2008 Men's Soccer News

  • Klukowski Named USL Player of the Week
    June 01, 2009
    Klukowski Named USL Player of the Week Former Blue Devil standout Yan Klukowski was named Player of the Week for the United Soccer Leagues Second Division for his play against Wilmington. Competing as a member of the Western Massachusetts Pioneers, Klukowski scored one goal and assisted on another to defeat the Hammerheads 2-1 and record the team's first win of the season.
  • Tyrie, Klukowski Sign With Western Mass. Pioneers
    April 14, 2009
    Tyrie, Klukowski Sign With Western Mass. Pioneers David Tyrie and Yan Klukowski have signed with the Western Massachusetts Pioneers, announced today by Central Connecticut head coach Shaun Green. The Pioneers are a professional club playing in the United Soccer Leagues. Both players recently finished their careers at CCSU this fall and were integral pieces of the Blue Devils' first ever Northeast Conference Championship in 2007.
  • Klukowski and Tyrie Selected to Play in NEISL Senior All-Star Game
    March 18, 2009
    Klukowski and Tyrie Selected to Play in NEISL Senior All-Star Game Senior captains Yan Klukowski and David Tyrie were selected to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League Senior All-Star Game. Both four year starters, Klukowski and Tyrie will join 14 other Division I players chosen to play in the match. The game features players from all NCAA Divisions and will be played at Clark University in Worcester, MA on Saturday May 2 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Klukowski, Tyrie and Cavener Earn All-Region Honors
    December 11, 2008
    Klukowski, Tyrie and Cavener Earn All-Region Honors The National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Adidas recognized three Central Connecticut soccer players with All-North Atlantic Region honors. Senior captains Yan Klukowski and David Tyrie received NSCAA/Adidas First Team accolades, while sophomore Robert Cavener was awarded with a third team selection.
  • Klukowski Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
    November 19, 2008
    Klukowski Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Yan Klukowski became the sixth Blue Devil to be named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Team on Wednesday, as released by CoSIDA. The senior captain received third team honors for his performance on and off the field this season. Klukowski is a physical education major at Central Connecticut and led the Blue Devils to a Northeast Conference Championship and the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2007.
  • Central Connecticut Places Three on All-NEC Men's Soccer Teams
    November 14, 2008
    Central Connecticut Places Three on All-NEC Men's Soccer Teams Senior captains Yan Klukowski and David Tyrie received All-Northeast Conference First Team honors, while sophomore Robert Cavener was selected to the All-NEC Second Team. Klukowski and Tyrie have received all-conference honors in each of their four years at CCSU. Cavener, on the other hand, received his first All-NEC award after a stellar sophomore season. The awards were presented Thursday evening at the conference's banquet. On the eve of the NEC Tournament, the reception was held at tourny host Monmouth University.
  • Guimaraes Scores In Overtime Loss To Monmouth
    November 09, 2008
    Guimaraes Scores In Overtime Loss To Monmouth Raphael Guimaraes scored the lone goal for the Central Connecticut men's soccer team as they fell to NEC leading Monmouth, 2-1, on Senior Day in New Britain. Seniors Yan Klukowski, David Tyrie, Ben Howe and Nick Soares were honored before their final regular season game on the CCSU Soccer Field.
  • Floyd and Diop Score In 3-1 Blue Devil Victory
    November 07, 2008
    Floyd and Diop Score In 3-1 Blue Devil Victory Juniors Eddie Floyd and Hadji Diop scored goals and the Central Connecticut (9-6-2, 3-4-1) men's soccer team came from behind to defeat Mount St. Mary's (9-8-0, 5-3-0), 3-1, on Friday afternoon at the CCSU Soccer Field. Diop scored the game-winner off an assist from sophomore Connor Smith. The score marked the first for Diop as a Blue Devil.
