2014 Brandeis Men's Soccer Headlines

May 1, 2015
Announcing the 2015 Departmental Award Winners!
At the annual end of the season brunch, these outstanding student-athletes were honored!

January 7, 2015
Lanahan named D3Soccer.com Defender of the Year; Graffy named 2nd team All-American
The Judges had their third and fourth D3Soccer.com All-Americans, as Conor Lanahan was honored as an All-American for the second time this season and Joe Graffy for the first.

December 19, 2014
Brandeis Soccer Adds to Postseason Haul
Savonen, Lanahan named ECAC Players of the Year, NSCAA Scholar All-Americans

December 12, 2014
Savonen, Lanahan add NSCAA All-America honors
Senior forward Tyler Savonen became the men's soccer program's third first-teamer, while junior back Conor Lanahan joined him, giving the Judges two NSCAA All-Americans in one season for the first time.

December 11, 2014
Men's soccer places five on NSCAA All-New England teams
Forward Tyler Savonen and defender Conor Lanahan made the first team and will be eligible for All-America honors. Midfielder Josh Ocel was second team, forward Michael Soboff third team and midfielder Jake Picard fourth team.

November 23, 2014
Dream season comes to close in NCAA quarters, 3-0, at Oneonta State
After surrendering an early goal, the Judges suffered hard luck in the second half, twice hitting the post only to see Oneonta score on the counter-attack.

November 22, 2014
Into the Elite Eight: Judges prevail over Amherst on PKs, 6-5
After 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Brandeis men made their final six penalty kick, while Joe Graffy stopped the Lord Jeffs' fourth attempt to help secure the win. The #5 Judges take on #3 Oneonta State tomorrow at 1 p.m. for a berth in the Final Four.

November 21, 2014
Savonen named third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American
Senior Tyler Savonen added another award to his case today, earning Capital One Academic All-America third-team honors, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

November 16, 2014
Staying on the Road to KC: Miskin goal leads men past Bowdoin, 1-0
The Judges scored in the 75th minute to move on to the Sweet 16 for the third year in a row.

November 15, 2014
Picard, men's soccer move on in NCAA tournament with 3-0 win over Husson
Jake Picard scored twice, while Michael Soboff netted his first goal since September as the Judges advanced to the second round for the third year in a row.

November 13, 2014
Savonen named UAA Most Valuable Player
The senior forward was joined by four teammates on the All-UAA First Team, the most by any conference member since 2005.

November 10, 2014
Home again! Judges return to NCAA tournament and third-straight regional hosting duties
Brandeis will play Husson at Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Brockport and Bowdoin will meet at 7:30 and the two winners will play on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.

November 8, 2014
Jastremski scores late as men close regular season with 1-0 win at NYU
The Judges matched the 1985 team's record for wins in the regular season thanks to Joe Graffy's season-high seven saves.

November 2, 2014
#3 men suffer second loss of season, 1-0, at Chicago
The Judges were shut out for the first time, falling victim to a 76th-minute goal despited outshooting the Maroons, 13-5.

October 31, 2014
#3 men survive another OT thriller in the UAA, 2-1, at WashU
The Judges got an own goal with 41 seconds left in regulation, then Robbie Lynch headed home the game-winner in the 96th minute. With the win, the Judges move to 16-1.

October 30, 2014
Brandeis soccer places three on Captial One Academic All-District teams, selected by CoSIDA
Michelle Savuto of the women was honored for her classroom success for the second time in her career, while Tyler Savonen and Conor Lanahan were recognized for the first.

October 30, 2014
Jordan Zides '15: Miracle on the Sidelines
On July 25, 2011, Jordan Zides of the men's soccer team was in a car accident that left him in a coma for a month. Just over a year later, he was back at Brandeis as an undergraduate assistant.

October 27, 2014
#3 men rout Mount Ida, 5-0, to match best start in school history
Andrew Bennie (pictured) made his first career goal a game-winner, Chris Bradley scored twice and the Judges improved to 15-1 for the third time ever (1982, 1985).

October 20, 2014
Coven, Dallamora featured in Oct. 20 Boston Globe Sports
Stan Grossfeld of the Boston Globe featured 77 years of coaching excellence on the front page of the Globe Sports section.

