Columbia Lions men's soccer

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Columbia Lions
Men's Soccer
Columbia Lions wordmark.svg
Founded1906
UniversityColumbia University
Head coachKevin Anderson (9th season)
ConferenceIvy
LocationNew York City, NY
StadiumRocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium
(Capacity: 3,500)
NicknameLions
ColorsColumbia Blue and White[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1983
NCAA Tournament Semifinals
1979, 1983
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1979, 1983
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1979, 1983
NCAA Tournament appearances
1970, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2017
Conference Regular Season championships
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2016

The Columbia Lions men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of Columbia University. The team is a member of the Ivy League of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The Lions fielded their first varsity team in 1906, and have since won 10 Ivy League Championships and have made 14 NCAA tournament appearances. Their most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship came in 2017 where the Lions reached the second round before losing 1-0 to Wake Forest in the 88' on a penalty kick.[2]

Since 2009, the Lions have been coached by Kevin Anderson, a former assistant coach for the Boston College Eagles men's soccer program. Anderson played soccer professionally for ten years with the Colorado Rapids and the Tampa Bay Mutiny of Major League Soccer.[3]

Players[edit]

Roster[edit]

Updated:April 11, 2018[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Zachary Adler
2 Canada DF Nike Azuma
3 United States DF Brendan Dennis
4 Germany DF Alex Bangerl
5 Canada MF Vana Markarian
6 Australia DF Haris Stamboulidis
7 United States MF Francisco Agrest
8 Canada MF Gil Hong
9 South Africa FW Arthur Bosua
10 United States MF John Denis
11 United States MF Matthew Swain
12 Republic of Ireland FW Kynan Rocks
13 United States MF Dylan Mott
14 United States DF Pierce Pomykal
15 United States DF Zach Morant
16 United States MF Danny Laranetto
No. Position Player
17 United States MF Jack Blattman
18 United States MF Sam Hatem
19 United States DF Yiannis Kounelis
20 United States MF Lucho Gazcon
21 Canada MF Korede Olagbegi
22 United States FW Nick Bartels
23 United States MF Beto Carrillo
24 United Kingdom FW Sile Ogundeyin
25 United States MF Avi Eller
26 Australia FW Spiros Stamoulis
27 United States DF Rory Madigan
29 United States DF Blake Willis
30 United States GK Dylan Castanheira
33 United States GK Carter Richardson
34 United States GK Eric Chang


Team honors[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Columbia has won 10 Ivy League championships,[5] their last being in the 2016-17 season.

Season Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1978 Ivy John Rennie 13–2–1 6–0–1
1979 Ivy Dieter Ficken 14–4–1 6–1–0
1980 Ivy Dieter Ficken 12–2–2 4–1–2
1981 Ivy Dieter Ficken 10–2–4 6–1–0
1982 Ivy Dieter Ficken 12–3–2 7–0–0
1983 Ivy Dieter Ficken 18–1–0 7–0–0
1984 Ivy Dieter Ficken 12–2–2 6–1–0
1985 Ivy Dieter Ficken 12–3–2 6–0–1
1993 Ivy Dieter Ficken 9-6-1 6–1-0
2016 Ivy Kevin Anderson 13-3-1 5–1–1

Kit History[edit]

First kits

2013-2015
2016-

Secondary kits

2013-2014
2016
2017-

References[edit]

  1. ^ Columbia University Brand Guide (PDF). December 1, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "No. 1 Wake Forest Ends Columbia's Run, 1-0". gocolumbialions.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Men's Soccer Coaching Staff". gocolumbialions.com. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Columbia Men's Soccer-2017 Roster". gocolumbialions.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Men's Soccer Ivy League Titles" (PDF). gocolumbialions.com. Retrieved November 27, 2017.