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.

Sincerely,
Nick Roberts
Head Men's Soccer Coach, Urbana University
579 College Way
Urbana, OH 43078
nroberts@urbana.edu
Office Phone: (937) 772-9325
Twitter: @UUMensSoccer
Skype: urbanasoccer

Fitzpatrick Headlines 5 UU All-MEC Selections

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 Month

Nov. 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 Week

Nov. 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

Men's Soccer Ends Season with 2-2 Tie at OCU

Nov. 1st, 2014

The Urbana University men’s soccer team put the finishing touches on their 2014 campaign on the road at Oakland City University on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Knights and Mighty Oaks ended their frigid non-conference affair in a 2-2 draw after 20 extra minutes couldn’t decide a winner. OCU upended Urbana 2-0 in the 2013 regular season finale at UU Stadium last fall.

Urbana scored the first two goals on Saturday. Lewis Dunne assisted Callum Kerswell-Reid in the 4th minute on a perfect cross to the far post that Kerswell-Reid banged home from 6 yards out. Just 14 minutes later, Dunne was at it again, assisting Ebeneezer Agyeman with a through ball that Agyeman had to chip in from 12 yards out. Read More

Men's Soccer Upsets #17 NDC in Home Finale

Oct. 29th, 2014

On a crisp and windy autumn afternoon at Urbana University Stadium, the Blue Knight men’s soccer team won their home finale by upsetting the #17 team in the nation, Notre Dame College. Sophomore Ben Fitzpatrick scored twice to propel the Blue Knights to a 2-0 victory, their second over a nationally ranked opponent in the past 11 days. The 17th ranked Falcons handed Urbana a 4-0 loss back on the first day of October. Five of Urbana’s losses this season have come to nationally ranked opponents, but the Blue Knights have also bagged a pair of wins against teams in the national rankings.

Wednesday’s contest opened with a Fitzpatrick goal in the 33rd minute. Sporting a club-like cast on one hand and a mask to protect a freshly broken nose, Fitzpatrick’s fortune finally changed as he found himself in the right place at the right time. Read More