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|SMU Mustangs men's soccer|
|2019 SMU Mustangs men's soccer team|
|University||Southern Methodist University|
|Head coach||Kevin Hudson (5th season)|
|Stadium||Westcott Field |
|Colors||Red and Blue|
|NCAA Tournament College Cup|
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 16|
|1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Conference Tournament championships|
|1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Conference Regular Season championships|
|1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018|
The SMU Mustangs men's soccer team represents Southern Methodist University in men's college soccer. The team currently competes in The American Athletic Conference. The Mustangs made their most recent appearance in the NCAA National Tournament in 2018, their second consecutive tournament appearance and third in four seasons. In 2017, the Mustangs reached the round of sixteen for the 18th time in program history. In 2017, they also became the first program in American Athletic Conference history to claim both the regular season and conference tournament championship, a feat they repeated in 2018 defeating Temple 2-1 in the final game of the regular season and defeating UCF in a shootout in Orlando in the AAC Tournament Final. The Mustangs have been one of the top men's collegiate sides in the NCAA since being founded in 1975, and are regularly featured in Top 25 polls. The Mustangs used to be coached by former FC Dallas and current Grand Canyon University coach Schellas Hyndman and current FC Dallas coach Luchi Gonzalez played for the Mustangs from 1998-2001.
During the 2006 season, the SMU men's soccer program was ranked No. 1 in the nation for four consecutive weeks. The team sat atop the four national polls with a record of 13-0-2 in the Adidas/NSCA poll, SoccerTimes.com poll, Soccer America Magazine poll, and the CollegeSoccerNews.com poll. Concurrently, the SMU women's soccer program cracked the top 25, at No. 22 in the Adidas/NSCA poll and No. 19 in the SoccerTimes.com poll.
On November 6, 2006, the SMU men's soccer team finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in the nation. Additionally, SMU won the C-USA title game, beating Kentucky 2-0 in Tulsa. This C-USA championship win is the sixth conference title for SMU since 1997.
The SMU men's soccer team finished the 2010 season with an overall record of 16-2-2. The Mustangs finished the season strong with a trip to the Elite Eight where they lost to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a penalty kick shootout.
In 2015, the Mustangs were led by first year head coach Kevin Hudson to the regular season American Athletic Conference title and reached the Round of 16 in the NCAA National Tournament where they were eliminated by Akron 2-1.
The Mustangs finished the 2017 season ranked No. 10 in the Top Drawer Soccer Rankings with an overall record of 17-3-1. They became the first program in American Athletic Conference history to claim the "double", winning both the regular season and conference tournament when they defeated the University of Central Florida 2-1 in Dallas. On January 20, 2018 SMU had two players selected in the 2018 MLS draft with Michael Nelson being selected by the Huston Dynamo with the 20th overall pick and Mauro Cichero being selected by FC Dallas with the 29th overall pick. SMU Defender Jordan Cano signed as a homegrown player for FC Dallas prior to the draft bringing the total to three players entering the MLS from the 2017 team.
Currently, the team is ranked 5th in the nation.
In 2019, former Mustang Emil Cuello continued the trend of SMU players being selected in the first round when he was selected by the LA Galaxy with the 19th overall pick.
