East Tennessee State Buccaneers soccer

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers soccer team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. The team is a member of the Southern Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. ETSU's first men's soccer team was fielded in 2008. The team plays its home games at Summers-Taylor Stadium on the ETSU campus. The Buccaneers were coached by Bo Oshoniyi until he was hired away by Dartmouth College. In March 2018, ETSU announced the hiring of former University of Kentucky assistant coach David Casper.[2]

East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Founded2008
UniversityEast Tennessee State University
Head coachDavid Casper
ConferenceSoCon
LocationJohnson City, TN
StadiumSummers-Taylor Stadium
(Capacity: 2,000)
NicknameBucs
ColorsNavy Blue and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
2010, 2013, 2016
Conference Tournament championships
2010, 2013
Conference Regular Season championships
2016

History

East Tennessee State's varsity soccer program began in 2008, when the Buccaneers began play in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Since the Bucs had already been an established Division I school in other sports and a full-member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, the new program was immediately eligible for postseason play, namely the Atlantic Sun Men's Soccer Tournament and the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship.

During the 2008 campaign, the Buccaneers fared well in non-conference play, achieving a record of 5–3 record; however, the Bucs finished towards the bottom of the A-Sun table, with a 1–7–1 conference record. It was not until 2010 that ETSU achieved a winning record, where the Bucs finished the season 15–6 overall and with a 7–2 conference record. Led by future professional Aaron Schoenfeld, the Bucs won both the Atlantic Sun regular season and the conference tournament, earning their first NCAA berth two years after the beginning of the program. The Bucs lost their first NCAA tournament match, 3–2, to the College of Charleston Cougars. The Bucs returned to the NCAAs in 2013 and 2016.

Current squad

  • Updated December 29, 2018[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
00 GK Quinten Mitchel
1 GK Josh Perryman
2 MF Luke Howson
3 DF Marveil Bilomba
4 FW Cameron Woodfin
5 DF Joe Pickering
6 DF John Luccesi
7 FW Danny Barlow
8 MF Nick Spielman
9 FW Mohamed Jawara
10 MF Serge Gomis
11 FW Bruno Andrade
12 MF Ryan Madondo
13 MF Javier Alberto
14 DF Eli Click
No. Position Player
15 DF Dehai Abraham
16 MF Kyle Hellman
17 DF Austin Bihlmeyer
20 FW Cameron Williams
21 MF Jordan Broadwater
22 DF Grayson Wright
25 FW Josh Denton
26 GK Trevor Mulqueen
27 MF Luke Parker
28 DF Glenn Holmes
30 GK A.J. Robbins

Seasons

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Scott Calabrese (A-SUN) (2008–2013)
2008 Scott Calabrese 6–10–11–7–19th
2009 Scott Calabrese 6–9–34–4–14th
2010 Scott Calabrese 15–6–07–2–01stNCAA 1st round
2011 Scott Calabrese 10–7–43–4–16th
2012 Scott Calabrese 10–6–45–2–13rd
2013 Scott Calabrese 10–6–45–2–12ndNCAA 1st round
Scott Calabrese: 57–44–16 .55625–21–5 .539
Bo Oshoniyi (SoCon) (2014–2017)
2014 Bo Oshoniyi 7–10–13–6–15th
2015 Bo Oshoniyi 8–7–44–4–24th
2016 Bo Oshoniyi 12–5–37–1–21stNCAA 1st round
2017 Bo Oshoniyi 9–2–76–0–41st
Bo Oshoniyi: 36–24–15 .58020–11–9 .613
David Casper (SoCon) (2018–present)
2018 David Casper 9-7-14-1-12nd
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Total:93–68–31 .565

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NCAA Tournament results

ETSU has appeared in three NCAA tournaments.

Year Record Seed Region Round Opponent Results
2010 15–6 N/A 1 First Round Charleston L 2–3[4]
2013 10–6–4 N/A 2 First Round Coastal Carolina L 0–2[5]
2016 12–5–3 N/A 4 First Round Virginia Tech L 0–1[6]

Notable players

References


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