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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

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...

Sophomore midfielder Cade Hagan celebrates his goal with teammates Tyson Amoo-Mensah and Kristian Malinich during DePauls 1-1 draw with no. 13 Xavier Saturday.

Demons threaten upset, draw No. 13 Xavier 1-1

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor October 16, 2022

The conference upset of the season almost took place at Wish Field on Saturday as DePaul nearly handed No. 13 Xavier their first season loss. For the second weekend in a row, the Blue Demons played...

Senior midfielder Michael Anderson (25) celebrates his early goal from a corner kick goal assisted by teammate Omar Ramadan (6) in the first half against Georgetown on Oct. 8.

Anderson breaks team scoring drought in 1-1 draw with Hoyas

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor October 9, 2022

Against a perennial Big East power like the Georgetown Hoyas, playing an organized game is crucial to keeping your team in it.  That was the goal for DePaul on Saturday, who played host to their conference...

Junior midfielder Jacob Huth tries to get past two Providence defenders in Saturday’s 1-0 loss.

Late penalty kick lifts Providance Friars over Blue Demons

Tommaso Vato, Contributing Writer October 2, 2022

One penalty goal was enough to decide the outcome of DePaul's game against Providence on Saturday. The Blue Demons came out strong in the first half but couldn’t finish the few chances they had on offense...

DePaul defenders hang their head after giving up a second-half half goal against Penn on Sunday.

Men’s offense falls flat in 3-0 loss to Penn

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor September 25, 2022

The Blue Demons were held scoreless in Sunday's game against Penn. The offense was nearly non-existent for 90 minutes in the 3-0 loss at Wish Field.  DePaul started off very promising, and 15 seconds...

Junior midfielder Jacob Huth runs on to celebrate with junior forward Marek Gonda, after Gonda collapsed in exhaustion upon the final whistle in DePauls 3-2 win over UIC Tuesday night.

Darby Dousing: Demons put out Flames in crosstown thriller

Patrick Sloan-Turner, Online Managing Editor September 21, 2022

It’s tough to keep composure and battle back after giving up an early goal, and even tougher to keep cool after giving one up just before halftime. Some teams panic. When DePaul experienced both...

Loyola defender Andrew Schweinert dribbles past a fallen DePaul junior forward Mark Gonda in the Ramblers win over DePaul Friday.

Men’s Soccer falls 3-1 to Loyola in Red Line Rivalry

Nate Burleyson, Staff Writer September 11, 2022

The Blue Demons mens’ soccer team came into their matchup with Loyola last night with a solid start to the season. Unbeaten at 2-0-2 and fresh off a draw on the road to Notre Dame on Sept 6, DePaul dropped...

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