Web. Elon Phoenix Soccer. Welcome to the Elon University Men's Soccer scholarship and program information page. Stromsten, Mason The Elon Phoenix is the official mascot of Elon University, located in Elon, North Carolina. This marked just the second non-losing season for the team since joining Division I. Story Links ELON, N.C.- The Elon University women's soccer team announced its schedule for the spring 2021 season on Thursday, Feb. 4. The team finished 4-2-0 in a wide-open season in the Southern Conference. [2], Powell immediately began to turn things around for Elon soccer. Fall 2009. Gaynor, Ben Elon, individually, has also seen many talented players come through the program, but few have gotten the opportunity to prove it on the big stage. [2], The winning ways of the 80s were not limited to CIAC matches. In 2012, two more Phoenix Alumni signed MLS Contracts. Cooper, Christian 14 June 2010. 1974: Don Carlson, Steve Moline, Don Ritter, Steve Rutledge, Robert Tucker, 1980: Kevin McCallie, Marash Nikaj, Jeff Sheilds, 1981: Chip Calloway (Honorable Mention), Joe Chisolhm (HM), Kevin McCallie (HM), Jeff Sheilds, 1983: Joe Bartlinski, Israel Hernandez, Paul Lawson, Andy Schaefer, Scott Spada, 1984: Joe Bartlinski (HM), Paul Lawson, Joe Nepay, Andy Schaefer (HM), Anthony Sherwood (HM), 1985: Glen Gess, Joe Nepay, Andy Schaefer, Mike Wessels, 1987: Glen Gees (2nd Team), Kip Rackley (2nd Team), Kevin Thomas (2nd Team), Mike Wessels (2nd Team), 1988: Marcus Ford (2nd Team), Glen Gess, R.T. Thomas, Mike Wessels, 1989: Jeff Cabot (2nd Team), Mike Crabtree (2nd Team), R.T. Myers (2nd Team), Marcus Ford (1st Team), 1990: Mike Crabtree (1st Team), Marcus Ford, 1991: Mike Crabtree (1st Team), Dave Myers (2nd Team), 1992: Mike Crabtree, Dave Myers (2nd Team), Steve Roark (1st Team), 1993: Chad Lorentz (2nd Team), Dave Myers (1st Team), 1995: Bob Artioli (1st Team), Asi Johnson (2nd Team), 2000: Chad Heinicke (2nd Team), Jake Downs (2nd Team), 2001: Robert Latimer (2nd Team), Devin McCarron (2nd Team), 2002: Paul Bellachqua (2nd Team), Chad Heinicke, 2004: Douglas Boateng (2nd Team), Junior Nombre (2nd Team), 2005: Junior Nombre (1st Team), Brett Paschall (2nd Team), Taylor Saxe (2nd Team), Kiki Willis (1st Team), 2006: Nick Aparicio (2nd Team), Junior Nombre (2nd Team), Taylor Saxe, Kiki Willis, 2007: Clint Irwin (2nd Team), Steven Kinney (1st Team), Brett Paschall (1st Team), Justin Wyatt (1st Team), 2008: Kyle Boerner (1st Team), James Carroll (Freshman Team), Clint Collins (2nd Team), Erfan Imeni (1st Team), Clint Irwin (2nd Team), Steven Kinney (1st Team), Will Mason (2nd Team), Aaron Parker (2nd Team), Justin Wyatt (1st Team), 2009: Brad Franks (2nd Team), Clint Irwin (1st Team), Erfan Imeni (1st Team), Steven Kinney (1st Team), Chris Thomas (2nd Team/Freshman Team), Justin Wyatt (1st Team), 2010: Nick Butterly (Freshman Team), Brad Franks (1st Team), Clint Irwin (1st Team), Austen King (1st Team), Daniel Lovitz (Freshman Team), Chris Thomas (1st Team), 2011: Nick Millington (2nd Team), Austin Dunker (Freshman Team), 2012: Chris Thomas (1st Team), Matt Wescoe (2nd Team), Samuel McBride (Freshman Team), Miguel Salazar (Freshman Team), 1984– Steve Ballard (Carolinas Conference and District), 1992– Mike Crabtree, Dave Myers, Steve Roark, 2005– Taylor Saxe (3rd Team), Kiki Willis (2nd Team), 2007– Steven Kinney (2nd Team), Justin Wyatt (2nd Team), 2008– Erfan Imeni (3rd Team), Steven Kinney (2nd Team), Justin Wyatt (2nd Team), 2009– Clint Irwin (1st Team), Steven Kinney (2nd Team), 2010– Clint Irwin (2nd Team), Chris Thomas (1st Team), 2012– Chris Thomas (1st Team), Gabe Latigue (2nd Team), Daniel Lovitz (3rd Team), 2009– Clint Irwin (2nd Team), Steven Kinney (2nd Team), The Phoenix: A New Mascot for a New Millennium. The team struggled during Ballard's rookie year as head coach, finishing the year with a 2-11-1 (0–6 CIAC) record. [2], Coach Powell and the Phoenix were not content with the relative success of 2005. “I felt that we finished the RPI at (No.) Elon's intercollegiate athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. [2], From a deadly offense in 1985 to stifling defense in 1987 and 1988, the teams of the mid 80s assaulted the record books and the competition. Said Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas: "Steven Kinney has proven himself during the preseason to have the passion and talent we need on the pitch as we rebuild our defense [...] we're happy to have him now as part of the Fire family." The 2003 squad, despite going 6-11-1 overall, proved that the Phoenix could compete with anyone on a given night when they travelled to Columbia and defeated 25th-ranked South Carolina 1-0. Kinney Signs Professional Contract with Chicago Fire. 