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FGCU men’s soccer goes 1-1 at the Peter Baldwin Memorial Classic

On Friday night, the Eagles competed in their first game at the Peter Baldwin Memorial Classic and flew by Vermont to earn a dominant 4-0 victory. The Eagles then took on Central Connecticut State on Sunday, but suffered a tough 2-0 loss. “Our start to the game was excellent. The guys came out sharp, we moved the ball well, defended hard and, really, created more chances than we converted,” said FGCU head coach Jesse Cormier. “With that early momentum we were able to take the crowd out of the game and get the clean sheet on the road against...

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FGCU men’s soccer open season with 3-1 loss to No. 3 Denver

The FGCU men’s soccer team traveled to Colorado to face off against the University of Denver for the first time in program history. The Eagles fell after a tough fought battle in the second half, 3-1 to the No. 3 Pioneers. However, FGCU played without two key players – Albert Ruiz and Kamar Marriott – due to injuries. Denver struck first in the 9th minute by way of Andre Shinyashiki after a ball from Kyle Morlack was crossed in over the backline. The Pioneers lead was short lived after Nicolas Samayoa converted the equalizer. The ASUN Preseason Defensive Player...

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FGCU women’s soccer earns 5-1 win over Eastern Michigan

The FGCU women’s soccer team continued its dominance against Eastern Michigan earning a 5-1 win over EMU Sunday morning. “I was very pleased with the weekend,” said head coach Jim Blankenship. “Any time you can get six points on the weekend and on the road, it’s a good thing. I was very happy with the way we played today and it resulted in some great goals. It was big for us to bounce back after we gave up an equalizer late in the first half, and we did and then some.” Throughout the entire first half, the Eagles continued...

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Preview: Women’s soccer at FAU Adidas Owl Classic

The FGCU women’s soccer team is set to compete in its first invitational of the season, the FAU Adidas Owl Classic in Boca Raton. Play will begin on Friday, August 25th at 5 p.m. against Valparaiso and will conclude Sunday, August 27th at 11 a.m. against Eastern Michigan. This will be the first time these teams will be meeting each other. Valparaiso ended last season with an overall record of 9-10 while Eastern Michigan finished with a 6-10-4 overall record. Next, the Eagles will host a home tournament starting Friday, September 1st at 7 p.m. against Kent State. Play...

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FGCU women’s soccer plays to a 2-2 draw first scrimmage against USF

Heading back to the University of South Florida for the first time since their 2-1 NCAA tournament win, the FGCU women’s soccer team played a 2-2 draw in a scrimmage Tuesday night. There were 11 different Eagles who made their debut, including Varin Ness and Majorie Boilesen. Ness and Boilesen accounted for both of the Eagles goals, 7:55 and 19:46, into the game. Sophomore goalie Melissa Weck made a start for FGCU and played 60 minutes, finishing with four saves and allowing one goal before Elyse Hanson came in off the bench. FGCU led 2-1 entering the final of...

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FGCU women’s soccer continues success

After another NCAA tournament appearance for the FGCU women’s soccer team, the new 2017-2018 Eagles team is ready for the start of a new season. With 61 votes, FGCU was chosen to win the ASUN-Preseason Coaches Poll. This will be the Eagles eighth-straight regular season championship. Lipscomb finished with 57 votes and Stetson finished with 47 to round out the top three spots. Also, three Eagles were selected for the ASUN Preseason All-Conference Team, which included Ashley Parks, Nikki Hudson, and Meaghan Mulligan. “This is a great honor for these girls to gain preseason recognition, not only as individuals,...

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Albert Ruiz and Tabby Tindell are named FGCU’s most outstanding athletes

Both Albert Ruiz and Tabby Tindell from the men’s and women’s soccer team were named Most Outstanding Athlete for FGCU during the 2016-2017 year. This is the second time Tindell has won, and she joins a list with Ruiz that includes MLB All-Star Chris Sale, Washington Nationals prospect Jake Noll, and Mets minor leaguer Ricky Knapp, who have also won this award. Tindell, a three-time ASUN player of the year, including 2016, finished her senior season at FGCU with 66 goals, including 14 in her final year for the Eagles. With her 66 goals, she ranks number one in...

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FGCU men’s soccer adds two new assistants to the coaching staff

The newly announced FGCU men’s soccer head coach Jesse Cormier has added two new assistant coaches, Sheldon Cipriani and Ryan Johnson. “It’s exciting for our program to welcome such a great person and coach. His approach is always in the spirit of the development of the player both as a tactician and technician.” Cormier said. “He always considers the bigger picture of helping mentor young men to become better, stronger people to achieve both collective team success and personal full potential in life.” “This hire is an excellent one for our program not just because of who Ryan Johnson...

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FGCU alumna Tabby Tindell on trial with NWSL side Orlando Pride

Kicking off the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League season with its preseason camp, the Orlando Pride welcomed 29 players to the club’s camp, including FGCU alumna Tabby Tindell as a trailist. “We’re very happy with the roster we’ve built during our first full offseason players,” Orlando Pride head coach Tom Sermanni said to “I’m excited to get to work and see how this group performs in the coming year.” As a three-time ASUN Player of the Year, Tindell has the ASUN record for career goals with 66 and points with 162. Spending all four seasons of her collegiate...

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MLS team Chicago Fire holds preseason training camp at FGCU

From flurries and 40s to sun and 70s, FGCU will welcome another MLS team for the second consecutive season. The MLS team, Chicago Fire, has ventured its way down to Southwest Florida as part of its 2017 spring preseason training. With better weather conditions and the ability to play on grass versus turf, the Fire has an ample amount of training opportunities at the FGCU Soccer Complex. “It’s way better than training inside in Chicago on turf,” midfielder Drew Conner said. “It’s definitely a professional level pitch here. I played college soccer for four years, and I’ve been to...

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