2014-15 Quinnipiac Men's Soccer News

December 16, 2014
Angoitia Named to ECAC 2014 Division I Men's Soccer All-Star Team
Hamden, Conn. – Quinnipiac men’s soccer senior goal keeper Borja Anogitia was selected to the 2014 Division I Men’s Soccer All-Star team, announced by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Angoitia was honored on the second team along with Army’s goalkeeper, Winston Boldt.

December 10, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Places Three Players on NSCAA All-Northeast Region Team
Hamden, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team placed three players on the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men’s All-Northeast Team. Senior Machel Baker (Spanish Town, Jamaica) and junior Tobias Esche (Bremen, Germany) were both named to the second team while senior goalkeeper Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) was selected to the third team.

December 9, 2014
Head Coach Eric Da Costa Named NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year
Quinnipiac University men’s soccer head coach Eric Da Costa was named Northeast Region Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) after leading the Bobcats to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Regular Season Title and the top seed of the league tournament.

November 25, 2014
Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Prospect Clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 26 Moved Indoors and to a 9:30 AM Start Time
Due to the weather forecast we are moving the Prospect Clinic on Wednesday, November 26th indoors and adjusting the start time. Check in will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the clinic starting promptly at 10 a.m. and concluding at 12:30 p.m. The clinic will take place at the CFC Arena which is less than 2 mile from campus. CFC Arena is located at 1018 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514.

November 24, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Recognition for 2013-14
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team earned National Collegiate Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Academic recognition for the 2013-14 academic calendar year, which was released on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 by the front office.

November 14, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Falls to Fairfield 3-1 in Penalty Kicks
The attendance of 2,044 fans at the MAAC Semifinal game between the No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats and No. 6 Fairfield Stags was the largest ever at a soccer game in Bobcats history. The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team fell 3-1 in penalty kicks to the Fairfield Stags on Saturday afternoon after neither team was able to score through regulation and two overtime periods. Fairfield advances to the MAAC Championship game against the Monmouth Hawks on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 12 PM.

November 13, 2014
MAAC Honors Six Bobcats with All-Conference Laurels; Angoitia Named MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year
Highlighted by senior goalkeeper Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain), the Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team received high praise for another successful season with several individual accolades at the annual Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships banquet on Thursday night. The MAAC announced the major award winners along with the All-MAAC and All-Academic teams. Angoitia was named the 2014 Goalkeeper of the Year for the second consecutive season and was one of six Bobcats to be recognized with regular season honors.

November 12, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Hosts 2014 MAAC Championships This Weekend; Bobcats To Face Fairfield on Friday at 1 PM
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team (10-4-4, 7-0-3 MAAC) closed out the regular season going unbeaten in their final 12 games and claimed the MAAC Regular Season title. Up next for the Bobcats is the 2014 MAAC Championship, where they enter as the one seed and take on sixth-seeded Fairfield University (7-4-6, 4-2-4 MAAC) in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. The first semifinal features second-seeded Iona against fourth-seeded Iona at 10 a.m. All the action takes place at the QU Soccer Field on the campus of Quinnipiac University.

November 8, 2014
Machel Baker and Chelsea Laden Named Quinnipiac October Athletes of the Month
Bobcats’ men’s soccer senior forward Machel Baker (Spanish Town, Jamaica) and women's ice hockey senior goaltender Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) have been named the Quinnipiac October Athletes of the Month, which was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

November 5, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Finishes Regular Season Play With 2-0 Win Over Fairfield
Hamden, Conn. – The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team put the finishing touches on a great regular season with a 2-0 win over the Fairfield Stags. The Bobcats finish with a 10-4-4 overall record and undefeated in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference at 7-0-3. Goalkeeper Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) and defender Justin Kody (Northborough, Massachusetts) captured their first career goals in the victory.

November 4, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Takes On Fairfield In Last Regular Season Game
After claiming the MAAC regular season title at Iona last Saturday, the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team will meet Fairfield in their last regular season game with hopes of clinching an undefeated conference record. The Bobcats will hit the road Wednesday, Nov. 5 to faceoff with the Stags in Fairfield at 7 PM.

November 4, 2014
Men’s Soccer Ranked Fifth in NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Regional Poll
HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team is ranked fifth in the 10th NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Northeast Regional Poll, announced by the association on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The NSCAA/Continental Tire College Rankings are an indicator of week-to-week status of qualified programs.

November 3, 2014
Angoitia and Baker Earn MAAC Player of the Week Honors
Hamden, Conn. – After clinching the regular season MAAC title with two wins last week, seniors Machel Baker (Spanish Town, Jamaica) and Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) earned player of the week recognition. Baker was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week and Angoitia earned honors as MAAC Goalkeeper of the Week. The league’s office announced the honors on Monday, Nov. 3 2014 for the week of Oct. 27.

November 3, 2014
Angoitia Named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week
Hamden, Conn. – Senior goalkeeper Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week on Monday. This marks the first time a Quinnipiac player has been named to the CSN team this season. Angoitia joins three forwards, six midfielders, and two defenders on the team for the week ending Nov. 2.

November 1, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Clinches MAAC Regular Season Title With 2-1 Win At Iona
New Rochelle, New York – The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team clinched the regular season MAAC Championship with a 2-1 victory over the Iona Gaels. As the number one seed, the Bobcats will host the tournament in Hamden at the QU Soccer Field. Senior forward Machel Baker (Spainsh Town, Jamaica) continued his MAAC dominance with the first score early in the second half.

October 30, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Takes On Second Place Iona Gaels
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team will travel to New York this weekend to take on the second place Iona Gaels. The Bobcats will look to stay undefeated in conference play and remain atop the MAAC standings. Kickoff is set for Saturday, Nov. 1 at 3 PM.

October 29, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Clinches MAAC Tournament Berth With 2-0 Victory Against Siena
Hamden, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team clinched a spot in the MAAC tournament with a 2-0 win over Siena. The Bobcats captured three points and remain atop the conference standings with 18 points. Senior Raphael Carvalho (Danbury, Connecticut) scored the game winning goal in the first half.

October 27, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Hosts Senior Day Against Siena On Wednesday At 3 PM
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team will host Siena on Wednesday, Oct. 29 for Senior Day. The Bobcats will attempt to stay unbeaten in conference play and remain atop the MAAC standings. Kickoff is set for 3 PM from the QU Soccer Field.

October 25, 2014
Angoitia Ties All-Time Shutout Mark With 3-0 Victory At Saint Peter's
Jersey City, N.J. – The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team (7-4-4) secured their fourth MAAC win and extended their unbeaten streak to nine games (6-0-3) with a 3-0 victory at Saint Peter’s (3-12). With the result, Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) ties former Bobcat goalkeeper, Frederick Hall with the most all-time shutouts at 22.

October 23, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Travels to New Jersey for Match Up With Saint Peter's
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team will attempt to extend their unbeaten streak to nine games on Saturday in New Jersey. The Bobcats will visit Saint Peter’s in a conference matchup on Oct. 23 in Jersey City. Kickoff is set for 2 PM.

October 22, 2014
Men’s Soccer Ranked 10th in NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Regional Poll
HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team was ranked 10th in the eighth NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I North Atlantic Regional Poll, announced by the association on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The NSCAA/Continental Tire College Rankings are an indicator of week-to-week status of qualified programs.

October 20, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Hosts Manhattan on Wednesday at 3 PM
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team looks to continue their unbeaten streak against the Manhattan College Jaspers on Wednesday, October 22. The Bobcats have not lost in their last seven opportunities (5-0-2). Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. from the QU Soccer Field.

