

NAME NO. YEARS Frank Bucci .....................390...........1974-77 Justin GauL ..................... 363 ..........1999-02 Adam Spitzer .................. 339 ..........1992-96 Scott Thunberg ...............300.......... 1978-81 Tom Staab ......................243.......... 1961-63 Bill Haines ....................... 211 ...........1972-73 Ronald Goga ................... 207 .......... 1956-58 Dave Torrence .................198.......... 1982-85 Kirk Brodows .................. 191 ..........1991-94

Wins 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8.

NAME WINS YEARS Adam Spitzer ...................38.......... 1992-96 Justin Gaul .......................32.......... 1999-02 Dave Torrence .................. 31 ...........1982-85 Frank Bucci ......................19............1974-77 Tom Staab .......................19...........1961-63 Scott Thunberg ................18........... 1978-81 Mark Hendricks................15 .......... 1986-88 Kirk Brodows ...................14...........1991-94 Jay Kapusta .....................14...........1987-90 Ronald Goga ....................14...........1956-58

Ad Spitzer Adam S it holds h ld four f school h l records d for shutouts and wins.

Kirkk Brodows holds career goalsKi B d h ld the h lowest l l against average in school history.

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PITT TEAM RECORDS Season Marks Games Won 14 ................... 1995 .............14-6-1 13 ................... 2000 .............13-5-0 12 ................... 1992 .............12-6-1 11 ....................1985 .............11-3-2 10 ................... 1986 .............10-5-2 10 ....................1997 .............10-5-4 9..................... 1994 .............. 9-8-1 9......................1993 .............. 9-5-3 9..................... 1984 .............. 9-6-1 9......................1983 .............9-10-1 8..................... 2002 .............. 8-9-1 8..................... 1996 .............. 8-7-2 8..................... 1989 .............. 8-6-3 8......................1981 .............. 8-7-0 8......................1970 .............. 8-4-0 8......................1957 .............. 8-2-0 8......................1955 .............. 8-4-0 8......................1954 .............. 8-1-0 Games Lost 13 ....................2007 ............. 3-13-2 13 ................... 1982 .............6-13-0 12 ................... 2005 .............3-12-1 11 ....................2003 .............6-11-1 11 ................... 2006 .............5-11-2 10 ....................1987 .............4-10-1 10 ....................1983 .............9-10-1 9..................... 2002 .............. 8-9-1 9..................... 1998 .............. 6-9-3 8..................... 2008 ...............7-8-3 8..................... 2004 .............. 6-8-3 8......................2001 .............. 6-8-3 8..................... 1994 .............. 9-8-1 8..................... 1990 .............. 7-8-2 8..................... 1988 .............. 6-8-1 8..................... 1980 .............. 7-8-0 8......................1979 .............. 5-8-2 8......................1978 .............. 6-8-0 8......................1973 .............. 5-8-1 Games Tied 4......................1997 .............10-5-4 4......................1991 .............. 6-7-4 3 ..................... 2008 ...............7-8-3 3 ..................... 2004 .............. 6-8-3 3 ......................2001 .............. 6-8-3 3 ..................... 1999 ...............7-9-3 3 ..................... 1998 .............. 6-9-3 3 ......................1993 .............. 9-5-3 3 ..................... 1989 .............. 8-6-3

2..................... 1996 .............. 8-7-2 2..................... 1990 .............. 7-8-2 2..................... 1986 .............10-5-2 2......................1985 .............11-3-2 2......................1979 .............. 5-8-2 2......................1974 .............. 4-6-2 2......................1972 .............. 6-4-2 2......................1971 ...............7-3-2 2......................1967 .............. 2-7-2 2..................... 1962 .............. 7-2-2 2..................... 1956 .............. 3-5-2 2..................... 2006 .............5-11-2 2......................2007 ............. 3-13-2 Most Goals Scored 55 ....................1955 .............. 8-4-0 43 ....................1971 ...............7-3-2 42....................1997 .............10-5-2 42....................1993 .............. 9-5-3 42....................1983 .............9-10-1 38 ................... 1992 .............12-6-1 38 ................... 1986 ............10-5-2 37 ................... 1994 .............. 9-8-1 37 ....................1985 .............11-4-2 37 ................... 1962 .............. 7-2-2 34 ................... 2000 .............13-5-0 32 ................... 1995 .............14-6-1 31 ................... 1982 .............6-13-0 31 ................... 1969 ...............5-5-1 Fewest Goals Scored 8......................1967 ............. 2-7-2 12 ....................1979 .............5-8-2 12 ................... 1968 ............. 3-7-1 15 ................... 1988 .............6-8-1 15 ....................1958 ............. 3-7-0 16 ................... 1956 ............. 3-5-2 16 ....................2007 ............3-13-2 17 ....................1975 ............. 5-7-2 17 ................... 1966 .............4-6-1 17 ................... 2005 ........... 3-12-1 18 ................... 2008 ............. 7-8-3 18 ................... 1959 ............. 6-3-1 18 ....................1957 .............8-2-0 19 ....................1965 ............. 7-2-1 19 ................... 2006 ........... 5-11-2 Most Opponent Goals 39 ................... 2005 ........... 3-12-1 38 ....................2007 ............3-13-2

The 1957 team recorded six shutouts in eight victories.

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35 ....................2003 ........... 6-11-1 34 ................... 1994 .............9-8-1 32 ................... 1980 ............. 7-8-0 30 ....................1981 ............. 8-7-0 29................... 2004 .............6-8-3 29....................1971 ............. 7-3-2 29................... 1998 .............6-9-3 28 ....................1987 ........... 4-10-1 27 ....................1974 .............4-6-2 27 ................... 2006 ........... 5-11-2 26................... 1989 .............8-6-3 26....................1976 ............. 4-7-2 25 ....................2001 .............6-8-3 25 ....................1975 ............. 5-7-2 Fewest Opponent Goals 10 ....................1965 ............. 7-2-1 10 ....................1954 .............8-1-0 13 ....................1985 ........... 11-4-2 13 ................... 1959 ............ 6-3-1 15 ................... 1986 ........... 10-5-2 15 ....................1970 .............8-4-0 16 ................... 1984 .............9-6-1 16 ................... 1969 ............. 5-5-1 16 ....................1963 .............5-5-0 16 ....................1957 .............8-2-0 Most Assists 41 ................... 1994 .............. 9-8-1 36 ....................1993 .............. 9-5-3 32 ....................1997 .............10-5-4 30 ....................1971 ...............7-3-2 29................... 1992 .............12-6-1 28 ....................1977 ............... 7-7-1 26................... 1962 .............. 6-2-2 25 ................... 1989 .............. 8-6-3 24................... 1998 .............. 6-9-3 23 ................... 2000 .............13-5-0 23 ................... 1986 .............10-5-2 22 ....................1991 .............. 6-7-4 22 ....................1978 .............. 6-8-1 21 ....................1961 ..................4-7 Most Points 120 ..................1993 .............. 9-5-3 116 ..................1997 .............10-5-4 115 ................. 1994 .............. 9-8-1 114 ..................1977 ............... 7-7-1 114 ..................1971 ...............7-3-2

110 ..................1955 ................. 8-4 106 ................. 1992 .............12-6-1 100 ................. 1962 .............. 6-2-2 99................... 1986 .............10-5-2 91 ................... 2000 .............13-5-0 82 ....................1978 .............. 6-8-1 82 ................... 1995 .............14-6-1 82 ................... 1998 .............. 6-9-3 78 ....................1991 .............. 6-7-4 76 ....................1973 .............. 5-8-1 76 ................... 1969 ...............5-5-1 Most Shutouts 10 ................... 1992 .............12-6-1 10 ....................1985 .............11-4-2 9..................... 1986 .............10-5-2 8..................... 1990 .............. 7-8-2 8......................1997 .............10-5-4 7 ..................... 2002 .............. 8-9-1 7 ..................... 1995 .............14-6-1 6..................... 2008 ...............7-8-3 6......................2003 .............6-11-1 6..................... 1999 ...............7-9-3 6..................... 1996 .............. 8-7-2 6......................1991 .............. 6-7-4 6......................1983 .............9-10-1 6......................1957 .............. 8-2-0 5 ..................... 2000 .............13-5-0 5 ..................... 1984 .............. 9-6-1 5 ..................... 1982 .............6-13-0 5 ......................1979 .............. 5-8-2 5 ......................1978 .............. 6-8-0 5 ......................1970 .............. 8-4-0 5 ..................... 2006 .............5-11-2 Most Shutout Wins 10 ................... 1992 .............12-6-1 9......................1985 .............11-4-2 8..................... 1986 .............10-5-2 7 ..................... 1995 .............14-6-1 6..................... 2002 .............. 8-9-1 6..................... 1996 .............. 8-7-2 6..................... 1990 .............. 7-8-2 6......................1983 .............9-10-1 6......................1957 .............. 8-2-0 5 ..................... 2008 ...............7-8-3 5 ..................... 2000 .............13-5-0 5 ......................1997 .............10-5-4 5 ......................1991 .............. 6-7-4 5 ..................... 1984 .............. 9-6-1

wins The 1995 team set the school record with 14 wins.


MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS Most Consecutive

Match Records

Games Won: 7 (1957, 1992, 1995) Games Won at Home: 7 (1969-70) Games Won Away: 6 (2000) Games without a Loss: 12 (1996-97) Games without a Loss at Home: 9 (1971-72) Games without a Loss Away: 9 (1996-97) Games Lost: 7 (2005-2006) Games Lost at Home: 6 (2005) Games Lost Away: 8 (1975-77) Games without a Win: 10 (1987) Games without a Win at Home: 8 (2005-06) Games without a Win Away: 13 (2003-05) Shutouts: 6 (1996-97)

Season Records Most Wins: 14 (1995) Most Losses: 13 (1982, 2007) Most Ties: 4 (1991, 1997) Best Winning Percentage: .722 (2000: 13-5-0) Most Overtime Games: 6 (2001, 2004,2007,2008) Most Overtime Wins: 2 (1989, 1993, 1994, 2001,2007,2008) Most Overtime Losses: 2 (1987, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2004,2006,2007) Most Overtime Ties: 4 (1991, 1997) All-time Record in Overtime: 21-17-31 Most Goals: 55 (1955) Fewest Goals: 8 (1967) Most Opponent Goals: 39 (2005) Fewest Opponent Goals: 10 (1965) Most Points: 120 (1993) Most Opponent Points: 109 (2005) Most Assists: 41 (1994) Most Opponent Assists: 27 (2004) Most Shots: 291 (2000) Most Opponent Shots: 256 (2003) Most Fouls: 370 (1999) Most Opponent Fouls: 380 (1995) Most Corner Kicks: 105 (2000) Most Opponent Corner Kicks: 110 (2002) Most Saves: 242 (1975) Most Opponent Saves: 178 (1965) Most Shutouts: 10 (1992) Most Opponent Shutouts: 9 (1998, 1999)

Most Goals: 10 vs. Denison, 1955, W 10-0 vs. Edinboro, Oct. 31 1971, W 10-0 at Youngstown St., Nov. 2 1985, W 10-0 vs. Youngstown St., Oct. 15 1986, W 10-0 Most Opponent Goals: 10 vs. Penn State, 1957, L 10-1 Most Goals in a Half: 8 vs. Gannon, Oct. 17, 1978 Most Opponent Goals in a Half: 7 at Temple, Oct. 2, 1976 Most Fouls: 37 vs. Notre Dame, Aug. 29, 1997 Most Opponent Fouls: 33 at Robert Morris, Sept. 2, 1995 Most Corner Kicks: 12 vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 12, 2006 vs. Connecticut, Sept. 22, 2000 vs. Gannon, Nov. 3, 1973 vs. Slippery Rock, Nov. 2, 1971 Most Opponent Corner Kicks: 14 at Connecticut, Oct. 17, 1993 vs. Temple, Sept. 28, 1979 at West Virginia, Nov. 8, 1975 Most Saves: 30 at Penn State, Nov. 15, 1975 Most Opponent Saves: 32 at Ohio University, Oct. 23, 1965 Fastest Goal: 31 seconds, Craig Connolly vs. Youngstown, Oct. 14, 1977 Highest Combined Score: 11 vs. Penn State, 1957, L 10-1 at Penn State, Sept. 27 1983, L 8-3

The Last Time Shutout: Oct. 5, 2008 vs Marquette, W 1-0 Opponent Shutout: Nov. 1, 2008 at Providence, L 0-3 10 Team Saves: Oct. 18, 2008 vs. Georgetown, L 0-1 10 Team Goals: Oct. 30, 1971 vs. Edinboro, W 10-0 Hat Trick: Billy Brush Nov. 2, 2003 at Syracuse, W 3-2 Two Hat Tricks (Season): Craig Connolly, 1977 Oct. 14, 1977 vs. Youngstown, W 8-0 Nov. 6, 1977 vs. West Virginia, W 3-2

Hat Trick History Billy Brush .................................. Nov. 2, 2003 vs. Syracuse .........................Result: W 3-2 Spencer Barton ......................Sept. 29, 2000 at Notre Dame ....................Result: W 3-2 Phil Matilla ................................ Nov. 4, 1997 vs. California (PA) ................Result: W 7-0 Eric Prex ................................. Sept. 11, 1994 vs. SUNY Buffalo..................Result: W 4-3 Jeff Porter ................................. Oct. 6, 1993 vs. Marshall..........................Result: W 3-0 Eric Duffy ................................. Oct. 27, 1993 at Grove City ........................ Result: W 7-1 Nick Liberati .............................. Oct. 9, 1991 vs. Slippery Rock ..................Result: W 5-0 Craig Connolly ............................Oct. 4, 1978 vs. Gannon ...........................Result: W 9-0 Craig Connolly ........................... Nov. 6, 1977 vs. West Virginia...................Result: W 3-2 Craig Connolly .......................... Oct. 14, 1977 vs. Youngstown State ...........Result: W 8-0 Joe Luxbacher (4 goals) ............. Sept. 8, 1973 vs. Geneva ...........................Result: W 9-0 Joe Luxbacher ...........................Oct. 28, 1972 vs. Edinboro.........................Result: W 5-1 Joe Luxbacher ........................... Oct. 14, 1972 vs. Grove City .......................Result: W 5-1 Joe Luxbacher (7 goals) ............. Oct. 31, 1971 vs. Edinboro.......................Result: W 10-0 John White .............................. Ovt. 28, 1969 vs. Kent State ......................Result: W 7-2 John White ................................Nov. 4, 1969 vs. Slippery Rock ..................Result: W 8-2 Jerome Bressanelli (4 goals) ...................1955 vs. Indiana Teachers .............Result: W 9-0

(left): Spencer Barton scored a hat trick for Pitt against Notre Dame on Sept. 29, 2000. (left): Jordan Marks recorded the Panthers’ last shutout vs. Marquette on Oct. 5, 2008.

25 (above): Jeff Porter recorded a hat trick for Pitt against Marshall on Oct. 6, 1993.


ANNUAL TEAM LEADERS Goals YEAR 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

NAME GOALS John D’Amato 16 Bob Cherry 18 Sammy Hazou 5 Jerome Bressanelli 6 Fernando Fabregas 5 Simeon Pestich 6 Edmund Weihrauch 6 Robert Cuthbert 12 Robert Cuthbert 15 David Reichenbach 9 George Shimpeno 9 George Shimpeno 7 David Shaffer 5 Bob Racunas 4 Dave Shimpeno 4 Tsima Lekoma 4 John White 9 Ali Rdissi 6 Joe Luxbacher 11 Joe Luxbacher 14 Joe Luxbacher 12 John Curley 5 Alan Jutca 9 Rich Roccon 3 Craig Connolly 12 Karl Nigh 5 Jeff Tissue 5 Eric Tiedtke 7 Eric Tiedtke 8 Eric Tiedtke 7 Bob Howard 6 Rick Burkholder 5 Vic Hugo 5 Mike Grimes 6 Dave Moss 8 Heinz Pak 3 Huy Tran 7 Huy Tran 5 Nick Liberati 7 Eric Prex 7 Eric Prex 10 Erik Duffy 10 Eric Prex 8 Drew Kopp 6 Keith Hoetzlein 5 Phil Matilla 12 Drew Kopp 9 Ben Garry 7 Ben Garry 6 Chris Churchill 6 Marco Carrizales 8 Keeyan Young 6 Keeyan Young 7 Billy Brush 7 Dwayne Grant Higgins 5 Matt Baker 3 Keeyan Young 3 E.J. McCormick 4 E.J. McCormick 3 cDade 3 Mike McDade nce-Wright 3 Joe Prince-Wright ilcox Chris Wilcox 3

Assists YEAR 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963

1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976

1977 1978 1979

NAME ASSISTS Not Available Not Available Jerome Bressanelli 5 Jerome Bressanelli 3 Fernando Fabregas 3 Edwardo Giraldo 4 Peter Smith ........................4 Paul Liberati.......................4 David Reichenbach ............8 Eugene Balkovec................2 David Reichenbach ............2 George Shimpeno ..............2 Aldo Zortea ........................2 David Reichenbach ............4 Dominico Millilo .................3 David Shaffer .....................3 Al Traunsteiner ...................3 Shelton Zvoma ..................3 Gary Foertsch .................1 Robert Trexler ................ 2 David DiEmido .............. 9 Ali Rdissi .........................3 Jesus Valencia.................3 Jesus Valencia...............10 Ray Rex ......................... 4 Joe Luxbacher ................5 John Curley.....................3 William Rex ....................3 John Curley.................... 4 Randy Gyory...................1 Marty Moyer ..................1 Tom Murphy ...................1 Mark Nigh ......................1 Todd Wawrousek ............1 Alfredo Woodman ..........1 Mark Nigh ..................... 9 Mark Nigh ..................... 4 Jeff Tissue ...................... 4 Al Adelmann.................. 2 Olabode Anise ............... 2 Bob Hughes ................... 2

Points 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Al Adelmann...................3 Troy Norton ....................3 Eric Tiedtke ....................3 John Hagenbuch.............3 Eric Tiedtke ....................3 Not Available Rick Burkholder ............. 4 Tom Foley ..................... 4 Vic Hugo........................ 6 Erim Gude ..................... 6 Mike Grimes .................. 4 Marc Mostincky ..............3 Scott Alexander ..............5 J.R. Perdue .....................3 Huy Tran .........................3 J.R. Perdue .................... 4 Eric Prex ........................ 8 Erik Duffy ...................... 9 Eric Prex ....................... 11 Keith Hoetzlein...............3 Drew Kopp .....................3 Travis Kruse ....................3 Drew Kopp .....................3 Jason Piombino ..............3 Jason Piombino ..............7 Spencer Barton ..............5 Ben Garry ...................... 2 Chad Porter ................... 2 Spencer Barton ............. 2 Reagan Bender .............. 2 Spencer Barton ............. 6 Bryan Hopper ................ 4 Mark Sikora ................... 4 Bryan Hopper .................3 Keeyan Young .................3 Keeyan Young .................3 Brian Madden ................. 3 Keeyan Young .................4 Steve Cavalier.................4 Matt Langton .................4 Ryan Brode..................... 3 E.J. McCormick............... 5

YEAR 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

NAME POINTS John D’Amato 32 Bob Cherry 36 Sammy Hazou 12 Jerome Bressanelli 15 Fernando Fabregas 13 Simeon Pestich 13 Edmund Weinrauch 15 Robert Cuthbert 26 Robert Cuthbert 32 David Reichenbach 20 George Shimpeno 20 George Shimpeno 17 David Shaffer 13 Bob Racunas 10 Dave Shimpeno 8 Tsima Lekoma 7 John White 20 Ali Rdissi 15 Joe Luxbacher 24 Joe Luxbacher 31 Joe Luxbacher 29 John Curley 13 Alan Jutca 20 Rich Roccon 6 Craig Connolly 25 Karl Nigh 12 Jeff Tissue 12 Jeff Tissue 11 Eric Tiedtke 17 Eric Tiedtke 19 Eric Tiedtke 17 Bob Howard 12 Rick Burkholder 12 Vic Hugo 16 Erim Gude 16 Dave Moss 18 Heinz Pak 8 Mike Blatz 16 Huy Tran 16 Huy Tran 13 Eric Prex 17 Eric Prex 28 Erik Duffy 29 Eric Prex 27 Drew Kopp 15 Keith Hoetzlein 11 Phil Matilla 26 Drew Kopp 22 Ben Garry 16 Spencer Barton 16 Mark Sikora 14 Marco Carrizales 16 Keeyan Young 15 Keeyan Young 18 Dwayne Grant Higgins 10 Matt Baker 9 E.J. McCormick 9 E.J. McCormick 11

( (from left): E.J. McCormick, Keeyan Young, Jason Piombino, K E Eric Prex

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BIG EAST HONORS Big East Player of the Week Honors Justin Gaul Goalkeeper of the Week Sept. 11, 2000 Oct. 9, 2000 Oct. 15, 2001 Oct. 7, 2002

Keeyan Young K Offensive Player of the O Week W Oct. 13, 2003 O Rookie of the Week R Sept. 9, 2002 S Oct. 7, 2002 O

Phil P Matilla Off O ensive Player of the Week W Sept. 15, 1997 S

Since the Pitt men’s soccer team began play in the Big East Conference in 1985, a number of players have been recognized for their efforts on the field. Former goalkeeper Adam Spitzer became the first Panther to ever earn conference Player of the Week honors in 1992. Former goalkeeper Justin Gaul is the only player to receive four weekly honors in his career. Gaul, along with Keeyan Young are the only two Panthers to earn Big East Player of the Week honors twice in the same season. Young is also the only player in school history to be named as a Rookie of the Week. Mark Sikora earned his only Big East weekly honor on Nov. 5 of 2001. Head Coach Joe Luxbacher is a two-time Big East Coach of the Year honoree, while five other Panthers have earned postseason accolades from the Big East. Charles Wasson, Jeff Porter, Ben Garry, Chris Churchill and Gaul garnered all-conference (second team and third team) honors and Garry was named to the All-Rookie team in 1997.

