Excellence Realized: Looking back on a year to remember

ETSU athletics enjoyed a banner year of success over the last 365 days. Take a look back at this memorable year in "Excellence Realized," a story told though Adobe Spark.


ETSU men earn second-straight Commissioner’s Cup

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 30, 2017) – With the completion of the spring seasons of league competition, the ETSU men’s programs were awarded its second-straight Southern Conference Commissioner’s Cup, which is the all-sport trophy that is presented to the conference’s best all-around men’s program.


Weather cancels men’s soccer match with Virginia Tech

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 21, 2017) – Due to impending weather that is expected to hit Johnson City, Tenn. Friday, ETSU’s spring season finale with Virginia Tech has been canceled.


ETSU Athletics announces “Legacy Day” planned for April 11th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2017) – On Tuesday, April 11th, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will launch a special day of giving in support of Buccaneer student-athletes.


“Big Buccaneer Bash” Auction set for Saturday, April 8th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 4, 2017) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host its annual “BIG Buccaneer Bash” Excellence Fund Auction in support of the program’s student-athletes this Saturday evening, April 8th at the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletics Center.


Oshoniyi releases men’s soccer spring schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 13, 2017) – ETSU men’s soccer head coach Bo Oshoniyi announced the 2017 spring schedule on Monday as the Bucs will play five games at home highlighted by NCAA Tournament runner-up Wake Forest on March 18 and Virginia Tech on April 21 inside Summers-Taylor Stadium at 7 p.m.


ETSU athletics announces “Embrace Excellence Initiatives”

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 9, 2017) – During a gathering inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center Thursday afternoon, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics unveiled innovative fund-raising initiatives aimed at improving facilities and developing new resources that will provide opportunities for student-athletes throughout the Buccaneers program.


Oshoniyi tabbed 16th-best MLS goalkeeper

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2017) – Third year ETSU men’s soccer head coach Bo Oshoniyi was named the 16th-best all-time Major League Soccer (MLS) goalkeeper, according to EverybodySoccer.com.


ETSU places 45 on SoCon Fall Academic All-Conference

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (January 17, 2017) – The Southern Conference on Tuesday announced its Fall Academic All-Conference team with 45 ETSU student-athletes receiving academic all-conference recognition.


Woodfin named NCAA Statistical Champion

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2017) – ETSU men’s soccer midfielder Cameron Woodfin (Old Hickory, Tenn.) was named by the NCAA on Wednesday as the Division I statistical champion for assists per game.


Oshoniyi named head coach at 2017 MLS Player Combine

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Dec. 12, 2016) – ETSU men’s soccer head coach Bo Oshoniyi was named a head coach at the Major League Soccer Player Combine that takes place January 7-12 in Los Angeles, which was announced by the MLS on Monday.


Three Bucs named to NSCAA All-South Region

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 7, 2016) – Three ETSU men’s soccer players were named to the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Men’s All-South Region this week with Jonny Sutherland (Chester, U.K.) claiming the second team goalkeeper position and Serge Gomis (Dakar, Senegal) and Fletcher Ekern (Knoxville, Tenn.) earning third team All-Region honors.


Historic season ends in NCAA Tournament as ETSU falls 1-0 at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Nov. 17, 2016) – In a tale of two halves, the ETSU men's soccer team dominated the second half, but the Bucs fell 1-0 to Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night in Blacksburg, Va.


ETSU opens NCAA Tournament play with trip to Virginia Tech on Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2016) – In a season where the record books have been rewritten, the ETSU men’s soccer team looks to capitalize on being named an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.


The Bucs are going dancing! Men’s Soccer earns first-ever at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2016) – Eagerly awaiting to see if they received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, the Bucs learned their postseason fate on Monday.


ETSU falls in penalty kicks in SoCon Championship to Mercer

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team fell on Saturday in penalty kicks, 4-1, to Mercer as the Bucs and Bears played to a scoreless tie in Greensboro, N.C. in the SoCon Tournament Championship.


ETSU preparing for SoCon Championship on Saturday versus Mercer

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2016) – For the second straight season, the ETSU men’s soccer team is preparing for the Southern Conference Championship set for Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. in hopes to claim its first-ever SoCon Tournament Title.


