2011 Men's Soccer News

July 9, 2012
Former Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Standout Shane Recklet Joins VFC Plauen
Former Quinnipiac University men's soccer standout Shane Recklet (Shelton, Conn.) has extended his stay over in Germany, as the 24-yearold has signed a new contract with VFC Plauen. Recklet enjoyed a season with SV Germania Schöneiche, but announced on Friday, July 6, 2012 that he will represent a new club for the next season.

April 28, 2012
Philip Suprise Named Men's Soccer Player Of The Year At Annual Banquet
Junior Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) was named men’s soccer Player of the Year at the Quinnipiac men’s and women’s annual banquet on Friday, April 27. Sophomore Brandon Strain-Goode (Toronto, Ontario) earned Player’s Player of the Year accolades, while Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) was named Newcomer of the Year and Zachary Friedenreich (Edison, N.J.) earned Academic Player of the Year honors.

April 25, 2012
Men's Soccer Welcomes Three Transfers For 2012 Fall Season
Quinnipiac men’s soccer head coach Eric Da Costa has announced the signing of three transfer players, set to join the team for the 2012 season. Midfielders Robbie McLarney (Londonderry, N.H.), Sam Nicol (Midlothian, Scotland), and Simon Hinde (Canebrra, Australia) will each step in to provide important roles in the middle of the pitch for the Bobcats.

April 23, 2012
Men's Soccer Announces Class Of 2016
Quinnipiac men’s soccer head coach Eric Da Costa has announced the five members of the Class of 2016 that will join the Bobcats for the 2012 campaign. Defenders Stevenson Hawkey (Pennington, N.J.), Nick Lasweicz (Southbury, Conn.), Justin Kody (Northborough, Mass.) and Erik Panzer (Nelson, New Zealand), as well as goalkeeper Marc Meny (Philipsburg, N.J.) will be set to compete next year for the Quinnipiac squad.

March 20, 2012
Men's And Women's Soccer Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award
The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s soccer programs earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year.

February 2, 2012
Graciano Brito '09 Signs With Rochester Rhinos For 2012 Season
Former Quinnipiac men’s soccer standout Graciano Brito ’09 has signed with the Rochester Rhinos of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) for the upcoming 2012 season, as announced by the team on Thursday, Feb. 2. Brito moves from rival USL PRO team FC New York, where he experienced a solid season for the club, tallying four goals in just 12 games.

January 12, 2012
Former Quinnipiac Goalkeeper Freddy Hall '10 Gets Starting Nod For Northampton Town F.C.
Former Quinnipiac men’s soccer star Freddy Hall ’10 earned his first start for the Northampton Town F.C. Cobblers this past Saturday, Jan. 7, leading the team to its first victory in more than three months with a 2-1 win over Morecambe. Hall stepped in to replace injured goalkeeper Shane Higgs and has now situated himself as the Cobbler’s first-team goalie for the immediate future.

December 9, 2011
Suprise Earns Second Team NSCAA All-North Atlantic Honors
Quinnipiac men’s soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) has been named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association Of America (NSCAA) All-North Atlantic Second Team, as announced on Friday, Dec. 9.

November 10, 2011
Philip Suprise Named To Men's Soccer All-NEC First Team
Quinnipiac University men’s soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) has been named to the 2011 Northeast Conference Men’s Soccer First-Team All-Conference, as announced by the league at its annual pre-tournament banquet on Thursday, Nov. 10.

November 6, 2011
Men's Soccer Falls In Season Finale To St. Francis (N.Y.), 2-1
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team fell to Northeast Conference opponent St. Francis (N.Y.) in the final game of the regular season, 2-1, on Senior Day Sunday at Quinnipiac Soccer Field. Quinnipiac finishes its season with a 6-10-0 overall record (4-6-0 NEC), while St. Francis (N.Y.) ends its season with a 10-5-3 overall record (5-3-2 NEC).

