Men’s football set to welcome Florida Atlantic

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FORT MYERS, Florida. – The FGCU men’s soccer team returns to action as they host Florida Atlantic on Tuesday night at Pickering Field. The Eagles enter the game with an overall record of 4-2-4 while the Owls are 3-6-3.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. and will be streamed on Facebook Live. It will be American Cancer Society Night with fans encouraged to donate as their names will be entered to win prizes.

The Eagles are coming off a close 2-2 draw against ASUN member Central Arkansas on Sunday. It was ASUN’s third draw from FGCU and fourth overall.

Senior David Alves (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) leads the Eagles offense with four goals this season. His last goal came against UCA with a powerful penalty that couldn’t be denied.

Wyatt Kistner (Midlothian, Virginia.) has four shutouts to date with a .80 overall goals-against average and .800 save percentage.

Friday will be the 14the meeting between the two programs, FAU won the last game 3-2 in overtime in Boca Raton, Florida last September. Overall, the Owls narrowly lead the series 6-5-2. Florida Atlantic is coming off a 1-0 loss to Temple on Friday.

Victor Claudel leads FAU with four goals. Neil Strauber is the record keeper with a 1.43 goals-against average and .744 save percentage.

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For breaking news and a behind-the-scenes look at the FGCU men’s soccer program, follow on Twitter @FGCU_MSoccer, Instagram @FGCU MSoccer, Facebook /FGCUMSoccer and YouTube /FGCUAthletics. You can also sign up to receive news about FGCU men’s soccer and all 15 sports programs straight to your inbox by visiting www.fgcuathletics.com/email.

HEAD COACH JESSE CORMIER
Jesse Cormier is in his sixth year as head coach of the FGCU men’s soccer program in the fall of 2022 after being hired in January 2017 to become the 2nd head coach in program history. Cormier guided FGCU to an overall record of 37-33-16 (.521), including a 20-10-6 (.667) mark in the ASUN game. The Eagles have reached the ASUN Tournament semifinals in nine of 10 seasons (every year of eligibility except one), as Cormier has coached 31 all-conference selections since joining (program-record 10 in 2017). Cormier was the head coach of his alma mater, the University of Vermont, for the previous 13 seasons. He won 14 games with the Catamounts in 2016 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. While in Vermont, Cormier guided the America East tournament schedule in 12 of 13 seasons, making five appearances in title games, winning two tournament crowns, claiming a regular season championship and qualifying for three NCAA tournaments, including a pair of second round appearances. Cormier holds an overall record of 151-122-62 (.547) as a head coach in his 16-plus seasons at the helm.

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ABOUT THE FGCU
FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 92 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 15 seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just 11 seasons of DI playoff eligibility, the Eagles brought together 45 teams or individuals competing in NCAA championships. In 2022, the men’s golf team became the first program to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Eight FGCU programs ranked in the top 25 nationally in their respective sports, including women’s basketball (#20, 2021-22), beach volleyball (#20, 2022) and men’s soccer (2018, 2019) and women’s football. (2018) as four of the most recent. In 2016-17, the Vert et Bleu posted the department’s best sixth place finish in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and top 100 nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and Florida State’s top seven teams won the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their rate of academic progression in their sport. FGCU also collectively achieved a record 3.50 classroom GPA in the fall 2020 semester and outperformed the general undergraduate college population for 26 consecutive semesters. The last five semesters (Fall 2019 – Spring 2022) saw another milestone reached as all 15 programs achieved a cumulative team average of 3.0 or higher. The Eagles also served an all-time high of 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being recognized as one of two finalists for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.

–FGCUATHLETICS.COM–

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