2015 Connecticut College Men's Soccer News

  • Murphy will be Inducted into Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame January 30
    January 26, 2016
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College head men’s soccer coach Kenny Murphy of Clinton, Conn. will be honored as a member of the Class of 2016 in the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame.
  • Devlin Honored on NSCAA Scholar All-America Team for Camels
    December 17, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior central midfielder Pat Devlin of Washington Crossing, Pa. has been honored on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America (NSCAA) Second Team.
  • Devlin Honored on NSCAA All-America Team for Camels
    December 03, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior central midfielder Pat Devlin of Washington Crossing, Pa. has been honored on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America (NSCAA) Third Team.
  • Six Camels Honored on NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team
    December 01, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced the 2015 Fall All-Sportsmanship Team for each sport sponsored by the conference and six Camels were named to the squad.
  • Devlin & Leon Honored on All-NESCAC Team for Camels
    November 12, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior central midfielder Pat Devlin of Washington Crossing, Pa. has been named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team while teammate Mark Leon of Wrentham, Mass. has been honored as the conference’s Rookie of the Year.
  • NESCAC Semifinal: #6 Bowdoin College 2, #4 Connecticut College 0 Camels Out-Shoot Polar Bears in Close Loss
    November 07, 2015
    MIDDLEBURY, Vermont – Bowdoin advanced to the NESCAC Championship match with a 2-0 victory over Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon at Middlebury. The sixth-seeded Polar Bears (9-3-4) will play eighth-seeded Wesleyan, who advanced 5-4 on penalty kicks over second-seeded Middlebury. The Camels fell to 10-5-2.
  • Camel Men's Soccer Headed to Middlebury This Week for NESCAC Final Four
    November 05, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men’s soccer team continued its magical run in 2015 with a thrilling comeback against Williams College in the NESCAC Quarterfinal Round.
  • Gikandi Honored on CosIDA Academic All-District Team for Camels
    November 02, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn--Connecticut College senior back Ajami Gikandi of Princeton, N.J. has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team.
  • NESCAC Quarterfinal: Connecticut College 3, Williams College 3 2OT Tie Camels Advance on Penalty Kicks
    October 31, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--Graham Koval (Crested Butte, Colo.) scored the equalizer with just six seconds in regulation and Connecticut College won the round of penalty kicks to advance into the NESCAC Semifinal round for the second straight year in a 3-3 tie with Williams in front of 600 fans on Harkness Field at Tempel Green Saturday afternoon.
  • Camels Set to Host Williams Saturday in Quarterfinal Round of 2015 NESCAC Championship
    October 28, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men’s soccer program will host Williams College Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. game in the quarterfinal round of the 2015 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship.
  • Connecticut College 1, Wesleyan University 0 Surging Camels Notch 10th Win of Season
    October 27, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--Colin Patch (Providence, R.I.) buried a penalty kick in the 62nd minute to lead the Connecticut College men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory against intra-state rival Wesleyan University on Freeman Field here today.
  • Bowdoin College 2, Connecticut College 1 Murphy, Camels Honor Senior Class of 2016
    October 24, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.—Seniors Andrew Jones (Scarborough, Maine) and Connor Keefe (San Diego, Calif.) scored goals 1:34 apart in the second half to lift the Bowdoin College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.
  • Connecticut College 1, Framingham State U. 0 Koval Leads Camels to Their Ninth Win of the Season
    October 20, 2015
    Framingham, Mass. – The Connecticut College men’s soccer team tallied the game’s only goal in the opening minutes of the contest as the Camels picked up a 1-0 victory over the Framingham State University Rams in non-conference action this afternoon at Maple Street Field.
  • #2 Amherst College 4, #24 Connecticut College 0 Camels Crack Nation's Top 25 in D3 Soccer.com Poll
    October 13, 2015
    AMHERST, Mass. – Nico Pascual-Leone '16 scored twice as the No. 2 Amherst College men's soccer team posted a decisive, 4-0 victory over Connecticut College in Tuesday afternoon's NESCAC tilt at Hitchcock Field.
  • Connecticut College 1, Bates College 0 Surging Camels Extend Unbeaten Streak to Seven Games
    October 10, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--Mark Leon (Wrentham, Mass.) scored in the 19th minute of action to lead the Connecticut College men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Bates College in front of 800 fans on fall weekend.
  • Camel Athletics Set to Host Seven Athletic Events During Fall Weekend
    October 09, 2015
    Fall Weekend has arrived at Connecticut College and there’s plenty of exciting Camel Athletic events to enjoy for friends, family and alumni!
  • Connecticut College 1, ECSU 0 Yes We Ken! Murphy's Camels Extend Unbeaten Streak to Six Games
    October 07, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.—Junior Austin DaCunha (Brookfield, Conn.) collected three of his four saves in the second half to lead the Connecticut College men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Eastern Connecticut State University on Freeman Field Wednesday in New London.
