Nashville drops deal to take Gutman on loan from Celtic
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is backing out of a deal to take American defender Andrew Gutman on a season-long loan from Scotland's Celtic.
Celtic said Thursday it had agreed to a 3½-year contract with the left back, a 22-year-old who was a senior at Indiana and won the Hermann Trophy as the top men's college soccer player last year. Celtic and Nashville then announced the loan.
Celtic signs young Americans Gutman and Perez
American defenders Andrew Gutman and Manny Perez have signed 3½-year contracts with Celtic.
Both were immediately loaned Thursday to second-tier United Soccer League Championship for the 2019 season. Gutman was sent to Nashville and Perez to North Carolina.
Gutman is a 22-year-old who was a senior at Indiana and won the Hermann Trophy as the top men's college soccer player last year. He was a member of the Chicago Fire's youth academy and trained with Rangers, Celtic's Glasgow rival.
Indiana’s Gutman, Stanford’s Macario are Hermann winners
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Indiana senior defender Andrew Gutman and Stanford sophomore forward Catarina Macario are the Hermann Trophy as the top college soccer players.
Presented Friday by the Missouri Athletic Club, the Hermann Trophy honors the United Soccer Coaches National Players of the Year in NCAA Division I.
Soccer player’s best friend is team’s Most Valuable Pet
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Spartanburg Methodist College soccer player Mackenzie Ramsey's best friend also is on the team.
Her best friend has never played in a game, though. She goes to practices, she attends classes and she takes van rides all across the Southeast just like everybody else. But during games, despite the fact that she is wearing her uniform, always ready for action, she stays on the sidelines. She remains laser-focused.
Members of college soccer team rescued from Montana river
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Members of a Montana college soccer team were rescued while floating down the Yellowstone River near Columbus.
The Billings Gazette reports 22 members of the Rocky Mountain College women's team were floating on inner tubes tied together when they became entangled on a partially submerged tree Monday.
Soccer Insider: As MLS rosters add young talent, where does U.S. college game fit?
After years of trying, Major League Soccers roster development efforts are finally beginning to pay off. Most of the leagues teams are bringing multiple homegrown players through their youth academies, and the league has seen an influx of young talent from Central and South America. Teams have never been more focused on developing young players.
Meanwhile, American college soccer appears to be in the process of being left behind, thanks in part to the collegiate systems anachronistic structure.
Ex-college soccer player expresses remorse for racial slur
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia State University soccer player suspended from the team after posting a racial slur on social media says she's remorseful and will have to live with the mistake for the rest of her life.
Wake Forest’s Bakero, Stanford’s Sullivan win Hermann Trophy
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wake Forest forward Jon Bakero and Stanford midfielder Andi Sullivan have won the Hermann Trophy as the top college soccer players.
Bakero had 16 goals and 14 assists to lead the NCAA in scoring and became the second straight member of the Demon Deacons to win the award after Ian Harkes.
Sullivan had three goals and six assists to lead Stanford to its second women's title, scoring in the final against UCLA. Sullivan has made seven appearances for the U.S. women's national team.
Prime-time college soccer programs don't typically feature rosters loaded up with local talent.
And they almost certainly never have talent THIS local.
Balsz thriving at Leeds: Former Dust Devil tests his soccer skills in England
BULLHEAD CITY — Europe and South America has been undeniably producing the best soccer players in the world as far back as anyone can remember.
While Brazil and Italy have collected the most World Cups, there is a romanticism among those in the professional soccer community toward England — particularly Manchester United.
Soccer team suspended because player wore blackface to party
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college soccer team is barred from competing in its conference tournament because a player attended an on-campus Halloween party with her skin darkened.
A photo taken Friday shows the white Wheaton College women's soccer player with her skin darkened by makeup, a drawn-on goatee and a bald cap. Students say she was portraying a character from the movie "White Chicks" played by actor Terry Crews, who is black.
The Berry College men’s soccer team advanced to the SAA semifinals on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Rhodes College behind goals from Jack Giles, Jake Williamson and Caleb Ford.
In the women’s match, Hannah Eddins scored her only goal of the season, but the Berry College women’s soccer team was eliminated from the tournament after a 2-1 loss to the Sewanee Tigers.
Three first-half goals and tight defense throughout the match delivered the Yuba College men’s soccer team its second Bay Valley Conference win on Friday in Mendocino.
Yanik Gonzalez scored two of the 49ers’ goals, while Grayson Romig added another for the visitors. Kobe Bancroft assisted on two of the goals.
Coach Robbie Handy said the squad was able to open things up and take advantage of its opportunities in the first half, while playing physical and shutting down Mendocino in the second.
