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) 484-1291
4 Men's Soccer Players Earn All-Region Honors
The Urbana University men's soccer team landed a program-best 4 players on the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Team. Freshman midfielder Ben Fitzpatrick (Hilliard, Ohio) and freshman goalkeeper Nathan Jones (Flintshire, Wales) each earned Second Team honors, while junior forward Tyler Wason (Mississauga, Canada) and senior forward Yves Nzwanga (Columbus, Ohio) each picked up Third Team honors.
These awards were nominated and voted upon by the region’s head coaches. Wason is a 2-time honoree after earning Second Team All-Midwest honors in 2012. Urbana finished the 2013 season with a 7-7-4 mark, finishing third in the inaugural season of the Mountain East Conference. Six of Urbana's seven losses came to nationally ranked opponents, and five of those losses were by a single goal. The Blue Knights climbed as high as 6th in the Atlantic Region rankings during the year. Read More
Men's Soccer to Host Holiday CampNov. 19th, 2013
Urbana University Head Men's Soccer Coach Nick Roberts announced the addition of another youth soccer camp to be hosted by UU over the holiday break. The camp is for interested soccer players aged 7-14 years old. It will run for three days over the holiday break, including Friday, December 27th, Saturday, December 28th and Sunday December 29th. Players aged 7-10 will participate in a 3-hour camp each day from 9 a.m. to noon. Players aged 11-14 will participate in the afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for the camp is $65 per player and includes a camp T-shirt. For more information, as well as a registration form click to read more. Read More
2013 Men's Soccer RecapNov. 12th, 2013
The Blue Knights completed a .500 season in 2013, starting a young team for most of the season. When it was all said and done, the Blue Knights had a strong showing in the new Mountain East Conference, finishing 3rd with a credible 6-3-3 record.
"Our team this year was resilient, tough, and despite starting a young squad, we played and competed against the best teams in the region,” said Head Coach Nick Roberts.
The team conceded an all-time low 20 goals over the course of the season. "Defensively, we were outstanding. Maybe we needed a few more goals at the other end, but overall we were very good with our team play. With this group being so young, I am very excited for the next few years," added Roberts. Read More
Men's Soccer Eliminated in MEC SemifinalsNov. 7th, 2013
The Urbana University men's soccer team saw its bid for back-to-back conference championships erased on Thursday night. Under the lights on a neutral field at Fairmont State University, the Golden Eagles from the University of Charleston eliminated the Blue Knights with a 2-0 decision in the Mountain East Conference semifinals.
Urbana ends its season with a 7-7-4 mark after dropping each of the last three decisions. Six of the Blue Knights' seven losses came to nationally ranked squads. Five of those losses were by a single goal. Read More
7 Blue Knights Named All-ConferenceNov. 6th, 2013
The Mountain East Conference released its 2013 All-Conference selections on Wednesday. The Urbana University men's soccer team had 7 players named All-Conference for the second consecutive year. Only regular season champ Notre Dame College (8) had more players honored.
Ben Fitzpatrick landed three accolades after his fantastic freshman season. The collegiate rookie was named the MEC's Freshman of the Year, as well as Second Team All-MEC and he was named to the All-Freshman Team. Blue Knight First Teamers included Nathan Jones and Tyler Wason. Second Teamers included Aaron Burt, Ed Willoughby and Yves Nzwanga. Ashton Winkler earned Honorable Mention, and Jones joined Fitzpatrick on the All-Freshmen Team. Read More