Blue Knight Men's Soccer
Welcome to the Urbana University Men's Soccer Webpage,
The Urbana University men’s soccer team finished 2013 with an overall record of 7-7-4, including a conference mark of 6-3-3 (MEC). On the back of our 2012 G-MAC Conference Championship, the team finished a credible 3rd in the new and challenging Mountain East Conference. Despite fielding a young team in 2013, our players showed great promise for the future, as we landed 4 players on the NSCAA All-Region team and a number of MEC Conference awards including Goalkeeper of the Year (freshman) Nathan Jones, and freshman of the year, Ben Fitzpatrick. Back in 2012, we finished with a 10-7-1 record and captured the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship, the first conference title in school history.
We have a beautiful school with a wide array of academic programs. Urbana University is nestled in the Ohio countryside, but it is within a 45-minute drive of Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. We have a small school environment with an average teaching ratio of 16 students to 1 professor. Our facilities are excellent with an all-weather stadium and grass practice fields. We have locker rooms, a swimming pool and a gymnasium on campus, all within walking distance of all our residence halls.
We seek players who are serious about playing and competing at this level. The same applies to our diligence in the classroom. We seek diligent student-athletes who are committed to helping us maintain our high level of success in the classroom.
Head Men's Soccer Coach, Urbana University
579 College Way
Urbana, OH 43078
Office Phone: (937) 772-9325
Fitzpatrick, Burt Earn All-Region Nods
Two Urbana University men's soccer players landed on the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Team. Sophomore midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick (Hilliard, Ohio) earned Second Team honors for the second straight season.
Junior defender Aaron Burt (Mundford, England) picked up his first career All-Region honor after making the Third Team. Burt is a 3-time All-Conference selection. He has started all 53 games in the back row during his career at UU. He notched his second career goal this fall. Burt won Conference Freshman of the Year honors in 2012. Fitzpatrick followed Burt and won Conference Freshman of the Year in 2013. Read More
Fitzpatrick Named 2nd Team All-RegionNov. 24th, 2014
Charleston junior back Conor Branson, who helped the Golden Eagles to the Atlantic Region championship and a spot in the NCAA Division II Final Four, was named the region’s Player of the Year on the 2014 Daktronics All-Atlantic Region men’s soccer team released Monday.
Urbana’s Ben Fitzpatrick was named to the Region's Second Team in the midfield. Two weeks ago, Fitzpatrick also earned First Team All-MEC honors after his sophomore campaign. Fitzpatrick was the 2013 MEC Freshman of the Year as well as a 2nd Team All-MEC and 2nd Team All-Region (NSCAA) selection. Playing through a broken hand and a broken nose this season, Fitzpatrick finished with 4 goals, including 2 game-winners, while leading the squad in shots. His 2 goals against #17 Notre Dame College were the only 2 goals of the game in UU's biggest win of the season. He was named MEC Offensive Player of the Week for his effort in the win. Read More
Fitzpatrick Headlines 5 UU All-MEC SelectionsNov. 5th, 2014
The University of Charleston, the 2014 Mountain East Conference regular season champions and the No. 1 team in the country, claimed top individual honors and placed seven on the All-MEC first team, the league announced on Wednesday. Augusto Maciel is the league's Offensive Player of the Year, Conor Branson is the Defensive Player of the Year, Will Roberts is the Freshman of the Year and Chris Grassie is the Coach of the Year.
Urbana's lone First Team representative was sophomore midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick (pictured top left). Fitzpatrick was the 2013 MEC Freshman of the Year as well as a Second Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region selection. Playing through a couple of separate injuries and broken bones this season, Fitzpatrick finished with 4 goals while leading the squad in shots. The Blue Knights landed 1 player on Second Team (Aaron Burt), 2 on Honorable Mention (Ashton Winkler and Callum Kerswell-Reid) and 1 on the All-Freshman squad (Ebeneezer Agyeman). Read More
SAAC Names Hendricks, Fitzpatrick October Scholar Athletes of the MonthNov. 4th, 2014
Volleyball player Mary Hendricks (Urbana, Ohio/Urbana HS) and men’s soccer player Ben Fitzpatrick (Hilliard, Ohio//Bradley HS) have been named the October Scholar Athletes of the Month by Urbana University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Scholar Athletes of the Month will be awarded from September to May by Urbana University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The Scholar Athletes of the Month are selected and voted on by each member of the SAAC. In order to qualify to be nominated for the award, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in the classroom. Nominees also must have made the Dean’s List in the previous semester with a minimum GPA of 3.60 for the semester. Winners must be in-season, and they must have made a significant athletic contribution during the month of their selection. Read More
Fitzpatrick, Jones Named MEC Players of the WeekNov. 3th, 2014
Urbana's Ben Fitzpatrick is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, and teammate Nathan Jones is the league's Defensive Player of the Week. The duo played key roles in Urbana's 2-0 upset of No. 17 Notre Dame College on Wednesday.
Fitzpatrick, a sophomore from Hilliard, Ohio, sported a cast on one arm and a face mask to protect a broken nose, but he still found a way to score the only 2 goals of the contest. Jones, a sophomore from Flintshire, Wales, recorded his fourth shutout of the season in Urbana's 2-0 win over No. 17 Notre Dame. Jones now has 10 shutouts for his career, establishing a school record. Read More