Bucs shine in SoCon Tournament Semifinals with a 5-2 victory over UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 10, 2016) – For the second straight year, ETSU men's soccer upended UNCG in the SoCon Tournament Semifinals in 5-2 fashion as five different Buccaneers found the back of the net to advance to the SoCon Championship on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.


Men’s soccer rested and ready for SoCon Semifinal match with UNCG

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2016) – Without having to play a match in over a week, the ETSU men’s soccer team is rested and ready to square off against UNCG in the Southern Conference Tournament Semifinals at UNCG Soccer Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m.


Bucs place nine on SoCon All-Conference Teams

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 8, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team received nine All-Conference honors including Coach of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, and Freshman of the Year, which was announced by the league offices Tuesday.


Men’s soccer receiving national attention

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2016) – As a team and individually, the ETSU men’s soccer program has received national attention this week after claiming its first-ever regular season Southern Conference title.


Ekern tabbed SoCon Player of the Month

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 2, 2016) – Junior Fletcher Ekern (Knoxville, Tenn.) was named SoCon Men’s Soccer Player of the Month after his eight-goal performance in the month of October, as announced by the league on Wednesday.


Ramalho claims national and conference honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2016) – Redshirt senior Joao Ramalho (Monte Santo, Brazil) claimed three honors this week as the forward recorded the game-tying and game-winning against Mercer to record ETSU’s first-ever regular season championship in Macon, Ga.


ETSU wins first-ever regular season title with 3-2 comeback win at Mercer

MACON, Ga. (Oct. 29, 2016) – In an unbelievable turn of events on Saturday, the ETSU men’s soccer team fought back and defeated Mercer 3-2 as Joao Ramalho (Monte Santo, Brazil) netted the game-tying and go-ahead goals to claim the first-ever regular season championship title in program history.


Bucs have eyes set on first-ever regular season championship title at Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team will conclude its regular season in a winner-take-all match at Mercer on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.


ETSU celebrates senior day with 1-0 shutout and bye into the semifinals of the SoCon Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2016) – Backed by a goal in the 31st minute by freshman defender Joe Pickering (East Sussex, England) on senior night, the ETSU men’s soccer team went on to shutout UNCG at home 1-0 on Tuesday for its eighth shutout of the year and clinched a bye into the semifinals of the SoCon Tournament.


Bucs host final home match of the season versus UNCG

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2016) – In its final home match of the 2016 season, the ETSU men’s soccer team looks to remain undefeated at home and to pick up its tenth win of the season on Tuesday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium versus UNCG.


Bucs remain undefeated at home as ETSU draws 0-0 with Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2016) – Even out-shooting the opposition 16-8, the ETSU men’s soccer team played to a scoreless tie with Furman at Summers-Taylor Stadium on Saturday night.


Men’s soccer hosts Furman on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2016) – For the first time in the head coach Bo Oshoniyi era, the ETSU men’s soccer team can reach ten wins on Saturday, which hasn’t been accomplished since 2013. The Bucs will welcome Furman to Summers-Taylor Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22 with kickoff set for 7 p.m. in hopes to achieve their first ten-win season in three years.


Multi-goal performances by Pickering and Ekern propels Bucs to 5-1 win

LEXINGTON, Va. (Oct. 18, 2016) – With multi-goal and multi-assist performances at Patchin Field on Tuesday afternoon by the Bucs, the ETSU men’s soccer team defeated VMI 5-1 after out-shooting the opposition 28-6 while putting 14 shots on goal.


Ekern garners SoCon Player of the Week honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 18, 2016) – ETSU men’s soccer player Fletcher Ekern (Knoxville, Tenn.) garnered his first Southern Conference Player of the Week honor for his two-goal performance against VMI and Wofford last week, which was announced by league office Tuesday.


ETSU looks to extend win streak at VMI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team is currently on a season long three-game winning streak and looks to extend that streak on Tuesday with a Southern Conference road matchup at VMI. Match is set for 4 p.m.


Bucs remain perfect at home in 2-1 victory over Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2016) – With a 2-1 comeback victory over Wofford at Summers-Taylor Stadium on Saturday night, the ETSU men’s soccer team jumped into first place in the SoCon standings after netting a pair of goals by Fletcher Ekern (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Joao Ramalho (Monte Santo, Brazil).


Men’s soccer seeks revenge on Saturday at home versus Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team lost at Wofford earlier this year but looks to seek revenge against the Terriers and preserve its perfect 5-0 home record at Summers-Taylor Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.