Joe Luxbacher 1992 & 1995 Coach of the Year

Charles Wasson 1993 All-Big East Second Team

All-Big East Honors M Mark Sikora O Offensive Player of tthe Week N Nov. 5, 2001

All-Big East Conference Honors (since1985): 1993-Charlie Wasson (2nd team) 1995-Jeff Porter (2nd team) 1997-Ben Garry (Rookie Team) 2000- Chris Churchill (2nd Team) Ben Garry (2nd Team) 2002- Justin Gaul (3rd Team) 2003-Keeyan Young (2nd Team) 2004-Keeyan Young (2nd Team)

Jeff Porter 1995 All-Big East Second Team

Eric E Prex Off O ensive Player of the t Week Sept. S 12, 1994

Adam Spitzer A Defensive Player of D th Week the Nov. N 4, 1996 Oct. O 2, 1995 Sept. S 14, 1992

Ben B G Garry 1997 All Rookie Team, 2000 All-Big East Second Team

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BIG EAST ACADEMIC HONORS Big East Academic All-Stars 1986-87 Brian Casey 1987-88 Kurt Weber

Since the Pitt men’s soccer team began play in the Big East Conference in 1985, a number of players have been recognized for their efforts in the classroom. In the 1986-87 season, the innaugural season for the Big East Academic All-Stars, only Brian Casey received recognition for his academic excellence. Since it’s inception, the Panthers have collected a total of 102 Big East Academic All-Star honors. Each member of the Academic All-Stars must achieve a 3.0 G.P.A. as well as letter to be eligible for nomination. Tim Montgomery, Nate Montgomery, Jacob Kring and Tyler Bastianelli are the only four Pitt players selected to the Big East Academic All-Star honors for four consecutive seasons. Al Lopus, Reagan Bender, Keith Blass, Tom DeCato, Miles Dowiak, Matt Langton, Pat Kerr and Matt Baker have earned three Academic All-Star honors. The 2008-09 men’s soccer team finished with 10 Big East Academic All-Stars, tying the 99-00 and 2006-07 teams for most selections in a season since the inception of the team 21 years ago.

1988-89 Jon Ascher Dan Cuddy Matt Segedy 1989-90 Al Lopus Marc Mostincky 1990-91 Roberto Croce Al Lopus 1991-92 Mark Brehm Al Lopus Don Overmier 1992-93 Michael Bacasa Brian Pellegrino Jason Tatka 1993-94 John Lopus Charles Wasson 1994-95 John Lopus Charles Wasson

1995-96 J.L. Gorsin Steve Hopper Charlie Kotuby

Peter Veltri Brian Watson Toure Weaver Josh Whitham

1996-97 Reagan Bender Drew Kopp Jason Piombino

2001-02 Mike Doe Miles Dowiak Jacob Kring Nate Montgomery Jorge Rivera Toure Weaver Josh Whitham

1997-98 Keith Blass Tim Montgomery 1998-99 Reagan Bender Keith Blass Tim Montgomery

Sean Ryan Brendon Smith Greg Wilcox

2002-03 Tom DeCato Mike Doe Miles Dowiak Jacob Kring Nate Montgomery

1999-00 Reagan Bender Keith Blass Miles Dowiak Tim Montgomery Nate Montgomery Jorge Rivera Jason Smathers Peter Veltri Toure Weaver Josh Whitham

2003-04 Tyler Bastianelli Tom DeCato Jacob Kring 2004-05 Tom DeCato Tyler Bastianelli Jacob Kring

2000-01 Ryan Costic Miles Dowiak Nate Montgomery Tim Montgomery Jorge Rivera

2005-06 Tyler Bastianelli Chris Bastidas Tom DeCato Pat Kerr Matt Langton

2006-07 Samuli Ahola Matt Baker Tyler Bastianelli Chris Bastidas Matt Detzel Matt Firster Eric Jaeger Pat Kerr Matt Langton Brendon Smith 2007-08 Matt Baker Justin Boehm Andy Kalas Pat Kerr Matt Langton Zach Matthews Marshall Stula 2008-2009 Wils Alpern Matt Baker Justin Boehm Morgan Faust Shane Flowers Andy Kalas Connor Malone Adam Monteverde Joe Prince-Wright Chris Wilcox

Four-Year Big East Academic All-Stars

Nate Montgomery

Tim Montgomery

Tyler T l Bastianelli

Jacob Kring

Three-Year Big East Academic All-Stars

Al Lopus

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Reagan Bender

Keith Blass

Miles Dowiak

Tom T DeCato D C t

Matt Langton

Pat Kerr

Matt Baker


COACHING RECORDS Year-By-Year Coaching Records

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Record 8-1-0 8-4-0 3-5-2 8-2-0 3-8-0 6-3-1 5-5-1 6-4-1 7-2-2 6-5-0 5-5-0 7-2-1 4-5-2 2-7-2 3-7-1 5-5-1 8-4-0 7-3-2 6-4-2 5-9-0 4-6-2 5-7-2 4-7-2 7-7-1 6-8-0 4-9-2 7-8-0 8-7-0 6-13-0 9-10-1 9-6-1 11-4-2 10-5-2 4-10-1 6-8-1 8-6-3 7-8-2 6-7-4 12-6-1 9-5-3 9-8-1 14-6-1 8-7-2 10-5-4 6-9-3 7-9-3 13-5-0 6-8-3 8-9-1 6-11-1 6-8-3 3-12-1 5-11-2 3-13-2 7-8-3

JJoe Luxbacher

Coach Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Leo Bemis Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher Joe Luxbacher

1984-Present 1

Year 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Pitt’s Two Head Coaches

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Panthers In The Pros

J Luxbacher Joe L b h played l d seven years off professional f i l soccer for f the th Philadelphia Phil d l hi Atoms, At Pittsburgh Miners and Pittsburgh Spirit. KEY: ASL-American Soccer League, NASL- North American Soccer League, MISL-Major Indoor Soccer League, AISA-American Indoor Soccer Association, CISL-Continental Indoor Soccer League, NPSL-National Professional Soccer League.

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Ben Garry played two seasons for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (2001 and 2002).

Reagen Bender

Hershey Wildcats (A-League - 2001-02)

Frank Bucci

Hartford (ASL) Denver (MISL) Pittsburgh Spirit (MISL - 1978-80)

Ben Garry

Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League -200102)

Bill Haines

Pittsburgh Miners (MISL - 1975)

Denny Kohlmeyer

Pittsburgh Miners (ASL - 1975) Pittsburgh Stingers, Asst. Coach (CISL -1994-95)

Drew Kopp

Hershey Wildcats (A-League - 1999-01)

Travis Kruse

Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League - 2000-01)

Joe Luxbacher

Philadelphia Atoms (NASL - 1974-75) Pittsburgh Miners (ASL - 1975-76) Pittsburgh Spirit (MISL - 1979-81)

Phil Matilla

Reading Rage (A-League - 2001)

Ted Noethling

Pittsburgh Stingers (CISL - 1994)

John O’Hara

Pennsylvania Stoners (ASL - 1978) Pittsburgh Spirit (MISL - 1979-81) Cleveland Force (NASL - 1980-81)

Heinz Pak

Pittsburgh Stingers (CISL - 1994)

Eric Prex

Pittsburgh Stingers (CISL - 1995)

Bill Rex

Pittsburgh Miners (ASL - 1975)

Art Richardson

Pittsburgh Canons (ASL - 1973) Pittsburgh Miners (ASL - 1975)

Todd Smith

Fort Wayne (AISA - 1988) Harrisburg Heat (NPSL - 1993)

Ted Noethling and Eric Prex as members of the Pittsburgh Stingers.

Reagan Bender played two professional seasons for the Hershey Wildcats.


PITT ALL‐AMERICANS

Pitt’s Men’s Soccer All-Americans JEROME BRESSANELLI halfback (1955-56)

Jerome Bressanelli (1955-56)

• Two-time All-American (1955 and 1956). • Member of All Pa., N.J., Del. Team in 1956. • Led Panthers in Goals in 1957. • Twice led Panthers in assists 1956, 1957. • Led Pittsburgh in Points in 1957. • Third All-time Goals in a Game (4 goals). • Fourth All time (goals/season) 14 goals 1955. • Sixth Career Goals (22). • Seventh Points in a Season (28). • Eighth in Points in a career (52).

RONALD WYATT fullback (1958-59) • Two time All-American (195859). • 1959 team captain. • Two time member of the All Pennsylvania/New Jersey/ Delaware Team (1958-59).

Ronald Wyatt (1958-59)

PAUL LIBERATI left halfback (1962) GEORGE ZANICOUPOLOUS goalkeeper (1959)

• All-America Selection in 1962. • Two time member of All Pennsylvania/New Jersey/ Delaware Team (1961-62). • Led Panthers to first NCAA tournament berth. • Led team with four assists in 1961.

• All-America Honors in 1959. • Member of the All Pennsylvania./New Jersey/ Delaware Team. • Posted three shutouts. • Surrendered only 13 goals as a keeper. P l Liberati Lib ti Paul (1962) George Zanicoupolous (1959)

DAVE REICHENBACH outside left (1963)

GEORGE SOMMER left halfback (1965) • All-America selection in 1965. • Member of the 1965 All Pa., N.J., Del. Team. • Three year letterman. • Led Panthers its second NCAA tournament berth. • Led a defense that surrendered only 10 goals on the season. George Sommer (1965)

• All-America selection in 1963. • Two time member of the All Pa., N.J., Del. 1963-64. • Team Captain. • Second in Assists (game-4). • Second in Assists (Career-14). • Sixth Assists (Season-8). • Seventh Points (Career-54). • Three year letterman. • Led Pittsburgh in goal production and points in 1963. • Led team in assists from 1962-64. Dave Reichenbach (1963)

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PITT TEAM MVP’S Year-By-Year Most Valuable Players Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995

MVP None None Andy Jorgensen Brendon Smith Jacob Kring Clay Haflich Justin Gaul Chris Churchill Ben Garry Ben Garry Drew Kopp Jason Piombino None Jeff Porter

David DavidTorrence Torrence 1985 MVP

Mike Mik Bacasa B 1992 MVP

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Year 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

MVP None Erik Duffy Mike Bacasa Mike Watson Nick Liberati Robert Croce Heinz Pak Scott McCurry David Moss Daniel Liberati David Torrence None None Eric Tiedtke

Daniel Liberati 1986 MVP

Eric Duffy 1993 MVP

Year 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968

Heinz Pak 1989 MVP

Jeff J Porter 1995 MVP

MVP Al Adelmann Eric Tiedtke Tom Liebenguth None Mark Nigh None Frank Bucci None Joe Luxbacher None None None Robert Trexler C. Lekoma

Nick Liberati 1990 co-MVP

Jason Piombino Ja 1997 MVP

Year 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954

MVP Joseph Kruth A. Richardson George Sommer Andrew McGraw Thomas Staab Paul Liberati Stephen Daniels Cal Smith Ronald Wyatt William Eisinger J. Bressanelli Paul Griffiths Robert Cherry Donald Clark

Robert Croce 1990 co-MVP

Drew Kopp 1998 MVP


ALL‐TIME LETTERMEN A Ablak, Seckin, 1985-86 Adelmann, Alfred, 1978-81 Adelmann, Andrew, 1983-85 Ahola, Samuli, 2006Alexander, Scott, 1989-92 Alfidi, Tony, 1955 Alpern, Wils, 2008Amayo, Ivan, 1989-91 Anise, Olabode, 1979 Arbes, Cliff, 1968 Arlotta, Anna (Mgr.), 1978 Armour, Kevin, 1996-98 Armstrong, Edward, 1954 Armstrong, Scott, 1986-89 Ascher, Jon, 1987-88 Astorino, Dean, 1992-96 Avendino, Sebastian, 1998 B Bacasa, Michael, 1992-93 Baguley, Ian, 1967 Baker, Matt, 2006Barnes, Eric, 2007-08 Balkovec, Eugene, 1963 Barcs, Miklos, 1961 Bartolotta, Vincent, 1964-66 Barton, Spencer, 1997-2000 Bastianelli, Tyler, 2003-06 Bastidas, Chris, 2004-06 Becker, Matt, 1983 Behrend, Andrew, 1973-75 Belovich, Joseph, 1966 Bender, Reagan, 1996-99 Bensasi, Rami, 2007 Bilbie, Steve, 1995 Bishop, Carsten, 1989-92 Blasko, Kim, 1974-76 Blass, Keith, 1997-00 Blatz, Michael, 1987-89 Boehm, Justin, 2007Bonawitz, Calvin, 1963-65 Bonessi, John, 1978, 1980 Bottomley, James, 1986 Bowen, Don, 1980-82 Bowley, Joseph, 1955-56 Brehm, Mark, 1989-91 Bressanelli, Jerome, 1955-57 Brode, Ryan, 2007Brodows, Kirk, 1992-94 Brooks, Josh, 1994-96 Brush, Billy, 2002-04 Bucci, Frank, 1974-77 Bugaj, Ronald, 1968 Buirge, Jerry, 1977-79 Burkholder, Richard, 1982-84 Butler, Mike, 2001-02 C Campos, Zamahir, 2003-04 Carriquiry, Fernando, 1971 Carrizales, Marco, 2001-03 Casey, Brian, 1982-85 Cavalier, Steve, 2004-06 Cepanec, Louis, 1965-66 Chauvin, John, 1986 Cherry, Robert, 1955 Cheshelski, Ben, 1955-56 Chleboski, Ron, 1954 Chibundu, Uzoma, 1983-85 Chrisanthon, Nicholas, 1973 Churchill, Chris, 2000-01 Clery, David, 1963 Clifford, Andy, 2008Cline, Chris, 2007Clow, Johnathan, 2003-05 Conlan, Joe, 2000-01 Connolly, Craig, 1975-78 Cook, Robert, 1954 Cooke, Jason, 2003 Costic, Ryan, 1998 Croce, Roberto, 1989-90

Crowley, Kevin, 1971 Cuddy, Dan, 1989 Cuddy, James, 1963-65 Culhane, Michael, 1954-55 Cunha, Mike, 2003-06 Curley, John, 1973-75 Cuthbert, Robert, 1960-62 D D’Amato, John, 1954 Daniels, Stephen, 1959-61 Davin, Joe, 1983 DeCato, Thomas, 2003-06 Denzel, Matt, 2006 DeTorre, Dick, 1954-55 DiEmido, David, 1968-70 DiPalma, Dennis, 1991 Doe, Mike, 2001-02 Dohrmann, Fred 1973, 76-77 Domsic, Debbie (Mgr.), 1974-75 Donatelli, Sam 1961-62, 1964 Dornisch, David, 1987 Dowiak, Miles, 1999-2002 Dry, Randy, 1968-70 Duffy, Erik, 1990, 1992-93 Dunbar, Charles, 1960-62 Dunn, Jeffrey, 1981-82 Dyer, Jeff, 1996-99 Dyer, Mike, 1993-96 Dyer, Robert, 1991-94 E Eisinger, William, 1956-58 Emejulu, Chukwuma, 1986 F Fabregas, Fernando, 1958 Farnsworth, Ian, 2008Faust, Morgan, 2007-08 Ferrer, Edin, 1957 Fibel, Steven, 1969, 1971 Fiedler, Robert, 1958-60 Firster, Matt, 2005Flowers, Shane, 2008Foertsch, Gary, 1965-67 Foley, Thomas, 1984 Freund, Craig, 1984-85 Frick, Ryan, 2005-06 G Gaido, Gary, 1981 Gannon, Mark, 1974-75 Garcia, Hector, 1976 Garner, Brendon, 2003 Garry, Ben, 1997-00 Gaul, Justin, 1999-2002 Genes, Justin, 2002-04 Georgakakos, George, 1960 Gillespie, Jeremy, 2003 Giraldo, James, 1984, 1986 Giralso, Edward, 1959 Godfrey, Richard, 1983 Goga, Ronald, 1956-58 Goldberg, Adam, 1993-94 Goodman, Lee, 1957-58 Goodman, Marge (Mgr.), 1979 Gordon, Orane, 2006Gorsin, J.L., 1992-95 Graf, Todd, 1992, 1994-95 Graham, J.P., 1955 Graham, Robert, 1974-75 Gray, Matt, 1994-98 Griffiths, Paul, 1954-56 Grimes, Michael, 1984-87 Gross, Ernest, 1973-75 Grubisha, Justin, 2005Gude, Erim, 1985-87 Gyory, Randy, 1976-77 H Hackworth, James, 1979-81 Haflich, Clay, 2000-04

Hagenbuch, John, 1980-82 Hamm, Dan, 1977-80 Hammond, Bryan, 1986-88, 90 Hanlon, Chris, 1997-98 Harley, George, 1961 Harmon, Leonard, 1966-68 Harrison, Steve, 1976-78 Hazou, Sami, 1955-57 Heacox, Bill, 1954 Headrick, Brian, 2002-04 Heimbach, Karl, 1979-81 Hendricks, Mark, 1986-88 Hester, Jack, 1955-57 Hicks, Bill, 1996-99 Higgins-Grant, Dwayne, 2004-05 Hill, Jack, 1954-56 Hirt, Jay, 1982 Hissom, Rob, 1954 Hoetzlein, Keith, 1993-96 Hoolihan, Greg, 1996-97 Hopkins, Richard (Mgr.) 1956-58 Hopper, Bryan, 1999-2002 Hopper, Steve, 1995-97 Horox, Jack, 1956-58 Hosler, Wade, 1996-97 Howard, Robert, 1983-86 Hughes, Robert, 1977, 1979-80 Hugo, Victor, 1982-85 Hull, George, 1971 J Jacobs, Charles (Mgr.), 1954 Jacobs, Victor, 1993 Jaeger, Eric, 2006-08 Jerich, Donald, 1959 Jones, Thomas, 1969-70 Jorgensen, Andy, 2004-06 Jutca, Alan, 1973-75 K Kaiser, Wayne, 1968 Kalas, Andy, 2007Kalchthaler, Robert, 1957 Kamara, Swaray, 1983, 85 Kane, Charles, 1956-58 Kapusta, Jay, 1987-90 Karavelles, Peter, 1957, 59 Katrancha, Aaron, 1996, 98 Katzin, Jamie, 1982, 84 Kerr, Pat, 2004-2007 Kipp, Don, 1957 Kluge, Evan, 2007 Kohlmyer, Dennis, 1970-71 Komoroski, Gregory, 1983 Kopp, Andrew, 1995-98 Kotuby, Charlie, 1995-97 Kovalchik, Bill 1957 Kovacs, William, 1962 Kozak, Dennis, 1969-71 Krause, Jeff, 2001-02 Krause, Kerry, 1969-70 Kring, Jacob, 2001-04 Kruse, Travis 1995, 1997-99 Kruth, Jerry (Manager), 1968-70 Kruth, Joseph, 1965, 1967 Kunkel, Tom, 1977-80 L Lamory, Walter, 1992-93 Lang, Kenneth, 1963-64 Langton, Matt, 2004-07 Lanza, Samuel, 1985-86, 1988-89 Laus, Mike, 1988 Lekoma, Conference, 1968 Liberati, Daniel, 1984-86, 1988 Liberati, Nick, 1989-91 Liberati, Paul, 1960-62 Liebenguth, Tom, 1978-79 Light, Andrew, 1999-00 Long, Robert, 1957 Lopus, Al, 1989-91 Lopus, John, 1991-94

