2012-13 Men's Soccer News

January 7, 2013
John Miglarese Introduced as Men’s Soccer Head Coach
King has named John Miglarese, most recently of John Brown University, as its head men’s soccer coach.

November 7, 2012
Payton Tipton, Pete Griffith Named Student-Athletes of the Month
Payton Tipton (women’s volleyball) and Pete Griffith (men’s soccer) have been named the Student-Athletes of the Month by SAAC.

October 31, 2012
Louis Thorpe Resigns as Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Louis Thorpe has resigned as head men’s soccer coach after completing his second season with the program and a storied history with King Soccer.

October 27, 2012
Armstrong Guides King to 1-0 Victory in Season Finale
Freshman Cheo Armstrong scored the lone goal in the Tornado’s 1-0 victory over Trevecca Nazarene, Saturday afternoon.

October 25, 2012
King Soccer Places Five on All-Academic Team
Five student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Men's and Women's Soccer Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league.

October 23, 2012
Alonso Cashes In, Scores Twice in 3-2 Win
Luis Alonso scored his fourth and fifth goals to lead the Tornado on to a 3-2 victory over the Lees-McRae Bobcats in Banner Elk, N.C., Tuesday night.

October 19, 2012
Tornado Falter Late in 3-2 Loss to Concord
Pete Griffith scored his second and third goals of the season but was nullified by a pair of goals by the Mountain Lions to help them pull away, 3-2.

October 17, 2012
Tornado Fall Just Short in 3-2 Defeat to Erskine
Pete Griffith nodded Wednesday’s match at two goals on a penalty kick but Erskine pulled away with the go-ahead goal in King’s 3-2 loss to the Fleet.

October 13, 2012
Strong Offense Helps Tornado Blank Pfeiffer 3-0
A trio of King players hit the back of the net as Joshua Feener kept his cage clean in the Tornado’s first win of the season, a 3-0 shutout over Pfeiffer.

October 10, 2012
King Fall in 5-1 Decision to Queens
Pete Griffith scored his first goal of the season following a four-goal first half by the Royals. King lost to Queens (N.C.) by a 5-1 count.

October 6, 2012
Tornado Turned Down by Saints, 4-0
King battled to a scoreless first half with the Limestone Saints before the hosts delivered four unanswered goals to take away a 4-0 decision.

October 4, 2012
Tornado Handed 1-0 Loss by Crusaders
King nearly equalized the score with under 15 minutes to go, but Belmont Abbey held off King in a 1-0 decision.

September 29, 2012
Tornado Drop 2-0 Decision to Barton
Dante De Luca scored twice for Barton in their 2-0 victory over King. Cameron Sauro returned to the lineup and made three saves for the Tornado.

September 26, 2012
Unlucky Bounces Lead to 2-0 Defeat to NGU
North Greenville scored twice in the second half while King was the victim of a pair of unlucky bounces off the crossbar in a 2-0 loss, Wednesday evening.

September 19, 2012
Tornado Lose Conference Home Opener, 1-0
Thomas Dube displayed a strong leg in the Tornado’s contest versus the Coker Cobras but fell short in a 1-0 defeat, Wednesday evening.

September 19, 2012
Coker-King to Take the Pitch Today Beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Men's and Women's Soccer are in action at Parks Field today for a doubleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m. Video and live stats available...

September 17, 2012
Coker-King Doubleheader Rescheduled for Wednesday
Tuesday afternoon’s soccer doubleheader has been rescheduled for Wednesday, due to incoming weather forecasted for the Bristol area.

September 15, 2012
Late Goals Not Enough in Loss to Mount Olive, 4-2
Cheo Armstrong and Daniel Grossi each scored their first goals of the season in a 4-2 loss to Mount Olive, Saturday evening.

September 12, 2012
Tornado Falls Against Lincoln Memorial
LMU’s Mario Pinto scored a hat trick to lead the Railsplitters in a 5-0 victory over Tornado Men’s Soccer, Wednesday afternoon.

September 8, 2012
Buffaloes Overcome Early Feener Goal, Defeat Tornado 2-1
Josh Feener scored his first goal of the season to give King an early 1-0 lead, but the Milligan Buffaloes came back to defeat King, 2-1, on Saturday evening.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

September 5, 2012
Stateline Rivalry Postponed Due to Pitch Conditions
Wednesday evening’s men’s soccer game between King and Virginia Intermont has been postponed due to poor field conditions at Sugar Hollow Park.

September 3, 2012
Tornado Battle Rain and Fighting Knights in 5-1 Defeat
Luis Alonso scored his second goal of the season but the King men’s soccer team was downed by No. 2 Lynn University, Monday afternoon.

September 1, 2012
Early Lead Not Enough in Loss to No. 17 Mars Hill
King broke out to an early 1-0 lead by Luis Alonso but No. 17 Mars Hill struck back with four goals in the second half in a 5-1 loss, Saturday evening.

August 30, 2012
Bears Top Tornado in Season Debut
King men’s soccer battled to a scoreless half with the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne but allowed three goals in the second half in a 3-0 loss on Opening Day.

August 23, 2012
Men’s Soccer Preseason Rankings Released, Tornado Tabbed Seventh
The King Tornado were picked to finish seventh in the 2012 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)

July 2, 2012
Men’s Soccer Releases 2012 Schedule
King College Men's Soccer has announced its schedule for the 2012 season, set to begin on Aug. 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne.

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Hannah Witt and Josh Feener Named September Student-Athletes of the Month
Cross Country runner Hannah Witt and Men's Soccer player Joshua Feener have been named the September SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month.