2011 Tartan Men's Soccer News

  • Men's Soccer Team Plants Trees and Cleans Up Local Park
    May 08, 2012
    On Sunday, April 29, the Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team joined forces to serve the community along the park boarding the Pittsburgh campus. The team was able to take advantage of the sunny afternoon by planting trees and removing invasive plants from the area around the Schenley Park Visitors Center on Panther Hollow Drive.
  • Men’s Soccer Alums Establish Scholarship To Honor Former Coach
    April 27, 2012
    It didn’t take long for Sharif Siddiqui (TPR 00) to realize he wanted to give back to Carnegie Mellon. During Siddiqui’s senior year, the former men’s soccer player began thinking about ways he could thank the university for the opportunities he received as a student and athlete.
  • Gianopoulos Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    March 06, 2012
    Senior Nick Gianopoulos (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Twp.) of the Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer team has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Gianopoulos will receive a one-time, nonrenewable grant of $7,500 to be used for part-time or full-time postgraduate study at a university or professional school.
  • Men's Soccer Announces Summer Camp Dates
    February 23, 2012
    Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer head coach Arron Lujan has announced summer camp dates for 2012. The program will host a day camp and overnight camp at the end of July and beginning of August.
  • Team Earns Academic Honor from NSCAA
    January 12, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team earned the NSCAA College Team Academic Award for its performance in the classroom for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Tartans are one of 220 men's teams to achieve a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Carnegie Mellon Announces UAA 25th Anniversary Men's Soccer Team
    December 16, 2011
    As part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the University Athletic Association (UAA), the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics is honored to announce the school’s all-time UAA men's soccer team.
  • Gianopoulos Named Capital One Academic All-America
    November 30, 2011
    Senior Nick Gianopoulos (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Twp.) of the Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer team was named a Capital One Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) this week. This is Gianopoulos' first Academic All-America honor after receiving All-District honors twice.
  • Men's Soccer Alum Ben Kartzman Leads One of Country’s Fastest-Growing Companies
    November 29, 2011
    Ben Kartzman has certainly been busy since graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 2000. Beginning as one of the most decorated goalkeepers in men’s soccer program history, Kartzman spent his next six years working for C-bridge Internet Solutions, Bridgeline Software and Accenture before developing Spongecell in January 2006. Now, just a few years in, Spongecell has been identified as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the country according to Inc. Magazine.
  • Crawshaw Headlines Carnegie Mellon’s All-UAA Men’s Soccer Award Winners
    November 14, 2011
    Junior John Crawshaw (Carnegie, Pa./Carlynton) headlines the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Soccer Honors for the Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer team which finished 3-4 in league play and sixth in the standings. Two others join Crawshaw on the awards list which was released Monday, November 14.
  • Two Named Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 07, 2011
    Two Carnegie Mellon University senior men’s soccer players have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both defensive players, Ian Epperson (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Nick Gianopoulos (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Twp.) make their second appearance on the All-District team.
  • Tartans Finish Season with 2-1 Win at Emory
    November 05, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team concluded the 2011 season with a 2-1 win on Saturday, November 5, at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. The Tartans finish with a 7-8-1 overall mark and a 3-4 record in the University Athletic Association. The Eagles finish at 10-8 and 4-3.
  • Tartans End Home Season with Double OT Loss
    October 30, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer team was defeated Sunday in a double overtime contest with Brandeis University, 2-1, in University Athletic Association (UAA) action. Sunday’s loss was the final game for the senior class at home. The Tartans’ record falls to 6-8-1 (2-4 UAA) on the 2011 season as Brandeis improves to 11-5-1 (2-3-1).
  • Tartans Defeat NYU in Double Overtime
    October 28, 2011
    Sophomore Chris Wysocki (Newtown, Pa./Germantown Academy) used his head to score the game-winner in double overtime to send the Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over visiting New York University on Friday, October 28, in Pittsburgh. The Tartans move to 6-7-1 overall and 2-3 in the University Athletic Association. The Violets drop to 7-7-1 and 2-3.
  • Epperson Takes Leadership to a Different Level
    October 27, 2011
    When senior Ian Epperson first enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University he wanted to be a lawyer. Events stemming from his upbringing through his first year of college molded a different landscape for his future. Although graduate studies are still in his plans, a commitment to the United States Marine Corps will come first.
  • Grove City Upends Tartans 1-0
    October 19, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team hosted Presidents' Athletic Conference leader Grove City College on Wednesday, October 19, with the Wolverines taking home a 1-0 win. The Tartans are now 5-7-1 on the year as the Wolverines move to 10-4.
