Recent Men's Soccer Headlines
Rio's Willian Paulino was named the 2015-16 KIAC Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday
Thu, Jun. 30, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

KIAC Sports Information
     FLORENCE, Ky. - After being named NAIA National Player of the Year in his respective sport and leading his team to a national championship, University of Rio Grande junior men's soccer player Willian Paulino has been voted the 2015-16 KIAC Male Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Thursday night.
     Each KIAC member school nominates one male student-athlete for the award each year. Conference athletic directors cast the voting with one winner chosen across all KIAC sports.
     Paulino, a junior forward from Sao Paulo, Brazil, had a team-high 19 goals and 43 points for Rio Grande, which had an historic season with a final record of 23-1 overall and an NAIA men's soccer national championship.

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Mon, May. 16, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande soccer programs have announced their 2016 summer camp schedule.
    A team camp for girls' high school squads is planned for July 10-13, with a boys' high school team camp slated for July 17-21. Cost for the girls' camp is $270, while the boys' camp has a fee of $305.
    Fees for the residential camps include lodging, meals, training sessions and tournament play.
    Camp directors are URG men's soccer head coach Scott Morrissey and women's soccer head coach Tony Daniels.

Rio's 2015 national championship men's soccer team will be honored by the Columbus Crew on April 23
Fri, Apr. 8, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
     RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande's national championship men's soccer team will receive some additional recognition from Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew later this month.
     The RedStorm's players and coaches will be introduced to those in attendance prior to the Crew's game against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, April 23, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus.
     Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Thu, Dec. 10, 2015 - [Men's Soccer]

NAIA/Rio Grande Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — National champion University of Rio Grande was a unanimous choice for the top spot for the sixth consecutive time in the final post-season rankings released Wednesday night by the NAIA national office.
    The RedStorm garnered all 18 first-place votes and 498 points in the balloting of head coaches representing each of the NAIA's conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.
    Head coach Scott Morrissey's squad outlasted MidAmerican Nazarene (Kan.), 1-0 in overtime in last Saturday's title game was ranked No. 1 in the poll for the 56th time since 2000 - more than any other NAIA program.
    The RedStorm (23-1), who became the first top seed to win the tourney since Lindsey Wilson in 2009, has been ranked No. 1 in 15 of the past 17 polls going back to the 2014 season and is second nationally with 98 consecutive appearances in the Top 25. Only Lindsey Wilson, which finished No. 24, has more consecutive appearances with 105.

Rio Grande head coach Scott Morrissey was named the NSCAA's NAIA Coach of the Year
Thu, Dec. 10, 2015 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Scott Morrissey, who guided the University of Rio Grande men's soccer team to the second national title in school history last weekend, has been named the 2015 NAIA Men's Soccer National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
    Morrissey, who just completed his 27th season at Rio Grande, will be honored at the NSCAA Awards Banquet on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baltimore Convention Center. The event will take place in conjunction with the 69th annual NSCAA Convention, Jan. 13-17 in Baltimore, Md.

Willian Paulino (left) and Ben Martinez (center) were named 1st Team All-American, while Joao Antonio was a 2nd Team pick
Thu, Dec. 10, 2015 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — University of Rio Grande junior Willian Paulino was named the NAIA Men's Soccer National Player of the Year on Tuesday and is one of three members of the RedStorm's national championship squad named to the 2015 NAIA Men's Soccer All-America teams.
    Paulino, a forward from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and freshman goalkeeper Ben Martinez (Montpellier, France) received First Team recognition, while sophomore midfielder Joao Paulo Antonio (Sao Paulo, Brazil), was a Second Team honoree.
    The teams were selected by the NAIA All-America committee, which consists of the NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches Association Executive Committee, the National Championship Games Committee and four men's soccer coaches who were selected based on geography. Each team - first, second and third - consisted of 11 members.
    Paulino became the first RedStorm player to earn the National Player of the Year award since the its inception in 1997. He helped top-seeded Rio Grande to the 2015 NAIA National Championship title, after a 1-0 overtime victory over MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) on Dec. 5 in Delray Beach, Fla.

 
 
 
 
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