Men’s Soccer

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Men’s soccer looks to build on last year’s success

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ Replacing two current MLS-quality players isn’t easy, but that is the exact predicament that faces Xavier men’s soccer. After an extraordinary 10-6-2 record, Andy Fleming’s squad must attempt to fill the void left by Nick Hagglund and Matt Walker (two players from last season’s team that are now receiving significant … Continue reading

Hagglund and Christon move to professional leagues

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~   Just one year into his profes­sional career, former Xavier soc­cer standout Nick Hagglund is already making noise around the MLS for Toronto FC. Hagglund was selected 10th overall in the MLS’s 2014 SuperDraft after an astonishing four years in a Xavier jersey where he made 80 starts out of … Continue reading

Highlighted upcoming events

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~   It is time for another exciting year of Xavier athletics. Both the women’s and men’s soccer teams look to start their seasons off on the right foot. The new season brings new opportunities for both teams, which showed incredible promise and potential for the up­coming season. The women begin … Continue reading

Sports Staff Writers’ Favorites from 2013-14

Staff Writer Favorite Basketball Game Favorite Moment in Sports Favorite Student Athlete Favorite Sport to Cover Favorite Article Written Favorite Game Time Snack Robert Jaimeson  Georgetown Basketball Senior Night  Justin Martin (Basketball)   Volleyball  Interview with Mike Johnson  Carmel Sodas Nikhil Jelaji  Creighton Peton Manning Performances   James Farr (Basketball)  Soccer  Student section feature  Basketball Games Adam … Continue reading

XU soccer’s Walker and Hagglund headed to MLS

By: Tim Wilmes ~Sports Editor~ Xavier men’s soccer has made national news in the past few weeks with the signing of senior midfielder Matt Walker to the Columbus Crew on Jan. 8 and Toronto FC’s 10th overall selection of senior defender Nick Hagglund on Jan. 16 in the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. The pair … Continue reading

XU sports’ first semester of triumphs and struggles

By: Kyle Isaacs The inaugural season for the Xavier Musketeers in the newly formed Big East Conference has offered both glimpses of greatness coupled alongside inadequate performances. Regardless of the sport, the Musketeers have yet to develop their identity thus far in the new conference, unlike their previous home in the Atlantic 10, which usually … Continue reading

Men’s soccer falls short

By: Kyle Isaacs The Musketeers fell to rival Butler University on Friday night by a final score of 2-1, then lost last night to the Bulldogs 1-0 at home in the first round of the Big East Tournament. The Friday night loss pushed the Musketeers’ record to 10-6-2 overall with a 6-3 record in the … Continue reading

Men’s soccer keeps streaking with road win

By: Kyle Isaacs With only one game remaining before the Big East Tournament, the Xavier men’s soccer team is rolling through its conference schedule. The Musketeers netted their sixth consecutive win on Saturday night after traveling to Philadelphia, Pa. and coming away with a 1-0 victory over Villanova. The win moves the Musketeers’ record to … Continue reading

XU men’s soccer overthrows No. 9 Georgetown

By: Adam Tortelli Xavier men’s soccer recorded its biggest win as a new member of the Big East at home on Saturday. Redshirt junior midfielder Will Walker was able to sneak in two goals against the Georgetown Hoyas squad that entered the Saturday game ranked as No. 9 in the country. Georgetown opened the game … Continue reading

Men’s soccer falls short in first conference test

By: Nikhil Jelaji The Xavier men’s soccer team dropped its Big East opener 1-0 on Saturday against the Marquette Golden Eagles at the Xavier Soccer Complex. This ended the Musketeers’ five-match unbeaten streak (3-4-2, 0-1 Big East). Marquette scored in the 31st minute, proving to be the difference in Saturday night’s match. Redshirt sophomore forward … Continue reading


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