2011 Olivet College Men's Soccer News

March 19, 2012
Olivet College assistant coach Tom Oatley helps Milwaukee Wave win MISL title
Olivet College assistant men’s soccer coach Tom Oatley helped the Milwaukee Wave win its second straight Major Indoor Soccer League title.

February 21, 2012
Olivet College men's soccer team celebrates 2011 season
The Olivet College men’s soccer team celebrated a successful 2011 season as well as the departure of two student-athletes with an awards banquet Feb. 12 at Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub in Marshall.

January 23, 2012
Olivet College’s Ross earns promotion
Olivet College Head Men’s Soccer Coach Chad Wiseman has announced the promotion of Assistant Coach Josh Ross. In addition to his coaching duties, Ross will now serve as the recruiting coordinator and camp director for the program.

December 20, 2011
Olivet College’s Dehen earns NSCAA Scholar All-American honors
Olivet College junior defender Cole Dehen has been named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Division Scholar All-North/Central team. He is a second-team selection.

November 8, 2011
Three Olivet College men’s soccer players earn 2011 second-team All-MIAA honors
Three Olivet College men’s soccer players, Cole Dehen, Fred Smyser and Adam Wright have earned 2011 All-MIAA second-team honors.

November 7, 2011
Lang and Smyser earn MIAA Player of the Week honors
Olivet College freshman goalkeeper Alex Lang and sophomore midfielder Fred Smyser have earned MIAA Player of the Week honors for men’s soccer. Lang is the Co-Defensive Player of the Week, while Smyser is the Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

November 5, 2011
Men’s soccer team plays at Hope in MIAA Tournament championship game
The Olivet College men’s soccer team will play Hope College in the championship game of the 2011 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Tournament Saturday, Nov. 5 at Van Andel Stadium in Holland. Game time is 2:30 p.m.

November 5, 2011
Men's soccer team loses to Hope, 4-1, in MIAA Tournament championship game
The Olivet College men’s soccer team ended its season with a tough 4-1 loss to Hope College in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Tournament championship game today at Van Andel Stadium in Holland.

November 4, 2011
Men’s soccer team travels to play Calvin in semifinals of MIAA Tournament
The Olivet College men’s soccer team travels to play Calvin College in the semifinals of the 2011 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Tournament Friday at Zuidema Field in Grand Rapids. Game time is 3 p.m.

November 4, 2011
Men's soccer team beats Calvin, 1-0, to advance to MIAA Tournament championship game
The Olivet College men's soccer team beat Calvin College, 1-0, in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament semifinals this afternoon at Zuidema Field in Grand Rapids. With the win, Olivet advances to play at Hope College in the tournament championship tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

November 2, 2011
Men’s soccer team beats Adrian, 1-0, for school record 13th win
The Olivet College men’s soccer team defeated Adrian College, 1-0, in its final regular season MIAA match today at the Cutler Athletic Complex. With the win, the Comets improve their overall record to 13-6-1 and MIAA record to 9-5. The 13 wins break the single-season school record.

November 2, 2011
Pairings announced for MIAA Men's Soccer Tournament
Pairings have been announced for the 2011 MIAA Men's Soccer Tournament

October 29, 2011
Men’s soccer team beats Calvin, 1-0, clinches MIAA Tournament berth
The Olivet College men’s soccer team defeated Calvin College, 1-0, today at Zuidema Field in Grand Rapids. With the win, the Comets clinch a berth in the first-ever MIAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The seeding for the tournament will be announced at the conclusion of the final regular season games next Wednesday, Nov. 2.

October 26, 2011
Men’s soccer team loses to Trine, 4-0
The Olivet College men’s soccer team slipped into fourth-place in the MIAA standings with a 4-0 loss to Trine (Ind.) University this afternoon at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet. With the loss, the Comets have a 7-5 MIAA record, while the Thunder improve their MIAA record to 7-4-1.

October 22, 2011
Men’s soccer team blanked by Hope, 3-0
The Olivet College men's soccer team fell to Hope College, 3-0, tonight under the lights at Van Andel Soccer Stadium in Holland. With the win, Hope moves up to second-place in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) standings with a 7-3-1 record (22 points). Olivet slips to third-place with a 7-4 record (21 points).

October 19, 2011
Men’s soccer team defeats Alma, 1-0, for 11th shutout of 2011
The Olivet College men’s soccer team defeated Alma College, 1-0, today in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) contest on the artificial surface at Olivet High School. With the win, the Comets improve their overall record 11-4-1 and moves into second-place in the MIAA standings with a 7-3 mark. In addition, the shutout is Olivet’s 11th of the season, including 10 of its 11 wins.

October 15, 2011
Men’s soccer team loses to Albion, 3-1
The Olivet College men’s soccer team fell to MIAA rival Albion College, 3-1, today at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet.

October 11, 2011
Men’s soccer team slips to No. 7 in regional rankings
The Olivet College men’s soccer team slipped into a tie for No. 7 in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America Central Region poll.

October 11, 2011
Men’s soccer team shuts out Kalamazoo, 2-0
The Olivet College men’s soccer team won its tenth game by shutout this season with a 2-0 win over Kalamazoo College today at the Kalamazoo Soccer Complex in Kalamazoo. With the win, the Comets improve to 10-3-1, including a 6-2 mark against MIAA opponents. In addition, Olivet has reached double figures in wins for the fourth straight season.

