Senior Chris Tipton and head coach Keith Moser pose after the presentation of the 2009 Coach's Award plaque at the annual athletic awards banquet.
To see photos from the men's soccer alumni game, please click here: Marymount Alumni Game
Chris Tipton sets MU career assist mark
In the last game of his career at Marymount, senior Chris Tipton set the school mark for career assists with 16. He hit the cross to Nathan Blumenschein on the Saints' goal against Mary Washington in the first round Capital Athletic Conference playoff game.
Tipton's assist against the Eagles was his eighth of the season, which is twice what he had in his three previous years of play at MU. He currently is tied for the lead in the Capital Athletic Conference for assists.
Paul Decker is CAC Athlete of the Week
With two goals, including the game-winner in overtime at St. Mary's, senior Paul Decker was named the Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week in men's soccer for the week ending October 4.
The win over the Seahawks pushed the Saints' conference record to 2-1, good for fifth place in the CAC and they are 6-4-1 overall.
For Decker, who has been getting a lot of playing time as a defender, the two goals on Saturday, brought his season total to four goals and his career total to 11.
William Brahmstedt is CAC Athlete of the Week
Junior goalkeeper William Brahmstedt was named Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week in men's soccer for the week ending September 27.
Brahmstedt was in goal for both of the Saints' 1-0 shutout wins for the week. He had eight saves in the win over Shenandoah and one save in the double overtime win over conference foe, Hood College.
It was the third shutout in a row for Brahmstedt and his fourth of the season. For his career, he now has 13 shutouts, one behind Todd Spitalny, who has the all-time record for shutouts at 14 games.
Philippe Millogo named CAC Athlete of the Week
Junior forward Philippe Millogo was named Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week in men's soccer after scoring five consecutive goals over two games for the Saints, resulting in two wins.
Millogo found the back of the net twice in MU's 2-1 win over Bridgewater College and then scored a hat trick in the 3-0 win over Guilford College.
Congratulations to our 2008-09 CAC Scholar Athletes!
Sean McAuliffe was the 2008-09 Coach's Award winner for men's soccer. He is shown here with head coach Keith Moser.
New athletic field on tap for Saints
With the agreement of the Arlington County Board on March 14, Marymount soccer and lacrosse field will have a permanent home field at Long Bridge Park, also known at North Tract, north of Crystal City in Arlington.
The field will be part of the four, slated for this site and will be synthetic-turf. Marymount will share the cost for this with the country and its teams will have first priority for games and practices.
(To see the complete article that ran in the Sun Gazette newspapers, please click here.)
McAuliffe, Stearns named Second Team All CAC
Sean McAuliffe, left, and Andrew Stearns, right, were MU's most recent All Conference honorees.
Two Marymount seniors, Sean McAuliffe and Andrew Stearns were named Second Team All Capital Athletic Conference in menís soccer for the 2008 season.
McAuliffe finally got to play a full season after seeing each of his last two seasons cut short by injuries. He was a standout defenseman for the Saints who anchored the defense. He started 18 games for Marymount and added one goal and one assist to the Saintsí offensive production.
Stearns is a four-year player for MU and started every game this season. He finished this season with six goals and one assist for a total of 13 points. He ended his career with 14 goals, four assists and 32 total points. His point total places him tied for seventh among all-time scorers at Marymount.
After a hard-fought game, the men's soccer alums pose for a picture on Homecoming 2008. Many were on hand later to see the current team defeat Hood, 4-0.
The men's soccer enters its 22nd year with the 2008 season. It will mark the 19th year for head coach Keith Moser. The Saints compete in the Capital Athletic Conference, a strong competitive league.
The Marymount University men's team knows "there is no easy day" on the soccer field. It uses a pressing defense and possession-style game to gain success.
Schedule & results
Oct. 31 -- CAC First Round
UMW 2, SAINTS 1 (2OT)