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Men's Soccer Schedule - Columbia

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 06/29/2014
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Junior John Hilger
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Saturday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m. in New York, N.Y.
• 2013 Record: 8-6-3, 1-3-3 / 7th Ivy League
• Series vs. Princeton: Columbia leads 32-21-9 (began 1912)
• Last 5 meetings: Princeton is 3-1-1
• Last Meeting: Princeton won 2-1 on Oct. 19, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Lions: Columbia has 2013 Ivy League Rookie of the Year in Andrew Tinari. Tinari had 13 points on five goals and three helpers. Second-team All-Ivy selection Kyle Jackson had a 1.20 GAA and a .736 save percentage last year. Two key losses are Will Stamatis and David Najem, who combined for 10 goals and 24 points as seniors.

Location New York, N.Y.
Founded 1754
Enrollment 8,365
Nickname Lions
Conference Ivy League
Field Commisso Soccer Stadium
Head Coach Kevin Anderson, 6th year

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. in Princeton
• 2013 Record: 7-8-2, 2-6-1 / 9th Ivy League
• Series vs. Princeton: Loyola leads 5-4-4 (began 1996)
• Last 5 meetings: Princeton is 1-4
• Last Meeting: Loyola won 2-1 on Sept. 18, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Greyhounds: The Greyhounds will compete under first-year head coach Steve Nicholas after posting a 7-8-2 record in 2013. Leading scorer Larry Ndjock returns for his junior year after scoring 12 goals and one assist last year. He'll be helped by Connor Thompson, who had 10 points a year ago. The team's top two goalies have graduation making way for a fresh face in net.


Saturday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m. in Princeton
• 2013 Record: 7-7-3, 3-2-2 / 4th Ivy League
• Series vs. Princeton: Brown leads 34-20-8 (began 1948)
• Last 5 meetings: Princeton is 1-2-2
• Last Meeting: Tied 0-0 on Oct. 12, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Bears: Brown's streak of NCAA appearances ended last year as the team went 7-7-3 and finished fourth in league play. Sophomore middie Tariq Akeel was a first-team All-Ivy selection and led the team in scoring with 15 points. Two key losses are Voltair Escalona and Jose Salama who were second and third in scoring, along with starting goalie Josh Weiner


Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. in Princeton
• 2013 Record: 7-11-2, 2-5-1 / 8th American Athletic Conference
• Series vs. Princeton: Princeton leads 26-20-9 (began 1951)
• Last 5 meetings: Princeton is 1-3-1
• Last Meeting: Rutgers won 3-2 on Sept. 13, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Scarlet Knights: This is the first season for Rutgers in the Big 10 conference. Last year the team reached the semifinals of the AAC Tournament behind the 20-point efforts of seniors Kene Eze and Mael Corboz. All-AAC goalie David Greczek had a 1.23 GAA and an .812 save percentage and returns for his sophomore season.


Saturday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m. in Princeton
• 2013 Record: 6-7-4, 1-6 / 8th Ivy League
• Series vs. Princeton: Princeton leads 39-20-7
• Last 5 meetings: Princeton is 3-2
• Last Meeting: Princeton won 2-1 on Oct. 5, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Big Green: This is the first season for head coach Chad Riley, who has been an assistant coach there since 2012. Dartmouth lost five starters and bring in a class of seven. Top returner is first-team All-Ivy midfielder Colin Heffron who had three goals and four assists last year.

  Binghamton University
Saturday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m. in Princeton
• 2013 Record: 3-11-5, 1-3-3 / 6th America East
• Series vs. Princeton: First meeting
• On the Bearcats: Binghamton graduated two seniors from a team that went 3-11-5 in 2013. This year's team is comprised of seven international players. Binghamton has made two appearanace in the NCAAs in 2003 and 2006 and has been a DI program since 2001.
  Drexel University
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. in Philadelphia
• 2013 Record: 9-8-4, 4-1-2 / 1st CAA - NCAA TOURNAMENT
• Series vs. Princeton: Princeton leads 3-2-1 (began 1984)
• Last 5 meetings: Princeton is 3-2
• Last Meeting: Princeton won 1-0 on Oct. 8, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Dragons: Drexel is coming off of back-to-back NCAA appearances and has won the last two regular-season CAA titles. The Dragons bring in eight newcomers to replace nine graduates. Three of those nine combined for 30 points and were in the top four in scoring, leaving a big hole on offense.
  Boston University
Saturday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m. in Boston.
• 2013 Record: 6-10-1, 3-6 / 7th Patriot League
• Series vs. Princeton: First meeting
• On the Terriers: Last year was BU's first year in the Patriot League after years in the America East. All-Region and all-league striker Dominique Badji and Lucas McBride are the team's top scorers and combined for 10 of the team's 17 goals in 2013. As a rookie Matt Gilbert had a 1.05 GAA and an .807 save percentage in net.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. in Princeton
• 2013 Record: 14-5-2, 6-2-1 / 1st BIG EAST - NCAA Tournament
• Series vs. Princeton: Georgetown leads 5-0-1 (began 1998)
• Last 5 meetings: Georgetown is 4-0-1
• Last Meeting: Georgetown won 3-2 on Sept. 22, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Hoyas: Georgetown reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament last year and were nationally-ranked all season, one year after being the national runner-up. The Hoyas lost six seniors to graduation, including Hermann Trophy semifinalist Steve Neumann, but do return their leading scorer Brandon Allen.
  Seton Hall
Sunday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m. at Seton Hall
• 2013 Record: 7-9-2, 3-6 / 8th BIG EAST
• Series vs. Princeton: Princeton leads 12-11-5 (began 1986)
• Last 5 meetings: Princeton is 5-0
• Last Meeting: Princeton won 1-0 on Sept. 15, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Pirates: The team scored its most goals last year (27) since 2008, led by freshman Samuel Geller with 20 points. Another freshman, goalie Julian Spindler, made his mark a year ago. Two major holes are left by forwards Max Garcia and George Velasquez.
St. John's
Wednesday, Sept.10, 7 p.m. in Princeton
• 2013 Record: 11-7-2, 3-4-2 / 3rd Big East
• Series vs. Princeton: St. John's leads 4-1-2 (began 1995)
• Last meeting: St. John's won 2-0 on Oct. 15, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Red Storm: St. John's finished in a three-way tie for third in the Big East last year and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Red Storm reached the second round, falling to UVA 2-0. St. John's lost three starters from last year's team, including its second leading scorer Jimmy Mulligan and goalie Rafael Diaz. The team brings back 82% of its point production including leading scorer Sean Sepe who had 15 points last year.
Fairleigh Dickinson
Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m. in Teaneck, N.J.
• 2013 Record: 9-8-1, 2-4-1/5th NEC
• Series vs. Princeton: Princeton leads 15-7-1 (began 1987)
• Last 5 meetings: Princeton is 3-2
• Last meeting: FDU won 3-0 on Sept. 6, 2013 (Recap/Box)
• On the Knights: Leading scorer Nico Wright is back for his senior season; as is first-team all-conference midfielder Anders Vest-Hansen. The team has holes to fill defensively as NEC Defender of the Year Nicholas Walker and starting keeper Jacob Lissek graduated.
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