July 1, 2011
The Polls Are Open: Vote Now for the Top Division I Moments
In 2007-08, USC Upstate embarked on a new journey for its athletics program, transitioning its sports team from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. After four years of competing as a transitional member of Division I, Upstate is poised to receive full certification by the NCAA with all teams eligible for postseason play in NCAA and A-Sun championships.
June 30, 2011
Former Spartan Rory Scovel Appears on Conan
Former USC Upstate men's soccer player and current comedian, Rory Scovel appeared on last night’s episode of Conan on TBS. Due to a double-booking, Scovel preformed a dual stand-up routine with comedian Jon Dore.
June 14, 2011
Upstate Soccer Programs Join Forces with AYSO Region 722
The USC Upstate Athletics Department is looking forward to the upcoming 2011 soccer season. As part of our commitment to the community as well as youth soccer, the Upstate Athletic Department has teamed up with the American Youth Soccer Organization Region 722 in Boiling Springs. We would like to extend the opportunity for you to receive one free men’s and women’s soccer season pass for the 2011 season.
May 31, 2011
Incoming Men’s Soccer Players Earn Post-Season Honors
Three different men’s soccer recruits picked up post-season honors in their final season of prep soccer and will look to continue their success when they arrive on campus this fall.
May 2, 2011
Men’s Soccer Signee Daniel Alvardo Named District Goalie of the Year
Daniel Alvardo (Leander, Texas), part of USC Upstate’s 11-member recruiting class, was recently named the District 16-5A Goalie of the Year.
April 28, 2011
Men’s Soccer Announces 2011 Slate
Road matches at Wofford and Furman as well as a full conference slate highlight the 2011 USC Upstate men’s soccer schedule, released today by head coach Greg Hooks.
March 11, 2011
Men’s Soccer Announces 11-member Signing Class
USC Upstate head men’s soccer coach Greg Hooks announced today the signing of 11 players to the Spartan soccer squad.
November 23, 2010
Tomball alum McCoy earns academic honors
Tomball High School graduate Chris McCoy (Class of 2007) made history at the University of South Carolina Upstate, becoming the first men’s soccer player to earn CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District 3 honors since the program advanced to the NCAA Division I level.
November 19, 2010
Spartan Soccer Programs Honored by NSCAA
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the academic awards for the 2009-10 academic year and both the men’s and women’s soccer squads at USC Upstate were among those honored.
November 9, 2010
Former Spartan to Appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Former USC Upstate men’s soccer player and current comedian, Roy Scovel will appear on tonight’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The program begins at 12:35 a.m. (ET) on NBC.
November 2, 2010
McCoy Earns CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Team Honors
For the first time in the D-I era and first time since 2004, the USC Upstate men’s soccer program has had a player selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Team as Chris McCoy (Houston, Texas/Tomball HS) earned a spot on the All-District First-Team.
October 27, 2010
Spartans Fall to Bucs on Senior Night
Jan Wienholt (Bocholt, Germany/Gymnasium) scored his first collegiate goal, but it was not enough as ETSU claimed a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night at County University Soccer Stadium.
October 26, 2010
Spartans Set for Season Finale
The USC Upstate mens soccer team will host ETSU on Wednesday night in the season finale. Prior to the match, Upstate will be honoring its two graduating seniors, Maurice Beggs and Erkan Yildirim. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure they are on hand for the pre-match ceremony honoring the Spartan pair.
October 25, 2010
Upstate to Host First Responders Appreciation Night
In an effort to recognize all law enforcement officers, firefighters, and paramedics for their contributions to our communities, the USC Upstate Department of Athletics would like to cordially invite all local First Responders to join us on Wednesday night for First Responders Appreciation Night.
October 24, 2010
Mens Soccer Up-ended by Bruins
Despite outshooting Belmont, the Spartans fell on Sunday to the Bruins, 4-1, at the Whitten Soccer Complex.
October 22, 2010
Spartans Fall on Road at Lipscomb
USC Upstate allowed a goal in the 87th-minute as Lipscomb claimed a 1-0 victory on Friday night at the Lipscomb Soccer Stadium.
