May 2, 2011
Butler Faces Challenging 2011 Men’s Soccer Schedule
Matches against five teams from the 2010 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship, including a date with national runner-up Louisville, highlight the 2011 Butler men’s soccer schedule. The Bulldogs, under first-year head coach Paul Snape, will play an 18-match slate including six contests at the Butler Bowl.
April 15, 2011
Butler Men's Soccer Match Against Cincinnati Moved
The time and site of Butler’s spring men’s soccer match against Cincinnati on Saturday, April 16, has been changed. The contest, originally scheduled for Park Tudor High School, has been moved to North Central High School (1801 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 46240) and now will start at 5:30 p.m. (ET).
April 11, 2011
Butler Announces Boys Soccer Camp Dates
The Butler Men's Soccer Program has announced dates for the 2011 Butler Boys Soccer Camps for boys ages 6-15. Registration is now open and spots are filling up quickly. Visit www.butlerboyssoccercamp.com for details and registration.
April 8, 2011
Ben Sippola Signs With Columbus Crew
Butler senior men’s soccer standout Ben Sippola has agreed to terms to play with the Columbus Crew. Sippola was a second round pick (No. 30 overall) of the Crew in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft.
March 11, 2011
Butler Completes Men’s Soccer Coaching Staff
New Butler men’s soccer coach Paul Snape completed his staff with the addition of three assistant coaches, including a colleague from Michigan and a couple of familiar faces to the Bulldogs.
January 25, 2011
Paul Snape Named Head Soccer Coach At Butler
Paul Snape, who helped lead the University of Michigan to the 2010 NCAA Division I College Cup Final Four, has been named men’s soccer head coach at Butler University. The former Michigan Associate Head Coach fills the spot vacated by Kelly Findley, who left Butler to become head coach at North Carolina State.
January 18, 2011
Ben Sippola Drafted By Columbus Crew
Butler senior men’s soccer standout Ben Sippola capped an honor-filled season by being selected in the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft by the Columbus Crew on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The Butler midfielder was the No. 30 pick by the Ohio team.
December 22, 2010
Kelly Findley Named Head Coach At NC State
Kelly Findley, who has coached the Butler men's soccer team to the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two years, has accepted an offer to become head men's soccer coach at North Carolina State University.
December 16, 2010
Ben Sippola Earns Horizon League Academic Honor
Butler senior men’s soccer standout Ben Sippola, who combined on-the-field success with classroom excellence, has been named Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November. He earned the league recognition for the second time this season.
December 11, 2010
Ben Sippola, Matt Hedges Named All-America
Butler men’s soccer standouts Ben Sippola and Matt Hedges have been named to the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Team. Sippola was chosen to the first team, while Hedges was tabbed second team.
December 8, 2010
Ben Sippola, Matt Hedges Cited By Goal.Com
Butler’s duo of senior Ben Sippola and junior Matt Hedges has been named to the Second Annual Goal.com Team of the Year. The soccer website chose a first, second and third team from the top players in the nation for its Team of the Year.
December 3, 2010
Ben Sippola Named Herman Trophy Semifinalist
Butler senior Ben Sippola has been named to the list of semifinalists for the 2010 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy. He’s one of 15 candidates for the most prestigious award in intercollegiate soccer.
November 30, 2010
Butler Posts Record-Breaking Season
Butler’s unbeaten season and national title hopes came to an end in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship, but not before the Bulldogs compiled one of the most successful seasons in school history!
November 21, 2010
Late Goal Ends Butler’s Season In NCAA Tournament
Jeff Ricondo scored from 20 yards out with just over five minutes remaining in the contest to lift Michigan State to a 1-0 victory over #5 Butler in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament at the Butler Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 21. The loss was Butler’s first this season and gave the Bulldogs a 16-1-3 final record.
November 19, 2010
#5 Bulldogs Host Michigan State In NCAA Tournament
Butler will play an NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament match in the Butler Bowl for the first time when it hosts Michigan State in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship on Sunday, Nov. 21. The national tournament match will start at 1 p.m. (ET) on Butler’s home field.
November 18, 2010
Conner Burt, Ben Sippola Named Academic All-America
Butler seniors Conner Burt and Ben Sippola, who have helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament, have been named first team on the 2010 ESPN University Division Academic All-America Team, chosen by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). The two were among 11 players named to the national honor squad’s first team.
November 15, 2010
Tourney Time: Butler Captures No. 13 National Seed
The Horizon League champion Butler men's soccer team will be the No. 13 seed in the 2010 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship, which begins this week. The Bulldogs will have a first-round bye and a Sunday, Nov. 21 home match against the winner of Oakland and Michigan State.
