ELON, N.C. – The Elon University men’s soccer workforce kicks off its 2021 slide campaign this Friday, Aug. 27, as the Phoenix faces Merrimack in a year-opening event at Duke College at 5 p.m. Pursuing that contest, Elon will host Liberty on its property pitch at Rudd Subject on Monday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.
How to Follow
• Friday’s contest against Merrimack will be streamed on the ACC Network More through ESPN+.
• The Phoenix’s property contest will be seen on FloFC by means of a paid membership.
• Dwell stats will also be offered for enthusiasts to adhere to alongside with reside updates on Twitter at @ElonMSoccer.
• The Phoenix will meet up with Merrimack for the 1st time on the soccer pitch.
• Elon trails Liberty in the all-time collection, 7-2-1. The Phoenix nevertheless gained a 2- win more than the Flames in the most modern match in 2019 at Liberty.
• The Phoenix starts its fifth time less than head mentor Marc Reeves. Via his preceding 10 seasons as a head mentor, Reeves has posted an all round document of 97-70-29.
• Elon welcomes back again 21 letterwinners and 10 starters from past year’s workforce. The Phoenix went 3-5 through the shorten 2021 spring time and 2-2 throughout Colonial Athletic Affiliation participate in.
• Amongst the noteworthy returners for the Phoenix involves junior midfielder Jeppe Jordoson. The Haderslev, Denmark native was a 2nd team All-CAA choice a 12 months back and garnered 2021 Preseason All-CAA accolades.
• Junior defender Kasper Lehm and sophomore defender Jannik Videbaek had been also regarded on the 2021 Preseason All-CAA staff, earning honorable point out.
• Elon welcomes nine new players to its roster in 2021. Of the nine gamers, eight are legitimate freshmen with a person, Paul Tilly, getting a graduate scholar.
• A few players will don the captain armband for the Phoenix this period. Jordoson and junior Marco Vesterholm joins redshirt junior Sam Bacon as the captains for the 2021 Phoenix..
• Elon closed out its 2021 exhibition schedule with a 3- record. The Phoenix acquired a 4-1 end result compared to Gardner-Webb before closing out the preseason with a 1- acquire about UNCG and a 3-2 victory compared to Carson-Newman.
• Users of the Northeast Convention (NEC), Merrimack went 2-1-2 during the truncated spring period. The Warriors were being tabbed to end fourth in the 2021 NEC Preseason Poll.
• The Warriors return five all-NEC Team honorees from this previous period: All-convention initial teamer Stefano Pesenti, All Next-Team honorees Frantz Pierrot, Alessandro Negri, Henry Osei and All-Rookie participant Dylan Barreira.
• Merrimack is led by head coach Tony Martone, who starts his 40th year at the helm of the Warriors men’s soccer plan. Overall, he has posted a document of 405-281-57 in his occupation.
• Liberty went 7-3-2 in its 2021 spring year whilst publishing a 1-2-1 ledger in the Atlantic Sunshine (ASun). The Flames ended up selected to end 3rd in the 2021 ASun Preseason Poll in the 8-group league.
• Liberty returns 10 of its 11 starters from the spring, like ASUN All-Conference initially workforce midfielders Marko Mitrevski and Seth Clark. Each midfielders and defender Malik Smith have been named to the 2021 Drop Preseason All-Convention workforce. Smith was a 2nd staff all-conference team member in the spring.
• Liberty head coach Kelly Findley starts his third yr at the helm of the Flames’ plan. He has a 133-114-33 vocation history as a head coach.
Elon travels to Birmingham, Ala., for its second event of the early period, journey to UAB on Sept. 3-5. The Phoenix will confront UTRGV and Central Arkansas in the discipline.
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