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Fri, Dec. 12, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Rio Grande men's soccer team finished at No. 7 in the final NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll released Thursday night.
    The RedStorm, who had spent the previous five weeks at the top of the poll, tallied 403 points in the balloting of a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.
    Head coach Scott Morrissey's club, which entered the NAIA National Tournament as the top seed, defeated Baker (Kan.) University in the tourney's opening round before being upset by final site host Northwood (Fla.) in the Round of 16.
    Rio Grande, which made its 14th consecutive NAIA tournament appearance and its 87th straight appearance in the poll, finished with an overall record of 16-2-2.

From the left, Pau Rodriguez, Jon Dodson and Luiz Filho received All-American honors on Monday
From the left, Pau Rodriguez, Jon Dodson and Luiz Filho received All-American honors on Monday
Mon, Dec. 8, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

NAIA/Rio Grande Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Rio Grande earned one first team, one second team and one honorable mention selection to the 2014 NAIA Men's Soccer All-America teams announced Monday by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
    Sophomore midfielder Pau Rodriguez was named to the first team, while senior goalkeeper Jon Dodson was a second team honoree and junior forward Luiz Filho was named to the honorable mention list.
    The trio led veteran head coach Scott Morrissey's club to the KIAC/GCAC tournament title and the top seed in the NAIA National Tournament.
    The RedStorm opened the tourney with a win over Baker (Kan.) University before suffering an upset loss at the hands of final site host Northwood (Fla.) University in the Sweet 16.

Junior goalie Ludovid Delapeyre leads five Rio players named NAIA Scholar Athletes
Junior goalie Ludovid Delapeyre leads five Rio players named NAIA Scholar Athletes
Mon, Dec. 8, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

NAIA Sports Information
    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Five players from the University of Rio Grande were among the 413 men's soccer student-athletes named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
    The RedStorm's group of honorees included junior goalkeeper Ludovic Delapeyre (Boissy Saint Leger, France), junior forward Luiz Filho (Sao Paulo, Brazil), junior defender Kimathi Kaumbutho (Nairobi, Kenya), junior midfielder Edward Mussi (Saline, Mich.) and junior defender Romain Terzian (Valence, France).

Freshman Jorge Guinovart had a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to Northwood.
Freshman Jorge Guinovart had a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to Northwood.
Mon, Dec. 1, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Shoval Failer's goal just under two minutes into overtime lifted unseeded Northwood (Fla.) University to a 3-2 upset win over the top-seeded University of Rio Grande, Monday evening, in the second round of the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship at the Secreast Soccer Complex.
    The Seahawks, who earned their spot in the Sweet 16 as the result of being the tourney's final site host, improved to 9-4-3 with the victory and will advance to Wednesday afternoon's quarterfinal round to face Texas-Brownsville, a 5-1 winner of Rio Grande rival Lindsey Wilson College in Monday's final game.
    The RedStorm, who had also been the nation's top-ranked team in the NAIA coaches poll for nearly two months, had an 11-game winning streak snapped and finished 16-2-2.

Rio's Alex Haddad battles Baker's Preston Phillips for control of the ball during Saturday's NAIA tourney game
Rio's Alex Haddad battles Baker's Preston Phillips for control of the ball during Saturday's NAIA tourney game
Sat, Nov. 22, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Jorge Guinovart scored on a header off a free kick from teammate Heitor de Melo to snap a 1-1 tie and send the top-seeded University of Rio Grande on to a 4-1 win over Baker (Kan.) University in the opening round of the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship, Saturday afternoon, at Evan E. Davis Field.
    The RedStorm improved to 16-1-2 with the win and will move on to the second round of the tourney where they'll face Northwood (Fla.) on Monday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m., at the Seacrest Soccer Complex in Delray Beach, Fla. Northwood earned a bye into the Round of 16 as the final site host.
    Baker, which earned its spot in the tourney by capturing the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament title as the No. 6 seed, saw a three-game winning streak snapped and closed its season at 9-9-3.

The Rio Grande men's soccer team, shown here after winning the KIAC tourney title, hosts Baker University on Saturday
The Rio Grande men's soccer team, shown here after winning the KIAC tourney title, hosts Baker University on Saturday
Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - On the heels of capturing the KIAC/GCAC tournament championship last weekend, the University of Rio Grande men's soccer team will begin its quest for a national championship on Saturday when it hosts Baker (Kan.) University in the opening round of the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship.
    Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Evan E. Davis Field.