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Home of the Hokies New head coach Mike Brizendine looks to lead the Hokies as the season opens this fall in the friendly confines of Thompson Field. Located in the heart of the athletic complex, the stadium provides an excellent venue for matches, packing in 2,028 fans.

2009 SCHEDULE Sat, Aug. 22 William & Mary Fri, Aug. 28 at Virginia Commonwealth Tue, Sep. 1 at UMBC Middleton Sports & Fitness Invitational Fri, Sep. 4 at Wisconsin Sun, Sep. 6 at Wisconsin-Milwaukee Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational Fri, Sep. 11 South Florida Sun, Sep. 13 East Tennessee State Sun, Sep. 20 at Clemson * Wed, Sep. 23 American Sun, Sep. 27 NC State * Fri, Oct. 2 Wake Forest * Tue, Oct. 6 at Radford Fri, Oct. 9 at Maryland * Tue, Oct. 13 Akron Sat, Oct. 17 Virginia * Tue, Oct. 20 Davidson Sat, Oct. 24 North Carolina * (Senior Night) Tue, Oct. 27 Longwood Sat, Oct. 31 at Duke * Fri, Nov. 6 at Boston College * *ACC competition


VIRGINIA TECH 2009 MEN’S SOCCER 2009 Men’s Soccer Information

Home Field....................................................................................Thompson Field Capacity.............................................................. 2,028 (Attendance Record: 2,711) Press Box Phone............................................................................ (540) 231-8950 Head Coach................................................................. Mike Brizendine (1st season) Alma Mater..................................................................... James Madison (1999) Assistant Coaches.................................... Patrick McSorley (James Madison, 1996) Kevin Doyle (Bowling Green, 1996) Volunteer Assistant Coach................................... Chase Harrison (Virginia Tech, 2006) Technical Director.............................................................................. Kip Brundage Men’s Soccer Office E-mail..................................................................mbriz@vt.edu 2008 Record...............................................................................................5-13-1 2008 Conference Record/Finish................................................................ 0-8-0/9th Starters Returning/Lost................................................................................... 7/4 Lettermen Returning/Lost.............................................................................12/13 Men’s Soccer Office Phone............................................................... (540) 231-7143 Men’s Soccer Fax . ......................................................................... (540) 231-3613

Athletics Communications Directory

Athletics Communications Phone...................................................... (540) 231-6726 Athletics Communications Fax.......................................................... (540) 231-6984 Men’s Soccer on the Internet....................................... www.hokiesports.com/msoccer Assistant A.D. for Athletics Communications.............................................Dave Smith Director of Publications...................................................................... Anne Panella Photography Coordinator/Designer....................................................... Dave Knachel Associate Directors........................................... Bill Dyer, Torye Hurst, Bryan Johnston Assistant Director.............................................................................. Matt Kovatch Men’s Soccer Contact: Sarah Hurd Office Phone: (540) 231-6892 Cell Phone: (540) 641-3536 Mailing Address: Virginia Tech Athletics Communications Office 460 Jamerson Athletic Center Blacksburg, VA 24061-0502

Quick Facts

Location........................................................................................ Blacksburg, Va. Founded...................................................................................................... 1872 Enrollment.................................................................................................30,000 Colors ....................................................................Chicago maroon & burnt orange Nickname................................................................................................... Hokies Conference....................................................................... Atlantic Coast Conference President.................................................................................... Charles W. Steger Director of Athletics..............................................................................Jim Weaver

Directions

The Virginia Tech campus is located in Blacksburg, Va., about 40 miles southwest of Roanoke. To reach campus from Interstate 81, take Exit 118-B (Christiansburg) onto U.S. Route 460 West. Follow the 460 Blacksburg Bypass and turn right onto Rt. 314 (Southgate Drive).

Media Guide Credits

This guide is a publication of the Virginia Tech Athletic Communications office. It was written by Sarah Hurd, Derrick Gelsomino and edited by Anne Panella, Rebecca Favret, Dave Knachel and Allison Jarnigan. Most photography by Kip Brundage and Knachel, with contributions from Chicago Fire, Phil Riggan and Alexander Baden. Design and layout by Hurd and Jarnagin.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or political affiliation. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Equal Employment Affirmative Action Office, 336 Burruss Hall, Blacksburg, VA, 24061-0216 or call (540) 231-7500.

Table of Contents Quick Facts..................................................1 Thompson Field............................................2 Media Information........................................2 2009 Outlook...............................................3-5 2009 Schedule..............................................5, OBC Coaching Staff . ...........................................6-8 Student Managers.........................................8 Player Development . ....................................9 2009 Roster/Pronunciation Guide....................10 2009 Player Profiles.......................................11-23 Traveling Hokies...........................................24, 25 Postseason Past ...........................................26, 27 2008 Review ...............................................28, 29 2008 Results................................................28 2008 Statistics.............................................29 Versus Ranked Opponents . ............................30 Top Crowds in Blacksburg ..............................31 Team Photo..................................................32, 33 Virginia Tech Athletics – A Success Story..........34, 35 Athletic Facilities..........................................36, 37 This Is Virginia Tech......................................38, 39 Academic Support Services.............................40, 41 Athletics Office of Student Life.......................42, 43 Sports Medicine............................................44, 45 Athletic Performance/Strength & Conditioning.....46-48 Administration.............................................49 Year-by-Year Results......................................50-53 Record Book.................................................54, 55 Men’s Soccer Annual Campaign........................55 Results vs. 2009 Opponents............................56 Series Records..............................................56 2009 Opponent Information...........................57 2008 Honors & Awards...................................58 All-Time Honors & Awards..............................59 All-Time Roster.............................................60, 61 The Atlantic Coast Conference ........................62 Nike Ad ......................................................63 Blacksburg, VA ............................................64


Soccer Stadium

THOMPSON FIELD HOME OF THE HOKIES Thompson Field is located in the heart of the athletic complex on the school’s beautiful campus in Blacksburg. It was completed in the fall of 2003, and dedicated as Thompson Field in 2008. The stadium is home to the men’s soccer team and provides an excellent venue for matches and should be filled to capacity this fall. The bluegrass playing surface measures approximately 75 by 120 yards. The field is equipped with an underground irrigation system that can be drained and ready for play in rapid time. The wireless scoreboard enables fans to have a full score update, while a permanent Hubble lighting system allows for night games. One of the finest facilities in the conference for spectators, Thompson Field features approximately 2,028 bench-back seats, where each fan has an unobstructed view of the playing surface. Spacious area around the field allows for nearly 1,500 more fans to watch games. In 2007, Tech averaged 1,661 fans per game, the 15th-highest average in the country. On Oct. 6, 2006, the No. 19 Virginia Tech men’s soccer team hosted the No. 2-ranked Virginia Cavaliers before a school-record crowd of 2,711 spectators. The Hokies also brought in large crowds during the 2008 season for home games, including 1,791 people against Duke on Sept. 12 and a crowd of 1,711 against Virginia on Sept. 26. During the summer of 2008, a new game operations center was erected atop the stadium above the fans. The approximately 900-square foot facility includes two dedicated broadcast booths, two covered areas available to broadcast and videographers’ cameras and a large working area for media covering the Hokies. The climate-controlled facility contains a state-of-the-art sound system and Ethernet capability. The Internet-ready facility allows Tech’s official athletic Web site, hokiesports.com, to originate live audio broadcasts and live stats of the Hokies’ matches from the press box. Above the grandstand is a wired camera deck, which is accessible to all media. Between each team’s bench area is the Sandy D. Thompson Press Box. Formerly the press operations center for the field, the facility is now used as a half-time room for game officials and as an auxiliary area for press and game operations. With a new restroom facility completed in 2005, and the completion of additional seating, the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium is one of the best venues to watch the sport.

MEDIA INFORMATION This media guide is intended to provide members of the media with an indepth view of Virginia Tech men’s soccer. Inside you will find coaches’ bios, player bios, schedules and updated records for the 2009 season. Should you need any assistance in covering the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team, please contact the Athletics Communications Office. Media Services: Media members are encouraged to contact the Athletics Communications Office for any story ideas, stats, records or help in accurately covering the Hokies. Press Box: The game operation center is located atop the grandstand seating. Additional space, including a film area, is located on top of the grandstand. Media do not need a pass to enter the press area. Match Services: Media members covering a Virginia Tech men’s soccer match are encouraged to contact the Athletics Communications Office at least

24 hours in advance. Space is extremely limited in the press area. Also, radio stations broadcasting for the visiting team need to contact the AC office at least three days prior to playing at Virginia Tech to ensure that phone lines and ethernet lines are secured. Statistics: Media members will be provided with box scores immediately after a match. The press box has an ethernet line for Internet use should any media need to send stories or photos. Interviews: Media members MUST contact the AC contact to arrange interviews with players and coaches. No interviews will be allowed without at least 24 hours advance notice. At no time will a student-athlete’s home phone number be given out. Hokies online: The AC office compiles weekly notes for men’s soccer. They can be accessed through the athletic department’s official Web site, hokiesports.com. Also, media and fans can access the latest news and stats on the Hokies at that site.

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2009 OUTLOOK

Charlie Campbell

The Schedule

“Even after last year’s results, we have not been deterred from playing some of the best competition in the country,” Brizendine said. “We have a very challenging fall ahead that begins with two very talented teams in our preseason with William and Mary and VCU.” Tech will open up the season with two exhibition games, first hosting William and Mary on Aug. 22, and then traveling to Richmond, Va., to compete against VCU on Aug. 28. The last time the Hokies played either team was in 2007. The Hokies begin the regular season on Sept. 1, as they travel to UMBC’s campus for a Tuesday afternoon non-conference game. They will then journey to Madison, Wis., for the Middleton Sports and Fitness Invitational, where they will face the host Wisconsin Badgers on Sept. 4, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sept. 6. Both contests will serve as first meetings for the Hokies. The Hokies will host a tournament of their own in the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational on Sept. 11-13, where they will play against former BIG EAST foe and 2008 NCAA Tournament participant, South Florida, as well as East Tennessee State for the first time ever to wrap up the weekend’s festivities. Tech opens up Atlantic Coast Conference play on Sept. 20, as they travel to Clemson to take on the Tigers before closing out September with consecutive home games against American and N.C. State. The Hokies will host the Demon Deacons on Friday, Oct. 2, for a 7 p.m. challenge. They will then take the short trip to battle the Big South’s Radford Highlanders on Oct. 6, before playing in College Park, Md., for a Friday night conference battle on Oct. 9 against the 2008 ACC and College Cup Champion Maryland Terrapins.

The squad will then play five consecutive games on their home field, including three non-conference matches against NCAA Tournament participant Akron (Oct. 13), Southern Conference member Davidson (Oct. 20) and Longwood (Oct. 27). Tech will also take the pitch against in-state foe Virginia on Oct. 17 before hosting North Carolina on Oct. 24 for senior night. The Hokies conclude the season on the road for two final regular season ACC matchups. First they travel to Durham, N.C., to play the Duke Blue Devils on Oct. 31 before wrapping up the regular season in Chestnut Hill, Mass., against Boston College on Nov. 6. The ACC Championships are set for Nov. 10-14 in Cary, N.C.

2009 Outlook

The 2009 season will be a fresh campaign on many fronts for the Virginia Tech men’s soccer program, as former top assistant coach, Mike Brizendine, will begin his first season as the newly promoted head coach. Patrick McSorley (James Madison, 1996) and Kevin Doyle (Bowling Green, 1996) will be joining the team as first year assistants. Former Hokie great, Chase Harrison (Virginia Tech, 2006), will return for his third year working with the goalkeepers as a volunteer assistant coach. Last season, the Hokies said goodbye to seniors Scott Dillie, Taylor Walsh and graduate student Demanya Dogbey. Though they will have to address the loss of seven starters from last year’s team, Brizendine and the Hokies will welcome back 12 returners this year, including Tech’s two leading goal scorers, James Gilson and Emmanuel Akogyeram. Brizendine will call on an experienced returning upper class, including four seniors and four juniors, to guide the talented 17 newcomers.

Forwards

The Hokies will have two powerful forwards returning as sophomores for the upcoming season in Luiz Yamashita and Emmanuel Akogyeram. Both made immediate impacts for the squad last fall and are expected to be key

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contributors and offensive threats once again this season. Yamashita collected seven points in 2008 on two goals and three assists, posting a goal and two assists in the Hokies’ first two games on the season. The squad will look to the aggressive Florida native to penetrate the defense again this season and create scoring opportunities. He will have an equally powerful teammate working up front with him in sophomore Emmanuel Akogyeram, who finished the 2008 season tied for the team lead with six goals. He also posted one assist and collected 30 shots in the 17 games he played in. “The key ingredient for us will be the chemistry of our strikers and their ability to capitalize and combine,” Brizendine said. “Now that Emmanuel and Luiz have had a year to settle into the team chemistry, we are confident that their acclimation will result in an effective and lethal strike force.”

2009 Outlook

Midfielders

A core squad of returners will look to see action in the midfield this fall, led by senior co-captain James Gilson. Gilson will see time in both the defensive unit and the midfield and will provide the defensive core with great acceleration and the ability and power to score. The senior was tied for the team lead with six goals last year and also led the squad with four assists. Joining Gilson will be Charlie Campbell, Clarke Bentley and Craig Burnell. Campbell, the redshirt junior, made two starts last season before suffering a knee injury against Hofstra and sitting out the remainder of the season. Having the speedy Campbell back will provide the Hokies with a talented threat who can defend as well as attack. Bentley saw playing time in 19 games in 2008 and will also return with quality experience. The junior recorded three assists last year and blasted 15 shots. Burnell, a tenacious and speedy player, will see action in both the defensive and midfield positions, as the Hokies will try to utilize his incredible speed along the outside flanks. The junior made 12 starts and appeared in 18 matches last season, posting 10 shots. “Campbell’s return to the center is a tremendous boost to our team both defensively and offensively,” said Brizendine. “His tenacious defending as well as his ability to distribute and score will demand respect from other teams. This will free up James Gilson, another proven dangerous player, and also allow Clarke Bentley opportunities to take on opponents with his crafty dribbling. Along with the speedy Burnell and his resolute defending, our opponents should have very little time on the ball in our midfield.”

Defenders

The Hokies will see five athletic defenders returning for the 2009 season, including Alexander Baden, James Shupp, Jeremy Williams and Gilson. Baden, a senior co-captain, was unable to compete in the 2008 season due to an injury and is expected to play a crucial leadership role on the field this season. In his sophomore campaign, he started 20 of Tech’s 21 matches, helping the

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College Cup Hokie team record seven shutouts. “Another big boost for the middle of our defense is the return of co-captain Alex Baden, who we lost to injury all last year,” Brizendine said. “Alex is a natural leader who brings a sense of composure to those all around him. We’re looking for the successful duo from the 2007 season with Baden and Shupp patrolling the center of our line.” Shupp, a former ACC All-Freshman nominee, will be relied upon heavily among the defenders, having started every game in his two-year career at Virginia Tech. He led the team with 1,764 minutes played last season and will look to anchor the center defense position again in 2009. Jeremy Williams will also see time in the back line. Williams, the sophomore out of Blacksburg, started eight games last season.

Goalkeepers

JAMES GILSON

“Between the posts we have two very experienced keepers who have more than earned the trust of their teammates and the staff,” Brizendine said. “Brendan Dunn and Stefan Caulfield both push each other in practice every day and we are the constant beneficiaries of their competitiveness.” Dunn and Caulfield, who equally split time in net last year for the Hokies, both return as rising seniors with solid experience between the pipes in the vital goalkeeping position. Dunn started six games in net as a junior in 2008, making 22 saves and recording one win and one tie in 509:31 minutes of play. His aggressive style of play also earned him playing time on the field as a powerful striker. Caulfield, the senior hailing from Toronto, Canada, made six starts in eight appearances last season, collecting two wins in 528:38 minutes of play. He led the team with a 2.21 goals against average. His athletic prowess and quick reflexes in the net will be a clear advantage for the Hokies against skillful opponents this season.

newcomers

The Hokies will welcome 17 newcomers to the program in 2009, including a mix of 12 freshmen, three transfers, one graduate student and one exchange student. “We have high expectations for our newcomers this season,” Brizendine said. “They are a versatile group of student-athletes who we expect to fill the necessary gaps we have. They also bring a strong sense of knowledge and hard work to our team. With such an athletic group of young men, we will be able to utilize many of these guys in different positions on the field throughout the season.”

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Antony Moulds, David Fiorello, Evan Slusser and Greg Weimer will contribute to the already talented Tech defense. Moulds, a native of Dunstable, England, will join the squad as a grad student, after having played at Loughborough University. Slusser comes to the team after playing two seasons at Virginia Commonwealth and is expected to make an immediate impact in the defensive midfield. Fiorello and Weimer, both from Pennsylvania, will also battle for sufficient playing time on the defensive line. Roman Pieroth, an exchange student from Munster, Germany, will also join the Hokie's back line and see time in the midfield. The Hokies will have several options to complement their core returners in the midfield. Greg Cochrane, a freshman from Holland, Pa., is expected to see time in the mid but can be used craftily anywhere on the field. Connor Coons and Joe Vidmar will also provide flexibility among the defensive and midfield positions. Coons scored two goals to help his club team, the Atlanta Fire, beat the U-17 Chile National Team in 2008. Two transfers, Koen Oost and Albert Alwang, will also see playing time along the planks. Oost comes to Blacksburg from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and Alwang is a junior transfer from UNC Wilmington. He played at Blacksburg High School, helping the team to a 45-2-1 mark in his two seasons and earning The Roanoke Times Player of the Year award. John Kot, a freshman from Macon, Ga., who helped lead his high school team to three GISA state championships as the starting goalkeeper, will be vying for playing time in the net among seniors Brendan Dunn and Stefan Caulfield. Offensively, the Hokies can anticipate a deeper squad with a great deal of speed. Robert Alberti, who played his club ball with the Virginia Legacy Wizards, will see action on the field. Patrick Huang of Huntsville, Ala., finished his high school career with 87 career goals and was named the Huntsville Times Super AllMetro Player of the Year in 2008 and will also look to contribute. Freshmen Alistair Moore, Collin McNew, Patrick Ryan and Austin Stewart will also see time in the midfield and forward positions for the Hokies.

2009 VIRGINIA TECH SCHEDULE Date Opponent Aug. 22 William & Mary (exh.) 28 at VCU (exh.) Sept. 1 at UMBC Middleton Sports & Fitness Invitational 4 at Wisconsin + 6 at Wisconsin-Milwaukee + Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational 11 South Florida ‡ 13 East Tennessee State ‡ 20 at Clemson* 23 American 27 NC State* Oct. 2 Wake Forest* 6 at Radford 9 at Maryland* 13 Akron 17 Virginia* 20 Davidson 24 North Carolina* (Senior Night) 27 Longwood 31 at Duke* Nov. 6 at Boston College* 1 0-15 ACC Championship 20-21 First Round NCAA Tournament Dec. 10-12 NCAA College Cup Championship

Location Blacksburg, Va. Richmond, Va. Baltimore, Md.

Time (EST) 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m.

Madison, Wis. Madison, Wis.

8:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Clemson, S.C. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Radford, Va. College Park, Md. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Durham, N.C. Boston, Mass. Cary, N.C. TBA TBA

8 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA TBA

2009 Outlook

BRENDAN DUNN

+ Middleton Sports & Fitness Invitational (Madison, Wis.) ‡ Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational * Atlantic Coast Conference contest All games are EST unless otherwise noted.

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MIKE BRIZENDINE HEAD COACH

coach brizendine’s profile Record at Tech: 0-0 (First Season)

Personal Nickname: Briz Born: 4/13/77 Hometown: McLean, Va. Wife: former Lucy Draper

Education High School: McLean H.S. College: James Madison University, 1999, B.A. Religion, Minor in Business; Virginia Tech, 2005, M.S. Education

Playing Experience James Madison University, 1996-1999

College Coaching Experience Virginia Tech, Head Coach, 2009-present Virginia Tech, Top Assistant, 2004-2008 Bridgewater College, Head Coach, 2001-2003 Bridgewater College, Top Assistant, 2000-2001 Ferrum College, Assistant, 1999

Coaching Honors NSCAA’s Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year, 2007 ODAC Coach of the Year, 2003

NCAA Tournament Experience 2007, College Cup, Virginia Tech, Top Assistant 2006, First Round, Virginia Tech, Top Assistant 2005, Second Round, Virginia Tech, Top Assistant

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After spending five years as the Hokies’ top assistant coach, Brizendine will lead the 2009 Virginia Tech squad as the newly promoted head coach, replacing Oliver Weiss who was with the program for six years. An experienced coach on all levels, Brizendine helped guide the Hokies to their first NCAA College Cup appearance in school history in 2007. He has worked with all aspects of the Hokie program. For his contributions, Brizendine was recognized as the NSCAA’s Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2007. Brizendine joined the Hokie staff after a successful stint with Bridgewater College, a Division III program that participates in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). After assisting both the men’s and women’s programs at Bridgewater in 2000, he became the head men’s coach from 2001 to 2003, guiding the team from non-competitive status to a full-fledged Division III program. Brizendine led Bridgewater to its two best single-season records, 12-6 in 2003 and 11-7 in 2002, for a 23-13 mark over two seasons and a .639 winning percentage. For this significant turn-around, his peers named him ODAC Coach of the Year in 2003. Prior to his time at Bridgewater College, he was an assistant coach at Ferrum College for the men’s soccer team in 1999. He has also been active guiding and encouraging kids in youth soccer programs throughout his coaching career. Brizendine graduated from James Madison University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in religion and a minor in business. In 2005, he earned his Master of Education from Virginia Tech. He has his USSF “B” license and an Advanced National Coaching License from the NSCAA. As a player, he lettered four seasons at James Madison University from 1995-98 and ended his career sixth in all-time scoring for the Dukes. He earned all-conference and all-region recognition during his four-year career. He also played professionally with the Roanoke Wrath (1999) and the Northern Virginia Royals (2000 and 2001) of the Division 3 league. Brizendine and his wife, Lucy, reside in Blacksburg, Va. Coach Brizendine was honored as the NSCAA’s Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2007.

Head Coach Mike Brizendine with his wife Lucy.


KEVIN DOYLE Assistant Coach

Coach Kevin Doyle with his wife Katie and daughter Lucy.

PATRICK MCSORLEY Assistant Coach

Meet the Coaches

Kevin Doyle comes to the Hokie coaching staff in his first year as an experienced coach in many aspects of the game, having spent time at Creighton University, Penn State, William and Mary and Mercer. Most recently, Doyle was a top assistant coach at Creighton University from 20012006, actively involved in the recruiting process and training goalkeepers. The Creighton goalkeeping corps and defense ranked in the national top-25 in goals against average in two of his final three years with the program. During his stint with the Blue Jays, the team made six NCAA appearances, competed in two quarterfinals and registered a College Cup showing in 2002. Prior to his stint with Creighton, Doyle spent time at Penn State as a top assistant from 1999-2000. He helped guide the Nittany Lions to a 13-6-2 mark and a second-place finish in the Big Ten Conference Tournament in 2000. He also was an assistant coach at William and Mary (1997-1998) and Mercer (1995-1996). Doyle received his NSCAA Advanced Diploma in June 1998 and also holds the USSF “A” license. He has served as the goalkeeper coach for Olympic Development Program teams in Georgia, Nebraska and Ohio. As a college player at Creighton, Doyle started three years in net for the Blue Jays before his career was cut short by a knee injury. In 1992, he was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Year and also garnered first-team MVC and All-Midwest honors. He led the 1992 Blue Jays to a 16-2-1 mark and a No. 1 national ranking as a junior. He ranks among school record leaders in 12 categories. Originally from Katy, Texas, Doyle received his degree in interpersonal communications from Bowling Green State University in 1996. Doyle is married to the former Katie Tarsney and has a daughter, Lucy, who was born on May 28, 2009.

Patrick McSorley joins the Hokies coaching squad for the first time as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer program. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, McSorley spent six years at his alma mater, James Madison, where he was an assistant coach and associate head coach, and four years as the top assistant coach at Virginia Military Institute. While at JMU, McSorley coached three players who were later drafted by the MLS, two who are currently playing. He also helped lead the Dukes to a NCAA Tournament appearance in 2005. As a player at JMU, McSorley was a third team All-American as a senior in 1995 and played on four NCAA Tournament teams (quarter-finalist in 1994 and 1995; first round in 1992 and 1993) and three Colonial Athletic Association champion teams (1992, 1993, 1994). In the 1994 NCAA Tournament, McSorley scored the game-winning goal against North Carolina in a 3-0 first-round victory and assisted on the game-winner in a 2-1 second-round victory over Duke. McSorley’s 42 goals and 103 points still stand as all-time JMU records, and he is tied for 13th place on the Dukes’ career assist list with 19. He earned All-South Atlantic Region first-team, all-state first team, All-CAA second-team honors and was named to the Nike College Challenge Senior All-Star Team in 1995 in addition to being voted JMU’s offensive MVP. That year, he was also named one of the Top-10 midfielders in the nation by Soccer News and earned Soccer News All-America honorable mention, making him one of only five players in JMU history to earn All-American recognition. In 2000, he was named one of the school’s Top-50 athletes of all time by the JMU student newspaper, The Breeze. McSorley played professional soccer for four years, most recently with the USL Roanoke Wrath (1998-2000). A native of Springfield, Va., McSorley earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from JMU in 1996 and a master’s degree in sports recreation and leadership from JMU in 2007. He is married to the former Bridget Brugger, assistant director of sports medicine at JMU. They have two children, Morgan (3) and Addison (2). Coach Patrick McSorley with his wife Bridget and daughters Morgan and Addison.

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CHASE HARRISON Volunteer Assistant Coach Former Hokie great Chase Harrison is welcomed back for his third year as the goalkeeper instructor and assistant coach for the Hokies this fall. During his playing time at Tech, Harrison rewrote a lot of Virginia Tech’s goalkeeping records. Since then, Harrison has competed with Real Salt Lake of the MLS (selected 26th-overall in the third round of the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft), while also playing with Division I USL teams including the Virginia Beach Mariners, Rochester Raging Rhinos and Portland Timbers. He is a current member of the Harrisburg City Islanders, a USL-2 team. In his collegiate career, Harrison made 79 appearances in net for Tech, establishing three new school records: goals against average (1.12), shutouts (24) and minutes (7,181). He also holds a pair of singleseason records with eight shutouts in 2004 and 2005 along with clocking a total of 2,062 minutes in 2003. Harrison stands fifth on the school’s all-time saves list with 289 over his career. Harrison led the Hokies to monumental levels of success during his tenure. In his first season as a fulltime starter in 2003, the Hokies qualified for their first-ever NCAA appearance. A native of Huntington, W.Va., Harrison graduated from Tech in 2006 with a degree in consumer studies.

