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UMass Men's Soccer amherst, mass.

About UMass Soccer

  • NCAA Division I Program
  • Sponsored by Adidas
  • The program has over 87 years of history with the inaugural men's soccer season in 1930
  • Member of the Atlantic 10 Conference (Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph's, Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure, VCU)

Head Coach Fran O'Leary

Head Coach Fran O'Leary enters his fifth season at the helm of the Minuteman program, guiding his team to four straight Atlantic 10 Tournaments for the second time in program history. O'Leary was named the 2017 A-10 Coach of the Year after the Minutemen won both the regular season outright crown and tournament title, becoming the first team in the league since 1991 to accomplish both feats in the same season.

Rudd Field

The home of the UMass men's and women's soccer teams, Rudd Field opened in the fall of 2002. Under Fran O'Leary, the Minutemen have compiled a 23-11-4 home record over four seasons. The field includes a 120 by 75 yard sand-based natural turf playing surface. The scoreboard features 100 percent solid state electronics, and also provides message centers and sponsor panels.

History

  • 4 NCAA Tournament Apperances
  • 2007 NCAA College Cup
  • 5 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Championships
  • 3 Atlantic 10 Tournament Championships
Zack Simmons, Third-Team All-American (2007), UMBRO National Player of the Year (2007)
Jeff Deren, Two-Time All-American (2001-2002)
Davis Smith, Third-Team All-American (2017)

2017 Atlantic 10 Champions

The Minutemen became the first team since 1991 to claim both the Atlantic 10 outright regular season title and the tournament crown in the same season after finishing with a 15-4-3 overall record. UMass secured the A-10 automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament to make their first appearance since 2008.

2017 A-10 Tournament Championship Celebration

2007 NCAA College Cup

The Minutemen put together one of the most memorable runs of all-time in the 2007 NCAA Tournament, upsetting No. 1-seeded Boston College in the second round before defeating Central Connecticut State and Illinois-Chicago at home to reach the program's first-ever College Cup. The run to the College Cup marks the most recent by any current A-10 team.

2007 NCAA College Cup Team

Awards

  • 19 All-Americans
  • 69 All-Atlantic 10 Selections
  • 5 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year Awards
  • 2 Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year Awards
  • 3 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Awards
  • 3 Atlantic 10 Tournament MVPs
  • 1 UMBRO National Player of the Year Award

Locker Room

Academics

UMass offers 118 undergraduate degree programs, as well as 76 master's and doctoral programs. Some of the more popular majors with student-athletes are kinesiology, sport management, communication, sociology and economics.

By The Numbers

UMass ranks nationally amongst the top 30 public universities and colleges. The Isenberg School of Management ranks nationally amongst the top 15 public business schools and the sport management program is amongst the best in the world. UMass also boasts a top 5 agricultural sciences program.

Roughly 1,300 full-time faculty at UMass create an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Isenberg School of Management

  • #1 Public Business Program in the Northeast (U.S. News & World Report 2018)
  • #15 Best Undergraduate Business School (Poets & Quants 2017)
  • 90% Job Placement
  • 7 Undergraduate Majors
New Isenberg School of Management building

Academic Services

The mission of Academic Services is to create an environment that will allow student-athletes the opportunity to earn a degree while maximizing their academic, personal and social growth.

Central to the mission of Academic Services is the opportunity for student-athletes to experience a well-rounded educational program in addition to competing in intercollegiate athletics.

Academic Services recognizes that every student-athlete has goals that are fulfilled by both athletic and academic success, and that there must be a balance between these two pursuits.

Academic Services provides academic counseling, academic monitoring and consultation to ensure the academic success of student-athletes.

Bob & Marianne Foote Academic Success Center

Completed prior to the 2018-19 academic year, the Bob & Marianne Foote Academic Success Center was a complete renovation and modernization of the existing academic support space and features enhanced meeting and office space for student-athletes and the academic success staff.

Campus Life

More than 28,000 students are enrolled at UMass, including over 22,000 undergraduates. UMass ranks nationally amongst the top 100 universities and colleges for "Best College Value."

A total of 52 different residence halls and apartment buildings are grouped into seven separate and very different residential areas.

UMass Dining

UMass Dining consistently ranks at the top of the list for "Best Campus Food" in the country. For the past three years, UMass Dining has voted the #1 Dining Service in the country by Princeton Review.

UMass has constructed 2.4 million gross square feet of new facilities in the last 10 years, including new classrooms, labs, residence halls, dining commons and recreation venues.

UMass Dining Options

UMass Dining features four dining commons, over 20 retail cafes, two food trucks and many more.

Hampshire Dining Commons

Amherst, Mass.

Located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Amherst is by all means a college town.

Hiking, biking, museums, theater, history, food, and farms--it's all in Amherst. UMass is also part of the local Five College Consortium, which includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. The consortium's roots lay in cooperative efforts between the institutions, and dates as far back as 1914.

Amherst provides students with a rich cultural environment in a rural setting that’s 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City.

Downtown Amherst revolves around the needs and wants of college students. There's affordable eating, along with coffee shops, second-hand stores, music stores, a farmer's market, bookstores, and live music venues. The Amherst Town Common is the site of festivals, political rallies, art shows, yard sales, and other community events.

UMass Athletics

UMass Athletics is a comprehensive and nationally-recognized 21-sport Division I athletics and campus recreation program that positively reflects the interests and values of the institution’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who support its many endeavors.

Central to its mission, UMass Athletics provides leadership, resources, and support necessary to ensure all student-athletes receive the finest academic and athletic experience possible.

UMass Athletics fosters an environment that encourages degree completion, good citizenship, character and personal growth, while also developing student-athletes who are positive role models and productive members of society.

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