October 19, 2014
#7 Brandeis sits atop the UAA with a win over conference opponent #9 Emory, 1-0
Tyler Savonen took the lead over Emory with his second penalty shot of the season that led to a Brandeis victory.

October 17, 2014
Vieira scores golden goal in 2OT win over Carnegie Mellon
With 3:45 left in the second overtime, sophomore Zach Vieira tallied his third game-winning goal of the season to lead the Judges to another 1-0 UAA victory.

October 14, 2014
Savonen, #7 men's soccer sail past MMA, 3-0
Tyler Savonen struck twice in the first 20 minutes for the second multi-goal game of his season and sixth of his career.

October 11, 2014
#4 men's soccer suffers first defeat of season, 2-1, at hands of Rochester
The Yellowjackets scored twice in the second half, doubling the offensive output of Brandeis's opponents on the season. Foti Andreo scored a late goal, but the equalizer never came.

October 7, 2014
#4 Men's soccer moves to 11-0 with 1-0 win at MIT
Josh Ocel scored just 58 seconds into the second half to give the Judges their eighth shutout in a row.

October 5, 2014
Savonen leads the Judges to win #10 against Case Western Reserve 1-0
The Brandeis Judges looked to extend their win streak against their first UAA opponent Case Western Reserve.

October 2, 2014
Lanahan, Edalati earn UAA Player of the Week honors, Sept. 29
It was the second week in a row for Sapir Edalati as offensive player of the week, and the first time in the career for Conor Lanahan on defense.

September 30, 2014
#4 Men's soccer tops #12 Wheaton, 1-0, in battle of top two teams in New England
Michael Soboff scored in the 58th minute, handing the Lyons their first loss of the season and extending the Judges' winning streak to nine in a row, seven of which have come by shutout.

September 24, 2014
#3 Brandeis cruises to another victory over longtime rival, Babson 2-0
The #3 ranked Judges add another "W" to their win column after taking down Babson 2-0.

September 23, 2014
Soboff named NSCAA Division III Men's National Player of the Week
After knocking two other teams from the ranks of the unbeaten with a goal and an assist, Michael Soboff was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

September 22, 2014
Three from soccer earn UAA Player of the Week honors
Michael Soboff and Sapir Edalati were named Offensive Players of the Week, while Robbie Lynch was a Defensive honoree.

September 20, 2014
#5 men take battle of unbeaten squads, 2-0, over Tufts
Robbie Lynch's first collegiate goal came late in the second half to give the Judges their seventh win in a row.

September 17, 2014
Soboff nets game-winner as #5 men defeat WPI, 1-0
A 24th-minute goal held up as the Judges held the previously-unbeaten Engineers without a shot on goal. It was Brandeis's first win as a top-five program since 1996.

September 13, 2014
#9 Men's Soccer rolls over Clark, 4-0
Josh Ocel had a four-point game with a goal and two assists as Brandeis won its fifth in a row.

September 10, 2014
Savonen named UAA, ECAC Player of the Week
After factoring in three of the Judges' four goals in a win over Bridgewater State, the senior captain was honored.

September 9, 2014
#15 men's soccer escapes with 1-0 win at Lasell
The Judges outshot the Lasers, 21-4, including 15-2 in the second half, but it wasn't until the 83rd minute that Zach Vieira found the back of the net.

September 6, 2014
Savonen helps #15 MSoccer beat the heat and Bridgewater State, 4-1
On a scorching day, senior Tyler Savonen notched his fifth career multi-goal game and added an assists as the Judges topped the Bears.

September 2, 2014
Soboff, Bernaiche named UAA Players of the Week
Michael Soboff of the men's soccer team was the MVP at the Keene State Classic, while Elsie Bernaiche of the volleyball team broke the school record for career digs.

August 31, 2014
Soboff, Graffy honored as Judges take down Hobart, Keene State
The senior duo were named MVP and Defensive Player of the Tournament as the Judges defeated Hobart, 5-0, and host Keene State, 2-1.

August 15, 2014
Announcing the 2014 Alumni Game!
August 23rd at 1 p.m. is the date and time!

June 25, 2014
Men's soccer to welcome eight newcomers among Class of 2018
The Brandeis men's soccer team, which has reached the Sweet 16 of the last two NCAA Division III Tournaments hopes the incoming crop of rookies will continue that success.