Recent Men's Soccer Headlines
Rio's Jorge Guinovart battles Indiana Wesleyan's Ciro Castro for the ball during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Wildcats
Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 at 11:50 PM - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande scored a pair of goals 77 seconds apart inside the opening 10 minutes and never looked back, posting a 3-1 win over Indiana Wesleyan University, Saturday night, in non-conference men's soccer action at a humid Evan E. Davis Field.
    The top-ranked RedStorm, who were playing their home opener, improved to 3-0 with the victory.
    The Wildcats, who are ranked No. 9 in the NAIA coaches poll and who were the second of Rio's four national tournament victims en route to its championship last season, slipped to 1-1 with the loss.

Jeremy de Hoog had a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over Cardinal Stritch
Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CHICAGO, Ill. - Jeremy de Hoog scored one goal and assisted on another as top-ranked University of Rio Grande upended Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) University, 2-1, in non-conference men's soccer action, Sunday afternoon, at Toyota Park.
    The RedStorm improved to 2-0 with the victory, spoiling the Wolves' season opener in the process.

Rio's Matheus Morgan prepares to congratulate teammate Heitor de Melo after de Melo's goal in Friday's win at St.Xavier
Fri, Aug. 19, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
     CHICAGO, Ill. – The same formula which helped the University of Rio Grande men's soccer team capture a national championship last season – an early lead and lockdown defense – produced a victory on Friday night as the RedStorm began the process of defending their title.
     Danny Carroll gave Rio a lead just over 18 minutes into the match and the RedStorm limited host St. Xavier University to just three total shots in an eventual 2-0 triumph over the Cougars at Deaton Field.

Deri Corfe (in blue) is excited about the opportunity to play men's soccer at Rio
Thu, Aug. 18, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Deri Corfe may be a native of Chester, England, but he's certainly not letting that fact prevent him from living the American dream.
    Corfe is one of the new names on the University of Rio Grande men's soccer roster this fall. The 6-foot-0 midfielder is a product of St. Bede's Catholic School.
    Corfe was contracted as a Youth Apprentice with Manchester City Football Club, but the team chose not to renegotiate with him upon the end of his two-year full-time scholarship.
    Corfe had immediate interest to follow the American dream and was contacted by a number of the top programs in the United States before reaching the decision to sign with the defending NAIA national champions.

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Wed, Aug. 17, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Defending national champion Rio Grande (Ohio) begins the 2016 season in the top spot of the NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.
    The RedStorm spent the entire 2015 season ranked No. 1, except in preseason, and ended their campaign with an overtime national championship victory over MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), 1-0.
    Rio Grande, which earned 18 first place votes and 498 total points to top the balloting, has now been ranked No. 1 for 57 weeks in program history. The RedStorm earned 18 first place votes and 498 total points to top the rankings.

Pau Delgado Rodriguez is among the returnees from last year's national champion squad
Fri, Aug. 12, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

RSC Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. - Defending NAIA men's soccer national champion University of Rio Grande (Ohio) is no surprise as the preseason favorite in the 2016 River States Conference Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll announced by the league office on Friday.
    The RedStorm has several NAIA All-Americans returning from last year's team that was 23-1 overall and 6-0 conference on its way to the national title. Rio Grande received the maximum number of eight possible first-place votes and received 64 points in the polling of the league's coaches.
    Rio Grande was undefeated in the conference regular season last year, the final season for the league being known as the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The league changed its name to River States Conference effective July 1, 2016. Rio Grande has won the last two conference tournament titles. Last season, the RedStorm spent the entire year ranked No.1 in the nation.

River States Conference