October 18, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Plays To Scoreless Tie Against Monmouth
Hamden, Conn. – The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team (6-4-3) battled to a scoreless tie against Monmouth (6-2-4) on Saturday afternoon. In a rematch of the 2013 MAAC Championship, both sides were unable to find the back of the net through regulation and two overtime periods. Senior goalkeeper Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) recorded his fifth shutout on the season.

October 16, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Hosts Monmouth on Saturday Afternoon In Rematch Of 2013 MAAC Championship
In a rematch of last season’s MAAC Championship game, Quinnipiac will host Monmouth Saturday, Oct. 18 at the QU Soccer Field. Both teams enter the contest as the only undefeated teams in MAAC play. Kickoff is set for 3 PM.

October 15, 2014
Carvalho Nets Two In Bobcats 4-2 Win Over Marist
The Quinnipiac men's soccer team won their fifth game in six contests with a 4-2 victory over the Marist Red Foxes. Senior Raphael Carvalho (Danbury Connecticut) led the Bobcats with two goals while Machel Baker (Spanish Town Jamaica) and James Doig (Liverpool, England) added three points apiece. With the result, QU improves to 6-4-2 and 3-0-1 in MAAC play.

October 12, 2014
Men's Soccer Hits The Road For Conference Battle At Marist Wednesday Night
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team (5-4-2, 2-0-1) will hit the road this week for a conference battle with the Marist College Red Foxes (4-3-3, 1-1-1). The Bobcats have not dropped a game since September 17th, going 4-0-1 in their last five contests. Quinnipiac will take on Marist at the Gartland Athletic Field on Wednesday, Oct. 15th at 7:00 PM.

October 11, 2014
Men's Soccer Survives Late Surge by Rider, Win 2-1
Hamden, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team survived a late second half scare by the Rider Broncs and took a 2-1 conference victory. Machel Baker (Spanish Town, Jamaica) scored both goals in the first half off a pair of assists from James Doig (Liverpool, England).

October 9, 2014
Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Hosts Rider on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3 PM
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team (4-4-2, 1-0-1) will host Rider University (4-3-2, 1-1-0) on Saturday, Oct. 8th. The Bobcats are tied for second in the MAAC standings with four points. Kickoff from the QU Soccer Field is set for 3 PM.

October 7, 2014
Machel Baker Named MAAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
After two great performances in conference play last week, senior forward Machel Baker (Spanish Town, Jamaica) has been named the MAAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. The league’s office announced the honor on Monday, Oct. 6 2014. He is the first Quinnipiac soccer player to be honored by the conference this season.

October 4, 2014
Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Plays To 1-1 Tie At Canisius
In their second conference game of the season, the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 tie through double overtime against the Canisius Golden Griffins. The Bobcats faced a one goal deficit early in the second half before senior Machel Baker (Spanish Town, Jamaica) broke the tie.

October 2, 2014
QU Men’s Soccer Head Coach Eric Da Costa Named a Rising Star by Business New Haven
Quinnipiac University men’s soccer head coach Eric Da Costa has been tabbed a Rising Star by Business New Haven, the committee announced Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Da Costa led the Bobcats to the program’s first NCAA Tournament last season with the team poised for similar expectations in 2014.

October 2, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Will Take On Canisius This Saturday At 7 PM In Buffalo
After winning three consecutive games at home, the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team will hit the road to take on the Canisius Golden Griffins in Buffalo, N.Y. The Bobcats will play on Saturday, Oct. 4th at the Demske Sports Complex at 7 PM.

October 1, 2014
Senior Goalkeepers Borja Angoita and Megan Conaboy Named Quinnipiac September Athletes of the Month
Bobcats' men's soccer senior Borja Angoita (Bilbao, Spain) and field hockey senior Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) have been named the Quinnipiac September Athletes of the Month, which was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

September 30, 2014
Angoitia Breaks Program Wins Record In 2-0 Shutout Of Niagara
Quinnipiac senior goalkeeper Borja Angoitia became the Bobcats' all-time win leader with his 27th career victory in a 2-0 shutout of Niagara University. Quinnipiac improves to 4-4-1 overall and 1-0-0 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play while Niagara drops to 3-6-1 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play.