Lowery, Justin, 2002-05 Lucke, Sherlund, 1981-83, 1985 Luffy, Sam, 2008Luxbacher, Jerry, 1973 Luxbacher, Joseph, 1971-74 M Madden, Brian, 2003-04 Malone, Connor, 2007Marich, Brian, 1996-97 Marks, Jordan, 2006-08 Matilla, Phil, 1995-98 McCormick, E.J., 2005-08 McCurry, Scott, 1987-88, 1990-91 McDade, Mike, 2006McFarland, Kenneth, 1960-61 McGonigle, Chris, 1998 McGraw, Andrew, 1962-64 McGrevin, Eugene, 1962-63 McKinn, Tom, 1954-55 McNulty, Robert, 1958-60 Mehock, Ronald, 1960 Meyers, Joseph, 1963-64 Midock, Gary, 1969-71 Mielecki, Ronald, 1967 Migliore, Todd, 1998 Milillo, Dominico, 1963, 1965 Miller, Theodore, 1974-75 Mincin, Mike, 1995 Montgomery, Nate, 1999-2002 Montgomery, Tim, 1997-00 Monteverde, Adam, 2007Morahan, John, 1973-75 Morris, Gregory, 1958 Moss, David, 1984-87 Mostincky, Marc, 1988-89 Mouen, Ernest, 1966-67 Moyer, Martin, 1976-77 Murdoch, Robert, 1956, 1958-59 Murphy, Robert, 1962 Murphy, Thomas, 1973-76 N Nasrallah, Phillip (Mgr.), 1965 Neuman, Dennis, 1955-56 Nicholacoupolos, Antonio, 1969-71 Nigh, Karl, 1976-78 Nigh, Mark, 1975-78 Noethling, Ted, 1990-93 Norris, Mike, 1998 Norton, Troy, 1979-82 O Occhluto, John, 2001-02 O’Hara, John, 1977-78 Osberg, John, 1985-88 Overmier, Don, 1989-91 P Pak, Heinz, 1988-89 Pearson, Timothy, 1976-78 Pelaez, Alfred, 1955 Pellegrino, Brian, 1988, 1990-92 Perdue, J.R., 1989-92 Pestich, Simeon, 1959 Pine, Scott, 1998-99 Piombino, Jason, 1994-97 Porter, Chad, 1998-00 Prince- Wright, Joe, 2007Procope, John, 2008 Q Quinlin, Robert, 1967 R Racunas, Robert, 1965-67 Raffa, Leonard, 1970-71 Rdissi, Ali, 1969-70 Reginella, Frank , 1956 Reichenbach, David, 1962-64 Reimer, Scott, 1984-86 Reinhard, Keith, 1981

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ALL‐TIME LETTERMEN Pitt’s All-Time Team Captains Rex, William, 1971-73 Richardson, Arthur, 1964-66 Richmond, Christopher, 1980 Rivera, Jorge, 2001 Robertson, Mark, 1979 Roccon, Richard, 1976 Rogers, Phil, 1954 Rosenberry, Robbin, 1982 Ross, Joseph, 1984 Roux, Normand, 1967-69 Russell, Michael, 1982 Ryan, Sean, 2006 S Sadowski, Robert, 1956 Saeter, Knut, 1994-95, 97 Sauer, Ferdinand, 1964-65 Sbei, Stan, 1973 Schalk, Michael, 1967-68 Scheil, Karl, 1954-55 Schell, Matt, 1994-95 Schulman, Norman, 1968 Schwarz, Bruno, 1961-63 Searfoss, Bruce, 1968-69 Seddon, Raymond, 1955 Segedy, Matt ,1987-88 Seigel, Erwin, 1974-75 Shaffer, David, 1963, 1965 Shaffer, Kurt, 1985 Sherrill, Matt, 2001 Shimpeno, David, 1966-67 Shimpeno, George, 1962-64 Shireman, Jeff, 1976-77 Shrinsky, Jason, 1957 Siegel, Erwin, 1976-78 Sikora, Mark, 1998-2001 Smathers, Jason, 1998-99 Smith, Brendon, 2003-06 Smith, Cal, 1959-60 Smith, Peter, 1960 Smith, Todd, 1983-86 Snyder, James, 1964-66 Snyder, Peter, 1965-67 Sobelman, Tim, 1988-91 Solomon, Alfred, 1956, 1958 Sommer, George, 1963-65 Sonnett, Eric, 1965 Spitzer, Adam, 1992-93, 1995-96 Sprecher, Jay, 1963 Sprites, David, 1968 Staab, Thomas, 1962-63 Steele, James, 1981-83 Stein, Barry, 1977-79 Stezoski, Bret, 1994-96 Stout, Cindy (Mgr.), 1974-75 Stula, Marshall, 2007 Suzich, Harry, 1955 T Tagaris, George, 2004-05 Tarasi, Ray, 1961 Tatka, Jason, 1992 Tavares, Goncalo, 1964-66 Taylor, Tripp, 1987-88 Tedesco, C.J., 1995 Templin, Carl, 1960 Thackery, Jason, 1998-99 Theofilos, Gus, 1969-71 Thunberg, Scott, 1978-81 Tidd, Jeffrey, 2003-05 Tiedtke, Eric, 1979-82 Tissue, Jeffrey, 1978-79 Tomassetti, Jerry, 1977, 1979 Torrence, David, 1982-85 Tran, Huy, 1989-90 Trappen, Bill, 1991 Tratke, Erick, 1980 Traunsteiner, Alfred, 1964-66 Trempus, Tom, 1979-82 Trexler, Robert, 1967-69

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Triglia, Joseph, 1984-86 Tsoursis, Andy, 1989-91, 1993 U Uawithya, Damri, 1960 V Valencia, Jesus, 1969-71 VanNewkirk, David, 1983-84 Vargas, Jeff, 1985-88 Veltri, Peter, 1998-2001 Venanzi, Mark, 1973 Venglik, Richard, 1961-62 Verlato, Theodore, 1961-62 Vida, Louis, 1968-69 W Walkowiak, Adam, 2006 Wallace, John, 1973 Wasson, Jerry, 1980-81 Wasson, Charlie, 1991-94 Watson, Michael, 1990-91 Wawrousek, Todd, 1976 Weaver, Toure, 1999-2002 Weber, Mike, 1996-97 Weber, Kurt, 1985-87 Weihrauch, Edmund, 1958-60 Weiler, Terry, 1966-67 Weir, Eric, 1961 Westlake, Eric (Mgr.), 1969 White, John, 1969 Whitham, Josh, 1999-2002 Wilcox, Chris, 2007Wildman, Shawn, 2003-2007 Wilhelm, Jeffrey, 1984 Wilson, Nicholas, 1980-83 Wolff, Peter, 1967 Woodman, Alfredo, 1976 Wyatt, Ronald, 1957-59 Y Yee, Joseph (Mgr.), 1970 Yospin, Jerry, 1960-62 Young, Keeyan, 2002-2006 Young, Tom, 1957-58 Z Zelnick, Edward, 1965 Zanardelli, Norman, 1954-55 Zemanski, Dan, 1981-82 Zaring, Jedd, 1974-75, 1978 Zortea, Aldo, 1963-65 Zouma, Shelton, 1966 Zulton, Richard, 1958 Zurzolo, William, 1965-66

Honorary LetterWinners J. Connolly Bill Hillgrove L. Oval Jaynes Dr. Bernard J. Kobosky Bernard P. Koperek C. Robert Miller Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg Dr. Wesley W. Posvar Carol Sprague John Vasvary

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YEAR

CAPTAIN(S)

1954 .........Mike Culhane 1955 .........Not Available 1956 .........Not Available 1957 .........Jerome Bressanelli 1958 .........Ronald Goga, Chuck Kane 1959 .........Ronald Podmilsak, Ronald Wyatt 1960 .........Steve Daniels 1961 .........Not Available 1962 .........Paul Liberati, Richard Venglik 1963 .........Andrew McGraw, Bruno Schwarz, Tom Staab 1964 .........Andrew McGraw, David Reichenbach 1965 .........James Cuddy 1966 .........Arthur Richardson 1967 .........Gary Foertsch, Robert Racunas 1968 .........Leonard Harmon 1969 .........Not Available 1970 .........Not Available 1971..........Not Available 1972 .........Not Available 1973..........Joe Luxbacher, Gary Midock 1974 .........Jerry Luxbacher, William Rex, Mark Venanzi 1975..........Ernest Gross, Alan Jutca 1976 .........Kim Blasko, Tom Murphy 1977..........Frank Bucci, Karl Nigh, Mark Nigh 1978 .........Erwin Siegel 1979 .........Tom Liebenguth, Jeff Tissue 1980 .........Al Adelmann, Dan Hamm, Tom Kunkel 1981 .........Al Adelmann, Jim Hackworth, Tom Trempus 1982 .........John Hagenbuch, Eric Tiedtke, Tom Trempus 1983 .........James Steele, Nick Wilson 1984 .........Brian Casey, Uzomo Chibundu, Dave Torrence 1985 .........Brian Casey, Uzomo Chibundu, Dave Torrence 1986 .........Michael Grimes, Daniel Liberati, Todd Smith 1987 .........Michael Grimes, David Moss, Kurt Weber 1988 .........John Ascher, Sam Lanza, Dan Liberati 1989 .........Michael Blatz 1990 .........Roberto Croce, Nick Liberati 1991 .........Nick Liberati, J.R. Perdue, Michael Watson 1992 .........J.R. Perdue 1993 .........Michael Bacasa, Ted Noethling 1994 .........Robert Dyer, Eric Prex, Charlie Wasson 1995 .........J.L. Gorsin, Jeff Porter 1996 .........Dean Astorino, Adam Spitzer, Bret Stezoski 1997 .........Jason Piombino 1998 .........Phil Matilla, Drew Kopp, Ben Garry 1999 .........Ben Garry, Reagan Bender, Travis Kruse 2000 .........Ben Garry 2001 .........Chris Churchill, Justin Gaul 2002 .........Justin Gaul, Clay Haflich 2003 .........Clay Haflich 2004 .........Jacob Kring 2005 .........Keeyan Young, Brendon Smith, Tom DeCato 2006 .........Brendon Smith, Keeyan Young, Tyler Bastianelli 2007 .........Matt Langton, Pat Kerr, Eric Jaeger 2008 .........Jordan Marks, Eric Jaeger, E.J. McCormick


YEAR‐BY‐YEAR RESULTS 1 1 1 1 18

THE LEO BEMIS ERA 1954 (8-1-0) Indiana Teachers Slippery Rock Ohio State Denison Grove City Franklin & Marshall Allegheny Case Slippery Rock W-8, L-1, T-0

1 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 1 10

1955 (8-4-0) Coach: Leo Bemis

9 4 0 1 3 6 1 10 4 7 7 3 55

Indiana Teachers Slippery Rock Duke North Carolina St. Grove City Ohio State Navy Denison Franklin & Marshall Allegheny Case Penn State W-8, L-4, T-0

0 1 1 2 1 1 4 0 2 0 0 6 18

1956 (3-5-2) Slippery Rock (OT) Lock Haven Grove City Brockport (NY) Navy North Carolina St. Ohio State Denison Army (OT) Penn State W-3, L-5, T-2

1 2 2 4 5 1 3 1 1 3 23

1957 (8-2-0)

2 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 2 2 15

Akron at Slippery Rock at Michigan St. Slippery Rock Grove City at Navy Army Ohio University Brockport (NY) Ohio State Penn State W-3, L-8, T-0

3 1 1 3 1 2 2 3 1 0 5 22

Coach: Leo Bemis

Slippery Rock Ohio University Akron Grove City Navy Brockport (NY) Army (OT) Ohio State Michigan State Penn State W-6, L-3, T-1

1 1 0 2 4 1 2 0 2 0 13

1960 (5-5-1) Coach: Leo Bemis

3 2 1 0 0 0 1 7 1 4 2 21

Frostburg Slippery Rock Ohio University Michigan State Akron St. Louis Howard Grove City West Chester (OT) Lock Haven Penn State (OT) W-5, L-5, T-1

Akron Lock Haven Denison Ohio State Grove City Brockport (NY)

1 1 0 0 0 0

0 1 2 4 8 4 3 0 1 2 1 26

1961 (6-4-1) Coach: Leo Bemis

1 4 4

Frostburg (OT) at Ohio University at Akron

1 0 3

Pittsburgh’s first men’s soccer team in 1954. 1 1 0 4 1 1 5 1 23

at Howard Michigan State St. Louis Slippery Rock Grove City at West Chester Lock Haven (OT) at Penn State W-6, L-4, T-1

4 4 4 0 0 3 3 0 22

1962 (7-2-2) Coach: Leo Bemis

2 at Frostburg 5 at Slippery Rock 2 Ohio University (OT) 5 Akron 5 West Virginia 3 Howard 5 at Grove City 3 West Chester (OT) 3 at Lock Haven 1 Penn State 3 at Maryland# 37 W-7, L-2, T-2 #First Round NCAA Playoff

0 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 4 18

1963 (6-5-0) Coach: Leo Bemis

4 1 4 1 0 4 4 2 0 3 2 25

Denison at Akron Frostburg at Ohio University at Maryland Slippery Rock at West Virginia Grove City (OT) at West Chester Lock Haven at Penn State W-6, L-5, T-0

1 6 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 17

1964 (5-5-0) Coach: Leo Bemis

4 2 7 3 2 3 3 0 2 2 28

The 1961 Pittsburgh Panthers men’s soccer squad.

5 1 1 23

1969 (5-5-1)

1959 (6-3-1) 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 4 1 1 18

Akron at Frostburg Penn State (OT) W-3, L-7, T-1

Coach: Leo Bemis

Coach: Leo Bemis

2 3 3 4 1 1

2 3 1 11

Coach: Leo Bemis

Coach: Leo Bemis

1 4 1 0 1 4 2 2 1 0 16

0 4 0 10 16

1958 (3-8-0)

Coach: Leo Bemis

7 1 1 3 2 4 3 4 2 27

Slippery Rock Navy Army Penn State W-8, L-2, T-0

at Frostburg West Chester Ohio University West Virginia at Howard at Grove City Maryland Akron at Bucknell Penn State W-5, L-5, T-0

2 3 2 1 0 6 6 1 4 1 26

1965 (7-2-1) Coach: Leo Bemis

3 Frostburg 1 at West Chester 1 Grove City (OT) 3 Kent State 2 Slippery Rock 2 at Ohio University 1 at Akron 3 at West Virginia 3 Bucknell 0 East Stroudsburg# 19 W-7, L-2, T-1 #First Round NCAA Playoff

0 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 10

1966 (4-5-2) Coach: Leo Bemis

4 1 0 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 17

at Frostburg West Chester at Michigan State Ohio University at Slippery Rock at Grove City at Kent State (OT) West Virginia Akron at Bucknell (OT) at Penn State W-4, L-5, T-2

0 2 6 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 19

1967 (2-7-2) Coach: Leo Bemis

0 Frostburg 0 at West Chester 0 Michigan State 1 at Ohio Univ. (OT) 1Slippery Rock (OT) 0 Grove City 1 at West Virginia 3 Bucknell 0 at Akron 1 Kent State 1 at Penn State 8 W-2, L-7, T-2

1 2 1 1 1 3 5 0 2 0 7 23

1968 (3-7-1) Coach: Leo Bemis

0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2

at Bucknell West Chester at Slippery Rock at Temple at Grove City Ohio University West Virginia at Kent State

3 4 0 1 3 3 3 0

1 0 3 5 3 1 0 7 8 1 2 31

Bucknell 2 at West Chester 1 Cleveland State (OT) 3 Temple 0 Grove City 0 at Ohio University 2 at West Virginia 1 Kent State 2 Slippery Rock 2 at Carnegie Mellon 0 at Penn State 3 W-5, L-5, T-1 16

1970 (8-4-0) Coach: Leo Bemis

2 3 2 2 2 2 0 3 4 4 1 1 26

at Akron at Temple West Chester at Bucknell Carnegie Mellon Ohio University Cleveland State at Grove City at Kent State at Slippery Rock West Virginia Penn State W-8, L-4, T-0

4 0 1 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 15

1971 (7-3-2) Coach: Leo Bemis

2 2 4 2 4 4 5 1 10 8 0 1 43

Bucknell 0 at West Chester 3 at Carnegie Mellon 2 Temple 1 Akron (OT) 4 Grove City 2 at Indiana (PA) 2 Cleveland State (OT) 1 Edinboro 0 Slippery Rock 1 at West Virginia 1 at Penn State 5 W-7, L-3, T-2 18

1972 (6-4-2) Coach: Leo Bemis

2 1 3 0 0 5 1 5 3 0 3 0 23

at Bucknell West Chester (OT) Carnegie Mellon at Temple at Akron at Grove City at Cleveland State at Edinboro at Slippery Rock West Virginia Indiana (PA) Penn State (OT) W-6, L-4, T-2

0 1 0 2 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 11

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YEAR‐BY‐YEAR RESULTS 1973 (5-9-0)

17

Coach: Leo Bemis

9 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 3 1 5 0 2 28

Geneva Bucknell at West Chester Akron Edinboro Temple at West Virginia at Carnegie Mellon Point Park Grove City Slippery Rock Gannon at Indiana (PA) at Penn State W-5, L-9, T-0

0 1 1 3 6 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 5 24

1974 (4-6-2)

1976 (4-7-2) 1 1 0 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 10

at Akron St. Vincent at Davis & Elkins Slippery Rock Carnegie Mellon (OT) at Temple Gannon Indiana (PA) at Edinboro at Grove City Lock Haven West Virginia Penn State W-4, L-7, T-2

5 0 1 1 1 8 2 0 2 3 1 2 0 26

1977 (7-7-1)

0at Bucknell 2 5 Point Park 4 1 West Chester 4 1 at Edinboro (OT) 1 2 Carnegie Mellon 0 2 at Temple 3 0 at Slippery Rock (OT) 0 0 West Virginia 2 3 at Grove City 2 3 at Gannon 1 0 Indiana (PA) 1 3 Penn State 6 20 W-4, L-6, T-2 26

1975 (5-7-2) Coach: Leo Bemis

Akron (OT) Bucknell Point Park Edinboro at Carnegie Mellon Temple at Slippery Rock at Indiana (PA) Jersey City Davis & Elkins (OT) Grove City at Lock Haven West Virginia at Penn State

25

Coach: Leo Bemis

Coach: Leo Bemis

0 0 5 2 3 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 1

W-5, L-7, T-2

0 1 3 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 5 1 8

Coach: Leo Bemis

0 8 1 1 5 1 7 0 8 6 1 1 1 3 0 43

at Akron St. Vincent Bethany Slippery Rock (OT) at Carnegie Mellon Temple at Gannon Bucknell Youngstown State Edinboro Grove City at Lock Haven at Penn State West Virginia at Indiana (PA) W-7, L-7, T-1

5 0 3 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 2 2 25

1978 (6-8-0) Coach: Leo Bemis

2 4 1 1 1 9 0 1 3 1

Akron at Bethany at Slippery Rock Carnegie Mellon at Temple Gannon at Bucknell at Davis & Elkins at Edinboro at Grove City

3 0 4 0 4 0 1 2 1 3

f h 1960 Pittsburgh b h Panthers h men’s soccer squad. d A group from the 2 1 4 0 30

Penn State Lock Haven Indiana (PA) West Virginia W-6, L-8, T-0

0 2 0 3 23

1979 (4-9-2) Coach: Leo Bemis

0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 12

Akron Grove City Bethany Slippery Rock (OT) at Carnegie Mellon Temple (OT) at Mount Union Bucknell Davis & Elkins Edinboro at Penn State at Lock Haven at Gannon at Indiana (PA) at West Virginia W-4, L-9, T-2

1980 (7-8-0) Coach: Leo Bemis

1 1 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 6 7 0 1 3 28

1 2 5 1 2 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 24

at Akron Kent State St. Vincent at Slippery Rock Carnegie Mellon at Mercyhurst Mount Union Gannon at Grove City at Bethany at Edinboro West Virginia at Bucknell Indiana (PA) Penn State W-7, L-8, T-0

4 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 4 4 5 3 2 32

1981 (8-7-0) Coach: Leo Bemis

4 3 3 5 2 1 1 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 1 27

at Gannon 1 Grove City 1 at St. Vincent 1 Slippery Rock 0 Carnegie Mellon 1 Mercyhurst 0 Bethany 2 Akron 3 at Bucknell 1 at Youngstown State 1 Edinboro 0 at Penn State 5 W. Va. Wesleyan 4 at Indiana (PA) 4 at West Virginia 6 W-8, L-7, T-0 30

1982 (6-13-0) Coach: Leo Bemis

0 0 3 0 0 3 3 1 1

The 1965 Pittsburgh Panthers Men’s Soccer SoccerTeam Team.

