PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men’s soccer team will play a home and an away match this weekend. The Friars are set to play Holy Cross at 7:00 p.m. at home on Friday, Sept. 5 at the Ray Treacy Track. The second game of the weekend will be at 2:30 p.m. at Quinnipiac University in Hamden Conn. on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Series History vs. Holy Cross
First Meeting: at PC 2, HC 1 (1971)
Last Meeting: PC 2, at HC 1 (2013)
All-Time Series: PC leads, 21-8-4
Scouting the Crusaders
The Crusaders opened their season last weekend at home against Hartford. Holy Cross and Hartford finished 110 minutes of play in a 1-1 tie. A freshman from Austria, Arno Rupp, scored the lone goal for the Crusaders. During the 2013 season, Holy Cross advanced to the Patriot League Championship game, falling to Navy, 2-0. The Crusaders ended the season with a 9-9-2 overall record and a 6-3 conference record.
Series History vs. Quinnipiac
First Meeting: at PC 5, QU 0 (1983)
Last Meeting: at PC 3, at QU 2 (2013)
All-Time Series: PC leads, 8-0-0
Scouting the Bobcats
The Bobcats are 0-2-0 on the season after playing in the Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Lakside Classic last weekend. Quinnipiac played matches against Northwestern (L, 2-0) and Northern Illinois (L, 3-0). Prior to Sunday’s game against the Friars, the Bobcats will play a home game against Boston College. During the 2013 season, Quinnipiac won its first MAAC Championship title in program history after defeating Monmouth University, 4-3, in penalty kicks in the title game. The Bobcats also earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament but were defeated in the first round by UConn, 2-1.
Naglestad Named BIG EAST Offensive Player Of The Week
Providence College men’s soccer red-shirt senior Markus Naglestad (Kristiansand, Norway) was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Monday, Sept. 1.
Naglestad helped the Friars secure a victory over in-state rival Rhode Island on Aug. 30 after he scored four of the five Friar goals. Three of the four goals came within two minutes of each other (75:11, 76:07 and 77:11), breaking the NCAA Division I men’s soccer record for the fastest three consecutive goals by the same player. The record was set on Oct. 20, 1985 by John Stone of SIU Edwardsville after he scored three goals within 2:15 of each other.
Friars Undefeated in their Opening Weekend
In their first weekend of play for the 2014 season, the Friars came away with two wins. Providence first won at Bryant, 2-0, on Aug. 29. They then completed the weekend with a home opening victory against in-state rival Rhode Island, 5-1. Providence's five goals were the most scored under third-year Head Coach Craig Stewart and the win marked the fourth straight by the Friars over the Rams, dating back to 2010.
Daniel Neustädter Registered First Point As A Friar
In Providence’s victory over Rhode Island on Aug. 31, freshman Daniel Neustädter (Mainz, Germany) registered his first career point as Friar. Neustädter assisted Markus Naglestad’s (Kristiansand, Norway) second goal of the game at 75:11.
Broome Earns Eighth Career Shutout
With a 2-0 win over Bryant on Aug. 29, Friar goalkeeper Keasel Broome (Claymont, Del.) recorded his first shutout of the season. The game also marked his eighth career shutout in a total of 37 games.
Last Season for the Friars
Last season, the Friars advanced to the final of the BIG EAST Tournament for the first time since 2010 and third time in program history. Providence faced Marquette in the championship game, falling 3-2. The Friars also earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in program history. The team advanced to the second round of the tournament after defeating Penn, 3-1, in penalty kicks in the opening round. The second round game saw Providence drop a 3-1 decision to Maryland.
Gressel Named To Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
The BIG EAST Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll and Preseason All-BIG EAST Team were released on Aug. 19. Sophomore Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany) was among 15 players named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team. Providence was also selected to finish fifth out of the 10 teams in the league.
Head Coach Craig Stewart announced on May 5 that red-shirt senior Keasel Broome (Claymont, Del.) and seniors Brandon Adler (Montville, N.J.) and Phil Towler (Cumbria, England) have been named team captains for the 2014 season.
Five players have joined the Friars for the 2014 season. The group of incoming players includes Lukas Ritzer (Sutton, Mass.), James Townsend (Attleboro, Mass.), Daniel Neustädter (Mainz, Germany), Colin Miller (Bel Air, Md.) and Thomas Dieffenthaller (Palm Harbor, Fla.).
After the home-and-away games against Holy Cross and Quinnipiac, Providence will take on Brown on Sept. 12 at 4:00 p.m. across town on Stevenson Field. The Friars will finish up the weekend at home against Clemson with a 1:00 p.m. kick-off on Sept. 14 at the Ray Treacy Track.
2014 Providence College Award Winners
- Madness BIG EAST 2014 Preseason All-Conference First Team (8/5)
- Preseason All-BIG EAST Team (8/19)
- Madness BIG EAST 2014 Preseason All-Conference Second Team (8/5)
- BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (9/1)
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