ETSU shuts out sixth opponent in 3-0 win over VMI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team shutout its sixth opponent of the year en route to a 3-0 win over VMI on Tuesday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium.


Men’s soccer hosts VMI on Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team will return home to face VMI on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Summers-Taylor Stadium with kickoff at 7 p.m.


Ekern’s hat trick leads ETSU to dramatic 4-3 win in overtime

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 8, 2016) – In wet and rainy conditions on Saturday, Fletcher Ekern (Knoxville, Tenn.) led the ETSU men’s soccer team to a dramatic 4-3 win in double overtime after scoring a hat trick in the 102nd minute in Greensboro, N.C.


Bucs ready for UNCG on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team looks to extend its unbeaten streak on Saturday, Oct. 8 against the Spartans at UNCG Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m.


Sutherland earns September SoCon Player of the Month

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 5, 2016) – For the third time this season, ETSU men’s soccer goalkeeper Jonny Sutherland (Chester, U.K.) has been recognized by the Southern Conference. This time he earned September SoCon Player of the Month, which was announced by the league office Wednesday.


Bucs nipped in Spartanburg 1-0 by Terriers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 4, 2016) – After holding opponents scoreless in the last 704:47 minutes in regulation, the ETSU men’s soccer team surrendered a goal in the 56th minute that allowed Wofford to sneak out a 1-0 win on Tuesday at Snyder Field.


Sutherland claims second SoCon Player of the Week award

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 4, 2016) – For the second time in three weeks, ETSU men’s soccer goalkeeper Jonny Sutherland (Chester, U.K.) was named SoCon Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2, which was announced by the league office Tuesday.


Men’s soccer travels to Wofford on Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2016) – Starting SoCon play undefeated, the ETSU men’s soccer team looks to carry its success as it travels to Spartanburg, S.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 to square off against Wofford at 7 p.m. at Snyder Field.


Woodfin, Gomis leads ETSU to shutout win over Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2016) – In just its third win in the last 12 head-to-head matchups, the ETSU men’s soccer team shutout Mercer 2-0 at Summers-Taylor Stadium on Saturday night for its fifth shutout in the previous seven games this season.


ETSU opens home conference schedule Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2016) – After tying with Furman to open SoCon play, the ETSU men’s soccer team will return to Summers-Taylor Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m. to face off against Mercer in the first SoCon home match of the season.


Men’s soccer achieves highest RPI ranking in program history

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2016) – Since the inception of the program in 2008, the ETSU men’s soccer team achieved its highest rating percentage index (RPI) as the Bucs ranked 35th in the latest poll announced Wednesday by the NCAA.


Bucs and Paladins play to scoreless draw to open conference play

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 27, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team continues to shutout opponents as it held No. 25 Furman to a 0-0 tie to open Southern Conference play on Tuesday night at Stone Stadium.


Men’s soccer opens conference play Tuesday against No. 18 Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2016) – To open its Southern Conference play, the ETSU men’s soccer team will travel to Greenville, S.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to face the 2015 SoCon Tournament winners Furman at Stone Stadium at 7 p.m.


Bucs force overtime with Kentucky but falter in 1-0 loss

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team took its third team of the season to overtime on Wednesday night as the Bucs fell in double overtime 1-0 to Kentucky at The Bell.


Sutherland earns national and SoCon honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2016) – With a pair of shutouts against top-ranked North Carolina and UNC Asheville, ETSU goalkeeper Jonny Sutherland (Chester, U.K) landed on the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week and earned the SoCon Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 12-18.


Bucs conclude non-conference schedule at No. 20 Kentucky

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2016) – Winning three of the previous four matches 1-0, ETSU men’s soccer looks to continue its success against No. 20 Kentucky at The Bell on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.


Clack placed on National Team of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2016) – After his performance against top-ranked North Carolina on Tuesday and UNC Asheville on Sunday, ETSU junior defender Chase Clack (Memphis, Tenn.) was placed on the College Soccer News Team of the Week, which was announced on Monday.


Bucs shutout second straight opponent in 1-0 win over UNC Asheville

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2016) – Junior defender Chase Clack (Memphis, Tenn.) scored the game-winning goal on Sunday night for ETSU men’s soccer as it defeated UNC Asheville 1-0 at Summers-Taylor Stadium.


