Bickerstaffe, Carrasco selected All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship semifinals, the league handed out their all-conference awards. Two players from King University were recognized as Eli Carrasco and Faber Bickerstaffe were named third team all-conference.
King falls at #8 Limestone in Conference Carolinas quarterfinalGAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team took to the field at eighth-ranked Limestone College in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship on Monday night. The second seeded Saints tallied an early goal and added another in the second half to take the contest from the seventh seeded Tornado 2-0.
13 Tornado selected academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships get underway this week, and the league office has announced their academic all-conference honorees. The Tornado 13 total student-athletes recognized, five men and eight women.
Tornado fall to Barton in regular season finaleBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for seeding in the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship, the King University men’s soccer team squared off with Barton College in the regular season finale at Parks Field. The first half was played even and the Bulldogs broke through in the 59th minute and added another goal late to take the contest 2-0.
Calderon named CoSIDA Academic All-DistrictBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight year, the King University men’s soccer team has a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. Luis Calderon earns the distinction for the first time in his career this season, earning first team All-District 3.
The Tornado fall to Lees-McRae 6-2BANNER ELK, N.C. – In the last road Conference Carolina regular season game of the year, the King University men’s soccer team squared off against Lees-McRae College. The Tornado struck first in the first half to take an early lead 1-0, but the Bobcats four goals in the first game half proved too much of a deficit to come back from, ultimately resulting in Lees-McRae taking the contest 6-2.
King wins a thriller 1-0 behind stellar defenseBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team faced off against Erskine College in a Conference Carolinas showdown. On a cool afternoon, Eli Carrasco gave the King all the offense they needed to win 1-0.
Early tallies from SWU top TornadoBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team returned home in hopes of snapping the skid they have been on, but Southern Wesleyan University posted two goals in the early going to take the lead. The Warriors held that lead, and took the 3-1 Conference Carolinas victory.
Tornado fall to #20 ranked PfeifferBRISTOL, Tenn. – On a cool night, the King University men's soccer team squared off against Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolina’s contest. The Falcons put on a late surge, scoring three goals in the contest to win 5-0.
King fall against #13 SaintsGAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team squared off against Limestone College in a Conference Carolina’s nightcap. The Tornado had some chances to cut into the lead early in the first half and late in the second half, but the Saints prevailed for a 4-0 victory.
Calderon tabbed TSWA Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following is first career multi-goal game, King University men’s soccer player Luis Calderon was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. The junior posted two tallies in King’s Conference Carolinas tilt against the University of Mount Olive.
Late Mount Olive flurry stuns TornadoBRISTOL, Tenn. – On a cool damp afternoon, the King University men’s soccer team squared off with the University of Mount Olive in a contest that changed location due to Hurricane Matthew. Luis Calderon broke a 2-2 tie in the 75th minute, giving King a 3-2 lead. However the Trojans came back and scored three goals in the final two minutes top the Tornado 5-3.
King soccer programs earn NSCAA Team Academic AwardBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University had both of their soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, both earning the Team Academic Award for 2015-16. King was one of 222 schools that had both of their soccer teams receive the award. This marks the sixth straight year the King women have won the award and the second straight year for the men.
Second half goals top Tornado at Carson-NewmanJEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team took to the road to face regional rival Carson-Newman University on Wednesday night. The Eagles scored three second half goals to take the contest from the Tornado 4-0.
Soccer doubleheader at Mount Olive shifted to KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to Hurricane Matthew, King University’s Conference Carolinas soccer doubleheader on Saturday at the University of Mount Olive has been moved. The double dip will now take place in Bristol at Parks Field. The women’s are scheduled to kickoff at 11:00 a.m. with the men to follow at 1:00 p.m.
Schoones, Smith take ECAC Offensive Player of the Week awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Freek Schoones of the men’s soccer team has earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week. Tornado women’s soccer player Miranda Smith garnered ECAC Offensive Player of the Week also earned recognition for her performance this week.
Schoones leads offensive onslaught as King tops NGUBRISTOL, Tenn.. – The King University men's soccer had an offensive explosion against Conference Carolina rival North Greenville University today at Parks Field. Freek Shoones had a hat trick and Faber Bickerstaffe had two goals, leading the Tornado to victory 8-1.
Stout defense drives Tornado to victory over CrusadersBRISTOL, Tenn.. – The King University men's soccer team played superb defense to earn their second conference win on the season. Belmont Abbey College and the Tornado were tied until Eli Carrasco scored a goal late in the second half to give King a 1-0 victory.
Tornado fall in overtime at LanderGREENWOOD, S.C. – Following nearly a week off, the King University men’s soccer team stayed on the road to face Lander University in a contest that needed overtime. Juan Nabor tallied the equalizer late in the second half, but the Bearcats scored in the 95th minute to take the contest 2-1 in overtime.
Calderon gives King win at North GeorgiaDAHLONEGA, Ga. – The King University men’s soccer team rebounded on Monday evening with a hard fought victory at the University of North Georgia. Luis Calderon scored for the Tornado in the 65th minute to put King ahead, and the defense made it stand up as the Tornado took the contest 1-0.
Alabama Hunstville comes back to top TornadoHUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The King University men’s soccer took to the road to face the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the Tornado got on the board early. Eli Carrasco put King ahead in the seventh minute, but the Chargers scored the next two goals. Carrasco later evened the score, but Alabama Huntsville scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute to take the contest 3-2.