November 14, 2010
Butler Wins Horizon League Championship In Shootout
Goalkeeper Fabian Knopfler came up with three stops in a penalty kick shootout and lifted #6 Butler to the title of the 2010 Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship at the Butler Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 14. The outcome gives Butler an automatic berth in the 2010 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.
November 12, 2010
Butler Advances To Horizon League Championship Match
It came down to the Horizon League’s best offensive player against the league’s top goalkeeper and the outcome lifted top-seeded Butler to a 2-1 victory over #4 Cleveland State in the second semifinal of the league tournament at the Butler Bowl on Friday, Nov. 12. The win moves the Bulldogs into a title game rematch with second-seeded Green Bay on Sunday, Nov. 14.
November 10, 2010
#6 Bulldogs Face Cleveland State In League Tournament
Butler won’t have to search long for a scouting report on its first opponent when it begins play in the 2010 Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship on Friday, Nov. 12. The top-seeded Bulldogs will host #4 seed Cleveland State in the second semifinal of the tournament at 2:30 p.m. (ET) at the Butler Bowl.
November 8, 2010
Butler Captures Top Horizon League Men’s Soccer Honors
Butler senior Ben Sippola was named Player of the Year, junior Matt Hedges was chosen Defensive Player of the Year and head coach Kelly Findley was selected Coach of the Year on the 2010 Horizon League Men’s Soccer All-League Team, released on Monday, Nov. 8. The league-champion Bulldogs had eight total players honored on the All-League team.
November 5, 2010
Butler, Cleveland State Battle To 0-0 Draw
For just the second time this season, Butler failed to record a victory in a men’s soccer match. But the #6-ranked Bulldogs, who battled to a 0-0 tie with Cleveland State at the Butler Bowl on Friday (Nov. 5), still finished the regular season as one of just two unbeaten teams in the NCAA Division I.
November 2, 2010
#6 Bulldogs Close Regular Season At Home
Butler will try to close out the first unbeaten regular season in school history when it hosts Horizon League foe Cleveland State on Friday, Nov. 5. The match at the Butler Bowl will have an unusual 10 a.m. (ET) starting time to accommodate Butler’s hosting of the Horizon League Women’s Soccer Championship later in the day.
October 30, 2010
Bulldogs Blank Detroit, Clinch League Title
The Butler men's soccer team, ranked No. 8 in the nation, defeated Detroit, 2-0, Saturday to clinch the Horizon League's regular season title. The Bulldogs improved to 15-0-1 on the season and now have home field advantage in the league tournament.
October 27, 2010
#8 Butler Upends #25 Indiana, 4-1
Sophomore Tyler Pollock scored a pair of goals and two other teammates found the back of the net to lead #8 Butler to a 4-1 victory over #25 Indiana in a non-league match-up of nationally-ranked teams at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Wednesday (Oct. 27). The victory kept the 14-0-1 Bulldogs as one of three unbeaten teams in the nation.
October 26, 2010
#8 Bulldogs Face Challenging Road Slate
Butler faces its final two regular season road tests of the 2010 campaign and both present a major challenge. The No. 8-ranked Bulldogs will visit #25 Indiana on Wednesday (Oct. 27) for a non-league match, before returning to Horizon League play on Saturday (Oct. 30) at Detroit.
October 24, 2010
#7 Butler Holds Off Loyola For League Win
Senior Kyle Pateros and freshman Austin Oldham teamed on a pair of goals to help lift #7 Butler to a 2-1 Horizon League victory over visiting Loyola at the Butler Bowl on Sunday (Oct. 24). The kept the No. 7-ranked Bulldogs (13-0-1, 6-0-0 HL) as one of just three unbeaten teams in the NCAA Division I.
October 20, 2010
Butler Settles For 0-0 Tie Against IUPUI
Butler’s unblemished record is gone, but the team’s unbeaten mark remains. The #7-ranked Bulldogs battled through two overtime periods before settling for a 0-0 tie in a non-league match against IUPUI at the Butler Bowl on Wednesday (Oct. 20).
October 19, 2010
Bulldogs Continue To Climb In National Polls
Butler, boasting the highest ranking in school history, will seek to extend the nation’s longest winning streak when it hosts crosstown foe IUPUI on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The non-league match at the Butler Bowl is scheduled for a 4 p.m. (ET) start.
October 18, 2010
Men's Soccer Promo Video: Loyola And IUPUI
Click here to see the latest men's soccer video, as the team prepares for home matches this week against IUPUI and Loyola.
October 16, 2010
#9 Butler Slips Past Wright State
Senior Jacob Capito scored a clutch goal with just over five minutes remaining in the match to lift #9 Butler to a 2-1 Horizon League victory over host Wright State in a match played at Alumni Field on Saturday (Oct. 16) evening. The dramatic win kept Butler (12-0-0) as the nation’s only unbeaten, untied team.
