June 23, 2010
Mens Soccer Team Caps Successful Year In The Classroom
Butler celebrated one of the most successful mens soccer seasons in school history last fall. This spring, the team added to that ledger of success by completing one of its best academic campaigns ever!
May 13, 2010
Two Butler Mens Soccer Players Earn PDL Honor
Butler mens soccer players Ben Sippola and Matt Hedges are off to a strong start in the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League. The two Bulldogs each were named to the first PDL Team of the Week, announced on Wednesday (May 12).
May 3, 2010
Two Additional Men's Soccer Recruits Join Butler
Butler mens soccer coach Kelly Findley has added two more prospects to his 2010-11 recruiting class with the signing of Brandon Fricke of Grimes, Iowa, and Joel Zimmerly of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The two join a class of six previously signed Butler recruits.
April 19, 2010
Butler Bowl Renovations Underway
Construction has begun on a major renovation at the Butler Bowl that will include building a brick press box with multi-use booths and new seating on the west and east sides of the playing surface.
April 13, 2010
Butler To Host Ohio State In Men's Soccer Exhibition
Butler, wrapping up the home portion of its spring developmental season, will host Ohio State in a mens soccer exhibition at Park Tudor High School on Saturday, April 17. The match between the champions of the Horizon League and the Big Ten will start at 8 p.m. (ET) and admission will be $5.00.
February 23, 2010
Butler Selects Former Soccer Player For Hall of Fame
Five former students, including a mens soccer All-American, have been selected for induction into the Butler University Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2010 will be honored at a special banquet/ceremony at the Riley Room in Atherton Center on the Butler campus on June 6.
February 16, 2010
Butler Adds Six Mens Soccer Recruits
Butler mens soccer coach Kelly Findley wrapped up his 2010-11 recruiting class with the signing of six talented prospects. The class of Butler newcomers includes three players with national championship credentials and two players with high school state championship rings.
February 6, 2010
Julian Cardona Named To Puerto Rico U21 National Team
Butler forward Julian Cardona has been selected to the Puerto Rico U21 National Team Pool. The first-year Butler player will compete with Puerto Rico in the Central American and Caribbean Games this July in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
January 21, 2010
Three Bulldogs Earn Men's Soccer All-Region Recognition
Butlers team success in 2009 resulted in individual accolades for team members Kyle VondenBenken, Boris Gatzky and Matt Hedges. The trio of Butler players were named to the 2009 All Great Lakes Region Team, selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
January 20, 2010
Butler To Hold Soccer Prep Camp
The Butler University mens soccer program will hold a College Prep Camp on Friday and Saturday, March 12-13. The camp for high school boys will be hosted on the Butler campus.
January 20, 2010
Butler Extends Contract Of Mens Soccer Coach Kelly Findley
Butler mens soccer coach Kelly Findley, who guided the 2009 Bulldogs to one of the most successful seasons in school history, has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension. The fourth-year coach will continue to lead Butler through the 2012-13 school year.
January 6, 2010
Julian Cardona Named To Mens Soccer All-Freshman Team
Butler forward Julian Cardona has been named to the 2009 All-Freshman Team, chosen by College Soccer News. The first-year Butler player was picked to the third team of the honor squad recognizing the nations top freshman performers.
December 18, 2009
Eleven Bulldogs Earn Academic All-Horizon League Honors
Eleven Butler student-athletes from the fall sports were named Academic All-Horizon League for exceptional performance on the field and in the classroom. Butler had the most academic all-league performers, accounting for 22 percent of the leagues 50 honored student-athletes. The awards are a result of a balloting by the leagues faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors.
December 18, 2009
Bulldogs Tie Third-Highest Win Total In School History
One year after matching the fourth-highest win total in school history, the Butler mens soccer team improved its performance. The 2009 Bulldogs became just the fourth team in Butler mens soccer history to record 14 victories in a season.
December 9, 2009
Conner Burt Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete Of The Month
Butler junior Conner Burt, who helped lead the Bulldogs to an NCAA Tournament bid this fall, has been named the U. S. Army Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November. Hes the third consecutive Butler athlete to earn the monthly academic award.
November 22, 2009
Butlers Season Ends In NCAA Tournament
Host Indiana found an opening midway through the second half and that proved to be enough for the Hoosiers to hand #12-seeded Butler a 1-0 setback in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Mens Soccer Championship at Armstrong Stadium on Sunday (Nov. 22). The loss ended Butlers remarkable season at 14-3-2.
November 20, 2009
Bulldogs Face Indiana In NCAA Tournament
Butler, the regular season champion of the Horizon League, will begin play in the 2009 NCAA Mens Soccer Championship at Indiana on Sunday, Nov. 22. The Bulldogs first tournament match is slated for 2 p.m. (ET) at Indianas Armstrong Stadium.
November 19, 2009
Conner Burt Named To Academic All-America Team
Butler junior defender Conner Burt, who has excelled on the field and in the classroom, has been named first team on the 2009 ESPN The Magazine University Division Academic All-America Team, chosen by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). He was one of 12 players selected to the national honor squad.
November 16, 2009
Butler Earns No. 12 Seed In NCAA Soccer Championship
Butlers successful mens soccer season will continue. The Bulldogs received the No. 12 seed and a first-round bye in the 2009 NCAA Division I Mens Soccer Championship, which begins at host sites on Thursday, Nov. 19. The 48-team field was announced on Monday, Nov. 16.
November 15, 2009
Green Bay Edges Butler For Horizon League Championship
Goalkeeper Ryan Wehking stopped three penalty kicks to lift Green Bay past Butler in the 2009 Horizon League Mens Soccer Championship match at the Butler Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 15. The two teams battled to a 0-0 tie through two overtime periods, setting up the first penalty kick situation in Horizon League championship match history.
November 13, 2009
Bulldogs Advance To Horizon League Final
Junior Ben Sippola broke a scoreless deadlock early in the second half and senior Boris Gatzky added the eventual game-winner less than four minutes later to lift No. 1 seed Butler to a 2-1 victory over No. 4 seed Cleveland State in the second semifinal match of the 2009 Horizon League Mens Soccer Championship at the Butler Bowl.
November 12, 2009
Bulldogs Host Horizon League Championship
Top-seeded Butler will return to action for the first time since clinching the league regular season championship when it hosts No. 4 seed Cleveland State in the semifinals of the 2009 Horizon League Mens Soccer Championship on Friday, Nov. 13. The match will be the second semifinal contest at the Butler Bowl and will start at approximately 2:30 p.m. (ET).
November 10, 2009
Butler Lands Eight On All-League Mens Soccer Team
Butlers success during the regular season translated into a strong showing on the 2009 Horizon League Mens Soccer All-League Team, released on Tueday, Nov 10. The league champion Bullodgs placed eight players on the honor squad, and Butler captured three of the leagues top six individual awards, chosen by a vote of conference coaches.
November 7, 2009
Bulldogs Capture Horizon League Championship
Junior Ben Sippola nailed the game-winner midway through the second half and senior Boris Gatzky added an insurance goal 17 minutes later to lead Butler to a 3-1 mens soccer victory over Wright State at the Butler Bowl on Saturday (Nov. 7). The victory clinched the Horizon League regular season championship for the Bulldogs and made Butler the No. 1 seed and host of the league tournament, Nov. 13 & 15.
November 4, 2009
Bulldogs Pull Out Victory At UIC
Freshman Julian Cardona scored the lone goal of the match with less than 14 minutes remaining to lift Butler to a 1-0 victory over host UIC in a key Horizon League match at Flames Field in Chicago, Ill., on Wednesday (Nov. 4). The victory moved the Bulldogs one step closer to clinching their first league regular season title since 2004.
November 3, 2009
Bulldogs Close Regular Season With Two Key Matches
Butler, coming off a loss for the first time in more than a month, controls its own destiny heading into the final week of Horizon League regular season play. The Bulldogs (11-2-1, 4-1-1 Horizon League) will visit UIC on Wednesday, Nov. 4, for a 7 p.m. (CT, 8 p.m. in Indianapolis) match and then return home to host Wright State in the final regular season match on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. (ET).
October 31, 2009
Bulldogs Fall At Cleveland State
Slavisa Ubiparipovic scored the lone goal of the match with less than nine minutes remaining to lift host Cleveland State to a 1-0 victory over Butler in a key Horizon League match at Krenzler Field on Saturday (Oct. 31). The setback snapped Butlers five-match winning streak and eight-match unbeaten streak.
October 27, 2009
Bulldogs Record Fifth Straight Win
Butler shook off a slow start and took command with three second half goals to defeat visiting Detroit, 3-0, in a Horizon League match at the Butler Bowl on Tuesday (Oct. 27). The win was the fifth straight for the Bulldogs, now 11-1-1 overall and 4-0-1 in league play, and stretched the teams unbeaten streak to eight in row.
October 26, 2009
Butler To Face Detroit On Tuesday, Oct. 27
The Butler-Detroit mens soccer match, which was postponed on Saturday (Oct. 24), has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27. The two Horizon League opponents will square off in the Butler Bowl at 4 p.m. (ET).
October 26, 2009
Brett Heinz Named Horizon League Player of the Week
Butler junior Brett Heinz, who helped the Bulldogs defeat Big East team DePaul, has been named Horizon League Player of the Week for the period Oct. 19-25. Hes the second Butler player honored with the leagues weekly award this season.
October 23, 2009
Butler Mens Soccer Match Postponed
The Butler mens soccer match against Horizon League foe Detroit, scheduled to be played at the Butler Bowl on Saturday (Oct. 24) at 4 p.m. (ET), has been postponed. No make-up date has been
October 21, 2009
Butler Rolls To Fourth Straight Mens Soccer Win
Butler shrugged off a slow start and pulled away to its fourth consecutive win with a 3-1 decision over DePaul in a non-league match at the Butler Bowl on Wednesday (Oct. 21). The victory lifted the No. 23-ranked Bulldogs to 10-1-1 on the season.
October 20, 2009
Butler Begins Three-Match Homestand
Butler, unbeaten in its last six outings and coming off a string of four consecutive road matches, will begin its longest homestand of the season with a non-league match against DePaul on Wednesday (Oct. 21). The Bulldogs (9-1-1, 3-0-1 Horizon League) will square off against the visitors from Chicago at 4 p.m. (ET) in the Butler Bowl.
October 14, 2009
Butler Edges IUPUI, 2-1, For Ninth Win
Sophomore Matt Hedges scored less than three minutes into the match and freshman Julian Cardona nailed the game-winner 70 minutes later to lift Butler to a 2-1 victory over host IUPUI in a non-league mens soccer match at Kuntz Stadium on Wednesday (Oct. 14). The victory was Butlers third straight and ninth in 11 outings.
October 12, 2009
Boris Gatzky Named Horizon League Player of the Week
Butler senior Boris Gatzky, who helped the Bulldogs to a pair of road wins including an upset of #14 Indiana, has been named Horizon League Player of the Week for the period Oct. 5-11 Hes the first Butler player honored with the leagues weekly award this season.
October 11, 2009
Two Second Half Goals Lift Butler Past Valparaiso
Senior Boris Gatzky came up with a goal and an assist in a span of three minutes in the second half to lead Butler to a come-from-behind, 2-1, victory over host Valparaiso at Brown Field on Sunday (Oct. 11). The victory kept Butler unbeaten in four Horizon League outings this season.
October 9, 2009
Boris Gatzky Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month
Butler senior Boris Gatzky, who helped the Bulldogs to six wins in their first seven mens soccer matches, has been named the Horizon League Male Scholar Athlete of the Month for August/September. Hes the Leagues first male recipient for 2009-10.
October 7, 2009
Butler Defeats #14 Indiana In Overtime
Junior Conner Burt scored his first goal of the season in the second overtime period to lift visiting Butler to a 2-1 victory over #14 Indiana at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington on Wednesday (Oct. 7). The win was just Butlers second in 21 meetings with the Hoosiers.
October 6, 2009
Butler Continues Road Stretch At Indiana, Valparaiso
Butler will continue a stretch of four consecutive road matches with a non-league contest at Indiana and a Horizon League match at Valparaiso this week. The Bulldogs will face No. 9 Indiana at Jerry Yeagley Field at 7 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, Oct. 7, before traveling to Valparaiso on Sunday, Oct. 11, for a 1:30 p.m. (ET) match.
October 2, 2009
Butler, Loyola Battle To Scoreless Deadlock
Butler remained unbeaten in the Horizon League, but not the way head coach Kelly Findley had hoped. The Bulldogs battled to a 0-0 tie against defending league tournament champ Loyola at the Loyola Soccer Park in Chicago on Friday (Oct. 2).
September 30, 2009
Butler Visits Loyola For Horizon League Match
Butler, off to a 2-0 start in league play, will travel to Chicago on Friday, Oct. 2, for a key Horizon League test. The Bulldogs will face 2008 Horizon League Tournament champ Loyola in a 7 p.m. (CT, 8 p.m. in Indianapolis) contest at the Loyola Soccer Park.
September 27, 2009
Butler Upends Previously Unbeaten Green Bay, 2-1
Freshman Julian Cardona scored his first collegiate goal at a most opportune time to lift Butler to a 2-1 victory over visiting Green Bay in a Horizon League showdown at the Butler Bowl on Sunday (Sept. 27). The win gave the Bulldogs sole possession of first place in the league standings, while Green Bay suffered its first setback of 2009.
September 25, 2009
Bulldogs Defeat Milwaukee, 1-0, In League Opener
Junior Kyle Pateros scored a goal with just 0:23 left in the first half and Butler made that shot the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over visiting Milwaukee at the Butler Bowl on Friday (Sept. 25). The match was the Horizon League opener for both teams.
September 24, 2009
Bulldogs Begin Horizon League Play At Home
Butler will begin Horizon League play at home with a pair of matches against the leagues two Wisconsin members. The Bulldogs will host Milwaukee in a 5 p.m. (ET) contest at the Butler Bowl on Friday, Sept. 25, and then meet league-leading Green Bay at 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 27.
September 18, 2009
Ohio State Hands Butler First Setback
Chris Hegngi scored a pair of goals and led host Ohio State to a 2-1 victory over Butler in a non-league match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday (Sept. 18). The loss was Butlers first in five outings this fall.
September 16, 2009
Bulldogs Visit Ohio State In Weeks Lone Action
Butler, unbeaten in four outings, will face the first of two Big Ten foes on its 2009 schedule when it visits Columbus, Ohio, to take on Ohio State on Friday (Sept. 18). The match at Ohio States Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is slated to start at 5 p.m. (ET).
September 13, 2009
Bulldogs Capture South Carolina Tournament Title
Three players contributed to a team season-high scoring total and Butler polished off Presbyterian, 3-1, to capture the championship of the adidas Gamecock Classic, hosted by South Carolina, on Sunday (Sept. 13). The victory was Butlers fourth straight to open the season.
September 12, 2009
Bulldogs Upset No. 25 South Carolina
Sophomore Matt Hedges broke a scoreless tie in the 75th minute to help lead visiting Butler to a 1-0 upset of No. 25 South Carolina in the first round of the adidas Gamecock Classic in Columbia, S.C., on Friday (Sept. 11) evening. It was Butlers third win in as many matches this season.
September 10, 2009
Bulldogs Head To South Carolina Tournament
Butler will take its longest trip of the season to compete in its lone tournament of 2009, a four-team event hosted by South Carolina on Friday and Sunday (Sept. 11 & 13). The Bulldogs will face the host school in the first round of the adidas Gamecock Classic in Columbia, S.C., on Friday at 7 p.m. (ET) and then take on Presbyterian in the final round on Sunday at noon.