November 4, 2011
Men's Soccer Defeated By Sacred Heart, 3-0
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team was defeated by Northeast Conference opponent Sacred Heart, 3-0, on Friday evening in Fairfield, Conn. The loss drops Quinnipiac’s NEC record to 4-5 (6-9 overall), while Sacred Heart improves to 5-1-3 in NEC action and 9-4-4 overall.

November 3, 2011
Men's Soccer Visits Sacred Heart, Hosts St. Francis (N.Y.) In Final Regular Season Games
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team (6-8-0) (4-4-0 NEC) kicks off the final weekend of the regular season when it travels to face Sacred Heart (8-4-4) (4-1-3 NEC) on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The Bobcats then host St. Francis (N.Y.) (9-4-3) (4-2-2 NEC) on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. Prior to Sunday’s contest, Quinnipiac will honor its four graduating seniors with an on-field ceremony.

November 1, 2011
Men's Soccer Falls To Long Island, 1-0
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team lost to Northeast Conference opponent Long Island University, 1-0, in a game played at Yale University on Tuesday night. With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 6-8 overall and 4-4 in NEC play, while the Blackbirds improve to 5-9-3 on the year and 3-5-1 in league action.

October 31, 2011
Men's Soccer Versus Long Island Rescheduled For Tuesday, Nov. 1 At Yale
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team has rescheduled its game versus Long Island to Tuesday, Nov. 1, with the contest set to be played at Yale University’s Reese Stadium at 7 p.m.

October 29, 2011
Sunday's Men's and Women's Soccer Games Postponed
The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s soccer games, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field, have been postponed due to inclement weather. Both games have yet to be rescheduled, but will likely be played during the upcoming week.

October 28, 2011
Quigley Leads Men's Soccer Past Central Connecticut, 2-1
Led by sophomore Tim Quigley’s (Ridgefield, Conn.) first two goals of the season, the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team defeated Northeast Conference opponent Central Connecticut, 2-1, on Friday afternoon. The win improves the Bobcats’ NEC record to 4-3 and its overall record to 6-7, while the loss drops the Blue Devils to 5-3 in NEC action and 8-8 overall.

October 27, 2011
Men's Soccer Visits Central Connecticut, Hosts Long Island This Weekend
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team (5-7-0) (3-3-0 NEC) continues its Northeast Conference schedule this weekend when it travels to face Central Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m., before returning home to face Long Island on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

October 23, 2011
Men's Soccer Falls In Double Overtime To Mount St. Mary's, 2-1
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team fell to Northeast Conference opponent Mount St. Mary’s in double-overtime, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium. The Bobcats’ record now stands at 3-3 in NEC action and 5-7 overall, while Mount St. Mary’s improves to 4-3 in NEC play and 7-6-1 overall.

October 21, 2011
Monmouth Defeats Men's Soccer, 2-0
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team was defeated, 2-0, by Northeast Conference opponent Monmouth on Friday evening at The Great Lawn. The loss drops Quinnipiac’s record to 3-2 in NEC action and 5-6 overall, while Monmouth improves to 10-4 overall and 4-2 in the NEC.

October 20, 2011
Men's Soccer Travels To Face Monmouth And Mount St. Mary's This Weekend
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team (5-5-0) (3-1-0 NEC) heads south for the weekend when it travels to face Monmouth (9-4-0) (3-1-0 NEC) on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. before taking on Mount St. Mary’s (6-6-1) (3-3-0 NEC) on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m.

October 16, 2011
Fairleigh Dickinson Hands Men's Soccer First NEC Loss, 2-1
Junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) netted a goal for the third straight game, but the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team fell to Northeast Conference opponent Fairleigh Dickinson, 2-1, at University Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Quinnipiac’s first NEC loss of the season drops its record to 3-1 in league play (5-5 overall), while the Knights improve to 4-1 in the NEC and 8-3-2 overall.