October 15, 2010
League-Leading Butler Visits Wright State
Butler, boasting the best record in the NCAA Division I, will be looking for a 12th consecutive win when it visits Horizon League foe Wright State for a mens soccer match on Saturday, Oct. 16. The contest at Wright States Alumni Field is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET) and will be broadcast live on the Horizon League Network.
October 14, 2010
Ben Sippola Earns League Academic Honor
Senior Ben Sippola, who’s helped lead the Butler men’s soccer team to the best start in school history, has been named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September.
October 13, 2010
#9 Bulldogs Roll Over Bowling Green, 5-0
Butler head coach Kelly Findley was looking for an added spark up front and he got it in a big way in the Bulldogs non-league, mens soccer match against Bowling Green on Wednesday (Oct. 13). Five different players scored and #9 Butler rolled to its school-record 11th consecutive victory with a 5-0 decision over the visiting Falcons.
October 12, 2010
Butler Mens Soccer Cracks National Top 10
Butler, fresh from back-to-back victories last week, has cracked the Top 10 of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national poll. The Bulldogs (10-0-0) climbed from No. 12 a week ago to No. 9 in this weeks rankings.
October 11, 2010
Butler Men's Soccer Alumni Day Registration
Men's soccer alumni, click here to register for alumin day, which is set for Homecoming weekend, Oct. 22-24.
October 9, 2010
PK Sends #12 Bulldogs Past UIC
Senior Ben Sippola buried a penalty kick in overtime to lead the No. 12 Butler men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over UIC. The Bulldogs remain the lone undefeated, untied team in NCAA Division I.
October 7, 2010
#12 Butler Hosts Horizon League Foe UIC
Butler, the last unbeaten, untied team in the NCAA Division I, will continue it’s four-match homestand and return to Horizon League play when it hosts UIC on Saturday, Oct 9. The contest at the Butler Bowl is slated to start at 4 p.m. (ET).
October 5, 2010
#12 Bulldogs Edge Evansville, 2-1
Senior Kyle Pateros scored with just 1:31 remaining to lift #12 Butler to a 2-1 victory over visiting Evansville in a non-league match at the Butler Bowl on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The thrilling finish boosted the Bulldogs to 9-0-0 on the season and kept Butler as the nations only remaining unbeaten, untied team.
October 4, 2010
Unbeaten Bulldogs To Host Evansville
Butler, unbeaten and untied in eight matches this season, will step out of Horizon League play to host state rival Evansville on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The non-league match at the Butler Bowl is slated to start at 4 p.m. (ET).
October 1, 2010
Golden Goal Leads #14 Butler Past Valparaiso
The defensive play of senior Conner Burt helped keep #14 Butler in a position to win its Horizon League showdown with Valparaiso. His Golden Goal with less than two minutes remaining in the second overtime lifted the Bulldogs to a 1-0 victory at the Butler Bowl on Friday, Oct. 1.
September 29, 2010
Unbeaten Bulldogs Begin Homestand Against Valparaiso
Butler will end a month of traveling and begin a four-match homestand when it hosts Valparaiso in a key Horizon League match on Friday, Oct. 1 The 4 p.m. (ET) contest will be the first at the Butler Bowl for the unbeaten Bulldogs since Sept. 1.
September 27, 2010
Matt Hedges Named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week
Butler junior Matt Hedges, who helped the #17-ranked Bulldogs to back-to-back wins in Wisconsin, has been named Horizon League Mens Soccer Co-Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 20. The Butler defender shared the leagues weekly honor with Eric Nock of Loyola.
September 26, 2010
#17 Butler Completes Wisconsin Sweep
Junior Matt Hedges broke a scoreless deadlock just over 50 minutes into the match and Butler went on to post a 2-0 victory over host Milwaukee in a Horizon League match played at Concordia University on Sunday, Sept. 26. The win gave the #17-ranked Bulldogs a sweep of two weekend matches in Wisconsin and kept Butlers slate unblemished.
September 24, 2010
Bulldogs Win Horizon League Showdown
An apparent insurance goal by junior Matt Hedges turned out to be the game-winner as Butler held on to defeat host Green Bay, 2-1, in a key Horizon League match at Aldo Santaga Stadium on Friday (Sept. 24). The victory kept Butlers record perfect through six matches.
September 21, 2010
Bulldogs Continue Climb In National Rankings
Butler, unbeaten through the first three weeks of the season, continues to climb in the national soccer polls. The Bulldogs are ranked 19th or higher in five of the mens soccer national polls and have moved up to No. 3 in the Great Lakes Region.
September 18, 2010
Bulldogs Win Fifth Straight, 1-0
Sophomore Julian Cardona scored less than 12 minutes into the second half and Butler made that score stand in a 1-0 victory over Oakland in a non-league match at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac, Mich., on Saturday (Sept. 18) evening. The win boosted the Bulldogs to 5-0 on the season.