While SMU is traditionally rivals with TCU (Texas Christian University), University of Texas in Austin, Texas A&M, Rice, University of Houston and UTEP, these fellow schools do not fund varsity soccer programs, thus hindering the rivalry on the soccer field for the Mustangs. SMU and TCU were rivals when TCU did field a team for many years. TCU's team was an NCAA Division 1 program up until the enforcement of Title IX in the late 1990s to early 2000's. Due to the enforcement of Title IX, TCU lost their men's division 1 men's soccer program and it was converted to a club team only. TCU does continue to field a women's division 1 program. SMU and TCU played many battles throughout the years for the bragging rights of who was the stronger program in the Dallas/FT Worth metroplex. Generally, they would play one home and one away game against TCU per season. Some of the battles were very close but for the most part SMU was the stronger program due to the fact they had better funding for their soccer program (scholarship money) and thus were able to recruit higher level players. Currently, their main rivals in soccer due to geographic proximity are the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
|No.||Name||Height||Weight||Pos.||Class||Hometown||Previous School (Club)|
|4||Joshua Berney||6-1||170||Defender||SO||Oklahoma City, OK||Bishop McGuinness Catholic (Oklahoma FC)|
|11||Christian Boorom||5-11||180||Midfielder||SR||Fort Lauderdale, FL||IMG Academy|
|16||Knut Ahlander||6-1||160||Midfielder||FR||Notteroy, Norway||Stromsgodset|
|33||Ryan Capo||6-0||165||Midfielder||SO||Atlanta, GA||Woodward Academy (Concorde Fire)|
|2||Akean Shackleford||6-0||180||Forward||JR||Westmoreland, Jamaica||Indian Hills Junior College (Sandals Southcost)|
|27||Thomas Haney||6-3||160||Defender||FR||Houston, TX||Strake Jesuit (Albion Hurricanes)|
|21||Jacob Cohen||6-1||190||Midfielder||JR||Phoenix, AZ||Chaparral (SC Del Sol)|
|10||Emil Cuello||5-11||165||Midfielder||SR||Orem, UT||Orem|
|13||Shane Lanson||6-4||165||Goalkeeper||FR||New Orleans, LA||Jesuit (Louisiana Fire Juniors)|
|5||Boston Gilbert||6-0||160||Midfielder||JR||San Antonio, TX||San Antonio Christian (Alamo Revolution)|
|31||Vlad Munteanu||5-10||145||Midfielder||FR||Stillwater, OK||Stillwater (West Side Alliance)|
|19||Nicky Hernandez||5-11||160||Midfielder||SO||Dallas, TX||School of Science & Engineering (Dallas Texans)|
|18||Patrick Michael Hillyard||6-1||185||Goalkeeper||JR||Houston, TX||Cinco Ranch (Houston Express)|
|6||Noah Hilt||5-11||165||Midfielder||SO||Aurora, CO||Regis Jesuit (Real Colorado)|
|32||Sevon Pendergrass||6-0||160||Defender||FR||Nashville, TN||Lone Star (FC Dallas)|
|1||Grant Makela||6-4||195||Goalkeeper||SO||Destin, FL||Fort Walton Beach (Gulf Coast Texans)|
|24||Talen Maples||6-0||185||Defender||SO||Leander, TX||Leander (Lonestar SC)|
|7||Garrett McLaughlin||6-0||175||Forward||JR||Oklahoma City, OK||Heritage Hall (Oklahoma FC)|
|12||Eddie Munjoma||5-10||155||Defender||JR||Dallas, TX||Lone Star (FC Dallas)|
|28||Wyatt Priest||6-0||160||Forward||FR||Coppell, TX||Coppell (Dallas Texans)|
|20||Dakota Okwuone||5-11||185||Defender||JR||Olathe, KS||Olathe South (Kansas Rush)|
|3||Philip Ponder||6-0||175||Defender||JR||Denton, TX||Lone Star (FC Dallas)|
|26||Tobin Shanks||6-2||170||Midfielder||FR||Scottsdale, AZ||Brophy (SC Del Sol)|
|8||Caleb Smith||5-9||145||Midfielder||SR||Arlington, TX||Arlington Martin (Solar SC)|
|17||Luke Thompson||5-10||170||Defender||SO||Dripping Springs, TX||Lake Travis (Lonestar SC)|
|22||Austin Vincent||5-9||150||Defender||SO||Longview, TX||Longview (Solar SC)|
|25||Lane Warrington||5-10||160||Defender||FR||Lawton, OK||Lawton (Oklahoma City Energy)|
|15||Dwight Williams Jr.||5-9||150||Forward||JR||Dallas, TX||Fort Worth County Day (Solar SC)|
|14||Cristobal Moreno||5-10||150||Midfielder||FR||Malaga, Spain||()|
|23||Carlos Vargas||6-4||185||Defender||FR||Greeley, CO||Aims Community College (Colorado Rapids)|
|29||Elek Arany||6-2||190||Goalkeeper||FR||Highlands Ranch, CO||Thunder Ridge (Real Colorado)|
|30||Carter Emack||5-10||160||Midfielder||FR||Birmingham, AL||YSC Academy (Philadelphia Union)|
|34||Kyle Gehman||6-1||175||Defender||FR||Cedar Park, TX||Leander (Lonestar)|
|35||Jack Meeker||6-0||160||Defender||SO||La Canada, CA||LA Canada (Cresenta Valley)|
- Coaching Staff
|Head Coach||Kevin Hudson|
|Ass. Head Coach||Ben Stoddard|
|Asst. Coach||Brett Koziczkowski|
Last updated: September 9, 2017
Source: SMU Mustangs Athletics Website
- Statistics correct as of the end of the 2018 NCAA Division I men's soccer season