Got a new coach!  Chris Neal.

August 11, 2018, named to All-CAA Preseason team. Click here to view the UNCW site article

First pre-season match up: Campbell.  We only get to play about 100 minutes due to bad weather and come out with a 1-0 win.  Second match; UVA, August 13… a tough one at their place, which we drop 4-0.  Started, played 20 minutes into second half when a cleat broke.  We were tied 0-0 until just 10 minutes remaining, when they put four in on us.  We are now 4-1-0, with victories over UNCG, Kent State and Cleveland State.

Here’s a link to a short article the Wilmington Star News wrote about me.  With a 1-0 win over Coastal this past weekend, we’re now top of the CAA standings.  Here’s the goal from Morgan.  I’m taking the direct.  It’s late September and because of hurricane Florence, we are living in a Raleigh hotel and practicing at Chapel Hill. School is supposed to re-open October 8 and hopefully will as living in a hotel is not as fun as it sounds!  We played two matches in the last week — having had a three-week lay off.  Lost a tough match to Northeastern away, 1-0 in O.T., then traveled to William and Mary for a 3-1 win on September 27. UNCW Sports tweeted this highlight video, which includes my corner kick goal.  Here’s the UNCWSports write-up. We’re now 7-2-0.  October 1 and we played Hofstra yesterday.  Here’s a link to the article.  We had them 1-0 with 20 minutes to play when they managed to score on us twice in less than 8 minutes.  We now have two tough loses. If there is an upside, it’s that these two teams are the top two in the conference.  We could beat either of them on a different day.

After two heartbreaking losses in conference play to both College of Charleston and Drexel, both by one goal, we rallied at home on October 21 to beat Towson and, maybe, make the play offs.  Here’s an article about the match.  A tweet about our win.  I end this one with one goal (penalty kick in Golden Goal OT to win the match) and two assists.  Here’s a link to the match video, a very hard-fought game.  After a tie with Elon on Oct 23, we lose our opportunity to go to the playoffs.

In the end, we finished higher in the standings than we did last year — yea! — and I get named to both the All-CAA team and the All-State team.

For the spring, we played a few practice matches, did pretty well, had some fun.  Here’s a shot of me autographing soccer balls for some Little Seahawk fans!