KIP BRUNDAGE Meet the Coaches

Technical Director

The Hokie coaching staff proudly welcomes Kip Brundage back for his third season with the men’s soccer program in 2009. As the technical director for the Hokies, Brundage is responsible for several key aspects of the program, such as acquiring and managing the team’s photographs and video content while also assisting with training and logistical support. Brundage has worked with the Hokie Soccer Academy since the summer of 2007 and coached the New River Rapids U-15 Boys’ Club team and teams with FC Blacksburg since 2006. He is the technical director of the NRSA (New River Soccer Association), coaching kids up to age 19. Brundage also holds a NSCAA advanced national diploma. Before coming to Tech, Brundage was based in Maine as an international freelance photographer and video producer for 27 years. He started his coaching career in the mid-1990s and was the founder and executive director for the Pen Bay Soccer Club in Maine. Brundage also served as the head coach for the state of Maine’s Olympic Development Program. The Lincoln, Va., native played his high school ball in Lancaster, Pa., while spending time in Costa Rica and Mexico as an amateur player. Brundage is a graduate of the Woodberry Forest School and attended the University of Virginia in 1971. He lives in Blacksburg with his high school sweet heart, Rachel Janney.

STUDENT MANAGERS

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jan hausfeld Video Coordinator

Reuben Moguel Equipment Manager


PLAYER DEVELOPMENT The Chicago Fire selected Virginia Tech forward Patrick Nyarko seventh in Major League Soccer’s 2008 SuperDraft on January 18, 2008. Nyarko ended his Tech career with 31 goals and 24 assists, totaling 86 points in 57 collegiate matches for Tech. Since joining the Fire, Nyarko has played in 31 games, starting in 19, and collected five goals and two assists (as of August 20, 2009).

Player Development

Former Hokie goalie Chase Harrison, who holds several school records, was drafted by Real Salt Lake in the third round of the 2006 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft. He has since played with many Division I USL teams, including the Rochester Rhinos and Portland Timbers, and is now a prominent goalkeeper with the Harrisburg City Islanders, a USL-2 team. He was named to the USL-2 All-League Second Team and was the runner-up to the league's Goalkeeper of the Year.

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Meet the Hokies

Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer Roster No.

Name

Brendan Dunn GK Alexander Baden D David Fiorello D James Shupp D Clarke Bentley MF James Gilson D/MF Luiz Yamashita F Evan Slusser MF Emmanuel Akogyeram F Charlie Campbell MF Robert Alberti MF/F Gregory Cochrane D/MF Roman Pieroth D/MF Gregory Weimer D Albert Alwang MF Antony Moulds D Alistair Moore MF/F Koen Oost D/MF Jeremy Williams D John Snyder MF Craig Burnell D Patrick Ryan MF/F Collin McNew MF Austin Stewart MF/F John Kot GK Stefan Caulfield GK Joe Vidmar D Connor Coons D/MF Patrick Huang MF

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Hometown

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Last School

New Rochelle, N.Y. Visselhövede, Germany Elverson, Pa. Downingtown, Pa. Marietta, Ga. Greenwood Lake, N.Y. Miami, Fla. Prince George, Va. Labone, Ghana Mundelein, Ill. Hampton, Va. Holland, Pa. Munster, Germany Venetia, Pa. Blacksburg, Va. Dunstable, England Blacksburg, Va. Duurstede, Netherlands Blacksburg, Va. Bethesda, Md. Wells, Maine Rensselaer, N.Y. Roswell, Ga. Frisco, Texas Macon, Ga. Toronto, Canada Baltimore, Md. Alpharetta, Ga. Huntsville, Ala.

New Rochelle Rotenburger SV Spirit United Premier FC Delco Cobb FC New Rochelle Miami FC Kendall Richmond Kickers -- Sockers FC Virginia Legacy Wizards FC Delco Hammerheads SC Preussen Munster Alleghany Force Greensboro Loughborough Roanoke Star FC Den Bosch FC Blacksburg Potomac Cougars Seacoast United Blackwatch FC Atlanta Fire United Dallas Texans AFC Lightning Hearts Azzurri Baltimore Casa Mia Bays Atlanta Fire United Birmingham United

Fordham Preparatory Ratsgymnasium Twin Valley H.S. Downingtown West H.S. Marietta H.S. Don Bosco Preparatory Felix Varela Senior H.S. Virginia Commonwealth Labone Secondary Mundelein H.S. Kecoughtan H.S. Council Rock H.S. Schillergymnasium Munster Peter Township H.S. UNC Wilmington Loughborough University Blacksburg H.S. Utrecht University Blacksburg H.S. Walt Whitman H.S. Wells H.S. Columbia H.S. Alan C. Pope H.S. Centennial H.S. Mount de Sales Academy Lawrence Park H.S. McDonogh H.S. Chattahochee H.S. Grissom H.S.

ead Coach: Mike Brizendine (James Madison, 1999); 1st season H Assistant Coaches: Patrick McSorley (James Madison, 1996); Kevin Doyle (Bowling Green, 1996) Volunteer Assistant: Chase Harrison (Virginia Tech, 2006)

Hokies by Home State/Country

ALPHABETICAL

Alabama......................................................1 Florida........................................................1 Georgia.......................................................4 Illinois........................................................1 Maine..........................................................1 Maryland.....................................................2 New York.....................................................3 Pennsylvania................................................4 Texas..........................................................1 Virginia.......................................................5 Canada........................................................1 England.......................................................1 Germany......................................................2 Ghana.........................................................1 Netherlands.................................................1

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Akogyeram...............................AH-KO-JEER-UM Alistair............................................ AL-IS-TER Baden.............................................. BAH-DEN Brizendine..................................BRIZ-IN-DINE Cochrane........................................COCK-RINN Fiorello....................................... FEE-OR-ELLO Huang.................................................. WONG Koen..................................................... CONE Moulds................................................ MOLDS Oost.................................................... OO-ST Pieroth.............................................PIER-OTH Slusser.............................................SLUSS-ER Weimer.............................................WHY-MER Yamashita....................................YAMA-SHI-TA

2009 Men’s Soccer

HOKIES BY CLASS Graduate........................................... 1 Seniors............................................. 4 Juniors............................................. 7 Sophomores...................................... 5 Freshmen........................................ 12

Akogyeram, Emmanuel...................... 9 Alberti, Robert...............................11 Alwang, Albert...............................15 Baden, Alexander............................. 2 Bentley, Clarke................................ 5 Burnell, Craig.................................21 Campbell, Charlie............................10 Caulfield, Stefan.............................27 Cochrane, Gregory...........................12 Coons, Conner................................29 Dunn, Brendan................................ 1 Fiorello, David................................. 3 Gilson, James.................................. 6 Huang, Patrick................................30 Kot, John......................................25 McNew, Collin.................................23 Moore, Alistair................................17 Moulds, Antony..............................16 Oost, Koen.....................................18 Pieroth, Roman...............................13 Ryan, Patrick..................................22 Shupp, James.................................. 4 Slusser, Evan................................... 8 Snyder, John..................................20 Stewart, Austin...............................24 Vidmar, Joe....................................28 Weimer, Gregory..............................14 Williams, Jeremy.............................19 Yamashita, Luiz............................... 7


ALEXANDER BADEN #

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D • 6-2 • 182 • Sr. Visselhövede, Germany

Meet the Hokies

2008: Team Captain...Unable to compete due to injury. 2007: Started 20 of the 21 matches in which he appeared ... Third on the team with 1,837 minutes … Registered two goals and three assists ... Scored game-tying goal in overtime win against Clemson … Played a key role in the Hokies’ seven shutouts in 2007 ... ACC All-Academic Team recipient. 2006: Appeared in 12 games with seven starts … Posted two points with one goal scored … Netted game-winning goal against Appalachian State … Helped defense post shutouts of Navy, William and Mary, Radford and Appalachian State … Key member of defense that held No. 3 Duke scoreless. 2005: Started all 20 matches for Tech ... Scored one goal with two assists … Helped the defense tie a school-record mark of eight shutouts that included Penn State, Davidson, Liberty, No. 4 North Carolina, Elon, No. 7 N.C. State, Radford and UNC Greensboro ... Helped Tech hold No. 19 Boston College and No. 7 Duke to ties ... Netted the first goal of his career in the 4-3 victory over George Washington ... Assisted on the game-winning goal against Elon and in the game-winning goal against No. 5 Virginia ... Recorded two shots in the NCAA Tournament second-round against UNC Greensboro … Named to the VaSID all-state second-team. Club: A member of the Rotenburger SV club team for two years … Played one year in the Oberliga Niedersachsen Fourth division along with one season in the Niedersachsenliga Fifth division. High School: Graduated from Rotenburg’s Ratsgymnasium with his Abitur degree. Personal: Born February 27, 1985, in Rotenburg, Germany … Son of Rainer and Gabriele Baden … Majoring in management.

Baden’s CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2005...................................... 20-20........................................ 13......................................... 1...............................................2......................................... 4 2006....................................... 12-7............................................9.......................................... 1...............................................0......................................... 2 2007 ..................................... 21-20 ....................................... 19 . ...................................... 2 .............................................3 ....................................... 7 Career 53-47 41 4 5 13

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STEFAN CAULFIELD #

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GK • 6-2 • 175 • Sr. Toronto, Canada

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2008: Started six contests in eight appearances between the pipes for the Hokies ... Posted two wins on the season ... Recorded first career win against Xavier ... Led the team with a 2.21 goals against average (GAA) ... Clocked 528:38 minutes in the net for Tech ... Tallied 34 saves ... Made his first appearance as a field player against Hofstra. 2007: Made first career appearance between the pipes against VMI. 2006: Did not play in any matches. Club: Played for Hearts Azzurri. High School: Attended Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute. Personal: Born June 19, 1987 … Son of Ron and Helen Caulfield … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

CAULFIELD’s CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Min. Saves Goals GAA SO 2007..............................1-0 ..................................8:43 . ................................0 . .................................... 0 ..................................... 0 ................................... 0 2008..............................8-6................................. 528:38.............................. 34..................................... 13.................................. 2.21................................. 0 Career 9-6 537:21 34 13 2.21 0

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BRENDAN DUNN #

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GK • 6-2 • 190 • Sr. New Rochelle, N.Y.

2008: Posted six starts in net for the Hokies ... Made 22 saves ... Recorded a win and a tie ... Had a 2.47 goals against average and clocked 509:31 minutes ... Recorded first minutes of his career as a field player against Xavier ... Scored first career goal against Clemson ... Registered first assist against George Washington ... Tallied two goals and two assists on the season totaling six points. 2007: Started seven matches while participating in nine games for Tech ... Posted five wins while making 28 saves for the Hokies ... Compiled an .875 save percentage in the victory over St. John’s ... Allowed just one goal in 107:53 of action in win against then-No. 19 Clemson ... Made eight saves against Virginia Commonwealth. 2006: Posted eight starts in 12 games ... Had three wins … Recorded two shut outs on the season including one against then-No. 3 Duke … Allowed 1.42 goals per game with a .741 save percentage … Tied for ninth in the ACC with two shut outs and 2.67 saves per game … Placed 10th in the conference with a 1.85 goals-per-game average. Club: Four-year starter for the New Rochelle Raiders ... Guided the team to a No. 3 finish at the 2005 nationals ... Four-time winner of the ENY state championship ... Region I champion in 2005. High School: Played the forward position at Fordham Prep, helping guide the school to its first-ever undefeated regular season and a berth in the N.Y. Catholic state final ... Named to first-team All-NYC. Personal: Born July 24, 1988, in Greenwich, Conn. ... Son of Brian and Kathy Dunn ... Majoring in marketing.

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dunn’s CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Min. Saves Goals GAA SO 2006 ............................12-8 .............................. 876:46 ............................. 32 . .................................. 18 . ............................... 1.85 ................................ 2 2007 ............................10-7 .............................. 615:40 ............................. 28 . .................................. 10 . ............................... 1.46 ................................ 0 2008..............................6-6................................. 509:31.............................. 22..................................... 14.................................. 2.47................................. 0 Career 28-21 2001:57 82 42 2.00 2

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JAMES GILSON #

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D/MF • 5-10 • 160 • Sr. Greenwood Lake, N.Y.

Meet the Hokies

2008: Made 18 starts ... Tied for the team lead in goals with six ... Led the Hokies in assists with four .... Had a team high 16 points ... Scored three goals off of penalty kicks ... Scored game-winning goal against George Washington ... Team leader in shots with 34 ... Clocked 1,574 minutes for the Hokies ... Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Second Team ... Received 2008 NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mention honors ... Named team MVP. 2007: Started 13 matches in 22 appearances ... Registered one goal and three assists … Assisted the game-tying goal at William & Mary ... Registered first career goal versus Adelphi. 2006: Made 10 appearances … Made first career start against VMI … Attempted five shots. Club: Led his Super Y-League team to the 2005 national championship ... Played club soccer with Brendan Dunn for the New Rochelle Raiders ... 2005 Divisional ODP team player ... Member of the Eastern N.Y. ODP team since 2000. High School: Two-time NNJIL league champion at Don Bosco Preparatory High School ... Earned all-league honors in 2004 ... Sidelined in 2005 because of an injury. Personal: Born March 2, 1988, in Goshen, N.Y. ... Son of James and Kathleen Gilson ... Majoring in business.

Gilson’s CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2006 ...................................... 10-1 . .........................................5 ......................................... 0 .............................................0 ....................................... 0 2007 ..................................... 22-13 ....................................... 12 . ...................................... 1 .............................................3 ....................................... 5 2008...................................... 18-18........................................ 34......................................... 6...............................................4........................................ 16 Career 41-32 51 7 7 21

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CHARLIE CAMPBELL #

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MF • 5-10 • 165 • r-Jr. Mundelein, Ill.

2008: Made two starts in four contests ... Suffered a knee injury against Hofstra .... Had knee and hernia surgery that ended his season prematurely. 2007: Posted 16 starts in 23 games ... Tallied four goals and five assists ... Recorded a ‘TEAM’ save in preserving the Hokies’ 1-0 win at then-No. 2 Connecticut in the NCAA Men’s College Cup Regional Final ... Scored two goals against California in NCAA Men’s College Cup second-round game ... ACC All-Academic selection. 2006: Registered 19 starts ... Scored first goal as a Hokie against then-No. 3 Clemson … Totaled seven assists ... Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team while receiving ACC All-Academic Team honors. Club: Played for Sockers FC ... Captain of Illinois ODP ‘88 ... Led the team to the CASL Elite Group A championship, Region 2 championship and Italy Cup championship ... Helped guide the team to the semifinals of the Dallas Cup. High School: Member of the Sockers FC Top Talent team at Mundelein High School ... Daily Herald first-team member ... Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team. Personal: Born January 5, 1988, in Arlington Heights, Ill. ... Son of Terry and Alese Campbell ... Majoring in business.

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Campbell’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2006...................................... 19-19........................................ 32......................................... 1...............................................7......................................... 9 2007 . ................................... 23-16 ....................................... 28 . ...................................... 4 .............................................5 ...................................... 13 2008.........................................4-2.............................................1.......................................... 0...............................................0......................................... 0 Career 46-37 61 5 12 22

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JAMES SHUPP #

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D • 5-11 • 165 • Jr. Downington, Pa.

Meet the Hokies

2008: Started all 19 matches ... Led the team in minutes played with 1,764 ... Assisted in the Hokies’ shutout against Radford ... Had five shots. 2007: Registered 22 starts in 22 games ... Clocked second most minutes with 1,907 as a member of the Hokie backfield ... Helped Tech’s defense record seven shutouts, including three in the postseason ... Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. Club: Four-year starter for FC Delco Black V, captain for two years ... State champion and the Region 1 Director’s League champion twice … Participated in Region I Olympic Development Program ... Member of ‘88/’89 U-18 team that traveled to France ... Four-year starter and three-year captain for the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association ODP team ... Member of U-16 team that played in Italy and Argentina. High School: Four-year starter at Downington West High School, captain for two years ... Registered 26 goals ... Three-time first-team all-area selection ... Team MVP. Personal: Born March 8, 1989, in Downington, Pa. ... Son of Jeff and Debbie Shupp ... Majoring in engineering.

shupp’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2007 . ................................... 22-22 .........................................4 ......................................... 0 .............................................0 ....................................... 0 2008...................................... 19-19..........................................5.......................................... 0...............................................0......................................... 0 Career 41-41 9 0 0 0

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CLARKE BENTLEY #

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MF • 5-10 • 150 • Jr. Marietta, Ga.

2008: Made 11 starts in 19 appearances ... Posted first career start against Hofstra ... Assisted on three goals to record three points on the season ... Ripped 15 shots. 2007: Appeared in a pair of matches ... Posted his first career goals at Appalachian State ... Recorded three shots. Club: Led Cobb FC U-18 club team in scoring his senior season while ranking fourth in the R3PL East and being part of the ‘06 R3PL championship team ... State Cup Champions in ‘05 and ‘08 ... Led his team to Region 3 semifinals in ‘07 and '08 ... Member of the Georgia ODP Team from 2000-2006 ... Made the Region III ‘89 Boys ODP Pool in 2006 and represented Georgia in the ‘07 Liverpool FC Academy game. High School: Tallied 31 goals and 25 assists in two seasons at Marietta High School … Named team captain and offensive MVP and was a member of the 2006 MDJ all-county second team ... Led his team to back-to-back state playoff appearances ... Earned the Blue Devil Award ... Was named to the 2007 MDJ first-team all-county and Atlanta Journal Constitution All-Northwest Georgia team. Personal: Born March 4, 1989, in Marietta, Ga. ... Son of Luanne and Drew Bentley ... Majoring in marketing.

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Bentley’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2007 .....................2-0 . ..........................3 .........................2 .............................0 . ...........................4 2008................... 19-11.........................15.........................0...............................3..............................3 Career 21-11 18 2 3 7

CRAIG BURNELL #

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D/MF • 5-6 • 150 • Jr. Wells, Maine

2008: Made 12 starts in 18 matches ... Started first contest of his career against Portland ... Tallied first career assist against Clemson ... Posted 10 shots. 2007: Did not play in any matches. Club: Played for the Seacoast United Soccer Club … Helped team to Region 1 finals, Super Y-League National finals and U.S. Club National Cup finals. High School: Totaled 42 goals and 25 assists during time at Wells High School … Member of the National Honor Society … Named to the Western Maine All-Conference Soccer Team three times … Two-time York County Coast Soccer All-Star Team member … Named the Journal-Tribune Player of the Year as a junior … Led his team in scoring in each of his last three seasons … State champion in the 4x200m relay in indoor track. Personal: Born November 27, 1988, in Portland, Maine … Son of Jerry and Tricia Burnell … Majoring in university studies.

Burnell’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2008.....................18-2...........................10.........................0...............................1..............................1

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EMMANUEL AKOGYERAM #

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F • 5-9 • 160 • So. Labone, Ghana

Meet the Hokies

2008: Started 11 games and appeared in 17 matches ... Scored his first goal and earned first assist against Portland at the Pilots Nike Classic Tournament ... Tied for the team lead with six goals ... Had 30 shots ... Tallied an assist ... Registered 13 points. High School: Served as team captain during senior season at Labone Secondary School. Personal: Born June 29, 1987, in Accra, Ghana ... Son of Theophilus and Mercy Akogyeram ... Enrolled in university studies.

AKOGYERAM’s CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2008................... 17-11.........................30.........................6...............................1.............................13

JEREMY WILLIAMS #

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D • 5-10 • 160 • So. Blacksburg, Va.

2008: Started eight games and appeared in nine contests ... Made first start on the road against Clemson ... Posted three shots. Club: Five year member of Virginia’s Olympic Development Program … Captained ODP squad that won the Region I title ... Played against AC Milan (Italy) and Bayern Munich (Germany) … Played with FC Blacksburg … Helped FC Blacksburg claim Bethesda Thanksgiving Invitational Title. High School: Four-year member at Blacksburg High School ... Reached state finals during his first three seasons … Named to all-district and all-region teams in 2007. Personal: Born February 5, 1990 … Son of Jay and Paula Williams … Majoring in biology.

WILLIAMS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2008................... 18-11.........................18.........................2...............................3..............................7

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LUIZ YAMASHITA #

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F • 5-10 • 178 • So. Miami, Fla.

2008: Had 11 starts in 18 appearances ... Posted two goals and three assists for seven points on the season ... Took 18 shots ... Had two assists in first start against Portland ... Scored the gamewinning goal in the Hokies' first win of the season against Washington at the Pilots Nike Classic Tournament. Club: FC Kendall of Miami. High School: Four-year member at Varela High School ... Led team to back-to-back state championships his junior and senior seasons … Dade County Player of the Year as a senior … Tallied 31 goals and dished out 10 assists as a junior … Dade County Honorable Mention selection during his freshman season … Two-time first-team allcounty and team MVP during his final two years. Personal: Born November 22, 1989, in Sao Paulo, Brazil … Son of Luiz Massao and Enaildes Yamashita … Majoring in aerospace engineering.

YAMASHITA’s CAREER STATISTICS

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NEWCOMERS

JOHN SNYDER

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MF • r-So. 5-9 • 145 Bethesda, Md.

2009: Unable to play due to medical hardship. 2008: Saw action in nine contests, starting in two matches ... Started his first career match against North Carolina ... Posted two shots. Club: Played with the Potomac Cougars … Maryland state champions in 2008 … Scored the game-winning goal to win the county regional semifinals. High School: Four-year starter at Walt Whitman High School. Personal: Born June 20, 1990 in Bethesda, Md. … Son of George and Karen Snyder … Majoring in business.

snyder's CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2008.............9-2.................... 2................. 0.....................0...................... 0

Albert Alwang

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Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2008................... 18-11.........................18.........................2...............................3..............................7

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MF/F • Jr. 5-7 • 145 Blacksburg, Va.

Club: Played for Greensboro Soccer Club … Participated in the East-West all-star game. College: Played two seasons at UNC Wilmington ... Posted two assists as a freshman … Played 1,110 minutes in 20 games as a sophomore, starting in 13. High School: Played at Blacksburg High School and helped lead team to 45-2-1 mark in his two seasons ... Led Bruins to state championships in 2004 and 2006 ... Virginia State AA Player-of-the-Year and team MVP his senior season ... Named to first-team all-state, all-region and all-district … Roanoke Times Player of the Year ... Tallied nine goals and seven assists as a senior. Personal: Born September 10, 1988, in Albany, N.Y. ... Son of Jeffrey and Amanda Alwang ... Majoring in economics.

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NEWCOMERS

ROBERT ALBERTI

GREGORY COCHRANE

MF/F • Fr. 5-11 • 170 Hampton, Va.

D/MF • Fr. 5-8 • 140 Holland, Pa.

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Club: Five-year member of the Virginia Legacy Wizards … Helped lead the team to State Cup Finals four of his five years. High School: Four-year member at Kecoughtan High School … Team captain his junior and senior seasons … Named first-team all-district, all-region and all-state his junior year … Led team to state semifinals as a junior … Also competed in cross country and earned first-team all-district four times … Named to the honor roll. Personal: Born March 21, 1991, in Brookhaven, N.Y. … Son of Pablo and Shelia Gonzalez … Majoring in business.

Club: Seven-year member of the FC Delco Hammerheads … US Youth Soccer National Finalists in 2006 and third-place finishers in 2007 and 2008… Fivetime US Youth Soccer Regional champions … Five-time Eastern Pennsylvania State Champions … Led team to four Jefferson Cup Championships. High School: Scored 18 goals and totaled 22 assists at Council Rock High School South as a four-year starter … Named team captain and MVP his senior year … Named to the All Suburban One League first-team his junior and senior years … Named to the Courier Times Golden Team … Member of the National Honor Society…Wendy’s High School Heisman winner. Personal: Born November 1, 1990, in West Islip, N.Y … Son of Bob and Kathy Cochrane … Majoring in business.

DAVID FIORELLO

D/MF • Fr. 6-3 • 185 Alpharetta, Ga.

D • Fr. 6-1 • 180 Elverson, Pa.

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Club: Played with the Atlanta Fire U-18 Academy and the NASA 08 Elite … Scored two goals to help the Atlanta Fire beat the U-17 Chile National Team in 2008 … Helped lead NASA '08 Elite to the state semifinals in 2007 … State champions in 2008 and reached finals of the regional tournament. High School: Four-year letterman at Chattahoochee High School … Helped team to national rankings in 2007 and 2008 and led team to state finals his sophomore year … Named team captain his final three seasons … A first-team all-region and all-county selection during junior season … Two-year letterman on the football team, earning first-team all-region and all-county his senior year. Personal: Born July 23, 1990, in Cary, N.C. ... Son of Doug and Lori Coons … Majoring in building construction.

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Club: Played six years with the Spirit United Premier. High School: Four-year starter at Twin Valley High School … Team captain for junior and senior seasons … Two-time first-team All-Berks selection … Team MVP his senior year … Named first-team All-IC, second-team All-Berks and third-team all-state during senior year in football. Personal: Born October 27, 1990 … Son of Antonio and Kimberly Fiorello … Majoring in universal studies.


NEWCOMERS

PATRICK HUANG

JOHN KOT

MF • Fr. 5-8 • 140 Huntsville, Ala.

GK • Fr. 5-11 • 180 Macon, Ga.

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Club: Played with AFC Lightning … Named to Junior Cobb FC Region III Premier League … Named to senior AFC U-18 USSF Academy Team. High School: Played at Mount de Sales Academy … Helped lead team to three GISA state championships … Named to GISA all-region and all-state teams and all-middle Georgia first-team. Personal: Born February 14, 1991, in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... Son of Joseph and Mary Kot … Majoring in university studies.

COLLIN MCNEW

ALISTAIR MOORE

MF • Fr. 6-2 • 185 Roswell, Ga.

MF/F • Fr. 5-11 • 155 Blacksburg, Va.

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Club: Competed for eight years with the Atlanta Fire United ’09 Elite … Georgia state champions in 2006 … Disney Showcase Champions in 2007 … Led team to Super Y Nationals in 2005 and regional quarterfinals in 2006 … Georgia State Cup and Disney Showcase Finalists in 2008. High School: Four-year starter at Alan C. Pope High School … Team captain his senior year … Member of the Student Government Association and Foreign Language Club. Personal: Born July 25, 1991, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Sean and Shay McNew … Majoring in communications.

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Club: Played with the Birmingham United Soccer Association … Member of Alabama ’90 State Team and Region III ODP ’90 Pool team in 2006 and 2007. High School: Finished three-year career at Virgil I. Grissom High School with most career goals (87) … Named team MVP, Huntsville Times Super AllMetro Player of the Year in 2008 … Named to the first-team super all-state team in the 2008 North-South All-Star game … Earned first-team all-city and first-team all-state honors in 2007. Personal: Born September 27, 1990 ... Son of Allen K. H. and Jeannie Ching-Li Huang … Majoring in sports medicine.

