Congratulations and best wishes to our alumni who have advanced to the 3rd Round of the NCAA Division 1 National Men's Soccer Tournament.

Colgate: Chase Pagani (Captain) and Ben Snider

Duke: Suniel Veerakone and Daniel Wright

Louisville: Connor Brazil

Michigan State: Jimmy Fiscus (Captain), Ken Krolicki, Giuseppe Barone, Michael Pimlott, Hunter Barone, Hunter Morse, Philip Stair, and Zach Kovan

Western Michigan: Drew Shepherd, Ben Thornton, Kosti Moni, and Brandon Eklund

Local Game:  Saturday (November 25) Western Michigan @ Michigan State at 6:00 PM

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State men's soccer battled the wind, rain and snow as well as the Virginia Tech Hokies on the way to a 3-0 victory for MSU Sunday afternoon at DeMartin Stadium in the second-round of the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan State 3, Virginia Tech 0 Box Score Get Acrobat Reader

MSU got goals from junior forward Ryan Sierakowski, junior forward DeJuan Jones and sophomore defender Michael Pimlott, with senior midfielder Ken Krolicki assisting on all three goals. The Spartans won in their first action since Nov. 5 when they lost to Ohio State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan State beat the Hokies in their first-ever meeting. With Sunday's win, MSU improves to 12-3-3 overall, while Virginia Tech ends its season with a 10-10-0 record.

"First off, I would like to congratulate Virginia Tech on a well-played game," MSU head coach Damon Rensing said. "I know Mike (Brizendine); he's a first class coach. They've had a great year, and to get to the round of 32 is a good accomplishment. I want to congratulate them on a great season, especially their goalkeeper (Ben Lundgaard) and their forward, number 11 (Marcelo Acuna) were special players. I want to wish them all the best in their careers as well."

The seventh-seeded Spartans advance to the third round, where they'll host in-state foe and 10th-seeded Western Michigan next weekend, with a date and time to be announced later. WMU advanced with a 2-0 win over Albany. The Spartans and Broncos met during the regular season with MSU winning, 1-0, on Oct. 4 in Kalamazoo.

"I'd like to thank Michigan State University. We didn't have the greatest conditions, but the field played great so our grounds crew, our administration, the support that we got here to put this event on in a little 30 degree and snowy weather. I certainly want to thank everybody involved. I could name names, but the whole group of Michigan State from President Simon to Mark Hollis, Shelley Appelbaum and on down," Rensing said.

Sunday's weather was cold with steady snow flurries that increased to blowing, blizzard-like conditions, but would have intermittent cloud breaks, with patches of sunshine.

"Lastly, I just want to congratulate our guys. I mean, what a performance. We've really kind of pushed these guys to come out and start. One of our weaknesses is that we haven't started great. I think we rectified that today, because a goal five minutes in and then we just kept the pressure on and we had a spectacular first half and played really well. These three guys (DeJuan Jones, Michael Pimlott, Ryan Sierakowski) were obviously huge contributors to that along with the whole team. The second half was a little tricky, when you're up a man and three goals. All in all, probably a little boring for the fans, but we'll take boring and a 3-0 win and on to the Sweet Sixteen," Rensing said.

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Michigan Wolves-Hawks Alumni

The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club would like to invite you to Schoolcraft College Sports Dome on Wednesday, November 22nd, at 7:30 PM for our annual Alumni Game/Get together.

Please let us know if you are coming by filling out the google form, 

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Kamara and Sokalski headline Men's Soccer All-League cast

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Spring Arbor University junior Morris Kamara has been named the Crossroads League Player of the Year and sophomore Alex Sokalski was selected Defensive Player of the Year as the Spring Arbor University men's soccer team pulled in five year-end honors with four First Team selections and one Second Team.

Joining Kamara and Sokalski on the First Team ballot was senior Lewis Jones and sophomore Isiah Handspike (Wolves Alumni) while sophomore Jacob Crull earned Second Team honors.

Kamara picked up his third straight piece of All-League hardware following a spot on the First Team as a sophomore and Second Team as a freshman. The junior forward enjoyed a career-year as he helped Spring Arbor post a program record 58 goals this season. His led the conference in, both, goals (17) and points (38). His 17 goals also ranked 15th in the NAIA.

Through his first three seasons, Kamara has racked up 37 goals and 12 assists.

"Mo had a monster year, and his accumulated hard work makes this award so deserving for him," said head coach Nathan Miller. "I'm not sure I will have the privilege of coaching a harder working and more committed player. He was targeted all year and was still able to be extremely productive. He is such an unselfish player who leads the line so well. The amazing thing is that he still hasn't reached his peak potential. When your hardest working player is your striker, that is no doubt a platform for success."

Dear Wolves families:

We would like to offer best wishes to our alumni competing in the upcoming NCAA Division 1 National Men's Soccer Tournament.

Colgate: Chase Pagani (Captain) and Ben Snider

Duke: Suniel Veerakone and Daniel Wright

Louisville: Connor Brazil

Michigan: Marc Ybarra, Tristan Jacob, Noah Kleedtke, Lucas Rosendall, Grant Mattia, and Ryan Kobakof

Michigan State: Jimmy Fiscus (Captain), Ken Krolicki, Giuseppe Barone, Michael Pimlott, Hunter Barone, Hunter Morse, Philip Stair, and Zach Kovan

Notre Dame: Blake Townes, Matt Habrowski (Captain), and Simon Roennecke

Western Michigan: Drew Shepherd, Ben Thornton, Kosti Moni, and Brandon Eklund

Upcoming Schedule:

Thursday (November 16) Colgate @ UMass 1:00

Sunday (November 19) Duke vs. FIU/Omaha Winner

Sunday (November 19) Louisville vs. California/San Francisco Winner

Sunday (November 19) Notre Dame vs. Wisonsin/Illinois-Chicago Winner

Upcoming Schedule (Local Games):

Sunday (November 19) UM vs. Colgate/UMass Winner @ 5:00 in Ann Arbor, MI

Sunday (November 19) MSU vs. Virginia Tech/Air Force Winner @ 1:00 in East Lansing, MI

Sunday (November 19) WMU vs. Maryland/Albany Winner @ 1:00 in Kalamazoo, MI

To follow the NCAA tournament, visit  http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/soccer-men/d1

Megan Buckingham gets an assist to help teammate Kate Morris and North Carolina advance https://goo.gl/ncP9xi

Cassie Phillips starts as Colorado advance https://goo.gl/Mr5nAv

Ashton Miller helps Duke past UNCG to advance https://goo.gl/PXyMLg

Wisconsin beats Toledo as Caitlin Clem and Sammy Kleedtke get shutout and Allie Winterfield scores a goal https://goo.gl/EnGJ45

Ally Haran and Monreau Devos help Wake Forest past Georgetown https://goo.gl/AETC17

Brenna Lovera scores PK as Northwestern advances past Butler https://goo.gl/uVT1hM

Megan Healy and Pepperdine advance https://goo.gl/YK9BXh

Gianna Parlove helps GVSU past Ohio Dominican to advance to Regional final https://goo.gl/YYWfqF

Three Michigan Hawks go into U16 US Youth National Team Camp. Joyelle Washington, Michelle Cooper and Josie Aulicino https://goo.gl/FW3QQm

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