Men’s soccer returns to Summers-Taylor on Sunday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2016) – Coming off the biggest win in ETSU men’s soccer history, the Bucs will return home to face I-26 foe UNC Asheville at Summers-Taylor Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 18 with kickoff set for 7 p.m.


Ekern’s Golden Goal helps ETSU take down No. 1 UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Sept. 13, 2016) – Down goes number one! Fletcher Ekern’s (Knoxville, Tenn.) golden goal in the 92nd minute helped guide ETSU men’s soccer to its biggest win in program history, as the Buccaneers defeated the top-ranked North Carolina, 1-0, in overtime on Tuesday at Fetzer Field.


Bucs continue road trip with No. 1 UNC

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2016) – For the second game in a row, the ETSU men’s soccer team will face a ranked team – No. 1 University of North Carolina – in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 with kickoff set for 7 p.m.


Bucs lose 1-0 heartbreaker in overtime to No. 22 West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (Sept. 9, 2016) – Despite firing seven shots in the second half, the ETSU men’s soccer team fell to No. 22 West Virginia in overtime in Morgantown, W. Va. after the Mountaineers scored the golden goal in the 100th minute off a free kick.


Men’s soccer travels to No. 22 West Virginia on Friday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team will take its two-game win streak to Morgantown, W.Va. to take on No. 22 West Virginia at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. The Bucs are 5-3-3 all-time against ranked opponents with their most recent victory over No. 15 Kentucky last season.


Buc Update Central - Episode I

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2016) – The Buccaneer Sports Network released its first episode of “Buc Update Central” on Wednesday.


Woodfin claims SoCon Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 6, 2016) – After scoring five points with two goals and an assist in two victories this week, ETSU men’s soccer player Cameron Woodfin (Old Hickory, Tenn.) claimed SoCon Player of the Week honors, which was announced by the league office on Tuesday.


Woodfin’s game-winner gives Bucs 1-0 victory

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2016) – Cameron Woodfin’s (Old Hickory, Tenn.) game-winning goal and the Buccaneers’ solid defense gave the ETSU men’s soccer team a 1-0 shutout over Appalachian State at Summers-Taylor Stadium on Saturday night for its first shutout of the season and its first win over the Mountaineers since 2010.


Bucs’ offense explodes in 4-2 win over George Mason

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2016) – After a two hour and 45 minute lightning delay, the ETSU men’s soccer team scored two goals in each half en route to a 4-2 win over George Mason on Wednesday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium.


Men’s soccer opens home schedule with George Mason and Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team looks to rebound as it hosts the first two home matches of the season against George Mason (Aug. 31) and Appalachian State (Sept. 3) at Summers-Taylor Stadium. Kick off for both games are set for 7 p.m.


Bucs fall to High Point in season opener

HIGH POINT, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2016) –John Lucchesi (Johnson City, Tenn.) scored his first collegiate goal, but the ETSU men’s soccer team fell in its season opener 5-1 to High Point University on Friday at Vert Stadium.


Season opener preview versus High Point

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2016) – The ETSU men’s soccer team will open its 2016 regular season with a road game at High Point University on Aug. 26 with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Vert Stadium.


Four second half goals lead ETSU to 6-0 shutout

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2016) – Five Buccaneers scored in their final exhibition match of the preseason en route to a 6-0 shutout of Milligan College at Summers-Taylor Stadium on Saturday night.


Ramalho, Ekern earn Preseason SoCon Honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 18, 2016) –Senior Joao Ramalho (Monte Santo, Brazil) and junior Fletcher Ekern (Knoxville, Tenn.) were selected All- Southern Conference Team. The ETSU men’s soccer team was predicted to finish third for the 2016 season, which was announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon.


Bucs fall to Virginia Tech in preseason opener

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Aug. 16, 2016) – In the first preseason match of the season, the ETSU men’s soccer team traveled to Virginia Tech and fell 3-1 despite putting five shots on goal at Thompson Field on Tuesday.


Preseason in full-swing for men’s soccer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2016) – With almost a week of preseason practices underway, the ETSU men’s soccer team will continue their preseason schedule with a road trip to Virginia Tech on Aug. 16.


Men’s soccer schedule revealed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 7, 2016) – ETSU Head Coach Bo Oshoniyi announced Thursday the 2016 men’s soccer schedule, which features seven non-conference matches including No. 4 ranked North Carolina and Conference-USA Champions Kentucky.