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Club: Played two years with the SYC Jr. Royals and three years with the Roanoke Star … Led the SYC squad to the 2008 regional semifinals, after winning the Virginia state championship in 2007. High School: Four-year member at Blacksburg High School … AA State Championship in 2007 … Earned first-team all-district and was an all-region honorable mention in 2007. Personal: Born April 21, 1991, in Salem, Va. ... Son of Anne Zajac and Gareth Moore … Majoring in human nutrition, food and exercise.

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ANTONY MOULDS #

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Meet the Hokies

D • Grad. 5-11 • 170 Dunstable, England

Club: Played for Loughborough University … BUSA Premier League North winners in 2007 … Endsleigh Challenge Cup and Midland Combination League Winner … BUSA Futsal National Champions in 2008 … Chairman of the Loughborough Football Team … Scored eight goals in 35 appearances as a fullback. High School: Attended Queensbury Upper School … Part of a defense that didn’t give up any goals in the Centenary Shield … FA County Youth Cup winner … Helped team win three-straight Bedfordshire County Cups. College: Graduated from Loughborough University in May 2009. Personal: Born February 4, 1988 … Son of Nigel and Valerie Moulds … Enrolled in Sports Technology.

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D/MF • Jr. 5-9 • 158 Duurstede, Netherlands

Club: Played with FC Den Bosch … Was a two-time captain. High School: Attended Leidscherijn College. College: Played at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Personal: Son of Pim Oost and Marene Verhoog … Born April 12, 1988… Enrolled in biology.

PATRICK RYAN

D/MF • So. 6-1 • 172 Münster, Germany

MF/F • Fr. 5-11 • 165 Rensselaer, N.Y.

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Club: Played with SC Preussen Münster (U-17). High School: Schillergymnasium Münster … Selected to the regional team … Captain of his county team. Personal: Born July 30, 1988, in Bochum, Germany … Son of Ulrike and Bodo Pieroth … Majoring in business.

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Koen Oost

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Club: Competed for Blackwatch SC for three years … Named to the Super Y-ODP National Team … Finished fourth in the country. High School: Played at Columbia High School … Earned all-section honors and helped team to an 11-game winning streak … Achieved high honors and was named to the honor roll. Personal: Born December 29, 1990 … Son of Kevin and Maura Ryan … Majoring in business.


NEWCOMERS

EVAN SLUSSER

AUSTIN STEWART

MF • Jr. 5-10 • 165 Prince George, Va.

MF/F • Fr. 5-10 • 150 Frisco, Texas

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Club: Played for the Dallas Texans, totaling 54 goals and 94 assists throughout his career … Received honors as the Austin Cup MVP and Disney Cup MVP … Helped the team to the Dallas Cup semifinals on two occasions. High School: Played four years at Centennial High School … Four-time academic all-district team honoree … Three-time first-team all-district … Team MVP his freshman year … Led the team in assists his junior and senior year and was the top goal scorer his senior year … Named to the Senior Bowl All-Star game. Personal: Born August 15, 1991, in Dallas, Texas … Son of Marcus and Ann Stewart…Majoring in marketing.

JOSEPH VIDMAR

GREGORY WEIMER

D • Fr. 5-11 • 180 Baltimore, Md.

D • Fr. 6-0 • 165 Venetia, Pa.

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Club: Played four years with the Baltimore Casa Mia Bays team … Led team to US Developmental Academy Championship title in 2008 and the Maryland State Championship title in 2007. High School: Four-year member at McDonough High School … Maryland State Player of the Year in 2008 … Named First-Team NSCAA/Adidas AllAmerica in 2008 … Received All-American, all-south, all-state, all-metro and All-MIAA honors … Two-time MIAA state champions … Named to the Deans List and Honor Roll … Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts … Received Robert Eric Farmer McDonogh Art Achievement Award. Personal: Born August 21, 1990, in Columbia, Md. … Son of Dave and Lynne Vidmar … Majoring in industrial design.

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Club: Played for the Richmond Kickers … Raleigh Shootout and Big Toe Tournament Champions … Two-time VCCL League Champions … VYSL State Cup semifinalists … Helped team win Virginia State Cup Championship for the first time in Kickers history … Selected for Super Y ODP National Camp and ODP Region I Games. College: Played two seasons at VCU … Won Iron Ram Strength and Conditioning award. High School: Played at Prince George High School … Team captain and MVP his senior year … Led the team in goals and assists and led the district in assists … Four-time all-district nominee … Two-time all-metro … Four-time all-region selection … Named to the all-academic team four years. Personal: Born September 10, 1989 … Son of Michael and Laura Slusser … Majoring in international relations.

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Club: Played two years with the Alleghany Force (Penns Forest) … Named to ODP Region 1 Player Pool in 2007 … Adidas Blue Chip Champions in 2008 … Finalist finishes at the Baltimore March Madness and Jefferson Cup in 2008 … Helped team qualify for regionals and led team to top-five ranking in 2008. High School: Attended Peters Township High School … Named team captain his senior season and scored three game-winning goals … State champions in 2007 and state finalists in 2008 … District champions in 2008 and finalists in 2005-2007 … Received all-state honors and all-district (WPIAL) honors in 2008 … Two-time WPIAL honorable mention … Named the WPIAL Player to Watch in 2006 … Four-year honors student and member of the student council. Personal: Born May 1, 1991, in Pittsburg, Pa. … Son of Greg and Lori Weimer … Majoring in business.

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Traveling Hokies

Traveling Hokies

Being a part of the Hokie men’s soccer team means more than just practicing and competing. The team is constantly traveling to and exploring new destinations, as Tech student-athletes continue to experience unique travel opportunities. Some of the Hokies’ notable trips include Germany, Portland, New York City and Washington, D.C. In the spring of 2006, the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team embarked on a 12-day tour of Germany that included four exhibition matches against various German club and amateur teams. The group also attended several matches and training sessions for German professional teams and truly experienced the culture of another country. In 2008, the Hokies traveled to Portland, Ore., to open their season at the Pilots Nike Classic. While on their trip, the team toured the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore. On their journey to play at St. John’s in Jamaica, N.Y., the Tech squad stopped in to see the World Trade Center.

While in Germany, the Hokies embarked on many educational visits. They took a boat trip on the Rhine Riner (above), visited the Dachau concentration camp (above, right), saw Ludwig's Castle in Neuschwanstein (right) and traveled through the mountains and valleys in Bavaria.

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The team enjoys a training meal in Portland, Ore., during the Pilots Nike Classic trip.

The Hokies pose for a picture at the site of the World Trade Center in September 2008 after touring New York City.

Traveling Hokies

The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team visits the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore., and poses with the statue of Brazilian striker Ronaldo.

The team enjoys a preseason picnic in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the picturesque Blacksburg, Va., home of the Hokies.

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HOKIES IN THE POSTSEASON

NCAA EXCITEMENT!

Past NCAA Tournaments

2007: The Hokies posted their most successful season in the program’s history, finishing No. 3 in the country. Tech lost in the semifinal round of the NCAA College Cup Tournament to the eventual national champion, Wake Forest, 2-0. The Hokies drew a first round bye and were the 11th seed in the tournament. Posting wins against California, Old Dominion and Connecticut, the Hokies made their first NCAA College Cup appearance in the program’s history. 2006: Tech dropped a 2-1 decision to UNC Greensboro in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. Patrick Nyarko gave Tech the lead in the 58th minute with his school-record 16th goal of the season. 2005: Former head coach Oliver Weiss helped Tech reach its then-highest-ever ranking at No. 10 while guiding the team to the program’s firstever first-round bye. 2003: Tech entered the NCAA Tournament with a 14-4-2 record, earning an at-large bid. The Hokies hosted the Clemson Tigers in a first-round match, and the teams played to a 3-3 draw on Nov. 21, 2003. After the first five penalty kicks, the teams were tied 5-5. Tech advanced to the second round after Chase Harrison corralled the Tigers’ sixth penalty kick and Dustin Dyer connected on his.

After Dustin Dyer connected on the game-winner, the Hokies celebrated with the fans after their first-ever postseason NCAA victory in 2003. and an arded the 12th seed Virginia Tech was aw hosted s kie Ho e in 2005. The NCAA first-round by . nd rou d on sec the UNC Greensboro in

The Hokies played host to Clemson in a first-round NCAA Tournament game in front of 2,263 fans at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium in 2003.Tech’s all-time leading goalkeeper, Chase Harrison (above), shows off his prowess in the game ending shoot-out that gave the Hokies a 6-5 victory.

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ir The Hokies earned the e tiv ecu ns co second rth be t en am urn To NCAA nn in 2006. Brendan Du st ain ag ot sh a (left) stops the UNC Greensboro in first round.

Patrick Nyarko (12) is congratulated by his teammates after sco ring a goal in the 200 6 NCAA Tournament ag ainst UNC Greensboro .

Past NCAA Tournaments

Alexander Baden (above) celebrates with fans after defeating Old Dominion, 1-0, in the third round of the 2007 NCAA Championship, sending the Hokies to their first-ever quarterfinal appearance.

The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team earned its first-ever NCAA College Cup berth with a 1-0 win at Connecticut on December 8, 2007. The win led the Hokies to the national semifinals for the first time in program history.

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2008 Review

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After a strong 2007 campaign that sent the Virginia Tech men’s soccer program to the College Cup with a 14-4-5 overall record, the Hokies opened their 2008 season ranked No. 10 in the country. For the first time in school history, the team traveled west of the Mississippi to play in their opening tournament, the Pilots Nike Classic in Portland, Ore., where they faced Washington and Portland. In the opening match of the Pilots Nike Classic, Tech drew host Portland, and played to a 2-2 tie in a double-overtime match. A trio of freshmen that included Emmanuel Akogyeram, Luiz Yamashita and Phillip Aseweh dominated the score sheet for Tech. Akogyeram and Aseweh each tallied their first goals as Hokies, while Yamashita registered two assists in the match. The Hokies moved on to capture their first win of the season against Washington in the second match of the Pilots Nike Classic tournament. Yamashita posted his first career goal, and Akogyeram added a second goal to help lead the Hokies past the Huskies, 2-1, in another double-overtime match. Departing senior captain, Scott Dillie, was then named defensive MVP of the Pilots Nike Classic. Tech then opened a three-game home slate at the newly dedicated Sandra D. Thompson Soccer Field on Sept. 5, hosting Hofstra for the first time in program history. Yamashita scored the second goal of his young career in the 71st minute of play, but it was not enough as Tech fell to the Pride, 4-1, and moved to 1-1-1 on the season. The Hokies then bounced back against Xavier, posting their second win of the season thanks to Scott Dillie’s game-winning goal in the 88th minute to lead the squad to a 2-1 victory at Thompson Field. Akogyeram also netted his third goal of the season, while junior Stefan Caulfield registered his first win as a Hokie goalkeeper. Caulfield finished the contest with four saves. Tech concluded its first home slate in early September, falling to ACC foe Duke, 3-1, in their first match of Atlantic Coast Conference play. Freshman Tobias Hottner registered his first career goal in the contest. Next, the Hokies would hit the road to take on St. John’s and Clemson. In their fifth non-conference match of the season, Tech dropped a 3-0 contest to the thenNo. 11 ranked Red Storm. At Clemson, Tech lost its second conference game, 3-2, to the Tigers in their third double-overtime match of the season. Tech finished the season with a 1-1-1 record in double-overtime. Dunn, who spent most of his Hokie career between the pipes and saw action as a field player for the first time earlier in the season against Xavier, scored his first career goal in the 3-2 loss. Meanwhile, Caulfield registered his first start in conference play between the pipes for the Hokies, making five saves. Tech then welcomed in-state rival and ACC foe, Virginia, to Thompson Field for their third conference match of the season and second at their home facility. The Hokies dropped a heartbreaker to the Cavaliers, 2-1, in front of a season-high 1,711 spectators. Dillie registered his second goal of the season, while Caulfield made his second start in conference play in as many matches, posting five saves. The Hokies put an end to their losing streak when they played host to George Washington in their sixth non-conference showdown. Junior James Gilson netted the game-winning goal off a penalty kick in the 88th minute to lead Tech over the Colonials, 2-1. Caulfield earned his second win of the season in net with seven saves in the match, and Akogyeram netted his fourth goal of the season. The 2007 ACC Champions, No. 1-ranked Wake Forest, then handed the Hokies their fourth conference loss. Tech’s leading scorers, Akogyeram and Gilson, each netted a goal in the match. After the defeat, the Hokies took the pitch against Southern Conference member, Radford, in a non-conference contest where freshman Hunter Cheatham, who started the first match in his Tech career, scored in the final minute of play to lead Tech to a 1-0 shutout victory over the Highlanders at Thompson Field. Fellow freshman Thomas St. Germain started his first match in net for the Hokies and recorded his first win, along with Tech’s first shutout of the 2008 season. St. Germain remained between the pipes for his first ACC match and made seven saves in a 4-0 loss to the 10th-ranked Maryland Terrapins, who would later go on to capture the ACC Championship Title. Tech then got back on track against UMBC as Dunn scored his second goal of the season in the 92nd minute of play and lifted the Hokies past the Retrievers in an overtime contest on their home field, marking the third straight non-conference win of the season and the fifth overall victory for the Hokies. Gilson also scored a goal, his fourth of the season, and tallied an assist in the match. Next up for the Hokies was 10th-ranked North Carolina. Down 2-0 at halftime, Tech rallied coming out of intermission with two goals by Gilson in just over four minutes, but the Tar Heels got the benefit of an own goal by the Hokies in the 56th minute to register a 3-2 victory. The Hokies then dropped back-to-back non-conference matches to Appalachian State and High Point. Akogyeram and Dillie netted a goal in each contest.

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James Gilson celebrates with Luiz Yamashita after scoring a goal.

2008 RESULTS 5-13-1 Overall, 0-8-0 ACC

Date Aug. 29 31 Sep. 5 7 12 14 21 26 30 Oct. 4 7 10 14 18 21 25 Nov. 1 7 11

Opponent PILOTS NIKE CLASSIC at Portland vs. Washington Hawthorn Suites Hokie Invitational HOFSTRA XAVIER DUKE* at #11 St. John’s at Clemson* VIRGINIA* GEORGE WASHINGTON at #1 Wake Forest RADFORD #10 MARYLAND* UMBC at #10 North Carolina* APPALACHIAN STATE at High Point at N.C. State* BOSTON COLLEGE* vs. N.C. State^

Home matches in ALL CAPS and BOLD * Atlantic Coast Conference match ^ Indicates ACC Tournament match

Result T, 2-2 (2OT) W, 2-1 (2OT) L, 1-4 W, 2-1 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 (2OT) L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 2-8 W, 1-0 L, 0-4 W, 2-1 (OT) L, 2-3 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 L, 1-3


2008 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Name GP-GS G A Pts Sh SOG YC-RC GW James Gilson 18-18 6 4 16 34 17 5-0 1 Emmanuel Akogyeram 17-11 6 1 13 30 20 2-1 0 Scott Dillie 18-12 4 0 8 17 8 5-0 1 Luiz Yamashita 18-11 2 3 7 18 4 3-0 1 Brendan Dunn 19-13 2 2 6 28 13 0-0 1 Hunter Cheatham 15-9 2 0 4 15 7 0-0 1 Clarke Bentley 19-11 0 3 3 15 4 0-0 0 Tobias Hottner 19-17 1 0 2 12 4 1-0 0 Philip Aseweh 12-6 1 0 2 5 3 0-0 0 Taylor Walsh 15-9 0 2 2 9 4 0-0 0 Craig Burnell 18-12 0 1 1 10 4 0-0 0 Demanya Dogbey 15-14 0 1 1 5 4 4-0 0 Terry Boland 13-4 0 1 1 3 0 1-0 0 Craig Brutus 10-7 0 0 0 6 2 0-0 0 Michael Breske 10-6 0 0 0 5 2 0-0 0 James Shupp 19-19 0 0 0 5 3 1-0 0 Jeremy Williams 9-8 0 0 0 3 1 2-0 0 John Snyder 9-2 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 Jan Hausfeld 6-5 0 0 0 1 0 1-1 0 Charlie Campbell 4-2 0 0 0 1 0 2-0 0 Stefan Caulfield 9-6 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 TECH 19 24 1 8 66 224 100 27-2 5 Opponents 19 47 40 134 275 149 20-1 13 Corner Kicks: Tech 90; Opponents 113 Fouls: Tech 187; Opponents 187 Attendance: Home - 10 matches, 834 average Road - 7 matches, 1,266 average; Neutral - 2 matches, 982 average

2008 GOALKEEPING STATISTICS Stefan Caulfield Thomas St.Germain Brendan Dunn Team TECH Opponents

GP GS Min. Saves GAA GA 8 6 528:38 34 2.21 13 9 7 730:00 43 2.47 20 6 6 509:31 22 2.47 14 0 0 0:00 3 0.00 0 19 19 1768:09 102 2.39 47 19 19 1768:09 76 1.22 24

SV% .723 .683 .611 1.000 .685 .760

Record 2 4 0 2 5 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 5 13 1 13 5 1

SHO 0 1 0 0 1 3

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Finally, Tech closed out the regular season with losses against N.C. State and Boston College, 2-0 and 2-1, respectively. The Hokies celebrated senior night against Boston College in their final home match on Nov. 7 and said goodbye to three leaders. Prior to the match, Dillie, Taylor Walsh and graduate student Demanya Dogbey were honored for the senior night festivities. Dillie ended his career at Tech appearing in 64 matches for the Hokies, starting in 22. The senior captain tallied four goals in the 2008 season to total 10 goals and 23 points in his career. Throughout this career, he was named to the ESPN The Magazine All-District III first and second team as well as the ACC’s All-Academic team in his sophomore, junior and senior years for his work on the field and in the classroom. Dogbey, who hails from Nima, Ghana, started in 14 matches and appeared in 15 in his first season with the Hokies. Dogbey registered his first start and posted his first point as a Hokie against ACC rival Duke on Sept. 12. Walsh, a defender from Roanoke, Va., started the first match of his career against Radford. The walk-on senior posted starts in eight games and played in 14, tallying two assists. Following senior day and the closure of the regular season, the Hokies got another chance against the Wolfpack on Nov. 11 for the first-round game of the ACC Championships in Cary, N.C. They were unable to put more than one goal on the board, falling to N.C. State, 3-1, and concluded their season. Cheatham registered his second goal of the year and the lone goal for the Hokies. Tech concluded the season with a 5-13-1 overall record, including six losses by a one-goal margin. They compiled an 0-8-0 record in ACC play. Gilson, the rising senior, sparked Tech with his solid play all season. The defender and midfielder, receiving ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III second-team honors, was deservingly recognized for his accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom. The junior from Greenwood Lake, N.Y, led the team in scoring, ripping the net six times, and posting four assists to total 16 points for the season, nearly tripling his total of five points his sophomore year. Gilson started in 18 matches while posting a team-high 34 shots and clocking 1,574 minutes for Tech. He is expected to be a key contributor for the 2009 season. Throughout the course of the 2008 season, the 11 Hokie newcomers combined to play in 109 games with 70 starts.

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VIRGINIA TECH vs. RANKED OPPONENTS hokie RECORDs vs. RANKED TEAMS since playing at Thompson Field

vs. Ranked Opponents

Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Totals

vs. Top 25 opp. 3-3-0 3-4-0 3-3-3 2-4-1 4-3-3 0-4-0 15-21-7

vs. Top 10 opp. 2-2-0 2-2-0 3-2-1 1-4-1 1-3-2 0-3-0 9-16-4

vs. No. 1 opp. 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-1-0 1-2-1

Note: The Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium was constructed in 2003. The playing field was renamed and dedicated as Thompson Field in 2008.

(Games played at Thompson Field)

Ranking Date Opp. VT Opponent Outcome Location Sept. 5, 2003 3 Wake Forest L, 0-1 Blacksburg, Va. Sept. 19, 2003 22 Dayton W, 2-0 Dayton, Ohio Sept. 28, 2003 10 Rutgers* W, 2-1 Blacksburg, Va. Oct. 18, 2003 6 25 St. Johns* W, 2-1 Blacksburg, Va. Oct. 25, 2003 15 18 Notre Dame* L, 1-2 (OT) Blacksburg, Va. Nov. 26, 2003 9 15 VCU† L, 2-5 Richmond, Va. Sept. 18, 2004 13 Penn State L, 1-2 (OT) State College, Pa. Oct. 3, 2004 23 Coastal Carolina W, 2-0 Clemson, S.C. Oct. 8, 2004 1 Duke** W, 1-0 Durham, N.C. Oct. 17, 2004 21 Maryland** L, 1-2 (OT) Blacksburg, Va. Oct. 26, 2004 9 Wake Forest** L, 0-2 Blacksburg, Va. Oct. 30, 2004 2 Virginia** W, 2-1 Blacksburg, Va. Nov. 10, 2004 5 Wake Forest L, 0-1 (OT) Cary, N.C. Sept. 16, 2005 19 Boston College** T, 1-1 (2OT) Blacksburg, Va. Sept. 20, 2005 7 Duke** T, 2-2 (2OT) Blacksburg, Va. Sept. 23, 2005 15 Wake Forest** L, 1-2 Winston-Salem, N.C. Oct. 8, 2005 4 North Carolina** W, 1-0 Chapel Hill, N.C. Oct. 15, 2005 7 23 NC State** W, 4-0 Blacksburg, Va. Oct. 29, 2005 5 12 Virginia** W, 2-1 (OT) Charlottesville, Va. Nov. 4, 2005 2 10 Maryland** L, 1-2 (2OT) Blacksburg, Va. Nov. 9, 2005 9 10 Duke! L, 0-2 Cary, N.C. Nov. 22, 2005 UNC Greensboro† T, 0-0 (2OT) Blacksburg, Va. 15 14 Sept. 1, 2006 13 12 St. John’s W, 2-1 Queens, N.Y. Sept. 12, 2006 3 15 Duke** T, 0-0 (2OT) Durham, N.C. Sept. 15, 2006 7 15 Wake Forest** L, 2-4 Blacksburg, Va. Sept. 29, 2006 5 North Carolina** L, 1-2 Blacksburg, Va. Oct. 14, 2006 3 Clemson** W, 5-2 Blacksburg, Va. Oct. 20, 2006 2 19 Virginia** L, 1-3 Blacksburg, Va. Oct. 27, 2006 6 25 Maryland** L, 1-2 College Park, Md. Sept. 14, 2007 23 19 Tulsa W, 3-2 Tulsa, Okla. Sept. 28, 2007 4 12 Virginia** T, 1-1 (2OT) Charlottesville, Va. Oct. 5, 2007 1 9 Wake Forest** T, 3-3 (2OT) Blacksburg, Va. Oct. 24, 2007 24 4 Duke** T, 1-1 (2OT) Durham, N.C. Nov. 9, 2007 8 4 Boston College** L, 1-3 Chestnut Hill, Mass. Nov. 14, 2007 19 8 Maryland‡ W, 3-0 College Park, Md. Nov. 16, 2007 6 8 Boston College‡ L, 1-3 Cary, N.C. Nov. 28, 2007 20 8 California† W, 3-2 Blacksburg, Va. Dec. 8, 2007 2 8 Connecticut† W, 1-0 Storrs, Conn. Dec. 14, 2007 3 8 Wake Forest† L, 0-2 Cary, N.C. Sep. 14, 2008 11 22 St. John’s L, 0-3 Queens, N.Y. Oct. 4, 2008 1 Wake Forest** L, 2-8 Winston-Salem, N.C. L, 0-4 Blacksburg, Va. Maryland** Oct. 10, 2008 10 Oct. 18, 2008 10 North Carolina** L, 2-3 Chapel Hill, N.C. * Denotes BIG EAST Conference game ** Denotes Atlantic Coast Conference game ‡ Denotes ACC Tournament game † Denotes NCAA Tournament game

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TOP CROWDS IN BLACKSBURG Since stadium completion in 2003

Date Attendance Opponent Oct. 20, 2006 2,711 Virginia OCT. 5, 2007 2,413 WAKE FOREST Nov. 4, 2005 2,412 Maryland Sep. 29, 2006 2,391 North Carolina OCT. 19, 2007 2,377 NORTH CAROLINA Sept. 15, 2006 2,319 Wake Forest Nov. 21, 2003 2,263 Clemson Sep. 12, 2008 1,791 duke Sep. 26, 2008 1,711 Virginia Oct. 30, 2004 1,503 Virginia

Top Crowds

ATTENDANCE numbers at the new stadium 2006 and 2007 marked record-high attendance numbers at Thompson Field. 2003- 724 2004- 588 2005- 876

2006- 1,469 2007- 1,661 2008- 834

In 2007, the Hokies drew a total attendance figure of 13,286 to their eight home games. The average of 1,661 fans per game ranked as the 15th-highest in all of NCAA Division I men’s soccer.

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THE 2009

Front (L to R): Emmanuel Akogyeram, Albert Alwang, Craig Burnell, James Shupp, Alexander Baden, Stefa

Middle (L to R): play-by-play announcer Jerry Massey, athletic communications contact Sarah Hurd, head coa Roman Pieroth, Koen Oost, Jeremy Williams, assistant coach Kevin Doyle, technical

Back (L to R): SAASS assistant director Mike Swanhart, student manager Matthew Beaton, strength and cond Gregory Cochrane, Patrick Ryan, Austin Stewart, Patrick Huang, video coordinator

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an Caulfield, Brendan Dunn, James Gilson, Charlie Campbell, Clarke Bentley, Evan Slusser, Antony Moulds

ach Mike Brizendine, assistant coach Patrick McSorley, John Snyder, Connor Coons, Luiz Yamashita, John Kot, l director Kip Brundage, student trainer Lauren Harber, student trainer Laura Burns

ditioning coach Terry Mitchell, Alistair Moore, David Fiorello, Collin McNew, Gregory Weimer, Robert Alberti, Jan Hausfeld, equipment manager Reuben Moguel, head trainer Jimmy Lawrence

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Athletic Success

ATHLETIC SUCCESS

The Hokies have seen their success and visibility grow immensely over the past few years. For the ever-growing legion of Tech fans, the most exciting part is that the future looks even brighter. On July 1, 2004, Virginia Tech officially became a member of the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference - a move that has already helped the Hokie athletics program grow even stronger. Tech competes at the Division I level of the NCAA, and with a total of 21 varsity sports, 11 for men and 10 for women, Virginia Tech provides generous opportunities for athletes (and fans) to get in the Hokie huddle. Tech’s nationally known football team has had unprecedented success over the past decade. The Hokies have played in 16 consecutive bowl games. Last year, the Hokies won 10 games including the FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami over the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Tech football team captured the ACC Championship last year for a second straight time – and third overall – after taking the title in 2004, its inaugural season in the league. The football program finished with 10 wins for the fifth straight season. The Hokies also won BIG EAST Championships in 1995, 1996 and 1999 and played for the National Championship in the 2000 Nokia Sugar Bowl. The women’s basketball team has advanced to the postseason 12 times in the past 16 years. The men’s basketball team competed in the NIT in 2007 and 2008 and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals in 2008. The women’s track team captured the ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2007 and 2008, while the men’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season for the third-straight year. In the fall of 2007, the men’s soccer program had its most successful season ever by advancing to the NCAA College Cup. The softball team advanced to the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive season and made its first-ever appearance at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla., led by National Player of the year, Angela Tincher. Additionally, the softball squad won both the 2007 ACC regular season and tournament titles and also captured the 2008 tournament crown. The women’s soccer team reached the postseason for the first time in its history during 2004 and earned the ACC Sportsmanship Award in 2005. The Hokies then returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2008. In 2001, the Hokie golf team won a nation’s best six tournaments, including the BIG EAST Golf Championship, and went on to record an eighth place finish at the 2001 NCAA Golf Championship. In 2007, the Hokies tied for the ACC tournament title and last year advanced to the NCAA Regionals once again as senior standout Drew Weaver was named First Team All-Conference. The wrestling program had its share of inspiring victories, knocking off

The women’s soccer team returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 after reaching the postseason for the first time in 2004.

