Men's Soccer

2018 Record: 6-6-5; GNAC Record: 5-2-4 / NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 / GNAC Titles: 2 (1996 & 2012)

Men's Soccer Weekly Preview: Mitchell, SUNY Purchase and Saint Joseph's of Maine

Men's Soccer Weekly Preview: Mitchell, SUNY Purchase and Saint Joseph's of Maine

Albertus Magnus College
Men's Soccer Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (3-2,1-1)
vs.
Mitchell (0-3-1)
Tues., Sept. 19 • 6 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

Albertus Magnus (3-2,1-1)
vs.
SUNY Purchase (3-3)
Thurs., Sept. 21 • 6 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

Albertus Magnus (3-2,1-1)
at
St. Joseph's of Maine (4-0-1, 1-0-1)
Sat., Sept. 23 • 1 p.m. • Standish, ME.


A NEW WEEK
Following a 1-1 week, the Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team looks to bounce back as the Falcons prepare for three games in the week ahead. Albertus Magnus takes on a pair of home contests against Mitchell College and SUNY Purchase before resuming conference play with a road tilt at St. Joseph's of Maine on Saturday afternoon.

WEEK THREE RECAP
Game 4: Albertus Magnus 3 | Hunter 1 – RECAP/BOX SCORE
Game 5: Regis (Mass.) 4 | Albertus Magnus 3 ( OT) – RECAP/ BOX SCORE

GAME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Freshman Jonathan Beaucejour (Wallingford, Conn.) broke the silence at the 41st minute of play as the rookie recorded his first collegiate goal to give the Falcons the 1-0.
  • Sophomore Matt Cotto (Stratford, Conn.) scored his first goal of the season giving the Falcons a 2-1 edge going into the half.
  • Freshman Kervin Franco scored his first career goal while also adding the insurance tally for the Falcons to secure the non-conference win for the visitors.

GAME FIVE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Senior Justyn Broderick (Shelton, Conn.) paced the Falcons with a pair of assists to Oumorou who netted his second hat trick of the young season.
  • Joe Russo had eight saves in the loss.

OUMOROU NAMED ALBERTUS MAGNUS STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Freshman Salah Oumorou (West Haven, Conn.) of the men's soccer team have been named as the Albertus Magnus College Student-Athletes of Week. Oumorou enjoyed another stellar game as the rookie recorded his second hat trick of the season in the 4-3 overtime loss to Regis (Mass.) on Saturday afternoon. The freshman scored two of his goals within a 90 second span to tie the game at 3-3. 

ALL-TIME VS MITCEHLL
Albertus Magnus leads Mitchell in the all-time series, 9-1-2.

LAST TIME VS MITCHELL
Game (9/21/16): Albertus Magnus 2 | Mitchell 1 - RECAP/ BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS SUNY PURCHASE
Albertus Magnus leads 1-0 in the all-time series over SUNY Purchase.

LAST TIME VS SUNY PURCHASE
Game (9/11/07): Albertus Magnus 6 | Purchase 1

ALL-TIME VS SAINT JOSEPH'S OF MAINE
Albertus Magnus holds an 8-5 edge over Saint Joseph's of Maine in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS SAINT JOSEPH'S OF MAINE
Game (10/8/16): Saint Joseph's of Maine 2 | Albertus Magnus 0 - RECAP/BOX SCORE

A LOOK INSIDE THE STATS

  • Freshman Salah Oumorou (West Haven, Conn.) leads both the team and the conference in goals and points with seven and 14, respectively. 
  • Junior Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) leads the league with 42 saves and has a .808 save percentage.
  • Senior Justyn Broderick (Orange, Conn.) is tied in second in the conference with three assists. 

THIS YEAR NOTES

  • Albertus Magnus returns two All-GNAC player from last year's team. 
  • The Falcons welcome eight newcomers to the club in 2017.
  • Albertus Magnus alum Brett Colavolpe is entering his first season as the new Albertus Magnus head men's soccer coach after serving 10 years as an assistant coach for the program.
  • The team returns 12 players from last year's squad.

GNAC MEN'S SOCCER PRESEASON POLL
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Complete Release
The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team was picked to finish fifth in the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll.

A QUICK LOOK BACK AT LAST YEAR

  • The team finished the year with a 9-8-1 overall record and earned the No. 5 seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament thanks to posting a 4-4-1 mark in league play.
  • The Falcons saw their season come to an end with a 2-0 setback on the road against No. 4 seed Suffolk in the opening round of the GNAC Tournament.
  • It was the team's 21st appearance in the postseason event with Albertus Magnus holding a 16-18-4 overall record and a pair of conference titles (1996 & 2012).
  • Following the campaign, Albertus Magnus saw an impressive six players named to the All-GNAC teams. 
  • Albertus Magnus went 2-1 in non-conference play to begin the season, winning back-to-back games after dropping the season opener versus soon-to-be conference foe Regis. 

BERNARDO STEPS DOWN AS HEAD COACH
Director of Athletics Jim Abromaitis accepted the resignation of Albertus Magnus head men's soccer coach Jim Bernardo, as he looks to spend more time with his family. After becoming the program's second head coach in the summer of 2005, Bernardo was an instrumental role in the rise of Albertus Magnus soccer, where he posted a 125-94-11 overall record and a 60-41-8 mark in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).

The two time GNAC Coach of the Year guided his teams to 12 straight GNAC postseason appearances as well as the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012. In 2011, Bernardo led his team to a perfect 10-0 record in conference play and finished the season with a 17-4-1 overall record to mark the most single-season wins in program history.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Mount Ida and Anna Maria.