‘Men’s Soccer’ Category
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) prides itself on the combined athletic and academic accomplishments of its talented student-athletes. No conference honor better exemplifies that commitment to balanced excellence than the MIAC Academic All-Conference award and, in the fall of 2016, the conference's student-athletes set a remarkable new standard with a record 381 student-athletes named Academic All-Conference.
2016 was another year filled with conference championships, national tournament appearances and spectacular individual performances both on and off the field of play for Gustavus athletics. Here’s a look back at numerous highlight events that occurred throughout the year.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2016 Men’s Soccer Awards on Thursday and Gustavus owned two honorees on the All-Conference team in Matt Murakami (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Arthur Parens (So., Wayzata, Minn.).
Two early goals by Augsburg College spelled defeat for the Gustavus men’s soccer team Tuesday in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoffs. The Gusties responded with one goal, but the score remained 2-1 for a final, ending Gustavus’s season at 7-9-1 overall.
Senior women's soccer player Maddison Ackiss (Fairbanks, Alaska) and junior men’s soccer player Matt Murakami (Eden Prairie, Minn.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College October Female and Male Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.
The Gustavus men’s soccer team secured the No. 3 seed in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoffs and is set to host No. 6 Augsburg at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the opening round. The Gusties enter the game with a 7-8-1 overall record and finished 6-3-1 in the MIAC, while Augsburg is 7-9-2 overall and went 4-4-2 league play.
The Gustavus men’s soccer team secured the No. 3 seed in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoffs on Saturday with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory at Hamline. Cody Billins’ (Fy., Farmington, Minn.) first career goal came with just five seconds remaining in the first overtime period to seal the victory in the regular season finale. The Gusties improve to 7-8-1 overall and 6-3-1 in the MIAC, and will host No. 6 seed Augsburg at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the first round of league playoffs.
The Gustavus men’s soccer team concludes the regular season at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hamline University. The Gusties enter the game with a 6-8-1 overall record and 5-3-1 mark in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and are fighting for potentially the No. 2 seed in the league playoffs, while Hamline enters at 9-5-2 overall and 3-4-2 in the conference, and is battling for a spot in the postseason having not secured a spot yet.
The Gustavus men’s soccer team secured a spot in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Playoffs Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Concordia College. The Gusties improved to 6-8-1 overall and 5-3-1 in the MIAC, reaching 16 points in the league standings to secure a playoff berth – their 11th appearance in the 14-year history of the MIAC Playoffs.
After more than a week off, the Gustavus men’s soccer team is set to host its final regular season game at the Gustie Soccer Field today as it takes on Concordia College at 3:30 p.m. The Gusties are tied for fifth place in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings with a 4-3-1 league record (5-8-1 overall), while the Cobbers are in last place at 1-8 in the conference and 6-9-1 overall.