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Marcel Lomnicky earned a national title in the hammer throw and All-America honors in the weight throw during the 2008-09 season.

nationally ranked opponents, including No. 17 Michigan in Ann Arbor and No. 6 Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant. It sent a school-record eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championships and finished 15th in the country as a dual meet team. Many individuals within the athletic programs have also participated in NCAA postseason competition in recent years, including Hokies from wrestling, tennis, swimming, golf, cross country and track and field. Cross country runner Tasmin Fanning earned All-America honors for the second straight year in 2008, claiming third place in the nation’s biggest race and earning the highest finish for a Tech runner in program history. In 2005, Spyridon Jullien won NCAA titles in the indoor weight throw and the outdoor hammer throw, bringing the school its first-ever NCAA Championship in any sport. During Jullien’s senior year, he again won the weight throw during the indoor season and captured the hammer throw title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. To follow up, Marcel Lomnicky took home a national title in the hammer throw event at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a throw of 235 feet, 6 inches. He also won two ACC titles and an NCAA East Regional crown and earned All-America honors in the weight throw event at the NCAA indoor championship meet. In other 2009 track and field accomplishments, Queen Harrison, who participated in the 2008 Olympic Games, was named the ACC Women’s Performer of the Year after winning ACC crowns in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles at the outdoor conference meet. Will Mulherin and Abby Schaffer both captured ACC Freshman of the Year awards, as Mulherin took gold in the 5,000-meters at the outdoor championships while Schaffer won the women’s pole vault title at the indoor championships with a clearance of 13-05.25, the 15th-best height in the nation. Men’s swimmer, Kaan Tayla, the 2008 ACC champion in the men’s 50- and 100-freestyle, was named to the Turkish Olympic Swimming and Diving team and competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Tayla was the 2007 Turkish National Champion in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter freestyle events. Prior to joining the ACC, Virginia Tech was a charter member of the BIG EAST Football Conference since 1991, and a member of the BIG EAST in all other sports except wrestling from 2001 to 2004.


The Hokie football team celebrates after winning its second-straight ACC Championship title in 2008.

The men’s basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT in 2008.

Athletic Success

Tasmin Fanning earned All-America honors in cross countr y for the second-straight year in 2008, finishing third in the nation’s biggest race and claiming the highest finish in program histor y.

Tech’s wrestling program sent a school-record eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championships and finished 15th in the country as a dual meet team.

Tech’s softball coach Sco t Thomas earned his 500 th win with the program with a three- game sweep of Boston College in 2009.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES Thompson Field Among the NCAA’s Finest

Athletic Facilities

In 2003, the Hokies began playing at Thompson Field. Located in the center of the Virginia Tech athletics complex, the facility has become one of the finest places to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In their first six seasons of play at the stadium, the Hokies have posted an overall mark of 30-179 (.616). Tech has hosted four NCAA Tournament matches, with two games played in the 2007 season. On October 20, 2006, Virginia Tech set a new attendance record of 2,711 fans in a match

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against ACC and in-state rival Virginia. The bluegrass playing surface measures approximately 75 by 120 yards. The field is equipped with an underground irrigation system so the pitch can be drained and ready to play in rapid time. The wireless scoreboard allows fans to have a full score update, while a permanent Hubble lighting system allows for night games. One of the finest facilities in the conference for spectators, the stadium features approximately 2,028 bench-back seats, where each fan has an unobstructed view of the playing surface. Spacious

area around the field allows for nearly 1,500 additional fans to watch the games. During the summer of 2008, a new game operations center was erected atop the stadium. The approximately 900-square foot facility enhances the continued growth of the stadium. The center includes two dedicated broadcast booths, two covered areas available to broadcast and videographers’ cameras and a large working area for media covering the Hokies. The climatecontrolled facility contains a state-of-the-art sound system and Ethernet capability. The Internet-ready facility allows Tech’s official athletic Web site, hokiesports.com, to originate live audio broadcasts and live stats of the Hokies’ matches from the press box. Between each team’s bench area is the Sandy D. Thompson Press Box. Formerly the press operations center for the field, the facility is now used as a half-time room for game officials and as an auxiliary area for press and game operations.

Thompson Field and the practice fields are set in the middle of the athletics complex.

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66,233-seat Lane Stadium

The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech

Cassell Coliseum

English Field

Rector Field House provides an excellent place for Tech’s athletic teams to practice indoors during inclement weather.

Tech Softball Park

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We Are Virginia Tech

We Are Virginia Tech A Proud University Inventing the Future Beginning in 1872 with 132 students and two programs of study, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, has evolved into a comprehensive university of national and international prominence. With about 27,500 students in Blacksburg and about 2,500 other students statewide, the university produces world-class scholarship in a challenging academic environment. University tradition is firmly rooted in its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and its historic land-grant mission is brought to life through learning, discovery and engagement.

Virginia Tech ranks 42nd among research universities in the United States. The university, which has more than 100 research centers, also consistently ranks among the top institutions in industry-supported research and near the top 10 in the number of patents issued each year. The university’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty and motivated students are involved in more than 3,500 research projects in fields ranging from biotechnology to materials, from the environment and energy to food and human health and from transportation to computing information.

Learning

Engagement

Virginia Tech’s challenging academic standards attract high-achieving students. Nine colleges (Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, Natural Resources, Pamplin Business, Science, The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine) and Graduate School offer more degree programs – approximately 200 – than any other university in the state. More than 85 percent of departments offer e-learning courses, which have attracted more than 100,000 enrollments since 1998. During this time, more than 700 different faculty members have offered more than 3,500 different courses.

Discovery

The university’s groundbreaking research transforms lives and communities. With annual research expenditures of nearly $373 million,

As part of Virginia Tech's outreach mission and in adherence to its motto, the university serves and engages the citizens of the commonwealth, the nation, and the world. Virginia Tech is involved in a multitude of economic and community development projects. These efforts focus on education and the dissemination of knowledge to the global society in which we live. Professionals, organizations and communities tap Virginia Tech’s vast resources, expertise, and research results through hundreds of continuing and professional education programs and five campus centers located throughout the commonwealth. Virginia Tech has a long history of providing innovative distance-learning techniques to meet the various needs of working adults and other nontraditional students. The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center on campus and The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, both owned by

Beautiful Burruss Hall, located at the center of the Drillfield, houses the university’s administration offices as well as undergraduate admissions.

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At a Glance • Located in Blacksburg, Virginia • Nine colleges and Graduate School • 60 bachelor’s degree programs • Approximately 140 master’s and doctoral degree programs • About 30,000 students, most full-time • 16:1 student-faculty ratio • Main campus includes more than 125 buildings, 2,600 acres and an airport • Computing and communications complex for worldwide information access • Ranks 42nd in university research expenditures in the United States • Has adjacent Corporate Research Center • Medical school located in Roanoke, Virginia Virginia Tech, support the university’s outreach mission by working with faculty to plan and host conferences and continuing education and professional programs. Virginia Tech manages more than $40 million in funded economic development projects in 44 countries and encourages faculty members to develop global course content and study abroad opportunities for students. In 2007-08, more than 2,150 students from more than 100 foreign countries studied at Tech, while more than 1,000 Virginia Tech students studied abroad. Virginia Cooperative Extension, operated jointly by Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, has been helping people improve their economic, cultural and social well being for nearly a century. With 107 city/county offices, tens of thousands of volunteers, and programs across the state, Extension reaches and teaches millions of Virginians annually.


Interesting Facts & Figures

Most buildings, new and old, on the Virginia Tech campus are made of Hokie Stone, a limestone found in the local area.

We Are Virginia Tech

War Memorial Chapel over looks the drill field in the cent of campus.

• The university’s annual budget is about $1.02 billion. • Virginia Tech has more than 200,000 living alumni from every state and about 100 countries. • All campus facilities, including residence halls, have high-speed connections to voice, data and video communications. • Virginia Tech is one of three public universities in the country that offers the combined advantages of a military-style leadership development program – here it is through the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets – and a traditional academic and social life. • U.S. News & World Report ranks Virginia Tech 30th among national public universities. Of all universities – public or private – it ranks Tech 71st. • Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine ranks Virginia Tech 15th among public colleges and universities that offer a first-class educational experience at a bargain price. • The National Science Foundation ranks Virginia Tech 6th in the nation for its agricultural and natural resources research expenditures. • The university’s undergraduate engineering program is 14th among the nation’s engineering schools and eighth among public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Eight of the college’s undergraduate programs rank in the top 25. • U.S. News & World Report ranks the College of Engineering’s graduate program 27th nationally, with four individual programs in the top 10. • The Pamplin College of Business undergraduate program was ranked 43rd in the nation and 24th among public schools by U.S. News & World Report. • Virginia Tech consistently ranks among the top 15 schools in the nation in number of patents received. • DesignIntelligence ranks Virginia Tech’s undergraduate architecture program first in North America. It also ranks the university’s undergraduate interior design program fifth in the nation. In addition, it ranks the graduate architecture program 10th in the nation and the graduate interior design program fifth. • The university’s forestry program is top-ranked in North America, according to a study conducted by Auburn University.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Mike Swanhart

Assistant Director SAASS Swanhart begins his second year with the Hokies as an assistant director for the men’s soccer program. Prior to joining Tech, Swanhart spent a year and a half at Florida Atlantic in a similar role. Swanhart c o m p l e t e d h i s ma s t e r ’ s degree at Barry University in sports management, while receiving his undergraduate degree at Rowan University in communications. He currently works with the Hokie men’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and softball teams.

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The success of Virginia Tech’s men’s soccer program rests largely on the academic progress of each student-athlete. The academic performance of Tech student-athletes has improved each year due in part to the Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS). In addition to posting impressive graduation figures, current Virginia Tech student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. For the 2008 calendar year, well over 300 3.0 GPA’s were earned by student-athletes, student trainers, student managers, cheerleaders and HighTechs. These student-athletes and students from support areas were recognized at the Athletic Director’s Honors Breakfast last spring. The Virginia Tech graduation rate for student-athletes has also risen significantly in recent years and was a school-best 76 percent for 2007. This marked the fourth time in six years that Virginia Tech’s studentathlete graduation rate has been 70 percent or better. Student-athletes are the most visible student component of a university. They entertain thousands of fans, students and alumni. Their athletic abilities and achievements are the primary focus for national media attention. Athletic events bring back not only faithful alumni, but are a welcome mat for potential new students. Student-athletes devote many hours to practice, conditioning and training that are not required of all students. Due to their time commitment and their high visibility, it is an obligation and in the best interest of the university to supply these students with services which will allow them to maximize their academic potential. Whether in the classroom or on the field, expectations placed on Virginia Tech student-athletes remain consistently high year after year. In collaboration with the Tech Athletics Department, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS), under director Jermaine Holmes, works tirelessly to help Hokie student-athletes achieve their full potential, both on and off the field. Services available include tutors, study assistance, computer and technology aid as well as individual skill development programs. In addition, SAASS integrates its services


with those of the Virginia Tech community, assisting students in arranging appointments with various University departments, such as their academic advisors, the Registrar, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, dean’s offices, Career Services, Cook Counseling Center, Cranwell International Center and the Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence. The department is committed to providing a comprehensive academic and personal development program for student-athletes, offering academic counseling in combination with university academic advising to ensure students receive a complete system of support. Each team at Virginia Tech is assigned an academic counselor to coordinate individualized support efforts for every team member. Together, SAASS department members assist approximately 500 student-athletes in all areas of academic assistance, from freshman orientation to course selection to career counseling and planning. In addition, student-athletes have access to the department’s spacious facilities, located in the West Side of Lane Stadium. Opened during the 200607 academic year, the SAASS suite, located in the Quillen Family Academic Center, features 18 private tutor rooms, a state-of-the art classroom, a 36-station computer lab with printer access, a conference room, three quiet areas for reading and studying and a reference library. The office is available between classes, after practice and in the evenings, while hours of operation are flexible and may be tailored to maximize the student-athlete’s limited time. The collection of SAASS programs housed in Lane Stadium guarantees that all student-athletes, regardless of their personal backgrounds, talents and interests, achieve success during their time at Virginia Tech.

SAASS Mission and Programs

Virginia Tech Student-Athlete Academic Support Services is committed to providing comprehensive programming, consistent with University and NCAA policies, aimed at enhancing each student-athlete’s educational experience.

Available Academic Services: Athletic Transitions

Freshman student-athletes – A required course designed to ease the transition from high school to college.

Orientation

Freshman and transfer student-athletes – SAASS schedules team and individual sessions to acclimate new students to Virginia Tech.

Tutoring

All student-athletes – Individual and group tutoring appointments are available on-site.

Academic Progress

Freshman and transfer student-athletes – Professors send academic progress reports to his/her athletic advisors twice a semester.

SAASS Computer Lab

All student-athletes – The lab features computer and printer access conveniently located in Lane Stadium.

Academic Recognition

Qualified student-athletes – SAASS recognizes each student-athlete with a GPA of 3.0 and above at the end of each semester on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Freshman student-athletes and upperclassmen with a GPA below the team requirement – Study Hall is mandatory for all freshmen, transfers and currently-enrolled students with an overall GPA below 2.30.

Advising/Counseling

All student-athletes – SAASS works closely with each student’s academic advisor within the college of their major.

Academic and Athletic Eligibility

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Study Hall

All student-athletes – The department monitors each student-athlete’s academic record to ensure that they are making progress toward their degree.

Computer Services Department All students at Virginia Tech are required to own a computer and the Athletics Department helps scholarship student-athletes fulfill this requirement by providing state-of-the-art laptops equipped with the most up-to-date software. Under the direction of Tech graduates Tommy Regan and Chris Mayer, the information technology office is committed to providing student-athletes with the best possible academic resources available, procuring laptops for athletes, while also addressing the technological needs of all Hokie student-athletes and the entire Athletics Department staff.

Tommy Regan

Director of Information Technology

Chris Mayer

Computer Technician

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ATHLETICS OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE At Virginia Tech, student-athletes don’t just play sports. With help from the Athletics Office of Student Life, Hokie student-athletes work outside the athletic arena to develop into community assets and responsible adults. Inspired by the NCAA/CHAMPS (Changing Athletes’ Minds for Personal Success) Life Skills Program, the Athletics Office of Student Life creates programs designed to enhance studentathletes in five areas of commitment: athletic excellence, academic excellence, personal and leadership development, community service and career development. The program has been previously honored for its commitment to serving the good of the student-athletes by the Division I-A Athletic Director’s Association as a program of excellence. Led by the Virginia Tech Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Hokie student-athletes volunteered countless hours in the local community last year. In addition, over 300 Virginia Tech student-athletes earned a 3.00 grade point average during one or both semesters. The accomplishments in the classroom and the community are all the more impressive given the Hokie student-athletes’ success in the 20082009 season. The office is under the guidance of Assistant Athletics Director for Student Life Reyna Gilbert. She is assisted by Student Services Coordinator Danny White.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of studentathletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Two members of each sports team serve on SAAC each academic year and meet twice a month to discuss issues and concerns regarding their sports, department of athletics, ACC and NCAA legislation. The leadership team during 2008-2009 was Beth Walker (softball) – president; Preston Lemon (men’s tennis) – vice president; and Brittany Pryor (track and field) – secretary. Each year, SAAC sponsors a canned food drive during the basketball season.

Personal Development

The Office of Student Life aims to help student-athletes lead balanced lifestyles, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth and decisionmaking skills. To do so, each team attends two personal development workshops during the year. The workshops educate them in healthy living, service learning, career development, diversity and life skills. This summer, the NCAA hosted the National Student-Athlete Development Conference in Orlando, Fla. Senior football player Kenny Lewis, Jr., was chosen to represent Virginia Tech at the conference. While working on important leadership, communication and problem-solving skills, Lewis and some 700 other student-athletes were given an open forum to discuss issues on their campuses and in their communities. Lewis plans to share his experience with his teammates and serve as a resource for fellow student-athletes after his return to Blacksburg in the fall.

Career Development

Virginia Tech student-athletes savor their collegiate athletic experiences with the understanding that upon graduation, they will need to secure a job. The Student Life Office worked with Becca Scott in the Virginia Tech Career Services Center to create programs designed to teach student-athletes why they are much sought after for their transferable skills (resiliency, time management, teamwork, competitiveness and ambition).

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Reyna Gilbert

Assistant Athletics Director for Student Life Reyna Gilbert is in her second year at Virginia Tech. As assistant athletics director for student life, she develops programs geared to enhance studentathletes’ personal development, career awareness and community service endeavors. This includes coordinating each team’s philanthropic projects as part of the “Hokies with Heart” program, working with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and nominating student-athletes for academic awards. She also helps plan the yearly Athletics Director Honor Breakfast and the All Sports Banquet. Before joining the Hokies, Gilbert served as the compliance coordinator and CHAMPS/Life Skills coordinator at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. In 2005, she was also the coordinator of athletic academic services. Prior to NSU, Gilbert served as an academic advisor at the University of Central Florida. In 2001, Gilbert graduated with a degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University, where she lettered all four years on the women’s gymnastics team and was named MVP her senior year. She received her master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology with a minor in counseling from Ball State University in 2004. A native of Orlando, Fla., Gilbert currently lives in Blacksburg. Student-athletes have access to several career development programs. Men’s soccer player Charlie Campbell, for example, was chosen among forty studentathletes across the country to participate in the first annual Student-Athlete Development Coaches Forum. The forum aims to educate future coaches in areas from program development to budgeting and athlete well-being to diversity.

Academic Excellence

The Virginia Tech Athletics Office of Student Life is responsible for nominating
student-athletes for academic honors and awards. Athletes are nominated for
on-campus, Atlantic Coast Conference and national awards. Student-athletes with
a 3.0 GPA are rewarded each semester by being honored on the Athletic Director’s
Honor Roll. In 2008-2009, 342 student-athletes were named to this prestigious
list. Pedro Graber (men’s tennis) and Kelly Phillips (women’s track and field) received the Skelton Award for Academic Excellence in Athletics. The award is given to one male and one female student-athlete who demonstrate leadership, outstanding academic excellence and community involvement. The recipients of the award each receive a $5,000 scholarship donated by the late Dr. Bill Skelton and his wife Peggy.

Community Outreach

Virginia Tech student-athletes are involved more than ever in the local community. Having volunteered many hours in the schools, community groups and hospitals, student-athletes are setting a high precedent for all involved with the program. Under the “Hokies with Heart” umbrella, each sports team has a community partner with which they volunteer their time. During the season they also host a home match to honor the partnership program. Each athletic team at Virginia Tech is encouraged to select one local charity on which to focus their philanthropic efforts throughout the year. The men’s soccer team works with the Adopt-a-Highway program, picking up trash four times per year on 460 West.


The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team hosts the annual Virginia Tech World Cup event in conjunction with the Cramwell International Center on campus to help promote diversity through soccer.

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(left) The 2009 Hokies participating in the “Adopt a Highway” program, where they pick up trash in local areas several times throughout the year.

The Hokies, shown here with the NRUSA Soccer Club, volunteer with various local soccer clubs and teams in the community to help spread their passion and knowledge of soccer.

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The Sports Medicine Department at Virginia Tech is constantly evolving to incorporate new ideas utilizing state-of-the-art resources for the betterment of all Hokie student-athletes. Under the leadership of Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Training, Mike Goforth, the department is constantly improving and developing new strategies to provide the most current and comprehensive care. Their team of certified athletic trainers, orthopaedic surgeons, Board Certified primary care physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, massage therapists and orthotists are available on site to manage the health care needs of Tech athletes. The staff continually looks for ways to enhance the services provided for their athletes as evidenced by its participation in local and national projects pertaining to related topics such as concussion management, prevention of antibiotic resistant types of staph infection, high ankle sprains and collegiate health care management strategies. Tech is entering its ninth full year in the 4,300-square-foot Eddie Ferrell Memorial Training Room, which consolidated the training rooms that existed in the Merryman Center and Cassell Coliseum. The facility gives the training staff a centralized area to care for the needs of all Virginia Tech student-athletes. There is topof-the-line equipment and a unique style of architecture, developed by Glenn Reynolds, AIA and Larry Perry as the consulting engineer. The Ferrell Training Room nearly doubled the size of the former Merryman Center facility. Tech now has more than 10,000 square feet dedicated to sports medicine, placing in the top five percent nationally. The $10 million Merryman Center includes 2,400 square feet of medical space and a physician’s suite. The suite is equipped with a new state-of-the-art X-ray system, a fluoroscopy unit and a minor procedure room. The training room also has offices for the staff, dozens of training tables, two cold tubs, whirlpools, an underwater treadmill, a Biodex System 3 and various other pieces of rehabilitation equipment and treatment modalities. Research is also considered to be instrumental to the sports medicine department. The department has participated in several projects with the engineering department and school of education, respectively. In conjunction with the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and other research departments at Tech, the Sports Medicine Department has initiated several research projects focusing on head injuries, ankle injuries and the treatment of lower back conditions. The sports medicine staff takes great pride in treating the athletes year-round. Special attention is paid to off-season activity. During this time, the staff will analyze past injury data from each participant and construct a preventative program that is followed over a nine-week period between the end of the season and the beginning of spring practice. This same procedure is followed during the summer. Tech also maintains a special relationship

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Jimmy Lawrence Athletic Trainer

Athletic trainer Jimmy Lawrence has earned respect and popularity through his outstanding work with Virginia Tech student-athletes over the past 30 years. Lawrence, who is certified by the National Athletic Trainer's Association, began working at Tech in 1979 as a graduate assistant trainer for football, basketball, baseball and wrestling. He was promoted to assistant trainer in 1981 and coordinated the training duties for all men’s sports except football for 19 seasons. Lawrence is beginning his sixth full-time season with the men’s soccer program. During his time at Tech, he has supervised a graduate assistant or student trainer with the soccer team for 25 seasons. While working with the team, Lawrence provides daily practice coverage. He also assists the team with injury prevention and helps the student-athletes with injuries. A native of Elliston, Va., Lawrence received his bachelor’s in health and physical education from Emory & Henry in 1979 and a Master’s in physical education from Tech in 1981. As an undergraduate, he worked for four years as a student trainer. Lawrence is married to Peg Morse and resides in Prices Fork, Va.

Lawrence cares for Evan Slusser's ankle in the training room.


with Montgomery Regional Hospital, as it is the choice for state-of-the-art equipment to perform surgeries, diagnostic imaging and processing of laboratory requests. A vital part of student-athlete medical services is access to the Montgomery Regional Hospital’s SWVA Center for Orthopaedics and Schiffert Student Health Center. Both facilities are staffed with qualified physicians and staff and feature a wide variety of technologies designed to increase the level of care available to athletes. If physical therapy is needed, student-athletes can be seen by physical therapists Mark Piechoski and Katie Burns in the Ferrell Training Room. Piechoski, a certified athletic trainer, physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist, plays a large role in the overall program developed to return an injured athlete back to 100 percent. In addition, staff sport psychologist Dr. Gary Bennett is available to all studentathletes for personal and performance issues. Jimmy Lawrence, a 30-year veteran in the athletic department, begins his sixth season as the men’s soccer trainer, after taking over those duties mid-season five years ago. He has been the baseball athletic trainer for 30 years and will be assisted by several graduate assistants and student trainers.

Dr. Mark Rogers

Primary Care Physician Dr. Mark Rogers is in his third year as team primary care physician for the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team. He joins the Hokies after recently completing his primary care sports medicine fellowship through Virginia Tech and the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Prior to coming to Blacksburg, he graduated with an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, followed by a master's in health care ethics from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He received his osteopathic medical degree from Des Moines University and went on to complete his family medicine residency at The University of North Carolina, where he was chief resident. Rogers is also an associate professor at VCOM and is practicing in the community at Academic Primary Care Associates. Dr. Rogers, his wife Krista and their son, Connor, live in Blacksburg.

Laura Burns works with a men's soccer player after practice.

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Lauren Harber provides care to freshman Austin Stewart.

Lauren Harber & Laura Burns Student Trainers

Lauren Harber and Laura Burns will be assisting the men’s soccer team this fall. Harber, a senior at Virginia Tech enrolled in biology and psychology, will be working with the team for her secondstraight season. Burns, a junior majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise and minoring in psychology, will join the Hokies for her first year. Harber is from Dryden, Va., while Burns hails from Louisa, Va.

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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE There's much more to athletic performance than weight training. Always striving to stay on the cutting edge, Virginia Tech has combined strength and conditioning with nutrition and sport psychology to the benefit of its student-athletes. At Tech, these areas are part of the student-athletes’ preparation – not just for game day, but also for life. Virginia Tech tries to provide the best services, facilities and support staff for all of its student-athletes, to make them better athletes and better people.

Terry Mitchell

Assistant Director for Strength & Conditioning

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Terry Mitchell, the assistant director for strength and conditioning, is in his eighth year working with the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team. A graduate of Lee University, Mitchell earned his master’s in community health promotions from Virginia Tech in 2004. He is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist and holds various certifications from U.S. Weightlifting and the Cooper Institute. In the offseason, the team will have three strength sessions per week and, on alternate days, will condition or practice. Each strength workout consists of dynamic flexibility, speed, agility, strength training and mobility work. Mitchell uses an integrated approach in-season, where each training session involves some aspect of the components so players will not lose the benefits of off-season training. Mitchell’s experience with professional baseball and personal training allow him to implement functional training that meets the demands of soccer. Mitchell is a national level powerlifter and frequently competes in competitions along the East coast. He currently holds the drug free, Master’s national and world record in the bench press event, which he set at the American Powerlifting Federation nationals in April 2006 with a lift of 529 pounds. He also placed second in the Master’s division 220-pound weight class for the combined powerlifting competition that consists of the squat, bench and deadlift totals combined. Mitchell is married to the former Terri Thompson, who serves as assistant vice president and controller for the Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.

