2012 Brandeis Men's Soccer Headlines

May 17, 2013
Ocel '13 to walk in commencement, return for fall campaign
Because of an injury during his sophomore season, Sam Ocel will be back for a second senior season.

April 29, 2013
Announcing the 2013 Brandeis Athletics Department Award Winners
Ten accomplished student-athletes were honored at the department's annual banquet. Learn more here!

January 8, 2013
Eiesenbies adds Scholar All-America honors
Senior Joe Eisenbies joined classmate Sam Ocel in earning accolades for his on- and off-the-field exploits.

December 18, 2012
Men's Soccer has four named to UAA Silver Anniversary Team
Ken Hannan ’95, Matt Murphy ’00 ,Michael Novaria ’91 and Keveral ‘Shelton’ Stewart ’06 were honored as members of the University Athletic Association Twenty-Five Year team.

December 18, 2012
UPDATE, Dec. 18: Ocel earns three All-America awards
Sam Ocel is the sixth player in Brandeis history named an All-American and first since 1996. He was a third-team selection by the NSCAA and a first-team honoree by D3soccer.com. Ocel also earned second-team Scholar All-America honors from the NSCAA, along with classmate Joe Eisenbies.

December 7, 2012
Brandeis puts five on All-New England Soccer squads
Dara Spital and Alec Spivack were honored for the women and Joe Eisenbies, Sam Ocel and Lee Russo for the men.

December 6, 2012
Coven named NSCAA New England Division III Coach of the Year
After leading the men's soccer team to and 18-3-1 record and spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, Mike Coven was named New England Coach of the Year.

November 17, 2012
Men's soccer season comes to a close with 1-0 loss to Williams in Sweet 16
The Judges' 18-3-1 season is the second-most wins in school history, as a 63rd-minute goal was the difference despite a 15-10 shooting advantage for Brandeis.

November 16, 2012
Brandeis soccer coaches meet the camera
Ryan Scura of the Office of Communcations produced this terrific video featuring coaches Coven and Dallamora and Zoe Siegel of women's soccer in anticipation of the Sweet 16

November 15, 2012
On to the Sweet 16: Men's and Women's Soccer Preview
For the first time, both Brandeis soccer teams have advanced past the first weekend of NCAA tournament play. Learn more about their path here!

November 13, 2012
Fan buses available for Sweet 16 Soccer action!
If you want to follow the Judges to Amherst or Ithaca, the Department of Athletics can help. Click the headline for details!

November 11, 2012
Ocel does it again! Men get past Vassar, 1-0, on goal with 29.4 seconds left
Sam Ocel's dramatic game-winner came with the clock winding down. It was his 13th goal of the season, nine of which have won the contest. The Judges will meet Williams in the Sweet 16 next Saturday at Amherst.

November 10, 2012
Ocel tallies twice as Judges move on to second round
With two goals in the first 13 minutes, UAA MVP Sam Ocel helped men's soccer to its first NCAA tournament win since 1984, 2-0, over Baruch. Up next, the winner of Tufts-Vassar tomorrow at 5 p.m.

November 8, 2012
Ocel, Coven and staff earn top accolades from UAA
Sam Ocel is the first Judges to earn UAA men's soccer MVP honors since 1994, while Mike Coven's second career UAA Coach Staff of the Year is shared with Gabe Margolis, Tim Murray and Ari Silver '12.

November 7, 2012
NCAA Men's Soccer Brandeis Regional Headquarters

November 5, 2012
NCAA Bound! Men's soccer will host Baruch in first round on Sat., Nov. 10
The Judges return to he Big Dance for the first time since 1985 on the heels of their 16-2-1 regular season and UAA Co-Championship.

November 3, 2012
#17 Men's soccer tops NYU, 1-0, claims share of first UAA title
With Sam Ocel's 10th goal of the campaign coming in the 68th minute, the Brandeis men finish the regular season at 16-2-1, 4-2-1 in the UAA, earning a share of the 2012 conference title. They await Monday's NCAA tournament selection.

November 1, 2012
Russo, Ocel named to Capital One Academic All-District Men's Soccer Team
The two leading scorers on the Brandeis men's soccer team have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District teams and are eligible for Academic All-America honors.

October 28, 2012
#17 Judges can't get past #6 CMU on Senior Day
Tyler Savonen scored first, but the Tartans' two goals came less than three minutes apart to snap Brandeis's five-match winning streak.

October 26, 2012
Feather and Ocel connect twice to lead #17 men past Emory, 3-1
The Judges reached the 15-win plateau for the seventh time in school history and the first time in the regular season since 1997 thanks to Kyle Feather and Sam Ocel.

October 23, 2012
#17 Brandeis Men's Soccer Cruises Past Mount Ida, 5-0
Junior midfielder Kyle Feather a goal in each half and an assist to lead the Judges attack.

October 17, 2012
#18 men rally past Springfield, 3-1
Juniors Steve Salazar and Kyle Feather accounted for the game-tying and winning goals as the Judges overcame a one-goal deficit for the fourth time this season.

