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Men’s soccer eager to begin Plotkin era

Men’s soccer eager to begin Plotkin era

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

The wait is nearly over as DePaul gets ready to embark on its first season under men’s soccer coach Mark Plotkin. Plotkin was named head coach shortly before Christmas, and worked with the team in the spring culminating in a couple of spring games that both and players coaches said was an oppor...

Plotkin announces first signing class

Plotkin announces first signing class

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

It’s all a series of firsts for new DePaul head coach Mark Plotkin, and last week he announced his first signing class as coach of the Blue Demons. The class includes: Matthew Brickman, Jake Fuderer, Sadra Golzarian, Austin Koss, Robert Rao, Matt Solem and Patrick Watkins. After only being announced as head coa...

Former player accepts “dream” job with men’s soccer program

Former player accepts “dream” job with men’s soccer program

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

When DePaul men’s soccer’s new head coach Mark Plotkin left for Colgate after the 2013 season, he hoped at some point he would be able to return to Chicago to be closer to family. What he didn’t know is it would be just a couple years later, and that opportunity would be to coach at his alma m...

Mark Plotkin to take men’s soccer head coaching job

Mark Plotkin to take men’s soccer head coaching job

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

December 21, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

DePaul’s men’s soccer program has completed its search for a new head coach, announcing today that former Blue Demon Mark Plotkin will take over for his former head coach Craig Blazer next season. DePaul’s athletic department announced a departure from the Blazer regime and a national search for...

DePaul men’s soccer coaching staff won’t return next season

DePaul men’s soccer coaching staff won’t return next season

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

DePaul Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto announced today that men's soccer head coach Craig Blazer, associate head coach Craig Reynolds, and assistant coach Anthony Szymel will not return next season as DePaul embarks on a national search to change the leadership for the men's program. “We’d like to tha...

Men’s and women’s soccer end tough seasons

Men’s and women’s soccer end tough seasons

Shane Rene and Garret Neal

November 6, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

A 1-0 win against St. John’s on Oct. 26 punched DePaul’s ticket into the Big East tournament for the third season in a row. On Wednesday, DePaul took on Providence in the first round. Read More »...

A sweet end to a sour season

A sweet end  to a sour  season

Andrew Hattersley

November 5, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

A tough season ended on a positive note for DePaul men’s soccer on Wednesday, Nov. 1 as they knocked off rival Marquette 3-1 at Wish Field. With the win, DePaul closes out the season 5-11-2 and 2-6-1 in conference play leaving them ninth in the Big East. The game did not get off to a good start for the Blue...

Men’s soccer can’t weather the Red Storm on senior day

Men’s soccer can’t weather the Red Storm on senior day

Andrew Hattersley

October 23, 2017


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

In a back-and-forth affair on DePaul Men's Soccer’s Senior Day, it was St. John’s freshman Jack Shearer, who had the deciding goal.  In the eighth minute of the game for the Red Storm, Shearer took advantage of a deflection and tapped in the sole goal of the match and St. John’s held on for the ...

Blue demon rundown: men’s soccer

Blue demon rundown: men’s soccer

Jack Higgins

November 7, 2016


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

The DePaul men's soccer team fell in the first round against Villanova in their first Big East Championship game Sunday. Read More »...

El-Shafei lifts DePaul over Butler in double overtime

El-Shafei lifts DePaul over Butler in double overtime

Jack Higgins

October 26, 2016


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

After 109 minutes played and double overtime against the Butler Bulldogs (9-5-1), it looked as though the DePaul men’s soccer team (8-6-2) would only take a single point away from their final home game Wednesday. However, DePaul freshman forward Zach El-Shafei found a deflected ball with less than...

Men’s soccer falls 2-1 to Providence

Men’s soccer falls 2-1 to Providence

Jack Higgins

October 23, 2016


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer

The Blue Demons (7-6-2) men’s soccer team lost to Providence (9-5-0) 2-1 Saturday. Read More »...

DePaul falls to Providence 2-1

Jack Higgins

October 22, 2016


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

The Blue Demons (7-6-2) men’s soccer team lost to Providence (9-5-0) 2-1 Saturday. Before the game, DePaul honored seniors midfielder Kevin Beyer, midfielder Ryan Martire, midfielder Simon Megally, forward Erik Rodriguez and defender Caleb Pothast. Unfortunately, leading scorer for DePaul, R...

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