Strength & Conditioning

One of the most important aspects of a successful college soccer program is its strength and conditioning program. Before the lights ever come on, before the players run onto the field for the first game and before the first goal is ever scored, college soccer players work on getting themselves physically prepared for the rigors of a five-month season. Thanks to the direction of Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance Mike Gentry, the Virginia Tech strength and conditioning program is among the best in the nation, helping to make the soccer program one of the best as well. Tech soccer players train in the Jim “Bulldog” Haren Weight Room. Located in Jamerson Athletic Center, the 5,000-square foot weight room was officially dedicated in September 1985 to Haren, a former Hokie player and long-time supporter of the Virginia Tech Athletics Department. With the two facilities, the Hokies have more than 22,000-square feet of strength and conditioning training space. Assisting Gentry this year are five full-time assistant strength and conditioning coaches. Terry Mitchell is the director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports. Antony Moulds works out in the weight room.

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Sports Nutrition

Amy Freel

Sports Nutritionist Amy Freel enters her eighth year as the sports nutritionist in the Virginia Tech Athletics Department. Prior to serving as the nutritionist, she served as the coordinator of student life for a little more than two years. In 2005, she was named the Young Dietitian of the Year by the Virginia Dietetic Association for her work as the nutritionist in the Tech athletics department. Freel, a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., received her undergraduate degree in dietetics in 1996 from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., while competing in gymnastics for four years. She became a registered dietitian in 1997 and earned her master’s degree in dietetics from Ball State in 1998. After graduation, Freel served as a clinical dietitian at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center for a year-and-a-half before coming to Tech in September of 1999. She became the full-time director of sports nutrition in July 2002. Freel and her husband Mike, who live in Blacksburg, have four children: Ben (8), Matt (7), Ashley (3) and Luke (1).

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Eating healthy and choosing nutritious diets are important aspects of a Virginia Tech soccer player’s life and that’s why in July 2002, the athletics department implemented the sports nutrition program. Amy Freel serves as the director. Freel, who is one of 16 full-time college dietitians in the country, also serves on the nutrition and performance committee with Dr. Gary Bennett. Freel works individually with student-athletes to provide them with information they need on their diet. She provides individual players with diet counseling on issues such as gaining lean muscle mass, losing body fat, and eating choices to improve performance. She also designs preseason menus, snacks and training table menus for the soccer team. “It is extremely beneficial for our student-athletes to have nutrition education and counseling available to them in order for them to remain successful in their sports and outside of athletics,” Freel said. “The individualized nutrition education allows the athletes and me to get very specific on their nutritional, personal and sport-specific goals.” The sports nutritionist works with the “Training Edge,” a dining option for health-conscious students and athletes, to design menus for training tables and daily menu selections. Also in July 2002, the Virginia Tech Athletics Department purchased the Bod Pod body composition system. Tech is one of a handful of college athletic departments using this type of technology. The Bod Pod is found in many professional training facilities, such as the NFL and Major League Baseball. It accurately measures body composition (percent of body fat, lean muscle mass and fat mass) through air displacement within five minutes. Research has shown that an increase in lean muscle mass will increase athletic performance. The sports nutrition program has helped countless Tech athletes maximize their athletic performance.

Amy Freel uses the Bod Pod to measure the body fat percentage of James Shupp.

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Sport Psychology Helping Student-Athletes in All Aspects of Their Lives Dr. Gary Bennett

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Sport Psychologist

Dr. Gary Bennett is in his 10th year as the sport psychologist for the Virginia Tech Athletics Department. The Lexington, Ky., native began working at Virginia Tech in 1995 at the Cook Counseling Center. In addition to seeing students in therapy, Bennett has taught and supervised pre-doctoral level interns. In athletics, Bennett also serves on the committees for nutrition, performance and substance abuse; and the planning committee for the “Summit for Student-Athlete Success” events. The 49-year-old also does work with various teams in the area of performance enhancement. Bennett received a B.A., in English from Centre (Ky.) College in 1981, where he played baseball. He was awarded a master’s in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Kentucky in 1988 and received a Ph.D., in counseling psychology from UK in 1995. Bennett is licensed as a clinical psychologist and has additional training in sport psychology. He is a member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, as well as the American Psychological Association’s Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology). Bennett lives in Blacksburg and enjoys playing golf and basketball, as well as hiking and skiing, in his spare time.

Virginia Tech offers another important service to all of its student-athletes – sport psychology. Dr. Gary Bennett coordinates the sport psychology department, which offers psychological and performance enhancement services for student-athletes. Bennett also works closely with the Cook Counseling Center. Bennett meets with student-athletes on an individual basis for personal counseling and to discuss the mental aspects of the game. He also works on team building, communication and performance enhancement. Mike Gentry, assistant AD for athletic performance, said, “I’ve always felt that (sport psychology) was an important element. We want to be a holistic model of an athletics department, and we wanted to and needed to include sport psychology in that model.” “We try to address all the various factors that affect student-athletes’ performance on and off the field,” Bennett said. “We believe we can help athletes perform better by addressing those concerns.” The sport psychology department also offers an injury group to afford injured athletes the opportunity to meet with other injured athletes and talk about their recovery process. Injured athletes may also meet individually with the sport psychologist. On average, Bennett conducts 30 individual sessions per week and meets weekly with teams as the need arises. One of the sport psychology resources is the Dynavision 2000, a unique conditioning and training program designed to increase focus and concentration, improve coordination and visuomotor reactions and increase peripheral awareness. Virginia Tech is privileged to be one of only a handful of schools with this cutting-edge technology. The response to the sport psychology program has been positive. The student-athletes are very receptive to the services offered by the doctors. The sport psychology office reaches out to athletes who may not have considered going to the counseling service that is offered to all students at Virginia Tech.

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While Virginia Tech is second to none at developing the physical aspect of a student-athlete, Dr. Gary Bennett adds the mental and psychological edge needed to make a well-rounded competitor.

“It is a great resource for our coaches and our athletes,” Gentry said. “We’ve improved a lot in areas of strength and conditioning, nutrition and in sport psychology. It’s all about becoming a well-rounded athletic program and helping student-athletes. We want to give them all the resources we can, to put them in a position to be successful.”


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Tim East Associate A.D., External Affairs

Mike Gentry Assistant A.D., Athletic Performance

Reyna Gilbert Assistant A.D., Student Life

Mike Goforth Assistant A.D., Athletic Training

Lisa Rudd Assistant A.D., Financial Affairs

Dave Smith Assistant A.D., Athletics Communications

Sandy Smith Assistant A.D., Ticketing Services

Tom Gabbard Associate A.D., Internal Affairs

Chris Helms Associate A.D., for Olympic Sports

Jon Jaudon Associate A.D., Administration

John Ballein Associate A.D., Football Operations

Lu Merritt Pam Linkous Jermaine Holmes Tim Parker Director of Student-Athlete Human Resources Director of Development Senior Assistant A.D., for Intercollegiate Athletics Manager Academic Support Services Compliance

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Jeremy Wells Assistant A.D., Marketing & Promotions

Russ Whitenack Director of the Monogram Club

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What Is a Hokie?

That’s a frequently asked question in Virginia Tech athletics, and the answer leads all the way back to 1896 when Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College changed its name to Virginia Polytechnic Institute. With the change came the necessity for writing a new cheer, and a contest for that purpose was held by the student body. Senior O.M. Stull won first prize for his “Hokie” yell which is still used today. Later, when asked if “Hokie” had any special meaning, Stull explained the

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word was solely the product of his imagination and was used only as an attention-getter for his yell. It soon became a nickname for all Virginia Tech teams and those people loyal to Tech athletics. The official school colors – Chicago maroon and burnt orange – also were introduced in 1896. They were chosen because they made a “unique combination” not worn elsewhere at the time.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 37 seasons of varsity men’s soccer

••••• 1972 ••••• 2-4-3 Head Coach: George Snead Oct. 3 at VMI W, 7-1 Oct. 6 at Old Dominion T, 2-2 Oct. 13 George Mason T, 1-1 Oct. 18 at Lynchburg L, 1-3 Oct. 21 Eastern Mennonite L, 1-2 Oct. 25 at University of Charleston W, 2-1 Oct. 29 James Madison L, 0-3 Nov. 6 Roanoke College T, 2-2 Nov. 9 at Washington & Lee L, 1-4

History and Records

••••• 1973 ••••• 4-3-3 Head Coach: George Snead Sep. 26 at Hampden-Sydney W, 4-2 Sep. 29 VMI W, 5-2 Oct. 4 Old Dominion T, 1-1 Oct. 12 at North Carolina L, 0-5 Oct. 16 at Eastern Mennonite T, 0-0 Oct. 22 University of Charleston W, 7-0 Oct. 27 at James Madison T, 1-1 Nov. 2 Lynchburg L, 1-3 Nov. 7 Washington & Lee L, 1-2 Nov. 10 at Roanoke College W, 5-2

Oct. 4 Oct. 8 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 22 Oct. 27 Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 9

••••• 1974 ••••• 5-6 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet at Navy L, 0-5 VMI W, 4-1 at North Carolina L, 0-1 at Duke L, 0-1 Eastern Mennonite W, 2-0 at Washington & Lee W, 5-1 at University of Charleston W, 3-1 James Madison L, 1-3 Hampden-Sydney W, 4-1 at Lynchburg L, 0-1 Roanoke College L, 1-2

Oct. 3 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 24 Oct. 28 Oct. 31 Nov. 5 Nov. 7

••••• 1975 ••••• 4-5-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet at Navy L, 0-1 at VMI W, 4-2 at Virginia L, 1-2 at Eastern Mennonite L, 2-4 Lynchburg L, 0-3 University of Charleston W, 4-0 Radford W, 6-3 at James Madison L, 0-4 Washington & Lee W, 1-0 at Roanoke College T, 2-2

••••• 1976 ••••• 4-6-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 25 West Virginia Tech W, 4-0 Sep. 28 Eastern Mennonite L, 0-2 Oct. 1 at Navy L, 0-4 Oct. 3 at Randolph-Macon L, 0-1 Oct. 6 at Radford L, 2-4 Oct. 9 at Lynchburg L, 1-2 Oct. 14 James Madison T, 2-2 Oct. 20 at University of Charleston L, 1-4 Oct. 29 Roanoke College W, 3-0 W, 2-1 Nov. 3 at VMI Nov. 5 at Washington & Lee W, 1-0 ••••• 1977 ••••• 7-4-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 17 at West Virginia Tech W, 3-2 Oct. 1 at Navy L, 0-1

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at George Mason Radford Virginia at James Madison University of Charleston Randolph-Macon at Lynchburg at Roanoke College VMI Washington & Lee

W, 2-1 W, 5-1 L, 0-3 L, 0-6 W, 4-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 T, 1-1 W, 1-0 W, 2-1

••••• 1978 ••••• 9-4-2 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 28 West Virginia Tech W, 4-2 Sep. 30 at George Mason W, 3-2 Oct. 5 at Duke L, 3-4 Oct. 6 at Randolph-Macon W, 2-0 Oct. 7 at Virginia Commonwealth W, 2-0 Oct. 9 Roanoke College W, 5-2 Oct. 11 James Madison L, 1-5 Oct. 15 at Washington & Lee L, 1-2 Oct. 18 at University of Charleston W, 5-0 Oct. 21 at Virginia L, 0-1 Oct. 26 N.C. State T, 2-2 Oct. 28 Tennessee W, 3-0 Oct. 31 Lynchburg T, 1-1 Nov. 2 at VMI W, 2-1 Nov. 5 at Radford W, 1-0 ••••• 1979 ••••• 8-6-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 26 at Roanoke College W, 4-2 Sep. 29 at William & Mary L, 1-5 Sep. 30 at North Carolina L, 0-6 Oct. 3 Duke W, 2-1 Oct. 7 Virginia Commonwealth W, 3-1 Oct. 9 VMI T, 1-1 Oct. 12 at Tennessee W, 4-1 Oct. 16 University of Charleston W, 2-1 Oct. 18 Radford W, 1-0 Oct. 21 Cincinnati W, 2-1 Oct. 24 at N.C. State L, 0-1 Oct. 27 Randolph-Macon L, 0-4 Oct. 30 Virginia L, 1-3 Nov. 2 at James Madison L, 3-4 Nov. 4 at George Mason W, 2-1 ••••• 1980 ••••• 8-5-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 30 at Wake Forest L, 2-3 Oct. 4 Tennessee W, 2-0 Oct. 7 at University of Charleston W, 4-3 Oct. 11 at Louisville W, 3-1 Oct. 12 at Cincinnati W, 2-1 Oct. 15 at Radford W, 2-0 W, 2-1 Oct. 17 at VMI Oct. 21 at Virginia L, 0-3 Oct. 24 at Richmond W, 2-1 Oct. 26 at Virginia Commonwealth T, 0-0 Oct. 29 Averett L, 0-3 Nov. 2 James Madison L, 2-3 Nov. 6 Roanoke College W, 4-2 Nov. 8 at Randolph-Macon L, 0-3

Sep.29 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 16 Oct. 19

••••• 1981 ••••• 10-5-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet University of Charleston W, 1-0 at William & Mary L, 1-5 vs. UMBC 1 W, 1-0 Wake Forest T, 0-0 vs. Louisville 2 W, 5-0 at Cincinnati W, 5-1 Virginia L, 0-4 VMI W, 3-0

Oct. 21 N.C. State Oct. 25 Virginia Commonwealth Oct. 27 Radford Oct. 30 at James Madison Oct. 31 at UMBC Nov. 4 at Roanoke College Nov. 8 Richmond Nov. 13 vs. William & Mary 3 1 – in Williamsburg, Va. 2 - in Cincinnati, Ohio 3 - in Charlottesville, Va.

L, 0-5 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 3-2 W, 2-1 L, 0-1

••••• 1982 ••••• 5-10 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 23 Tennessee W, 5-0 Sep. 26 UMBC L, 0-1 Sep. 28 at University of Charleston W, 5-3 Oct. 3 George Mason L, 0-3 Oct. 6 at VMI L, 2-4 Oct. 9 Longwood 1 L, 1-2 Oct. 10 Appalachian State 1 W, 2-1 Oct. 15 at Virginia L, 1-2 Oct. 19 at N.C. State L, 0-5 Oct. 20 at Wake Forest W, 2-1 Oct. 24 James Madison L, 0-1 Oct.27 at Averett L, 0-3 Oct. 31 at Virginia Commonwealth W, 2-1 Nov. 2 Roanoke College L, 0-2 Nov. 5 at Radford L, 0-1 1 - Gobbler Soccer Classic in Blacksburg, Va. ••••• 1983 ••••• 1-11-3 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 27 Averett T, 2-2 Oct. 1 vs. Memphis 1 T, 0-0 Oct. 2 at Cincinnati 1 L, 2-10 Oct. 6 VMI W, 5-0 Oct. 8 at William & Mary 2 L, 0-3 Oct. 9 vs. UNC-Wilmington 2 L, 0-3 Oct. 15 Wilkes 3 T, 1-1 Oct. 16 Longwood 3 L, 0-1 Oct. 19 Virginia L, 0-6 Oct. 23 Wake Forest L, 1-4 Oct. 27 at James Madison L, 2-3 Oct. 30 Virginia Commonwealth L, 2-3 Nov. 2 at Roanoke College L, 2-4 Nov. 5 at George Mason L, 1-12 Nov. 7 at Randolph-Macon L, 0-5 1 - Metro Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio 2 - William & Mary Classic in Williamsburg, Va. 3 - Gobbler Classic II in Blacksburg, Va. ••••• 1984 ••••• 8-8-2 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 22 at Shippensburg L, 0-2 Sep. 23 at Wilkes T, 2-2 Sep. 26 at Marshall L, 0-1 Sep. 30 George Mason L, 0-3 Oct. 3 Roanoke College T, 1-1 Oct. 10 at Virginia L, 0-7 Oct. 13 at Richmond W, 1-0 Oct. 14 at Virginia Commonwealth W, 2-0 Oct. 17 at VMI W, 7-1 Oct. 19 Randolph-Macon L, 0-1 Oct. 22 Radford W, 2-1 Oct. 27 Longwood 1 W, 2-0 Oct. 28 West Virginia Wesleyan 1 L, 0-3 Oct. 31 James Madison L, 2-3 Nov. 4 Maryland L, 2-4 Nov. 9 vs. Florida State 2 W, 7-2 Nov. 10 at Louisville 2 W, 2-1 Nov. 11 vs. Memphis 2 W, 2-1 1 - Gobbler Classic III in Blacksburg, Va. 2 - Metro Invitational in Louisville, Ky.

••••• 1985 ••••• 10-7-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 26 at Lynchburg W, 2-1 Sep. 28 at George Mason L, 1-7 Sep. 29 Virginia Commonwealth L, 1-3 Oct. 2 University of Charleston W, 1-0 Oct. 6 Marshall W, 2-1 Oct. 9 Virginia L, 0-3 Oct. 12 at Tennessee W, 4-1 Oct. 15 at Radford W, 2-1 Oct. 18 at Wake Forest L, 2-3 Oct. 19 King College W, 2-1 Oct. 24 VMI L, 1-2 Oct. 26 at Longwood T, 1-1 Oct. 27 at Maryland L, 0-6 Oct. 31 at James Madison W, 3-2 Nov. 3 Richmond L, 0-1 Nov. 5 at Roanoke College W, 3-2 Nov. 16 vs. Louisville 1 W, 3-2 Nov. 17 vs. Cincinnati 1 W, 2-0 1 - Metro Invitational in Memphis, Tenn. ••••• 1986 ••••• 7-9-2 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 24 at Marshall W, 3-1 Sep. 27 at Virginia Commonwealth L, 1-3 Sep. 30 at VMI W, 3-0 Oct. 2 at University of Charleston T, 2-2 Oct. 6 Radford W, 2-1 Oct. 11 Tennessee W, 3-2 Oct. 12 Coastal Carolina L, 0-1 Oct. 16 at Charlotte W, 3-2 Oct. 18 George Washington L, 0-1 Oct. 22 at N.C. State L, 1-6 Oct. 24 at Lynchburg T, 1-1 Oct. 28 James Madison L, 0-2 Oct. 30 Roanoke College W, 2-1 Nov. 1 at Richmond L, 0-3 Nov. 2 at Randolph-Macon L, 0-1 Nov. 5 at Virginia L, 0-5 Nov. 8 Louisville 1 W, 2-1 Nov. 9 Memphis 1 L, 1-3 1 - Metro Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. ••••• 1987 ••••• 9-8-3 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 10 at Radford T, 1-1 Sep. 16 VMI W, 1-0 W, 2-0 Sep. 20 at Monmouth Sep. 21 at Wilkes T, 2-2 Sep. 26 Virginia Commonwealth L, 0-1 Sep. 27 at Tennessee W, 3-1 Sep. 30 University of Charleston L, 0-1 Oct. 7 Lynchburg W, 2-1 Oct. 10 UMBC L, 1-2 Oct. 11 Marshall W, 6-1 Oct. 17 at George Washington L, 1-3 Oct. 18 at West Virginia W, 2-0 Oct. 21 Roanoke College T, 1-1 Oct. 24 Charlotte L, 1-2 Oct. 28 at James Madison W, 1-0 Oct. 31 at UNC-Greensboro L, 0-4 Nov. 1 Richmond L, 0-1 Nov. 3 at Appalachian State W, 4-2 Nov. 7 at Cincinnati 1 L, 2-4 Nov. 8 vs. Memphis 1 W, 3-2 1 - Metro Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio ••••• 1988 ••••• 11-9 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 3 at N.C. State 1 L, 3-9 Sep. 4 vs. Duke 1 L, 2-7 Sep. 8 Appalachian State W, 2-1 Sep. 13 Radford W, 2-1


Sep. 17 at Virginia Commonwealth L, 1-2 Sep. 21 at VMI W, 1-0 Sep. 26 University of Charleston L, 0-2 Sep. 28 at Marshall W, 1-0 Oct. 1 UNC-Greensboro W, 2-0 W, 3-0 Oct. 4 Roanoke College Oct. 8 at UMBC W, 3-2 Oct. 9 at Towson L, 0-1 Oct. 15 Wilkes W, 1-0 Oct. 16 West Virginia W, 3-2 Oct. 20 at Richmond L, 2-4 Oct. 24 at Lynchburg L, 1-3 Oct. 26 James Madison L, 0-1 Oct. 30 at Coastal Carolina W, 5-2 Nov. 5 at Louisville 2 W, 4-1 Nov. 6 vs. Cincinnati 2 L, 2-3 1 - Puma Wolfpack Classic in Raleigh, N.C. 2 - Metro Invitational in Louisville, Ky.

••••• 1991 ••••• 10-8-3 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 7 Alabama A&M L, 1-2 Sep. 8 Robert Morris W, 2-1 Sep. 11 at George Mason L, 0-1 Sep. 14 at UNC-Greensboro W, 3-1 Sep. 18 at Virginia L, 1-3 Sep. 21 Virginia Commonwealth L, 0-1 Sep. 25 Marshall W, 4-3 Sep. 28 vs. Louisville 1 L, 1-2 Sep. 29 at Cincinnati 1 W, 2-1 Oct. 2 VMI W, 3-0 Oct. 5 at UCF W, 3-1 Oct. 6 at Florida Tech L, 1-6 Oct. 11 University of Charleston L, 2-3 W, 6-2 Oct. 19 UMBC Oct. 26 at Towson 2 W, 3-1 Oct. 27 vs. Philadelphia Textile 2 T, 0-0 Oct. 30 at Appalachian State T, 0-0 Nov. 3 Richmond W, 1-0 Nov. 8 vs. Louisville 3 W, 5-2

Nov. 9 vs. Charlotte 3 L, 0-1 Nov. 14 at Radford T, 3-3 1 - Bearcat Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio 2 - Towson Tournament in Baltimore, Md. 3 - Metro Conference Tournament in Tampa, Fla. ••••• 1992 ••••• 10-7-2 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 6 at West Virginia W, 1-0 Sep. 9 UNC-Greensboro L, 0-2 Sep. 11 at Vanderbilt W, 5-2 Sep. 13 at Alabama A&M L, 1-4 Sep. 16 Virginia L, 0-3 Sep. 19 Virginia Commonwealth W, 2-1 Sep. 24 at Marshall L, 2-3 Sep. 27 at College of Charleston L, 2-4 Oct. 3 at Loyola (Md.) 1 T, 1-1 Oct. 4 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) 1 W, 2-0 Oct. 7 at VMI W, 4-2 Oct. 9 at Robert Morris T, 1-1 Oct. 14 at Charlotte L, 0-2 Oct. 17 Louisville W, 3-1 Oct. 22 Appalachian State W, 4-1 Oct. 27 at UMBC W, 4-3 Oct. 30 at South Florida 2 L, 0-3 Nov. 1 vs. UCF 2 W, 3-2 Nov. 12 Radford W, 5-3 1 - Loyola/Budweiser Invitational in Baltimore, Md. 2 - USF Tournament in Tampa, Fla. ••••• 1993 ••••• 10-8-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 4 Mars Hill 1 W, 11-0 Sep. 5 Monmouth 1 W, 3-0 Sep. 11 vs. American 2 L, 3-4 Sep. 12 at George Mason 2 W, 1-0 Sep. 15 at Virginia L, 1-6 Sep. 19 at Richmond W, 3-1 Sep. 25 Vanderbilt W, 3-2 W, 6-3 Sep. 27 Georgia Southern Sep. 29 West Virginia W, 1-0 Oct. 6 Charlotte L, 2-3 Oct. 9 at UNC-Greensboro L, 1-2 Oct. 15 at Louisville L, 2-4 Oct. 17 at Kentucky T, 1-1 Oct. 20 Marshall W, 3-0 Oct. 24 at South Carolina L, 0-3

Eric McClellan is Tech’s all-time leader in goals.

Oct. 29 at Appalachian State L, 1-3 Nov. 3 at Virginia Commonwealth L, 0-4 Nov. 7 South Florida W, 2-1 Nov. 11 at Radford W, 2-1 1 - Virginia Tech Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. 2 - George Mason Tournament in Fairfax, Va. ••••• 1994 ••••• 7-12 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 3 vs. Winthrop 1 L, 1-2 Sep. 4 vs. Shippensburg 1 W, 2-0 Sep. 10 vs. Richmond 2 W, 2-0 Sep. 11 at James Madison 2 L, 0-3 Sep. 14 Virginia L, 2-8 Sep. 17 William & Mary L, 1-3 Sep. 20 UNC-Greensboro W, 3-1 Sep. 28 at Georgia Southern W, 2-0 Oct. 1 vs. Centenary 3 L, 0-2 Oct. 2 at Vanderbilt 3 L, 0-6 Oct. 5 at Charlotte L, 1-3 Oct. 15 Louisville L, 0-2 Oct. 19 at Marshall L, 1-2 Oct. 23 South Carolina L, 0-2 Oct. 28 Appalachian State W, 3-2 Oct. 30 Virginia Commonwealth W, 4-1 Nov. 1 at West Virginia L, 1-4 Nov. 5 at South Florida L, 1-4 Nov. 10 Radford W, 1-0 1 - VMI Tournament in Lexington, Va. 2 - James Madison Tournament in Harrisonburg, Va. 3 - Vanderbilt Classic in Nashville, Tenn. ••••• 1995 ••••• Overall: 8-10-2; Atlantic 10 Conference: 5-3-2 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 2 at William & Mary L, 1-5 Sep. 3 at Massachusetts * T, 1-1 Sep. 5 St. Bonaventure * W, 2-1 Sep. 9 St. Joseph’s * W, 4-0 Sep. 10 Temple * W, 3-1 Sep. 13 at Virginia L, 1-7 Sep. 17 at Rhode Island * L, 0-2 Sep. 20 George Washington * W, 2-1 Sep. 22 at Fordham * T, 4-4 L, 1-3 Sep. 24 at La Salle * Sep. 26 Winthrop W, 3-0 Oct. 3 at UNC-Greensboro L, 1-4 Oct. 8 at Virginia Commonwealth L, 0-2 Oct. 10 at Radford L, 1-4 Oct. 19 at Xavier * L, 0-3 Oct. 20 at Dayton * W, 1-0 Oct. 24 VMI W, 4-1 Oct. 27 Duquesne W, 2-0 Oct. 28 at Monmouth L, 3-4 Nov. 3 at Rhode Island 1 L, 0-4 1 - Atlantic 10 Tournament in Kingston, R.I.