October 15, 2011
Men's Soccer Travels To Face Fairleigh Dickinson On Sunday, Oct. 16 At 5 PM
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team (5-4-0) (3-0-0 NEC) begins its stretch of four straight roads games when it travels to face Fairleigh Dickinson (7-3-2) (3-1-1 NEC) on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m.

October 13, 2011
Suprise And Ogunjobi Garner NEC Top-20 Ranking On TopDrawerSoccer.com
Quinnipiac men’s soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) and freshman forward Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) have been named two of the top-20 players in the Northeast Conference, as highlighted by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Suprise garnered the number 12th spot and Ogunjobi the 14th spot on the national club and collegiate soccer website.

October 10, 2011
Philip Suprise Named adidas/NEC Men's Soccer Player Of The Week
Quinnipiac men’s soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) has been named adidas/Northeast Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, Oct. 10.

October 9, 2011
Quinnipiac Men's And Women's Soccer Help Peace Corps
On Sunday, the men’s and women’s soccer programs are supporting the efforts of Truong Nguyen ‘08, a former men’s soccer player now serving in the Peace Corps in Indonesia. Volunteers will be handing out information and accepting donations to help Truong as he works with his village in East Java, Indonesia to build a multipurpose (soccer and basketball) athletic court. The purpose of an athletic court is to give students a safe place to participate in sports and build confidence and pride within the community.

October 9, 2011
Men's Soccer Remains Unbeaten In NEC Action, Defeats Robert Morris, 2-1
Junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) scored a goal and drew a penalty in the goalkeeper’s box in the 79th minute that led to the game-winning goal, as the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team won its third straight Northeast Conference game on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over Robert Morris. Senior defender Matthew Rothbart (Cheshire, Conn.) capitalized on the infraction and buried his first penalty kick opportunity of the season to lead Quinnipiac to a 5-4 overall record and a 3-0 NEC mark. The loss drops Robert Morris to 4-6-1 overall and 0-4 in NEC action.

October 7, 2011
Daniels’ Tally In Overtime Sends Men’s Soccer Past St. Francis (Pa.), 2-1
Junior William Daniels’ (Clackamas, Ore.) long blast in the first overtime propelled the Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team to a thrilling victory on Friday afternoon, as the Bobcats defeated the St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash, 2-1, on the Quinnipiac Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn. After a scoreless second half, Daniels’ tally just two minutes into the extra frame pushed the Bobcats to their second straight NEC triumph at home this season.

October 6, 2011
Men's Soccer Hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) And Robert Morris This Weekend
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team (3-4-0) (1-0-0 NEC) hosts Northeast Conference opponents Saint Francis (Pa.) (5-4-1) (1-1-0 NEC) and Robert Morris (4-4-1) (0-2-0 NEC) on Friday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 9. Friday’s contest against Saint Francis (Pa.) begins at 4 p.m., while Sunday’s game against Robert Morris is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.

October 2, 2011
Men's Soccer Falls To NJIT In Overtime, 2-1
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team fell to non-conference opponent NJIT, 2-1, in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium. Freshman forward Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season for the Bobcats, which saw their record fall to 3-4. With the win, the Highlanders improve their record to 2-7-1 on the year.

September 30, 2011
Men's Soccer Opens NEC Action With 2-1 Victory Over Bryant
Quinnipiac men’s soccer senior captain Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) produced a goal and an assist, leading the Bobcats to their first Northeast Conference victory of the season, and third-straight overall, with a 2-1 win over Bryant on Friday afternoon. Quinnipiac improves its overall record to 3-3 on the season and 1-0 in NEC action, while Bryant falls to 1-5-1 overall on the year and opens NEC play with a 0-1 record.

September 29, 2011
Men's Soccer Opens NEC Play Against Bryant On Friday, Travels To NJIT On Sunday
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team begins Northeast Conference play when it hosts NEC opponent Bryant on Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. The Bobcats will then play its final non-conference regular-season game when it travels to face NJIT on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.