Stony Brook 4, Sacred Heart 1: Dylan Santos scored in the first half off an assist from Oscar Curras in the loss for the Pioneers (3-7).
Mattia Pace netted a pass from Jimmy Cano in the second minute of a road match against North Greenvile and the Shorter Hawks held on for a 2-1 win Tuesday in a non-conference matchup.
Pace’s goal was his second of the season and first since the season opener. The score stood throughout the remainder of the period until Jordan Etsio extended the Shorter lead with his second goal of year just before halftime.
Prep Stars in College: Blackfoot grad immediately impactful for NIC
Editor’s Note: Prep Stars in College is a weekly glance at former southeast Idaho high school athletes who are now competing at the college level. If we’re missing anyone, let us know at email@example.com.
Armando Perez (Blackfoot) – North Idaho College
Blackfoot graduate Armando Perez is making an immediate impact for the North Idaho College soccer team.
‘Seasoned pro’ Kate Scott ready to make Pac-12 play-by-play history
Kate Scott grew up dreaming of playing college soccer.
A serious knee injury suffered in high school ended those plans. At that point, Scott could have never imagined what lay ahead.
Certainly, Scott didn’t think she’d grow up to do television and radio play-by-play for football, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball games.
“If nobody looks or sounds like you,” she said, “why do you think you can do it?”
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International college soccer tournament coming to S.A. for next five years
San Antonio will host the World Collegiate Soccer Championship’s revival in March 2018, the first of five years the city has pledged to house the tournament, after a 25-year hiatus.
The championship will include men’s teams from eight countries, with confirmed participation from Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, Japan and Mexico. Invitations have been sent to Canada, the NAIA and NCAA. Eight teams will be ultimately chosen for the 2018 edition.
Jeff Bagwell went from high school soccer star to baseball hall of famer
MIDDLETOWN — Long before Jeff Bagwell was an RBI machine for the Houston Astros, he was a goal-scoring machine at Xavier High.
Before he became the bane of National League pitchers, he starred on the pitch.
Sonoraville High senior Sidney Stone (front row, center) signed a soccer scholarship with Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, Ga.) on Wednesday.
Preston senior Paige Moser was to select one of two college soccer teams.
That entailed deciding between two sets of teammates, environments, in addition to coaching staffs who respected her ability.
So when March 20 arrived, Moser was glad to put the difficult decision behind her and sign her National Letter of Intent. She choose Iowa Western Community College over Peninsula College in Washington.
Klinsmann’s son likely to start in goal for US under-20 team
Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former U.S. and Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann, likely will be the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. when qualifying for the Under-20 World Cup starts this weekend.
Klinsmann, who turns 20 in April, has played college soccer at California, appearing in eight matches in 2015 and 14 last year. Georgetown's JT Marcinkowski also is on the roster.
HS recruiting: Bell inks NLI to play soccer at Treasure Valley Community College
Meagan Bell knew she wasn't going to miss.
When the senior stepped to the ball to take a 50th-minute free kick in Highland's 5A state tournament consolation championship match against Madison, she pocketed the ball in the back of the net to give the Rams a 1-0 victory and their first state tournament trophy in program history.
The goal was the crowning moment of Bell's career, which began as a young child picking daises on the soccer field instead of playing.
Wake Forest’s Ian Harkes wins soccer’s Hermann Trophy
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes has won the Hermann Trophy as the top male college soccer player in the United States. West Virginia defender Kadeisha Buchanan was the top woman.
Ian Harkes' father, John Harkes, was selected as the best college player in 1987. They are the first father and son to be so honored by the Missouri Athletic Club.
Billings Central's Josie Snyder signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play soccer for Carroll College next fall.
Snyder, a midfielder and defender, helped the Rams to a second consecutive Class A state title in October with a 2-1 win over Laurel.
She was named all-state following the season and was a four-year varsity player for Central.
Carroll College was 12-4-5 last season after losing out in the first round of the NAIA Championships.
Great Falls 4, Rocky Mountain College 0
Great Falls3 1 —4 Rocky Mountain0 0 —0
GF: Christoffer Bisbo (Camilo Martinez), 17:47
GF: Mohamed Oulare (Anthony Mota), 31:15
GF: Sam Howard (Edgar Ortiz), 31:57
GF: Rasmus Madsen (unassisted), 48:15
Saves: Great Falls 2 (Marc Girones), Rocky Mountain 5 (Cole Catlin)
Carroll College 0, Rocky Mountain College 0 (2OT)
(Carroll wins 4-2 on penalty kicks)
Rocky0 0 0 0—0 Carroll0 0 0 0—0
Saves: Rocky 4 (Lia Unterholzner), Carroll 2 (Jamie Carter).
