2021 Defiance Men's Soccer News

  • Lubich promoted to Men's Soccer Head Coach
    June 02, 2022
    The Defiance Athletic Department has announced the promotion of Josh Lubich to the Men's Soccer Head Coach position after serving as the assistant coach last season.
  • Defiance Athletics celebrates 2022 Swarm Awards
    May 03, 2022
    The Defiance Athletic Department and the Purple and Gold Club presented the The 2022 Swarm Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes and teams on Sunday, May 1.
  • Ethan Paseka signs with Defiance College Men's Soccer
    April 01, 2022
    The Defiance College men's soccer team held a special signing day during their 2022 Spring Game on Saturday afternoon to announce its newest member of the team, Ethan Paseka.
  • Killam and Svanberg named to OCSA Academic All-Ohio Second Team
    December 20, 2021
    The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association has named Defiance men's soccer junior goalie Orry Killam and junior forward Noah Svanberg to the Academic All-Ohio Second Team for their outstanding efforts in the classroom.
  • 22 student-athletes named to Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC team
    December 07, 2021
    The HCAC has announced the Fall honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team with 22 Defiance student-athletes earning spots.
  • Seven student-athletes named to HCAC All-Sportsmanship teams
    November 23, 2021
    On Tuesday morning, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced the Christopher M. Ragsdale All-Sportsmanship teams for the fall of 2021.
  • Men's soccer comes up short in HCAC Championship Game
    November 06, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team was defeated by Hanover in penalty kicks, 5-4 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship Game. The Yellow Jackets held the Panthers scoreless for 110 minutes but fell just short in the shootout to see their incredible playoff run come to an end.
  • Men's soccer upsets Rose-Hulman to advance to HCAC Championship
    November 03, 2021
    The fifth-seeded Defiance men's soccer team upset top seed Rose-Hulman by a score of 1-0 on Wednesday night to advance to their first Heartland Collegiate Atheltic Conference Championship game since 2003. 
  • Svanberg, Martinez and Maurer earn All-HCAC honors
    November 02, 2021
    Defiance junior forward Noah Svanberg (Grand Rapids, Ohio/Otsego) and freshman defender Josue Martinez (Dayton, Ohio/Fairmont) have been named to the All-Heartland Collegiate Atheltic Conference Second Team for their efforts this season. Junior defender Joshua Maurer (Springfield, Ohio/Kenton Ridge) earned a spot on the All-Honorable Mention team.
  • Stiner named HCAC Athlete of the Week
    November 01, 2021
    Defiance senior Chase Stiner (St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Athlete of Week as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.
  • Men's soccer defeats Franklin to advance to HCAC Semifinals
    October 30, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team defeated Franklin by a score of 4-2 on Saturday night to advance to Heartland Colligate Athletic Conference Semifinals. The win is the Yellow Jackets' first playoff victory since they defeated Manchester 2-1 in the HCAC Semifinals on November 4, 2003.
  • Men's soccer wins thriller on Senior Day
    October 27, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team celebrated Senior Day against Earlham on Wednesday afternoon with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Quakers. Fittingly, Defiance's seniors contributed significantly to the win with Chase Stiner recording a goal and an assist and Jeremy Jimenez netting the game-winning goal late in the second half.
  • Men's soccer falls at Franklin
    October 23, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team was defeated by the Franklin Grizzles, 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Defiance's Jacob Rygula made his Defiance history with his 74th career game played, establishing a new program record.
  • Men's soccer takes down MSJ on the road
    October 20, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team defeated Mount St. Joseph 2-1 on Wednesday night to end their four-game losing streak and pick up a key Heartland Collegiate Atheltic Conference victory thanks to goals from junior Armando Campos-Ortiz and senior Eli Rogers.
  • Men's soccer edged by Hanover
    October 16, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team suffered a close loss to conference-leading Hanover on Saturday afternoon, falling 1-0.
  • Men's soccer drops heartbreaker in 2OT
    October 13, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Anderson on Wednesday afternoon, falling to the Ravens 2-1 in the second overtime period.
  • Rose-Hulman squeaks by men's soccer
    October 09, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team was narrowly defeated by Rose-Hulman on Saturday afternoon by a score of 1-0.
  • Manchester hands men's soccer first HCAC loss
    October 06, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team suffered their first Heartland Collegiate Atheltic Conference loss of the season on Wednesday afternoon, falling to Manchester, 3-0.
  • Svanberg named HCAC Offensive Athlete of the Week
    October 04, 2021
    Noah Svanberg (Grand Rapids, Ohio / Otsego) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week after recording five points off a goal and three assists in Defiance's two victories last week.
  • Maurer, Svanberg power men's soccer past Transy
    October 02, 2021
    Two goals from junior Joshua Maurer and a goal and two assists from junior Noah Svanberg helped lead the Defiance men's soccer team to a 3-2 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over Transylvania on Saturday afternoon at home.
  • Men's Soccer earns win in HCAC opener at Bluffton
    September 29, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team earned a win on the road against rival Bluffton in their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener on Wednesday afternoon, 2-1.
  • Men's Soccer stumbles in road contest with Olivet
    September 25, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team stumbled in their road contest against Olivet on Saturday evening, 2-0.
  • Quintana's early goal lifts Men's Soccer over Albion
    September 22, 2021
    Sophomore Erdwin Quintana scored an early goal in the first half against Albion to seal the win for the Defiance men's soccer team on Wednesday night, 1-0.
  • Men's soccer topped by St. Francis, 2-1
    September 21, 2021
    The Defiance men's soccer team was defeated by St. Francis on the road on Tuesday night in Fort Wayne, Ind. by a score of 2-1.
  • Stiner's late goal leads men’s soccer past Geneva
    September 18, 2021
    The Defiance men’s soccer team defeated Geneva 2-1 on Saturday evening thanks to a goal from senior Chase Stiner in the final seconds of regulation.
  • Men's soccer loses heartbreaker to Baldwin Wallace in overtime
    September 15, 2021
    The Defiance men’s soccer team suffered a tough loss against Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday evening, falling 2-1 in overtime.
  • Svanberg and Killam Named HCAC Athletes of the Week
    September 13, 2021
    The Defiance College men’s soccer team swept the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week awards with junior midfielder Noah Svanberg (Grand Rapids, Ohio / Otsego) being named Offensive Athlete of the Week and junior goalkeeper Orry Killam (Napoleon, Ohio / Liberty Center) being named Defensive Athlete of the Wee
  • Svanberg's hat trick gives men's soccer third consecutive win
    September 12, 2021
    Junior captain Noah Svanberg netted a hat trick in Sunday afternoon in a 4-1 win over Hiram.
  • Quintana's goal sends men's soccer past Thiel
    September 11, 2021
    Sophomore Erdwin Quintana’s 79th-minute goal broke a 1-1 tie between the Defiance and Thiel men’s soccer programs on Saturday night.
  • Maurer nets two goals to lead Men's Soccer past Adrian
    September 07, 2021
    Junior Josh Maurer netted two goals on the night to lead the Defiance men's soccer team to victory on the road against Adrian, 2-1.
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