  • Williams 1, Connecticut College 1 Tie 2OT Surging Camels Extend Unbeaten Streak to Five Games
    October 03, 2015
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Perhaps in a game that lacked offensive rhythm it was only fitting that the Williams College men and Connecticut College played to a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes. to me WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Perhaps in a game that lacked offensive rhythm it was only fitting that the Williams College men and Connecticut College played to a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes. With the tie Connecticut College is now 6-2-1 overall and 3-2-1 in NESCAC, while the Ephs are now 3-4-1 overall and 2-3-1 in NESCAC. The first half of the game went searching for scoring threats as combined the two teams managed but four shots on goal. Connecticut College had two shots inside the 18-yard box in the first half that were easily handled by Eph goalie Christian Alcorn, but it was a rocket from the top of the box by the Camels’ Brian Manoogian in the 41st minute that had the most promise of a score. Manoogian collected a ball headed out of the box by an Eph defender and fired on the goal, forcing Alcorn to leap to tip the ball over the bar for a corner. The Manoogian tester came a little over four minutes after the Ephs’ best threat in the opening 45 minutes. Eph back TL Guest played a ball over the top to Malcolm Moutenot who got a step on a defender and fired a low screamer from the right side of the box in search of the far left panel, but his attempt was just wide. Williams opened the scoring in the game when first year Harrison Fyke teamed up with senior striker Mohammed Rashid. Racing down the right side of the 18-yard box Rashid’s rolling pass found Fyke on the doorstep and the first year calmly slotted the ball into the net at 72:24. It took the Camels just 5:49 to tally the equalizer at 78:13. Camels’ forward Mark Leon carried the ball to the end line to the left of Alcorn and sent a pass back towards the middle of the six-yard box where it glanced off an Eph defender to the right foot of Matthew Bitchell, who one-time the ball past Alcorn’s out-stretched right hand. At 95:48 Matthew Bitchell almost ended the contest when he fired a low tester from just inside the top left corner of the box, forcing Alcorn to go down on his right side to keep the ball out of the goal. On the day Connecticut goalie Austin DaCunah stopped four of five Eph shots, while the Ephs’ Christian Alcorn turned aside seven of eight attempts by the Camels. Next up for Connecticut College is home non-conference contest with Eastern Connecticut on Wednesday, while the Ephs will return to action next Saturday for a road non-conference match at RPI.
  • ICYMI-In Case You Missed it
    October 01, 2015
    One month is in the books so let's take a look at what's happening in Camel Nation!
  • Connecticut College 2, Trinity College 0 Surging Camels Notch Fourth Consecutive Win in New London
    September 29, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.—Freshman Mark Leon (Wrentham, Mass.) scored his team leading fourth and fifth goals of the season to lead the Connecticut College men’s soccer team to its fourth straight win in a 2-0 blanking of Trinity College Tuesday. The surging Camels improved their record to 6-2 and are 3-2 in the NESCAC. The visiting Bantams fell to 2-4-2 and are 0-4-1 in conference play. Leon opened the scoring in the 21st minute of play when he stole the ball away from Trinity goalie Mateo Zabala (Paterson, N.J.) and dribbled in for the uncontested score. But the visitors had their chances. With 15:30 remaining, Connecticut College senior Colin Patch (Providence, R.I.) was able to break up a potential 2-on-1 situation for the visitors. Then, with 3:51 to go in the half, the Bantams nearly tied the score. Junior Tobias Gimand (Fairfield, Conn.) unloaded with a shot from the center of the box but it sailed over the cross bar and the Camels were able to carry the one goal advantage into the break. Just over nine minutes into the second half, the Camels added an important insurance goal with some nice ball rotation through the midfield. Ajami Gikandi (Princeton, N.J.) dribbled up the left side of the field and delivered a cross to Christian Murphy (Newport News, Va.) on the right side of the box. Murphy unloaded with a shot but Zabala made the save. But Leon was able to pounce on the rebound for his second goal of the day and fifth of the season. Sophomore Nate Summers (Westfield, Mass.) was a leader in the defensive corps and junior Pat Devlin (Washington Crossing, Pa.) continues to make smart decisions anchoring the midfield for the Camels. “The first half was definitely a little hectic,” Summers said. “But as soon as we started playing our game, things started to fall in place. It was lot of pressure at times, but with good midfielders like Pat Devlin tracking runners through, it makes our job a whole lot easier. We try to stay calm, cool and collective in the back. There’s a lot of communication” Devlin is just thrilled to be 6-2. “This is definitely an exciting season,” Devlin exclaimed. “We’re already getting ready for Williams. The team morale is up there. Everyone is excited! Everyone is having fun and we’re going to just keep going and see how far we can go. Leon is coming in with some big goals for us. We need to put in the easy goals and it’s nice that we can have a freshman come in right away and score for us. You definitely have to give some credit to our defense because they’ve just been holding it down back there and we would not have been able to be getting these results without the work that they have been putting in for us.” Zabala finished with four saves for the Bantams. DaCunha made two stops en route to his third shutout of the season for the Camels.
