Rowan men’s soccer ends season with loss in NCAA tournament

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The Rowan men’s soccer team made their second straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament last weekend, hosting the first two rounds of the contest.

Last season the Profs made a return to the postseason for the first time since 2003. Despite the effort, the brown and gold fell to Dickinson College, 2-1, in overtime.

The first game of the weekend pitted Rowan against the Lehman College Lightning on Saturday. Continue reading

Rowan men’s soccer hosts first and second rounds of NCAA tournament

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For the second consecutive year, the No. 9 ranked Rowan University men’s soccer team will bring their dancing shoes out of the box in the closet.

On Nov. 7 the team found out that they were selected as one of the 62 teams in the Division III national tournament.

The selection does not come as a surprise.

The brown and gold put together an impressive year, finishing with a regular season record of 16-2-1. According to head coach Scott Baker, this success has been in the works for a couple of years. Continue reading

RECAP: Rowan men’s soccer blanked by Montclair in NJAC Championship

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Senior forward Vinny Ignatowicz takes a shot off of a free kick against Montclair State. Rowan lost to the Redhawks in the NJAC Championship game. -Photo Editor/Cole Ditel

Senior forward Vinny Ignatowicz takes a shot off of a free kick against Montclair State. Rowan lost to the Redhawks in the NJAC Championship game. -Photo Editor/Cole Ditel

With just under 14 minutes left in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship, the second-seeded Rowan men’s soccer team had two point-blank shots on the Montclair State University net. The first hit off the post. The second hit off the crossbar.

Those two shots in a five-second span summed up the night for the brown and gold. Continue reading

Tyler and Ryan Logar are following in family footsteps of Rowan success

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Hair color, eye color and unwanted antiques are just a few things often passed down in a family. Traits like athletic ability do not always stretch through generations, but there are exceptions to the rule. Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning are considered the “First Family of Football,” and the Gasol brothers, Marc and Pau, have carved out stellar careers in the NBA.

If there was ever a family to represent college soccer on that list, it would have to be taken by the Logars. Continue reading

Rowan men’s soccer preparing for NJAC schedule

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So far this season, the No. 8 ranked Rowan men’s soccer team has been a buzzsaw, tearing through its opponents on the way to an 8-0 record. Following Wednesday night’s thrilling 2-1 victory against No. 6 Franklin and Marshall College, the Profs are ready to begin the bulk of the New Jersey Athletic Conference schedule.

The brown and gold already have a conference win to their name after coming away with a 4-2 victory against New Jersey City University on Sept. 17.

However, head coach Scott Baker had mixed reviews of the team’s performance. Continue reading

A Look at Rowan’s Senior Captain Shane Kohler

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2015 is a big year for the Rowan men’s soccer team. The team’s 12 wins through 16 games are the most since 2012, when the team made it to the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament finals before falling to Rutgers-Camden.

Senior captain Shane Kohler is the only player from that 12-8-2 team is still in the program, but his presence and play on the field has been paying dividends for the team this season.

“You can’t put it into words,” head coach Scott Baker said. “That experience is critical in conference games and the tournament. The experience he brings helps us tremendously and will help us tremendously as we go on.” Continue reading