2011-12 Men's Soccer Headlines

  • University of the District of Columbia Men's Soccer Volunteers At Rock n' Roll Marathon
    March 19, 2012
    WASHINGTON, DC - The University of the District of Columbia men's soccer team volunteered at the Washington, DC Rock n' Roll Marathon on Friday, March 16th.
  • Sunderland’s Gary Hutchinson Speaks to UDC Student-Athletes on Best Practices in Managing Professional Sports Enterprises
    February 24, 2012
    Washington, DC – On Friday, February 24th, student-athletes at the University of the District of Columbia were given the pleasure of listening to a guest lecture by Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director of Sunderland Football Club in England. Mr. Hutchinson transparently discussed all elements of his position, from the business side of revenue generation through the football club as well as the opportunities provided by the newly reconstructed facility, to the on-and-off field development of the team as a Premier League product both nationally and internationally.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer 2010-2011 Season Recap
    November 17, 2011
    Washington, DC - The University of the District of Columbia Men’s Soccer program has completed a successful 2010-2011 campaign. The team finished with an 8-5-4 record, a dramatic turnaround from the 4-13-1 record in 2009. The season officially concluded Thursday, October 27th, when the Firebirds traveled to Sparkill, NY to take on St. Thomas Aquinas. The Men's Soccer Team completed a 17-game schedule against some of the stronger teams in the East Region.
  • President Allen Sessoms Appointed to NCAA Division II President's Council
    November 03, 2011
    Washington, DC - University of the District of Columbia President Allen L. Sessoms has been appointed to the NCAA Division II President's Council. The appointment exemplifies his leadership and experience in athletics and demonstrates the university’s overall commitment to athletics and the role it plays in student life.
  • District of Columbia Men’s Soccer Completes a Successful 2011 Campaign But Falls to St. Thomas Aquinas in Finale
    October 27, 2011
    Sparkhill, NY - The District of Columbia Men’s Soccer Team dropped a road game to future East Coast Conference foe St. Thomas Aquinas, but they close out the season 8-5-4, a vast improvement from the 2010 season. With the win St. Thomas Aquinas advances to 10-2-4 on the year.
  • UDC “Pink Events” Help Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
    October 27, 2011
    Washington, DC— The UDC Men’s Soccer and Volleyball Teams both hosted events to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen and Sideout Foundation. The entire month of October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a whole, all of the UDC Athletic programs raised money, with all of the proceeds going to the breast cancer awareness foundations.
  • University of the District of Columbia Men’s Soccer Ties Seton Hill University 0-0 After Two Overtimes
    October 24, 2011
    Washington, DC – The University of the District of Columbia Men’s Soccer Team ended the home slate today with a 0-0 tie against Seton Hill University. The Firebirds outshot the Griffins 20-5, but despite the offensive imbalance, the score remained knotted up after two overtimes. The Firebirds sit at 8-4-4 with one road game remaining, while the Griffins remain at 5-10-2.
  • The University of the District of Columbia Soccer Youth Day a Success
    October 24, 2011
    Washington DC – The UDC Soccer Team hosted a youth day on Saturday. The event was a tremendous success as over 20 area high school and middle school soccer players came to the UDC Soccer Field to participate.
  • Firebird Soccer Defeats Pittsburgh-Johnstown on Senior Day, 2-1; UDC Goalie Alex Vert Ignites the Firebirds
    October 22, 2011
    Washington,DC - UDC Men’s soccer started the match off quickly and aggressively with two first half goals, then held on for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh-Johnstown University Mountain Cats at the UDC soccer field today. It was Senior Day for center back Nana Bamfo (Upper Marlboro, MD- Largo HS), the lone senior on this year’s team. The Firebirds are now 8-4-3 for the year with two games remaining in this bounce-back season under first year coach Matt Thompson.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Battles Hard But Falls To Millersville University 3-2.
    October 19, 2011
    UDC Men’s Soccer battled through bad weather and a sluggish start today against Millersville University, but they were unable to hold on for the win. The Marauders outlasted the Firebirds winning on a penalty kick goal from Ethan Daubert with 1:33 remaining in the game. The Firebirds fall to 7-4-3 on the year while the Marauders advance to 8-4-1.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Improves to 7-3-3 With Win 1-0 Win Over Washington Adventist University
    October 17, 2011
    Takoma Park, MD - The UDC Men’s Soccer Program continues to improve as the season progresses, and tonight’s 1-0 win over Washington Adventist was another example of this. Ben Diaz tallied the game winner at the 52:54 mark, and the Firebirds held on to win 1-0. The Firebirds advance to 7-3-3 on the year while the Washington Adventist Shock fall to 3-9-1.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Ties East Stroudsburg 1-1 in Two Overtimes
    October 15, 2011
    East Stroudsburg, PA – UDC captain forward Bakary Coulibaly (Hyattsville, MD/ Mali - La Lumiere HS) continued his scoring surge as the Firebirds ended the game in a 1-1 tie after two overtimes. It is the fourth game of the year that the Firebirds have taken into double overtime. The game tying goal by Coulibaly is his third of the year, scoring a goal in each of the last three games. The Firebirds sit at 6-3-3 on the year while the Warriors record lies at 4-6-3.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer plays #8 California University (PA) to 1-1 tie in Two OT’s
    October 08, 2011
    Washington,DC – Coach Matt Thompson's Firebird soccer team played an all out physical and emotional game vs. the eight ranked Division II program in the country this afternoon, battling to a 1-1 tie in 2OT’s at the UDC Soccer Field.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Pulls off a Thrilling 2-1 Victory over West Chester University with a Two Goal Flurry in the Second Half.