36

at George Mason at Virginia at Grove City St. Vincent at Slippery Rock at Carnegie Mellon Gannon at Bethany at Mercyhurst

3 3 0 2 1 1 0 5 2

0 0 4 3 0 9 0 2 1 1 31

at Akron at Bucknell Youngstown State at Edinboro Geneva Robert Morris Penn State at W.Va. Wesleyan West Virginia Indiana (PA) W-6, L-13, T-0

5 2 0 0 1 0 2 3 2 3 35

1983 (9-10-1) Coach: Leo Bemis

0 0 7 1 3 2 1 3 1 1 1 7 5 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 42

at George Mason 7 at Geo. Washington 3 Mercyhurst 0 Grove City 0 at St. Vincent 1 Slippery Rock 1 at Gannon 2 at Penn State 8 at West Virginia 2 Bethany 2 at Bucknell 3 at Youngstown St. 0 Edinboro 0 at Robert Morris 0 Carnegie Mellon 3 W.Va. Wesleyan (OT) 1 at Villanova 1 at Geneva 2 Akron 0 at Indiana (PA) 4 W-9, L-10, T-1 40


YEAR‐BY‐YEAR RESULTS JOE LUXBACHER ERA 1984 (9-6-1) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

2 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 5 0 2 4 0 23

Villanova 0 St. Vincent 1 at Slippery Rock 2 Bucknell 0 Penn State 2 at Mercyhurst 0 at Bethany 1 at California(PA)(OT) 1 Youngstown State 0 West Virginia 1 Robert Morris 1 at Edinboro 0 at W.Va. Wesleyan 3 at Grove City 1 at Carnegie Mellon 2 Indiana (PA) 1 W-9, L-6, T-1 16

1985 (11-4-2) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

2 California (PA) 1 Mercyhurst 5 Slippery Rock 3 at St. Francis (PA) 1 at Bucknell 3 Edinboro 1 at Robert Morris 2 at Villanova* 4 at Seton Hall* 0 at West Virginia (OT) 3 Georgetown* 0 at Penn State 1 St. John’s* 0 Carnegie Mellon 10 at Youngstown St. 1 at Indiana (PA) (OT) 0 at Syracuse# 37 W-11, L-4, T-2 *Big East Conference game #Big East Championships

0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 2 13

1986 (10-5-2) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

2 1 6 1 3

California (PA) at Slippery Rock St. Francis (PA) Bucknell at Edinboro

0 0 1 0 0

0 at Ohio State (OT) 0 5 Morehead State# 0 3 Vanderbilt# 2 0 West Virginia 2 0 Seton Hall* 4 10 Youngstown State 0 0 at Georgetown* 1 0 Robert Morris 2 2 at St. John’s* (OT) 2 0 at Carnegie Mellon 1 2 Villanova* 0 3 Indiana (PA) 0 38 W-10, L-5, T-2 15 #Marshall Tournament *Big East Conference games

1987 (4-10-1) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

2 Slippery Rock 1 2 Tiffin# 3 3 at California (PA) 0 6 at St. Francis (PA) 1 0 at Bucknell 2 0 at West Virginia 2 1 Ohio State (OT) 2 2 Canisius (OT) 2 0 at Seton Hall* 7 0 Georgetown* 1 0 at Robert Morris 1 1 St. John’s* (OT) 2 0 Carnegie Mellon 1 0 at Villanova* 1 4 at Indiana (PA) 0 21 W-4, L-10, T-1 26 #Neutral Site *Big East Conference games

1988 (6-8-1) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

3 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 15

at Slippery Rock 1 at Bucknell (OT) 1 West Virginia 3 at Ohio State 1 Geneva 0 Seton Hall* 5 at Canisius 0 at California (PA) (OT) 2 Carnegie Mellon (OT) 1 at Georgetown* 1 Robert Morris 2 at St. John’s* 1 Niagara 0 Villanova* 0 Indiana (Pa.) 2 W-6, L-8, T-1 20

The h 1991 Pittsburgh b h Panthers h men’s soccer team. *Big East Conference games

1989 (8-6-3) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

2 Slippery Rock 1 2 California (PA) (OT) 1 2 St. Francis (PA) 1 1 Bucknell 2 0 at West Virginia 2 1 Georgetown* 3 1 at Geneva 0 1 Ohio State (OT) 1 2 Canisius 0 1 at Seton Hall* 8 2 Carnegie Mellon (OT) 2 2 at Villanova* 1 6 at Robert Morris 0 0 St. John’s* 1 0 at Niagara 1 1 Indiana (PA) 0 1 at Grove City (OT) 1 25 W-8, L-6, T-3 25 *Big East Conference games

1990 (7-8-2) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

3 1 2 2 0 7 1

at St. Francis (PA.) Seton Hall* Villanova* West Virginia at Georgetown* at Slippery Rock at Ohio State

1 3 0 4 3 0 3

0 at Indiana (PA) 1 0 at St. John’s* (OT) 0 1 Geneva 0 0 Connecticut* (OT) 0 1 at Carnegie Mellon 2 2 at Providence* 3 1 at Boston College* 0 0 Robert Morris 3 1 Syracuse* 0 1 Grove City 0 23 W-7, L-8, T-2 23 *Big East Conference games

1991 (6-7-4) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

2 at Geneva 0 1 at Carnegie Mellon 0 1 St. John’s* (OT) 1 4 Canisius 0 3 Georgetown* 4 4 Indiana (PA) 2 0 at Connecticut* 4 0 Marshall (OT) 0 1 Boston College* (OT) 1 5 Slippery Rock 0 1 at Villanova* 3 0 at West Virginia 1 0 Providence* 2 2 at Robert Morris (OT) 2 0 at Syracuse* 3 3 at Grove City 0 1 at Seton Hall* 2 28 W-6, L-7, T-4 25 *Big East Conference games

1992 (12-6-1) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

The 1985 Pittsburgh Panthers Men’s Soccer Team.

1 2 3 1 1 3 3 1 3 1 2 0 1 6

at California (PA) Bucknell at Providence* at Boston College* Geneva (OT) Seton Hall* at Slippery Rock Villanova* St. Francis (PA) at Georgetown* Carnegie Mellon SUNY Buffalo Connecticut* Canisius

2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0

2 Syracuse* (OT) 2 4 Grove City 0 1 at St. John’s* 4 2 Robert Morris 0 1 Seton Hall# 5 38 W-12, L-6, T-1 22 *Big East Conference games #Big East Championships

1993 (9-5-3) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

0 at Bucknell 3 0 St. John’s* 2 4 at SUNY Buffalo (OT) 4 1 at Seton Hall* (OT) 1 3 Slippery Rock 0 2 Providence* 1 2 at St. Francis(PA)(OT) 1 0 at Villanova* 1 3 Marshall 0 1 Boston College* 2 1 at Carnegie Mellon(OT) 1 2 at Connecticut* 1 9 Canisius 0 5 at Syracuse* 3 7 at Grove City 1 1 Georgetown* 3 1 Robert Morris (OT) 0 42 W-9, L-5, T-3 24 *Big East Conference games

1994 (9-8-1) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

1 4 3 2 2 0 3 1 4 7 0 0 3 0 4 0 3 0

Bucknell SUNY Buffalo Carnegie Mellon at Georgetown* at Robert Morris Villanova* at St. Bonaventure(OT) at Boston College* at Providence* (OT) St. Francis (PA) Seton Hall* Connecticut* Canisius at St. John’s* (OT) West Virginia Syracuse* (OT) at Slippery Rock at Penn State

0 3 2 3 3 1 2 5 3 0 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 4

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YEAR‐BY‐YEAR RESULTS

37 W-9, L-8, T-1 34 *Big East Conference games

1995 (14-6-1)

1 Cleveland State 0 7 California (PA) 0 42 W-10, L-5, T-4 25 *Big East Conference games

Coach: Joe Luxbacher

0 at Robert Morris 4 2 St. Francis (PA) 1 1 Slippery Rock 0 0 at SUNY Buffalo 2 3 at Providence* 0 2 at Connecticut* 1 0 at Seton Hall* 2 2 St. Bonaventure 0 0 Boston College* 1 2 St. John’s* 1 2 at Syracuse* 1 2 Rutgers* 0 3 at Carnegie Mellon(OT) 1 3 Notre Dame* 0 2 Canisius 1 1 at Villanova* 0 1 at West Virginia* 4 1 Georgetown* 0 1 Seton Hall#$ 1 3 Rutgers# 1 0 St. John’s# 2 31 W-14, L-6, T-1 23 *Big East Conference games #Big East Championships $Won game in a shootout

1996 (8-7-2) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

1 Duquesne (OT) 0 2 SUNY Buffalo 1 2 Providence* 2 0 at Boston College* 1 1 Seton Hall* 3 0 Connecticut* 2 2 at St. John’s* (OT) 4 2 at Robert Morris 1 0 at Georgetown* 2 1 West Virginia* 2 0 at Notre Dame* 3 3 at Villanova* 3 1 at Rutgers* 0 3 California (PA) 0 2 at St. Francis (PA) 0 1 Canisius 0 1 Syracuse* 0 22 W-8, L-7, T-2 24 *Big East Conference games

Notre Dame (OT)* vs. Oneonta State vs. Hartwick (OT) at West Virginia* at Providence* Boston College (OT)* Rutgers* Villanova (OT)* Robert Morris at Syracuse* St. Francis (PA) Georgetown (OT)* at Canisius St. John’s* at Connecticut* at Seton Hall* at Duquesne

Coach: Joe Luxbacher

Coach: Joe Luxbacher

3 Niagara 0 0 Duquesne (OT) 0 3 Qunnipiac 0 7 at Robert Morris 3 2 at Notre Dame*(OT) 2 1 at Villanova* 0 0 at Rutgers*(OT) 1 0 Providence* 2 0 West Virginia* 3 0 at Boston College* 3 0 at Georgetown* 2 3 Seton Hall*(OT) 3 0 Connecticut*(OT) 1 3 Canisius 1 1 at St. John’s* 2 0 at St. Francis (PA) 2 0 Syracuse* 1 6 California (PA) 3 29 W-6, L-9, T-3 28 *Big East Conference games

2 Rutgers* 3 3 St. Francis (PA) 0 0 at UAB 1 2 Birm. South.(OT) 3 0 at West Virginia* 2 0 Villanova* 2 0 at Connecticut* 1 3 St. Bonaventure 0 2 at Cleve. State(OT) 1 1 at Syracuse* 4 1 St. John’s* (OT) 1 3 at Providence* 2 0 Robert Morris (OT) 0 2 at Virginia Tech*(OT) 2 2 Bucknell 0 3 Boston College*(OT) 2 0 Georgetown* 1 24 W-6, L-8, T-3 25 *Big East Conference games

0 at Oneonta State 2 Robert Morris 1 Rutgers* 1 St. Francis (Pa.) 1 at Seton Hall* 2 at Cleveland State 2 Villanova* 1 at Niagara 0 Notre Dame* 3 Bucknell 2 at Gtown* (2OT) 0 at Providence* 3 at WVU*(2OT) 0 at Ohio State 0 at Virginia Tech* 3 Syracuse* *Big East Conference games

2004 (6-8-3) 3 3 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 3

2002 (8-9-1) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

1999 (7-9-3) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

3 St. Francis (PA) 0 0 vs. Cen. Connecticut 1 0 vs. St. Francis (NY) 0 1 at West Virginia* 3 1 Notre Dame* (OT) 1 2 at Seton Hall* (OT) 3 4 at Canisius (OT) 3 0 Georgetown* (OT) 1 3 Robert Morris 0 0 at Providence* 1 2 at Duquesne 0 0 St. John’s* 2 0 Rutgers* (OT) 0 1 Villanova* 0 0 at Syracuse* 2 3 at Cleveland State 0 0 Boston College* 1 0 at Connecticut* 3 4 California (PA) 1 24 W-7, L-9, T-3 22 *Big East Conference games

1 vs Oneonta State 0 1 vs. Bowling Green 0 1 Niagara 0 2 at Villanova* (OT) 1 1 at Robert Morris 0 0 at Bucknell 1 1 Connecticut* 4 3 at St. Francis (PA) 1 0 at St. John’s* 1 0 West Virginia* (2OT) 0 1 at Notre Dame* (OT) 0 0 Seton Hall* 1 1 Virginia Tech* (OT) 2 0 at Boston College* 2 2 at Rutgers* 3 3 Cleveland State 0 2 Providence* 4 0 Virginia 2 19 W-8, L-9, T-1 22 *Big East Conference games

2003 (6-11-1) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

1 0

Boston College* vs. Hartwick College

0 1

0 2 2 2 1 0 4 1 0 3 0 2 0 2 4 1 1

5 4 1 3 2 1 0 4 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 2 1 1

at Bucknell at St. Francis (PA) at St. John’s* Duquesne Providence* Canisius Connecticut* Seton Hall* at Notre Dame* West Virginia* at Georgetown* at Robert Morris at Boston College* at Rutgers* at Villanova* Cleveland State Syracuse* Seton Hall#

Canisus at Rutgers(2OT) at Long Island(2OT) vs Hofstra at Robert Morris at Connecticut Marshall (2OT) Seton Hall* at Notre Dame at Western Michigan* at Boston College Georgetown* St. John’s at W.Virginia* (2OT) Providence* Syracuse(2OT) Cleveland State(OT)

0 3 0 1 1 1 3 1 3 5 2 1 1 2 0 3 2

2005 (3-12-1) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

1 2 5 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

at Drexel La Salle (OT) at Marshall Mt. St. Mary’s (2OT) at Villanova at Rutgers DePaul South Florida Seton Hall West Virginia at Marquette at Canisius at Connecticut

1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 2 1 1 2 3 1 0 2

The 2008 Pittsburgh Panthers Men’s Soccer Team.

38

1 3 4 0 2 3 3 0 2 2 1 1 3 1 6 2

Coach: Joe Luxbacher

Coach: Joe Luxbacher

Coach: Joe Luxbacher

0 4 2 3 4 0 2 1 2 4 1 1 4 1 2 0 3

2001 (6-8-3)

1998 (6-9-3)

2000 (13-5-0)

1997 (10-5-4)

34 W-13, L-5, T-0 21 *Big East Conference games #Big East Championships

3 3 4 3 2 4 0 1 7 2 0 1 3

1 1 0 17

Notre Dame Georgetown Providence W-3, L-12, T-1

2 3 1 39

2006 (5-11-2) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 0 0 19

Buffalo Fairfield Cleveland St. (2OT) at Mt. St. Mary’s Louisville (OT) Cincinnati (2OT) at DePaul at USF (2OT) Xavier at Notre Dame Robert Morris Marquette at Providence (OT) Bowling Green Connecticut Georgetown at Seton Hall at St. John’s W-5, L-11, T-2

2 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 3 4 0 2 2 4 0 2 1 27

2007 (3-13-2) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

1 UNLV (2OT) 2 UC Davis 1 at Robert Morris 1 Wright State (20T) 0 Binghampton 2 St. Joseph’s (OT) 0 at Syracuse 1 at St. John’s 1 USF (2OT) 0 DePaul (2OT) 0 at Connecticut 1 West Virginia 1 Seton Hall 3 Duquesne 0 Providence 0 Notre Dame 0 at Georgetown 2 at Marquette (2OT) 16 W-3, L-13, T-2

1 4 3 2 1 1 2 4 1 1 4 3 2 1 2 3 2 1 38

2008 (7-8-3) Coach: Joe Luxbacher

1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 18

Albany 2 Rider 0 at Duquesne (2OT) 0 Robert Morris 0 Bryant (OT) 1 Western Mich. (2OT) 0 Rutgers 0 Villanova(2OT) 1 at USF 1 at Depaul 1 Marquette 0 at West Virginia (2OT) 1 at Notre Dame 4 Georgetown 1 at Seton Hall 2 Connecticut (2OT) 2 at Providence 3 at DePaul 3 W-7, L-8, T-3 22