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Elon finished the regular season with a perfect 7-0-0 record in-conference (10-9-1 overall). Dolk, Burl Lehm, Vemund Elon University / About Elon / Facts & Figures One former Phoenix defensive standout is out to help change that. Having one of its best seasons in program history, the Elon University women’s soccer team has entered the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA)/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Southeast Region Poll, earning a No. Elon University Varsity Soccer is a Division 1 NCAA soccer program competing in the Southern Conference currently ranked number 21 in the nation. Edwards, Jalen DiDonato, Charlie The official 2020 Men's Soccer Roster for the Drexel University Dragons The official Men's Soccer page for the Northeastern University Howlin Huskies Full Bio. DiDonato, Charlie Similar to its newly adopted mascot, the Phoenix, Elon soccer looked to "rise from the ashes" and emerge stronger than ever in the 2000s. The university is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, fielding 17 varsity teams in 11 sports. Elon Athletics Media Relations. Sandy, Sam Athletic scholarships are available for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division … [2], 1988 signaled the end of an era for Elon soccer, as the school would transition to NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) in 1989. Darren Powell led the Phoenix to a .500 or better record in each of his 5 seasons at the helm. ElonPhoenix.com. Jordoson, Owen It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,277, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 656 acres. 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[2], Darren Powell arrived at Elon in 2005 looking to bring some of the success he had enjoyed as a player and assistant coach at UNC-Greensboro to Elon. Elon University is located in Elon, NC and the Soccer program competes in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference. Duval, Jack Kinney was selected by the Chicago Fire with the 45th Overall Pick in the third round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. Wofford was able to hold on and took the game, SoCon title, and automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament with a 2–1 victory.[3]. It was the 44th season of the university fielding a program, and the 13th season in NCAA Division I competition. It marks the program’s first regional ranking since making the transition to the Division I ranks. [7], "I am truly blessed and honored to have this opportunity to continue my playing career," Kinney commented. During his four seasons at Elon, he anchored a defense that kept 28 clean sheets, including a school record 10 in 2009. Francombe, Marco Roberson, Erica M., and Chris Rash. Even with all the offensive firepower, Elon fell 1–0 to High Point in the Playoffs. After debuting with a 2–1 victory over Greensboro College on October 13, 1972, the team would lose its last four games to finish the inaugural season with a 1–4 record. Since their conception in fall of 1972 the Elon Phoenix mens soccer team has … Elon competed in the NAIA as a member of the Carolinas Conference (CIAC). The 1988 team still sets the Elon single season standard for goals against average (.75) and fewest goals allowed (12). South Division: Charleston, Elon, James Madison, UNCW, William & Mary. Elon University Varsity Soccer is a Division 1 NCAA soccer program competing in the Southern Conference currently ranked number 21 in the nation. The entire team has shown a great deal of discipline throughout this challenging period and they have arrived at this exciting period stronger than before," said head coach Neil … The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. They also became the #1 team in the nation at one point in 2004. Spring 2021 Elon Women’s Soccer Schedule Elon soccer had learned what it took to compete at the highest level, but still had no "silverware" to show for it by the end of the 2007 season. Founded in 1972 as a member of the NAIA, the team moved to NCAA Division II in 1989 and finally to NCAA Division I in 1999. South Division: Charleston, Elon, James Madison, UNCW, William & Mary. Headlines". Web. Get updated NCAA Men's Soccer DI rankings from every source, including coaches and national polls. Coming off a somewhat disappointing 1986 campaign, in which they finished 9-8-1 (3-4-1 CIAC)and lost to Guilford in PKs in the playoffs, the 1987 team was ready to prove that the previous year was a fluke. This included the 1985 team, an offensive juggernaut, which went 13-3-1 (6-1-1 CIAC)and scored an incredible 57 goals. Rhodes Stadium is an 11,250-seat multi-purpose stadium in Elon, North Carolina.Named for trustee