October 20, 2010
Spartans Set for Music City Tour
The USC Upstate mens soccer team will make its final road trip of the 2010 season as it travels to Nashville, Tenn., to face Atlantic Sun foes Lipscomb and Belmont.
October 17, 2010
Mens Soccer Downed by Jacksonville
The USC Upstate mens soccer squad fell on Sunday afternoon to visiting Jacksonville, 4-0, at County University Soccer Stadium.
October 15, 2010
Spartans Fall at Home to Ospreys
After combining for just one shot in the first half, both offenses showed up in the second half. However, it was North Florida edging the USC Upstate mens soccer team by a score of 2-1 on Friday night at County University Soccer Stadium.
October 13, 2010
Spartans Set for Conference Pair
The USC Upstate mens soccer team is set to face a pair of conference foes from the Sunshine State this weekend.
October 10, 2010
Spartans Drop Heartbreaker to Hatters
Ryan Asare-Bediakos goal in the second overtime period lifted Stetson over the USC Upstate mens soccer team on Sunday afternoon at the Stetson Soccer Complex.
October 8, 2010
Spartans Fall to #25 Florida Gulf Coast
Competing in the first of two matches in the state of Florida this weekend, the USC Upstate mens soccer squad was downed by #25 Florida Gulf Coast, 2-0, on Friday night at the FGCU soccer complex.
October 6, 2010
Spartans Set for a Pair in the Sunshine State
After closing out a four-match homestand on Saturday, the USC Upstate mens soccer team will travel to the state of Florida for a pair of conference matches this weekend.
October 2, 2010
Spartans Up-ended by Camels in Conference Action
On Saturday afternoon, the USC Upstate mens soccer squad fell to visiting Campbell, 1-0, in Atlantic Sun Conference action at County University Soccer Stadium.
September 30, 2010
Hear From the A-Sun Weekly Award Winners
Each week the A-Sun Office speaks with the Players of the Week from Men's and Women's Soccer and Volleyball. This week we talk with Belmont's Lauren Paynter and Jessica Rix, ETSU's Aaron Schoenfeld, USC Upstate's Jason McCabe and Lipscomb's Meghan Hinemeyer.
September 30, 2010
Spartans Drop Conference Opener to Mercer
In the conference opener for both teams, the USC Upstate mens soccer team fell to the visiting Mercer Bears by a score of 2-0 on Thursday night at County University Soccer Stadium
September 28, 2010
Spartans Set to Open Conference Play
After a seven-match non-conference slate, the Spartans (1-3-3) will begin Atlantic Sun play this week as they host Mercer on Thursday night. Kick-off at County University Soccer Stadium is slated for 7:00 p.m.
September 27, 2010
McCabe Nets A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week Honors
After leading the Spartans to their first shutout victory since the move to Division I play, senior goalkeeper Jason McCabe has earned the Atlantic Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week award, the conference office in Macon, Ga., announced today.
September 25, 2010
Spartans, Paladins Battle to Scoreless Draw
Playing in a constant rain for most of the first half, neither the USC Upstate mens soccer team nor Furman could find the back of the net in 110 minutes of action on Saturday night at a soaked and soggy field at County University Soccer Stadium.
September 22, 2010
Beggs Delivers Game-Winner for Spartans
Maurice Beggs scored what proved the be the difference in the 15th-minute on Wednesday night as the USC Upstate mens soccer team downed visiting UNC Asheville, 1-0, at County University Soccer Stadium.
September 21, 2010
Spartans Set to Close Out Non-Conference Schedule
To close out the 2010 non-conference slate, the USC Upstate mens soccer squad will host UNC Asheville and Furman at County University Soccer Stadium, before continuing a four-match home stand with a pair of conference matches against Mercer (9/30) and Campbell (10/2).
September 17, 2010
Mens Soccer Falls at Wofford, 4-1
Competing in its fifth game of 2010 and forth on the road, the USC Upstate mens soccer team dropped Friday nights match at Wofford. The Terriers (1-3-1) claimed the 4-1 victory at Synder Field to pick up their first win of the season, while Upstate falls to 0-3-2.
September 15, 2010
Spartans Fall on the Road at Gardner-Webb
Competing in its third road game of the early 2010 season, the USC Upstate mens soccer team fell on the road at Gardner-Webb. The Bulldogs claimed the 1-0 victory at Greene-Harbison Field to cut the Spartans lead in the series to 4-2-2.