PITT SOCCER HISTORY

Pitt vs. All Opponents

Pitt vs. All Conferences

School Won Lost Tied First Game Akron .........................................................7........... 16 ...........2 ........................1957 Albany........................................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2008 Allegheny College ......................................2 ........... 0 ............0 ....................... 1954 Army ..........................................................1............ 1 ............2 ....................... 1956 Bethany College .........................................2 ........... 6 ............0 ........................1977 Binghampton .............................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2007 Birmingham Southern ................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2001 Boston College ...........................................4 ........... 9 ............2 ....................... 1990 Bowling Green............................................1............ 1 ............0 ....................... 2002 Brockport (NY) ...........................................2 ........... 2 ............0 ....................... 1956 Bryant ........................................................1............ 0 ............0 ....................... 2008 Bucknell ....................................................10.......... 21 ........... 1 ....................... 1964 Buffalo .......................................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2006 California (PA) ............................................8 ........... 2 ............ 1 ....................... 1984 Canisius ..................................................... 13 ........... 1 ............ 1 ........................1987 Carnegie Mellon ........................................ 17 ........... 6 ............4 ....................... 1969 Case University...........................................2 ........... 0 ............0 ....................... 1954 Central Connecticut....................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 1999 Cincinnati ...................................................1............ 0 ............0 ....................... 2006 Cleveland State ..........................................6 ........... 3 ............ 3 ....................... 1969 Connecticut................................................3............13 ...........2 ....................... 1990 Davis & Elkins .............................................1............ 2 ............ 1 ........................1975 Denison ......................................................5............ 0 ............0 ....................... 1954 DePaul .......................................................1............ 3 ............0 ....................... 2006 Duke University ..........................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 1955 Duquesne ...................................................5............ 0 ............2 ....................... 1996 East Stroudsburg........................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 1965 Edinboro ...................................................12........... 3 ............ 1 ........................1971 Fairfield ......................................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2006 Franklin & Marshall ....................................2 ........... 0 ............0 ....................... 1954 Frostburg ...................................................7............ 1 ............ 1 ....................... 1960 Gannon ......................................................9 ........... 1 ............0 ........................1973 Geneva .......................................................6 ........... 2 ............0 ........................1973 George Mason ............................................0 ........... 2 ............0 ....................... 1982 Georgetown ...............................................6 ...........17 ...........0 ....................... 1985 George Washington ...................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 1983 Grove City .................................................23...........11 ...........2 ....................... 1954 Hartwick.....................................................0 ........... 1 ............ 1 ....................... 1997 Hofstra .......................................................1............ 0 ............0 ....................... 2004 Howard ......................................................2 ........... 2 ............0 ....................... 1960 Indiana (PA) ............................................... 11 ...........11 ........... 1 ........................1971 Jersey City ..................................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ........................1975 Kent State ..................................................6 ........... 0 ............ 1 ....................... 1965 Lock Haven ................................................6 ........... 5 ............0 ....................... 1956 Long Island.................................................0 ........... 0 ............ 1 ....................... 2004 Louisville ....................................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2006 Marquette ..................................................3............ 0 ............0 ....................... 2006 Marshall .....................................................2 ........... 0 ............2 ....................... 1991 Maryland ....................................................0 ........... 3 ............0 ....................... 1962 Mercyhurst .................................................5............ 1 ............0 ....................... 1980 Michigan State ...........................................0 ........... 6 ............0 ....................... 1958 Moorehead State .......................................1............ 0 ............0 ....................... 1986 Mount St. Mary’s ........................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2006 Mount Union College ..................................2 ........... 0 ............0 ....................... 1979 Navy...........................................................0 ........... 5 ............0 ....................... 1955 Niagara ......................................................4 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 1988 North Carolina State...................................1............ 1 ............0 ....................... 1955 Notre Dame ...............................................3............ 6 ............ 3 ....................... 1995 Ohio University ..........................................7............ 4 ............2 ....................... 1958 Ohio State ..................................................6 ........... 4 ............2 ....................... 1954 Oneonta State............................................2 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 1997 Penn State..................................................6 .......... 22 ........... 3 ....................... 1955 Point Park College ......................................3............ 0 ............0 ........................1973 Providence .................................................8 .......... 10 ........... 1 ....................... 1990 Qunnipiac...................................................1............ 0 ............0 ....................... 1998 Rider ..........................................................1............ 0 ............0 ....................... 2008 Robert Morris ............................................14.......... 10 ...........2 ....................... 1982 Rutgers ......................................................4 ........... 7 ............2 ....................... 1995 St. Bonaventure .........................................3............ 0 ............0 ....................... 1994 St. Francis (NY) ..........................................0 ........... 0 ............ 1 ....................... 1999 St. Francis (PA) ..........................................16........... 1 ............0 ....................... 1985 St. John’s ....................................................3............15 ...........4 ....................... 1985 St. Joseph’s ................................................1............ 0 ............0 ....................... 2007 St. Louis .....................................................0 ........... 2 ............0 ....................... 1960 St. Vincent College .....................................5............ 2 ............0 ....................... 1976 Seton Hall ..................................................6 ...........17 ........... 3 ....................... 1985 South Florida..............................................0 ........... 1 ............2 ....................... 2006 Slippery Rock ............................................30........... 8 ............ 5 ....................... 1954 SUNY Buffalo .............................................2 ........... 2 ............ 1 ....................... 1992 Syracuse ....................................................7............ 7 ............2 ....................... 1985 Temple .......................................................3............ 8 ............ 1 ....................... 1968 Tiffin ..........................................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ........................1987 UAB ...........................................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2001 UC Davis ....................................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2007 UNLV .........................................................0 ........... 0 ............ 1 ....................... 2007 Vanderbilt ..................................................1............ 0 ............0 ....................... 1986 Villanova ...................................................12........... 9 ............2 ....................... 1983 Virginia ......................................................0 ........... 2 ............0 ....................... 1982 Virginia Tech...............................................0 ........... 2 ............ 1 ....................... 2001 West Chester ..............................................1............11 ........... 3 ....................... 1960 West Virginia ..............................................9 .......... 30 ...........4 ....................... 1962 West Virginia Wesleyan ..............................0 ........... 3 ............ 1 ....................... 1981 Western Michigan ......................................1............ 1 ............0 ....................... 2004 Wright State...............................................0 ........... 1 ............0 ....................... 2007 Xavier .........................................................1............ 0 ............0 ....................... 2006 Youngstown State ......................................7............ 0 ............0 ........................1977 Totals ....................................................... 365 ........ 366 ......... 78 ...................... 1954

Conference: Record: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference ......................................... 7-1-1 American East ......................................................................................0-2-0 American Mid East Conference .......................................................... 14-5-0 Atlantic Conference..............................................................................4-2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference .................................................................... 1-7-0 Atlantic 10 Conference ......................................................................13-10-3 Big East .........................................................................................71-150-28 Big South .............................................................................................0-1-0 Big 10 ............................................................................................... 12-32-5 Centennial Conference .........................................................................2-0-0 Colonial Athletic Association ................................................................ 1-3-0 Conference USA ...................................................................................0-3-0 Empire Conference...............................................................................2-4-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference .................................14-2-0 Horizon League ................................................................................. 13-4-3 Independent ........................................................................................0-1-0 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference ................................................ 2-6-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference .....................................................17-3-1 Mid American Conference ...............................................................24-23-6 Mountain West Conference .................................................................0-0-1 North Coast Athletic Conference ..........................................................7-0-0 Northeast Conference ...................................................................... 32-13-6 Ohio Athletic Conference .....................................................................2-0-0 Ohio Valley Conference ........................................................................1-0-0 Other ...................................................................................................0-1-0 Patriot League ..................................................................................10-27-3 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference ......................................... 68-41-11 President’s Athletic Conference ........................................................ 23-11-2 Southeastern Conference .....................................................................1-0-0 SUNYAC Conference ............................................................................2-2-1 University Athletic Association ...........................................................19-6-4 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference .................................1-5-2

Pitt vs. 2009 Opponents School Robert Morris Buffalo UC-Santa Barbara Green Bay LaSalle Cincinnati Louisville DePaul USF Providence West Virginia Georgetown UCONN Cleveland State Notre Dame Seton Hall Marquette Totals

Won 14 0 1 0 1 0 8 9 6 3 6 3 6 3 60

Lost 10 1 0 1 3 1 10 30 17 13 3 6 17 0 112

Tied 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 2 3 3 3 0 20

First Game 1982 2006 2009 2009 2009 2006 2006 2006 2006 1990 1962 1985 1990 1969 1995 1985 2006 1962

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RESULTS VS. 2009 OPPONENTS Pitt Year-By-Year Results vs. 2009 Opponents Opponent

W/L

Pitt

Opp

BUFFALO (0-1-0) 2006 Bualo

L

1

2

CINCINNATI (1-0-0) 2006 Cincinnati (2OT)

W

2

1

CONNECTICUT (3-13-2) 1990 Connecticut* (OT) 1991 @ Connecticut 1992 Connecticut* 1993 @ Connecticut 1994 Connecticut* 1995 @ Connecticut 1996 Connecticut* 1997 @ Connecticut 1998 Connecticut* (OT) 1999 @ Connecticut 2000 Connecticut* 2001 @ Connecticut 2002 Connecticut* 2004 @ Connecticut 2005 @ Connecticut 2006 Connecticut 2007 @ Connecticut 2008 Connecticut (2OT)

T L W W L W L L L L L L L L L L L T

0 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 2

0 4 0 1 1 1 2 4 1 3 1 1 4 1 3 4 4 2

CLEVELAND STATE (6-3-3) 1969 Cleveland State (OT) 1970 Cleveland State 1971 Cleveland State (OT) 1972 @ Cleveland State 1997 Cleveland State 1999 @ Cleveland State 2000 Cleveland State 2001 @ Cleveland State (OT) 2002 Cleveland State 2003 @ Cleveland State 2004 Cleveland State (OT) 2006 Cleveland State (2OT)

T L T L W W W W W L W T

3 0 1 1 1 3 2 2 3 2 3 0

3 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 0

DePAUL (1-3-0) 2006 @ DePaul 2007 DePaul (2OT) 2008 @ DePaul 2008 DePaul

W L L L

1 0 0 1

0 1 1 3

GEORGETOWN (6-17-0) 1986 @ Georgetown 1985 Georgetown* 1987 Georgetown* 1988 @ Georgetown 1989 Georgetown* 1990 @ Georgetown 1991 Georgetown* 1992 @ Georgetown 1993 Georgetown* 1994 @ Georgetown 1995 Georgetown* 1996 @ Georgetown 1997 Georgetown (OT)* 1998 @ Georgetown 1999 Georgetown* (OT) 2000 @ Georgetown 2001 Georgetown* 2003 @ Georgetown* (2OT) 2004 Georgetown 2005 Georgetown 2006 Georgetown 2007 @ Georgetown 2008 Georgetown

L W L L L L L L L L W L L L L W L W W L W L L

0 3 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 2 1 1 0 0

1 0 1 1 3 3 4 2 3 3 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 2 1

LOUISVILLE (0-1-0) 2006 Louisville (OT)

L

1

2

40

Opponent

W/L

Opponent

Pitt Opp

MARQUETTE (3-0-0) 2006 Marquette 2007 @ Marquette (20t) 2008 Marquette

W W W

3 2 1

0 1 0

NOTRE DAME (3-6-3) 1995 Notre Dame* 1996 @ Notre Dame 1997 Notre Dame (OT)* 1998 @ Notre Dame (OT)* 1999 Notre Dame* (OT) 2000 @ Notre Dame 2002 @ Notre Dame 2003 Notre Dame* 2004 @ Notre Dame 2006 @ Notre Dame 2007 Notre Dame 2008 @ Notre Dame

W L T T T W W L L L L L

3 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1

0 3 0 2 1 2 0 2 3 3 3 4

PROVIDENCE (8-10-1) 1990 @ Providence 1991 Providence* 1992 @ Providence 1993 Providence* 1994 @ Providence (OT) 1995 @ Providence 1996 Providence* 1997 @ Providence 1998 Providence* 1999 @ Providence 2000 Providence* 2001 @ Providence 2002 Providence* 2003 @ Providence* 2004 Providence 2005 Providence 2006 @ Providence (OT) 2007 Providence 2008 @ Providence

L L W W W W T W L L W W L L W L L L L

2 0 3 2 4 3 2 4 0 0 2 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 0

3 2 1 1 3 0 2 1 2 1 1 2 4 1 0 1 2 2 3

ROBERT MORRIS (14-10-2) 1982 Robert Morris 1983 @ Robert Morris 1984 Robert Morris 1985 @ Robert Morris 1986 Robert Morris 1987 @ Robert Morris 1988 Robert Morris 1989 @ Robert Morris 1990 Robert Morris 1991 @ Robert Morris (OT) 1992 Robert Morris 1993 Robert Morris (OT) 1994 @ Robert Morris 1995 @ Robert Morris 1996 @ Robert Morris 1997 Robert Morris 1998 @ Robert Morris 1999 Robert Morris 2000 @ Robert Morris 2001 Robert Morris (OT) 2002 @ Robert Morris 2003 Robert Morris 2004 @ Robert Morris 2006 Robert Morris 2007 @ Robert Morris 2008 Robert Morris

W W W W L L L W L T W W L L W W W W W T W L L L L W

9 2 2 1 0 0 0 6 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 7 3 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 3

0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 3 2 0 0 3 4 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 3 1 4 3 0

SETON HALL (5-18-3) 1985 @ Seton Hall 1986 Seton Hall* 1987 @ Seton Hall 1988 Seton Hall* 1989 @ Seton Hall

W L L L L

4 0 0 0 1

2 4 7 5 8

1990 1991 1992 1992 1993 1994 1995 1995 1996 1997 1999 1998 2000 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Pitt Opp

L L W L T L T L L L L T L W L L W L L L W

1 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 1 4 0 1 2 1 0 1 3

3 2 2 5 1 2 1 2 3 1 3 3 2 3 1 2 1 7 2 2 2

SOUTH FLORIDA (0-1-2) 2006 @ South Florida 2007 South Florida (2OT) 2008 @ South Florida

T T L

1 1 0

1 1 1

WEST VIRGINIA (9-29-3) 1962 West Virginia 1963 @ West Virginia 1964 West Virginia 1965 @ West Virginia 1966 West Virginia 1967 @ West Virginia 1968 West Virginia 1969 @ West Virginia 1970 West Virginia 1971 @ West Virginia 1972 West Virginia 1973 @ West Virginia 1974 West Virginia 1975 West Virginia 1976 West Virginia 1977 West Virginia 1978 West Virginia 1979 @ West Virginia 1980 West Virginia 1981 @ West Virginia 1982 West Virginia 1983 @ West Virginia 1984 West Virginia 1985 @ West Virginia 1986 West Virginia 1987 @ West Virginia 1988 West Virginia 1989 @ West Virginia 1990 West Virginia 1991 @ West Virginia 1994 West Virginia 1995 @ West Virginia 1996 West Virginia* 1997 @ West Virginia 1998 West Virginia* 1999 @ West Virginia 2000 West Virginia* 2001 @ West Virginia 2002 West Virginia* (2OT) 2003 @ West Virginia* (2OT) 2004 @ West Virginia (2OT) 2005 West Virginia 2007 West Virginia 2008 @ West Virginia (2OT)

W W W W L L L L W L L L L L L W L L L L L L L T L L L L L L W L L W L L W L T T L L L T

5 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1

1 0 1 1 1 5 3 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 4 6 2 2 1 0 2 2 3 2 4 1 1 4 2 2 3 3 0 2 0 3 2 2 3 1

@ @ @ @ @

@ @ @

Seton Hall* Seton Hall Seton Hall* Seton Hall# Seton Hall (OT) Seton Hall* Seton Hall#$ Seton Hall Seton Hall* Seton Hall Seton Hall Seton Hall*(OT) Seton Hall# Seton Hall* Seton Hall* Seton Hall* Seton Hall Seton Hall Seton Hall Seton Hall Seton Hall

W/L


Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh

“Only Big Dreams”


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World Class Institution Pitt Quick Facts: Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Total schools: 18

Founded: 1787

School type: state-related

Total enrollment: 33,898

Student: Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Faculty members: 3,800

Library volumes: 4.4 million

Total employees: 12,000

Periodical subscriptions: 35,000

Degree programs: 383

Total alumni: 250,000+

Main campus area size: 132 acres

Website: www.pitt.edu

Campus buildings: 92

Varsity sports: 19

The University of Pittsburgh campus is a place of delightful contrasts: unabashedly urban, yet dotted with gardens and trees. Situated on the edge of 456-acre wooded Schenley Park, the campus weaves in and out of an exciting section of the city known as Oakland. Pittsburgh’s cultural and medical center, Oakland is home to the University’s 132-acre main campus that includes more than 90 academic, research, administrative buildings and residence halls. •F  ounded in a log cabin in 1787, Pitt is among the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. The University has more than 250,000 alumni living in all 50 states and territories and 119 foreign countries. •A  mong the campus’ most impressive attractions is the 42-story structure known as the Cathedral of Learning. The tallest academic building in the western world, the Gothic Revival skyscraper is home to several of the institution’s classrooms and the famed 26 Nationality Classrooms authentically designed to depict ethnic art and culture. •A  mong the new freshmen entering the University in 2008, 54 percent were in the top-10 percent of their high school graduating class and 75 percent were in the top-20 percent. • Pittsburgh’s academic record is outstanding, rating among the leading national and international universities in the United States. Pitt offers 383 distinct degree programs. Its faculty includes many world-renowned scholars, researchers and innovators. A number of academic departments are rated at the top of their respective fields. •A  t Pitt, an education can come to life. Learning is not relegated to textbooks and chalkboards. An English writing major can put their studies to use by working at the student newspaper, The Pitt News. Students involved in the sciences can visit the Carnegie Science Center or the Allegheny Observatory. Business students can gain hands-on experience while interning with one of the many corporations headquartered downtown. •A  long with its formal education, Pitt offers a wide range of over 400 clubs and organizations-- a spanning from auto racing to the pre-med society-- to supplement a student’s learning experience. •O  ne of Pitt’s most exciting advantages is its close proximity to downtown Pittsburgh, one of the nation’s largest cities. Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities by various publications, Pittsburgh provides an abundance of opportunities for its students in career exploration from internships in Fortune 500 companies, clerkships and residencies in major law and medical facilities.

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According to the Center for Measuring University Performance in 2007

Nation’s Top Universities For National Institute of Health Funding 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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6. PITT 7. UCLA 8. Duke 9. Michigan 10. Washington Univ. (St. Louis)

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Cathedral of Learning The Cathedral of Learning, which is still the tallest educational building in the United States, is a 42-story gothic cathedral. Inspired by the vision of Chancellor John Bowman, the Cathedral was partially funded by 97,000 area school children, each of whom contributed a dime to buy a brick for the cathedral.

Key Numbers at the University of Pittsburgh • 90% of Pittsburgh faculty hold earned doctorates and/or first professional degrees. • Student:Faculty Ratio: 17:1.

“They shall find wisdom here and faith—in steel and stone, in character and thought—they shall find beauty, adventure, and moments of high victory,” said former Chancellor Bowman.

• 94% of classes have less than 100 students and offer small group sessions for questions and answers.

Our City is our Campus

• 90% of freshmen return the subsequent year.

From the “old” Allegheny Observatory on the North Side, to the Applied Research Center in Harmarville, to the brand new Duratz Athletic Complex on the South Side, it is really true that the city is our campus. Factors like performing arts, museums, sports, healthcare, and safety make Pittsburgh the “second-most attractive college town” in the U.S. among cities of its size, according to a recent survey. Pitt Arts connects our students to the extensive cultural life of the region, providing free admission to many of our neighboring museums and city events.

Pitt: A World-Class Institution Pitt ranked No. 37 on Newsweek’s “Top-100 Global Universities” list. Including a variety of factors, the list ranked the world’s top colleges and universities.

•P  itt is ranked among the “100 Best Colleges for African American Students” by Amazon.com • 15,622 is the full-time undergraduate enrollment for the Pittsburgh campus. •T  he 2001 U.S. News & World Report rankings rated the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration among the nation’s top-10 percent of accredited U.S. business programs. •A  ccording to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Pittsburgh ranks among the nation’s top-10 programs in information systems, engineering medicine, education, business, metallurgy, and computer engineering. • The University of Pittsburgh is one of 62 members of the Association of American Universities, a prestigious group whose members include the major research universities of North America.

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World Class Institution

About The University A “World-Class Institution” the University of Pittsburgh is an internationally respected center of learning and research, offering exceptional educational opportunities in the arts, sciences and professions.

Mission “Besides being one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States, the University of Pittsburgh is also among the nation’s most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields.”

The University of Pittsburgh’s mission is to advance teaching, research and public service. This three-part commitment enables the University to serve others by educating diverse students from the region, the nation and the world; expanding boundaries of knowledge, discovery and technology; and enhancing quality of life in the Western Pennsylvania region and beyond.

History The University began in the Pennsylvania wilderness as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, the year the U.S. Constitution was adopted. Thirty-two years later, the Pittsburgh Academy became the Western University of Pittsburgh, and in 1908, the school changed its name to the University of Pittsburgh. Graduate degrees have been conferred since 1836, and the first doctoral program was developed in 1884. A private institution for most of its past, the University of Pittsburgh became state-related in 1966, establishing a relationship with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that continues to benefit both partners. Today, as an elected member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Pittsburgh claims its place among the top public research universities in the nation.

Accreditation All campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on High Education. Schools, programs and departments may furthermore be accredited by discipline-specific accrediting bodies.

Academic Organization As an independent, state-related, coeducational institution, the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus offers a multitude of degree-granting and other programs housed in 16 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The University system includes the Pittsburgh campus and four regional campuses at Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville. There are approximately 122, academic, research and administrative buildings and residence halls located on the Pittsburgh campus, which covers 132 acres in the culturally rich Oakland neighborhood. At the heart of the campus stands a central landmark- the Cathedral of Learning, a 42-story Gothic tower, which is the tallest school building in the western hemisphere. The cathedral contains the Nationality Rooms, 26 classrooms, each designed to reflect a distinct culture and providing an overall, multi-dimensional understanding of America’s heritage. At the Pittsburgh campus, over 12,000 employees and 4,600 faculty serve approximately 27,562 students, including over 10,000 graduate and over 17,000 undergraduate students. Alumni accomplishments range from managing Fortune 500 corporations, to writing bestselling novels, to unlocking the secrets of DNA…and more.

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As we enter the 21st century, Pitt remains a place of enduring tradition and vitality, true to the work ethic of western Pennsylvania, rich in intellectual rigor, and committed to preparing students for their lives and careers.