September 29, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Begins Conference Play At Home Against Niagara on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 2 PM
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team will start conference play on Tuesday, Sept. 30th against the Niagara Purple Eagles. After two victories, the Bobcats will host the final contest of their three game home stand at the QU Soccer Field, 2 PM.

September 24, 2014
Men's Soccer Hosts Cross-Town Rival Yale on Friday at 4 PM
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team will play at home for the second consecutive game when they host the Yale Bulldogs on Friday, September 26th at 4 p.m. The game will be held at the QU Soccer Field.

September 20, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Blanks Columbia, 2-0
Hamden, Conn. – The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team captured their second victory of the season with a 2-0 win over Columbia. Back at home for the first time in two weeks, freshman Max Rothenbucher (Munich, Germany) and junior transfer James Greco (Long Valley, N.J.) scored their first career goals for the Bobcats.

September 18, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Hosts Columbia on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 3:00 PM
The Bobcats will host the Columbia University Lions at home after a two week hiatus from the QU Soccer Field. Quinnipiac will take the field at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20th.

September 17, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Falls To Holy Cross, 2-1
Worcester, Mass. – The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team fell to Holy Cross on Wednesday night, 2-1. After a strong defensive performance against Army and a 0-0 tie, the Bobcats surrendered two goals at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. Junior Tanor Jobe (Uxbridge, Mass.) scored the lone goal for Quinnipiac in the final two minutes of play.

September 15, 2014
Men's Soccer To Take On Holy Cross Wednesday Night
The Bobcats will play their second consecutive game on the road in Worcester, Mass. on Wednesday, Sept. 17th at 7:05 p.m. Quinnipiac will take on the Holy Cross Crusaders at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium.

September 13, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Plays To 0-0 Tie For Second Consecutive Year Against Army
For the second consecutive year the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team played to a 0-0 tie against the Army Black Knights. On a wet Clinton Field in West Point, neither side was able to score through regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods. With the tie, Bobcat goalkeeper Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) registered his first shutout of the season and 15th of his career.

September 11, 2014
Men's Soccer Travels to Army on Saturday Night
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team hits the road this weekend to face the Army in West Point, N.Y. After earning their first victory of the season, the Bobcats will play the Black Knights on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. on the Army Soccer Field.

September 8, 2014
QU Men’s Soccer Featured in New England Soccer Journal
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team was featured in the September edition of the New England Soccer Journal, which was released at the beginning of the month. The article, written by columnist Tim Bresnahan, highlights Quinnipiac’s historic 2013 season and looks ahead to the 2014 season for the Bobcats.

September 8, 2014
Quinnipiac Mourns The Loss of Former Men’s Soccer Player Alexander Achigbu
Alexander Achigbu, Quinnipiac Class of 2007 and a valued member of the QU men’s soccer program from 2004-06, died on Sept. 5, 2014 due to injuries sustained from a car accident.

September 7, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Takes Down Providence College, 3-1, For First Win
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team captured their first victory of the season with a 3-1 win over Providence College. The Bobcats also secured their first all-time win against a BIG EAST opponent at the QU Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon.

September 5, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Hosts Providence College On Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2:30 PM
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team will play their second consecutive game at home on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2:30 p.m. The Bobcats will host BIG EAST foe, the Providence College Friars, at the QU Soccer Field.

September 4, 2014
Men's Soccer Drops Home Opener Against Boston College, 2-0
The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team suffered a tough lost at the hands of ACC power Boston College, 2-0. The game marked the 2014 home opener for the Bobcats at the QU Soccer Field. After dropping their first two games of the season at the Lakeside Classic in Evanston, Indiana, Quinnipiac wanted to use their home field crowd to bounce back and record their first victory.

