2015 News

  • University of the District of Columbia Men’s Soccer Team Earns Second Straight NSCAA College Team Academic Award for 2015-16
    October 06, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, MO – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team is one of 892 collegiate soccer teams (315 men, 577 women) from throughout the United States to earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2015-16 academic year. This marks the second straight year Head Coach Matt Thompson’s squad has earned this distinction.
  • Firebirds Men’s Soccer Team Volunteers at UDC’s Garden of Senses
    April 19, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – On April 15th, while the University of the District of Columbia was closed for DC Emancipation Day, the Men’s Soccer team completed its year-round community service engagements by working in the UDC ‘Garden of Senses’ behind the Library on the Van Ness campus.
  • Former UDC Soccer Standout Signs with Carolina RailHawks
    April 01, 2016
    CARY, NC - The Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League (NASL) have signed former University of the District of Columbia standout midfielder Jonathon Orlando ahead of the 2016 Spring Season. Orlando, an impressive goal scorer and opportunity creator, will provide an additional threat to the RailHawks’ attack.
  • UDC Men's Soccer Volunteers at Rock n Roll DC Packet Pickup Expo
    March 15, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, March 11th the University of the District of Columbia Men’s soccer team continued its partnership with the Rock n Roll DC race series with a visit to the Stadium armory to help distribute t shirts and race packets to race participants.
  • Four Firebirds Earn Men’s Soccer All-East Coast Conference Honors
    November 10, 2015
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – Four University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer student-athletes earned All-East Coast Conference honors, including Second Team distinctions for seniors Elio Hernandez and Louis Connor, and Third Team for junior Victor Salinas Furio and sophomore Maurice Schwab.
  • Firebirds Fall at Queens, 4-0 in Season Finale
    October 28, 2015
    FLUSHING, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team suffered a 4-0 defeat on the road vs. East Coast Conference foe Queens College (NY) in its season finale Wednesday afternoon.
  • Men's Soccer Defeated 2-0 at Dowling
    October 24, 2015
    OAKDALE, NY - The University of the District of Columbia men's soccer team was defeated at Dowing, 2-0 in East Coast Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
  • Firebirds Comeback Falls Short in 4-2 Loss at Molloy
    October 21, 2015
    ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team could not dig itself all the way out of a 3-0 hole in the first half as the Firebirds fell on the road at East Coast Conference foe Molloy, 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Firebirds Shut Out Wildcats in 2-0 ECC Win at Daemen
    October 17, 2015
    AMHERST, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team defeated Daemen College, 2-0 Saturday afternoon in East Coast Conference play at Dimp Wagner Stadium.
  • Non-Conference Game Slips Through Firebirds’ Fingertips in 2-1 Loss vs. Gannon
    October 14, 2015
    BOYDS, MD – A free-kick from about 30 yards out with the wind by Alejandro Ferrero sailed through the fingertips of standout senior goalkeeper Louis Connor for what proved to be the game winner in the 71st minute as the University of the District of Columbia fell to Gannon, 2-1 in non-regional action at Maryland SoccerPlex Wednesday afternoon.
  • Firebirds Blanked by Bears, 4-0 in ECC Road Contest
    October 10, 2015
    OLD WESTBURY, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated, 4-0 by East Coast Conference foe NYIT at President’s Stadium Saturday afternoon.
  • Standout Goalkeeper Louis Connor Featured in Firebird Spotlight
    October 08, 2015
    Be sure to check out the latest Firebird Spotlight featuring standout senior goalkeeper Louis Connor. Director of Athletics Patricia Thomas spoke with Connor one-on-one about his family, his experience at UDC and as a student-athlete, and his mentality and superstitions on the field.
  • Surging Firebirds Soar Past St. Thomas Aquinas, 4-1 on Senior Day
    October 07, 2015
    BOYDS, MD – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team won its third straight game as the surging Firebirds soared past St. Thomas Aquinas, 4-1 in East Coast Conference action on a beautiful autumn afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • Elio Hernandez Earns East Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
    October 05, 2015
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Elio Hernandez was named East Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the week ending Sunday, October 4th.