  • Tyrie Scores Game-Winner, CCSU Defeats Robert Morris, 1-0
    November 02, 2008
    Tyrie Scores Game-Winner, CCSU Defeats Robert Morris, 1-0 Senior captain David Tyrie, normally a central defender for the Blue Devils, was moved up front in the second half to provide an offensive spark and that he did, leading the Central Connecticut (8-6-2, 2-4-1) men's soccer team past Robert Morris (2-13-3, 0-6-2)on Sunday, 1-0. CCSU has now won two in a row and will be hosting Mount St. Mary's on November 7th and Monmouth on November 9th in their final two regular season games of the year.
  • Blue Devils Defeat St. Francis (PA) on Cavener's Game-Winner
    October 31, 2008
    Blue Devils Defeat St. Francis (PA) on Cavener's Game-Winner Sophomore Robert Cavener scored his second goal of the season to lift the Central Connecticut men's soccer team (7-6-2, 1-4-1) past St. Francis (PA) (4-10-2, 1-5-1) in a 1-0 game in Loretto, PA. The midfielder put in a header off of a cross from junior Hadji Diop only seven minutes into the game. The Blue Devils stayed tight defensively, only giving up eight shots to the Red Flash, and went on to win 1-0.
  • Klukowski Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 First Team
    October 30, 2008
    Klukowski Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 First Team Senior captain Yan Klukowski was awarded for his work on and off the field, receiving ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 honors. Klukowski earned a first team spot for his accomplishments this year. The Wiltshire, England native is a physical education major and will now be placed on the National Ballot for consideration for Academic All-American.
  • Klukowski Scores Team-Best Eighth Goal, CCSU Falls to Quinnipiac, 3-1
    October 26, 2008
    Klukowski Scores Team-Best Eighth Goal, CCSU Falls to Quinnipiac, 3-1 The Central Connecticut men's soccer team (6-6-2) lost to Quinnipiac (8-4-2, 3-2-0), 3-1, and fell to 0-4-1 in Northeast Conference play on the road Sunday afternoon. Senior captain Yan Klukowski continued his high scoring season, tallying his eighth goal of the year. He now has 21 points.
  • Blue Devils Play to 1-1 Tie With NEC Foe FDU
    October 19, 2008
    Blue Devils Play to 1-1 Tie With NEC Foe FDU The Central Connecticut men's soccer team (6-5-2, 0-3-1) recorded its first point in NEC play Sunday afternoon, playing to a 1-1 tie against Fairleigh Dickinson (7-3-2, 2-0-1) at the CCSU Soccer Field. Junior Eddie Floyd scored the first goal of his career in the second half for the Blue Devils.
  • Blue Devils Strike First, But Fall to Sacred Heart at Home
    October 17, 2008
    Blue Devils Strike First, But Fall to Sacred Heart at Home The Central Connecticut men's soccer team scored the first goal, but Sacred Heart University countered with two of their own to defeat the Blue Devils, 2-1, on Friday afternoon at the CCSU Soccer Field. Junior Raphael Guimaraes scored the lone goal for Central off an assist from fellow junior Eddie Floyd.
  • Blue Devils Slip to 0-2 in NEC With Loss to Long Island
    October 12, 2008
    Blue Devils Slip to 0-2 in NEC With Loss to Long Island The Central Connecticut men's soccer team slipped to 0-2 in NEC play, losing to Long Island 2-1 in overtime. Senior captain Yan Klukowski tied the game at one late in the first half, but the Blackbirds' Mohammad Mashriqi scored the game winner on Sunday afternoon in New Britain, CT.
  • Men's Soccer Falls to St. Francis (NY), 2-1
    October 10, 2008
    Men's Soccer Falls to St. Francis (NY), 2-1 The Central Connecticut men's soccer team fell to St. Francis (NY), 2-1, in their first Northeast Conference game on Friday at the Aviator Complex in Brooklyn Heights, NY. Senior captain David Tyrie scored the goal that tied the game in the second half, but St. Francis sophomore John Sallhag notched the game-winner in the last minute of play.
