Men's Soccer News Archives

  • Three Tornado selected All-Conference Carolinas
    November 11, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their all-conference selections on Monday and three King University men’s soccer players were recognized. Ben Delisle garnered first team honors, Adonis Wheeler earned second team recognition and Carlos Saavedra was selected to the third team.
  • Delisle, Barton earn ECAC monthly awards
    November 06, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two King University athletes were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) follow great months of October. Ben Delisle of the men’s soccer team was selected ECAC Offensive Player of the Month while Kirstin Barton of the women’s cross country team garnered ECAC Runner of the Month honors.
  • King offense stymied by LC defense in season finale
    November 04, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team had a chance to qualify for the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship with a win on Monday. However, Limestone College ended the King season with a stout defensive performance in their 4-0 victory.
  • Second-half goals down Tornado at Erskine
    November 02, 2019
    DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team took the lead early on Saturday at Erskine College. However, the Flying Fleet scored late in the first half to even the score, before netting two goals in the second half to take the match 3-1.
  • Second-half goal leads King past LMC
    October 30, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team came away with a well-earned win over rival Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night. Carlos Saavedra scored early and Ben Delisle netted the game-winner in the 67th minute to give the Tornado the 2-1 victory.
  • Delisle named TSWA Player of the Week
    October 30, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight week, Ben Delisle of the King University men's soccer team has been selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week. Last week he posted another multi-goal game and accounted for three goals and an assist, leading King to a 2-0 week.
  • Delisle wins second straight Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award
    October 29, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight week, Ben Delisle of the King University men’s soccer team has been selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Last week he posted another multi-goal game and accounted for three goals and an assist, leading King to a 2-0 week.
  • Saavedra and Delisle give King victory over Mount Olive
    October 26, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – After remaining scoreless in the first half, the King University men's soccer team found their rhythm in the second half with a pair of goals that pulled the Tornado ahead 2-1. King defeated the Trojans 2-1 and earned their second Conference Carolina win of the season.
  • Offense explodes in King win at SWU
    October 23, 2019
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team jumped ahead of Southern Wesleyan University with a pair of goals in the opening 10 minutes. King didn’t look back as they topped the Warriors 5-0 to earn their first Conference Carolinas win of the season.
  • 23 Tornado named Academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 23, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas announced their fall academic all-conference honorees on Wednesday. King University had 23 juniors and seniors recognized from men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country.
  • Delisle tabbed TSWA Player of the Week
    October 22, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Delisle had another big week for the King University men's soccer team as he was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week.
  • Delisle selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    October 22, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Delisle had another big week for the King University men’s soccer team as he was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Wee
  • Soccer games at SWU moved to Wednesday
    October 21, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s soccer doubleheader for King University at Southern Wesleyan has been postponed. The teams will now play on Wednesday evening as the women kickoff at 5:00 p.m. and the men follow at 7:30 p.m.
  • Chowan scores late to top Tornado 2-1
    October 19, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team dropped a tight 2-1 contest to Chowan University on Saturday afternoon at Parks Field. The Tornado fought back to even the score in the second half, but the Hawks scored the final goal, taking the contest 2-1.
  • Delisle scores twice, but Tornado fall at NGU
    October 16, 2019
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team grabbed the lead in the first five minutes at North Greenville University on Wednesday night. However, the Crusaders scored two goals in the first half, and added two more in the second half to take the contest 4-2.
  • Second-half goals sink Tornado at BAC
    October 12, 2019
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men's soccer team fell 3-1 against Belmont Abbey on the road on Saturday afternoon. King evened the score early in the second half after Ben Delisle struck back with a goal, but the Tornado couldn't stop the Crusaders from scoring a pair of goals later in the half.
  • Second-half goals top Tornado at Barton
    October 05, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University men's soccer team fell 3-1 against Barton College on the road on Saturday afternoon. King evened the score in the first half, but couldn't overcome a pair of second-half goals from the Bulldogs.
  • King earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award
    October 03, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team was honored by the United Soccer Coaches on Thursday when the association announced their Team Academic Award winners. The Tornado earned the award for the fifth straight year.
  • King plays to draw at Shaw
    October 01, 2019
    RALEIGH, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team held the advantage for the majority of the contest on Tuesday at Shaw University. The Bears made a late run to take the lead, but Ben Delisle answered to even the score for the Tornado and send the game to overtime. Neither team was able to score in either extra session as the contest ended in a 3-3 draw.
  • King scores ealry, but C-N comes back for win
    September 25, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team got off to a good start on Wednesday night at Carson-Newman University. The Tornado grabbed the lead in the opening two minutes, but the Eagle defense tightened up as they came back to take the contest 3-1.
  • Delisle selected TSWA Player of the Week
    September 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Delisle of the King University men’s soccer team had a hand in all three goals for the Tornado as they defeated Tusculum University last week. On Wednesday, Delisle was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week.
  • Delisle leads King past Tusculum in OT
    September 18, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team clinched their first victory of the season in overtime after Ben Delisle connected with the net for his second goal of the game to lead the Tornado to a 3-2 victory over the Tusculum University.
  • King-Emmanuel canceled due to weather
    September 14, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team opened Conference Carolinas play against Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon at Parks Field. However, the game went into a lightning delay 30 minutes into the game, and the contest was eventually canceled.
  • King falls in OT at Mars Hill
    September 11, 2019
    MARS HILL, N.C. – For the third time in as many games, the King University played a one-goal game, and their second straight contest that went to overtime. Callum Davidson scored his first career goal to even the score in the second half and send the game to overtime. However, the Lions scored on a free kick in the 95th minute to take the victory.
  • Golden goal stuns Tornado in home opener
    September 07, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team opened their home schedule against USC Aiken and after a hard fought battle between both teams, the Tornado fell to the Pacers 1-0. Both teams remained scoreless in 90 minutes of play, but USC Aiken found the back of the net midway through the extra session to defeat the Tornado.
  • Tornado drop season opener at Concord
    September 05, 2019
    ATHENS, W.Va. – The King University men’s soccer team opened the season on the road with a solid effort at Concord University on Thursday afternoon. Looking at the box score, the Tornado seemed to outplay the Mountain Lions, however, Concord found the back of the net in the second half to take the contest 1-0.
  • Tornado ready for another postseason run
    August 28, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's' soccer team is coming off one of the most successful seasons in recent memory, advancing to the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship semifinals. Head coach Richie Rose returns the majority of the offense and his leader on defense as the Tornado look to advance further in the postseason in 2019.
  • Lozano, Harris earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards
    June 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University nominated both Ben Harris of the men’s soccer team and Tristyn Lozano of the women’s volleyball team for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award. Lozano earned first team recognition was selected the sport winner for women’s volleyball while Harris garnered second team honors.
  • Harris one of three selected for NCAA Day in the Life campaign
    January 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last spring the NCAA reached out to member schools looking for three NCAA Division II student-athletes to be featured on their “Day in the Life” campaign. Ben Harris of the King University men’s soccer team was one of seven student-athletes across the country that was selected for an interview and one of three that was selected to be filmed for the “Day in the Life” campaign.
  • Mburu, Rivera win Conference Carolinas Elite 23 awards
    November 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Starting this year, Conference Carolinas started handing out the Elite 23 award, which is an award giving to the student-athlete at the championship site with the highest GPA for each respective sport. In the fall, two Tornado earned the Elite 23 award, Sam Mburu of the men’s soccer team and Kaitlin Rivera of the women’s cross country team.
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