2012-13 Men's Soccer News

May 31, 2013
USA South Releases Academic All-Conference Team
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its 2012-2013 Academic All-Conference Team, and North Carolina Wesleyan is pleased to announce that 62 Battling Bishops have garnered recognition.

April 24, 2013
Athletics Hosts 48th Annual Awards Ceremony
The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics hosted its 48th Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 24th, in the Garner Lobby of the Dunn Center. Coaches, staff and student-athletes came together to celebrate the accomplishments of both individuals and teams from the 2012-2013 season.

December 10, 2012
Congratulations to Soccer's Andri Bjarnason!
North Carolina Wesleyan freshman forward Andri Bjarnason was named to the All-South Atlantic Region Second Team in men's soccer!

October 31, 2012
Bjarnason Highlights USAS Men's Soccer Awards
The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2012 All-Conference awards for men's soccer with a total of 45 student-athletes being named to the All-Conference teams. North Carolina Wesleyan had five athletes earn recognition, highlighted by freshman Andri Bjarnason being tabbed the league's Rookie of the Year.

October 27, 2012
NCWC Soccer Season Ends in USAS First Round
The men's soccer team of North Carolina Wesleyan saw its 2012 season come to an end on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the USA South Conference Tournament. Facing off against Greensboro College, the 4th-seeded Bishops and 5th-seeded Pride fought to a 0-0 double overtime draw, but GC advanced to semifinal play in Martinsville, Va. thanks to a 5-3 edge in penalty kicks.

October 24, 2012
Soccer, Volleyball Drop Trio of League Matches
The men's and women's soccer teams of North Carolina Wesleyan dropped a pair of USA South matches to Methodist University on Wednesday, while the Battling Bishop volleyball team suffered a 3-0 sweep at the hands of Christopher Newport later in the evening.

October 20, 2012
Clarke, Broich Lead NCWC to 1-0 Shutout at Maryville
In USA South men's soccer action, North Carolina Wesleyan turned in a 1-0 shutout of Maryville College on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Alambi Clarke netted the only goal of the contest, unassisted, in the 77th minute. Freshman keeper Fabian Broich did the rest in goal, tallying a pair of saves en route to his first shutout.

October 17, 2012
Captains Down Bishops in League Soccer Tilt, 3-1
Christopher Newport scored a trio of second half goals en route to a 3-1 USA South win over North Carolina Wesleyan on Wednesday night in Newport News. The CNU victory leaves the two squads tied atop the league standings with 4-1-1 conference records.

October 14, 2012
Boakye's Hat Trick Lifts NCWC to 5-0 Shutout
Senior Christian Boakye tallied a hat trick on Sunday afternoon, leading his Battling Bishop men's soccer team to a 5-0 shutout of LaGrange College in USA South play. The win came on the heels of a 3-3 tie versus Piedmont on Saturday to complete a 1-0-1 weekend at Scalf Field.

October 8, 2012
Chune Tabbed USA South Rookie of the Week
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its weekly awards for October 8th. North Carolina Wesleyan is pleased to announce that freshman Malick Chune has been honored by the league as the Rookie of the Week in men's soccer.

October 6, 2012
Hall of Fame Inductions Highlight 2012 Homecoming
North Carolina Wesleyan celebrated its 2012 Homecoming on Saturday, and the day was full of notable highlights. A pair of USA South soccer wins coupled with Commissioner Rita Wiggs' halftime presentation at the Bishops' football game made for an exciting day, while the Department of Athletics annual Hall of Fame inductions capped off a memorable night in Rocky Mount.

September 29, 2012
Bjarnason Leads Wesleyan to 4-1 Win over Ferrum
Freshman Andri Bjarnason tallied a pair of goals and an assist to help lead his North Carolina Wesleyan men's soccer team to a 4-1 win over visiting Ferrum on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Scalf Field.

September 27, 2012
Bishops Suffer First Loss at UMW, Fall 3-2 in OT
The second match-up between University of Mary Washington men's soccer coach Jason Kilby and his former assistant Frankie Taal proved to be an eventful one. Kilby's Eagles fought back from an early two goal deficit to earn a 3-2 overtime victory over N.C. Wesleyan on Wednesday afternoon at the Battleground.

September 24, 2012
Ayers, Bjarnason Earn USA South Weekly Honors
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its weekly awards for September 24th, and two Battling Bishops earned honors in their repective sports. Senior Shana Ayers of volleyball was named Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman Andri Bjarnason of men's soccer was tabbed Rookie of the Week.

September 22, 2012
Trio of Second Half Goals Give NCWC 3-1 Win at AU
North Carolina Wesleyan scored a trio of second half goals en route to a 3-1 men's soccer victory at Averett University on Saturday afternoon. The win opened up USA South play for the Bishops, who remain undefeated on the season at 5-0-1 overall, 1-0 in conference action.

September 15, 2012
NCWC Men's Soccer Downs Cairn on the Road, 2-1
The men's soccer team of North Carolina Wesleyan opened up a 2-0 lead at the half and held on for a 2-1 victory at Cairn University on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore keeper Nathan Mangione picked up his fourth win of the season for the Bishops, who now stand at 4-0-1 on the season.

September 14, 2012
Bishops Honor Local Heroes With 9/11 Passes
September 11th is a time for remembering our fallen heroes from New York to Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. It is also a time to recognize those local heroes that risk their lives daily to insure the safety of our Rocky Mount community. For this reason, the student-athletes of North Carolina Wesleyan annually honor our local policemen and firefighters by distributing season passes for all Battling Bishop sporting events.

September 12, 2012
Boakye, Gonzalez Net Goals in 2-1 Bishop Win
Senior Christian Boakye and sophomore Isai Gonzalez each netted goals to help their N.C. Wesleyan men's soccer team to a 2-1 road win at Randolph College on Wednesday. With the victory, the Battling Bishops remain undefeated on the season at 3-0-1 overall.

September 11, 2012
Hollis, Bjarnason Earn USA South Weekly Honors
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its weekly awards for September 10th, and two Battling Bishops earned honors in their repective sports. Senior Dwayne Hollis of football was named Special Teams Player of the Week, while freshman Andri Bjarnason of men's soccer was tabbed Rookie of the Week.

September 9, 2012
Wesleyan Men Go 1-0-1 at Methodist Fall Classic
Freshman Andri Bjarnason and sophomore Alambi Clarke each netted a pair of scores on Sunday to lead their N.C. Wesleyan men's soccer team to a 5-3 victory over Sewanee in the final match of the Methodist Fall Classic. The Bishops had previously opened play on Saturday with a 2-2 double overtime time draw with Birmingham Southern.

September 5, 2012
Bishops Open Season With 2-1 Win Over Quakers
The men's soccer team of North Carolina Wesleyan opened its 2012 season on Wednesday afternoon, turning in a 2-1 victory over Guilford College at Scalf Field. Freshman Andri Bjarnason assisted on both goals, while getting off five shots-on-goal of his own.

August 15, 2012
USA South Releases 2012 Fall Sport Polls
The USA South Athletic Conference has released is 2012 fall sport preseason coaches polls for volleyball and soccer. North Carolina Wesleyan received 4th-place billings in volleyball and men's soccer, while women's soccer was tabbed 10th.