  • Brown's Hat Trick Lifts CCSU Past Bryant
    October 01, 2008
    Brown's Hat Trick Lifts CCSU Past Bryant Sophomore Christopher Brown scored three goals and senior captain Yan Klukowski added one goal and two assists to lead the Central Connecticut men's soccer team past Bryant University on Wednesday afternoon at the CCSU Soccer Field. Junior forward Raphael Guimaraes also scored his second goal of the season in the 5-0 victory over the Bulldogs.
  • Tyrie Scores Twice In Blue Devils' Comeback Victory
    September 28, 2008
    Tyrie Scores Twice In Blue Devils' Comeback Victory Senior captain David Tyrie scored twice, while fellow senior captain Yan Klukowski tallied a goal and an assist to lead the Central Connecticut men's soccer team to a victory over Siena on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils rallied from a 2-0 deficit early in the second half to defeat the Saints on a game winning header by Tyrie in the first overtime period.
  • Men's Soccer Home Game Postponed
    September 26, 2008
    Men's Soccer Home Game Postponed The Central Connecticut men's soccer home contest against Siena has been postponed due to poor weather conditions. The game will now be played on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart University. Next week the Blue Devils are scheduled to host Bryant on October 1for a 3:30 p.m. match. CCSU is currently 4-2-1, while Siena has a record of 1-4-1.
  • CCSU Falls to 4-2-1 After Virginia Loss
    September 23, 2008
    CCSU Falls to 4-2-1 After Virginia Loss The Central Connecticut men's soccer team fell to the University of Virginia by a score of 4-0 on Tuesday. The Blue Devils are now 4-2-1 and will be hosting Siena on Saturday September 27 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Klukowski Claims Second Player of the Week Honor
    September 22, 2008
    Klukowski Claims Second Player of the Week Honor Senior captain Yan Klukowski was tabbed Brine/NEC Player of the Week for his performances in CCSU's victories over Marist and Manhattan. The midfielder has been named Player of the Week in two out of the first three weeks of play for the Blue Devils.
  • Klukowski Leads Blue Devils Past Manhattan
    September 20, 2008
    Klukowski Leads Blue Devils Past Manhattan The Central Connecticut men's soccer team defeated Manhattan on senior captain Yan Klukowski's game winning goal in the 30th minute off of an assist from sophomore Connor Smith. The Blue Devils are now 4-1-1 this season and have won two in a row.
  • Christopher Brown Lifts Blue Devils Past Marist
    September 17, 2008
    Christopher Brown Lifts Blue Devils Past Marist Sophomore Christopher Brown scored the game-winning goal and assisted on another to lift the Central Connecticut men's soccer team past Marist, 3-1. Senior captain David Tyrie and junior Raphael Guimaraes also scored goals for the 3-1-1 Blue Devils.
  • Blue Devils Fall to Vermont in Men's Soccer
    September 12, 2008
    Blue Devils Fall to Vermont in Men's Soccer The Central Connecticut men's soccer team falls to 2-1-1 on the season after losing a 2-0 game against Vermont Friday afternoon. The Blue Devils will continue their season on Wednesday September 17 as they host Marist at 4:00 p.m.
  • mediaCENTRAL Subscribers Can Watch Tonight's Men's Soccer Game at Hartford Live on the Web
    September 09, 2008
    mediaCENTRAL Subscribers Can Watch Tonight's Men's Soccer Game at Hartford Live on the Web If you are a subscriber to mediaCENTRAL you can watch all of the action from tonight's men's soccer game at Hartford right here at CCSUBlueDevils.com. Hartford will be producing the video and it has been made available to all mediaCENTRAL subscribers through our website. Action tonight begins at 7 p.m. If you are not a subscriber it is not too late to sign up, just click on the mediaCENTRAL link on the top right of every page and sign up.
  • Blue Devils Play to 1-1 Draw With Hartford
    September 09, 2008
    Blue Devils Play to 1-1 Draw With Hartford The Central Connecticut men's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie with Hartford after losing senior captain Yan Klukowski to a red card with 28 minutes left in the second half. Sophomore Christopher Brown scored the lone goal for the Blue Devils.
