Men's Soccer

2017 record: 7-10-1; GNAC 4-5-1 / NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 / GNAC Titles: 2 (1996 & 2012)

Men's Soccer Weekly Preview: Brooklyn (N.Y.)

Men's Soccer Weekly Preview: Brooklyn (N.Y.)

Albertus Magnus College
Men's Soccer Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (7-8-1)
at
Brooklyn College (7-7-2)
Mon., Oct. 23 • 4 p.m. • Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON FINALE

A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College men's soccer team looks to bounce back after an 0-2 week as the Falcons close out the 2017 regular season on Monday afternoon at Brooklyn College.

WEEK 8 RECAP

Game 15: Johnson & Wales 4 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game 15 Highlights:

  • Junior Joe Russo (North Haven, Conn.) fell to 7-7-1 on the season as well as totaled seven saves in net.

Game 16: Norwich 4 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game 16 Highlights:

  • Freshman Salah Oumorou (West Haven, Conn.) tallied two of the Falcons' five shots.

ALL-TIME VS BROOKLYN COLLEGE
Albertus Magnus leads Brooklyn College in the all-time series, 1-0.

LAST TIME VS BROOKLYN COLLEGE
Game (9/3/16): Albertus Magnus 3 | Brooklyn 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE

SCOUTING BROOKLYN COLLEGE

  • The Bulldogs average 1.81 goals per game.
  • Azizjon Ziyaev leads the team in points (27), goals (13), shots (68), game-winning goals (4) and shots on goal (41)
  • Utko Tanritanir has made 100 saves in net for Brooklyn and has a .690 save percentage.

GNAC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Albertus Magnus will face second-seeded Johnson & Wales on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. in the first round. The Falcons are making their 22nd appearance in the GNAC Tournament and hold a 16-18-4 in the postseason.

Sunday, October 29 - Quarterfinals
Game 1: #8 Suffolk at #1 Saint Joseph's of Maine - TBA
Game 2: #5 Regis (Mass.) at #4 Mount Ida - 1:00 PM
Game 3: #6 Emmanuel at #3 Norwich - 1:00 PM
Game 4: #7 Albertus Magnus at #2 Johnson & Wales - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, November 1 - Semifinals
Game 5: 4/5 winner vs 1/8 winner
Game 6: 3/6 winner vs 2/7 winner

Saturday, November 4 - Final
Game 7: Highest remaining seed

INSIDE THE GNAC

  • Salah Oumorou
    • third in the conference in shots with 68.
    • second in the conference with 14 goals.
    • second in the conference in points with 30.
  • Justyn Broderick
    • fifth in the conference in assists with six.
  • Joe Russo
    • third in the conference in saves with 106.

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.

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