  • Connecticut College 2, Trinity College 0 Surging Camels Notch Fourth Consecutive Win in New London
    September 29, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.—Freshman Mark Leon (Wrentham, Mass.) scored his team leading fourth and fifth goals of the season to lead the Connecticut College men’s soccer team to its fourth straight win in a 2-0 blanking of Trinity College Tuesday. The surging Camels improved their record to 6-2 and are 3-2 in the NESCAC. The visiting Bantams fell to 2-4-2 and are 0-4-1 in conference play. Leon opened the scoring in the 21st minute of play when he stole the ball away from Trinity goalie Mateo Zabala (Paterson, N.J.) and dribbled in for the uncontested score. But the visitors had their chances. With 15:30 remaining, Connecticut College senior Colin Patch (Providence, R.I.) was able to break up a potential 2-on-1 situation for the visitors. Then, with 3:51 to go in the half, the Bantams nearly tied the score. Junior Tobias Gimand (Fairfield, Conn.) unloaded with a shot from the center of the box but it sailed over the cross bar and the Camels were able to carry the one goal advantage into the break. Just over nine minutes into the second half, the Camels added an important insurance goal with some nice ball rotation through the midfield. Ajami Gikandi (Princeton, N.J.) dribbled up the left side of the field and delivered a cross to Christian Murphy (Newport News, Va.) on the right side of the box. Murphy unloaded with a shot but Zabala made the save. But Leon was able to pounce on the rebound for his second goal of the day and fifth of the season. Sophomore Nate Summers (Westfield, Mass.) was a leader in the defensive corps and junior Pat Devlin (Washington Crossing, Pa.) continues to make smart decisions anchoring the midfield for the Camels. “The first half was definitely a little hectic,” Summers said. “But as soon as we started playing our game, things started to fall in place. It was lot of pressure at times, but with good midfielders like Pat Devlin tracking runners through, it makes our job a whole lot easier. We try to stay calm, cool and collective in the back. There’s a lot of communication” Devlin is just thrilled to be 6-2. “This is definitely an exciting season,” Devlin exclaimed. “We’re already getting ready for Williams. The team morale is up there. Everyone is excited! Everyone is having fun and we’re going to just keep going and see how far we can go. Leon is coming in with some big goals for us. We need to put in the easy goals and it’s nice that we can have a freshman come in right away and score for us. You definitely have to give some credit to our defense because they’ve just been holding it down back there and we would not have been able to be getting these results without the work that they have been putting in for us.” Zabala finished with four saves for the Bantams. DaCunha made two stops en route to his third shutout of the season for the Camels.
  • Connecticut College 2, Hamilton College 1 Dieng & Manoogian Lead Camels to Third Straight Win
    September 26, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sophomore Ousmane Dieng (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and freshman Ben Manoogian (Peabody, Mass.) scored goals to lead the Connecticut College men’s soccer team to its third win of the week, a 2-1 triumph against NESCAC rival Hamilton College in front of 312 fans on Freeman Field Saturday.
  • Camel Athletics Set to Host Hamilton for NESCAC Tripleheader Saturday
    September 25, 2015
    The Connecticut College athletic program will host its first NESCAC triple-header of the season Saturday.
  • NSCAA Honors Camel Men's & Women's Soccer Teams with Team Academic Award
    September 23, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--The NSCAA annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field.
  • Connecticut College 1, Elms College 0 Patch's Goal in 56' Propels Camels to 2nd Straight Win
    September 23, 2015
    CHICOPEE, Mass.--Colin Patch (Providence, R.I.) scored in the 56th minute of action to lift the Connecticut College men's soccer game to a 1-0 victory against Elms College in a mid-week matchup played in Western Massachusetts today.
  • Connecticut College 5, Colby College 2 Freshmen Lockwood and Leon Lead Camels to First NESCAC Win
    September 20, 2015
    WATERVILLE, Maine -- Connecticut College and Colby College combined for six goals in the first half as the Camels went on to a 5-2 NESCAC men's soccer victory on Sunday.
  • #1 Tufts University 3, Connecticut College 2 Leon, Lockwood Supply Scores in Close Loss for Camels
    September 19, 2015
    SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Notching its fourth straight victory to open up the 2015 season, the top ranked Tufts men's soccer team broke a second half tie with Connecticut College when junior Nathan Majumder scored his second goal of the match, lifting the Jumbos to a 3-2 victory.
  • Connecticut College 2, Coast Guard 0 Murphy's Camels Improve to 2-1
    September 15, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Two own goals midway through the first half gave the Camels a 2-0 victory over the Bears in the 38th annual Whale Cup.
  • Middlebury 1, Connecticut College 0 Camels Out-Shoot Panthers 8-to-6 in NESCAC Opener
    September 12, 2015
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Middlebury men's soccer team scored in the third minute of action and hung on for a 1-0 victory against Connecticut College in the NESCAC opener for both sides.
  • Connecticut College 1, Mitchell College Devlin's Second Half Score Lifts Camels to Season-Opening Win
    September 08, 2015
    NEW LONDON, Conn.--Pat Devlin (Washington Crossing, Pa.) knocked one in from 12 yards out with 8:24 remaining in regulation to lead the Connecticut College men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Mitchell College (1-2) in its season opener on Freeman Field Tuesday afternoon.
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