History and Records

••••• 1989 ••••• 10-10-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 4 Alabama A&M L, 0-1 Sep. 5 Lynchburg W, 1-0 Sep. 9 Tennessee W, 6-0 Sep. 12 at West Virginia L, 0-2 Sep. 15 at Old Dominion T, 1-1 Sep. 16 at William & Mary L, 1-4 Sep. 20 at Radford L, 0-1 Sep. 23 VMI W, 4-1 Sep. 26 at University of Charleston L, 2-3 Sep. 29 UMBC L, 0-1 Oct. 4 at UNC-Greensboro L, 0-2 Oct. 7 Virginia Commonwealth W, 3-2 Oct. 13 College of Charleston W, 2-1 Oct. 15 at James Madison L, 1-3 Oct. 21 Richmond 1 L, 0-2 Oct. 22 Marshall 1 W, 4-2 Oct. 25 at Virginia L, 1-3 Oct. 28 Shenandoah W, 3-0 Oct. 31 at Appalachian State W, 3-1 Nov. 4 vs. Louisville 2 W, 2-1 Nov. 5 vs. Cincinnati 2 W, 3-0 1 - Virginia Tech Classic in Blacksburg, Va. 2 - Metro Invitational in Memphis, Tenn.

••••• 1990 ••••• 10-10-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 1 Elon W, 2-0 Sep. 2 Westmont W, 3-0 Sep. 5 at Virginia Commonwealth L, 0-1 Sep. 8 at College of Charleston L, 0-2 Sep. 12 at Richmond L, 3-4 Sep. 16 UNC-Greensboro L, 0-1 Sep. 19 at Marshall W, 4-1 Sep. 26 at VMI W, 2-1 Sep. 29 Louisville 1 W, 2-0 Sep. 30 Cincinnati 1 W, 5-3 Oct. 5 vs. San Diego 2 L, 1-3 Oct. 6 vs. American 2 W, 3-1 Oct. 13 George Mason L, 0-4 Oct. 15 William & Mary L, 2-3 Oct. 20 at UMBC W, 3-0 Oct. 24 Virginia L, 0-4 Oct. 28 at Shenandoah W, 3-0 Oct. 30 Appalachian State W, 2-1 Nov. 3 at Alabama A&M L, 0-1 Nov. 4 at Vanderbilt T, 1-1 Nov. 7 Radford L, 0-2 1 - Metro Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. 2 - Charlotte Soccer Classic in Charlotte, N.C.

••••• 1996 ••••• Overall: 12-8; Atlantic 10 Conference: 7-4 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Aug. 30 Radford W, 2-1 Sep. 1 at East Carolina L, 1-2 Sep. 2 at James Madison L, 1-3 Sep. 7 at Vanderbilt W, 2-1 Sep. 12 at Winthrop W, 2-1 Sep. 18 Virginia L, 0-3 Sep. 27 at Fordham * L, 0-1 Sep. 29 at La Salle * L, 0-3 Oct. 1 at St. Bonaventure * W, 4-1 Oct. 2 vs. VMI 1 W, 2-0 Oct. 4 Massachusetts * W, 3-1 Oct. 6 Rhode Island * L, 1-6 Oct. 13 Duquesne * W, 2-0 Oct. 18 Dayton * W, 4-0 Oct. 20 Xavier * W, 5-1 Oct. 25 St. Joseph’s * W, 3-1 Oct. 27 Temple * W, 2-1 Oct. 30 at Appalachian State W, 1-0

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History and Records

••••• 1997 ••••• Overall: 14-5-1; Atlantic 10 Conference: 8-2-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Aug. 30 at Appalachian State W, 2-1 Sep. 3 Marshall W, 2-0 Sep. 7 Wake Forest W, 2-0 Sep. 11 East Carolina W, 2-1 Sep. 17 at Virginia L, 1-3 Sep. 21 Elon W, 3-0 Sep. 26 George Washington * W, 4-2 Sep. 28 at Radford L, 2-3 Sep. 30 vs. VMI 1 W, 4-0 Oct. 3 Fordham * W, 3-2 Oct. 5 La Salle * W, 4-0 Oct. 10 at Massachusetts * W, 3-2 Oct. 12 at Rhode Island * T, 1-1 Oct. 17 St. Bonaventure * L, 1-4 Oct. 19 Duquesne * W, 1-0 Oct. 24 at Dayton * L, 2-4 Oct. 26 at Xavier * W, 1-0 Oct. 31 at St. Joseph’s * W, 4-1 Nov. 2 at Temple * W, 3-1 Nov. 7 vs. Dayton 2 L, 1-5 1 - in Charlottesville, Va. 2 - Atlantic 10 Tournament in Philadelphia, Pa. ••••• 1998 ••••• Overall: 11-9-1; Atlantic 10 Conference: 7-3-1 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 1 at Wake Forest L, 0-1 Sep. 5 Old Dominion L, 0-1 Sep. 10 at East Carolina W, 1-0 Sep. 12 Radford L, 1-2 Sep. 16 Virginia L, 0-3 Sep. 18 vs. Winthrop 1 L, 1-2 Sep. 20 vs. Kentucky 1 W, 4-0

Sep. 23 Appalachian State W, 2-0 Sep. 27 George Washington * T, 1-1 Oct. 2 at La Salle * L, 1-2 Oct. 4 at Fordham * W, 2-1 W, 3-2 Oct. 9 Rhode Island * Oct. 11 Massachusetts * W, 2-1 Oct. 16 at Duquesne * W, 1-0 Oct. 18 at St. Bonaventure * L, 3-4 Oct. 23 Xavier * W, 2-1 Oct. 25 Dayton * L, 0-2 Oct. 30 Temple * W, 1-0 Nov. 1 St. Joseph’s * W, 3-0 Nov. 6 vs. Fordham 2 W, 3-1 Nov. 8 vs. Dayton 2 L, 0-1 1 - University of Kentucky Tournament in Lexington, Ky. 2 - Atlantic 10 Championships in Kingston, R.I. ••••• 1999 ••••• Overall: 11-8; Atlantic 10 Conference: 7-4 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 1 at Marshall W, 2-1 Sep. 5 East Carolina W, 2-1 Sep. 10 vs. William & Mary 1 W, 2-1 Sep. 12 vs. Old Dominion 1 L, 0-2 Sep. 15 James Madison L, 0-4 Sep. 19 Wofford W, 3-2 Sep. 22 at Virginia L, 1-2 Sep. 24 at Radford L, 1-4 Sep. 26 at George Washington * W, 2-1 Oct. 1 La Salle * L, 0-1 Oct. 3 Fordham * W, 4-2 Oct. 8 at Rhode Island * L, 0-3 Oct. 10 at Massachusetts * L, 2-4 Oct. 15 Duquesne * L, 0-1 Oct. 17 St. Bonaventure * W, 3-1 Oct. 22 Xavier * W, 2-0 Oct. 24 Dayton * W, 2-1 Oct. 29 at Temple * W, 1-0 Oct. 31 at St. Joseph’s * W, 2-1 1 - Stihl Classic in Norfolk, Va.

••••• 2000 ••••• Overall: 8-9-2 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Sep. 2 at William & Mary W, 1-0 Sep. 5 at Radford L, 0-2 Sep. 8 at Wofford L, 0-4 Sep. 10 Georgia Southern L, 1-3 L, 1-5 Sep. 15 at Davidson Sep. 17 at South Carolina L, 2-4 Sep. 22 vs. UCF 1 T, 3-3 Sep. 24 at Charlotte 1 T, 0-0 Sep. 27 at James Madison L, 2-4 Oct. 4 at Appalachian State L, 3-4 Oct. 9 Bucknell W, 2-1 Oct. 11 Longwood L, 0-1 Oct. 14 at VMI W, 4-2 Oct. 18 Liberty W, 2-1 Oct. 25 Marshall W, 1-0 Oct. 29 Xavier W, 4-2 Nov. 1 Old Dominion L, 3-4 Nov. 4 at Gardner-Webb W, 2-0 Nov. 10 at East Carolina W, 3-2 1 - PUMA Soccer Classic in Charlotte, N.C. ••••• 2001 ••••• Overall: 11-6-2; BIG EAST Conference: 4-4-2 Head Coach: Jerry Cheynet Aug. 31 at Dayton W, 1-0 Sep. 2 at Xavier W, 1-0 Sep. 5 at Elon W, 8-0 Sep. 9 at VMI W, 3-0 Sep. 19 James Madison L, 0-1 Sep. 22 Boston College * L, 1-2 Sep. 25 at Georgia Southern W, 2-1 Sep. 29 at Syracuse * W, 2-0 Oct. 2 Radford W, 4-0 Oct. 6 Seton Hall * L, 0-2 Oct. 9 at Georgetown * L, 1-2 Oct. 14 Notre Dame * L, 0-2 Oct. 21 St. John’s * T, 1-1 Oct. 24 at West Virginia * W, 1-0 Oct. 28 Pittsburgh * T, 2-2 Oct. 31 Gardner-Webb W, 5-0

The 1997 Hokies won the A-10 regular-season championship.

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Nov. 4 at Villanova * W, 2-1 Nov. 6 at Rutgers * W, 2-1 Nov. 11 at Connecticut 1 L, 1-2 1 - BIG EAST Tournament in Storrs, Conn. ••••• 2002 ••••• Overall: 10-7-1; BIG EAST Conference: 5-5-0 Head Coach: Oliver Weiss Aug. 30 at Old Dominion (OT)L, 2-3 Sep. 3 at Liberty W, 3-1 Sep. 7 at Winthrop W, 3-0 Sep. 8 at Gardner-Webb (2OT)T, 0-0 Sep. 14 at #3 St. John’s * L, 0-1 Sep. 18 West Virginia * (2OT)W, 4-3 Sep. 21 Villanova * W, 3-0 Sep. 24 at Radford L, 0-2 Sep. 28 at #23 Seton Hall * (OT)L, 1-2 Oct. 2 at James Madison (2OT)W, 3-2 Oct. 5 Providence * L, 0-1 Oct. 8 UNC-Greensboro W, 3-2 Oct. 13 at Marshall W, 2-1 Oct. 16 at Pittsburgh * (OT)W, 2-1 Oct. 20 Georgetown * W, 4-1 Oct. 27 Syracuse * W, 1-0 Oct. 30 at #7 Connecticut * L, 0-2 Nov. 1 at Notre Dame * L, 1-2 ••••• 2003 ••••• Overall: 14-5-3; BIG EAST Conference: 7-3-0 Head Coach: Oliver Weiss Aug. 29 vs. Delaware 1 W, 2-0 Aug. 31 vs. Mercer 1 W, 2-1 Sep. 5 #3 Wake Forest L, 0-1 Sep. 7 at Villanova * W, 1-0 Sep. 12 Appalachian State 2 W, 2-0 Sep. 14 Georgia State 2 (2OT)T, 2-2 Sep. 19 at #22 Dayton 3 W, 2-0 Sep. 21 vs. IUPUI 3 W, 2-1 Sep. 24 at Georgetown * (OT)L, 1-2 Sep. 28 #10 Rutgers * (OT)W, 2-1 Oct. 5 at Syracuse * W, 5-1 Oct. 8 Connecticut * L, 0-2


The 2007 Virginia Tech men's soccer team set a new standard for its program, winning three matches in the NCAA tournament and advancing to the College Cup for the first time in school history.

••••• 2004 ••••• Overall: 9-10-1; Atlantic Coast Conference: 2-5-0 Head Coach: Oliver Weiss Sep. 1 at UNC-Greensboro L, 1-2 Sep. 3 vs. Northeastern 1 W, 2-0 Sep. 5 vs. St. Joseph’s 1 W, 4-0 Sep. 10 James Madison 2 L, 1-3 Sep. 12 West Virginia 2 W, 1-0 Sep. 18 at #13 Penn State 3 (OT)L, 1-2 Sep. 19 vs. Ohio State 3 L, 2-4 Sep. 25 at Radford W, 3-0 Oct. 1 at Clemson * 4 L, 0-1 Oct. 3 vs. #23 Coastal Carolina 4 W, 2-0 Oct. 8 at #1 Duke * W, 1-0 Oct. 12 High Point (OT)W, 1-0 Oct. 17 #21 Maryland * (OT)L, 1-2 Oct. 20 North Carolina * L, 1-2 Oct. 23 at Liberty W, 2-1 Oct. 26 #9 Wake Forest * L, 0-2 Oct. 30 #2 Virginia * W, 2-1 Nov. 3 at William & Mary (2OT)T, 0-0 Nov. 6 at N.C. State * L, 0-2 Nov. 10 vs. #5 Wake Forest 5 (OT)L, 0-1 1 - James Madison Diadora Classic in Harrisonburg, Va. 2 - Virginia Tech Classic in Blacksburg, Va.

3 - Penn State Nike Classic in State College, Pa. 4 - Clemson Nike Classic in Clemson, S.C. 5 - ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. ••••• 2005 ••••• Overall: 10-5-5; Atlantic Coast Conference: 3-2-3 Head Coach: Oliver Weiss Sep. 2 vs. Towson 1 W, 2-1 Sep. 4 at James Madison 1 L, 0-1 Sep. 9 Tulsa 2 (2OT)L, 3-4 (2OT)T, 0-0 Sep. 11 Penn State 2 Sep. 16 #19 Boston College (2OT)T, 1-1 Sep. 20 #7 Duke (2OT)T, 2-2 Sep. 23 #15 Wake Forest* L, 1-2 Sep. 27 Davidson W, 2-0 Oct. 1 George Washington (2OT)W, 4-3 Oct. 4 Liberty W, 1-0 Oct. 8 #4 North Carolina* W, 1-0 Oct. 11 at Elon W, 1-0 Oct. 15 #7 NC State* W, 4-0 Oct. 18 Charleston W, 10-1 Oct. 21 Clemson* (2OT)T, 1-1 Oct. 26 Radford W, 4-0 Oct. 29 at #5 Virginia* (OT)W, 2-1 Nov. 4 #2 Maryland* (2OT)L, 1-2 Nov. 9 vs. #9 Duke 3 L, 0-2 Nov. 22 #15 UNC Greensboro 4 (2OT)T, 0-0 1 - James Madison Diadora Classic in Harrisonburg, Va. 2 - Virginia Tech Classic in Blacksburg, Va. 3 - ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. 4 - NCAA Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. ••••• 2006 ••••• Overall: 11-8-1; Atlantic Coast Conference: 2-5-1 Head Coach: Oliver Weiss Aug. 25 vs. Navy 1 W, 3-0 Aug. 27 at UMBC 1 W, 3-2 Sep. 1 at #13 St. John’s W, 2-1 Sep. 5 William & Mary W, 1-0 Sep. 8 at Boston College* (OT)L, 1-2

Sep. 12 at #3 Duke* (2OT)T, 0-0 Sep. 15 #7 Wake Forest* L, 2-4 Sep. 19 vs. Richmond 2 (OT)L, 2-3 Sep. 22 VMI W, 7-1 Sep. 29 #5 North Carolina* L, 1-2 Oct. 3 at Radford W, 1-0 Oct. 9 at NC State* W, 3-2 Oct. 11 Elon W, 5-1 Oct. 14 #3 Clemson* W, 5-2 Oct. 17 at Davidson W, 4-2 Oct. 20 #2 Virginia* L, 1-3 Oct. 24 Appalachian State W, 1-0 Oct. 27 at #6 Maryland* L, 1-2 Oct. 31 vs. NC State 3 L, 3-4 L, 1-2 Nov. 11 at UNC Greensboro 4 1 - UMBC adidas Kick-Off Classic in Baltimore, Md. 2 - at VCU’s Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Va. 3 - ACC Tournament in Germantown, Md. 4 - NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. ••••• 2007 ••••• Overall: 14-4-5; Atlantic Coast Conference: 3-1-4 Head Coach: Oliver Weiss Aug. 31 at VCU L, 0-4 Sep. 2 vs. Adelphi 1 W, 5-1 Sep. 7 #19 Clemson * 2 W (20T), 2-1 Sep. 8 St. John’s 2 W, 2-1 Sep. 14 at #23 Tulsa 3 W, 3-2 Sep. 16 vs. Oral Roberts 3 W, 3-1 Sep. 22 at William & Mary T (2OT), 1-1 Sep. 25 Richmond W, 1-0 Sep. 28 at #4 Virginia * T (2OT), 1-1 Oct. 5 #1 Wake Forest * T (2OT), 3-3 Oct. 9 at VMI W, 8-0 Oct. 13 at Maryland * T (2OT), 1-1 Oct.19 North Carolina * W, 2-1 Oct. 23 at #24 Duke * T (2OT), 1-1 Oct. 31 at Appalachian State W, 5-0 Nov. 3 N.C. State * W, 3-0 Nov. 9 at #8 Boston College L, 1-3 Nov. 14 vs. #19 Maryland * 4 W, 3-0

Nov. 16 vs. #6 Boston College * 4 L, 1-3 Nov. 28 #20 California 5 W, 3-2 Dec. 2 Old Dominion 5 W, 1-0 Dec. 8 at #2 Connecticut 6 W, 1-0 Dec. 14 vs. #3 Wake Forest * 7 L, 0-2 1 - at VCU’s Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Va. 2 - Hawthorn Suites Hokie Invitational 3 - Golden Hurricane Classic at Tulsa’s Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium 4 - ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. 5 - NCAA Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. 6 - NCAA Tournament in Storrs, Conn. 7 - NCAA College Cup in Cary, N.C.

History and Records

Oct. 11 at Boston College * (2OT)W, 2-1 Oct. 18 #6 St. John’s * W, 2-1 Oct. 22 Radford W, 5-1 Oct. 25 #15 Notre Dame * (OT)L, 1-2 Oct. 29 Pittsburgh * W, 6-0 Nov. 2 at Providence * W, 1-0 Nov. 4 Liberty W, 7-1 Nov. 9 Providence 4 (Shoot Out)T, 2-2 Nov. 21 Clemson 5 T, 3-3 Nov. 26 at #9 Virginia Commonwealth 6 L, 2-5 1 - Radford Tournament in Radford, Va. 2 - Virginia Tech Classic in Blacksburg, Va. 3 - Dayton Nike Classic in Dayton, Ohio 4 - BIG EAST Quarterfinal in Blacksburg, Va. 5 - NCAA Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. 6 - NCAA Tournament in Richmond, Va.

••••• 2008 ••••• Overall: 5-13-1; Atlantic Coast Conference: 0-8-0 Head Coach: Oliver Weiss Aug. 29 at Portland 1 T (2OT), 2-2 Aug. 31 vs. Washington 1 W (2OT), 2-1 Sep. 5 Hofstra 2 L , 1-4 Sep. 7 Xavier 2 W, 2-1 Sep. 12 Duke * L, 1-3 Sep. 14 at #11 St. John’s L, 0-3 Sep. 21 at Clemson * L (OT), 2-3 Sep. 26 Virginia * L, 1-2 Sep. 30 George Washington W, 2-1 Oct. 4 at #1 Wake Forest * L, 2-8 Oct. 7 Radford W, 1-0 Oct. 10 at #10 Maryland * L, 0-4 Oct. 14 UMBC W (OT), 2-1 Oct.18 at #10 North Carolina * L, 2-3 Oct. 21 Appalachian State L, 1-2 Oct. 25 at High Point L, 1-2 Nov. 1 at N.C. State * L, 0-2 Nov. 7 Boston College * L, 1-2 Nov. 11 vs. N.C. State * 3 L, 1-3 1 - Pilots Nike Classic 2 - Hawthorn Suites Hokie Invitational 3 - ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C.

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THE RECORD BOOK HOKIES’ CAREER BESTS

HOKIES’ SEASON BESTS

Goals

Goals

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

1. 2. 4. 6. 8. 9. 10.

Eric McClellan (1989-92)...................................................... 44 Matt Whalen (1995-98)......................................................... 37 Ray Crittenden (1988-90)..................................................... 31 Stanislav Licul (1995-98)...................................................... 31 Patrick Nyarko (2005-07)...................................................... 31 Jason Entlich (1990-93)........................................................ 30 Bobby O’Brien (2000-03)...................................................... 29 Fred Silva (1997-01)............................................................. 28 Tarik Walker (1989-92)......................................................... 26 Tom Albertson (1987-90)...................................................... 25

History and Records

Assists 1. Fred Silva (1997-01)............................................................. 42 2. Ben Nason (2003-07)........................................................... 28 3. Patrick Nyarko (2005-07)...................................................... 24 4. Matt Whalen (1995-98)......................................................... 23 5. Eric McClellan (1989-92)...................................................... 21 6. Chris Chladek (1993-96)...................................................... 20 7. Tarik Walker (1989-92)......................................................... 19 8. Carmen Juliano (1984-87).................................................... 18 Mike Gavlak (1987-91)......................................................... 18 10. Wayne Chechila (1973-76)................................................... 16 Jason Entlich (1990-93)........................................................ 16 Stanislav Licul (1995-98)...................................................... 16 Points 1. Eric McClellan (1989-92).................................................... 109 2. Fred Silva (1997-01)............................................................. 98 3. Matt Whalen (1995-98)......................................................... 97 4. Patrick Nyarko (2005-07)...................................................... 86 5. Stanislav Licul (1995-98)...................................................... 78 6. Jason Entlich (1990-93)........................................................ 76 7. Ray Crittenden (1988-90)..................................................... 74 8. Bobby O’Brien (2000-03)...................................................... 73 9. Tarik Walker (1989-92)......................................................... 71 10. Tom Albertson (1987-90)...................................................... 64 Ben Nason (2003-07)............................................................ 64

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

Matt Whalen (1995-98)....................................................... 273 Eric McClellan (1989-92).................................................... 239 Fred Silva (1997, 99-01)..................................................... 237 Tarik Walker (1989-92)....................................................... 204 Chris Burkett (1973-76)...................................................... 196 Ray Crittenden (1988-90)................................................... 194 Stanislav Licul (1995-98).................................................... 169 Ben Nason (2003-07)......................................................... 166 Patrick Nyarko (2005-07).................................................... 161 Bobby O’Brien (2000-03).................................................... 155 Carmen Juliano (1984-87).................................................. 151

Stewart Beeson (1981-85).................................................. 461 Colin Kibler (1998-01)......................................................... 340 Brian Bulger (1989-93)....................................................... 305 Mark Buzzy (1977-81)........................................................ 298 Chase Harrison (2002-05).................................................. 289

Saves 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Shutouts 1. 2. 3. 5.

Chase Harrison (2002-05).................................................... 24 Colin Kibler (1998-01)........................................................... 15 Mark Buzzy (1977-81).......................................................... 11 Geoff Pope (1986-89)........................................................... 11 Brian Bulger (1989-93)......................................................... 10

Patrick Nyarko, 2006............................................................16 Bobby O’Brien, 2003............................................................15 Ray Crittenden, 1988...........................................................15 Eric McClellan, 1990............................................................14 Jason Entlich, 1993..............................................................14 Eric McClellan, 1991............................................................13 Matt Whalen, 1998...............................................................13 Tarik Walker, 1992................................................................12 Matt Whalen, 1997...............................................................11 Eric McClellan, 1992............................................................10 Jason Entlich, 1992..............................................................10 Tom Albertson, 1988.............................................................10

Assists 1. Fred Silva, 1999...................................................................13 2. Fred Silva, 2001...................................................................12 3. Ben Nason, 2006..................................................................11 4. Patrick Nyarko, 2007 ...........................................................10 5. Wayne Chechila, 1975...........................................................9 Kelly Hughes, 1984................................................................9 Mark Dobbins, 1989...............................................................9 Eric McClellan, 1992..............................................................9 Jason Entlich, 1993................................................................9 Fred Silva, 2000.....................................................................9 Ben Nason, 2003....................................................................9 Marcus Reed, 2006................................................................9 Georg Zehender, 2007...........................................................9

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

Patrick Nyarko, 2006............................................................40 Jason Entlich, 1993..............................................................37 Bobby O’Brien, 2003............................................................35 Ray Crittenden, 1988...........................................................34 Eric McClellan, 1991............................................................33 Eric McClellan, 1990............................................................30 Fred Silva, 2001...................................................................30 Tarik Walker, 1991................................................................29 Eric McClellan, 1992............................................................29 Matt Whalen, 1998...............................................................29

Matt Whalen, 1998...............................................................78 Matt Whalen, 1997...............................................................75 Fred Silva, 2001...................................................................74 Ray Crittenden, 1990...........................................................73 Patrick Nyarko, 2006............................................................72

Shots 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Saves 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Mark Buzzy, 1978...............................................................133 Brian Bulger, 1993..............................................................131 Stewart Beeson, 1985........................................................126 Stewart Beeson, 1984........................................................124 Colin Kibler, 2000...............................................................120

1. 3. 4. 5.

Chase Harrison, 2004............................................................8 Chase Harrison, 2005............................................................8 Colin Kibler, 2001...................................................................7 Chase Harrison, 2003.........................................................5.5 Mark Buzzy, 1978...................................................................5 Geoff Pope, 1988...................................................................5 Brian Bulger, 1993..................................................................5 Markus Aigner, 2007 .............................................................5

Shutouts

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

TEAM RECORDS

Goals

Match

Career 44 Season 15 Match 4

Eric McClellan (1989-92) Bobby O’Brien (2003) & Ray Crittenden (1988) Bobby O’Brien (vs. Radford, 10/22/03) Jason Entlich (vs. Mars Hill, 9/4/93)

Most Goals: 11 vs. Mars Hill (9/4/93) Most Assists: 10 vs. Florida State (11/9/84); vs. Charleston (11/18/05) Most Points: 30 vs. Mars Hill (9/4/93); vs. Charleston (11/18/05) Most Saves: 27 vs. Roanoke (11/6/72) Most Goals Allowed: 12 vs. George Mason (11/5/83)

Season

Assists Career 42 Season 13 Match 5

Fred Silva (1997, 1999-01) Fred Silva (1999) Fred Silva (vs. Elon, 9/5/01)

Points Career 109 Season 40 Match 9

Eric McClellan (1989-92) Patrick Nyarko (2006) Bobby O’Brien (vs. Radford, 10/22/03) & Fred Silva (vs. Elon, 9/5/01)

Shots Career 273 Season 78

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

Matt Whalen (1995-98) Matt Whalen (1998)

Most Matches Played in a Career 85 Ben Nason (2003-07) Most Matches Played in a Season 23 Five players tied (2007) Most Matches Started in a Career 81 Brent Dillie (2003-06) Ben Nason (2003-07) Most Matches Started in a Season 23 Bryan Collier (2007) Ben Nason (2007)

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

GOALKEEPING RECORDS

The Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer program would like to thank the following alumni and friends for their generosity during last year’s Annual Campaign. It is their support that enables our program to reach higher levels of achievement.