Dusty Rhodes, his wife, Peggy, and their family, the stadium opened in 2001 and is home to the Elon University Phoenix football team.The stadium also hosts soccer games on occasion.. Before Rhodes Stadium was built Elon played in Burlington at Burlington Memorial Stadium. He looked to bring that winning attitude to Elon as head coach of the Phoenix. Complete Division I men's college soccer standings sorted by every conference. As of 1999–2000, The Fightin' Christians would now be known as the Phoenix. A 2–0 win over College of Charleston set up a showdown with Wofford for the title. In terms of wins and losses, the Fightin' Christians transition was anything but smooth. The Fightin' Christians rebounded in 1979 to finish the decade with the first winning season in program history with an 8-6-2 (2-3-1 CIAC) record. Sliwinski. Get updated NCAA Men's Soccer DI rankings from every source, including coaches and national polls. Erica M. Roberson. This was followed up in 2009 with the team's first appearance in the SoCon Championship game. This marked the third time Elon had been defeated by High Point in the District 26 Playoffs since 1980. One soccer writer, while comparing each of the NCAA soccer conferences to a European professional league, compared the SoCon to Super League Greece stating: "Watch the league, you will see good players. 4 Full Bio. Gee, Trace 26 August 2009. Elon men's soccer played its inaugural season in the Fall of 1972 with Charles Harris serving as the Fightin' Christians first head coach. Elon University does offer athletic scholarships for Soccer. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Allen scores 26 to lead Delaware past Elon 75-70 — Ryan Allen had a season-high 26 points as Delaware narrowly beat Elon 75-70 on Sunday. Davis kicks Elon past Towson, dashing playoff hopes, 25-23. As a player, Powell helped the Spartans to two NCAA Tournament berths in 1993 and 1994. Although the 2010 team will have to replace seven seniors, the Phoenix will once again look to finish at the top of the table in the SoCon. Though Elon fell short in that game,[1] the program has made strides from its humble 3–14 introduction to Division I in 1999. Reeves, Maciej View Full Bio, Cam Number 1 Most Beautiful Campus! ElonPhoenix.com. [2] The Phoenix holds a special symbolic connection with Elon University itself as well because the school almost completely burned down in 1923, only to "rise from the ashes" stronger than ever. [2], A 6–6 (2–4 CIAC) record in 1976 stood as the best season in the brief history of Elon soccer as Steve Ballard took over as head coach in the Fall of 1978. ELON — Tension was mounting for Elon players and coaches as the NCAA revealed its Division I men’s soccer bracket Monday afternoon. Founded in 1972 as a member of the NAIA, the team moved to NCAA Division II in 1989 and finally to NCAA Division I in 1999. Elon and Coach Harris struggled to find the winning formula during the formative years of the program. Home Scores Bracket. [2], Elon now embarked on two NCAA-mandated transition years before it could become a full-member of Division I. Elon University is a mid-sized private university in North Carolina that is nationally recognized as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning. They travel to Maryland to play Towson on Sunday. 2010 Graduate Clint Irwin signed for the Colorado Rapids, and 2012 Graduate Gabe Latigue signed for the New England Revolution of the MLS in 2012. Elon Soccer All-Time (1972–Present): 270-332-54 (.412), The SoCon has a rich soccer tradition, having produced players such as US Internationals Clint Dempsey and Ricardo Clark, which the Phoenix hope to help continue. [2], The first two seasons in the SoCon, 2003 and 2004, proved difficult for the Phoenix. Pelle, Peter The Phoenix finished 9-9-2 (4-2-1 SoCon) in 2005. The program is currently under the direction of head coach Marc Reeves. Thorsén, Josh There is no additional information to display. They rode this prolific defense all the way to the second round of the NAIA Area VII Regional Tournament, where they ultimately fell to Alderson-Broaddus 3-0. Elon University / About Elon / Facts & … Need-based and academic scholarships are available for student-athletes. Page for Elon Women's soccer program, including standings, roster and stats He put up 16 points and five rebounds a game before going down with the heartbreaking season-ender. The are ranked number 1 in the South! During the 2006-07 season, Elon notched its first winning record in men’s soccer at the Division I level and posted SoCon outright regular season and tournament titles and an NCAA postseason appearance in men’s tennis. "Elon Men Fall in SoCon Tourney Soccer Final." Web. Media Guide. Web. Weatherspoon, Zack