PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Men’s Soccer Draws St. Francis Brooklyn To Open NCAA Tournament Run

The Penn State men’s soccer team will make its 31st NCAA tournament appearance this season as was announced by the NCAA this afternoon. The Nittany Lions will kick off their run at the national championship against St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday at 7 p.m. after failing to draw a bye.

The team was ranked fifth in the Big Ten preseason, but head coach Bob Warming led the Nittany Lions to a conference title and an 11-5-2 record. This is the men’s soccer team’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 2010, when the Nittany Lions made a run to the Sweet 16 in Warming’s first year at the helm.

The team’s first round opponent, St. Francis Brooklyn, went 12-5-1 this season and earned an automatic bid from the Northeast Conference. The Terriers were a four seed in their conference tournament, but made a run to the finals by upsetting top-seeded Central Connecticut in the semifinals and downing Bryant in a championship game that went to overtime.

Penn State is 3-1-0 this season against opponents from the Northeast Conference, but the team has never faced St. Francis Brooklyn ahead of its Thursday showdown at Jeffrey Field. The winner will travel to U.C. Santa Barbara on November 24 for a 9 p.m. second round game against the tournament’s 10th seed.

The Nittany Lions are led by a strong defense, anchored by Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year Andrew Wolverton and German defenseman Martin Seiler. Jordan Tyler led the way on offense this season with five goals, including four game-winners, earning him All-Big Ten First Team honors.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.


Other posts by Zach

Penn Stater Named To Olympic Committee’s Centre for Safe Sport’s Inaugural Board

The Center for Safe Sport was recently created to tackle the issue of protecting America’s athletes. Penn State will be represented on the inaugural board by chief ethics and compliance officer Regis Becker.

A Valentine’s Day Trio Of Penn State Love Stories

Penn State To Celebrate 161st Birthday Next Week

Join Onward State: Spring 2019 Application

Want to be a part of the nation’s premier student-run media outlet? Want to have your words read or your pictures seen by hundreds of thousands of readers and social media followers?

Penn State Urges Legislators, Administration To End Government Shutdown

“As we work together to make the impact as least disruptive as possible to our students and employees, we strongly urge Congress and the president to end this impasse.”

Send this to a friend