September 14, 2010
Foerster Ranks Among Nations Best
USC Upstate mens soccer midfielder Timo Foerster finds his name ranked in the top 10 nationally in three different categories.
September 13, 2010
Spartans Set for a Pair of Road Matches
After an eight-day break, the USC Upstate mens soccer team will return to action on Wednesday night when it travels to Boiling Springs, N.C. for a 7:00 p.m. match at Gardner-Webb. Following that match, the Spartans will make a short trip down Pine Street to face Wofford for a 6:00 p.m. match on Friday night.
September 7, 2010
Spartans Battle to Draw in Home Opener
For just the third time in the 21-game series, the USC Upstate mens soccer team battled to a draw with Presbyterian College. On Tuesday night, each team found the back of the net just once for the 1-1 tie at County University Soccer Stadium.
September 6, 2010
Spartans to Host Blue Hose in 2010 Home Opener
To kick-off the 2010 home slate, the USC Upstate mens soccer team will host Presbyterian College on Tuesday night. Kickoff between the Spartans and the Blue Hose is slated for 7:00 p.m. at County University Soccer Stadium.
September 4, 2010
Spartans, Panthers Battle to 1-1 Draw
In the second trip of the season to the peach state, the Spartans came away with a better result as they battled the Georgia State Panthers to a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes on Saturday night at Panthersville Stadium.
September 1, 2010
Spartans Fall in Season Opener
In the season opener for both the USC Upstate mens soccer team and the Georgia Southern Eagles, the home standing Eagles claimed a 4-3 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Eagle Field.
August 31, 2010
Spartans Ready for Pair of Peach State Battles
To kick-off the 2010 regular season the USC Upstate men's soccer team will make a pair of trips to the state of Georgia. The Spartans will face Georgia Southern on Sept. 1, followed by a matchup with Georgia State on Sept. 4.
August 30, 2010
Season Preview: Mens Soccer
After a pair of exhibition victories over Spartanburg Methodist College and Atlantic Coast Conference member Clemson, the USC Upstate mens soccer is set to begin the 2010 regular season. The Spartans will kick-off the season on Wed., Sept. 1, when they make the trip to Statesboro, Ga., to face the Georgia Southern Eagles.
August 27, 2010
Men's Soccer Two-A-Days: Second Edition
Each day from August 26th through September 1st, the Atlantic Sun Conference will preview the upcoming 2010 Mens Soccer season with the A-Sun Two-A-Days, where we interview a player or coach from each of the eleven A-Sun teams. Today we talked with Timo Foerster from USC Upstate and Garrett McLaughlin of Lipscomb.
August 24, 2010
Mens Soccer Downs Clemson in Exhibition Action
To close out the 2010 exhibition slate, USC Upstate claimed a 2-1 victory over visiting Clemson on Tuesday night at County University Soccer Stadium.
August 19, 2010
Spartans Down Pioneers in Exhibition Match
On Thursday afternoon, Greg Hooks kicked off his 16th-season at the helm of the Spartan program with a 3-0 victory over Spartanburg Methodist College at the universitys soccer practice fields.
August 17, 2010
Mens Soccer to Open Season with Exhibition Matches
The USC Upstate mens soccer team will begin the 2010 campaign on Thursday when it hosts Spartanburg Methodist College at 4:00 p.m. Following the match with the Pioneers, the Spartans will entertain Clemson on Tuesday night (8/24) at 7:00 p.m.
August 17, 2010
A-Sun Releases Preseason Mens Soccer Poll
In preparation of the mens soccer season, the Atlantic Sun Conference has released the preseason poll and the preseason all-conference team.
July 9, 2010
Geoff del Forn Joins Mens Soccer Staff
Head mens soccer coach Greg Hooks announced today the hiring of Geoff del Forn as assistant mens soccer coach at USC Upstate. Del Forn will assist in all facets of the soccer program.
June 30, 2010
Upstate Men's Soccer Releases 2010 Schedule
Spartanburg, S.C. A home exhibition game against Clemson and a tough A-Sun slate highlights the schedule as USC Upstate released its 17-game mens soccer schedule for 2010 on Wednesday.