September 15, 2010
Unbeaten Bulldogs Climb In National Polls
Butler, off to an impressive 2010 start, is gaining increased recognition in the national soccer polls. The Bulldogs have climbed into the Top 25 in four polls and have moved up another notch in the Great Lakes Region.
September 13, 2010
Ben Sippola Named Horizon League Player of the Week
Butler senior Ben Sippola, who helped lead the Bulldogs to a team title at the Wildcat Invitational in Lexington, Ky., has been named Horizon League Mens Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 6.
September 12, 2010
Butler Wins Kentucky Tournament
Junior Matt Hedges broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 57th minute and Butler went on to post a 3-1 victory over Loyola Marymount in the final round of the Wildcat Invitational at the UK Soccer Complex on Sunday (Sept. 12). The win gave the unbeaten Bulldogs the championship of the four-team event.
September 10, 2010
Bulldogs Roll Past Houston Baptist, 5-1
Senior Ben Sippola became the ninth player in Butler mens soccer history to record a hat trick and the Bulldogs rolled past Houston Baptist, 5-1, in the first round of the Kentucky Tournament on Friday (Sept. 10). Butler will face Loyola Marymount in the final round on Sunday (Sept. 12).
September 9, 2010
Butler Heads To Kentucky Tournament
Butler, coming off back-to-back wins in the first week of the season, will visit Lexington, Ky., to participate in the four-team Kentucky Invitational. The Bulldogs will face Houston Baptist on Friday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. (ET) in the first game of the opening round.
September 4, 2010
Bulldogs Blank Xavier, 1-0
Senior Kyle Pateros broke a 0-0 deadlock 15 minutes into the second half and Butler held on to take a 1-0 decision from host Xavier in a non-league mens soccer match at the XU Soccer Complex on Saturday, Sept. 4. The win was Butlers second in as many outings this season.
September 1, 2010
Bulldogs Race Past IPFW, 4-0
Four different players found the back of the net and goalkeeper Fabian Knopfler recorded his 11th career shutout to lead Butler to a 4-0 victory over visiting IPFW in a non-league match at the Butler Bowl on Wednesday (Sept. 1). It was the mens soccer season-opener for both teams.
August 31, 2010
Bulldogs Open 2010 Season Against IPFW
Butler, coming off one of the best seasons in school history, will begin the 2010 mens soccer campaign with two matches in a four-day stretch. The Bulldogs will open the season at home against IPFW on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and then travel to Cincinnati, Ohio, to take on Xavier on Saturday, Sept. 4.
August 29, 2010
Butler Defeats Northwestern In Final Exhibition Match
Butler closed out its three-match exhibition slate in a big way with a convincing, 4-1, victory over Northwestern in a match played in Fort Wayne, Ind. The win left the Bulldogs with a 2-0-1 record for the three-match stretch.
August 24, 2010
Butler Tabbed As Horizon League Favorite
Butler has been picked as the 2010 Horizon League Men's Soccer preseason favorite in a vote of the nine league head coaches. The Bulldogs narrowly edged Green Bay in the preseason poll, released by the league office on Tuesday (Aug. 24).
August 24, 2010
Butler, Eastern Illinois Battle To A 2-2 Tie
Butler came from behind twice but couldnt tally a go-ahead goal and had to settle for a 2-2 tie against Eastern Illinois in a mens soccer exhibition match at the Butler Bowl on Tuesday (Aug. 24). The result left the Bulldogs at 1-0-1 in their first two exhibition contests.
August 21, 2010
Bulldogs Defeat Dayton In Exhibition Match
Senior Kyle Pateros gave Butler the lead midway through the first period and the Bulldogs added a goal late in the match to defeat host Dayton, 2-0, in an exhibition mens soccer match at Baujan Field on Friday night. The match was Butlers first test of the 2010 campaign.
August 3, 2010
Butler Mens Soccer Enjoys Summer Success
From a national team to a national title, its been an active summer for members of the Butler mens soccer team. When the Bulldogs report for preseason camp on August 13, several players and coaches will come armed with hardware and tales of summer success.
July 27, 2010
Butler Tabs Mens Soccer Team Captains
Juniors Matt Hedges and JC Aikenhead have been added as Butler mens soccer team captains for the upcoming season. The two join seniors Conner Burt and Ben Sippola in the leadership role for the 2010 Bulldogs.
July 2, 2010
Butler Players Headed To Youth Soccer Nationals
Butler sophomore Tyler Pollock and incoming freshmen Adam Glanzer, Ade Oluyedun and Joel Zimmerly have earned the opportunity to play for a national title at the U. S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, Kansas, July 20-25. The four helped their club teams capture Region II championships on June 30.