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The New England Revolution selected former Pitt forward Edward Kizza with the 24th pick in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday, tied for the highest draft pick in Pitt soccer history.

Former Panther Edward Kizza makes history with MLS SuperDraft first round selection

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor January 22, 2021
Prior to Thursday’s event, no Pitt soccer player had ever been drafted in the opening round of the SuperDraft in its 24-year history.
Pitt soccer announced last week that Edward Kizza, the second highest goal scorer in program history, is no longer on the team.

Pitt soccer parts ways with leading scorer Edward Kizza

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer October 8, 2020
Pitt soccer announced last week that Edward Kizza, the second highest goal scorer in program history, is no longer on the team.
Pitt defeated Virginia Tech 4-2 on Saturday to remain unbeaten through three games

Pitt beats Lehigh 2-0 in first ever NCAA Tournament win

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer November 22, 2019
The Pitt men’s soccer team won its first NCAA Tournament game ever, defeating Lehigh 2-0 Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field in the first round.
Edward Kizza (9) maneuvers around Duke’s Brandon Williamson (19). On Thursday night, Pitt men’s soccer will play in the NCAA tournament for the first time in 54 years.

Panthers prep for historic home tournament match

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 21, 2019
1965 was an eventful year both around the world and right here at Pitt. The University was in talks to become a state-related institution, Chancellor Edward Litchfield resigned and the men’s soccer team appeared in the NCAA National Tournament for the second time in four years.
No. 3 Pitt men’s soccer extended its win streak to four with a convincing 2-0 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night.

Win vs. Wolfpack puts Panther soccer in semifinals

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer November 11, 2019
Pitt men’s soccer won the biggest ACC game in program history, defeating North Carolina State 2-1 in overtime in the ACC tournament quarterfinals in front of a packed crowd at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
Junior forward Edward Kizza (9) drives towards Denver’s goal to score the game-winning point in overtime. Pitt won 3-2.

Kizza’s double OT tiebreaker puts Pitt past Denver, 3-2

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer October 1, 2019
A sloppy first half nearly cost Pitt the game against Denver, but Edward Kizza broke the tie in double overtime to lead Pitt past the Pioneers.
Redshirt sophomore Deslin Alexandre (5) will play as a defensive lineman this season after junior Rashad Weaver went down with a season-ending knee injury during training camp.

Panther Spotlight: Kizza, Lund will build on stunning seasons

By Kyle Saxon, for The Pitt News September 3, 2019
Edward Kizza and Kayla Lund wasted no time dazzling in respective season openers and will look to one-up All-ACC performances in 2018, while Deslin Alexandre tries to replace an All-conference performer on his own squad.
In his first season Edward Kizza (9) made the 2017 All-ACC Freshman team after scoring four goals and making three assists in 15 games.

Kizza & Co. to elevate Pitt men’s soccer in 2019

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer August 28, 2019
If the defense doesn’t regress from last season, Pitt men’s soccer will go as far as 2018 All-ACC forward Edward Kizza takes them in 2019.
Sophomore forward Edward Kizza (9) scored both of Pitt’s goals during the Panther’s 2-0 victory over Virginia Wednesday night.

Kizza propels Pitt past Virginia in ACC Tournament upset

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer November 1, 2018
The Pitt men’s soccer team opened ACC tournament play Wednesday night by shocking No. 6 Virginia, beating the Cavaliers 2-0 on the road and giving the Panthers their first ever ACC tournament win since joining the conference in 2013.
Sophomore forward Alexander Dexter completed the Panthers’ only goal during the team’s 2-1 loss at West Virginia Tuesday night.

WVU bests Pitt men’s soccer 2-1 in Backyard Brawl

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer October 24, 2018
The Pitt men's soccer team was without leading scorer Edward Kizza and it hurt them Tuesday night — the Panthers fell 2-1 at WVU.
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