  • Firebirds Earn 2-1 ECC Victory Over Mercy
    October 03, 2015
    ARLINGTON, VA – Nelson Moreno’s header goal in the 80th minute proved the gamewinner as the University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team earned a 2-1 victory vs. Mercy in East Coast Conference action on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon at Long Bridge Park.
  • Firebirds Storm Past Cross Town Rival Washington Adventist, 3-2
    September 30, 2015
    TAKOMA PARK, MD – Facing a 1-0 deficit at halftime, the University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team dominated the 2nd half, scoring three goals in a span of 7:11 to storm past cross town rival Washington Adventist, 3-2 on Wednesday evening at Shock Field.
  • Firebirds Fall at Bridgeport, 1-0
    September 26, 2015
    BRIDGEPORT, CT – Lazar Baresic followed his own shot that clanged off of the post and scored the game’s only goal in the 19th minute of action as the University of Bridgeport defeated the University of the District of Columbia, 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
  • Upset-Minded Firebirds Suffer 2nd Straight Overtime Setback in 2-1 Loss vs. No. 18 LIU Post
    September 23, 2015
    BOYDS, MD – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated, 2-1 in double overtime by No. 18 LIU Post on Wednesday afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • Firebirds Fall, 4-3 in Overtime Heartbreaker vs. Roberts Wesleyan
    September 19, 2015
    ARLINGTON, VA – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking, 4-3 overtime defeat in its East Coast Conference season opener vs. Roberts Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon at Long Bridge Park.
  • Firebirds Hold Off Mercyhurst, 1-0 For Season’s First Victory
    September 15, 2015
    ERIE, PA – Junior defender Victor Salinas Furio headed in senior midfielder Elio Hernandez’s corner kick just minutes into the second half for what proved to be the gamewinner as the University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team earned its first victory of the season Tuesday afternoon, 1-0 on the road vs. non-region foe Mercyhurst.
  • Firebirds Fall to California PA, 2-1 in Season Home Opener
    September 12, 2015
    ARLINGTON, VA – The University of the District of Columbia Men’s Soccer team surrendered two unanswered goals in the second half in a 2-1 home opener loss vs. non-region foe California (PA) on an overcast Saturday afternoon at Long Bridge Park.
  • Firebirds Wither in Second Half, Fall 3-1 at Chestnut Hill
    September 09, 2015
    LAFAYETTE HILL, PA – Senior forward Moussa Traore gave the University of the District of Columbia a 1-0 first half lead on the road at regional foe Chestnut Hill, but the Griffins responded with three unanswered second half goals to defend their home turf with a 3-1 victory Wednesday afternoon.
  • Aaron Noel Earns East Coast Conference Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week
    September 08, 2015
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - Freshman forward Aaron Noel of the University of the District of Columbia men's soccer team was named the East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for his efforts in the week ending September 6th.
  • Men’s Soccer Drops 4-2 Decision vs. Wilmington
    September 05, 2015
    NEWARK, DE – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team suffered a 4-2 defeat vs. Wilmington University on Saturday afternoon in its final game of the Wildcat Invitational.
  • Firebirds Overcome Slow Start, Force 3-3 Tie in Season Opener vs. Bloomfield
    September 03, 2015
    NEWARK, DE – After falling behind 2-0 in the first 16 minutes of action, the University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team rallied to score three straight goals only to surrender the equalizer in the 74th minute and settle for a 3-3 double-overtime tie in its 2015 season opener Thursday afternoon vs. Bloomfield.
  • Firebirds Men’s Soccer Ranked T-4th in East Coast Conference Preseason Poll
    August 27, 2015
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was picked to finish T- 4th in the East Coast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Thursday, August 27th. This marks the highest preseason ranking for UDC since joining the conference in 2012.
  • Firebirds Men’s Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule
    August 11, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC – Three Division II NCAA Tournament teams from 2014, an intriguing season-opening tournament in Delaware, and an always challenging East Coast Conference lineup highlight the University of the District of Columbia Men’s Soccer 2015 schedule, announced by fifth-year head coach Matt Thompson on Tuesday, August 11th. All Saturday home games will be played at Long Bridge Park in Arlington, VA and weekday home games will be played at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD.