2013 Butler Men's Soccer News
March 4, 2014
Jon Dawson Joins Indy Eleven
Butler goalkeeper Jon Dawson won’t have to travel far to begin his professional soccer career. After wrapping up four successful seasons with the Bulldogs, Dawson has signed a contract to join the Indy Eleven in the North American Soccer League (NASL).
February 6, 2014
Bulldogs Add Six Men’s Soccer Recruits
Butler head coach Paul Snape has added five freshmen and one transfer to his 2014 roster, as the Bulldogs begin preparation for their second season in the BIG EAST Conference. The six newcomers represent four different states and the Republic of Cyprus.
December 11, 2013
Goldsmith, Steinberger Named to All-Region Team
Freshman David Goldsmith and junior Zach Steinberger were both named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Region team from the Great Lakes region. Goldsmith was named to the second team and Steinberger to the third team.
November 27, 2013
Brandon Fricke Named Academic All-America
Junior Brandon Fricke has been honored as an Academic All-American. Fricke was one of 12 players chosen to the second team of the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men’s Soccer Team, chosen by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
November 22, 2013
Butler Wraps Up First Season in the BIG EAST
The 2013 Butler men’s soccer season came to an end last Friday night (Nov. 15) in Philadelphia with a 0-1 overtime loss to Marquette in the semifinal round of the BIG EAST Tournament. The Bulldogs finish the year with a record of 11-8-1 and 4-5 in BIG EAST play.
November 17, 2013
Steinberger, Goldsmith Earn All-Tournament Honors
Butler’s duo of junior Zach Steinberger and freshman David Goldsmith were among 11 players named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2013 BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Championship. The all-tournament team was released at the conclusion of the championship, won by Marquette on Sunday (Nov. 17) at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
November 15, 2013
Butler's Season Ends in BIG EAST Tournament
The Butler men’s soccer team saw their season end in overtime Friday night with a 0-1 loss to Marquette in the second round of the BIG EAST Tournament in Philadelphia.
November 14, 2013
Goldsmith, Steinberger Earn BIG EAST Honors
Butler wound up with a pair of All-Conference players when the BIG EAST announced it’s 2013 men’s soccer awards on Thursday (Nov. 14). Freshman David Goldsmith was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and was selected to both the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team and the All-Conference second team. Junior Zach Steinberger was named first team All-Conference.
November 13, 2013
Bulldogs Move On to Semifinal Round of BIG EAST Tournament
The Butler men’s soccer team posted its second straight victory over Xavier Tuesday night by a 1-0 score in the first round of the BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Championship.
November 12, 2013
Butler Moves on to Second Round of BIG EAST Tournament
The Butler men’s soccer team kept their season alive Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory over Xavier in Cincinnati. The win came in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament. Butler moves on to face No. 2 seed Marquette on Friday in Philadelphia.
November 11, 2013
Brandon Fricke Earns BIG EAST Honor
Junior Brandon Fricke, who may have scored Butler’s biggest goal of the season, has been named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. The award was one of four announced by the conference office on Monday (Nov. 11).
November 11, 2013
Bulldogs Prepare for BIG EAST Tournament
The Butler men’s soccer team broke a four-match losing streak on Friday when they knocked off visiting Xavier 2-1. The win launched Butler into the BIG EAST Tournament’s final spot and ensured the team’s seniors were sent out on a good note. Butler plays at Xavier on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET.
November 8, 2013
Butler Secures BIG EAST Tournament Berth on Senior Night
The Butler men’s soccer team kept its season alive Friday night with a 2-1 win over Xavier on Senior Night. The win vaulted Butler into the BIG EAST Tournament and guaranteed another matchup with Xavier.
November 8, 2013
Bulldogs Face "Must Win" Match Against Xavier
Butler finds itself in a "must win" situation when it closes the season against Xavier on Friday, Nov. 8. The key BIG EAST match is slated for 7 p.m. and the Butler Bowl.
November 2, 2013
Bulldogs Drop Final Road Match of the Season
The Butler men’s soccer team dropped their final road contest of the season on Saturday at Providence by a score of 3-2.
October 31, 2013
Brandon Fricke Named Academic All-District
Junior Brandon Fricke has been named to the 11-player Capital One Academic All-District V University Division Men’s Soccer Team, chosen by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He earned the academic honor for the second time in the past three years.
October 30, 2013
Butler Heads East to Face Providence on Saturday
Butler ranks second in the BIG EAST Conference in total points, goals and goals per game.
October 26, 2013
Early Goal Sinks Bulldogs
Visiting St. John’s scored a goal just 34 seconds into the match and that shot wound up as the game-winner as the Red Storm held on for a 1-0 victory over Butler at the Butler Bowl on Saturday (Oct. 26).
October 25, 2013
Butler Hosts St. John's in BIG EAST Matchup
After a three game road trip in which they finished 1-2, the Butler men’s soccer team finally returns home to face the St. John’s Red Storm at the Butler Bowl after a 3-2 loss to No. 22 Creighton earlier this week.
October 23, 2013
Bulldogs lose to No. 22 Creighton
The Butler men’s soccer team dropped their first home contest of the season Wednesday night to No. 22 Creighton by a score of 3-2.
October 22, 2013
Butler Hosts No. 22 Creighton
After a three game road trip in which they finished 1-2, the Butler men’s soccer team finally returns home to face No. 22 Creighton at the Butler Bowl. The BIG EAST match is slated for 7 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
October 19, 2013
Bulldogs Fall At Nationally-Ranked Georgetown
Georgetown, ranked 11th in the nation, unleashed a potent offensive attack and defeated Butler, 4-1, in a BIG EAST men’s soccer match at Shaw Field on Saturday (Oct. 19). It was the second setback in five conference matches for the No. 18 Bulldogs, who fell to 9-4-1 on the year.
October 16, 2013
No. 18 Bulldogs Face No. 11 Georgetown
The No. 18 Butler men’s soccer team has only one game left on the longest road trip of the season.
October 12, 2013
Bulldogs Run Past Campbell At Homecoming
Butler scored on four of its first five possessions in the game and then held off visiting Campbell to post a 35-14 Homecoming victory on Saturday, Oct. 12. It was Butler’s third straight win and lifted the Bulldogs to 5-2 on the season and 3-0 in the Pioneer Football League.
October 12, 2013
Butler Picks Up BIG EAST Road Win
Sophomore Vincent Mitchell and junior Zach Steinberger each scored a goal and the Bulldogs’ defense did the rest to Butler to lead a 2-0 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday, Oct. 12. It was the first BIG EAST road victory for the Bulldogs, who improved to 3-1 in conference play.
October 9, 2013
Bulldogs Fall In Double Overtime
Forward C. Nortey scored a golden goal in the 106th minute to lift host Marquette to a 3-2 victory over Butler in a BIG EAST match on Wednesday (Oct. 9). The setback at Valley Fields was Butler’s first in three conference matches.
October 8, 2013
No. 21 Butler Hits the Road in BIG EAST Play
After playing four of their previous five games at home, the No. 21 Butler men’s soccer team takes to the road for their next three matches in BIG EAST play.
October 5, 2013
No. 16 Butler Beats DePaul in the Rain
The No. 16 Butler men’s soccer team improved to 8-2-1 on the season with a 2-0 victory over DePaul on a rainy Saturday night at the Butler Bowl.
October 4, 2013
No. 16 Butler Hosts DePaul on Saturday
The Butler men’s soccer team moved up to No. 16 in this week’s NSCAA Poll after an undefeated three-game home stand.
October 1, 2013
Bulldogs Drop Non-Conference Match At Evansville
Evansville scored two goals in the final 20 minutes of the match to secure a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over visiting Butler in a non-conference match at Arad McCutchan Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The setback snapped Butler’s three-match winning streak.
September 30, 2013
Goldsmith, Steinberger Honored By BIG EAST
Freshman David Goldsmith and sophomore Zach Steinberger were both honored by the BIG EAST Conference this week.
September 30, 2013
Butler On a Three Match Winning-Streak
Coming off a three game homestand in which the Butler men’s soccer team won all three matches, including a come from behind victory over defending national champion Indiana and a victory over Villanova in their BIG EAST opener, the Bulldogs look ahead to two games this week.
September 28, 2013
Bulldogs Pick up First BIG EAST Victory
The Butler men’s soccer team kicked off BIG EAST play with a 2-1 win over the visiting Villanova Wildcats Saturday night.
September 27, 2013
No. 23 Butler Prepares for BIG EAST Opener vs. Villanova
Butler improved to 2-0 on this homestand and remain undefeated at home on the season after Wednesday night’s astounding 3-2 double-overtime comeback victory over defending national champ Indiana.
September 25, 2013
No. 23 Butler Knocks off Defending National Champ Indiana
Freshman David Goldsmith was the hero once again in Butler’s 3-2 double-overtime comeback victory over Indiana Wednesday night. The game was played before a crowd of more than 5,000 at the Butler Bowl, a record crowd for Butler soccer.
September 24, 2013
Nationally-Ranked Bulldogs Host Indiana, Villanova
The Butler men’s soccer team posted a convincing 3-0 win over Brown on Sunday at the Butler Bowl to remain undefeated at home on the season. The match was the first of three in a row at home for the Bulldogs. Next up is defending national champ Indiana on Wednesday (Sept. 23) at 7:30 p.m.
September 22, 2013
Butler Blanks Brown Bears
The Butler men’s soccer team improved to 5-1-1 on the season with a Sunday afternoon victory over Brown by a score of 3-0. The game was played at the Butler Bowl.
September 18, 2013
Bulldogs Host Brown on Sunday
After a two match road trip, the Butler men’s soccer team returns home this week for a match against Brown on September 22 at 1 p.m.
September 18, 2013
Men's Soccer Highlights vs. Northwestern
Match highlights and post-game thoughts with the men's soccer team.
September 17, 2013
David Goldsmith Earns BIG EAST Honor
Freshman David Goldsmith turned in one of Butler’s best individual performances in recent years, and his effort earned him BIG EAST Rookie of the Week recognition. His award, which was announced by the conference office on Monday (Sept. 16), came one week after teammate Anthony Smith Jr. earned the same honor.
September 15, 2013
Butler Falls To #24 Northwestern
Two goals in the first 31 minutes of the match lifted No. 24 Northwestern to a 2-0 victory over Butler in the final round of the NIU adidas Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 15. The win gave the nationally-ranked Wildcats the tournament crown.
September 13, 2013
Bulldogs Blank Northern Illinois
Freshman Anthony Smith Jr. came up with his second game-winner in five matches to help lead Butler to a 1-0 victory over host Northern Illinois in the first round of the NIU adidas Invitational on Friday, Sept. 13. The tournament win lifted the unbeaten Bulldogs to 4-0-1 on the young season.
September 12, 2013
Bulldogs Head To Northern Illinois Tournament
With wins over then No. 7 Louisville and Houston Baptist in the previous two outings, the Butler men’s soccer team will travel to DeKalb, Ill., this weekend to play in a tournament hosted by Northern Illinois University. The Bulldogs will be matched up against Northern Illinois on Friday, September 13, at 6 p.m., and No. 24 Northwestern on Sunday, September 15, at noon.
September 12, 2013
Zach Steinberger Named Butler Men’s Soccer Captain
Junior Zach Steinberger has been selected as the third team captain for the Butler men’s soccer team. The gifted midfielder joins current team captains Jordan Burt and Brandon Fricke in the team leadership role.
September 10, 2013
Bulldogs Crack Soccer America Top 10
Butler went from not ranked in the national men’s soccer polls to the “Top 10” in this week’s Soccer America Men’s Top 25. The Bulldogs appeared at No. 10 when Soccer America released its rankings for games played through Sept. 8.
September 10, 2013
Men's Soccer Highlights vs. Houston Baptist
Highlights and post-game interviews from the Houston Baptist match with the Butler men's soccer team.
September 9, 2013
Goldsmith’s Hat Trick Leads Bulldogs Past HBU
Freshman David Goldsmith scored three goals in a 4-1 Butler victory over Houston Baptist Monday night at the Butler Bowl.
September 9, 2013
Smith Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week, Holte Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Butler freshman Anthony Smith Jr. was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week this week for his performance against No. 7 Louisville Saturday night.
September 7, 2013
Bulldogs beat No. 7 Louisville
The Butler men’s soccer team snagged a victory at No. 7 Louisville Saturday night by a score of 1-0. The game was played at 7 p.m. at Cardinal Park before a crowd of more than 1,700.
September 3, 2013
Men's Soccer Highlights vs. Western Michigan
Men's soccer highlights and post-game interviews at the home opener vs. Western Michigan.
September 3, 2013
Bulldogs, IUPUI Settle For 2-2 Tie
Butler saw a 2-0 lead slip away in the second half and then battled through two overtime periods before settling for a 2-2 tie in a non-conference match at IUPUI on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The deadlock left the Bulldogs with a 1-0-1 record on the young season.
September 2, 2013
Bulldogs Visit IUPUI, Louisville
Coming off a successful season-opener at home, Butler hits the road for back-to-back contests, beginning with a short trip across town. The Bulldogs will kickoff their September slate with a visit to downtown Indianapolis for a non-conference match against IUPUI on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The contest at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium is scheduled to start at 7 p.m., and will be televised locally on Hometown Sports & News (HTSN).
August 30, 2013
Bulldogs Win Season Opener
The Butler men’s soccer team won the first match of their season 2-1 over the visiting Western Michigan Broncos. The match was played at 7 p.m. on August 30, 2013 at the Butler Bowl.
August 29, 2013
Bulldogs Open 2013 Campaign Against Western Michigan
Butler will open the 2013 men’s soccer campaign on familiar turf when it hosts Western Michigan on Friday, Aug. 30. The season-opener for both teams will start at 7 p.m. (ET) in the Butler Bowl.
August 26, 2013
Men's Soccer Highlights vs. Michigan State
Watch highlights and post-game interviews with the Butler men's soccer team.
August 24, 2013
Bulldogs Tie Big Ten Champs
Butler wrapped up the exhibition portion of its 2013 men’s soccer schedule with another strong outing on Saturday night (Aug. 24). The Bulldogs, coming off a 4-0 exhibition win over Eastern Illinois, battled to a 90-minute, 0-0 deadlock with defending Big Ten champion Michigan State at Pat Patterson Stadium in Kentwood, Mich.
August 23, 2013
Men's Soccer Highlights vs. Eastern Illinois
Watch video highlights and post-game interviews with the Butler men's soccer team.
August 20, 2013
Bulldogs Cruise To Exhibition Win
Freshman David Goldsmith scored two goals and added an assist in a 32-minute span in the first half to help lead Butler to a 4-0 victory over Eastern Illinois in a men’s soccer exhibition match on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The evening contest at the Butler Bowl was the Bulldogs first 2013 test.
August 19, 2013
Bulldogs Host Eastern Illinois In Exhibition Contest
The Butler men’s soccer team will get its first 2013 test against outside competition when it hosts Eastern Illinois in an exhibition match on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The contest will be played in the Butler Bowl at 7 p.m. (ET) and admission is free.
August 14, 2013
Butler Picked Eighth In The BIG EAST
Butler will face an uphill climb in its first men’s soccer season in the BIG EAST, according to conference coaches. The Bulldogs, beginning their first season in the new 10-team conference, were tabbed eighth in the preseason poll of BIG EAST coaches.
August 14, 2013
Butler Adds Five Men’s Soccer Recruits
Butler men’s soccer coach Paul Snape finalized his 2013 roster with the addition of five new players. The third-year Butler coach added a trio of transfers, plus two more freshmen to complete his 25-player squad.
August 12, 2013
Butler Players Earn Top Summer Soccer Honors
Butler juniors Brandon Fricke and Zach Steinberger have been honored for their performance this summer in the PDL, the top developmental men’s soccer league in North America. Fricke was on of just 11 players named to the 2013 PDL All-League Team, chosen from the league’s 64 teams and more than 1,200 players, and he was joined by Steinberger on the 2013 PDL Central Conference All-Conference Team.
June 19, 2013
Butler Men’s Soccer Faces Challenging 2013 Schedule
The Butler men’s soccer team will be challenged early and often by a 2013 schedule that features a new conference, five first-time foes and a significant portion of last year’s NCAA Tournament field. The Bulldogs will play 18 regular season matches and two exhibition contests during the upcoming slate.