Davie Carmichael Named Head Men’s Soccer CoachBUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced on Tuesday afternoon that Davie Carmichael has been elevated to head men’s soccer coach. Carmichael becomes the sixth head coach in UB men’s soccer history and will take over the reins of the program after serving as assistant coach at Buffalo for the last two seasons.
Cicerone Selected In Fourth Round Of MLS Draft By The Portland TimbersBUFFALO, NY – Former University at Buffalo men’s soccer standout Russell Cicerone was selected by the Portland Timbers in the Fourth Round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday afternoon. Being selected 67th overall, Cicerone becomes the first UB player in program history to be selected in the MLS draft.
UB Athletics Records 10th Straight 3.0 SemesterIt was another solid semester in the classroom for University at Buffalo student-athletes as they posted a combine 3.029 grade point average. It marked the 10th straight semester UB student-athletes have surpassed the 3.0 combined mark.
Cicerone Aims To Improve Draft Stock At This Week's MLS Players CombineBUFFALO, NY – After becoming the first UB player in program history to earn an invite to the Major League Soccer Player Combine, graduating senior Russell Cicerone will begin his quest to be the first UB men’s soccer player ever selected in the MLS SuperDraft. Cicerone will begin participating in the Players Combine today ahead of the MLS SuperDraft which is being held on Friday, January 13.
Men's Soccer Earns Big 4 Recognition; Cicerone And Riddle Earn Major AwardsBUFFALO, NY - After closing out one of the most successful seasons in program history, the University at Buffalo men's soccer team saw multiple players earn recognition by the Buffalo News on Tuesday. Senior Russell Cicerone was named Big 4 Offensive Player of the Year while head coach Stu Riddle earned Big 4 Coach of the Year honors.
Russell Cicerone Earns First-Team All-Great Lakes Region AccoladesBUFFALO, NY - For the first time in his prestigious career at the University at Buffalo, senior captain Russell Cicerone earned First-Team All-Great Lakes region, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Cicerone earned second team All-Region honors last season and is now eligible to garner All-American accolades for the first time in his UB career.
Men’s Soccer Places Program Record Eight On Academic All-MAC TeamBUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team saw a program record eight student-athletes named to the Academic All-MAC squad, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday morning. The Bulls had the third most representatives while a total of 42 MAC student-athletes earned the recognition this season.
Cicerone’s Second Half Marker Not Enough As Men’s Soccer Falls In MAC Final, 2-1AKRON, OH – Despite a strong second half charge that netted the lone goal of the match, the University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (12-4-3, 2-1-2 MAC) fell in the Mid-American Conference Championship match for the second straight season to the Akron Zips, 2-1. Russell Cicerone was able to net his career-best 14th goal of the season in the second half of the loss.
Men’s Soccer Sets Sights On Akron In MAC Championship RematchBUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (12-3-3, 2-1-2 MAC) advanced to the Mid-American Conference Championship match for the second straight season on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium after the Bulls pulled out a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory over No. 2 seeded Bowling Green in the MAC semifinals. David Enstrom headed home the game-winner just four minutes into overtime to move Buffalo onto their second straight MAC Championship match for the first time in program history.
Enstrom’s Overtime Winner Advances Men’s Soccer Into MAC Championship GameAKRON, OH – David Enstrom’s game-winning goal in the 94th minute of play propelled the University at Buffalo men’s soccer team to their second straight Mid-American Conference Championship game on Friday night at FirstEnergy Stadium in Akron, OH. Enstrom’s goal gave the Bulls the 2-1 overtime win over No. 2 seeded Bowling Green.
Men’s Soccer Set For MAC Semifinal Showdown With Bowling Green On FridayBUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (11-3-3, 2-1-2 MAC) qualified for their second straight Mid-American Conference Tournament and will enter as the No. 3 seed as they take on No. 2 seeded Bowling Green on Friday at 4:00 pm. UB will play in the No. 2 vs. No. 3 game for the second straight season after they upended No. 2 seeded Western Michigan in last season’s tournament.
Joseph Kuta Named MAC Scholar Athlete Of The Week For Second TimeBUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo men’s soccer junior goalkeeper Joseph Kuta was named Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week for the second time this year, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. Kuta is the first UB athlete to earn the recognition twice in a season since Brittany Kuras in 2014.
Bulls Earn #3 Seed In MAC Tournament With Scoreless Draw At Bowling GreenBOWLING GREEN, OH – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (11-3-3, 2-1-2 MAC) battled to a scoreless draw on Saturday night on the road at Bowling Green in the regular season finale for both teams. With the draw, the Bulls earned the #3 seed in next weekend’s MAC Tournament and Buffalo will play the Bowling Green Falcons for the second straight match.
Men’s Soccer Sends Off Seniors With 1-0 Win Over Oral RobertsBUFFALO, NY – Senior captain Russell Cicerone capped his Senior Day with the game-winning goal in the 26th minute as the University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (11-3-2, 2-1-1 MAC) downed visiting Oral Roberts, 1-0, in their final non-conference match of the season. With the win, the Bulls have 11 wins on the season for the first time since 2008 and the UB senior class wraps up their regular season careers at UB Stadium with an 18-7-5 record.