Saves Career 461 Stewart Beeson (1982-85) Season 133 Mark Buzzy (1978) Match 27 Jack Barnold (vs. Roanoke, 11/6/72)

$5000 and up: James Skipper $3000 and up: William West

Goals Against Average Career 1.12 Chase Harrison (2002-2005) Season 0.90 Colin Kibler (2001)

$2000 and up: Vickie Booker Ray Gallimore

Shutouts Chase Harrison (2002-2005) Chase Harrison (2004, 2005)

$1000 and up: Michael Alley Thomas Doyle Kevin Finn George Hailer Christopher Wise

Minutes Career 7,181 Chase Harrison (2002-2005) Season 2,062 Chase Harrison (2003)

COACHES’ RECORDS Name Mike Brizendine Oliver Weiss Jerry Cheynet George Snead

Years Record 1st (2009- ) --- 6 (2002-2008) 73-52-17 28 (1974-2001) 238-213-35 2 (1972-1973) 6-7-6

History and Records

Consecutive minutes not scored upon...................................495:03 in 2005 Opponent shutouts in a season.......................................................7 in 1990 Losses in a season........................................................................13 in 2008 Consecutive losses in a season......................................................8 in 1983 Longest winning streak....................................................................7 in 2005 Longest winless streak........................................... 17 in 1983 through 1984 Longest unbeaten streak...............................................................15 in 2007 All-time shutouts...................................................................................... 141 All-time goals scored.......................................................... 1,187 since 1972 All-time assists.................................................................... 1,021 since 1972 All-time points scored......................................................... 3,395 since 1972

Matches

Career 24 Season 8

Most Victories: 14 in 1997, 2003, and 2007 Most Goals: 52 in 2003 Most Assists: 56 in 2007 Most Points: 158 in 2007 Most Shots: 420 in 2003 Most Corner Kicks: 155 in 2007 Most Saves: 154 in 1984 Most Shutouts: 8 in 2004 and 2005 Most Goals Allowed: 57 in 1983

Pct. --.574 .526 .473

$500 and up: Kenneth Broadbent Joseph Gabbard Terry St. Germain Gregory Hermandorfer James Johnson John Krallman Hamid LaPuasa Thomas Medsker Robert Warnick

Elizabeth Woodruff $200 and up: David Bundren Daniel Carper Charles Covell Peter Hegedus Kenneth Jonmaire Joseph Kuznicki Robert Medler Raymond Plaza John Wright $100 and up: Leto Alibaruho Francisco Azevedo John Barnold Andrew Bentley Dustin Bond William Boswell David Breske Christopher Burkett Patricia Burnell Patricia Conroy Michael Creaven Andrew Evans Ryan Fortenberry

Jeremiah Hamilton John Harves Rahul Hirave Fumitoshi Hirose Scott Huxtable Bradley Johnson Matthew Kiefaber Gene Ko Sean Kosmann Daniel Lee Jin Lee Christopher Lisanti Grant Nash Andres Pazos James Popp Joyce Roach Ishtiaq Rouf Stephen Valeri Michael Werder Alexander Wunderlich $10 and up: Brian Dunn Andrew Merkle Ernest Scerbo Frank Wedemeyer Richard Wilfong

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RECORDS & RESULTS vs. 2009 OPPONENTS Akron

(First Meeting)

American University

(Series is tied, 1-1-0) Year Site Result 1990 neutral W, 3-1 1993 away L, 3-4

Boston College

(Boston College leads series, 5-1-1) Year Site Result 2001 home L, 1-2 2003 away W, 2-1 2005 home T, 1-1 2006 away L, 1-2 2007 away L, 1-3 2007 neutral + L. 1-3 2008 home L, 1-2

History and Records

Clemson

(Series is tied, 2-2-2) Year Site Result 2003 home T, 3-3* 2004 away L, 0-1 2005 away T, 1-1 2006 home W. 5-2 2007 home W, 2-1 2008 away L, 2-3

Davidson

(Tech leads series, 2-1-0) Year Site Result 2000 away L, 1-5 2005 home W, 2-0 2006 away W, 4-2

Duke

(Duke leads series, 5-2-3) Year Site Result 1974 away L, 0-1 1978 away L, 3-4 1979 home W, 3-1 1988 neutral L, 2-7 2004 away W, 1-0 2005 home T, 2-2 2005 neutral + L, 0-2 2006 away T, 0-0 2007 away T, 1-1 2008 home L, 1-3

East Tennessee State (First Meeting)

Longwood

(Longwood leads series, 3-1-1) Year Site Result 1982 home L, 1-2 1983 home L, 0-1 1984 home W, 2-0 1985 away T, 1-1 2000 home L, 0-1

Maryland

(Maryland leads series, 6-1-1) Year Site Result 1984 home L, 2-4 1985 away L, 0-6 2004 home L, 1-2 2005 home L, 1-2 2006 away L, 1-2 2007 away T, 1-1 2007 neutral + W,3-0 2008 home L, 0-4

UMBC

(Tech leads series, 7-4-0) 1981 neutral W,1-0 1981 away L, 0-2 1982 home L, 0-1 1987 home L, 1-2

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1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 2006 2008

away home away home away away home

W, 3-2 L, 0-1 W, 3-0 W, 6-2 W, 4-3 W, 3-2 W, 2-1

North Carolina

(North Carolina leads series, 6-2-0) Year Site Result 1973 away L, 0-5 1974 away L, 0-1 1979 away L, 0-6 2004 home L, 1-2 2005 away W, 1-0 2006 home L, 1-2 2007 home W, 2-1 2008 away L, 2-3

North Carolina State

(NC State leads series, 9-3-1) Year Site Result 1978 away T, 2-2 1979 away L, 0-1 1981 home L, 0-5 1982 away L, 0-5 1986 away L, 1-6 1988 away L, 3-9 2004 away L, 0-2 2005 home W, 4-0 2006 away W, 3-2 2006 neutral + L, 3-4 2007 home W, 3-0 2008 away L, 0-2 2008 neutral + L, 1-3

Radford

(Tech leads series, 20-10-2) Year Site Result 1975 home W, 6-3 1976 away L, 2-4 1977 home W, 5-1 1978 away W, 1-0 1979 home W, 1-0 1980 away W, 2-0 1981 home W, 2-1 1982 away L, 0-1 1984 home W, 2-1 1985 away W, 2-1 1986 home W, 2-1 1987 away T, 1-1 1988 home W, 2-1 1989 away L, 0-1 1990 home L, 0-2 1991 away T, 3-3 1992 home W, 5-3 1993 away W, 2-1 1994 home W, 1-0 1995 away L, 1-4 1996 home W, 2-1 1997 away L, 2-3 1998 home L, 1-2 1999 away L, 1-4 2000 away L, 0-2 2001 home W, 4-0 2002 away L, 0-2 2003 home W, 5-1 2004 away W, 3-0 2005 home W, 4-0 2006 away W, 1-0 2008 home W, 1-0

South Florida

(South Florida leads series, 2-1-0) Year Site Result 1992 away L, 0-3 1993 home W, 2-1 1994 away L, 1-4

Virginia

(Virginia leads series, 24-2-1) Year Site Result 1975 away L, 1-2 1977 home L, 0-3 1978 away L, 0-1 1979 home L, 1-3 1980 away L, 0-3 1981 home L, 0-4 1982 away L, 1-2 1983 home L, 0-6 1984 away L, 0-7 1985 home L, 0-3 1986 away L, 0-5 1989 away L, 1-3 1990 home L, 0-4 1991 away L, 1-3 1992 home L, 0-3 1993 away L, 1-6 1994 home L, 2-8 1995 away L, 1-7 1996 home L, 0-3 1997 away L, 1-3 1998 home L, 0-3 1999 away L, 1-2 2004 home W, 2-1 2005 away W, 2-1 2006 home L, 1-3 2007 away T, 1-1 2008 home L, 1-2

VCU

(VCU leads series, 11-8-1) Year Site Result 1978 away W, 2-0 1979 home W, 3-1 1980 away T, 0-0 1981 home W, 2-1 1982 away W, 2-1 1983 home L, 2-3 1984 away W, 2-0 1985 home L, 1-3 1986 home L, 1-3 1987 home L, 0-1 1988 away L, 1-2 1989 home W, 3-2 1990 away L, 0-1 1991 home L, 0-1 1992 home W, 2-1 1993 away L, 0-4 1994 home W, 4-1 1995 away L, 0-2 2003 away L, 2-5* 2007 away L, 0-4

Wake Forest

(Wake Forest leads series, 11-2-2) Year Site Result 1980 away L, 2-3 1981 home T, 0-0 1982 away W, 2-1 1983 home L, 1-4 1985 away L, 2-3 1997 home W, 2-0 1998 away L, 0-1 2003 home L, 0-1 2004 home L, 0-2 2004 neutral + L, 0-1 2005 away L, 1-2 2006 home L, 2-4 2007 home T, 3-3 2007 neutral L, 0-2 2008 away L, 2-8

William & Mary

(William & Mary leads series, 8-3-2) Year Site Result 1979 away L, 1-5 1981 away L, 1-5 1981 neutral L, 0-1

1983 1989 1990 1994 1995 1999 2000 2004 2006 2007

away away home home away neutral + away away home away

L, 0-3 L, 1-4 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 L, 1-5 W, 2-1 W, 1-0 T, 0-0 W, 1-0 T, 1-1

Wisconsin

(First Meeting)

Wisconsin-Milwaukee (First Meeting)

* Denotes NCAA Tournament + Denotes ACC Tournament

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS 2009 Opponents in Bold Adelphi..........................................1-0-0 Alabama A&M...............................0-4-0 American University...................1-1-0 Appalachian State......................13-3-1 Averett .........................................0-2-1 Baltimore......................................1-2-0 Boston College...........................1-5-1 Bucknell........................................1-0-0 California......................................1-0-0 Centenary.....................................0-1-0 Central Florida..............................2-0-1 Cincinnati......................................7-3-0 The Citadel...................................1-0-0 College of Charleston...................1-2-0 Univ. of Charleston.....................12-5-1 Charlotte.......................................1-5-1 Clemson......................................2-2-2 Coastal Carolina...........................2-1-0 Connecticut...................................1-3-0 Davidson.....................................2-1-0 Dayton..........................................5-4-0 Delaware......................................1-0-0 Duke.............................................2-5-3 Duquesne.....................................4-1-0 East Carolina................................4-1-0 Eastern Mennonite.......................1-3-1 Elon..............................................4-0-0 Florida State.................................1-0-0 Florida Tech..................................0-1-0 Fordham.......................................4-1-1 Gardner-Webb..............................2-0-1 George Mason..............................4-6-1 Georgetown..................................1-2-0 George Washington......................5-3-1 Georgia Southern.........................3-1-0 Georgia State...............................0-0-1 Hampden-Sydney.........................2-0-0 High Point.....................................1-1-0 Hofstra.........................................0-1-1 IUPUI............................................1-0-0 James Madison..........................5-19-2 Kentucky.......................................0-0-1 King .............................................1-0-0 LaSalle..........................................1-4-0 Liberty...........................................5-0-0 Longwood...................................1-3-1 Louisville.....................................10-3-0 Loyola (Md.)..................................0-0-1 Lynchburg . ..................................4-5-3 Marshall......................................12-3-0 Mars Hill........................................1-0-0 Maryland......................................1-6-1 UMBC...........................................7-4-0 Massachusetts..............................3-1-1 Memphis.......................................2-1-1 Mercer..........................................1-0-0

Monmouth ...................................2-1-0 Navy.............................................0-4-0 Northeastern.................................1-0-0 North Carolina.............................2-6-0 UNC Greensboro..........................4-7-1 North Carolina State...................3-9-1 Notre Dame..................................0-3-0 UNC Wilmington...........................0-1-0 Ohio State.....................................0-1-0 Old Dominion................................1-4-3 Oral Roberts.................................1-0-0 Penn State....................................0-1-1 Philadelphia Textile.......................0-0-1 Pittsburgh.....................................2-0-1 Portland.......................................0-0-1 Providence....................................1-1-1 Radford....................................20-10-2 Randolph-Macon..........................1-7-0 Richmond.....................................7-7-0 Rhode Island................................1-5-1 Roanoke ......................................9-3-5 Robert Morris................................1-0-1 Rutgers.........................................2-0-0 University of San Diego................0-1-0 Seton Hall.....................................0-2-0 Shenandoah.................................2-0-0 Shippensburg...............................1-1-0 South Carolina..............................0-2-0 South Florida..............................1-2-0 St. Bonaventure............................3-2-0 St. Francis (N.Y.)..........................1-0-0 St. John’s......................................3-2-1 St. Joseph’s..................................6-0-0 Syracuse.......................................3-0-0 Temple..........................................5-0-0 Tennessee....................................8-0-0 Towson ........................................2-1-0 Tulsa.............................................2-0-0 Vanderbilt......................................3-1-1 Villanova.......................................3-0-0 Virginia......................................2-24-1 VCU............................................8-11-1 Virginia Military Institute..............25-2-1 Wake Forest..............................2-11-2 Washington...................................1-0-0 Washington & Lee........................4-3-0 Westmont.....................................1-0-0 West Virginia ...............................6-2-0 West Virginia Tech........................3-0-0 West Virginia Wesleyan................0-1-0 Wilkes . ........................................1-0-3 William & Mary............................3-8-2 Winthrop.......................................3-2-0 Wofford.........................................1-1-0 Xavier...........................................7-1-0


2009 OPPONENTS Akron

(Oct. 13)

Location: Akron, Ohio Nickname: Zips Colors: Blue & Gold Conference: Mid-American Stadium: Lee Jackson Field Head Coach: Caleb Porter ‘08 Record: 17-2-4 Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/6 Soccer Contact: Paul Warner Email: pwarner@uakron.edu Phone: (330) 972-2677 Fax: (330) 374-8844 Web Page: www.gozips.com

American

(Sept. 23)

Boston College

(Nov. 6)

Location: Chestnut Hill, MA Nickname: Eagles Colors: Maroon & Gold Conference: ACC Stadium: Newton Campus Soccer Field Head Coach: Ed Kelly ‘08 Record: 11-7-3 Starters Returning/Lost: 3/8 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/11 Soccer Contact: Tim Clark Email: clarktb@bc.edu Phone: (617) 552-8841 Fax: (617) 552-4903 Web Page: www.bceagles.com

Clemson

(Sept. 20)

Location: Clemson, SC Nickname: Tigers Colors: Orange & Purple Conference: ACC Stadium: Riggs Field Head Coach: Phil Hindson ‘08 Record: 7-9-2 Starters Returning/Lost: 10/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/7 Soccer Contact: Sam Blackman Email: blackmj@clemson.edu Phone: (864) 656-1924 Fax: (864) 656-0299 Web Page: www.clemsontigers.com

The Atlantic Coast Conference P.O. Drawer ACC Greensboro, NC 27417-6724 Web Page: www.theacc.com Soccer Communications Director: Lindsey Rogers (336) 851-6062 x257 lrogers@theacc.org Men’s Soccer Programs: Boston College - Clemson - Duke Maryland - North Carolina NC State - Virginia Virginia Tech - Wake Forest

(Oct. 20)

Location: Davidson, NC Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Red & Black Conference: Southern Stadium: Alumni Stadium Head Coach: Matt Spear ‘08 Record: 4-14-1 Starters Returning/Lost: 9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 19/7 Soccer Contact: Matthew Harris Email: maharris@davidson.edu Phone: (704) 894-2931 Fax: (704) 894-2636 Web Page: www.davidsonwildcats.com

Duke

(Oct. 31)

Location: Durham, N.C. Nickname: Blue Devils Colors: Royal Blue & White Conference: ACC Stadium: Koskinen Stadium Head Coach: John Kerr ‘08 Record: 10-8-2 Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 20/6 Soccer Contact: Meredith Rieder Email: mrieder@duaa.duke.edu Phone: (919) 684-3328 Fax: (919) 684-2489 Web Page: www.goduke.com

E. Tennessee State (Sept. 13) Location: Johnson City, Tenn. Nickname: Buccaneers (Bucs) Colors: Navy Blue & Old Gold Conference: Atlantic Sun Stadium: Summers-Taylor Stadium Head Coach: Scott Calabrese ‘08 Record: 6-10-1 Starters Returning/Lost: 15/7 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/2 Soccer Contact: Jeff Schneider Email: schneidj@etsu.edu Phone: (423) 439-5612 Fax: TBA Web Page: www.etsubucs.com

Longwood

(Oct. 27)

Location: Farmville, Va. Nickname: Lancers Colors: Blue & White Conference: Atlantic Soccer (ASC) Stadium: Athletics Complex Head Coach: Jon Atkinson ‘08 Record: 8-8-4 Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/8 Soccer Contact: Stuart Smith Email: smithsb2@longwood.edu Phone: (434) 395-2718 Fax: (434) 395-2568 Web Page: www.longwoodlancers.com

Maryland

(Oct. 9)

Location: College Park, Md. Nickname: Terrapins Colors: Red, White, Black & Gold Conference: ACC Stadium: Ludwig Field Head Coach: Sasho Cirovski ‘08 Record: 23-3-0 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 17/8 Soccer Contact: Jodi Fick Email: jfick@umd.edu Phone: (301) 314-7066 Fax: (301) 314-9094 Web Page: www.umterps.com

UMBC

Location: Baltimore, Md. Nickname: Retrievers

(Sept. 1)

North Carolina

(Oct. 24)

Location: Chapel Hill, N.C. Nickname: Tar Heels Colors: Carolina Blue & White Conference: ACC Stadium: Fetzer Field Head Coach: Elmar Bolowich ‘08 Record: 15-8-1 Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/9 Soccer Contact: John Martin Email: jmartin@uncaa.unc.edu Phone: (919) 962-0084 Fax: (919) 843-2309 Web Page: www.tarheelblue.com

NC State

(Sept. 27)

Location: Raleigh, N.C. Nickname: Wolfpack Colors: Red & White Conference: ACC Stadium: Dail Soccer Field Head Coach: George Tarantini ‘08 Record: 9-9-1 Starters Returning/Lost: 11/0 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 18/5 Soccer Contact: Brian Reinhardt Email: brian_reinhardt@ncsu.edu Phone: (919) 515-8953 Fax: (919) 515-2898 Web Page: www.gopack.com

Radford

(Oct. 6)

Location: Radford, Va. Nickname: Highlanders Colors: Red, White, & Blue Conference: Big South Stadium: Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Head Coach: Spencer Smith ‘08 Record: 7-10-2 Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 16/11 Soccer Contact: Patrick Reed Email: pmreed@radford.edu Phone: (540) 831-5211 Fax: (540) 831-5556 Web Page: www.ruhighlanders.com

South Florida

(Sept. 11)

Location: Tampa, Fla. Nickname: Bulls Colors: Green & Gold Conference: Big East Stadium: USF Soccer Stadium Head Coach: George Kiefer ‘08 Record: 15-5-3 Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 19/6 Soccer Contact: Mike Hogan Email: mhogan@admin.usf.edu Phone: (813) 974-4092 Fax: (813) 974-5328 Web Page: www.gousfbulls.com

Virginia

(Oct. 17)

Location: Charlottesville, Va. Nickname: Cavaliers Colors: Navy & Orange Conference: ACC Stadium: Klöckner Stadium Head Coach: George Gelnovatch ‘08 Record: 11-9-1 Starters Returning/Lost: 9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 16/6

Soccer Contact: Amy Mulligan Email: amulligan@virginia.edu Phone: (434) 982-5534 Fax: (434) 982-5525 Web Page: www.virginiasports.com

VCU

(Aug. 28)

Location: Richmond, Va. Nickname: Rams Colors: Black & Gold Conference: Colonial Athletic Stadium: Sports Backers Head Coach: Tim O’Sullivan ‘08 Record: 8-8-2 Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/10 Soccer Contact: Mitchell Moore Email: mooreml3@vcu.edu Phone: (804) 828-8496 Fax: (804) 828-9428 Web Page: www.vcuathletics.com

Wake Forest

(Oct. 2)

Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. Nickname: Demon Deacons Colors: Old Gold & Black Conference: ACC Stadium: Spry Stadium Head Coach: Jay Vidovich ‘08 Record: 21-2-1 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/7 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 19/9 Soccer Contact: Chad Crunk Email: crunkmc@wfu.edu Phone: (336) 758-5842 Fax: (336) 758-5140 Web Page: www.wakeforestsports.com

William & Mary

(Aug. 22)

Wisconsin

(Sept. 4)

Location: Williamsburg, Va. Nickname: Tribe Colors: Green, Gold & Silver Conference: Colonial Athletic Stadium: Albert-Daly Field Head Coach: Chris Norris ‘08 Record: 11-7-3 Starters Returning/Lost: 10/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 24/2 Soccer Contact: Scott Burns Email: sburns@wm.edu Phone: (757) 221-3344 Fax: (757) 221-3412. Web Page: www.tribeathletics.com

History and Records

Location: Washington, D.C. Nickname: Eagles Colors: AU Red, White & Blue Conference: Patriot League Stadium: Reeves Athletic Complex Head Coach: Todd West ‘08 Record: 9-7-3 Starters Returning/Lost: 10/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 23/7 Soccer Contact: Nancy Yasharoff Email: yasharof@american.edu Phone: (202) 885-3079 Fax: (202) 885-3033 Web Page: www.aueagles.com

Davidson

Colors: Black & Gold Conference: America East Stadium: UMBC Soccer Stadium Head Coach: Pete Caringi ‘08 Record: 6-9-2 Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/11 Soccer Contact: Steve Levy Email: slevy@umbc.edu Phone: (410) 382-2598 Fax: (410) 455-3994 Web Page: umbcretrievers.com

Location: Madison, Wis. Nickname: Badgers Colors: Cardinal & White Conference: Big Ten Stadium: McClimon Complex Head Coach: Todd Yeagley ‘08 Record: 9-7-3 Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 14/4 Soccer Contact: Brian Mason Email: bm3@athletics.wisc.edu Phone: (608) 262-2311 Fax: (608) 262-8184 Web Page: www.uwbadgers.com

Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Sept. 6) Location: Milwaukee, Wis. Nickname: Panthers Colors: Black & Gold Conference: Horizon League Stadium: Engelmann Field Head Coach: Jon Coleman ‘08 Record: 4-10-5 Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 15/4 Soccer Contact: Chris Zills Email: czills@uwm.edu Phone: (414) 229-4593 Fax: (414) 229-5749 Web Page: www.uwmpanthers.cstv.com

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2008 HONORS & AWARDS ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District III Second Team

James Gilson

NSCAA/adidas All-America Academic Honorable Mention

Scott Dillie James Gilson

All-ACC Academic

Scott Dillie James Gilson Emmanuel Akogyeram

Team Rookie of the Year

Emmanuel Akogyeram

Team Strength & Conditioning Award

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Stefan Caulfield

Team Coach’s Award Brendan Dunn Team MVP James Gilson

Brendan Dunn, who saw playing time both on the field and in the net for the Hokies, received the Team Coach’s Award.

2009 Men’s Soccer

Emmanuel Akogyeram, the Hokies' Rookie of the Year, was also named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

James Gilson was named the 2008 Team MVP.


ALL-TIME HONORS & AWARDS ALL-AMERICA 2007 2005 2003

Metro

1993 1992

Patrick Nyarko (1st-team) Dustin Dyer (3rd-team Academic) Lasse Mertins (3rd-team Academic)

ALL-REGION South Atlantic

Patrick Nyarko Ben Nason Alexander Baden Robert Edmans Patrick Nyarko Ben Nason Chase Harrison Patrick Nyarko Lasse Mertins Ken Jonmaire Lasse Mertins Peer Rogge Fred Silva Stanislav Licul Matt Whalen Matt Whalen Chris Chladek Eric McClellan Tarik Walker Ray Crittenden Eric McClellan Ray Crittenden Ray Crittenden Kevin Finn Carmen Juliana

South

1982 Pete Hegedus 1973 Jim Shugh

All-CONFERENCE Atlantic Coast

2007 2006 2005 2004

Patrick Nyarko (1st team) Robert Edmans (2nd team) Ben Nason (2nd team) James Shupp (Freshman team) Patrick Nyarko (1st team) Charlie Campbell (Freshman team) Patrick Nyarko (1st team) Patrick Nyarko (Freshman team) Ben Nason (2nd team) Ian Taylor (Freshman team)

BIG EAST

2003 2001

Lasse Mertins (2nd team) Ben Nason (3rd team) Peer Rogge (3rd team) Fred Silva (2nd team)

Atlantic 10

1999 1998 1997 1996 1995

Fred Silva Matt Whalen Stanislav Licul Zack Kovolenko Matt Whalen Leto Alibaruho Licul Stanislav Chris Chladek Brian MacFarlane Cory Turner Matt Whalen

ALL-STATE

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1984 1982 1981 1980 1979 1977 1975 1973

Robert Edmans Ben Nason Patrick Nyarko James Shupp Awards not Given Joshua Boateng Chase Harrison Patrick Nyarko Alexander Baden Brent Dillie Magnus Einarsson Bailey Allman Bobby O’Brien Ken Jonmaire Chase Harrison Ben Nason Peer Rogge Lasse Mertins Ty Enmark Fred Silva Fred Silva Ryan Cummins Fred Silva Paul Dziadosz Rob Smith Innocent Wamey Drew Myers Greg Nicks Matt Whalen Stanislav Licul Jay Entlich Eric McClellan Eric McClellan Ray Crittenden Eric McClellan Brian Boland Ray Crittenden Carmen Juliano Tim Barerra Kelly Hughes Scott Bondurant Pete Hegedus John Deely David Budd Pete McConnell Jon West David Budd Jim Johnson Chris Burkett Wayne Chechila Jim Shugh Chris Burkett Tom Doyle Dave Lehman

The Virginia Tech men’s soccer program invites former Hokie players to participate in the alumni scrimmages held at the Tech Soccer Stadium.

