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Pitt’s marquee pair of head soccer coaches aim for new heights

After parting ways with former women’s soccer coach Greg Miller, Athletic Director Heather Lyke hired former Notre Dame head coach and two-time national champion Randy Waldrum.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

Pitt’s struggling men’s and women’s soccer teams landed two of the most proven head coaches in collegiate soccer to take the reigns in 2015 and 2017. The program’s rapid transformation has Pitt aiming for new heights.

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

Junior Bryce Washington (4) and first-year Valentin Noel (8) walk off the field together after Pitt’s 2-0 victory over Lehigh.

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.

Panthers prep for historic home tournament match

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Four Pitt men’s soccer players earn all-ACC honors

Four new members of the Pitt men's soccer team received all-ACC honors on Tuesday. (Photos by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2017

For the first time since joining the conference in 2013, the Pitt men’s soccer team received four individual all-ACC honors Tuesday, according to the league. The ACC selected junior midfielder Javi Perez for the Second Team, while selecting senior defenseman Pol Planellas to the Third Team. In ...

Zips hold Panthers to nil, 3-0

Senior defenseman Bryce Cregan breaks up a play in Tuesday night’s game against Akron. He suffered an injury later in the contest. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

The Pitt men’s soccer team couldn’t manage a single goal Tuesday night, dropping a match to their out-of-conference neighbor to the west, No. 14 Akron, 3-0. The Panthers (8-8-0, 2-5-0 ACC) couldn’t keep up with the Zips (11-3-1, 2-1 MAC) in their second-to-last game of the regular season on...

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