Men’s Soccer

New men’s soccer head coach Andrew Bordelon looks to take program to “new heights”

For the first time in 27 years, the Washington University men’s soccer program has a new head coach. Months after Joe Clarke announced his retirement in late November after nearly three decades at the helm, WashU Athletics announced Andrew Bordelon as his successor and the seventh head coach in the program’s history in a statement on March 7. 

| Managing Sports Editor

Joe Clarke retires after 27 years as men’s soccer head coach

The Saint Louis native, who played 7 years of professional soccer against the likes of Pele in the North American League (NASL), came to WashU after leading the Saint Louis University men’s soccer program for 14 years.

| Managing Sports Editor

Men’s soccer loses to No. 21 Chicago to close out the season

This past Saturday, the Washington University men’s soccer team (7-8-1) went head-to-head with the University of Chicago Maroons (9-2-5) in the last game of their 2023 season. While the Bears fought hard against the Maroons, they were unable to score. The Maroons, ranked 21st in national rankings and second in the UAA conference, won the game 2-0.

| Staff Writer

Men’s soccer suffers a close loss to Rochester University, ending three-game win streak

This past Sunday, the Washington University men’s soccer team (7-7-1) battled the Rochester University Yellowjackets (8-2-5) in their penultimate game of the University Athletic Association (UAA) season. Though the Bears dominated ball possession throughout the game, they were unable to win the match due to the Yellowjackets’ strong defense. The game ended 1-0  with the Yellowjackets on top. 

| Staff Writer

Men’s soccer triumphs over Case Reserve and Carnegie to earn its first conference wins of the season

As Clarke mentioned, the WashU men’s soccer team has had a rocky, unprecedented start to the UAA conference this season. This past weekend, however, the WashU reversed their losing streak, winning both games against UAA rivals by a decisive margin. 

| Staff Writer

Men’s soccer suffers third straight loss to start UAA season

This past weekend, the Washington University men’s soccer team (4-6-1) went head-to-head with the New York University Violets (4-5-3) in their third game of the University Athletic Association (UAA) tournament. The game took place in New York, and as spectators filed into the Frederick Douglass Field, they were buzzing with excitement, eager to watch the UAA game.

| Contributing Reporter

WashU Men’s Soccer loses UAA opener against Emory

In a thrilling showdown this past weekend, the Washington University men’s soccer team (3-4-1) took on the formidable #5 Emory University Eagles in its inaugural University Athletic Association (UAA) conference match. The Francis Field stadium buzzed with anticipation as eager students and parents poured in to witness the Bears’ UAA opener at home.

and | Sports Editor and Contributing Reporter

Men’s soccer triumphs over Wheaten College 3-0

The Washington University men’s soccer team (3-3-1) continued their success by winning at Francis Field against Wheaton College. In a fast-paced match with exciting kicks, passes, and steals, the Bears were able to triumph over the Thunder, 3-0. 

| Contributing Reporter

Men’s soccer defeated by Millikin, falls to 2-2-1

Millikin University proved too difficult for the Washington University men’s soccer team on Saturday, as the Bears fell 2-1 in a hard-fought away contest. The loss marked the team’s second out of five games so far this season, highlighting the challenges it has faced to start the year.

| Contributing Reporter

Men’s soccer opens 2023 season with a 1-1 record

The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team embarked on its 2023 season with a two-game road trip over the weekend. The squad faced off against Illinois Wesleyan University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in what proved to be a mixed start to their campaign, concluding the road trip with a commendable 1-1 record.

| Sports Editor

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