On May 5, the Brandeis Department of Athletics held its annual End-Of-Year banquet. Eight outstanding senior student-athletes were presented awards, while two others were honored as senior speakers. Click the headline to read more!
The Brandeis men's soccer team had five players honored by the University Athletic Association this postseason. Junior back Ari Silver and classmate Theo Terris, a midfielder, were second-team All-UAA selections, while senior GK Taylor Bracken, senior MF/D Kyle Gross and junior forward Luke Teece were honorable mentions.
The Brandeis men's soccer team opened the game with four unanswered goals, two in each half, as the fourth-seeded Judges defeated host and No. 2 seed Western New England College, 4-2, to earn the third ECAC New England crown in team history. Senior goalie Taylor Bracken was the tournament MVP, making 13 saves and allowing just one goal in the tournament.
Senior Matt Hohmann scored his first career goal in 62 games today, and it was the game-winner, as the Judges defeated Bridgewater State University, 3-0, in the semifinals of the ECAC Division III New England tournament. The Judges will take on host WNEC tomorrow at noon in search of their third ECAC crown.
Sophomore midfielder Lee Russo nearly doubled his season scoring total tonight, tallying four goals in the first half to lead the fourth-seeded Brandeis men's soccer team past No. 5 Albertus Magnus in the opening round of the ECAC Division III New England Tournament, 5-0. Russo also had an assist on the game's fifth goal.
For the first time since 2006, the Brandeis men's soccer team has qualified for the postseason. The Judges finished at 9-7-1 and earned the fourth seed in the ECAC Division III New England tournament. Brandeis will host Albertus Magnus College Wednesday, November 10, at 6 p.m.
Senior midfielder Kyle Gross had four of Brandeis's attempts as the Judges outshot 21st-ranked NYU, 14-9, but the Violets were the only side to find the back of the net in the regular-season finale for both teams. The win gave NYU their first-ever UAA title, while the Judges fall to 9-7-1 and await a possible ECAC tournament berth on Monday.
The Brandeis men outshot host Chicago, 10-9, but the Maroons scored the game's only goal in the 57th minute to take a 1-0 University Athletic Association decision. Senior Taylor Bracken made four saves in the losing effort.
Sophomore Lee Russo notched his fifth goal of the season to give the Brandeis men's soccer team an early lead at 12th-ranked Washington University. Unfortunately for the Judges, the Bears scored right before the half and added three more in the second to take a 4-1 UAA win.
Behind a pair of second-half goals, the Brandeis men's soccer team defeated Lasell College, 2-0, in Newton. Playing their last regular-season game in New England, the Judges got goals from sophomore midfielder Joe Eisenbies and junior forward Alexander Farr. Taylor Bracken had five saves for his fourth shutout of the campaign.
Juniors Luke Teece and Alexander Farr added to the top two goal totals on the team, while senior Kyle Gross had one assist and started another goal-producing play as the Brandeis men's soccer team defeated Springfield College, 3-1, in non-conference action. The Judges improve to 8-4-1 on the season.
Junior Luke Teece scored in the third minute today and the Judges were able to hang on for a 1-1 draw with nationally-ranked Emory University. Brandeis finished a streak of three games against top-25 foes with a 1-1-1 record after their match today with the No. 9 Eagles.
The Brandeis men's soccer team outshot 21st-ranked Carnegie Mellon tonight in a steady rain under the Gordon Field lights, but the visiting Tartans got the last laugh, scoring 2:15 into the first overtime to escape with a 1-0 victory in University Athletic Association action. Junior Theo Terris had seven shots, four on goal, while sophomore Joe Eisenbies (pictured) just missed in the 62nd minute.
The Brandeis Student Athlete Advisory Committee is celebrating the weekend of October 16th as Athletic Homecoming Weekend! With a full slate of University Athletic Association action, SAAC will be providing plenty of treats on Gordon Field for soccer and in the Gosman Center for volleyball. Click the headline for details!!
Seniors Grayce Selig of the women's cross country team, Paige Blasco of volleyball and Taylor Bracken have all been selected as University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week for October 11, 2010.
Atlanta-based writer Kevin Austin is touring all of the UAA campuses in his 1984 RV, Honey, as he prepares a book celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Association. Austin will be visiting all eight UAA cities this season to watch soccer matches. He'll see the Judges in action next weekend at home against Emory. Check out his UAA Road Trip Blog!
Because of today's inclement weather, the Brandeis men's soccer match scheduled for today, October 6, at Wheaton College, has been canceled. Because of future scheduling conflicts, it will not be made up.
Senior Sofia Vallone and junior Alexander Farr were named UAA women's and men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week to October 4. For Vallone it marks the second week in a row she has earned the honor.
Junior forward Alexander Farr came off the bench to contribute a goal and an assist, but the Judges could not completely erase a two-goal deficit as they dropped their UAA men's soccer opener to Case, 3-2. Brandeis is now 6-3 on the season, 0-1 in UAA play.
Despite the team-leading fifth goal of the season by junior reserve Luke Teece, the Brandeis men's soccer team could not pull off a road victory, as the Judges fell at rival Babson, 2-1, in the second overtime period. The Judges dropped their second-straight contest after winning their first six to start the season.
For the first time in recent memory all five Brandeis fall teams are ranked among the top 10 in New England. With two nationally-ranked cross country squads leading the way, men's soccer off to its best start in 25 years and women's soccer and volleyball performing well, it's been a great first month for the Judges!
The Judges scored early in the ninth minute, with a goal by sophomore Lee Russo assisted by junior Theo Terris. But a surprised header by MIT in the 79th minute earned MIT the win, besting Brandeis just 2-1.
The first two UAA Athletes of the Week from Brandeis for 2010 have been named! Junior Marc Boutin led the cross country team to third place at UMass Dartmouth, while senior Stephen Kostel had a goal and three assists for the unbeaten men's soccer team.
Boston Globe writer Marvin Pave featured four members of the Brandeis men's soccer team in the most recent edition of the Globe South Sports notebook: sophomore Joe Eisenbies, juniors Matt Hohmann and David McCoy and senior Matt Lynch. Click the headline to read more!
With 13 goals in a shutout of Newbury College, the Brandeis men's soccer team set a record for single-game scoring in pouring rain under the lights. Among the Judges' fireworks was the fastest hat trick in school history, as junior Alexander Farr scored three times in just 4 minutes and 13 seconds.
Sophomore Lee Russo tallied twice tonight in leading the Brandeis men's soccer team to a 4-1 victory at WPI. Senior Stephen Kostel added three assists as the Judges won their fifth in a row, giving them their best start since 1985. The five-game winning streak is their longest since 2000.
Six different players scored goals and five others had assists as the Brandeis men's soccer team improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2005 with a 6-0 whitewashing of Colby-Sawyer College. The Judges recorded their fourth-straight shutout as well, marking the first time since 2006 they achieved that feat.
The Brandeis men's soccer team won its third-straight game to open the season for the first time since 2005 thanks to an early goal from senior Steve Keuchkarian. The Judges topped Clark, 1-0, and have not allowed a goal all season.
The Brandeis men's soccer team is looking to break out of an uncharacteristic three-year post-season drought under head coach Mike Coven, who enters his 38th season in 2010. The Judges graduate just one regular senior from their starting line-up and have six of their top seven scorers returning to the pitch