Rocky Mountain 4, Oregon Tech 0
Oregon Tech0 0 —0 Rocky1 3 —4
RMC: Tiago Ewald (Matthew Thomas), 19:53
RMC: Steven Forbes (Marco Kummerle), 45:59
RMC: Ewald, 67:22
RMC: Chasen LaSure (Gregor Watson), 74:32
Saves: Oregon Tech 3 (Dino Rozac), Rocky 0 (Cole Catlin).
Utah State 2, Wyoming 1
Utah State2 0 —2 Wyoming0 1 —1
US: Lauren Harmon (Jessica Brooksby), 23:57
US: Wesley Hamblin, 39:53
WY: Tristan Tyrrell (Taylor Burton), 87:20
Saves: US: 1 (Grace McGuire), WY: 5 (Georgia Rowntree 5).
Pair of Rocky Mountain College soccer players recognized by Cascade Collegiate Conference
PORTLAND, Ore. — Two Rocky Mountain College soccer players were honored Monday as a Cascade Collegiate Conference Red Lion player of the week.
Rocky 2, Southern Oregon 1
Rocky Mountain2 0 —2 Southern Oregon1 0 —1
RMC: Matthew Thomas (Nolan Sherwood)
SOU: Sean McManamon, 20:48
RMC: Alexander Taylor (Gregor Watson), 30:50.
Shots: Rocky 20, SOU 13. Shots on goal: Rocky 10, SOU 7. Saves: Rocky 6 (Cole Catliln), SOU 8 (Jonathan Morales). Records: Rocky 12-3-2, 10-1-2), SOU (11-3-2, 9-2-2).
Western Washington 2, MSUB 0
Western Washington0 2 —2 Montana State Billings0 0 —0
WWU: Jordyn Bartelson (Elise Aylward), 66:42
WWU: Emily Webster, 70;52
Shots: WWU 25, MSUB 6. Shots on goal: WWU 8, MSUB 1. Saves: WWU 1 (Ashley Homer), MSUB 6 (Lili Delgadillo 4, Kaylee Praska 2). Records: WWU (17-0-1, 12-0), MSUB (4-10-3, 4-6-2).
MSU Billings 2, Simon Fraser 1 (OT)
Simon Fraser1 0 0—1 MSUB1 0 1—2
MSUB: Bailey Griglio (Kari Kastelic), 11:40
SFU: Carli Grosso (Devon Kollmyer), 42:06
MSUB: Hayley Warren (Kalin Sandow), 97:28
Saves: Simon Fraser 3 (Priya Sandhu), MSUB 3 (Lili Delgadillo).
College soccer notes: Idaho in driver’s seat to host Big Sky tournament, EWU right behind
The Big Sky Conference postseason tournament will be held in the Inland Northwest.
Idaho and Eastern Washington made sure of that last weekend with convincing wins that left them 1-2 in the standings with just one match left.
The defending regular-season champion Vandals (9-4-4 overall, 6-1-2 in the Big Sky) are in the driver’s seat after a 4-0 win over Utah State that left them a game ahead of the field.
Evergreen State College 2, Rocky Mountain 2 (2OT)
Evergreen State0 2 0 0 —2 Rocky Mountain 1 1 0 0 —2
RM: Tiago Ewald (Gregor Watson), 25;12
RM: Luca Wiechers (PK), 61:42
ESC: Christian Segovia (uanssisted), 63:07
ESC: Yodkerpauprai Escmen (Ryan Porch), 65:32
Saves: Evergreen State 4 (Ben Stevenson 2). Rocky Mountain 2 (Cole Catlin 2).
AURORA, Colo. | The trip to Mile High Country proved successful for Morningside College’s men’s soccer team.
Jacob Harder and Joao Soares each scored two goals Sunday while leading the Mustangs to a 5-2 win over Johnson & Wales. The win completed a two-game sweep in Colorado for Coach Tom Maxon’s squad, which raised their season mark to 12-4-1.
Southern Oregon 1, UGF 0
Southern Oregon1 0 —1 Great Falls0 0 —0
SOU: Makena Totushek, 24:41.
Shots: SOU 17, UGF 7. Shots on goal: SOU 7, UGF 2. Saves: SOU 2 (Kylie Moltzen), UGF 6 (Kyra Dorvall 5, Kayla Gray 1). Records: Southern Oregon (11-4-1, 8-1), UGF (3-10-1, 3-7-1).