September 2, 2014
QU Men's Soccer Hosts Boston College On Thursday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.
The Quinnipiac men's soccer team returns to the field on Thursday, Sept. 5 for their first home action of the 2014 season. The Bobcats will host ACC powerhouse Boston College at the QU Soccer Field. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. Last season, QU finished with an impressive home record of 4-2-3.

August 31, 2014
Men’s Soccer Falls to Northern Illinois, 3-0
EVANSTON, Ill. - After a hard physical battle and missed opportunities on both sides of the ball, the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team dropped their second game of the season to Northern Illinois, 3-0. The Bobcats were looking to rebound at Lakeside Field after a tough loss against Northwestern on Friday, but were held scoreless for the second consecutive game.

August 30, 2014
Men's Soccer Opens 2014 Season at Lakeside Classic against Northwestern and Northern Illinois this Weekend
The Quinnipiac men's soccer team takes the field on Friday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 31 in their first action of the 2014 season. The Bobcats will have their hands full as the squad travels to Chicago, Illinois for a showdown with the Northwestern Wildcats and Northern Illinois Huskies at the Sheraton Chicago-Northbrook Lakeside Classic. Both games will be held at Northwestern's own Lakeside Field. Kickoff with NU is set for 8 p.m. EST on Friday with a 12 p.m. EST on Sunday.

August 29, 2014
Despite A Strong Defensive Effort, Bobcats Drop First Game to Northwestern, 2-0
Fresh off one of the best seasons in program history, the Quinnipiac University men's soccer team began its quest for a third straight regular season title at Northwestern on Friday night. After a strong defensive effort between both teams, Northwestern slipped through to find multiple scores late and defeat the Bobcats 2-0 at Lakeside Field.

August 25, 2014
Borja Angoitia and Men’s Soccer Featured in New Haven Register
Reigning MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) was featured in the New Haven Register on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The article, written by columnist Bill Cloutier, highlights Angoitia’s breakout year in 2013 and looks ahead to the upcoming season for the Bobcats.

August 4, 2014
Simon Hinde Signs Professionally With Ayia Napa F.C. in Cyprus
Former Quinnipiac University men’s soccer standout Simon Hinde has signed a professional contract with Ayia Napa F.C. of the Cypriot First Division, which is the highest division of men’s soccer in Cyprus.

July 31, 2014
Men’s Soccer Picked Second in MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll; Angoitia, Esche and Baker Tabbed To All-MAAC Preseason Team
The Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team was selected to finish second in the 2014 MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as voted by the league’s eleven head coaches. Also released was the MAAC’s Preseason All-Conference Team, in which three Quinnipiac student-athletes – Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain), Tobias Esche (Bremen, Germany) and Machel Baker (Spanish Town, Jamaica) – each found their names on the list.

July 11, 2014
Men’s Soccer Adds Shaquille Huggins to 2014 Roster
Quinnipiac men’s soccer head coach Eric Da Costa is pleased to announce the addition of Shaquille Huggins (Trinidad and Tobago) to the team’s roster for the upcoming 2014 campaign. Huggins comes to QU after strong prep careers at Queen’s Royal College and St. Anthony’s College.

June 18, 2014
Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule
Quinnipiac men’s soccer head coach Eric Da Costa has released the team’s 2014 schedule, one that includes games against two teams that reached the 2013 NCAA tournament and home games against Boston College and Providence.

June 13, 2014
Men's Soccer Adds Tanor Jobe and William Pustari to 2014 Roster
Quinnipiac University men’s soccer head coach Eric Da Costa has announced the addition of two student-athletes – Tanor Jobe from Uxbridge, Mass. and William Pustari of North Haven, Conn. – to the program for the 2014 season on Friday, June 13, 2014.

June 9, 2014
Men's Soccer Signs Maxamilian Rothenbuecher For 2014 Season
Quinnipiac University men’s soccer coach Eric Da Costa has announced Maxamilian Rothenbuecher, an attacking midfielder from Munich, Germany, as the newest addition of the Bobcats’ 2014 recruiting class.