VIRGINIA TECH TEAM AWARDS Offensive MVP Defensive MVP MVP 1973 Jim Shugh 1974 Tom Doyle 1975 Chris Burkett 1976 Dave Craymer 1977 Jim Johnson 1978 Sam Vitas David Budd Kenny Shorts 1979 Jon West Pete McConnell David Budd 1980 Mike Halim John Deely David Budd 1981 John Deely Pete Hegedus David Budd 1982 Jeff Rush Stewart Beason Pete Hegedus 1983 Tim Barrera Stewart Beason Kelly Hughes 1984 Kelly Hughes Stewart Beason Tim Barrera 1985 David Koury Scott Bondurant Stewart Beason Jeff Rush 1986 Kenny Finn David Alderks Jeff Rush 1987 Mike Thomassy/ Geoff Pope Kevin Finn Carmen Juliano 1988 Tom Albertson Geoff Pope Ray Crittenden 1989 Tom Albertson David Tenney Brian Boland 1990 Ray Crittenden Rodney Mutter Eric McClellan 1991 Tarik Walker Lang Wedemeyer Eric McClellan 1992 Jason Entlich Brian Bulger Tarik Walker 1993 Rodney Walsh Brian Bulger Jason Entlich 1994 Chris Chladek Matt Sleightholm Rodney Walsh 1995 Stanislav Licul Pete Stoyas Matt Sleightholm 1996 Brian MacFarlane Leto Alibaruho Chris Chladek 1997 Matt Whalen Leto Alibaruho Bobby Warnick 1998 Stanislav Licul Zack Kovolenko Matt Whalen 1999 Innocent Wamey Paul Dziadosz Fred Silva 2000 Fred Silva Garrett Owens Ryan Cummins 2001 Fred Silva/ Harold Russell Colin Kibler Bobby O’Brien 2002 Ken Jonmaire Harold Russell 2003 Bobby O’Brien Harold Russell 2004 Bailey Allman Ian Taylor 2005 Patrick Nyarko Chase Harrison 2006 Patrick Nyarko/ Chad Steuck Brad Collins 2007 Patrick Nyarko Alexander Baden 2008 James Gilson Brendan Dunn

Honors and Awards

2007 2006 2005 2003 2002 2001 1998 1997 1996 1992 1990 1989 1988 1987

Jay Entlich Mike Serio Rodney Walsh Brian Bulger Eric McClellan Tarik Walker Mike Serio

*MVP Award discontinued in 2002

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Current players are bold

••••• A ••••• Abdulla, Fuad...........................................1976 Abramson, Jon.........................................1992 Ahn, Jason...........................................1982-84 Aigner, Markus..........................................2007 Akogyeram, Emmanuel............2008-present Alberti, Robert...........................2009-present Albertson, Tom.....................................1987-90 Alderks, David.....................................1982-86 Alibaruho, Leto....................................1995-97 Allen, Max.................................................2007 Allen, Richard...........................................1975 Allman, Bailey......................................2001-04 Almond, William...................................1974-76 Alwang, Albert..........................2009-present Araujo, Ronaldo...................................1973-75 Armstrong, Rick...................................1972-74 Arthur, Pat............................................1982-83 Aseweh, Philip..........................................2008 Ashworth, Bobby.................................1991-94 Awwad, George........................................1976

All-Time Roster

••••• B ••••• Baden, Alexander.................... 2005-Present Ball, Adrian...............................................1983 Ballinger, Mike.....................................1977-79 Ban, Shota...........................................2005-06 Bange, Greg........................................1976-78 Baptista, Tito.............................................1993 Bardo, Tony.........................................1972-73 Barnett, Mark.......................................1996-97 Barnold, Jack.......................................1972-73 Barrera, Tim.........................................1981-84 Bartholomew, Stephen.............................1975 Bauscher, Ward........................................1985 Bavis, Scott...............................................1989 Beason, Stewart..................................1981-85 Beason, Ted.........................................1984-87 Begley, Paul..............................................1976 Bender, Barry............................................1976 Benderoth, Keith..................................1999-02 Bentley, Clarke..........................2007-present Birx, Glenn...........................................1974-75 Blair, Anthony............................................1975 Boal, Rob..................................................1989 Boateng, Joshua.......................................2005 Boelte, Carl...............................................1972 Bogner, Justin......................................2001-02 Boland, Brian.......................................1985-89 Boland, Terry...................................2007-2008 Bond, Dustin........................................2001-02 Bondurant, Scott..................................1984-86

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Finn, Kevin...........................................1984-87 Fiorello, David...........................2009-present Frank, Andy.........................................1985-86

Borden, Dave.......................................1973-74 Boykin, Skip.........................................1991-92 Bray, Mark................................................1973 Breske, Michael........................................2008 Bright, Matt...............................................2002 Brock, Greg.........................................1989-90 Brockdorff, Erik.........................................1991 Brown, David............................................2004 Brutus, Craig....................................2006-2008 Budd, David.........................................1977-81 Bulger, Brian........................................1989-93 Bundren, David.........................................1982 Burkett, Chris.......................................1973-76 Burnell, Craig............................2007-present Buzzy, Mark.........................................1977-81

••••• G •••••

••••• C ••••• Calder, Corey............................................1974 Campbell, Charlie.....................2006-present Cappucci, Greg....................................1993-94 Carroll, Jimmy...........................................2006 Cartwright, Don....................................1973-74 Cathey, Ken..............................................1981 Caulfield, Stefan.......................2006-present Chamberlain, Lloyd..............................1972-74 Cheatham, Hunter....................................2008 Chechila, Wayne.................................1973-76 Cherney, Paul......................................1972-73 Cheynet, John..........................................1990 Childers, David.........................................1984 Childress, David.......................................1985 Chladek, Chris.....................................1993-96 Clarke, Ryan.............................................2000 Clatterbuck, Dan..................................1994-95 Clay, Robert.........................................1974-76 Clow, Richard...........................................1988 Cochrane, Gregory...................2009-present Collier, Bryan.......................................2004-07 Collier, Jonathan..................................2006-07 Collins, Brad........................................2005-06 Colton, Jonathan......................................1998 Comley, John............................................1972 Conroy, Paul.............................................1972 Coons, Connor..........................2009-present Coons, Nathan..........................................1990 Craig, Jon.................................................1998 Craymer, Dave.....................................1973-76 Crittenden, Ray....................................1988-90 Cummings, Junior................................1990-94 Cummins, Ryan...................................1997-00 Cunningham, Dennis...........................1973-76 Cundiff, Chris............................................1988 Czekanski, Drew..................................2004-07

••••• D ••••• D’Adamo, Stephan........................1998-99, 01 Davison, Caleb.........................................2006 Day, Jeff....................................................1997 Davidovicz, Chris.................................2001-02 Decker, Mark............................................1995 Deely, John..........................................1979-81 DeLong, Jon........................................1992-95 DeLucia, Peter.....................................1985-87 DeTomo, Michael......................................2000 DeTora, Mike.......................................2000-01 Devido, Mark............................................1989 Diaz, Stewart............................................1994 Digiacomo, Frank.....................................1980 Dillie, Brent..........................................2003-06 Dillie, Scott...........................................2005-08 DiMillio, David......................................1984-87 DiPietrantonio, Paolo.......................1996-97, 99 Dividio, Craig............................................1976 Dobbins, Mark.....................................1985-89 Dogbey, Demanya....................................2008 Doyle, Thomas....................................1973-76 Droter, Robert......................................1991-93 Druhot, Brant............................................1986 Dry, Stephen.............................................1982 Dumbleton, John.................................1986-88 Dunbeck, Peter.........................................1972 Dunn, Brendan..........................2006-present Dyer, Dustin.........................................2003-05 Dziadosz, Paul.....................................1996-99

Charlie Campbell Dzugan, Phil........................................1977-78

••••• E ••••• Eason, Tom..........................................1988-90 Edmans, Robert........................................2007 Edmonds, Chris...................................1991-94 Edwards, Jay.......................................1996-97 Edwards, Kevin.........................................2004 Einarsson, Magnus..............................2004-05 Ellis, Burt..................................................1983 Ells, Matt...................................................2006 Elson, Scott.........................................1989-93 Emenheiser, Eric.................................1993-95 Enmark, Ty..........................................1997-01 Ensley, Pat................................................1987 Entlich, Jason......................................1990-93 Essien, Al..................................................1982

••••• F ••••• Farino, Mike..............................................2002 Farley, Kevin.............................................1992 Farrell, Corey............................................1995 Fawzi, Mason......................................1985-87 Felschow, Andy....................................1976-77 Fielding, Andrew.......................................1989 Finch, Frank.........................................1977-80 Finn, Kenny.........................................1983-86

Galdo, José.........................................1981-82 Garver, Jack.............................................1996 Gates, James...........................................1972 Gavlak, Mike........................................1987-91 Gilbert, Michael.........................................1976 Gilson, James...........................2006-present Gira, Brian................................................1993 Gliatto, Jim................................................1979 Goldstein, David..................................1982-83 Gomez, André......................................1996-99 Graham, Jeff........................................2002-03 Graves, Don........................................1976-78 Gray, Dan............................................1977-78 Gredlein, Michael.................................1989-93 Gregory, Will.............................................1995 Grenhart, Bob...........................................1976 Greten, Karl.........................................1976-79 Griggs, Mike........................................1994-97 Grossman, Bill.....................................1984-88

••••• H ••••• Haga, Don...........................................1998-99 Hahn, Jim............................................1979-81 Hailer, George..........................................1976 Halim, Mike...............................................1980 Hanes, Paul..............................................1973 Harrison, Chase...................................2002-05 Harron, Kevin.......................................1986-88 Hartelius, John..........................................1973 Hartung, Rob.......................................1979-81 Hartzell, David..........................................1973 Harves, John.......................................1972-73 Hausfeld, Jan............................................2008 Havas, John.........................................2000-02 Hegedus, Pete.....................................1979-82 Heller, Buford............................................1972 Helsing, Scott......................................1991-92 Hermandorfer, Greg.............................2002-03 Hildenberger, Mark...................................1974 Hilldrup, Frank.....................................1979-81 Hock, Stefan.............................................2007 Hogge, Kevin.......................................1976-78 Hommas, Randy..................................1975-76 Hornyak, Steve....................................1983-85 Hooper, Brent...........................................2007 Hottner, Tobias..........................................2008 Howe, Charlie......................................2002-06 Howes, Peter............................................1974 Huang, Patrick..........................2009-present Hubbard, Beau.........................................2000 Huerfano, Jose....................................1994-96 Hughes, Kelly......................................1981-84 Humphrey, Jay.....................................1977-79 Hunter, Keith........................................1974-75 Hurt, Mike.................................................1973 Hwang, Sang.......................................1985-88

••••• I ••••• Idell, Mark.................................................1976

••••• J ••••• Jackson, Nicholas................................1981-82 James, Kadeem........................................2008 Jewell, William.....................................1976-79 Jensen, Andrew...................................1995-97 Johnson, Adam....................................1992-95 Johnson, Jim.......................................1974-77 Jonmaire, Ken.....................................2001-04 Juliano, Carmen..................................1984-87 Juul-Nielsen, Carl.....................................1973

••••• K •••••

Brendan Dunn

Kagey, David............................................1975 Kaplan, Brad.............................................1992 Keedy, Charles....................................1972-73 Keefe, Mike...............................................2000 Keller, Jan.................................................1977 Kennedy, Mike..........................................1985 Klatt, Mike.................................................1982


James Gilson

Towner, George...................................1976-80 Trimble, Kent............................................1982 Trombetta, Nick...................................1991-92 Turner, Cory.........................................1995-96 Twilley, Jay..........................................1977-81

Melhorn, Glenn....................................1983-84 Merkle, Andrew....................................1995-98 Mertins, Lasse.....................................2002-03 Michele, Matt.......................................1982-83 Miko, Steve...............................................1981 Miller, Brandon..........................................2004 Miranda, Mike......................................1995-97 Mitchell, Clark...........................................1980 Mitchell, Luke............................................2003 Mittakarin, Denis..................................1998-99 Moore, Alan..............................................1979 Moore, Alistair...........................2009-present Morrissett,David........................................1972 Moulds, Antony.........................2009-present Mutter, Rodney....................................1988-92 Myers, Drew........................................1998-02 Myers, Kenny.......................................1987-89

••••• U ••••• Uhl, Steve............................................1981-82 Umphlett, Scott.........................................1991

••••• V ••••• Valder, Paul..............................................1973 Vickers, Eric.........................................2003-06 Vicinus, Gary.......................................1972-73 Vida, Sam............................................1998-01 Vidmar, Joseph.........................2009-present Visnjic, Toni...............................................2001 Vitas, Sam...........................................1975-78 Vorobiov, Mike.....................................1980-82

••••• N •••••

••••• L ••••• Labovites, Jim...........................................1977 Lacey, Bill............................................1980-81 Lang, Jeff.............................................1980-81 Larkin, David.............................................1991 Lawrence, Bo.......................................2003-06 LeBerre, Tom.......................................1981-33 Lehman, Dave..........................................1973 Lewellyn, Ryan....................................1999-00 Lewis, Eddie........................................1986-87 Libscombe, Carroll...............................1979-80 Licul, Stanislav.....................................1995-98 Lindquist, Scott.........................................1976 Lippy, Keith..........................................1974-75 Littman, Will.........................................1991-94 Longo, Sal...........................................1990-91 Ludwig, Mark.......................................1993-97

••••• M ••••• MacFarlane, Brian...............................1993-97 Manning, Perry....................................1977-80 Marcinko, Andrew................................1980-81 Martinez, Hito...........................................1989 Matthews, Bryan.......................................2005 Mauro, Brian........................................1995-98 Maynard, Joe............................................1972 McClellan, Eric.....................................1989-92 McCollum, David.................................1974-76 McConnell, Peter.................................1976-79 McDonald, Brian..................................1982-83 McDowell, Brian...................................1980-81 McFadden, Jr., Kevin...........................2005-06 McGee, Mike............................................1974 McHugh, Chris.....................................1977-78 McNally, Chris......................................1990-91 McNew, Collin...........................2009-present Medsker, Greg.....................................2001-02 Meier, Eric............................................1983-86

••••• O ••••• O’Brien, Bobby....................................2000-03 Ogbuawa, Okey...................................1998-00 O’Leary, Sean...........................................1979 Olson, Ben...........................................1972-73 Oost, Koen................................2009-present Opacic, George........................................1976 Osborn, Mason.........................................1983 Osborne, Keith..........................................2003 O’Shea, James.........................................1991 Owens, Garrett....................................1999-01

••••• P ••••• Pachella, Steve....................................1986-87 Padgett, Scott......................................1984-87 Parsels, Jeremy...................................1998-01 Patteson, Blair.....................................1996-97 Pefkaros, Stacy........................................1976 Peyton, Scott.......................................1974-75 Phillips, Roland.........................................1973 Pieroth, Roman.........................2009-present Pinkerton, Ben.....................................1998-00 Piranian, Mike......................................1998-02 Placer, Neil...............................................1994 Pollard, Tom.........................................1983-84 Pollard, William....................................1981-83 Pope, Geoff.........................................1986-89 Porter, Jay...........................................1976-78 Pratt, Scott...........................................1987-90 Prigot, Eric............................... 1998-99, 01-02

••••• R ••••• Rainey, Ron..............................................1988 Randa, Richard....................................1974-76 Reaves, Brian...........................................1993 Reed, Marcus......................................2004-07 Renner, Doug...........................................1999 Restrepo, Edgar.......................................1998 Richards, Dave.........................................1979 Ridgeway, Chris........................................1992 Rizzo, Ryan..............................................1990 Roach, Greg........................................2002-05 Rock, Josh................................................1991 Rogge, Peer........................................2002-03 Ross, Chris...............................................1977 Ross, Joe.............................................1986-87 Rowe, Ryan.........................................1983-85 Rubano, Rob.......................................1990-93 Rush, Jeff............................................1982-86 Russell, Harold....................................1999-03 Ryan, Patrick.............................2009-present

••••• W •••••

James Shupp ••••• S ••••• Said, Mohamed........................................2003 Sale, Keith................................................1984 Salmin, Alexey.....................................1994-98 Scalisi, Peter........................................1973-74 Scerbo, Ernie.......................................1994-97 Schaffer, David.........................................1976 Scherer, Andrew.......................................1992 Schlegel, Karl......................................2000-02 Schmedes, Reiner....................................1982 Seggar, Chris............................................1994 Serio, Michael......................................1991-93 Sexton, John........................................1993-97 Shick, Alan...........................................1976-78 Shorts, Ken..........................................1974-78 Shugh, Jim...........................................1972-74 Shupp, James...........................2007-present Silva, Fred...........................................1997-01 Simonic, Paul............................................1981 Sleightholm, Matt.................................1993-95 Sloniewsky, Mike.................................1989-92 Slusser, Evan............................2009-present Smith, James............................................1976 Smith, Josh...............................................1991 Smith, Matt...............................................1998 Smith, Bob................................................1982 Smith, Rob...........................................1999-02 Snedgen, Greg....................................1979-81 Snyder, John.............................2008-present Sonnendecker, John............................1973-76 Sorrell, Alex.........................................1988-89 Spangler, Scott....................................2003-07 Spencer, Ryan.....................................1995-97 St. Germain, Thomas...............................2008 Stansfield, Keith........................................1995 Stepahin, Tom...........................................1982 Steuck, Chad.......................................2003-06 Starrs, Greg.........................................1979-81 Stevenson, Cliff...................................1972-73 Stewart, Austin.........................2009-present Stewart, Greg...........................................1984 Stocker, Dave......................................1972-74 Stoyas, Pete.............................................1995 Strong, Alex.........................................1999-00 Sullivan, Allen...........................................1987

Walker, Tarik........................................1989-92 Walsh, Rodney....................................1992-94 Walsh, Taylor...................................2006-2008 Wamey, Innocent.................................1998-99 Warnick, Bobby...................................1993-97 Watts, Jeff.................................................1984 Weaver, John............................................1983 Wedemeyer, Lang...............................1990-91 Weimer, Gregory.......................2009-present Weiseman, Jeff.........................................1982 Wells, Jamie.............................................1985 West, Jon.............................................1977-81 Whalen, Matt.......................................1995-98 Whitehead, Terry......................................1978 Willi, John.................................................1999 Williams, Jeremy......................2008-present Williams, Monroe.................................2000-01 Williamson, Jon........................................2000 Wilner, Bart..........................................1972-73 Winkler, Tom........................................1982-84 Wood, Mark..............................................1975 Woodell, Mike......................................1986-87 Woody, Micah...........................................2003 Woody, Peter.......................................2002-04 Wright, John.............................................1972

All-Time Roster

Klempa, Miklos....................................1983-84 Kibler, Colin.........................................1998-01 Kiefaber, Matt...........................................1991 Kim, Ching................................................1986 Kipreos, Nick............................................1984 Kirnos, Paul.........................................1994-95 Klatt, Michael............................................1981 Klempa, Miklos....................................1985-86 Knehans, Brian.........................................1981 Knoll, Jeff.............................................1984-86 Kot, John...................................2009-present Korte, Kyle................................................2000 Koury, David........................................1982-85 Kovolenko, Zack..................................1995-98 Kozma, Greg.......................................1992-95 Kralowetz, Joe.....................................1979-80 Krause, Will..............................................1999

Nash, Grant..............................................1998 Nason, Ben..........................................2003-07 Nelson, Ken.........................................1974-76 Nelson, Mark.......................................1992-93 Neumann, Terry........................................1992 Nguyen, Tom............................................1985 Nicks, Greg..........................................1997-00 Norwood, Nick..........................................2004 Notte, Robert.......................................1993-94 Nunnally, Ward....................................1986-88 Nyarko, Patrick....................................2005-07

••••• Y ••••• Yamashita, Luiz.........................2008-present Young, Tim...........................................1994-97 Yohannes, Ben....................................1987-90

••••• Z ••••• Zakrzewski, Michael.................................1998 Zehender, Georg......................................2007 Zeher, Mike..........................................1989-90 Zimmermann, Eric...............................1979-81

Luiz Yamashita

••••• T ••••• Taylor, Ian.................................................2004 Taylor, Michael..........................................1983 Tenney, David......................................1989-91 Thomas, Chris..........................................1983 Thomassey, Mike.................................1987-88 Thompson, Ed.....................................1981-84 Thompson, TJ...........................................2003 Todd, Jon..................................................1990 Toth, Dustin...............................................2003

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THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE “A Tradition of Excellence”

All-Time Roster

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Consistency. It is the mark of true excellence in any endeavor. However, in today’s intercollegiate athletics, competition has become so balanced and so competitive that it is virtually impossible to maintain a high level of consistency. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference has defied the odds. Now in its 57th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. And that is not mere conjecture; the numbers support it. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 113 national championships, including 60 in women’s competition and 53 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 125 times in men’s competition and 84 times in women’s action. The conference made an immediate impact in women’s soccer on the national college scene in the fall of 1987, when North Carolina captured the first of what would eventually be 15 NCAA titles for the ACC since recognizing women’s soccer as a championship sport. The Tar Heels have laid claim to 15 of the last 22 national championships, including eight consecutive titles between 1987 and 1994. North Carolina claimed its 20th overall national women’s soccer title in 2008 (19 NCAA championships and one AIAW championship in 1981). With its 19th NCAA women’s soccer championship in 27 years, North Carolina finished up a stellar year for ACC teams in 2008 postseason play. The fourth-ranked Tar Heels (25-1-2) defeated top-ranked and previously unbeaten Notre Dame, 2-1, in the 2008 Women’s College Cup title game at WakeMed Soccer Park on Dec 7. All-America junior forward Casey Nogueira, the 2008 MAC Hermann Trophy finalist and Honda Award winner, scored her second goal of the second half with 2:06 remaining to provide UNC with its winning margin. The ACC led all conferences with eight NCAA tournament berths in 2008, including six as national seeds (UNC No. 1; Florida State and Virginia No. 2; Boston College, Duke and Wake Forest No. 3). Miami and Virginia Tech also landed spots in postseason play. ACC teams posted a collective 17-7 record in NCAA Tournament competition and saw three teams – North Carolina, Florida State and Duke – reach the quarterfinals (final eight). The 17 NCAA Tournament wins also led all conferences. Two of the ACC’s postseason losses came in NCAA Tournament matchups between league teams. Florida State defeated Boston College in the Round of 16, and Duke defeated Virginia. For the season, ACC teams posted an 84-24-6 record (.763) against non-conference opposition. Sixty-four of those wins were shutout victories. North Carolina owns an all-time record of (100-7-1) in NCAA Tournament competition. ACC member schools are a collective 203-107-22. National recognition poured in for ACC schools in 2008, as six teams capped off the season ranked among the top 25 in three major polls (Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and NSCAA). The 2008 season saw North Carolina’s Nogueira earn National Player of the Year honors from Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and Top Drawer Soccer in addition to the Honda Award. North Carolina also saw Yael Averbuch named Academic All-American of the Year by ESPN The Magazine/CoSida,

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Averbuch also received the prestigious Today’s Top VIII Award from the NCAA and was named ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year for Women’s Soccer. Ten ACC student-athletes earned first-, second- or third-team All-America recognition, and eight were named first- or second-team Academic All-Americans. The 11 schools that take to the field this fall under the ACC banner have garnered 129 first, second or third team NSCAA All-America distinctions, 54 National Player of the Year titles and 15 National Rookie of the Year honors. The ACC has also amassed 48 Academic All-Americans since 1986.

2008-09 in Review

The 2008-09 academic year saw league teams capturing five national team titles and 16 individual NCAA crowns. In all, the ACC has won 48 national team titles over the last 13 years. The ACC has won two or more NCAA titles in 27 of the past 29 years. A total of 128 ACC teams placed in NCAA post-season competition in 2008-09. League teams compiled a 130-74-1 (.637) mark against opponents in NCAA championship competition. In addition, the ACC had 199 student-athletes earn first team All-America honors this past year. Overall, the league had 265 first, second or third team All-Americans and the ACC produced eight national Players of the Year and five national Coach of the Year honorees.

The Championships

The conference will conduct championship competition in 25 sports during the 2009-10 academic year - 12 for men and 13 for women. The first ACC championship was held in swimming on February 25, 1954. The conference did not conduct championships in cross country, wrestling or tennis during the first year. The 12 sports for men include football, cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track, wrestling, baseball, tennis, golf and lacrosse. Fencing, which was started in 1971, was discontinued in 1981. Women’s sports were initiated in 1977 with the first championship meet held in tennis at Wake Forest University. Championships for women are currently conducted in cross country, field hockey, soccer, basketball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track, tennis, golf, lacrosse, softball and rowing with volleyball deciding its champion by regular season play.

A History

The Atlantic Coast Conference was founded on May 8, 1953, at the Sedgefield Inn near Greensboro, N.C., with seven charter members - Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest - drawing up the conference by-laws. The withdrawal of seven schools from the Southern Conference came early on the morning of May 8, 1953, during the Southern Conference’s annual spring meeting. On June 14, 1953, the seven members met in Raleigh, N.C., where a set of bylaws was adopted and the name became officially the Atlantic Coast Conference. Suggestions from fans for the name of the new conference appeared in the region’s newspapers prior to the meeting in Raleigh. Some of the names suggested were: Dixie, Mid South, Mid Atlantic, East Coast, Seaboard, Colonial, Tobacco, Blue-Gray, Piedmont, Southern Seven and the Shoreline.

Duke’s Eddie Cameron recommended that the name of the conference be the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the motion was passed unanimously. The meeting concluded with each member institution assessed $200.00 to pay for conference expenses. On December 4, 1953, conference officials met again at Sedgefield and officially admitted the University of Virginia as the league’s eighth member. The first, and only, withdrawal of a school from the ACC came on June 30, 1971, when the University of South Carolina tendered its resignation. The ACC operated with seven members until April 3, 1978, when the Georgia Institute of Technology was admitted. The Atlanta school had withdrawn from the Southeastern Conference in January of 1964. The ACC expanded to nine members on July 1, 1991, with the addition of Florida State University. The conference expanded to 11 members on July 1, 2004, with the addition of the University of Miami and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. On October 17, 2003, Boston College accepted an invitation to become the league’s 12th member starting July 1, 2005.

School Affiliations

BOSTON COLLEGE – Charter member of the Big East Conference in 1979; joined the ACC in July, 2005. CLEMSON – Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; a charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 1953. DUKE – Joined the Southern Conference in December, 1928; charter member of the ACC in 1953. FLORIDA STATE – Charter member of the Dixie Conference in 1948; joined the Metro Conference in July, 1976; joined the ACC July, 1991. MARYLAND – Charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the ACC in 1953. MIAMI – Charter member of the Big East Football Conference in 1991; joined the ACC in July, 2004. NORTH CAROLINA – Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the ACC in 1953. NC STATE – Charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the ACC in 1953. VIRGINIA – Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; resigned from Southern Conference in December 1936; joined the ACC in December, 1953. VIRGINIA TECH – Charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; withdrew from the Southern Conference in June, 1965; became a charter member of the Big East Football Conference in Feb. 5, 1991; joined the ACC in July, 2004. WAKE FOREST – Joined the Southern Conference in February, 1936; charter member of the ACC in 1953.

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Blacksburg, Va.

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College Town, U.S.A. – A Great Place to Spend Four Years ... or a Lifetime!

One of America’s best college towns, Blacksburg is a perfect setting for a great university like Virginia Tech. Located in Southwest Virginia on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, Blacksburg combines the laid-back lifestyle of a small town with the amenities one would expect to find around a major center of higher education. Together, the town and university have worked hard to create a progressive community that ranks among the nation’s elite living environments. Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg gained national and international attention by creating the world’s first “electronic village.” Businesses and industries have been drawn by the potential of the quaint town. Established in 1798 by John and William Black, the town is surrounded by scenic mountain views that accentuate the area. Since its founding, Blacksburg has grown to become the largest town in Virginia. The nearly 43,000 residents (including students) enjoy a close proximity to a variety of recreation areas such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Claytor Lake and the New River. The region features a moderate climate and four distinct seasons. Blacksburg’s location (adjacent to major interstate highways) provides convenient access to most points in the southern and eastern parts of the country. More information on Blacksburg can be found on the web site of the Blacksburg Electronic Village, www.bev.net or the town’s web site, www.blacksburg.va.us.

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