Seattle U to Honor 2004 Team and Retire Pair of Jersey Numbers: After being nationally ranked for the first time since returning to DI competition (No. 22) last week, the Redhawks, as well as their pair of opponents this weekend, are receiving votes in the Sept. 9 edition of the NSCAA National Poll. This weekend, the Redhawks turn their sights to UPenn and UConn in their regular season home opening weekend, a weekend in which several special recognitions and ceremonies will take place. Links to live stats, video, and the Sunday NSCAATV broadcast are on the men’s soccer schedule page at GoSeattleU.com.
UConn Match to Be Broadcast on NSCAATV: Seattle U’s match vs. UConn on Sunday, Sept. 14 will be broadcast on NSCAATV and fans who can not attend the match in person can follow the action at www.nscaatv.com/c1821.
Ticket Information: Fans can purchase single game tickets starting an hour prior to each match at the ticket booth at the main Championship Field entrance (corner of 14th and E Cherry). Prices are as follows: $7 for general admission, $5 for youth (17 and under) and seniors (65+). The Redhawk Sports Pass can also be purchased for $50 by calling the Redhawk Ticket Office at (206) 398-GOSU(4678), which is good for all men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, volleyball, and baseball home contests.
2004 Team and Jersey Retirement Ceremonies: Fans are encouraged to stay in their seats at halftime of both matches as a pair of special ceremonies will be taking place this weekend. On Friday, the 2004 NCAA Division II National Championship Team will be honored as this season marks the 10 year anniversary of the historic season. On Sunday, the numbers #3 and #9 will be retired to honor 1997 NAIA National Player of the Year Tom Hardy and 2004 NCAA Division II National Player of the Year Bobby McAlister.
Camper Reunion Set for Sunday: Campers from the summer 2014 Seattle U Nike men’s soccer camp season are welcome to join the Redhawks on Sunday for the match. If campers wear their camp t-shirt, they will receive free admission.
Scouting UPenn: Last season, the Quakers earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament, battling to a 1-1 draw and falling in the first round to Providence in penalty kicks, 3-1. Reigning Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year and 2014 team captain Duke Lacroix was named No. 82 on the Preseason Top-100 Players List on TopDrawerSoccer.com. To open 2014 last weekend, Penn shut out Drexel, 2-0, and downed Central Connecticut, 4-3, as freshman Austin Kuhn was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week and senior Lacroix was selected Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week.
Scouting UConn: In 2013, UConn advanced to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals, falling to Virginia, after defeating No. 1 UCLA in penalty kicks in the Third Round. Goalkeeper Andre Blake, the first keeper to be picked No. 1 in the MLS SuperDraft in 2014 was named as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, one of the most prestigious soccer awards each season. Associate head coach John Deeley, in his 18th season with the Huskies, was named National Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year by the NSCAA. As of Sept. 11, the Huskies have faced two other ranked teams to open the 2014 season including then #17 Coastal Carolina and then #23 Wake Forest, losing both matches by a one goal margin. In between the pair of losses, UConn shut out Stony Brook, 3-0. They also faced nationally ranked Washington on Friday evening. Cyle Larin has scored three of the Huskies’ six goals to start the year.
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