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Academic Programs Arts and Sciences Africana Studies Anthropology Architectural Studies Bioethics Biological Sciences Chemistry Children’s Literature Classics Classics, Philosophy & Ancient Science Communication Computer Science Cultural Studies East Asian Languages & Literatures Economics English Environmental Studies Film Studies French & Italian Languages & Literatures Hispanic Languages & Literatures History History and Philosophy of Science History of Art & Architecture Intelligent Systems Jewish Studies Linguistics Mathematics Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physics and Astronomy Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Slavic Languages and Literatures Sociology Spanish Statistics Studio Arts Theatre Arts Urban Studies Women’s Studies

Business Katz Graduate School of Business College & Business Administration

Dental Medicine Education Administrative and Policy Studies Health, Physical, & Recreation Education Instruction and Learning Psychology in Education

Engineering Bioengineering Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics Industrial Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering

General Studies Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Communication Science & Disorders Emergency Medicine Health Information Management Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science & Technology Sports Medicine and Nutrition

Honors College Information Sciences Information Science & Telecommunications Library & Information Science

Law Medicine Anesthesiology Biomedical Informatics Cell Biology and Physiology Clinical Research Computational Research

Critical Care Medicine Dermatology Emergency Medicine Family Medicine Immunology Institute of Aging Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program Integrative Molecular Biology Medicine Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Neurobiology Neurological Surgery Neurology OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences Ophthalmology Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology Pathology Pediatrics Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Psychiatry Radiation Oncology Radiology Structural Biology Surgery Urology

Nursing Pharmacy Public and International Affairs Public Health Behavioral & Community Health Sciences Biostatistics Environmental & Occupational Health Epidemiology Health and Policy & Management Human Genetics Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Multidisciplinary MPH Program

Social Work University Center for International Studies Asian Studies Center Center for Latin American Studies Center for Russian & East European Studies European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center

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Roscoe Robinson, Jr.

Patricia Churchland

Paul Lauterbur

Dick Thornburgh

Bert O’Malley

Distinguished Alumni “The university that began in a humble log cabin has evolved into an internationally recognized center of learning and research. Medical breakthroughs, amazing discoveries and brilliant victories dapple its long history. For 215 years, Pitt has been making the world healthier, safer, and more tolerant, but there is always more work to be done…”

Erik Buell

Most commonly recognized as a leader in a variety of fields including science, medicine and technology, University of Pittsburgh graduates are pioneers and achievers in numerous occupations. Pitt graduates have been found winning Olympic Gold medals, serving our country in the armed forces, leading international corporations, writing for the Wall Street Journal, excelling in politics, performing on Broadway, movies and televisions shows, receiving induction into numerous athletic halls of fames and inventing life-altering technology and cures. From pioneering nuclear energy to inventing CPR and the Pentium Pro chip, from winning an Oscar, the Nobel Peace Prize and the Pulitzer to producing the first African-American four-star General, University of Pittsburgh alums have made their presence known to the world.

Arts & Entertainment Adrian Cronauer

Radio disk jockey and inspiration of the movie Good Morning Vietnam

Orinn Hatch Tony Dorsett

Michael Chabon

2001 Pulitzer Price winning author

Bill Cullen

Game show host, original host of the Price Is Right

Gene Kelly

Academy Award winner, dancer and actor

Andrew Mellon

Host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

August Wilson

1987 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright who wrote about African-American experience in the 20th century

Michael Waldholz

Mike Ditka

Dan Marino

Tony Dorsett

Jock Sutherland

Herb Douglas

Glenn “Pop” Warner

Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Heisman Trophy winner Bronze medalist in the long jump at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Thomas Starzl

Bill Fralic

Pro Football Hall of Fame member

Marshall Goldberg

Pro Football Hall of Fame member

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Fred Rogers

Athletics Pro Football Hall of Fame member

Vladimir Zworykin

Well-known architect who designed the Cathedral of Learning, the world’s first educational skyscraper

1997 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on AIDs (Wall Street Journal)

Gene Kelly Roger Kingdom

Charles Klauder

Roger Kingdom

Two-time Olympic Gold medalist, sprint hurdler, world recordholder

Pro Football Hall of Fame member Hall of Fame football coach, All-American football player, Pitt professor of dentistry Pitt football coach who guided the Panthers to 33 straight wins and three national championships (1915, ‘16, ‘18)

John Woodruff

1936 Berlin Olympic gold medalist in the 800-meters


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Adrian Cronauer

Jim Burke

D.A. Henderson

Mike Ditka Wangari Maathai Bill Cullen

Fred Rogers

Dan Marino

Jonas Salk

Michael Chabon

August Wilson

Herbert Boyer

Business

Science, Medicine & Technology

Andrew W. Mellon

Herbert Boyer

Thomas Usher

John Brashear

Banker, philanthropist, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and founder of Carnegie Mellon

Chairman of U.S. Steel and Marathon Oil

Biochemist, 1990 National Medal of Science, co-founded Genentech Astronomer, Pitt Chancellor, maker of astronomical and scientific instruments

Erik Buell

Military

Engineer, founder of the Buell Motorcycle Company, subsidiary of Harley-Davidson

Roscoe Robinson, Jr.

Reginald Fessenden

First African-American Four-star general

Philosophy Patricia Churchland

Inventor, chemist and sonar pioneer who developed insulation for electrical wires, built the first wireless telephone and transmitted the first audio radio broadcast

D.A. Henderson

1991 MacArthur Genius-winning philosopher noted for her work in neurophilosophy

Faculty member, National Medal of Science winner, directed World Health Organization’s Global Smallpox Eradication Campaign

Politics

Norman Horowitz

Orinn Hatch

United States Senator since 1977

Wangari Maathai

2004 Nobel Peace Prize

Dick Thornburgh

U.S. Attorney General and Governor of Pennsylvania

Geneticist who worked on the famous one-on-one gene enzyme hypothesis and space scientist for the Mariner and Viking missions to Mars

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer, physicist, inventor and aviation pioneer whose infrared observations were used to make the first calculations on the greenhouse effect

Paul Lauterbur

2003 Nobel Prize winner for his invention of the MRI machine

Bert W. O’Malley

Molecular endocrinologist and 2008 National Medal of Science laureate

Peter Safar

Physician and CPR pioneer

Dr. Jonas Salk

Developer of the polio vaccine

John W. Simpson

Pioneer of nuclear energy, recipient of the Edison Medal

Thomas Starzl

Father of the organ transplant

Vladimir Zworykin

Inventor of television technology

James E. Keeler

Astronomer who discovered Saturn’s rings were made of particles

Charles Glen King

Biochemist known for isolating vitamin C

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“I’ve been struck by how many beautiful places there are in this country that you don’t necessarily think of as beautiful. Pittsburgh, for example, is a really handsome town with the rivers and hills.”

-President Barack Obama on Pittsburgh

America’s Most Livable City America’s Top-10 Most Livable Cities : *

1. PITTSBURGH, PA

6. Rochester, NY

2. San Francisco, CA

7. Washington, DC

3. Seattle, WA

8. San Jose-Sunnyvale, CA

4. Portland, OR

9. Boston, MA

5. Philadelphia, PA

10. Madison, WI

*Places Rated Almanac

Established:

1758

Population:

334,563 (city) 1.33 million (Allegheny County)

Area:

55 sq. mi.

Bridges:

448 (most of any city in the world)

Elevation:

1,223 ft.

Average Temp:

Spring – 49 F Fall – 53 F

World Championships:

Steelers (6), Pirates (5), Penguins (3)

Summer – 71 F Winter – 30 F

Educational Institutions: 29 colleges and universities in Southwestern Pennsylvania

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There is an unmatched beauty as you cross one of the many Pittsburgh bridges and take a look down one of the three rivers- the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio. The view is aweinspiring from the heights of Mount Washington or coming out of the Fort Pitt Tunnel. The rivers surround Pittsburgh, keeping the buildings nestled in the “Golden Triangle,” highlighted by the striking fountain at the city’s Point. The city and its numerous neighborhoods are an appealing mix of the old and the new, the classic and the modern. Those neighborhoods are full of pre-modern churches, giving them a nostalgic sense even as more modern architecture is built around them. The past several years, Pittsburgh has undergone yet another renaissance, as the majestic new stadiums, PNC Park and Heinz Field, have been erected as well as the new David Lawrence Convention Center. There is something for everyone in Pittsburgh. For children, there is the Children’s Festival, the Pittsburgh Zoo and Kennywood Park, rated the sixth-best amusement park in the world even in its second century of existence. For anyone looking to mix learning and excitement, there is the Carnegie Science Center and its World War II submarine that patrons can board and view up close. The Three Rivers Arts Festival and Three Rivers Regatta are perennial events that bring thousands of visitors to the city to enjoy cultural activities in Point State Park. A recent resurgence in the performing arts has welcomed a slew of world-renowned actors, actresses, stage technicians, musicians and opera singers to the numerous cultural centers. The renovated Byham Theater, Benedum Center, Heinz Hall and O’Reilly Theater host a variety of shows and performances throughout the year. New medical facilities have helped Pittsburgh continue to be on the cutting edge of the health profession. Many of those facilities are housed in Oakland, also the site of the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus. Oakland has emerged as a city of its own with museums and the beautiful Schenley Park.

Pittsburgh Quick Facts

Tourism:

The city of Pittsburgh has grown and adapted as the world itself has changed. From its days as the “Gateway to the West” to its famous steel-town age and now as a cultural and medical center, Pittsburgh has been hailed as one of the top places to live in the United States.

3.9 million people visit annually

The city of Pittsburgh has provided excitement and thrills for over two centuries, but it has also supplied millions of people with a fabulous place to call home.


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“Pittsburgh’s industrial past has given way to an enterprising and vibrant present. Pittsburgh has all the charms of a larger city, but lacks many of the usual disadvantages. Crime is low and it’s easy to find a neighborhood that perfectly fits your needs. There are a number of things that make it a great place to live, work and play. The abundance of leisure activities create a quality of life in Pittsburgh that is virtually unmatched.”

Pittsburgh Attractions Mt. Washington and the inclines Andy Warhol Museum Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History

-Visitpittsburgh.com

Heinz Regional History Center The Strip Carnegie Science Center & UPMC Sportsworks Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Nationality Classrooms at the Cathedral of Learning

Top 9 Things To Do In Pittsburgh

The Mattress Factory

1. Ride the Duquesne or Monongahela Incline

Pittsburgh Zoo

2. Have lunch at Primanti Brothers

Kennywood Amusement Park

3. Visit Point State Park

Station Square

4. Spend an afternoon at one of the Carnegie Museums

Shadyside

5. Take in a professional game

South Side Nightlife

6. Visit the Cathedral of Learning

Fallingwater

7. Enjoy the rides at Kennywood Amusement Park 8. Experience the South Side 9. Ride the Gateway Clipper Cruiseline Source: Pittsburgh Vibe Magazine

“While Pittsburgh used to be called Steel Town, they need to call it Knowledge Town.”

- Former President George W. Bush while meeting with Pitt researchers to discuss efforts to combat bioterrorism

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The Facts About Pittsburgh

• Only city in the United States with the distinction of being named “America’s Most Livable City” twice by Places Rated Almanac. • Ranked as America’s “Greenest City” by Green Building Alliance in 2004. • Pittsburgh has 448 bridges, more than any other city in the world.

“…the only city in America with an entrance.”

-New York Times on entering the city of Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt Tunnel

America’s 10 Most Beautiful Places: 1. Red Rock Country, Sedona, AZ 2. Nighttime view from Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, PA 3. Upper Mississippi River 4. Hawaii’s Na Pali Coast 5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA 6. Grafton, VT 7. Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, WM 8. Drive from Key Largo to Key West, Florida 9. Clingmans Dome along Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 10. The Squares of Savannah, GA Source: USA Today Weekend.com Date: May 18, 2003

America’s Most Underrated Cities 1. Baltimore, MD

6. Minneapolis, MN

2. Fort Lauderdale, FL

7. PITTSBURGH, PA

3. Houston, TX

8. Portland, OR

4. Kansas City, MO

9. Providence, RI

5. Louisville, KY.

10. Sacramento, CA

Source: MSNBC.com, March 2, 2008

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• Home of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the first–and largest–certified green convention center in the world, which was selected by the White House to host the 2009 G-20 Summit. • Ranked among the World’s Top-10 Cleanest Cities by Forbes Magazine (2007). • Referred to as the “San Francisco of the East Coast” for its notable hills and beautiful views. • Named one of the World’s Top Travel Destinations for 2008 by Frommer’s, a leading publisher of international travel guides. • Boasts the second-most beautiful view in the United States according to USA Today (view from Mt. Washington). • Ranked as America’s sixth “most literate” among 64 metro areas (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2003).

• Pittsburgh is home to many “firsts,” including the first U.S. public television station (WQED), the first U.S. radio station (KDKA), the first all-aluminum building (Alcoa), the first polio vaccine (Jonas Salk) and the first robotics institute (Carnegie Mellon University). • Ranked the 11th best city for women in cities with more than 300,000 people (Ladies’ Home Journal, April 2002). • Has been rated safer than 82 out 100 metro areas in the United States (Places Rated Almanac). • Host of the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star game at PNC Park. • Host of the 2008 PGA USA Open. • PNC Park was rated the best ballpark in Major League Baseball by ESPN’s Jim Caple in 2008. • Sports Illustrated ranked Heinz Field as the second-best stadium in the National Football League. • Pittsburgh was ranked the Ninth “Best City for Work and Family” in America by Fortune Magazine. • U PMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) was named the 13th best hospital in America. • Pittsburgh is ranked among the nation’s top-25 arts destinations (American Style Magazine, 2003).


A great sports town

City of Champions “Pittsburgh is “City of Champions” once again. Football, baseball, hockey, basketball. Pittsburgh’s sports résumé stacks up with the best. With the Penguins winning their third championship, Pittsburgh becomes the first city to ever hold the Lombardi and Stanley Cup trophies at the same time. The Super Bowl-champion Steelers have a young core and the Penguins have an even younger one. Pitt basketball is now a perennial national title contender. TitleTown USA, City of Champions, whatever you want to call it, it’s Pittsburgh, PA.”

Each year, Pittsburgh ranks among the best sports towns in America. The Panthers are part of a great city sports family that includes professional franchises in football, baseball and hockey. The Steelers of the NFL , the Pirates of Major League Baseball and the Penguins of the NHL all call Pittsburgh home and, along with the Panthers, are an exciting part of the city’s flavor. •T  he 2009 and 2006 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most accomplished franchises in professional sports history, winning an unprecedented four Super Bowls during the 1970s. •S  ensational Sidney Crosby currently stars for the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise that won the 2009 Stanley Cup. The franchise has enjoyed NHL Playoff berths in each of the last three seasons. • PNC Park has been named one of the most beautiful baseball stadiums in the country. It opened in 2001 and boasts a stunning view of the Pittsburgh skyline. •O  ver the last eight seasons (2001-09), Pitt Basketball’s .797 winning percentage (22056) ranks among the nation’s top-5 best winning percentages during that span. Pitt Basketball games at the Petersen Events Center have also been sold out for the last seven consecutive seasons.

- D.J. Gallo, ESPN.com

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Student life

The Pitt Experience “Friendly and diverse, the city is Pitt’s campus. Pitt students enjoy all the benefits of a major city—ballet, professional sports, opera, major concert tours, internship opportunities, shopping and restaurants—with few of the problems. Pittsburgh is also one of the safest cities of its size—large enough to offer plenty of activities but small enough to get around in.”

Pitt is it. It’s a place to learn, have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime As a student at the University of Pittsburgh, education isn’t limited to the confines of a classroom or the extent of studies; learning encompasses every facet of a college experience. Whether it’s joining a student club, trying new foods, attending one of the numerous seminars, obtaining tickets to the latest Broadway production or simply becoming more familiar with the City of Pittsburgh, every day our students are engaged. Oakland, home to Pitt’s main campus, boasts numerous activities within walking distance. Schenley Park, the third-largest urban park in America, provides an escape from the city atmosphere. At the park, individuals can tour Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, play a game of tennis with friends, catch the latest outdoor movies at “Cinema in the Park,” or go ice-skating during the winter. Pitt students have free access to the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, located just a block away from the Cathedral of Learning, where individuals can view and study famous pieces of artwork created by such artists including Monet, Degas and Warhol or mingle alongside the numerous fossils and artifacts within the museum. As part of a diverse neighborhood, Oakland is home to many favorite foods and ethnic restaurants. Whether it’s craving a basket of fries from the famous Original Hot Dog Shop, world-famous sandwiches from Primanti Bros., a great gyro for dinner or desiring sushi, students are bound to satisfy their taste buds somewhere in Oakland. Oakland is also home to Dave & Andy’s Home Made Ice Cream, a local favorite to satisfy that sweet tooth, which was rated one of USA Today’s national top-10 places to enjoy ice cream.

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President Barack Obama visited the Petersen Events Center on his campaign trail.


student life

Oakland is just the beginning for Pitt students. With its central location, it is in walking distance, or just a short and free bus ride (all students get on the city buses for free with their Pitt I.D.) away from various Pittsburgh neighborhoods including Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, the South Side and Downtown; each of which provides students with something different. Shadyside is home to Ellsworth Ave. and Walnut St. which guarantee great shopping with nationally recognized brands and local boutiques. Squirrel Hill offers that “small town feel” with its main street set-up along Forbes and Murray avenues. There, one can find various specialty shops ranging from kosher delis, shoe shops, book stores and numerous vintage stores. Just across the Monongahela River is the vibrant South Side, which is renowned for its endless amount of entertainment venues that line East Carson Street. The 15 block stretch provides numerous shops, eateries, cafes, art galleries, live music venues, novelty shops and the best nightlife Pittsburgh has to offer. Also located adjacent to downtown is Station Square, where individuals can ride one of Pittsburgh’s two inclines to Mount Washington, the best view of Downtown Pittsburgh. Just three miles from Oakland is Downtown Pittsburgh which essentially provides students with that “urban, big city” lifestyle. Home to eight Fortune 500 companies it’s the perfect place for students to begin their careers with fantastic internship opportunities just minutes away from the University of Pittsburgh. Not only is it a place to jumpstart your future, but it provides great entertainment for students; with the growing cultural district, three different sporting venues and a new arena being built, Pittsburgh has become a frequent stop for big-time entertainers. Within the last year, students have had the opportunity to see Dane Cook, Kenny Chesney, Britney Spears, Green Day, Taylor Swift and Legally Blonde (off-Broadway) just to name a few.

“Pitt students enjoy a fun, beautiful and urban campus that is secluded enough to feel like college and at the same time, fully integrated into the vibrant, affordable and extremely friendly city of Pittsburgh.”

-2009 Princeton Review

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Athletic tradition

Diana Andreyko: Pitt ’s Volleyball Career Kills Leader

Tony Dorsett: 1976 Heisman Trophy Winner

Alex Volovetski and Jeremy Stultz: back-to-back Big East Divers of the Year

Only Big Dreams “Pitt fans are very passionate about their school and its teams. It’s a special bond that comes from dedicating four years of your life to a school, of spending so much time on the campus and of interacting with members of the athletic teams who also have classes to attend, term papers to write and final exams to study for. Besides athletics, the University of Pittsburgh has so much to offer. Many of its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are among the best anywhere.” —Beano Cook, ESPN 1991 Final Four Team

Pat Santoro: Two-time NCAA Wrestling Champion

Sue Heon: 1984 Olympic Swimmer Every athlete dreams, but at Pitt we only dream big. The University of Pittsburgh has a valued, championship athletic tradition. One that, since it’s beginning has thrived off of one thing: big dreams. Big dreams have led our teams to numerous national titles and fueled individual athletes into their own realm of success. While the dreams of our past have been marked in the record books, it hasn’t stopped our current pursuit for even bigger dreams. They are what push our athletes to excel during practice, perfect their routine down to the most minute detail, hit the weight room and exceed their own expectations when there is no audience to impress. So when the right moment comes they are able to quicken their feet as they near the finish line, extend their arms as they reach for that extra inch on a fourth and goal and push themselves to the limit as the clock works its way down to zero. By accepting only big dreams in each endeavor that we take and aspiration we pursue, we get the greatest return: immense successes.