Great Falls 2, Northwest University 1
Great Falls0 2 —2 Northwest U1 0 —1
NU: Chris Iacolucci, 31:50
UGF: Mohamed Oulare (Cole Myers), 52:23
UGF: Oulare (Camilo Martinez), 84:29
Saves: Great Falls 3 (Marc Girones), Northwest 6 (Agazi Birkner).
Rocky Mountain 1, Eastern Oregon 0
Rocky0 1 —1 Eastern0 0 —0
CRETE, Neb. -- Taylor Beaulieu scored the game-winning goal in the final minute as the Briar Cliffs women’s soccer team defeated Doane 2-1 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference match in Crete on Saturday.
Cassidy Kepler scored in the 39th minute off an assist from Anais Quossi to give Doane a 1-0 lead. Grace Hanno scored in the 87th minute off a Megan Glover assist to tie the game at 1-all. Beaulieu scored in the 90th minute off an assist from Makenna Taylor.
Father killed minutes after watching daughter’s soccer game
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man was killed by a car minutes after he watched his daughter's college soccer game in eastern Pennsylvania.
Bethlehem police say they're still investigating the accident in which 64-year-old Charles Nasta of Morris Plains died Wednesday night.
He had just watched his sophomore daughter, Gabby, play for Moravian College. Moravian beat King's College 3-1.
Badgers men’s soccer: Wisconsin’s Sam Brotherton named NSCAA National Player of the Week
University of Wisconsin sophomore defender Sam Brotheron was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Player of the Week, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Brotherton becomes the first UW men's soccer player to be earn the award. He helped the Badgers to two shutout wins at home last week as UW blanked St. Louis, 2-0, and defeated Rutgers, 1-0. Brotherton also scored his first career goal against Rutgers.
MSU Billings 2, Northwest Nazarene 1
MSUB0 2 —2 NNU1 0 —1
NNU: Madi Taylor (Hannah Holm), 29:43
MSUB: Jordan Devoto (Kari Kastelic), 61:24
MSUB: Alycia Wright (Kari Kastelic, Dana Lubieniecki), 74:41
Saves: MSUB 2 (Lili Delgadillo), NNU 2 (Daniele Ortiz).
The Latest: Prosecutor still believes coach killed ex’s son
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the murder case against a black former college soccer coach in New York (all times local):
A New York prosecutor says she still believes a former college soccer coach acquitted of killing of his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old son is guilty.
Ex-college coach acquitted of killing ex’s 12-year-old son
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A black former college soccer coach accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old son was found not guilty Wednesday by a judge.
Oral "Nick" Hillary hugged his lawyer and cried as Judge Felix Catena ruled against prosecutors who bought a second-degree murder charge against Hillary in the October 2011 killing of Garrett Phillips.
The Latest: Coach not guilty in death of 12-year-old NY boy
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the murder case against a black former college soccer coach in New York (all times local):
A black former college soccer coach accused of killing of his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old son has been found not guilty in New York.
Oral "Nick" Hillary was tried for second-degree murder in the 2011 killing of Garrett Phillips. Hillary hugged his lawyer and cried Wednesday morning as Judge Felix Catena made his ruling.
NEW ULM - The New Ulm boy's soccer team appears to have turned things around after a slow start to the season.
New Ulm's defense was tough once again as it helped lead it to a 3-0 nonconference victory against Jordan on Monday at the Martin Luther College soccer complex.
After starting the season 1-5, it looks like the Eagles have made a drastic turnaround. Monday's win moves New Ulm's record to 4-6 as the Eagles have won three of their last four matches.
MSUB 0, Concordia 0 2OT
Concordia0 0 0 0 — 0MSU Billings0 0 0 0 —0
Saves: Concordia 3 (Olivia Brock), MSU Billings 5 (Lili Delgadillo). Records: Concordia (7-0-1, 2-0-1), MSUB (1-4-2, 1-0-1).
Warner Pacific 3, Great Falls 1
Warner Pacific2 1 —3 UGF0 1 —1
WP: Staci Tatum, 2:06
WP: Ashley Giesbers, 11:30
WP: Giesbers, 62:53
UGF: Eme McLaughlin (Ashley Klepec), 75:42
Saves: Warner Pacific 4 (Cathy Lara), UGF 7 (Kyra Dorvall).
Lawyer: Coach accused of killing boy was ‘demonized’
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A defense lawyer says prosecutors are trying to "demonize" a former college soccer coach accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old son.
A lawyer for Oral "Nick" Hillary made the charge during closing arguments Thursday at the murder trial in St. Lawrence County Court. Hillary is accused of killing Garrett Phillips in 2011 in an apartment in Potsdam in northern New York.