Men’s Soccer Tops Northern Illinois, 1-0, In Crucial MAC MatchBUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (10-3-2, 2-1-1 MAC) stayed perfect at UB Stadium on Friday night as they handed the Northern Illinois Huskies a 1-0 defeat. With the win, the Bulls have now notched 10 wins on the season, marking the first time they have won 10 in a season since 2008 when they earned 12 wins.
Cicerone Ties The Match In The 90th Minute; Bulls And WMU Battle To 1-1 DrawBUFFALO, NY – Senior captain Russell Cicerone continued his home prowess on Friday night as he buried the game-tying goal with under a minute remaining in regulation to help lead the University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (9-3-2, 1-1-1 MAC) to a 1-1 draw with Western Michigan. With his game-tying goal, Cicerone now has 12 goals on the year and he notched his 101st career point, becoming just the second UB player and third in MAC history to do so.
Men's Soccer Welcomes Western Michigan To Buffalo On Friday NightBUFFALO, NY - After playing eight of their last nine matches on the road, the University at Buffalo men's soccer team returns to UB Stadium on Friday night as they play host to the Western Michigan Broncos at 7:00 pm. Three of the Bulls final four matches will be played at the friendly confines of UB Stadium.
Men’s Soccer Collects Huge Road Win Over West Virginia, 2-1MORGANTOWN, WV – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (9-3-1, 1-1-0 MAC) collected their biggest win of the season on Saturday night on the road at West Virginia as Scott Doney collected his first goal of the season, the game-winner, to give UB the 2-1 win. With the win, the Bulls have collected their most wins (9) since 2008 when they went 12-4-4 overall.
Men’s Soccer Hits The Road For A Pivotal MAC Match At West VirginiaBUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (8-3-1, 0-1-0 MAC) returns to the road for another tough test on Saturday night as they travel to Morgantown, WV to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers. Saturday’s road match will start at 7:00 pm at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
#23 Akron Hands Men’s Soccer MAC Opening Loss, 4-0AKRON, OH – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (8-3-1, 0-1-0 MAC) opened up their Mid-American Conference slate with a tough result on the road at #23 Akron on Friday night, falling 4-0. The Zips held the slim 17-14 edge in shots for the match.
Men’s Soccer Battles Duquesne To Scoreless Draw On The RoadPITTSBURGH, PA – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (8-2-1, 0-0-0 MAC) gutted out a road draw against a very strong Duquesne Dukes squad on Saturday night at Rooney Field, 0-0. The clean sheet gives UB seven on the year through 11 matches as junior Joseph Kuta now ranks third in program history for shutouts in a season.
Men’s Soccer Etches Name On Big 4 Shield; Bulls Take Down St. Bonaventure, 2-1BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (8-1-0, 0-0-0 MAC) got back to its winning ways on Wednesday night in front of a big crowd at UB Stadium as they were able to retain the Big 4 Shield with a gutsy 2-1 victory over St. Bonaventure. The 8-1-0 start for the Bulls ties a program record for best start to a season and UB will etch their name on the Big 4 Shield for the second consecutive season.
Men’s Soccer Hosts St. Bonaventure On Wednesday With Big 4 Shield On The LineBUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (7-1-0, 0-0-0 MAC) aims to defend the Big 4 Shield on Wednesday night at UB Stadium as they play host to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. The winner of the match on Wednesday will etch their name on the Big 4 Shield and if UB is able to do so, it will be the second consecutive season they were able to win the Shield. Admission to Wednesday night’s match is free.
Men’s Soccer Heads To The Sunshine State In Hopes Of Staying Perfect On SundayBUFFALO, NY – The undefeated University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (7-0-0, 0-0-0 MAC) hits the road for their longest trip of the season on Sunday afternoon as they travel to Tampa, Florida to take on the South Florida Bulls in a non-conference match. The Bulls are coming off of an impressive 3-0 victory at Niagara on Thursday night as they successfully defended the Big 4 Shield and won their first match at NU since 1998.
Bulls Successfully Defend Big 4 Shield With 3-0 Victory At NiagaraNIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY – Senior Russell Cicerone added to his NCAA-leading goal and point total with a pair of markers and an assist on Thursday night as the University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (7-0-0, 0-0-0 MAC) collected a 3-0 win over Niagara to stay perfect on the year. Cicerone now has 10 goals and six assists for 26 points as UB successfully defended the Big 4 Shield and earned their first win at Niagara since 1998.
Bulls Aim To Stay Perfect; Head To Niagara On Thursday With Big 4 Shield On The LineBUFFALO, NY – Being the only team in the nation sporting a perfect 6-0-0 record on the year, the University at Buffalo men’s soccer team will put their unbeaten record on the line Thursday night in a battle at Big 4 foe Niagara. The Bulls will travel to Niagara for a 7:00 pm match as they will defend the Big 4 Shield that they were able to successfully maintain earlier in the season against Canisius.