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AU’s men’s soccer team beat Army West Point 2-0 on Saturday during their last home game of the season. This was the first home win for the Eagles this season, making it the first home win for first-year coach Zach Samol. Goals from junior Nick Dimitrijevic and senior Fabio Massaro, as well as a strong team effort, brought forth this victory.
Junior forward Nick Dimitrijevic’s passion for soccer and overall positivity fuels the energy for the rest of the American University soccer team. While his play on the field shows his desire and commitment to win games for his team, his personality brings even more value.
AU men’s soccer lost to Lehigh 2-1 in their first Patriot League battle of the season on Saturday. This loss continues AU’s winless season, putting them at 0-6-1.
American University’s athletic department has now partnered with Teamworks, an athlete engagement platform that is used by both collegiate and professional organizations.
After years of playing soccer professionally and assistant coaching at Georgetown, Zach Samol said he is “ready” to be the Eagles’ new men’s soccer head coach.
After an incredible season last year that led to a NCAA tournament appearance, AU’s women’s basketball has come out a bit slower this year. Last season’s 26-7 record (and 16-2 in the Patriot League) has turned into a slightly more disappointing 11-8 so far this season. However, when analyzing the team’s statistics, it is difficult to fully understand why.
The Eagles were in the zone Tuesday night, beating St. Francis (3-5) 95-82. Coming off of a loss to Wagner the game before, AU (5-2) looked much stronger on the offensive end.
There’s 30 seconds left in the game and the Eagles are down 60-55. Junior guard Sa’eed Nelson dribbles the ball up the court, moves it a little, then shoots a contested 3-point jumper. He scores, bringing the Eagles within 2 points with only 22 seconds left on the clock.
The AU athletic department declined to renew men’s soccer head coach Todd West’s contract last week, according to a department press release. West, who served as head coach for 19 seasons and led the team to nine Patriot League finals and three NCAA tournament appearances, said that he was “surprised” by the department’s decision.
It was a night to remember as sophomore guard Stacy Beckton Jr. helped lead AU (2-1) to a 68-44 win against the University of New Hampshire on Nov. 16. He stood out during the Friday night game, coming off the bench and scoring 12 points, a new career-high.
AU men’s soccer tied Lafayette on Saturday 1-1 after weather conditions forced the game to be moved to George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Campus. AU (4-7-5, 3-2-3 PL) played a hard-fought game on the wet turf and battled until the final seconds of double overtime.
AU men’s soccer fell to Loyola Maryland on Wednesday 4-1 in a tough Patriot League battle. The Eagles had trouble early on, giving up three goals in only the first half.
Bucknell had been leading since the end of the first half. With mere minutes left of game time, Eagles fans began to zip up their bags, collect their belongings and make plans for the rest of the afternoon, walking away from an expected loss. But for sophomore forward Jerry Zouantcha, it wasn’t over. After a few dribbles, he shot and scored, tying the game.
AU men’s soccer tied Bucknell 1-1 in their Patriot League home opener on Saturday in double overtime.