The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

DePaul sophomore forward Liam Mullins battles for control of the soccer ball against NIU on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Wish Field. Mullins scored over 100 points in his high school career.

DePaul Men’s Soccer finishes spring season on high note, looks forward to fall

Olivia Waletzke, Contributing Writer May 5, 2024

Following the win of the Chicago Cup, DePaul Men’s Soccer has completed its spring season with high hopes for the fall. With a new team dynamic and back-to-back victories, the Blue Demons found themselves...

What Messi’s arrival could mean for Soldier Field, Chicago Fire

What Messi’s arrival could mean for Soldier Field, Chicago Fire

Sarina Singh, Contributing Writer October 22, 2023

The Chicago Fire’s Oct. 4 match against Inter Miami CF drew the largest crowd in club history with 62,124 attendees. This record-breaking attendance at Soldier Field can most likely be accredited to...

Freshman forward Liam Mullins (center) battles with junior forward John Gates (right) in DePauls match against Loyola September 19

DePaul and Loyola Chicago rivalry stands strong during fall season

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor October 1, 2023

Three DePaul sports teams faced tough competition against Loyola University Chicago this month. DePaul women’s soccer lost a close 0-1 match to Loyola at Wish Field on Sept. 10 off of an 85th-minute...

Men’s soccer assistant coach Martin Alba (center) acknowledges a strong first half in DePaul’s matchup against Loyola Chicago on Sept. 19

Meet DePaul’s newest fall sports assistant coaches

Eli Smith, Contributing Writer September 24, 2023

Three DePaul teams have new assistant coaches tasked with maintaining team culture and proper development for their athletes.  Peter McKeown, assistant coach for women’s soccer, came to DePaul this...

Freshman winger Felipe Corral (24) attempts a tackle against Forward Madison FC on Saturday in DePauls friendly match. DePaul lost 3-0 to the USL League One pro team.

Men’s soccer kicks off spring friendly matches against pro club Forward Madison FC

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor March 12, 2023

MADISON, Wisc. – Several longtime staples of DePaul’s men’s soccer team departed following the conclusion of the 2022 season last fall. Since then, head coach Mark Plotkin and staff have been tasked...

Jake Fuderer scored 13 career goals and tallied 41 points during his time at DePaul. In 2022, the left back led his team in goals scored.

Fuderer signs MLS Next Pro contract with hometown club Chicago Fire FC II

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor February 20, 2023

Former DePaul star Jake Fuderer didn’t have to go far to find himself a professional contract. Last week, Fuderer signed with Major League Soccer (MLS) Next Pro squad, Chicago Fire FC II, as announced...

Fall 2023 will be Mark Plotkin’s sixth year as the head coach of the DePaul men’s soccer team. Plotkin’s squad tied for the league’s highest number of draws last season with a record of 4-6-7.

Talent and team: How Mark Plotkin is selling a team-first culture to a higher tier of players

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor January 30, 2023

Across the L tracks at Fullerton, overlooking his team’s home pitch at Wish Field, a whiteboard hangs on the wall of DePaul men’s soccer head coach Mark Plotkin’s office. On it is a list of names....

Graduate left back Jake Fuderer dribbles upfield during the second half of DePauls 1-1 draw with Georgetown on 10/8.

Fuderer awarded All-Big East honors, two ’23 recruits signed

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor November 13, 2022

The Big East announced its regular season award winners Wednesday, naming DePaul graduate senior Jake Fuderer to the All-Big East Third Team. This marks the fourth consecutive season that the left back...

Senior left back Jake Fuderer fires a penalty kick to put DePaul up 2-0 in the first half against Villanova on Wednesday.

‘Bittersweet’ finish: Fuderer, seniors cap off careers in emotional 3-3 draw with Villanova

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor November 7, 2022

As the final minutes of DePaul’s season ticked away on Wednesday, the team looked to have its storybook ending on senior day at Wish Field. The Blue Demons had snatched the lead from Villanova to go...

DePaul sophomore midfielder Julian Saldana chases down Creighton senior midfielder Callum Watson in DePauls 3-0 loss in Omaha on Saturday.

Men’s postseason hopes end with 3-0 loss to Creighton

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor October 31, 2022

It would be a tough task, but DePaul’s ambition for Big East tournament play remained alive coming into Saturday’s matchup with Creighton in Omaha, Neb. The Blue Demons would need a win and three...

Head Coach Mark Plotkin surveys the pitch during squad training in 2018.

Loss at UConn ups pressure in men’s soccer’s quest for postseason play

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor October 23, 2022

With crescendoing Big East tournament implications, DePaul let an opportunity slip away Saturday night with a 1-0 loss at the hands of the UConn Huskies in Storrs, Conn. From first touch, the Blue Demons...

Senior center back Grant Herbek sends the ball upfield towards DePaul attackers in DePauls 1-0 victory over Marquette at Wish Field on Wednesday.

‘We win, we stay alive’: Under pressure, DePaul takes control with 1-0 win over Marquette

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor October 19, 2022

With only a handful of chances left to move up the table and earn a berth in this season’s Big East tournament, DePaul’s match against Marquette this week was a must-win.  On a chilly Wednesday...

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