October 8, 2011
Men’s soccer team comes up short against Adrian, 2-1
The Olivet College men’s soccer team closed the first half of its MIAA schedule with a tough 2-1 loss against Adrian College today at Performance Stadium in Adrian.

October 5, 2011
Men’s soccer team loses to Calvin, 3-0
In a battle for first-place in the MIAA standings, the Olivet College men’s soccer team fell to Calvin College, 3-0, today at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet. With the loss, the Comets drop into a tie with the Knights for first-place with 5-1 records. In addition, Olivet entered the game ranked No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Central Region poll, while Calvin was No. 5.

October 3, 2011
Wright named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer
Olivet College sophomore Adam Wright (South End, England/Walled Lake Western) has been named the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week for men’s soccer.

October 1, 2011
Men’s soccer team beats Trine 1-0 for ninth shutout of 2011
The Olivet College men’s soccer team shutout Trine (Ind.) University, 1-0, tonight under the lights at the Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium in Angola, Ind. With the win, Olivet records its NCAA Division III leading ninth shutout of the season and continues to sit on top of the MIAA standings with a perfect 5-0-0 record.

September 27, 2011
Piotrowski scores game-winning goal in 2-1 overtime win over Hope
In a battle of regionally-ranked teams, Olivet College sophomore Zach Piotrowski scored the game-winning goal, as the Comet men's soccer team rallied to beat Hope, 2-1, today at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet. The two teams entered the game tied for sixth in the NSCAA Central Region rankings.

September 24, 2011
Men’s soccer team improves to 7-1-1 with 1-0 win at Alma
The Olivet College men’s soccer team posted its eighth shutout of the season, including seventh in a row, with a 1-0 win over Alma College today at Scotland Yard in Alma. With the win, the Comets have recorded 673 consecutive scoreless minutes of soccer in the stretch.

September 21, 2011
Men’s soccer team extends shutout streak with 3-0 win at Albion
The Olivet College men’s soccer team extended its shutout streak with a 3-0 win over MIAA rival Albion College today at Alumni Field in Albion. With the win, the Comets have not allowed a goal in 583 minutes, 3 seconds of game time.

September 17, 2011
Men’s soccer team blows away Bluffton, 7-0
The Olivet College men’s soccer team improved to 5-1-1 on the season with a 7-0 win over Bluffton (Ohio) University today at the Sears Complex in Bluffton, Ohio. With the shutout, the Comets have not allowed a goal in 493 minutes, 3 seconds of game time.

September 16, 2011
Men’s soccer team battles to 0-0 draw at Manchester
The Olivet College men’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 double overtime scoreless draw this afternoon at Manchester (Ind.) College. With the tie, the Comets have not allowed a goal in 5-of-6 games played this season.

September 13, 2011
Men’s soccer team opens MIAA play with 1-0 win over Kalamazoo
The Olivet College men’s soccer team opened Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play with a 1-0 win over Kalamazoo College this afternoon at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet. The Comets improve their overall record to 4-1, with all four wins being by shutout.

September 12, 2011
Dehen earns MIAA Defensive Player of the Week honors
Olivet College junior Cole Dehen has earned Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week honors for men’s soccer.

September 10, 2011
Men’s soccer team blanks Rochester, 2-0
The Olivet College men’s soccer team blanked non-conference rival Rochester College, 2-0, today at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet.

September 8, 2011
Smyser scores goal in 1-0 win over Spring Arbor
The Olivet College men’s soccer team defeated Spring Arbor University, 1-0, in its home-opener today at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet.

September 6, 2011
Men’s soccer team blanked by Elmhurst, 2-0
The Olivet College men’s soccer team was shutout by Elmhurst (Ill.) College, 2-0, tonight at Langhorst Field in Elmhurst, Illinois.

September 5, 2011
Wilson named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week
Freshman forward Jared Wilson has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week for men’s soccer.

September 1, 2011
Men’s soccer beats Anderson, 4-0, in season-opener
Behind two goals and two assists by freshman Jared Wilson and two goals by freshman Esteban Russell, the men’s soccer team defeated Anderson (Ind.) University today in its season-opener at the AU Soccer Complex in Anderson.

August 29, 2011
2011 Men's Soccer Preview
With the return of 12 letterwinners and the addition of 19 new players to the roster, the Olivet College men’s soccer team has aspirations of winning its first-ever Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Championship in 2011.

August 18, 2011
Men’s soccer picked third in first-ever MIAA preseason poll
The men’s soccer team was picked third in the first-ever Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association preseason poll, announced today by the league publicist.

August 12, 2011
Men's soccer team to play Red & White exhibition Sunday, Aug. 28
The men's soccer program will host its pre-season Red & White game on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Olivet Soccer Field.

August 1, 2011
Wright helps Canton Celtic U20 Team to National Title
Olivet College sophomore men’s soccer player Adam Wright helped the Canton Celtic U20 team to the USASA U20 National Championship earlier this month.

July 29, 2011
Wiseman adds five more recruits to complete the 2011 class
Olivet College Head Men's Soccer Coach Chad Wiseman announced the addition of five more players for the 2011 season. Three will be incoming freshmen and two are transfers, who have three years of eligibility left.

May 10, 2011
Wiseman announces 2011 men’s soccer recruiting class
Olivet College Head Men's Soccer Coach Chad Wiseman recently announced 13 student-athletes have committed to play for the Comets beginning in the fall of 2011.