Pitt athletics by the numbers: Football Nine-time national champions (1915, 1916, 1918, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1976) 25 major college bowl game appearances 18 Associated Press poll top-25 finishes Seven undefeated seasons One Heisman Trophy winner (Tony Dorsett, 1976) 10 major individual college award winners Four Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees 26 College Football Hall of Fame inductees 23 NFL First Round draft picks

John Woodruff: U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist

289 NFL players 85 First Team All-Americans

Keith Gavin 2008 NCAA Wrestling Champion

Eight retired jerseys (Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Bill Fralic, Marshall Goldberg Hugh Green, Dan Marino, Mark May, Joe Schmidt)

Women’s Swimming and Diving Two Olympians Angie Lopez (1976) and Sue Heon (1984) Four four-year All-Americans 17 total All-Americans (five others earned honorable mention)

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1976 National Football Champions

Nine Big East Championships

Jerome Lane shattered backboard in 1988


Athletic tradition

Women’s Basketball: Two-time NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances

Tony Dorsett: NCAA Division I Rushing Record

1984 Big East Champions Women’s Swimming and Diving

Women’s Basketball

Women’s Volleyball

Two NCAA Sweet Sixteens (2008, 2009)

11 Big East Tournament Championships

Three NCAA Tournament appearances

11 NCAA Tournament appearances

One WNBA first-round draft pick

Eight Big East Tournament MOPs

One All-American

Six Big East Players of the Year

Men’s Basketball

Three Big East Rookies of the Year

Two-time national champions (1927-28, 1929-30) One NCAA Final Four - (1941) Two NCAA Elite Eight - (1974, 2009) Six NCAA Sweet Sixteens (1974, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009) Five Big East regular season titles (1986-87, 1987-88, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04) Four league tournament titles (1981, 1982, 2003, 2008) 21 NCAA Tournament appearances

14 All-Big East First Team selections Two All-Americans

Softball First Professional Player -(2007) Jessica Dignon (Washington Glory)

Track & Field Two Olympic U.S.A. Gold Medal winners John Woodruff (1936, 800 meters), Roger Kingdom (1984 & 1988, 110-Meter High Hurdles) 10 Olympians

12 All-Americans

Six NCAA Men’s Champions

Four retired jerseys: (Don Hennon, Billy Knight, Brandin Knight, Charles Smith)

10 NCAA Women’s Champions

Gymnastics

19 NCAA Men’s All-Americans

One National Champion Lisa Shirk (1982, Uneven Bars) Six National Qualifiers 15 All-EAGL first team Members Seven EAGL Champions

Men’s Swimming and Diving 19 Big East Championships Nine All-Americans (13 others earned honorable mention)

Baseball Eight All-Americans 29 MLB Draft selections 36 All-Big East selections

Men’s Soccer

18 NCAA Women’s All-Americans

Wrestling 29 wrestlers that have gone undefeated in dual season 16 NCAA Champions 26 NCAA Finalists 40 NCAA Semifinalists 44 NCAA All-Americans Four Eastern Wrestling League Tournament Outstanding Wrestlers Three EWL Wrestlers of the Year Rande Stottlemyer: three-time EWL Coach of the Year 40 EWL Champions 87 EWL Finalists 27 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Champions

On the University of Pittsburgh campus, between the Cathedral of Learning and Heinz Chapel, is a sidewalk known as the Varsity Walk. There, embedded in the stones, are the names of former Pitt athletes who have promoted the University through their athletic or academic achievements. The Varsity Walk was conceived in 1950 as a way to honor athletes, and new members are added each year. The distinctive hand-carved stones were first presented as the Athletic Committee Award and the Charles C. Hartwig Award. The Athletic Committee recognized the best athlete from any sport. The Charles Hartwig Award was given to the senior athlete who promoted and sponsored the best interests of Pitt athletics, in honor of the 1934 All-America tight end. In 1971 the awards were changed to the Panther and Blue-Gold awards, respectively. The Panther Award is presented to the graduating senior-athlete who has promoted Pittsburgh athletics through his/her outstanding athletic achievement. The Blue-Gold Award is given to the seniors who represent the student-athlete ideal based on academic scholarship, athletic achievement, leadership qualities and citizenship. The awards were expanded to include women in 1975.

Four EIWA team titles

Six All-Americans 16 professional players

Varsity Walk

Roger Kingdom: Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist

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Pitt Facilities

Trees Pool

Petersen Events Center

Fantastic Facilities “With the Petersen Events Center, Pitt now has the finest set of athletic facilities in the Northeast corridor. The University of Pittsburgh has made two major improvements to its campus, both designed to give the athletic program a competitive advantage. The UPMC football complex and the Petersen Events Center are both state-of-the-art and palatial and have taken Panther athletics to another level.”

- Dick Weiss, New York Daily News

Fitzgerald Field House

Petersen Events Center A 12,508-seat basketball and multipurpose arena, the Petersen Events Center, serves as the home for the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs, as well as numerous campus events, graduation ceremonies, concerts and modern recreational and fitness facilities. Game day accommodations include four luxury courtside suites, 12 luxury club level suites, a luxury courtside special event suite and the finest club lounge in college basketball. The Petersen Events Center serves as the home of the Pitt Athletic Department and Hilda M. Willis Center for Academics for student-athletes. The academic center includes a computer lab with 27 computers, writing lab, math/science area, individual tutor rooms, counseling offices, career resource area and media room. It additionally houses the McCarl Panther Hall of Champions, a walking museum of Pitt Athletics both past and present. The building’s Restaurant Row has nine major concession areas with 66 total points of sale, featuring a five-store food court that is open daily as well as on game day. The Baierl Student Recreation Center boasts 40,000 square feet of recreation space including four racquetball courts, two squash courts, Cybex weight machines, a large freeweight area and state-of-the-art aerobic areas.

Charles L. Cost Center The Charles L. Cost Center is spacious enough to house a regulation football field or nine tennis courts.

Heinz Field

It was recently resurfaced with new Astroturf and serves as an indoor practice facility for the Panther baseball, soccer, softball and track and field teams. The center is named after former running back Charles L. “Corky” Cost who donated an excess of $1 million for its construction.

Heinz Field The Club, Tennis Facility

One of the nation’s finest football venues, Heinz Field is home to Panther football. The horseshoe stadium seats 65,050 people and provides a stunning view of Pittsburgh’s breathtaking skyline. Pitt has a private locker area (the Duratz Locker Room) and competes on a heated grass playing surface. Fan amenities include more than 400 television monitors, two video walls, 32 concession areas, club seating and 122 luxury suites. Located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, the stadium is also home to the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Fitzgerald Field House, Olympic Weight Room


Pitt Facilities Gymnastics Training Center

Pitt Wrestling Room

UPMC Sports Performance Complex The UPMC Complex is a state-of-the-art training facility, which includes Pitt’s Duratz Complex, serving as the Panthers’ football practice facility.

Trees Field

Its features include expansive training rooms, team meeting and film-viewing rooms, weight rooms and dining facilities.

Located behind the Cost Center with a striking view of the downtown skyline is Trees Field, home of the Panthers’ baseball and softball teams.

In addition, it houses coaching and administrative staff offices for the football program as well as the Panthers’ Hall of Fame, housed in the Duratz Athletic Complex.

The baseball park underwent more than $500,000 worth of renovations, including the installation of a new major-league caliber astroturf infield and lights. The Panthers played their first-ever home night game in 1999 under the field lights.

UPMC Sports Medicine facilities are also on site, providing Pitt athletics with some of the best care in the world.

Fitzgerald Field House This facility serves as the competitive venue for several of Pitt’s sports, including volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling. It is also used as an indoor partial practice facility for the track and field team. Built in 1951, it was named for Rufus H. Fitzgerald, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh from 1944-1945. The Field House contains offices for many of Pitt’s coaches and includes locker rooms, training rooms and weight rooms for the Panther student-athletes.

Fitzgerald Field House Locker Rooms The locker rooms in the Fitzgerald Field House are custom designed for Pitt’s Olympic sports teams. Added in 1999, the locker rooms include pro-style individual wooden lockers and audio-visual systems for exclusive use by the Panthers. The Fitzgerald Field House is home to the following Pitt sports: Baseball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

An additional field was added for the softball program in 2003, giving the Panthers’ their first on-campus softball facility. Two all-purpose astroturf infields adjoin Trees Field allowing for additional practice area for the Panthers.

Trees Hall and Trees Pool Trees Pool serves as the Panthers’ swimming and diving teams’ home pool. Pitt has hosted 15 Big East Conference Championships in the facility and is set to host the 2010 conference meet. A new high-tech scoreboard was added in 2002 and dedicated to Ben Grady, a former Pitt head swimming coach, at the 2003 ECAC Championships. The newly renovated 75-by-165 foot Olympic sized pool has the dual capability of an eightlane, 50-meter course or a 20-lane, 25-yard course. This past summer, renovation to the pool brought it up to current NCAA regulations in addition to the installation of a new diving board platform and railings. The circulation, drainage and heating systems were also refurbished. The diving area is well equipped with two 1-meter and two 3-meter durafirm stands with maxiflex boards in addition to multiple diving towers with a 16-foot water depth. Trees Hall is also home to many of the University’s sports and recreation classes as well as providing a home to all intramural sports including basketball, soccer and lacrosse.

Olympic Sports Weight Room One of Pitt’s newest facilities, it opened in 2005 as part of the athletic department’s “Quest for Excellence.” It covers the entire east balcony of the Fitzgerald Field House and is large enough to train approximately 70 student-athletes at one time. With nearly 10,000 pounds of free weights, the weight room also includes new treadmills and stationary bikes. There is also an open area for stretching and focusing on specialized muscle groups.

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Pitt Facilities

Baseball Stadium Baseball will include a press box, team dugouts and hitting and pitching practice areas. Synthetic grass will extend the ability to practice and play throughout the year and lighting will allow for evening games.

“Pitt ranks among the best in the world academically and wants to achieve at that same high level athletically. I am incredibly excited about the plans for a new Olympic sports facility. Not only will the facility enhance the Pitt student-athlete experience but it also will make our outstanding University even greater with the opportunities it provides.”

- Jessica Dignon, (CAS ’08) Three-time All-Big East honoree and the first Pitt softball student-athlete to play professionally.

Soccer Stadium The men’s and women’s soccer stadium will be a practice and competition venue, complete with synthetic grass field, lighting and a press box.

“A commitment to this project is an investment in the future of a great university and athletic program. My wife Fran and I are committed to making this facility a reality because of the tremendous impact it will have on the Pitt student-athlete experience.”

- Charles L. “Corky” Cost, (ENGR ’58), Pitt football, basketball and baseball letterman.

New Olympic Sports Facility

Coming in 2010!

Similar to the blueprint Pitt began cultivating in 2000 to entrench itself among the country’s finest universities, Pitt Athletics is intent on doing the same from a student-athlete perspective. Envisioned is a new complex that will provide state-of-the-art homes for Pitt baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s track and field. The complex will transform 12 acres of land at the peak of campus, not only giving Pitt student-athletes nationally competitive facilities, but also rejuvenating an untapped area that neighbors the University of Pittsburgh campus.

The Olympic Sports Complex “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality.”

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–John Lennon

The Olympic Sports Complex will transform 12 acres of unused land into a major attraction for the kind of top-performing student-athletes who can elevate the quality of our Olympic sports programs while competing academically to achieve all that an education at the University of Pittsburgh has to offer. Combined with the premier venues of Heinz Field, the Petersen Events Center, the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, and the newly renovated Fitzgerald Field House and Trees Pool, this complex will offer students, parents and fans an enthralling sports experience that stretches from Oakland to the North Shore to the booming South Side.


Pitt Facilities

Softball Stadium Softball will have a skinned infield with an artificial grass outfield, along with lighting. The stadium will include team dugouts, hitting and pitching practice areas and a press box.

Track & Field Stadium The track and field stadium will be utilized for practice and competition, and be located on the site presently occupied by Pitt’s current baseball and softball fields.

“I have had the honor and privilege to experience firsthand the rich tradition of Olympic sports at the University of Pittsburgh. My Pitt experience continues to impact my life to this very day, so I want to ensure that current and future generations of studentathletes have that same lifelong benefit.”

- Herbert Douglas Jr., (EDUC ’48, M.Ed. ’50), 1948 Olympic Bronze Medalist in the long jump, Pitt track and football letterman.

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Academic support

Academic Emphasis Learning is Strength for Life “The student-athletes at the University of Pittsburgh have been given an excellent opportunity to succeed in their academic pursuits. Our alumni, faculty and administration would be proud to know that our student-athletes are hard-working, dedicated and as committed to success in the classroom as they are on the athletic arena.�

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- Michael Farabaugh, Director of Academic Support

Academic Support Services has one mission: to help the men and women athletes of the University of Pittsburgh have a meaningful and successful academic experience during their campus years. While competing in their respective sports, University of Pittsburgh student-athletes focus on graduation and preparation for the future. To this end, Academic Support Services is an invaluable resource for the student-athlete community. Academic counselors meet with their student-athletes on a regular basis to provide advising, counseling, tutorial and study skills support as well as career services. Pittsburgh boasts first-class academic facilities in the Hearst Academic Center for StudentAthletes and the Hilda M. Willis Center for Academic Support. Located in the Petersen Events Center and within seconds of the basketball coaches’ offices and other basketball facilities, the Willis Center serves as another resource for student-athletes to reach their highest academic potential. Staffed by full-time academic counselors and graduate assistants, the Willis Center features a computer lab with 25 computers, tutorial rooms and a student reference library, giving the Panthers access to all of the features of Academic Support Service.


Academic support

Athletics Academic Program The University of Pittsburgh Academic Support program is designed specifically to guide and assist student-athletes in their pursuit of meeting graduation requirements. The following is an outline of the academic services each studentathlete will receive on a yearly basis:

A.C.T.S. Program

T-Tutorial Program Free tutoring provided to assist with course and content review. • Helpful both in and out of season; in particular during times of team travel. • Offer individual tutoring, group tutoring and review sessions. • Appointments are structured around class and practice schedules.

A-Academic Support Help student-athletes balance workload while adjusting to the demands of a highly competitive NCAA Division I program. • Review team schedules and assist with layout of class schedule.

S-Study Skills Program Mandatory program designed to assist first-year student-athletes with a successful transition from high school to college.

• Monitor progress in classes by communicating directly with instructors two times per semester.

• Identify learning styles to help with study techniques.

• Review NCAA continuing eligibility requirements.

• Review various other issues relating to the student-athlete experience.

• Review time management to assist with balancing demands.

C-Career Counseling Work closely with University Career Services to assist students with choosing majors, internship preparation, and resume preparation.

• Freshman Year: Self-exploration to identify personal interests.

• Sophomore Year: Career inventories to assist in deciding majors.

• Junior Year: Resume preparation/internship exploration.

• Senior Year: Job/Graduate school preparation.

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Academic support

2008-09 PITT Academic Highlights “The University of Pittsburgh is a special place, and its student-athletes are truly remarkable people. Our student-athletes are the backbone of what makes our program special and it is their “Big Dreams” that make us all so excited to be a part of the Panther family. Our student-athletes once again reached an impressive level of academic success. In addition to their work in the classroom, our student-athletes were highly active in the community, dedicating over 2,500 hours of community service to over 40 local charitable events and organizations. Our student-athletes have set themselves apart as leaders on campus and in the community.”

- Steve Pederson, Athletic Director

• 283 Student-Athletes achieved a 3.0 term GPA or above • 23 Student-Athletes achieved a 4.0 term GPA • 108 Student-Athletes named Big East Academic All Stars • Three members of the gymnastics team were named All-American Scholar Athletes by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women • Seven members of the gymnastics team were named to the EAGL All-Academic Team by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastic Coaches for Women • Two members of the 2008 softball team were named National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar Athletes • Two members of the women’s tennis team were named ITA All-Academic honorees for the 2008 Women’s Tennis ITA All-Academic Team • 19 members of the wrestling team were named to the EWL Academic Honor Roll • Jonathan Buchanan (men’s swimming) and Kristy Borza (women’s tennis) earned the 2008-09 Big East Institutional Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award • Conor Lee was named the Big East Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year • Conor Lee of football was named to the 2007-08 ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerican Team • Kelly Campbell and Meagan Dooley of women’s volleyball were named to the 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team • 25 members of the Pitt Band achieved a 3.0 term GPA or above • 43 Cheerleaders & Dance team members achieved a 3.0 term GPA or above

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Big East Conference

Big East Conference One of America’s Great Conferences

The Big East Conference will mark its 31st season of existence with the 2009-10 academic year. The 16-team league has gone through membership changes over the past three decades but has never been stronger. This season will mark the conference’s fifth year as the nation’s largest NCAA Division I conference. The goals of the Big East have never changed. The league aims and expects to compete at the highest level and does so with integrity and sportsmanship. The student-athletes of the member schools continue to maintain the league’s proud tradition of success.

“The BIG EAST conference reflects a tradition of broad based programs, led by administrators and coaches who place a constant emphasis on academic integrity. Its student athletes own significantly high graduation rates and their record of scholastic achievement notably shows a balance between intercollegiate athletics and academics.”

- bigeast.org

The BIG EAST by the numbers: umber of new members joining the conference in 2005-06. (University of 5 – NCincinnati, DePaul University, University of Louisville, Marquette University and the University of South Florida).

he Big East is one of six conferences that comprise the NCAA Division 6 – TI football Bowl Championship Series, the highest level of competition in collegiate athletics.

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31 – Years in existence for the Big East Conference. ver 370 Big East Conference student-athletes have earned academic 370 – OAll-America honors. 550 – Over 550 students-athletes have earned All-America recognition. ith its headquarters in Providence, R.I., the conference 5,500 – Wadministers to more than 5,500 student-athletes. C23


life skills

Panther Game Plan

Pitt’s Student-Athlete Life Skills Program

“The Panther Game Plan life skills program provides student-athletes with numerous opportunities to grow and develop beyond the classroom and field of play. Through our services, programs and workshops, Pitt student-athletes will be better prepared for life’s challenges.”

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- Penny Semaia, Director of Life Skills

Life at an active, first-rate university is, among other things, a rehearsal for life to follow. The city of Pittsburgh and its Oakland campus setting – complete with all of its joys and hardships, its competition, exhilaration, hopes and disappointments—can offer a student-athlete many characteristics of the real world following graduation. Created to assist student-athletes with these challenges, the University of Pittsburgh has initiated the Panther Game Plan program, a life skills program for studentathletes which is focused on development.

The mission of the Panther Game Plan is to develop and prepare student-athletes for success while in college and for life after college, utilizing academic, athletic and community resources.


LIFE SKILLS

Initiated in 1995 as one of the pilot programs in the NCAA Champs Life Skills Program, The Panther Game Plan continues to expand its commitment to the offerings and opportunities in the following areas:

Academic Achievement

While the coaches and the staff of Academic Support Services work timelessly to support our student-athletes in their academic pursuits, the Panther Game Plan contributes to these efforts by providing recognition and supplementary programs.

Athletic Achievement

Health and Wellness Through the Panther Game Plan, student-athletes are empowered and encouraged to lead a healthy life style. The Panther Game Plan collaborates with services here at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the nation’s top professionals in their field.

The Panther Game Plan provides programming to supplement the efforts of our coaches and to assist coaches and staff in the athletic development of Pitt student-athletes.

Leadership and Character Development

Career Development and Graduate School Preparation

Panther Game Plan programs assist in shaping good character and building leadership skills. In addition to programming, Pitt student-athletes have an opportunity to participate in national training and development.

In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh’s Career Development Office, the Panther Game Plan provides career and graduate school preparation services to student-athletes.

Financial Education

Community Service

For many college students, personal finance is a new responsibility. Panther Game Plan programs are available to assist student-athletes with developing sound financial practices and habits.

The Panther Game Plan is dedicated to engaging student-athletes in experiences that involve the university, local, and national communities through service and exposes them to diverse groups and cultures while increasing awareness about vulnerable populations. In addition to serving the community, the Panther Game Plan utilizes community service as a resource for student-athlete development.