  • Pair of Weekly Honors For Hermann Trophy Nominee Yan Klukowski
    September 08, 2008
    Pair of Weekly Honors For Hermann Trophy Nominee Yan Klukowski Senior captain Yan Klukowski was named the NEC Player of the Week for the first time since his freshman season and received College Soccer News National Team of the Week honors for his outstanding play over the past week. The midfielder recorded his first career hat trick against St. Bonaventure on Friday and the Blue Devils went 2-0 to start the season.
  • Klukowski's Hat Trick Lifts Blue Devils Past St. Bonaventure
    September 05, 2008
    Klukowski's Hat Trick Lifts Blue Devils Past St. Bonaventure Senior captain Yan Klukowski scored three goals in the second half and sophomore Christopher Brown added another to lift the Central Connecticut men's soccer team past St. Bonaventure, 4-0. The Blue Devils are now 10-1-1 in their last 12 games, dating back to October 21 of last season.
  • Cavener Scores Game Winner, Blue Devils Top Holy Cross
    September 02, 2008
    Cavener Scores Game Winner, Blue Devils Top Holy Cross Sophomore Robert Cavener scored the game winning goal in the 79th minute of play to propel CCSU past Holy Cross 1-0 in Tuesday night men's soccer action. The Blue Devils are now 1-0 and will next host St. Bonaventure on Friday September 5 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Men's Soccer Ranked 25th in the Country by Soccer America
    August 26, 2008
    Men's Soccer Ranked 25th in the Country by Soccer America The Central Connecticut men's soccer team was selected 25th in Soccer America's Preseason National Rankings, released today. After a spectacular season, ending in the Sweet 16 of last year's NCAA Tournament, the Blue Devils are poised to make another run in 2008. Defending National Champion Wake Forest, with a record of 22-2-2 in 2007, was picked to defend their crown.
  • Yan Klukowski and David Tyrie Named to Hermann Trophy Watch List
    August 19, 2008
    Yan Klukowski and David Tyrie Named to Hermann Trophy Watch List Central Connecticut teammates Yan Klukowski and David Tyrie have been named to the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List. The list, which is comprised of 48 Division I players and was released on Tuesday, is considered the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer. Klukowski and Tyrie are one of only seven pairs of teammates on the list and two of three Northeast Conference players listed.
  • Defending NEC Champion Blue Devils Picked to Finish Second in Preseason Poll
    August 14, 2008
    Defending NEC Champion Blue Devils Picked to Finish Second in Preseason Poll Released today, the Northeast Conference Preseason coaches' poll picked Central Connecticut men's soccer to finish second. The defending NEC champion Blue Devils received three first place votes, but it is three-time defending regular season champion Monmouth that is tabbed as the team to beat in 2008.
  • Green Announces Full Incoming Class for 2008 Season
    July 31, 2008
    Green Announces Full Incoming Class for 2008 Season Central Connecticut men's soccer head coach Shaun Green finalized his recruiting class for the 2008 season. Highlighted by Hadji Diop, Aaron Durr, Shane Edgley, Raphael Guimaraes, Mersad Serhanic and Eduardo Alejandro Davila Ortiz, the 23-year veteran, who is coming off his best season at the helm of the Blue Devils, will welcome 15 new players to camp this fall. The Blue Devils, who won their first Northeast Conference Championship and the first-ever NCAA Division I Tournament game by a CCSU men's program en route to a Sweet 16 appearance, will report on Tuesday, Aug. 19 and open the season at Holy Cross on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Jones Helps Lead U.S. to Fourth Place Finish at First Ever World Deaf Football Championships
    July 15, 2008
    Jones Helps Lead U.S. to Fourth Place Finish at First Ever World Deaf Football Championships Central Connecticut junior goalkeeper Chris Jones helped lead the United States to a fourth place finish at the first-ever World Deaf Football Championships, which were held in Patras, Greece from July 2-12. Jones went 3-3 in goal, recording one shutout and a shootout win while playing every minute for the U.S.
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