Schoones tabbed ECAC Offensive Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, Freek Schoones of the men’s soccer team has been honored with a conference weekly award. The senior assisted on a game-winning goal and scored another for the Tornado a week ago, earning him Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week.
Tornado take conference opener in come-from-behind fashionFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – It wasn’t easy, but the King University men’s soccer team earned their first Conference Carolinas victory of the season on Sunday afternoon in come-from-behind fashion at Emmanuel College. The Lions took a 2-0 early in the second half, but the Tornado scored three goals in the final 30 minutes, the game-winner coming off the foot of Freek Schoones in the 88th minute, giving King the 3-2 victory.
Tornado defeat Mars Hill for first win of 2016BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team earned their fist victory of the season and head coach Talon Stroud’s first career win. Faber Bickerstaffe had a great day as he scored the game winning goal, and added an assist.
Late flurry gives Tusculum a 4-2 win over KingGREENEVILLE, Tenn. – In what was another high scoring affair, the King University men’s soccer dropped a 4-2 decision at Tusculum College on Saturday night. Nick Boegemann and Luis Calderon accounted for the Tornado goals, but the Pioneer offense was too much for the Tornado.
Carrasco nets two, Tornado fall to BrevardBRISTOL, Tenn. - On what was an eventful opening day, the King University men?s soccer team dropped a 5-2 decision to Brevard College. The match was delayed due to lightning, and the Tornado pulled within one at 3-2 in the second half, but the Tornados netted the final two goals to take the contest.
Stroud signs 11 for 2016BRISTOL, Tenn. – New King University men’s soccer coach Talon Stroud has announced his first signing class. Stroud has signed 11 student-athletes that will strive to help the Tornado on the pitch this fall.
Stroud selected to lead men's soccer programBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks has concluded his search for the next men’s soccer head coach, and he has chosen to promote Talon Stroud. Following an extensive search, Stroud was the pick to replace previous head coach John Migalarese who resigned last month.
Miglarese steps down as men's soccer head coachBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Men’s Soccer Coach John Miglarese has resigned from his position after three seasons, Director of Athletics David Hicks announced earlier today. Miglarese has accepted an offer for the same position at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, becoming the school’s eighth head men’s soccer coach. King will begin a national search for a replacement immediately.
King earns Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship AwardBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team finished fifth in the Conference Carolinas standings this season, and they earned their first Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award when the league announced their winners this week. The Tornado finished with a conference record of 4-4-2, coming in with a fifth place finish in the league standings.
Tornado trio selected All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their men’s soccer award winners on Thursday afternoon at a banquet as the league is about to kick off the Conference Carolinas Tournament “Final Four” at Pfeiffer University on Friday. Three members, Kendale Liburd, Chris Hicks and Eli Carrasco, of the King University men’s soccer team were recognized for their stellar play throughout the year.
King lands 10 on Academic All-Conference Carolinas teamBRISTOL, Tenn. – The fall season is winding down, which means Conference Carolinas has started to announce their academic all-conference honorees. King University had 10 soccer student-athletes earn recognition, four from the women’s soccer team and six from the men’s soccer team.
Tornado play to draw with Mount Olive, Trojans advance on PKsRALEIGH, N.C. – Playing on the road in conference tournament play teams will take a win any way they can get one to stay alive, and the fourth seeded King University men’s soccer team nearly pulled off an upset at fifth seed University of Mount Olive on Tuesday afternoon in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal. The Tornado and Trojans remained scoreless through regulation and pair of overtimes, sending the match to penalty kicks were Mount Olive advanced by the margin of 3-1.
Hicks selected Academic All-District for second timeBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s soccer player Chris Hicks has earned recognition from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the second straight year. When CoSIDA announced their Academic All-District honorees, Hicks was selected for the second time in as many years.
King-Milligan men's soccer game canceledBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer game that was scheduled for Saturday at Parks Field against Milligan College has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The Tornado will be in action on Tuesday in the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
Late goal lifts Lees-McRae over KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – On what was a cold and wet day at Parks Field, the King University men’s soccer team and Lees-McRae College played a highly contest game. Scoring chances came few and far between for either team until the Bobcats broke through in the 88th minute to take the Conference Carolinas affair 1-0.
Tornado drop tight match to #1 PfeifferBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their second ranked team in four days, the King University men’s soccer played a solid 90 minutes against top-ranked team in NCAA Division II. The Tornado fell to #1 Pfeiffer University 3-0 on Saturday at Parks Field, but the Falcons scored their final to goal in the last 10 minutes.
King falls to #13 Carson-NewmanBRISTOL, Tenn. – When you play against one of the top teams in the country, it’s always nice to have that match at home, and that is what the King University men’s soccer team faced on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado hosted 13th-ranked Carson-Newman University and played the first half even with the Eagles. However, Carson-Newman scored two goals in the second half to take the contest 3-1.
Carrasco gives King OT win at North GreenvilleTIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team has had a knack for scoring goals late in games, and they turned that into a win on Saturday night at North Greenville University. Chris Hicks scored the equalizer in the 78th minute to send the game to overtime before Eli Carrasco gave King the 2-1 win with a goal in the 98th minute.