Personal Development Panther Game Plan programs are designed to develop the whole student-athlete: for success in the classroom, on the field of play and in the community.

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Strength and Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning

Pitt’s strength and conditioning program is designed to improve athletic performance in all facets: strength and flexibility, speed and power, conditioning, agility, nutrition and mental toughness. Each individual student-athlete receives personal instruction, individual attention and a strength and conditioning program based on need. A strength and conditioning coordinator is on hand to provide personal instruction.

Philosophy The University of Pittsburgh strength and conditioning program is designed to provide Panthers student-athletes with a coordinated step-by-step, year-round program with the goal of enhancing each student-athlete’s athletic ability and achieving maximum results.

Weight Room and Equipment Weight rooms are located in Fitzgerald Field House, Petersen Events Center and Duratz Athletic Complex. The weight rooms are conveniently located to provide easy access for student-athletes’ use. The weight room is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including several power lift Olympic platforms custom made to fit people seven feet tall, York Barbell DB Racks, Body Master, Hammer Strength, Elite Fitness Systems, Free Motion Fitness, PreCore Treadmills, Step Mill, Schwinn Bikes, Versa Climber and Concept II Rower.

Program Design, Goals and Objectives • Increase strength and flexibility • Develop/increase speed and power • Increase overall condition • Improve agility • Improve position-specific skills • Increase mental toughness through discipline and competitiveness • Balance nutrition

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Supreme Care

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Working with the University of Pittsburgh student-athletes in the area of sports medicine is a team of athletic trainers and doctors at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex. They provide the University of Pittsburgh student-athletes the best in sports medicine and health care.

Program and Objectives The primary focus of the Athletic Training Services is injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. The sports medicine team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach including athletic training, strength and conditioning, orthopedics and nutrition, to name a few. The program at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing all the aspects of prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of all injuries and illnesses.

UPMC Sports Performance Complex University of Pittsburgh student-athletes also have access to the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine located on Pittsburgh’s South Side. This clinic provides student-athletes the opportunity to be seen by various medical specialists who are able to combine the resources of a major academic institution and expert clinical services for professional and collegiate sports teams. Specialty areas include sports nutrition, physical therapy, neuromuscular research, as well as X-Ray and magnetic resonance imaging capabilities. The clinic is under the under the direction of the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Freddie Fu.

Hospital care is provided at UPMC. Duratz Athletic Complex Training Center

Facilities Student-athletes receive treatment in three athletic training facilities: The Petersen Events Center, Duratz Athletic Complex, and Fitzgerald Field House. The facilities feature a full-size whirlpool, X-Ray capabilities, physician examination room, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation equipment and is staffed by professionals who provide health care to student-athletes.

Petersen Events Center Training Facility

Fitzgerald Field House Training Center

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chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and wife Dr. Nikki Nordenberg

Mark A. Nordenberg

Chancellor of the University and Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Mark A. Nordenberg joined the faculty of Pitt’s School of Law in 1977, where he quickly built a reputation as an outstanding teacher. He was the initial recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award now presented annually by the Law School’s graduating class. He also was one of the first faculty members to receive the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes teaching excellence university-wide. His area of academic specialty is civil litigation, and he has served as a member of both the U.S. Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee. Earlier in his career, Chancellor Nordenberg served as Dean of the School of Law and Interim Provost of the University. He has long been an active leader in the broader community, leading efforts focused on such key issues as the proposed consolidation of the city and county governments, the challenges facing the state’s urban schools, the work force development needs of the region, and issues of governance in the city’s public schools. He served as the founding chair or co-chair of such technology-driven economic development initiatives as the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, the Robotics Foundry, and the Technology Collaborative. He also is a member of the board of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and a Director of Bank of New York Mellon. Among many other forms of recognition, Chancellor Nordenberg has been named Pittsburgh’s Person of the Year by both Vector’s Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh magazine. To celebrate the remarkable progress achieved during his first decade as Chancellor, University trustees, alumni leaders and other special friends contributed $2.5 million to endow a faculty chair in his name. This past year, he was named a History Maker in Education by the Senator John Heinz History Center. This past year also was Mark Nordenberg’s 14th year of service as Chancellor. It was a year of great challenge, as the talented and committed people of Pitt worked to maintain the University’s extraordinary momentum in the face of the unrelenting financial pressures brought by what now has been called the Great Recession. According to Chancellor Nordenberg, some of our greatest satisfactions ultimately will come from knowing that, even in the face of historic challenges, we continued to craft a record of excellence in an institution that is contributing so much to the common good as a leader in education, a pioneer in research and a partner in regional development. In the face of serious pressures to many of its revenue streams including those associated with the steep decline in the stock market and significant mid-year cuts to its state appropriation the University implemented a series of fiscally prudent steps. These included budget cuts to both academic and support units, the implementation of centralized controls over all new and replacement hiring, a deliberate slowing of the pace of construction projects on all five campuses, and the imposition of an institution-wide salary freeze. According to Chancellor Nordenberg, what distinguishes Pitt from many other organizations engaged in their own budgetary struggles is that demand for the principal products of the University the highest quality higher education and cutting-edge research has not diminished as a result of the recession but continues to grow. And during the past year, well informed observers, both at a distance and close to home, publicly advanced what has long been one of the Chancellor’s main messages that Pitt’s progress is essential to the economic health and social vitality of the entire region.

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chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg

A favorable front-page article in The New York Times positively described Pittsburgh’s passage to an economy grounded in university-based research. Miami Herald column enviously identified research as the foundation for our transformation into a Knowledge City. The Cleveland Plain Dealer analyzed lessons from Pittsburgh’s renaissance, with one respected commentator, who knows both cities well, concluding that there is a growing gulf between Cleveland and Pittsburgh in higher education and stating that Cleveland does not have the equivalent of a Pitt, which was described as a big engine, both regionally and nationally. One of the most intriguing assessments was offered in a New York Times column on brainy cities. Its author concluded, Brainy cities have low divorce rates, low crime, high job creation, ethnic diversity, and creative capitalism. They are places like Pittsburgh, with its top-notch universities. Locally, a highly respected analyst of regional economic trends writing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, confirmed that this region had been more successful than most in weathering the recession because fully one-fifth of the jobs in the Pittsburgh region are in the two most recession resistant sectors: health care and higher education. In fact, the education and health services sector has become the region’s largest employment sector and is the only sector that has added jobs each and every year since 1995. During the past year, the University continued to rise in the ranks of the country’s finest universities. Some dimensions of its progress can be measured quantitatively. For example: •A  pplications for admission to the undergraduate programs on the Pittsburgh campus soared past the 21,600 mark a dramatic rise when compared to either the 7,800 applications received in 1995 or the 20,600 received just last year. •P  itt moved into fifth place nationally in terms of the research grants competitively won by members of its faculty from the National Institutes of Health. That NIH top-ten, in rank order, now consists of Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Penn, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), Pitt, Michigan, Washington, UCLA, Duke and Washington University in St. Louis, which is very good company. •A  ccording to rankings released by the National Science Foundation, Pitt also ranks among the top-ten universities nationally in terms of total federal science and engineering research and development support. That top-ten consists of Johns Hopkins, Washington, Michigan, Penn, UCLA, Duke, Columbia, Stanford, UCSF and Pitt. Total annual research expenditures for the University passed the $650 million mark last year. A national study released last fall utilized methods developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to conclude that every $1 million in R&D spending generates 36 jobs. Through its research spending alone, then, Pitt supports some 23,500 local jobs.

Of course, it is the growing quality of the University’s programs that keeps all of these numbers rising and that has become the defining characteristic of its institutional distinction. Not only is the number of applications for admission soaring, but the academic accomplishments of enrolled students is growing in strength, and the performance of those students is a source of great pride. During the past year, for example, Pitt undergraduates claimed such high national honors as a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarships and Humanity in Action Fellowships further cementing the University’s position as one of the country’s leading producers of high-achieving students. Faculty members not only attracted financial support for their work but received high honors for their achievements. Among the special forms of recognition received during the past year were election to the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Institute of Medicine, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Nursing and the American Educational Research Association. Other high honors included the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, the American Cancer Society Research Professor Award and the James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History. It also was a year in which the great potential of less senior faculty members was recognized through highly selective early career awards made by both the Alfred Sloan Foundation and the Pew Foundation. Of course, it also was a very special year for Pitt sports. Our football team claimed nine regular-season wins and earned the right to play in the Sun Bowl. Our women’s basketball team made it to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive year. And our men’s basketball team claimed the program’s first-ever number one national ranking, its first-ever number one NCAA tournament seed and advanced to the Elite Eight. In the process, Coach Jamie Dixon broke a 57-year-old record by claiming the most wins by an NCAA Division I head coach in his first six seasons and was named the Naismith Men’s College Basketball Coach of the Year. Chancellor Nordenberg has long been a strong and enthusiastic supporter of Pitt athletics. He is a past Chair of the Big East Conference and a past member of the NCAA’s board and executive committee. He continues to serve on the Big East executive committee and recently served as co-chair of its search for a new commissioner. Chancellor Nordenberg also serves as the Big East Conference representative to the Presidential Oversight Committee of the Bowl Championship Series. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Chancellor Nordenberg first moved to this region as a high school senior, when his father was transferred to Pittsburgh by U.S. Steel. He is an honors graduate of North Allegheny High School, Thiel College and the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has been married for 38 years to Nikki Pirillo Nordenberg, who earned her Ph.D. at Pitt. The Nordenbergs have three adult children Erin, Carl and Michael.

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athletic director Steve pederson

The Pederson Family: Son Mark with wife Brooke, daughters Kristin and Kari with Tami and Steve.

Steve Pederson

Athletic Director

There is an unmistakable briskness in Steve Pederson’s walk. It is a stride that conveys this clearly is a man on the move. Spend 10 minutes talking to him about the state of Pitt Athletics and you understand his enthusiasm to get from place to place. This past March was a perfect example. In the span of three days, Pederson flew between a pair of men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament sites, where Pitt’s nationally ranked teams were competing, and back to Pittsburgh for the beginning of spring football practice. The Pitt athletic director wouldn’t have it any other way. Pederson’s many travels by planes, trains and automobiles mean the Panthers are going to some exciting places. That was especially true during the 2008-09 academic year. The University of Pittsburgh was one of only four institutions nationally to have its football team advance to a bowl game, its men’s basketball team reach the NCAA’s Elite Eight and its women’s basketball team make the Sweet 16. (The others were Connecticut, Oklahoma and Michigan State.) Each of those three Pitt teams were fixtures in the Top 25 last year. Men’s basketball, in fact, reached No. 1 in the polls — twice — for the first time in school history. The women’s basketball team finished with a No. 15 ranking, matching its highest final rating ever. Individually, Pitt student-athletes earned All-America and Academic All-America honors, while continuing to graduate and achieve in the classroom at unprecedented levels. But, as Pederson likes to say, “As great as the past has been at Pitt, the future is even brighter. I get up every morning so excited to come to work at this great university.” Pederson enters his ninth year as Pitt athletic director. His initial tenure, from 1996-2002, was characterized by a dramatic revitalization of the Panthers’ fortunes – on and off the fields of play. His return to the university in November 2007 gave the Pitt Athletic Department an instant shot of adrenaline that continues to be felt two years later. His ability to galvanize people and programs prompted Pitt chancellor Mark Nordenberg to say, “In my judgment, and this assessment is shared by countless others, Steve Pederson is one of this country’s most talented and accomplished athletic directors.”

The key to accomplishment, Pederson believes, is aspiration — the Panthers will work hard and aim high in every endeavor. That philosophy resonates with each Pitt student-athlete and staffer, and is the driving spirit behind his department mantra of “Only Big Dreams.” Pederson has Pitt dreaming big again for 2009-10. On the eve of the new academic year, he announced an exciting partnership with Nike that will make the Panthers one of the finest outfitted programs in the country. Each of the Panthers’ 19 intercollegiate sports teams will wear Nike footwear, uniforms, practice gear and equipment. The long-term partnership will outfit more than 450 student-athletes at the University of Pittsburgh. Also kick-starting the year has been the continued progress being made in the construction of an Olympic Sports Complex at the peak of upper campus. The complex will transform 12 acres of land and result in state-of-the-art facilities for Pitt’s baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s track and field programs. This initiative will not only give Pitt student-athletes nationally competitive facilities, but also rejuvenate an untapped area that neighbors the University of Pittsburgh campus. To those familiar with Pederson’s first tour at Pitt, the tremendous momentum of the past 18 months comes as no surprise. During his initial Pitt tenure, Pederson hired six Big East Conference Coach-of-the-Year honorees (football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, track and field and volleyball), an unprecedented achievement by a Big East athletic director. In 1999 he charged an unknown coach from Northern Arizona University with the task of resurrecting the Panthers’ struggling men’s basketball program. That coach, Ben Howland, would build Pitt into a Big East power and was named the consensus National Coach of the Year in 2002. Pitt, which had not been to the NCAA Tournament in nine years, advanced to the “Sweet 16” in 2002 after posting a school-record 29 victories. The following season, Pitt would reach No. 2 in the polls, capture its first Big East Tournament championship and again advance to the NCAA regional semifinals. Since that time, Pitt basketball has become one of the nation’s most consistent winners, advancing to eight consecutive NCAA Tournaments from 20022009. Current Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon, the 2009 Naismith National Coach of the Year, recalled how instrumental Pederson was in helping to lure him to Pittsburgh to serve with Howland a decade ago. “Steve was the person who originally convinced me to come to the University of Pittsburgh back in 1999,” Dixon said. “He has continued to be a tremendous friend and a person I have regularly sought out for advice and direction over the years…Everyone in our department is going to benefit from his leadership.” Pitt football also was renewed under Pederson’s watch. Upon his arrival, the Panthers were coming off seven consecutive seasons without a bowl. By the end of his tenure, Pitt earned four bowl berths in six years, including back-to-back postseason wins in 2001 and 2002. The ’02 team finished 9-4, the program’s best mark in 20 years, and ranked No. 18 in the final polls. One of the stars of that 2002 team was receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who would become a unanimous All-American and now is an All-Pro performer for the Arizona Cardinals.

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athletic director Steve Pederson

“When I decided to go to Pitt, it was for many reasons – a great school, a great football tradition and great people,” Fitzgerald said. “Steve Pederson was one of those great people who made me feel like Pitt was the place for me. I couldn’t be happier that Steve is back.” While Pederson was instrumental in helping to revive Pitt football’s present, he was very attentive to honoring the program’s historic past. One of his first major steps as athletic director was to retire the jerseys of all-time Pitt greats Mike Ditka, Marshall Goldberg and Joe Schmidt. Pederson later initiated the Pitt jersey retirement of Mark May, the Panthers’ lone Outland Trophy winner. Pitt enjoyed tremendous achievements in attendance under Pederson. In NCAA Division I men’s basketball, Pitt ranked among the nation’s top five schools in attendance increase for two consecutive years (2001-02 and 2002-03). The 2002-03 basketball season – the inaugural campaign in the 12,508-seat Petersen Events Center – was sold out. Capitalizing on the exciting and unanticipated success of the 2001-02 basketball team, Pitt held a highly successful “select your seat” campaign for prospective season-ticket holders that simultaneously achieved customer satisfaction as well as enhanced fundraising. In football, Pederson formed a marketing and ticket pricing plan that resulted in record attendance for the 2003 season. Season tickets were soldout for the ’03 campaign as the Panthers averaged an all-time record 59,197 fans for their home season, surpassing the previous mark of 54,818 set in 1982. Pederson’s tenure witnessed a major strengthening of Pitt’s athletic infrastructure. With Chancellor Nordenberg, he helped shape the vision of the Petersen Events Center, the stateof-the-art convocation center that dramatically revolutionized Pitt’s campus upon its opening in 2002.

the UPMC Sports Performance Complex where both Pitt and the Steelers run their football operations.” Fitzgerald Field House underwent a major renovation in 1998-99, providing Pitt’s Olympic sports programs with new locker and training facilities. Trees Field also underwent major upgrades to accommodate both baseball and Pitt’s new softball program. During his five years at Nebraska (2002-07), Pederson was also at the forefront of significant facilities construction, including a $51 million expansion to Memorial Stadium. The project resulted in new football facilities as well as new strength, sports medicine and indoor facilities for baseball, softball, soccer and sand volleyball. Additionally, the women’s volleyball, gymnastics and rifle teams received a new office complex. Athletics fundraising doubled over his final four years, going from $9 million annually in 2003 to $16 million his final year. Nebraska achieved at exceptional levels athletically and academically during his tenure. In 2006-07, the Cornhuskers won the national championship in women’s volleyball, while the football team won the 2006 Big 12 North title and advanced to its first New Year’s Day bowl game since 2001. Overall, 15 Nebraska teams earned NCAA invitations. Academically, Nebraska earned a school-record 94% graduation rate, the highest in the Big 12 as Cornhusker student-athletes achieved a combined 3.0 grade-point average during the 2007 spring semester. Pederson and his wife Tami have three children: Mark, Kari and Kristin. Mark was married to the former Brooke Gillette in July 2009.

The Events Center is widely considered one of the finest college basketball venues in the country and has also been a major asset for student life, providing outstanding recreational facilities and a fitting place for graduation ceremonies. Pederson was at the forefront of the football program’s move into the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, which included the forging of a unique relationship between UPMC, a professional sports franchise and college athletic program. He personally oversaw the design and layout of the Panthers’ Duratz Athletic Complex, which houses Pitt’s football offices and training areas, and has been described as the finest facility for a college football program in the country. Pitt football gained a sparkling new home in Heinz Field under Pederson’s watch in 2001.The Panthers gained a prominent presence at the new stadium with their logos on the seating, gates and signage. Pederson additionally initiated the renaming of Martindale Street to “Tony Dorsett Drive” to further enhance Pitt’s identity on the North Shore. “Steve Pederson made many important contributions during his first tenure as Pitt’s athletic director from which the university is still seeing the benefits today,” said Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney. “He played an integral role in the development of Heinz Field and

“As great as the past has been at Pitt, the future is even brighter. I get up every morning so excited to come to work at this great university.”

- Steve Pederson Athletic Director

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Top Competition in the Big East

Underrated Academic Powerhouse

City of Champions

Outstanding Academic Reputation


World Class Institution Premier Research University

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Situated in America’s Most Livable City


2009 PITT MEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Site

Time

Date

Opponent

Site

Time

Thursday, Aug. 20

CALIFORNIA, PA (Exh.)

Founders Field

11 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

*WEST VIRGINIA

Founders Field

7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

at Duquesne (Exh.)

Pittsburgh, PA.

6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10

at *Georgetown

Washington, D.C.

1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

ST. FRANCIS, PA. (Exh.)

Founders Field

7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17

at *Connecticut

Storrs, Conn.

7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

at Robert Morris

Moon Township, PA

4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

CLEVELAND STATE

Founders Field

7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

*NOTRE DAME

Founders Field

1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

*SETON HALL

Founders Field

7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 31

at *Marquette

Milwaukee, Wis.

8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Big East First Round

campus sites

TBA

Saturday, Nov. 7

Big East Quarterfinal

campus sites

TBA

Friday, Nov. 13

Big East Semifinal

Morgantown, W.Va.

TBA

Sunday, Nov. 15

Big East Championship

Morgantown, W.Va.

TBA

West Virginia Tournament Friday, Sept. 4

vs. Buffalo

Morgantown, W.Va.

5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 6

vs. UC-Santa Barbara

Morgantown, W.Va.

11 a.m.

Pitt/Robert Morris Invitational Tournament Friday, Sept. 11

GREEN BAY

Founders Field

7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 13

LaSALLE

Founders Field

1 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 18

at *Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

5 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 20

at *Louisville

Louisville, Ky.

1 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25

*DePAUL

Founders Field

7 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 27

*SOUTH FLORIDA

Founders Field

1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

*PROVIDENCE

Founders Field

1 p.m.

*denotes Big East Conference games Caps and bold denotes home games All times are Eastern All home games played at Founders Field, Indianola, Pa. Directions to the field can be obtained on www.pittsburghpanthers.com (click on travel).


2009 Pitt Men's Soccer Media Guide