After graduating from Elon University in December 2009, he became Elon's first player to sign for an MLS Club. [2], Elon's final year as a member of the NAIA in 1988 ended with the Fightin' Christians claiming another District 26 Championship and finishing with a record of 14-4-2 (4-2-2 CIAC). When Harris relinquished the reins following the 1977 season, Elon was still seeking its first winning-season in men's soccer. This is the Elon University Women's Soccer scholarship and program information page. Powell also led Elon Soccer to its first conference championship in 2008, as the team captured the Southern Conference regular season crown. [6], A native of Norcross, Georgia, Kinney started in 78 games for the Phoenix, and he was named first-team All-Southern Conference three times. Vesterholm, Trevor Athletic scholarships are available for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NAIA and NJCAA. [2], Head coach Rob Brewer led the Fightin' Christians to winning seasons in 1992 and 1995 with final records of 10-5-2 (5–2) SAC and 9-8 (2–6 SAC), respectively. The Elon Phoenix is the official mascot of Elon University, located in Elon, North Carolina.It is the name that each of the sports teams at the university are referred to. College soccer coaches rely on the SoccerWire Commitment Tracker to keep up with the recruiting status of youth soccer players who have verbally committed to play for a program. Durand, Lewis The team was also ranked as high as #22 in the Soccer America poll after a 6–1 start, which included a win over then-#17 UAB. "E-Net! Elon also qualified for the NAIA District 26 Playoffs that season, and though they were defeated by High Point 5-0, the 1979 team proved to those outside the program that Elon soccer had arrived. In addition, Elon offers 18 intramural and 21 club sports. The team went on an 11-game unbeaten streak (a figure that is still tied for the Elon record), and amassed eight school records that stand to this day. Ultimately, as the cliche goes, "defense wins championships", and Elon won its back to back District 26 Championships with solid defense. My two children graduated from Elon University! Elon's 17 varsity sports teams, known as the Phoenix, joined the NCAA's Division I Colonial Athletic Association on July 1, 2014 after a decade in the Southern Conference. The Phoenix was selected to play host to Winthrop in the first round at 7 p.m. Thursday. After finishing the season winless, (0-13-2, 0-6-1 SAC) and setting a school record for saves made in a season with 248, the Fightin' Christians said goodbye to the SAC and Division II. But, true to their nickname, the Phoenix would eventually rise from the fires of transition. — Elon Men's Basketball (@ElonMBasketball) December 16, 2020. Green, Marc The Terriers, playing on their home field as the #1 seed, jumped out to a 2–0 lead before the Phoenix were able to get one back. Here you'll have access to specifics on the school and information on their Women's Soccer program like who to contact about recruiting, names of past alumni, what scholarship opportunities can be had and ways to begin the … "We're so grateful for the opportunity to play this spring. Elon’s part-time MBA is ranked among the best programs in the nation. 10 ranking. Visit ESPN to view the Elon Phoenix team roster for the current season It was the program's second season with Chris Little as head coach. A talented group of freshmen [4] will join the returning players to continue chasing a Southern Conference championship, and the NCAA Tournament bid that has continued to elude them. Spring 2021 Elon Women’s Soccer … Powell was honored as the Southern Conference Coach of the Year for 2005. That was about to change. The 1980 campaign marked the first winning season in CIAC play for the Fightin' Christians as the team went 6–1 in conference matches (8–8 overall). The 2015 Elon Phoenix men's soccer team represented Elon University during the 2015 NCAA Division I men's soccer season.It was the 44th season of the university fielding a program, and the 13th season in NCAA Division I competition. Elon University is a mid-sized private university in North Carolina that is nationally recognized as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning. [3] Umstead, Jeppe Elon University is located in Elon, NC and the Soccer program competes in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference. Elon is a member of the Colonial Athletics Association, and the Phoenix athletics program includes 17 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports in NCAA Division I (FCS football). No roster entered for this team. Coach Ballard and the Fightin' Christians would need just two seasons to better that mark and