Syracuse Orange men's soccer

Syracuse Orange
2015 Syracuse Orange men's soccer team
Founded 1920
University Syracuse University
Conference ACC
Location Syracuse, NY
Head coach Ian McIntyre (5th year)
Stadium SU Soccer Stadium
(Capacity: 1,500)
Nickname Orange
Colors Orange[1]
NCAA Tournament College Cup
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
2012, 2015
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1984, 2012, 2014, 2015

Syracuse Orange is the NCAA college soccer (football) team for Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. They are a Division 1 team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Syracuse is currently coached by Ian McIntyre who has brought the team to three NCAA tournament appearances and the 2015 ACC Conference Title defeating Notre Dame 1–0. In 2014 McIntyre was named the ACC coach of the Year.

Success after Syracuse

The student-athletes that have found professional soccer success after Syracuse are Chris Aloisi, captain of the 2003 team, was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer and was a member of the Houston Dynamo during its run to the MLS Cup 2006.

Richard Asante, an All-BIG EAST and All-Northeast Region selection in 2006, became the latest member of the Orange to be selected in the MLS SuperDraft. He was taken with the first pick in the third round (27th overall) by Toronto FC.

In addition, the Orange has had a player selected in the USL First Division College Draft in eight of the last 10 years, including 2006 when Ezra Prendergast was chosen by the Rochester Raging Rhinos. Prendergast was also picked in the MLS Supplemental Draft by the Chicago Fire. Syracuse has also had players compete in the NPSL, WISL and USISL.


This was the Syracuse roster for the 2015 season.[2]

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

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Austin Aviza
1 United States GK Pat Castle
2 Norway DF Oyvind Alseth
3 Sweden DF Oscar Sewerin
4 United States MF Liam Callahan
5 England DF Louis Cross
6 Finland MF Juuso Pasanen
7 England FW Ben Polk
8 Sweden MF Jonathan Hagman
10 Germany MF Julian Büscher
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Adnan Bakalović
12 United States FW Noah Rhynhart
13 Honduras DF Gabriel Menescal
14 United States FW Danny Apajee
No. Position Player
15 United States MF Korab Syla
16 Norway MF Andreas Jenssen
17 Canada FW Chris Nanco
18 United States MF Morgan Hackworth
19 United States DF Miles Robinson
20 Canada DF Kamal Miller
21 United States MF Chris Gomez
22 United States FW Kenny Lassiter
24 United States FW Jake Keller
25 Germany GK Hendrik Hilpert
26 United States MF Trevor Alexander
28 United States DF Brandon Albert
29 United States DF Spencer Kopko

Head coaches

Since 1920 till present time, the Syracuse Orange have had 15 Head Coaches. Dean Foti holds the records for; Most Coached Matches, Most Wins, Most Losses, & Most Draws.
Alden Shattuck holds the record for best all-time Winning Percentage with 0.646.

Years Nationality Coach P W L D
1920–1921 United States James Paisley 18 8 7 3
1923–1924 United States Lawrence Lee 19 5 8 6
1925–1926 United States United States Lawrence Lee & William Bertenshaw 16 4 8 4
1927 – 1942, 1946 – 1950, 1952 United States Arthur Horrocks 152 73 67 12
1953–1955 United States Andy Coccari 23 6 15 2
1956 United States Joe Weber 9 0 9 0
1957–1960 United States Peter Cataldi 36 2 33 1
1970–1971 United States Joe Sayer 13 1 12 0
1972–1973 United States John Allen 22 7 13 2
1974 United States Larry Herzog 10 3 7 0
1975–1978 United States Bill Goettel 52 24 26 2
1979–1984 United States Alden Shattuck 113 67 34 12
1985–1990 United States Tim Hankinson 127 69 40 18
1991–2009 United States Dean Foti 292 124 142 26
2010–present England Ian McIntyre

SU's MLS Draft History

Year Type of Draft SU Player Team Round Overall #
1996 Inaugural Draft Eric Puls Colorado 12th 112th
1996 Inaugural Draft Paul Young Columbus 13th 121st
1997 Supplemental Draft Mike Britton Colorado 3rd 23rd
2004 MLS SuperDraft Chris Aloisi Los Angeles 6th 57th
2006 Supplemental Draft Ezra Prendegast Chicago 3rd 34th
2007 MLS SuperDraft Richard Asante Toronto FC 3rd 27th
2009 MLS SuperDraft Kyle Hall Toronto FC 3rd 39th

SU Players Who Have Played in Europe

Patrice Bernier

Was a member of the Syracuse Orange squad from 1998 – 1999. Bernier made a big impact at SU in his short career. After being named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team in 1998, Bernier was a first-team All-BIG EAST and first-team All-New York State pick after scoring five goals and handing out 8 assists. He later signed with the Montreal Impact of the A-League following his sophomore season.
He then would join Moss F.K. of the Norwegian Premier League in 2003. In 40 appearances with the club, he scored one goal. He left the team in 2004 to join Tromsø, also of the Norwegian Premier League. In 56 appearances he found the back of the net four times. He stayed with the club till 2007. Bernier currently plays for the Montreal Impact.

Bernier was called up to the Canadian National soccer team for the first time in 2004 and continues to play for his country today.

John Andrade

Was a member of the Syracuse Orange squad from 1998 – 2001. A four-year letterwinner and co-captain of the 2001 squad, John Andrade was with C.S. Marítimo of the Portuguese 1st Division in 2002.

Cameron Hall

Was a member of the Syracuse Orange squad from 1995 – 1998. Hall played in 32 games in his career at SU. His lone goal came in his senior year when he scored against No. 11 Georgetown to put SU ahead, 2–1. He would later join SV Waldhof Mannheim of the German 2nd Division in 1999. Hall moved to FSV Salmrohr of the German 3rd Division in 2000. He stayed with the club till 2003.

Eric Puls

Was a member of the Syracuse Orange squad from 1989 – 1992. He would go on to join Rot Weiss Waldorf of the German 3rd Division in 1992. He stayed with the club till 1994. He would later on be drafted by the Colorado Rapids in MLS's Inaugural Draft in 1996.


All records recorded as of 1920 till present time.

Single Game Records



Single Season Records




The 30-Goal Club

Player Goals Years
Marcello Vitale 44 1972–1982
Steve Morris 43 1986, 1988 – 1990
Mike DiMonte 42 1984–1987
Greg Kolodziey 35 1983–1986
Paul Young 32 1990–1992
Kirk Johnson 30 2000–2003


  1. ^ "Dean Foti has accumulated more wins than any other Orange soccer coach". Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Chris Aloisi's success after Syracuse". Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Richard Asante's success after Syracuse". Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Syracuse's drafted players". Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Syracuse's 2007 roster". Retrieved September 11, 2007. 
  6. ^ "2007 Men's Soccer standings for the Big East Conference of the NCAA". Archived from the original on February 4, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2007. 
  7. ^ "SU Soccer History". Retrieved September 14, 2007. 
  8. ^ "SU Pros". Retrieved September 18, 2007. 
  9. ^ "History and Record Book". Retrieved September 14, 2007. 

See also


  1. "Athletics Branding" (PDF). Syracuse University Brand Guidelines. Syracuse University. 2015-09-14. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  2. "2015 Men's Soccer Roster". Syracuse University Athletics.
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