  • Tartans Fall in UAA Match at Case Western
    October 16, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team dropped a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest at Case Western Reserve University, 4-0, on Sunday, October 16. The Tartans are now 5-6-1 on the season and 1-3 in the UAA. The Spartans jump to 11-3 and 3-1.
  • Tartans Fall on PK to Rochester
    October 14, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team dropped a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest to University of Rochester by a 1-0 score on Friday, October 14, in Rochester, N.Y. The Tartans fall to 5-5-1 on the season and 1-2 in the UAA as the Yellowjackets move to 8-2-1 and 2-0-1 for the year.
  • Tartans Topple Chicago in OT
    October 09, 2011
    Sophomore Scott Gerfen (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) led the Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team to a 3-2 double overtime victory against University of Chicago on Sunday, October 9, with an opportunistic goal. The Tartans improve to 5-4-1 and 1-1-0 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Maroons drop back to 5-4-2 and 0-2-0 in the UAA.
  • Tartans Drop Contest at #9 Washington University
    October 02, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team got off to an early start on the road against #9 Washington University in St. Louis but were unable to maintain the lead in a 4-1 loss in its first University Athletic Association game of the season. The Tartans are now 4-4-1 on the year while the Bears improve to 9-1.
  • Epperson Named UAA Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week
    September 27, 2011
    Senior outside back Ian Epperson (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) of the Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer team was honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as Men's Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week for helping lead the Tartans to a 2-0 week with wins over Bethany and Washington & Jefferson.
  • Tartans Take Down Bison 4-1
    September 24, 2011
    A four-goal second half propelled the Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team to a 4-1 win over Bethany College on Saturday, September 24 on their home field in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Tartans move to 4-3-1 on the year while the Bison drop to 1-6.
  • Tartans Even Record with 5-1 Victory at W&J
    September 21, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team scored three goals in just over five minutes early in the first half to even its record at 3-3-1 with a 5-1 victory at Washington & Jefferson College Wednesday night. The loss moves the Presidents record to 2-4.
  • Tartans Lose Lead and Game at #24 Allegheny
    September 17, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team fell to #24 Allegheny College on Saturday, September 17 in Meadeville, Pennsylvania, 3-2. The Tartans are now 2-3-1 on the season as the Gators improve to 6-1.
  • Tartans Take Down Titans 3-0
    September 14, 2011
    Two early goals by the Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team propelled the Tartans to a 3-0 win over visiting Westminster College on Wednesday, September 14. The Tartans are now 2-2-1 on the year while the Titans move to 1-3-0.
  • Tartans Tripped Up at Ohio Wesleyan
    September 10, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team lost a tough match to #13 Ohio Wesleyan University Saturday, September 10 in Delaware, Ohio, as part of the Adidas Invitational hosted by the Battling Bishops. Ohio Wesleyan won the match 7-0 and advanced to 3-1 on the season while the Tartans fell to 1-2-1.
  • Tartans Fall to Capital 1-0 in First Road Game
    September 09, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team dropped its first match of the year, 1-0, to Capital University at the Adidas Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan University on Friday, September 9. The Tartans are now 1-1-1 on the season while the Crusaders are 2-1.
  • Tartans Defeat St. Vincent 4-1
    September 03, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team hosted the second day of the Radisson Invitational on Saturday, September 3. The Tartans improved to 1-0-1 on the season with a 4-1 victory over the Bearcats of St. Vincent. The visitors are now 0-2 overall.
  • Tartans Tie 2-2 in Season Opener
    September 02, 2011
    Senior Carmen Minella (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) brought the Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team back from a two-goal deficit to salvage a tie in the season opener against Geneva College in the Radisson Invitational at Carnegie Mellon on Friday, September 2. Both teams are 0-0-1 on the season.
  • Men’s Soccer Returns with Depth for 2011 Season
    August 24, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer program will start 2011 with plenty to prove as it was picked to finish fifth in the University Athletic Association (UAA) by the Association’s coaches. The Tartans finished last season tied for sixth with a 2-4-1 record after playing four straight overtime contests to open league play. The team also started eight new faces which all return for another season in 2011.
  • Men's Soccer Embarks on International Training Trip
    August 09, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team has set out on an international training trip where they will visit Holland, Belguim and Germany over the course of eight days. While in Europe, the team will train and play competitive matches against club teams. There will also be time for tourist attractions and spectating professional games.