2019 Wilmington University Men's Soccer News

  • No. 17 Men’s Soccer Scores Two Second Half Goals to Defeat Southern New Hampshire, 2-1, in Regional Matchup
    September 18, 2019
    With two second half goals, including an own goal by the Penmen defense, No. 17 Wilmington University men’s soccer team defeated Southern New Hampshire, 2-1, Wednesday afternoon in a regional matchup at the WU Athletics Complex.
  • Men's Soccer vs. Southern New Hampshire
    September 18, 2019
    The Wildcats remained undefeated with a 2-1 victory over Southern New Hampshire, but it wasn't without a slow start to the game. The Penmen scored first with a goal in the fourth minute, and controlled possession for the majority of the first 25 minutes. The game changed when a Penmen received a red card in the 28th minute. The tides changed after that and the Wildcats tied the game with an own goal off a Penmen defender in the 53rd minute. Joe Bell then headed home a corner from Fredrik Bentdal in the 57th minute to take a 2-1 lead. Gabriel Prgomet made a save in the final seconds to solidify the victory for the Wildcats. Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
  • Fredrik Bentdal and Dorie Moore Named CACC Players of the Week for Wilmington
    September 17, 2019
    Two Wilmington University student-athletes were named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Players of the Week by Commissioner Dan Mara on Monday.
  • Men’s Soccer Jumps to No. 17 in United Soccer Coaches National Poll; Holds Steady at No. 3 in East
    September 17, 2019
    Another 2-0 week for the Wilmington University men’s soccer team keeps them at No. 3 in the latest United Soccer Coaches East Region Poll, but propels the team up to No. 17 in this week’s National Poll, released Tuesday.
  • Men’s Soccer Shutouts New York Tech, 4-0 for Fourth Straight Win
    September 14, 2019
    The Wilmington University men’s soccer team won their fourth consecutive game as they defeated New York Tech, 4-0 in their first away game of the 2019 season at Presidents Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
  • Fredrik Bentdal’s Overtime Goal Lifts No. 22 Men’s Soccer Past No. 1 West Chester, 2-1
    September 11, 2019
    Just 24 seconds into overtime, senior Fredrik Bentdal gave the Wilmington University men’s soccer team the game winning goal on a low cross from Shawn Genus to defeat No. 1 West Chester, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
  • Men's Soccer vs. No. 1 West Chester
    September 11, 2019
    The Wildcats outplayed nationally No. 1 West Chester throughout the entire game, but only had one goal to show for it in regulation. West Chester hung tough and scored with 15 seconds left to force overtime, but the No. 22 Wildcats didn't waste any time in knocking off the No. 1 team in the country, 2-1, as Fredrik Bentdal finished a pass from Shawn Genus just 24 seconds in the extra period. It is the first time any Wilmington team has defeated a No. 1 team in the country, and the second time the men's soccer program played a No. 1 team. Lorne Bickley scored int he opening three minutes of play to put the Wildcats up early, 1-0. Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
  • Hot Start Propels Wilmington Men’s Soccer into United Soccer Coaches National and Regional Polls
    September 10, 2019
    A quick 2-0 start has put the Wilmington University men’s soccer team into the national scene, as the first week of National and East Region Polls were released by the University Soccer Coaches.
  • CACC Weekly Reports Begin with Six Wildcats Earning Honors; Volleyball with the Near Sweep
    September 09, 2019
    The opening weekend of the 2019 fall season produced a number of wins and a number of student-athletes recognized as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference announced the first Weekly Award winners of the year.
  • Men's Soccer vs. UDC
    September 08, 2019
    It took more than 99 minutes, but the Wildcats finally solved the defense of UDC with an overtime header from Joe Bell off a corner kick. The WIldcats improved to 2-0 on the season with the 1-0 win. Ben Jordan and Abdul Mansaray added assists on the goal. The Wildcats outshot the Firebirds, 13-5, in the game, including 8-0 in the first half alone. Gabriel Prgomet made one stop for his first shutout as a Wildcat. Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
  • Joe Bell Heads Home the Overtime Winner as Men’s Soccer Solves UDC, 1-0
    September 07, 2019
    It took over 99 minutes but the Wilmington University men’s soccer team finally broke through and secured a 1-0 victory over the District of Columbia on Saturday night at the WU Athletics Complex.
  • SEASON PREVIEW: Men's Soccer Opens 2019 Campaign Thursday vs. Millersville
    September 05, 2019
    The Wilmington University men's soccer team opens the 2019 campaign with three straight home games and has 11 matches scheduled at the WU Athletics Complex on the year. Check out what to expect throughout the season with an interview with 16th year head coach Nick Papanicolas.
  • Lorne Bickley and Abdul Mansaray Make Splash in Return as Men’s Soccer Ousts Millersville, 5-1
    September 05, 2019
    In their opening game of the 2019 season, the Wilmington University men’s soccer team jumped out to a hot start against Millersville University in defeating the Marauders, 5-1, at the WU Athletic Complex on Thursday afternoon.
  • 2019 Men's Soccer Season Preview
    September 04, 2019
    The Wildcats get to play in front of their home crowd 11 times in the regular season this year, after going undefeated on their home turf in 2018. The team is looking to improve upon their 2018 CACC Regular Season Championship and Tournament Championship match appearance, as well as getting to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament once again in 2018. Interview with head coach Nick Papanicolas after the team returned home from California during the preseason. Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
  • Men’s Soccer Voted Atop 2019 CACC Preseason Coaches Poll for Fourth Consecutive Year
    August 19, 2019
    The Wilmington University men’s soccer team is aiming to defend its Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Regular Season Championship from a season ago, and the league’s 13 head coaches think they will take a shot at it again in 2019, being voted atop the Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll for the fourth straight year, as announced by the conference office on Monday.
  • Head Coach Nick Papanicolas Welcomes 10 to 2019 Wilmington Men’s Soccer Team
    July 30, 2019
    As the 2019 Wilmington University men’s soccer season approaches its 16th season of NCAA Division II play, head coach Nick Papanicolas would like to introduce 10 more student-athletes that will join the Wildcats this Fall.
  • Eleven Home Games Highlight 2019 Wilmington University Men’s Soccer Schedule
    July 18, 2019
    Nick Papanicolas will get a lot of home cooking this fall as he has scheduled 10 home matches for the Wilmington University men’s soccer team, including six in September as the 2019 schedule has been announced.