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62nd minute goal ends men’s soccer season against rival Marquette

DePaul's Jacob Seeto defending a Marquette forward during a 1-0 loss at Wish Field on Nov. 16, 2019.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The last game of the season usually has big implications for teams, and when that last game is coming before the postseason, it can mean different things for the two opponents. That was true for the men’s soccer team and their rival opponent Marquette on Wednesday. When the Golden Eagles traveled...

DePaul men’s soccer settles for 0-0 against Villanova

DePaul men's soccer settles for 0-0 against Villanova

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 21, 2019

Entering year two in Big East play under head coach Mark Plotkin, DePaul looked to begin conference play the same way they did last season: picking up all three points. Instead, the Blue Demons and the Wildcats were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw after 110 minutes of action at Wish Field on Friday....

Men’s soccer late comeback attempt comes up short at Loyola

Men's soccer late comeback attempt comes up short at Loyola

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

DePaul (3-2-0) traveled north to face Loyola-Chicago (3-2-0) on Friday night in another installment of the Chicago rivalry. As the temperature dropped and the game got longer, Loyola’s offense became too much to handle. The Blue Demons failed to pull themselves out of a 3-0 hole, ultimately falling ...

Offense helps DePaul men’s soccer secure season’s third win

The DePaul Men's Soccer Team celebrate as Sophomore midfielder Youssef Ramadan scores the first goal of the game against Drake University. The Blue Demons beat Drake 3-0 on Monday at Wish Field.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

DePaul’s defense has been the story in their first three games of the season, but against Drake on Monday, the Blue Demons’ attack exploded for three goals—which was good enough to defeat the Bulldogs 3-0 at Wish Field. In their first three games this season, DePaul scored a combined three goals and ha...

Blue Demons fall to Vermont at Chicago Classic in first loss of season

Blue Demons fall to Vermont at Chicago Classic in first loss of season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

After defeating Northern Illinois 2-1 in their first game of the season at Wish Field on Friday, DePaul was back in action taking on Vermont in the second game of the Chicago Classic on Sunday. The Blue Demons, however, were not able to muster up a comeback after going down 1-0 and as a result suffer...

DePaul men’s soccer defeats Northern Illinois in first game of Chicago Classic

DePaul men's soccer defeats Northern Illinois in first game of Chicago Classic

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

August 31, 2019

The DePaul men’s soccer team kicked off their 2019 season by defeating Northern Illinois 2-1 in the first game of the Chicago Classic at Wish Field on Friday. The Blue Demons scored both goals courtesy of freshman David Gripman, with the winner coming inside the first 10 minutes of the second half. ...

From Amsterdam to Chicago: Get to know DePaul’s De Bruijne off the pitch

DePaul junior defender Max De Bruijne dribbles past a Providence forward during DePaul's 2-1 win over the Friars on Sep. 14, 2018.

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019

Imagine leaving everything you’ve ever known and taking on a new cultural journey in a foreign country at 18 years old. Alone. Adjusting to a city bigger than any you’ve seen before. In the Netherlands, you either play soccer or you study. In the United States, you can do both. That’s why 6-foot...

Plotkin announces first signing class

Mark Plotkin has used the spring to get a better sense of his new team as he prepares for his first season as head coach of the men's soccer team. 
(Alejandro Trevino/DePaul Athletics)

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 23, 2018

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

Mark Plotkin 
(Photo Courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018

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...

Men’s soccer claims first Big East win

Anton Sell was one of three players last season to start and play in every match. Photo Credit DePaul Athletics

Jack Higgins

October 9, 2016

DePaul (6-5-1) defeated conference rival Seton Hall (3-8-1) by a score of 2-1 Saturday, ending their 3-match losing streak. Read More »...

House Divided: Megally brothers face off on the field

House Divided: Megally brothers face off on the field

Jack Higgins

October 4, 2016

Growing up in the Megally family household, Simon and Aidan Megally would most likely be found in their unfinished basement playing one-on-one soccer against each other. It was down there that the Megallys first practiced perfecting the moves they would some day use on opponents at Wish Fi...

DePaul men’s soccer defeat Albany 3-0 in home opener

Junior midfielder Philipp Koenigstein chases a ball in a 2015 match. Koenigstein and the entire men's soccer team returned yesterday for their first game against Albany. (Josh Leff / The DePaulia)

Jack Higgins

September 3, 2016

The DePaul men’s soccer team came together for their first win of the season, finishing  3-0 over Albany (1-1-1) at their home opener Friday bringing their record with 1-1-1. “The collective effort was where it needed to be, and (Albany is) a really good team,” Craig Blazer, coach of the men...

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