September 24, 2011
William Cavallo's Goal Leads Men's Soccer Over Loyola (Md.), 1-0
Senior defender William Cavallo’s (Londonderry, N.H.) lone goal in the 53rd minute of play was all the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team needed, as it defeated Loyola (Md.) in a defensive battle, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Quinnipiac Soccer Field. The win improves the Bobcats record to 2-3, while the loss ends the Greyhounds’ four-game winning streak, as they see their record fall to 5-2-1 on the season.

September 23, 2011
Men's Soccer Hosts Loyola (Md.) Saturday, Sept. 24 At 2 PM
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team hosts non-conference opponent Loyola (Md.) on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.

September 19, 2011
Ogunjobi Takes Home NEC Men's Soccer Player And Rookie Of The Week Honors
Quinnipiac men’s soccer freshman forward Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) was named Northeast Conference Men’s Soccer Player and Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, Sept. 19.

September 14, 2011
Ogunjobi Hat Trick Carries Men's Soccer Over Hartford, 4-3
Quinnipiac men’s soccer freshman forward Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) buried his third goal of the contest with just over a minute remaining in regulation, to give the Bobcats a 4-3 edge over Hartford on Wednesday afternoon in Hamden, Conn. Ogunjobi’s three second-half goals guided Quinnipiac (1-3) to its first win of the season, while Hartford (1-5) loses its fifth-consecutive game of the season.

September 13, 2011
Men’s Soccer Hosts Hartford On Wednesday, Sept. 14 At 4 PM
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team returns home following its two-game road trip to face non-conference opponent Hartford on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m.

September 9, 2011
Men's Soccer Falls To Yale In Tight Match, 3-2
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team found itself on the losing end of a highly competitive contest against cross-town rival Yale, in which a late goal in the 88th minute gave the Bulldogs the 3-2 victory on Friday night at Reese Stadium. Junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) and senior forward Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) each collected a goal and an assist on the evening for the Bobcats, which saw its record fall to 0-3 on the season. Yale improves to 2-1 with the win.

September 7, 2011
Men's Soccer Visits Yale On Friday, Sept. 9 At 7 PM
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team will face non-conference opponent Yale under the lights at Reese Stadium on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.

September 5, 2011
Men's Soccer Game Against Vermont Cancelled
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer contest against Vermont on Monday, Sept. 5 has been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions from recent heavy rains. No rescheduled date has been announced.

September 1, 2011
Men's Soccer Defeated By No.16 Boston College, 5-0
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team fell to No. 16 Boston College, 5-0, on Thursday afternoon at Boston College Soccer Complex. The Bobcats’ record now stands at 0-2, while the Eagles improve to 3-0 on the season.

August 31, 2011
Men's Soccer Travels To Face No.16 Boston College On Thursday, Sept. 1 At 4 PM
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team faces its first road test when it heads out on the road to play Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Boston College on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m.

August 29, 2011
Men's Soccer Opens 2011 Season Against Providence On Monday, Aug. 29 At 4 PM
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team opens season play in a home contest against Providence on Monday, August 29 at 4 p.m.

August 29, 2011
Men's Soccer Falls To Providence In Season Opener, 2-1
Despite netting the game’s first goal on freshman Nils von der Heide’s (Munich, Germany) first-career tally, the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team was defeated, 2-1, in its season-opener against non-conference opponent Providence on Monday afternoon. The loss drops the Bobcats to 0-1 on the season, while Providence improves to 1-1 on the year.

August 17, 2011
Men's Soccer Picked To Finish Seventh In 2011 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team was selected to finish seventh in the 2011 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Bobcats, who finished the 2010 season 4-11-2 overall (3-6-1 NEC), return 12 players from last season. Top-scorer and assistant captain, junior Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.), who finished the 2010 campaign with five goals and one assist, has led the Bobcats in goals scored and overall points in each of the last two seasons.