From a UA athletics department release:
The University of Akron men's soccer received national attention as TopDrawerSoccer.com has tabbed the Zips' 2016 signing class as the second-best in the nation.
"This is a very talented class that has a lot potential to make an immediate impact," Akron head coach Jared Embick commented. "We will be a deeper team that is capable of causing many problems for our opponents. We will need all these players as we work to get back to the College Cup and win our Second Star."
Donning the Akron uniform this fall will be Nick Hinds (Plantation, Fla.), Reggie Laryea (Toronto, Ontario (Canada)), Jonathan Lewis (Plantation, Fla.), Alex Mapp (Medina, Ohio), Jesus Perez (Waukegan, Ill.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Columbus, Ohio), Tor Saunders (Bothell, Wash.) and Marcel Zajac (Mississauga, Ontario).To read more or comment...
Akron (13-3, 2-1 in Mid-American Conference) at Toledo Rockets (10-6, 1-2 in MAC)
Time: 7 p.m., Friday
Where: Savage Arena, Toledo
TV/Radio/Internet: CBS Sports Network; WARF (1350-AM) for free at SportsRadio1350.com and on iHeartRadio. Steve French and Joe Dunn will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m.; view at gozips.com for webcast and live statistics.To read more or comment...
Akron (13-2, 2-0) vs. Central Michigan (8-7, 1-1)
Time: 7 p.m., Tuesday
Where: McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Mich.
TV/Radio/Internet: American Sports Network/ESPN3 Mike Gleason (play-by-play) and Murry Bartow (analyst); WARF (1350-AM) for free at SportsRadio1350.com and on iHeartRadio. Steve French and Joe Dunn will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m.; view at gozips.com for webcast and live statistics.To read more or comment...
Akron (12-2, 1-0 in Mid-American Conference) vs Western Michigan Broncos (6-8, 0-1)
Time: 7 p.m., Friday
Where: Rhodes Arena
TV/Radio/Internet: ESPNU with Bob Picozzi (play-by-play) and Malcolm Huckaby (Analyst) , WARF (1350-AM) for free at SportsRadio1350.com and on iHeartRadio. Steve French and Joe Dunn will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m.; view at gozips.com for webcast and live statistics.To read more or comment...
From a UA athletics department news release:
Zips' fans will have two opportunities at upcoming men's basketball games to view and take photos with the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl trophy.
The first opportunity is Friday, Jan. 8, when the Zips take on Western Michigan at 7 p.m. Additionally, fans can take photos with the trophy on Tuesday, Jan. 19, prior to the game with Eastern Michigan. Both games will be played at James A. Rhodes Arena.
The trophy will be on display on the upper level in the Northwest corner of the arena, near the student section.To read more or comment...
KANSAS CITY, Kan.: For what seemed like an interminable time, Nate Shultz sat at midfield, a coach watching over him as he agonized over a blocked penalty kick that ended the University of Akron's NCAA tournament run one game shy of the championship.
The sophomore forward from Mayfield was overcome by the weight of a fleeting few seconds. Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Epstein stopped Shultz's ball just after the Cardinal's Corey Baird chipped one over the head of Zips goalie Jake Fenlason to eliminate UA 8-7 after 10 rounds of penalty kicks.
Fourth-seeded UA (18-3-3) and eighth-seeded Stanford (17-2-3) had played to a scoreless draw after two overtimes in their semifinal match Friday night at Sporting Park.
At stake was a spot in Sunday's title game against second-seeded Clemson, which ousted sixth-seeded Syracuse 4-1 on penalty kicks after another scoreless draw.To read more or comment...
University of Akron junior Adam Najem was selected second-team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association and sophomore Richie Laryea was named to the third team.
The pair learned of their honor along with other Final Four participants Thursday night at the College Cup banquet in Kansas City. The full teams were announced Friday.
It is the first such selection for both. Najem and Laryea brought the Zips' total selected to 55 in program history.
A native of Clifton, N.J., Najem leads UA in assists (11), points (31), shots (68), shots on goal (31) and game-winners (4) and is second in goals (10). Laryea leads the team in goals (11) and stands second in assists (7), points (29), shots (58), shots on goal (26) and game-winners (3).To read more or comment...