    October 04, 2011
    Washington, DC – UDC Men’s Soccer pulled out another win at home today as the Firebirds downed the Golden Rams 2-1. With the win the Firebirds improved to 3-0-1 at home and 6-3-1 overall. With the loss the Golden Rams drop to 2-6-2 on the year.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Pulls Out a 1-0 Victory Over Concord Amidst Rain Soaked Conditions
    October 01, 2011
    Washington, DC – The UDC Men’s Soccer Team was resilient today amidst terrible weather conditions once again and a feisty opponent. Despite a 1-7 record coming into the contest, the Concord Mountain Lions battles hard, but at the end of the day the athleticism and determination of the Firebirds proved to be too much to handle. UDC pulled off the win 1-0 and advances to a 5-3-1 record on the year, eclipsing last year’s win total with many games still to play on the season.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Falls to Mercy College 3-0
    September 28, 2011
    Dobbs Ferry, NY – The UDC Men’s Soccer Team traveled to Dobbs Ferry, to take on Mercy College. The second game in 3 days proved to be too much for the Firebirds, as the Mavericks pulled out a commanding 3-0 win. Mercy improves to 5-1-1 with the win, while UDC drops to 4-3-1.
  • The UDC Men’s Soccer Team Falls to Charleston (WVA) 3-0.
    September 26, 2011
    Charleston, W.Va- The University of the District of Columbia Men’s Soccer Team traveled to Charleston, WVA, falling to the University of Charleston 3-0. The Golden Eagles were paced by Rob Vincent who had two goals on the day. With the Loss the Firebirds fall to 4-2-1 while the Golden Eagles advance to 4-3.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Pulls Off Another Overtime Thriller Beating Bloomsburg 1-0
    September 21, 2011
    Bloomsburg, PA – The UDC Men’s Soccer Team pulled off another victory in extra minutes tonight, as senior defender Nana Bamfo (Upper Marlboro, MD/ Ghana - Largo HS) finished off a header in the 96th minute on a cross from junior midfielder Tanzu Korkmaz (Istanbul, Turkey - Ozel Dogan Lisesi). The Firebirds advance to 4-1-1 while the Huskies drop to 1-3.
  • Firebirds Unable to Overcome Slow Start, Lose 2-0 to Queens College
    September 18, 2011
    Flushing, NY - After opening the season to a promising 3-0-1 start, the University of D.C. Firebirds looked to remain undefeated at Queens College in Flushing, NY. However, the Firebirds were shut out Sunday as they could not overcome an early 2-0 deficit.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Pulls off Thrilling Victory in Two Overtimes Over Chestnut Hill College
    September 15, 2011
    Washington, DC – The UDC Men’s Soccer Team battled a persistent opponent and wet weather conditions, but the Firebirds persevered as Freshman Tom Ryan scored the game winner in double overtime with 3:02 remaining on the clock. The win advances the Firebirds to 3-0-1 on the season while the Griffins slip to 2-2-1.
  • UDC Men's Soccer Ties Shepherd in Defensive Battle, 0-0 in 2 OT
    September 13, 2011
    Washington, DC- The University of the District of Columbia Men's Soccer team tied the Shepherd University Rams this afternoon at home, 0-0, in what was a hard fought 2 OT contest that showcased tough defensive soccer. The Firebirds, who did not get too many quality chances on offense, now stand at 2-0-1 for the season.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Defeats Felician College 2 – 1, Winning the Shippensburg Tournament and Starting the Season 2 – 0
    September 03, 2011
    Shippensburg, PA – The UDC Men’s Soccer Team Defeated Felician College 2 – 1 in their second game of the weekend. With the win today, the Firebirds won the Shippensburg Tournament and have vaulted out to a 2 – 0 start for the season under new Head Coach, Matt Thompson.
  • UDC Men's Soccer Team Earns First Win of the Season Under New Head Coach Matt Thompson
    September 02, 2011
    Shippensburg, PA – The UDC Men’s Soccer team downs Goldey Beacom College 1 – 0 in Shippensburg, PA on a goal from Freshman Midfielder Robel Davis (Decatur, GA - Southwest Dekalb HS). The win was the first of the season for the Firebirds and the first under new Head Coach Matt Thompson. With the win the Firebirds move to 1-0 while the Lightning fall to 0-1.