The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt mens soccer players celebrate after their win over NC State on Nov. 2, 2022.

Preview | Pitt men’s soccer looks to return to College Cup in 2023

By Dylan Grace, Staff Writer August 11, 2023

Entering his eighth season as head coach for Pitt men’s soccer, Jay Vidovich has set a new standard for the Panthers, turning the club from an ACC bottom feeder into a perennial championship contender....

A soccer ball on Pitt’s Ambrose Urbanic Field.

Pitt men’s soccer sees former players shine in the pros

By Dylan Grace, Staff Writer June 28, 2023
Pitt men’s soccer has experienced immense success recently. From winning seasons to College Cup appearances, the program has shined under head coach Jay Vidovich. Now, several former Panthers are playing well at the professional level.
Pitt mens soccer players react to their 1-0 win over Portland in the elite eight round of the NCAA mens soccer tournament.

Panthers advance to NCAA semifinals after defeating Portland 1-0

By Brian Sherry, Senior Staff Writer December 3, 2022
The Panthers defeated Portland 1-0 on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd at Ambrose Urbanic Field. The win advances the Panthers to their second College Cup in three years.
Randy Waldrum will come to Pitt as one of the winningest head coaches in women’s collegiate history with almost 400 wins. (Photo via Pitt Athletics)

Randy Waldrum brings change, experience to Pitt women’s soccer

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer April 3, 2018

For a team that won just three games last year, hiring one of the most successful women’s soccer coaches in the country might seem unlikely. But that’s just what athletic director Heather Lyke announced...

Mens soccer Coach Jay Vidovich is looking to replicate the success he had at Wake Forest, where he was a two-time NSCAA national coach of the year. Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

Vidovich has Pitt primed for turnaround

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor May 29, 2017

The Pitt men’s soccer team has been one of the school’s least competitive programs in recent years, but their fortunes could soon change as the group seems poised to move forward this fall. In its...

Junior Taylor Pryce and the Panthers had to settle for a season-opening draw at Michigan Friday night. | Meghan Sunners / Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt women’s soccer draws in season opener at Michigan, 2-2

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor August 20, 2016

The Pitt women’s soccer team nearly pulled off a huge upset Friday night, but settled for a season-opening draw instead. After 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods, the Panthers’...

Senior goalie Taylor Francis has started 42 straight games for the Panthers entering the 2016 season. Stephen Caruso / Visual Editor

A model of consistency: Q&A with Pitt goalie Taylor Francis

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer August 18, 2016

In soccer, having a stable presence at the goal is a critical factor to how a team functions and performs. For the Pitt women’s soccer team, senior goalkeeper Taylor Francis has been that reliable last...

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