Men's Soccer News Archives

  • King to host soccer camp in June
    May 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University soccer coaches Leah Presley and Gus Pederson will hosting a boys and girls soccer camp on the campus of King University June 26-30.
  • Stroud resigns as King men's soccer coach
    April 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Monday that Head Men’s Soccer Coach Talon Stroud has resigned, citing personal reasons and family obligations. Stroud will remain in place at King through the end of the academic year.
  • King to host men's soccer ID camp in February
    December 12, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer program will be hosting a Winter ID Camp coming up in February. The camp is scheduled for February 4, 2017 and will be hosted at Parks Field on the King University campus.
  • Bickerstaffe, Carrasco selected All-Conference Carolinas
    November 03, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 quarterfinal
    October 31, 2016
    GAFFNEY, 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 Carolinas
    October 31, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 finale
    October 29, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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-District
    October 27, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 6-2
    October 26, 2016
    BANNER 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 defense
    October 22, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 Tornado
    October 19, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 Pfeiffer
    October 15, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 Saints
    October 12, 2016
    GAFFNEY, 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 Week
    October 12, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 Tornado
    October 08, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 Award
    October 06, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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-Newman
    October 05, 2016
    JEFFERSON 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 King
    October 05, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 awards
    October 04, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 NGU
    October 01, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 Crusaders
    September 28, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 Lander
    September 25, 2016
    GREENWOOD, 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 Georgia
    September 19, 2016
    DAHLONEGA, 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 Tornado
    September 17, 2016
    HUNTSVILLE, 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 Week
    September 13, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 fashion
    September 11, 2016
    FRANKLIN 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 2016
    September 07, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 King
    September 03, 2016
    GREENEVILLE, 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 Brevard
    September 01, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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.
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