subsequently take the program to the next level. See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Soccer Clubs in Elon, NC. Goal.com. With a record of 9-7-2 heading into the SoCon Tournament, the Phoenix would likely have to win in order to secure a berth in the NCAA Tournament. First-year head coach Rob Brewer, much like Ballard the year before, was winning with defense. [2], Head coach Mike Reilly, who had led the team through the transition to NCAA Division I, now led the team as it moved from the Big South Conference to the Southern Conference in 2003, where they remain to this day. The 1987 Fightin' Christians went 16-3-1 (6-1-1 CIAC)and defeated High Point 1-0 to win the NAIA District 26 Championship. Faculty truly mentor the students there. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 2015 Elon Phoenix men's soccer team represented Elon University during the 2015 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. For his efforts, Powell was honored as one of the top NCAA Division I assistant coaches by College Soccer News. The Fightin' Christians continued to struggle to find the win column, posting a combined record of 7-27-2 from 1997 to 1998. [2], The 1980s brought more "firsts" and continued growth for Elon soccer. 14 June 2010. 14 June 2010. But the Phoenix recovered to win six of the next eight, a stretch which included narrow 2-1 losses to nationally ranked ACC foes Wake Forest and Duke. However, those would be the only two seasons in which the team finished with a .500 or better record. It is a great mid- size university with a variety of majors. <. [2], The team went 3–14 (0–7 Big South) in 1999, the program's first season as a member of NCAA Division I and the Big South Conference. Burlington Times-News. [2], The 2008 Phoenix stumbled out of the gate 2-7-1 against a difficult non-conference schedule, but hit their stride as SoCon play began. Though the record books may not remember the Charles Harris era very favorably (16-40-4 cumulative record in 6 seasons), he laid the foundation of a program for his successors to build upon. Gillens-Butler had transferred to Elon from Butler in May 2019 and sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules. 15 March 2010. Moen, Sam It was also the first winning record in conference play since moving to DI. It showed that Elon soccer would have work to do in the years to come in order to compete for championships in Division I. Southern Conference (Division I, Football I-AA) Add School to Favorites Email the Coaches Welcome to the Elon University Men's Soccer scholarship and program information page. TopDrawerSoccer.com, Club and College Soccer News, Soccer Recruiting, Elite Soccer Shop. With all but three players returning, and a talented group of freshmen on their way, the Phoenix had high hopes for 2009. Kurz, Andreas The program is currently under the direction of head coach Marc Reeves. 2009 ed. The Elon University Phoenix Men's Soccer team, much like its mascot, is a program on the rise. Following the conclusion of the regular season, the top four teams in the conference (top two teams in each division) will advance to the CAA Championship, which is set to take place on April 15-17, 2021 at Towson. 14 June 2010. [2], The team struggled in 1996, Reilly's first year at the helm, and the last season in Division II. Taylin Jean: The Division II Limestone women’s soccer team fell to Queen’s College 2-1 at Dickson Field in Charlotte on Wednesday night. Wentzel, Kasper There is no additional information to display: Accessed: 10 June 2010. Following the conclusion of the regular season, the top four teams in the conference (top two teams in each division) will advance to the CAA Championship, which is set to take place on April 15-17, 2021 at Towson. Page for Elon Men's soccer program, including standings, roster and stats Although the team fell short of its ultimate goal, the SoCon regular season championship was the first DI league title for Elon. Spring 2010. Elon: Elon University Athletics, 2009. The teams finished 1-5-1 in SoCon play both years, and after five seasons in Division I the Phoenix were still searching for a winning record(both overall and in-conference). [6] Kinney was also the first Elon men's soccer player to earn Academic All-America status, being named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America third team in November. Elon's Steven Kinney hopes to follow in the tradition of SoCon legends like Dempsey and Clark by making his mark as a professional. After leading 1–0 at the half, the Phoenix fell-apart in the 2nd half allowing four goals to College of Charleston, and Elon's historic season ended with a disappointing 4–1 loss. 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