September 6, 2009
First Half Goal Lifts Butler Past Xavier
Senior Boris Gatzky tallied a goal just over 30 minutes into the match and Butlers defense turned in another stellar effort to lift the Bulldogs past visiting Xavier, 1-0, in a non-league match at the Butler Bowl on Sunday (Sept. 6). The victory boosted Butler to 2-0 on the young season.
September 1, 2009
Bulldogs Defeat IPFW In Season-Opener
Sophomore Matt Hedges broke a scoreless deadlock midway through the second half and senior Boris Gatzky added an insurance goal late in the final period to lead Butler to a 2-0 victory over host IPFW at Hefner Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 1, evening. It was the 2009 mens soccer season opener for both teams.
August 31, 2009
Bulldogs Open 2009 Men's Soccer Season At IPFW
Butler will begin the 2009 mens soccer season on the road with a short trip to Fort Wayne. The Bulldogs, coming off their most successful season in nearly a decade, will face IPFW in a non-league match on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Hefner Soccer Complex. The season-opener is slated for 7 p.m. (ET).
August 28, 2009
Bulldogs Look For Continued Success In 2009
Butlers march forward in mens soccer took a huge leap last season when the Bulldogs tied the fourth-highest win total in school history and became the first Horizon League team since 2003 to finish with an unbeaten league record! This year's squad hopes to use that experience as a springboard for continued success in 2009.
August 27, 2009
Men's Soccer Team To Hold Open Tryouts
Open tryouts for the 2009 Butler men's soccer team will be held at 3 p.m (ET) on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Varsity Field on the Butler campus. The one-day tryout is open to Butler students.
August 25, 2009
Butler Drops Soccer Exhibition At Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois tallied a goal midway through the second half and that proved to be enough to lift the host Panthers to a 1-0 victory over Butler in an exhibition mens soccer match at Lakeside Field in Charleston, Ill., on Tuesday. The match was the final tuneup for the Bulldogs, who will begin the 2009 campaign at IPFW on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
August 20, 2009
Butler Picked Third In Horizon League Mens Soccer Poll
Butler has been picked to finish third in the 2009 Horizon League mens soccer race, according to the annual preseason poll of league coaches. Last years regular season champion UIC was tabbed as the favorite, while 2008 league tournament champ Loyola was picked second in the poll released by the Horizon League office on Thursday (Aug. 20).
August 19, 2009
Butler Tops Dayton In Men's Soccer Exhibition
Butler passed its first test of 2009 with a 2-0 victory over visiting Dayton in a weather-shortened exhibition mens soccer match at the Butler Bowl on Wednesday (Aug. 19). The match was called with just over six minutes remaining because of severe weather in the area.
July 20, 2009
Butler Adds Two Men's Soccer Coaches
Butler mens soccer coach Kelly Findley has completed his staff for the 2009 season with the selection of two assistant coaches. Steve Cox, who spent last season as Butlers Director of Soccer Operations, has been named to fill one assistant coach position, while Bryce Cooper, a former head coach at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis, will fill the other.
July 17, 2009
David Costa Leads National Championship Soccer Squad
Butler assistant mens soccer coach David Costa has led Carmel United SC to a second consecutive national title. The Butler coach guided his Carmel squad to a 1-0 victory over D.C. United to capture the 2009 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week U-17/18 Championship at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on Thursday, July 16.
July 10, 2009
Mike Rivas Leaves Soccer Assistant Coaching Post At Butler
Butler mens soccer assistant coach Mike Rivas is leaving his position at Butler University to become head soccer coach at Monte Vista Christian High School in Watsonville, Calif. Rivas served on the staff of Butler head coach Kelly Findley for three seasons.
May 6, 2009
Butler Continues Men's Soccer Success In Spring Season
The Butler men's soccer team took a big step forward last fall with the fourth-highest win total in school history. That forward progress continued in a spring development season that saw the Bulldogs roll to a 6-1-1 record.