KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released its final Soccer Coaches' Top-25 Polls of the season on Wednesday evening. For the second year in a row, both Ashford soccer teams close out the season in the rankings.
Thanks to a run to the semifinals of the NAIA National Championship, the AU men earned the #4 ranking in the final polls while the women have garnered the #20 spot in the rankings.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Senior Lucas Almeida and freshmen Daniel Dreier and Fernando Machado were instrumental in helping the Ashford University men's soccer reach the national semifinals for the first time in program history. On Monday, the trio was recognized for their work on the national level as All-Americans
Sao Paulo, Brazil-native Almeida was named Second Team All-American, while Dreier earned a spot on the third team and Machado was named to the Honorable Mention squad.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Six members of the Ashford University men's soccer team and four AU women's soccer student-athletes have been recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Ashford University men's soccer team added a trio of awards to an already growing trophy case following the conclusion of the 2013 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship.
The team was awarded with the Nels Dahlquist Memorial Team Sportsmanship Award, while forward Daniel Dreier and defenseman Mark Hiller were named to the All-Tournament Team.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The most successful season in the history of the Ashford University men's soccer team came to a dramatic and heart-breaking end on Friday afternoon at the 2013 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men's Soccer National Semifinals.
Freshman Daniel Dreier scored his fourth goal of the tournament, but the #4-seeded Saints surrendered a late goal to 16th-seeded Martin Methodist (Tenn.) to even the score at 1-1. Two overtimes solved nothing, but it was the Red Hawks who advanced to the national championship game in penalty kicks, 5-4.