Louisville Cardinals men's soccer
The Louisville Cardinals men's soccer team represents the University of Louisville in all NCAA Division I men's college soccer competitions. The team presently competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team currently plays in the soccer-specific Lynn Stadium on the campus.
|University||University of Louisville|
|Head coach||John Michael Hayden (1st season)|
|Stadium||Lynn Stadium |
|Colors||Red and Black|
|NCAA Tournament runner-up|
|NCAA Tournament College Cup|
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|2010, 2011, 2012, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 16|
|2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Conference Tournament championships|
|2009, 2010, 2013, 2018|
|Conference Regular Season championships|
2009, 2010, 2012
Nearly all of the Cardinals success has come in the last ten years of play under the helm of Ken Lolla. The Cardinals first qualified for the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship in 2007, and have appeared in every NCAA Tournament since then except 2015. Their best run came in 2010, where the Cardinals lost in the 2010 College Cup Final to the Akron Zips, 1–0. Since then, the Cardinals have reached the quarterfinals of the tournament in 2011, 2012, and 2016.
On December 27, 2018, Louisville named assistant coach John Michael Hayden to replace Lolla, who resigned on December 11 after leading the team for 13 seasons. Hayden, a graduate of local Trinity High School (named Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year) played 4 seasons at the University of Indiana (winning two NCAA Championships) and several seasons professionally before retiring. Hayden served as an assistant coach for the Cardinals for four years before being promoted to his first head coaching position.
- "Louisville Athletics - Louisville Sports Information". March 26, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
- "ACC Official Athletics Site". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium". Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "Men's Soccer History". Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "University of Louisville replaces Ken Lolla as soccer coach".