October 14, 2012
#9 men's soccer bounces back with 2-1 win at WashU
Seniors Sam Ocel and Lee Russo once again contributed the goals as the Judges rebounded from their first defeat of the season for their first win over the Bears since 2002.

October 12, 2012
Judges are on the road and on the web!
Soccer and volleyball are on the road for more UAA action this weekend. You can follow soccer on the road, check them out on NCAA.com and vote for the women for the Division III Game Of The Week!

October 12, 2012
Chicago halts #9 men's soccer unbeaten streak at 17, 1-0
Senior goalkeeper Blake Minchoff made six saves, including a second-half penalty kick, but the Maroons made a 21st minute goal stand up in the upset. The Judges fall to 11-1-1 on the season.

October 6, 2012
Second-half goals lead #9 men past Case, extend unbeaten streak to 17
The Brandeis men improved to 11-0-1 this season and 1-0-1 in the UAA with their 2-0 win over Case. Senior Sam Ocel and junior Steve Salazar had the goals.

October 3, 2012
Brandeis soccer midseason review
With two ranked teams and 18 wins between them, let's check in with the Brandeis soccer teams with UAA play just underway!

October 3, 2012
Livadaru strike extends men's unbeaten streak to 16 with 1-0 win over Wheaton
Junior Tudor Livadaru's 72nd-minute goal lifted the Judges past the Lyons as they improved to 15-0-1 in their last 16 games dating to 2011.

October 2, 2012
Parts of South Street will be closed between Oct. 5 and 7
Because of construction at the Brandeis-Roberts commuter rail stop, traffic patterns to campus will be altered, affecting traffic for the Oct. 6 soccer matches against Case.

October 2, 2012
Milo, Minchoff named UAA Athletes of the Week
After winning five matches at the ITA championships and leading the men's soccer team to a win and a tie on the road, Steven Milo and Blake Minchoff were honored by the conference.

September 29, 2012
#10 men's soccer earns hard-fought draw with UR in UAA opener
Sophomore Tyler Savonen equalized with just over five minutes in regulation as the Judges tied the 'Jackets, 1-1, to take a point on the road in the conference.

September 25, 2012
#10 men rally again to push streak to nine in a row to start season
Wentworth scored first, but junior Kyle Feather answered 44 seconds later while Lee Russo scored his third game-winner of the season as the Judges defeated the Leopards, 2-1.

September 19, 2012
Ocel buries Babson in double OT, 2-1
The 12th-ranked Judges defeated the rival Beavers for the first time in four years thanks to Sam Ocel's head off a Lee Russo throw-in in the 102nd minute.

September 18, 2012
Coven featured in Sept. 19 Boston Globe West
Marvin Pave featured the Judges' 40-year soccer coach in the Globe West section.

September 15, 2012
#20 men push season-opening win streak to seven with 1-0 win at Lasell
Rookie Jake Picard scored his second goal of the week to give the Brandeis men their 12th-straight win dating back to last season.

September 12, 2012
#20 men's soccer engineers a rally past WPI, 2-1
The first career goal from rookie Jake Pickard tied the game and sophomore Foti Andreo's first collegiate tally was the game-winner as the Judges rallied from a halftime deficit to hand a second-straight foe their first loss.

September 11, 2012
Russo, Spital claim UAA Athlete of the Week honors, Sept. 10
After leading their teams to five wins with nine goals between them. senior Lee Russo and sophomore Dara Spital won UAA Player of the Week honors for men's and women's soccer.

September 11, 2012
Brandeis soccer teams both ranked in top 25
For the first time ever, the Brandeis men's and women's soccer teams are among the top 25 in the nation. The women enter the poll at #18, the men are #20.

September 9, 2012
Russo to the rescue as #23 men's soccer upends MIT, 4-3, in OT
Senior Lee Russo netted his second career hat trick, including the golden goal 79 seconds into overtime as the Judges fended off the Engineers.

September 8, 2012
Russo leads #23 men past Clark, 4-2
Lee Russo moved into 16th place on the career scoring list with a goal and two assists, getting involved in 75 percent of the offense.

September 5, 2012
#23 Brandeis Men's Soccer roars past Colby-Sawyer in home opener, 7-0
Junior defender Ben Applefield and rookie forward Chris Bradley combined for three goals and an assist to lead the way in the rout.

September 4, 2012
Men's soccer cracks Top 25 at No. 23
For the first time in more than a decade, the Brandeis men's soccer team has entered the Top 25 of the NSCAA Division III national poll. The No. 23 Judges are one of three New England teams in the rankings.

September 2, 2012
Men's soccer defends XARA Soccer title with 4-0 win over host Keene State
For the second year in a row, the Judges topped the Owls on the second day of competition to earn the XARA title. Four Brandeis players earned All-Tournament honors.

September 1, 2012
Russo tallies twice as men's soccer downs Ithaca, 3-0
The Judges picked up in 2012 where they left off in 2011, blanking Bombers on the opening day of the Xara Classic at Keene State to open Mike Coven's 40th season on the sideline.

August 30, 2012
Fall sports are underway this weekend. Here's what to watch for!
The 2012-13 season is ready to roll! The three team sports all play on back-to-back days, while women's cross country gets their first tune-up at Weston High School.