|Men's Soccer Preview: Appalachian State|
at Appalachian State ( 1-0-1)
Seahawk Corner Kicks
|Offensive Player to watch|
|Mateo Cardona - Scored his first goal of the season in UNCW's 2-1 loss at Campbell.|
|Defensive Player to watch|
|Brandon Bolen - Made six saves in his collegiate debut against UNCG.|
The Seahawks play 11 home matches, nine in the regular season, including
the annual UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Classic (Sept. 14, 16).
|Head Coach Aidan Heaney owns a record of 95-96-23 in 11+ seasons with the Seahawks.He's second to Calvin Lane (129) in most wins by a UNCW coach.|
|The Seahawks had four players sign professional contracts off the 2011 squad. Brandon Miller (Rochester), Daniel Roberts (Wilmington), Christian Davidson (Wilmington) and Josh Boone (Dayton). All played in the United Soccer League.|
UNCW Quick Facts (PDF)
- 2012 UNCW Media Guide
- Live Stats for Sunday's match
- Sunday's schedule in the CAA: Temple at James Madison, 2:30 p.m.; Harvard at Northeastern, 2 p.m.; Delaware at Duke, 2:30 p.m.; Drexel at Air Force, 3 p.m.; Howard at Towson, 4 p.m.; Hofstra at Monmouth, 7 p.m.
The Seahawks head to the mountains this weekend for a match against Appalachian State. It will be the second of four games against Southern Conference opponents this season for the Seahawks. UNCW posted a 2-all draw against UNC Greensboro in the season opener last week.
But Seahawks Fall To Camels, 2-1
Mateo Cardona notched his first goal of the season to narrow UNCW's deficit to 2-1, but the Seahawks were unable to find a game-evening goal as the Camels prevailed, 2-1. The Seahawks were outshot 16-7, but allowed just five shots on target. Story / Box Score
A Look At Appalachian
The Mountaineers stayed perfect (2-0) on the young season with a 3-0 blanking of UNC Asheville on Thursday. ASU netted all three goals in the second half to erase a scoreless deadlock at the intermission. Following the break Nate Latigue got the Mountaineers on the board just 1:27 into the half with his first goal of the season. David Droge and Stanley Broaded added goals in the final 10 minutes of the contest. Story / Box Score
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Returning To Stomping
UNCW Head Coach Aidan Heaney served as manager of Appalachian State for two seasons before being hired by UNCW in the fall of 2000. During his tenure with the Mountaineers, he posted a record of 18-18 overall and a 1-0 mark against the Seahawks.
Seahawks In The
UNCW dropped both games to Charlotte and NC State by the identical scores of 3-1. In their final exhibition game, a goal from freshman Joel Perrell narrowed UNCW's deficit to 2-1, but the Wolfpack pushed it to a two-goal cushion in the 86th minute to thwart UNCW's rally. Exhibition stories: Charlotte | NC State
UNCW was picked in a tie for eighth with Hofstra in the 12-team circuit in a vote of the league's coaches (story). The CAA sent four teams to the NCAA tournament including conference champion Delaware, who claimed the league title for the first time. Joining the Blue Hens in the 48-team tournament were Old Dominion, James Madison and Georgia State. ODU was picked by the league's coaches to win the conference title and received nine of a possible 11 first-place votes. James Madison received one vote and was second followed by defending champion Delaware. William & Mary and Northeastern rounded out the top five.
Tough Slate Awaits
UNCW will tackle a tough schedule in 2012 with seven teams appearaing in TopDrawerSoccer.com's preseason top-48 (Story). Duke, who is eighth on the list, is one of five of those teams to play at the UNCW Soccer Stadium this season. The Seahawks also have the distinction of playing the top three teams in the Southern Conference in the forms of Furman, Coll. of Charleston and UNCG.
Senior midfielder Etienne Boulanger was honored by the league's coaches by being named to the preason honorable mention All-CAA squad. Boulanger is UNCW's top-returning career scorer with 29 points on 13 goals and three asists. Last season, he totaled five points on a pair of goals and an assist.
Name Tags Needed
Coach Heaney welcome 15 newcomers to the program this season. Eight saw action during the preseason including freshmen strikers Colin Bonner and Joel Perrell. Both played well during their time on the field with Bonner starting against NC State and Perrell scoring UNCW's lone goal against the Wolfpack. The Seahawks enter the season with no returning minutes in goal after All-CAA goalkeeper Brandon Miller played every minute in 2011.
For Bolen And Newman
Brandon Bolen finished with six saves to help the Seahawks fashion a 2-all draw against UNCG. Brad Newman also made his debut this week against Campbell in a 2-1 loss in Buis Creek. Here's a list of recent UNCW goalkeepers in their collegiate starting debuts.