Albertus Magnus College
Men's Soccer Weekly Preview
Albertus Magnus (4-4, 1-2)
Mt. Ida (5-3, 2-1)
Wed., Sept. 27 • 7 p.m. • Newtown, MA
Albertus Magnus (4-4, 1-2)
Anna Maria ( 1-6-1, 0-3)
Sat., Sept. 30 • 3:30 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team prepares for two crucial GNAC showdowns this week as the Falcons take on Mount Ida College on Wednesday before hosting Anna Maria College on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Celentano Field.
WEEK FOUR RECAP
Game 6: Albertus Magnus 1 | SUNY Purchase 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game Six Highlights:
- Senior Ritchy Jean Pierre (Fairfield, Conn.) scored the game-winning goal, with an assist from Junior Tyler Saad (Shelton, Conn.), to lead the Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team past SUNY Purchase.
- Junior goalkeeper Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) made four saves in net.
Game 7: Saint Joseph's of Maine 7 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game Seven Highlights:
- Freshman Salah Oumorou (West Haven, Conn.) recorded the Falcons only shot on goal.
- Junior goalie Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) faced 19 shots with 12 stops in a losing effort.
LAST TIME VS MT. IDA
Albertus Magnus leads Mt. Ida in the all-time series, 8-5-3.
ALL-TIME VS MT. IDA
Game (9/24/16): Albertus Magnus 1 | Mt Ida. 2 (2OT) – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
LAST TIME VS ANNA MARIA
Albertus Magnus leads Anna Maria in the all-time series, 9-3.
ALL-TIME VS ANNA MARIA
Game (10/18/16): Albertus Magnus 3 | Anna Maria 1 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
INSIDE THE STATS
- Salah Oumorou
- leads the conference in shots with 39.
- second in the conference with seven goals.
- third in the conference in points with 14.
- Justyn Broderick
- tied in third in the conference in assists with three.
- Joe Russo
- leads the conference in saves with 62.
- fourth in the conference with a .765 save percentage.
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
LINK: 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.
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Emmanuel (Mass.) and Lasell.