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Rollins Men's Soccer History
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 05/31/2006
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ROLLINS ALL-TIME RECORD BOOK - Last Updated March 27, 2014

1956 - Under the guidance of Hugh McKean, the Tars introduced soccer as a varsity sport.

1957 - Legendary coach Joe Justice took over the soccer program and remained coach until 1968. In only their second season of varsity play, the Tars posted a 5-1-0 overall record and were champions of the Florida Intercollegiate Conference.

1958 - Despite posting a 2-5-0 record, Rollins standouts Phil Galente and Denny Learned received recognition as All-State and All-Florida Intercollegiate Conference selections.

1960 - Rollins won the Florida Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the second time in school history. Led by conference All-Stars Chic Guerrero, Cope Garrett, Elias Terzopoulos and Demetrious Coutsolioutsos, the Tars posted a record of 5-1-2 and beat Jacksonville in the FIC Championship game.

1967 - Wilson Flohr set a Rollins single season record by scoring 21 goals for the Tars. He finished his career with school records for points (129), goals (62) and goals in a game (6). Flohr was a first team All-South and second team All-America selection.

1968 - In their first season under the guidance of Head Coach Gordie Howell, the Tars posted a 9-1-2 overall record.

1970 - The Tars rolled up a record of 10-4-0 to earn the FISC title and reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time.

1978 - The Sunshine State Conference added soccer to its list of sports, and Rollins entered the conference as a charter school. Rollins reached the NCAA Tournament with a 14-5-0 record while Andy Leeker becomes the first Tar to earn first team All-America honors.

1980 - Jeff Ritacco was named SSC Defensive Player of the Year.

1981 - Jim Kerner was named SSC Defensive Player of the Year.

1982 - In his final season as head coach, Gordie Howell guided the Tars to a 12-5-2 record and their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance. He finished his career with a 157-62-16 career record.

1986 - For the first time in school history, two Rollins players were recognized as All-Americans in the same season. John Ford earns NSCAA First Team honors while Oyvind Klausen earned a spot on the NSCAA Second Team.

1991 - Former Rollins standout Keith Buckley was named the seventh head coach in the soccer program’s history.

1993 - Head Coach Keith Buckley was named the SSC Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.

1994 - The Tars set a school record for victories in a season on their way to a 15-3 overall mark.

1996 - John Smith established a school record for points in a season with 49 and career points with 150. He also became the fifth Tar to earn NSCAA First Team All-America honors.

1999 - Tony Amato became the first Rollins player to earn SSC Player of the Year honors while leading the conference in scoring. He also earned Academic All-America recognition.

2002 - Keith Buckley was named SSC Coach of the Year for the second time as Rollins head coach.

2003 - The Tars advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 for the second time in school history. Keith Buckley was named NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year,while players Daniell Robertson and Justin Corrado are named All-Americans.

2004 - Rollins captured its first SSC crown with a 6-1-1 conference mark. The Tars hosted the NCAA South Region Championship and advanced to the Round of 16 for the second year. Daniell Robertson was named the SSC Defensive Player of the Year and NSCAA First Team  All-America, and Keith Buckley earned his third SSC Coach of the Year award.

2005 - Senior defender Daniell Robertson becomes the first three-time All-American and two-time SSC Defensive Player of the Year in Rollins soccer history.

2006 - The Tars hosted the SSC Tournament and captured the title with convincing 3-0 victories over Florida Tech and Barry in the semifinals and finals, respectively. Keith Buckley earned his fourth SSC Coach of the Year award, and Chris Cerroni earned a spot on the NSCAA All-America Second Team as well as being named SSC Player of the Year and SSC Offensive Player of the Year.

2009 - The Tars set a new program best with 17 victories and were co-Champions of the Sunshine State Conference. J.D. Gruenewald was the SSC Player and Offensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-American. Keith Buckley was named the SSC Coach of the Year. The Tars ranked as high as No. 3 in the national rankings.

2010 - Rollins enjoyed the most successful year in program history, finishing runner-up in the NCAA Division II National Championship tournament. The Tars posted a record of 15-4-2 and won the SSC regular season championship for the second straight year. Hosting the NCAA South Region Tournament, Rollins beat West Florida and Barry to advance to the national quarterfinals for the first time in school history. In front of an overflow crowd of more than 1,200, Rollins beat Clayton State 3-2 in double overtime to advance to the final four. Rollins upset second-ranked Midwestern State in the first game 2-1, but fell to Northern Kentucky 3-2 in a snow-driven championship game. Thomas Biddinger was named the SSC Defensive Player of the Year, NSCAA All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-American. Jack Clifford was also named All-America.  

2011 - Rollins earned their third-straight bid to the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament. The Tars finished third in the SSC standings, going 15-4 overall and 5-3 in conference play. Justin Clark was named the conference Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-South Region. Jack Clifford was named CoSIDA Academic All-American.

2012 - The Tars finished the regular season 15-4, 5-2-1 in the SSC, including an 11-game winning streak entering the NCAA Tournament. Rollins entered the postseason ranked a season-best sixth in the nation after cruising to their second straight SSC Tournament title. As the top seed in the South Region, the Tars earned a bye into the third round of the NCAA’s but fell to eventual National Champion Lynn, 2-1. Rollins finished 12th in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire Division II Poll. Seven Tars were named to the All-SSC teams with Rob Crowley, Daniel Salazar, and Walker Hume named to the first team. Hume was also named conference Freshman of the Year. Brett Durrance, Evan Greenbaum, and Keneil Baker received second team honors and Grant Blackhurst was named honorable mention. Head Coach Dr. Keith Buckley was named the South Region Coach of the Year while Hume was also named Daktronics second team All-America.

2013 - Rollins finished the season 17-3-0 overall, including 7-1 in the SSC, and opened the year with 16-straight victories. The unbeaten streak tied for the longest unbeaten streak in program history. The Tars rose to as high as No. 1 in the country entering the last week of the regular season before suffering their first loss of the year. Rollins fell in the SSC Tournament semifinal but still was named the No. 1 seed in Super Region 2. The Tars defeated West Florida in the Round of 16 but fell in the Quarterfinal to Carson Newman, 2-1. Seven players were named All-SSC, with Walker Hume, Tosan Popo, Tucker Hume, Alex Bisbee and Keneil Baker named to the first team. W. Hume was named the conference Defensive Player of the Year while Popo was named Freshman of the Year. Grant Blackhurt and Rafa Faria were named to the second team. W. Hume, Bisbee, Baker and Evan Greenbaum were also named first team All-South Region while Popo earned second team honors. W. Hume also took home Daktonics and NSCAA First Team All-America Honors while Bisbee was named Daktronics All-America honorable mention.

YEAR W-L-T COACH NOTES
1956 0-2-3 Hugh McKean  
1957 5-1-0  Joe Justice *
1958 2-5-0 Joe Justice  
1959 3-2-3 Joe Justice  
1960 5-1-2  Joe Justice *
1961 3-5-0 Joe Justice  
1962 5-2-2 Joe Justice  
1963 4-5-0 Joe Justice  
1964 3-5-0 Joe Justice  
1965 4-7-0 Joe Justice  
1966 5-2-1  Joe Justice *
1967 7-4-3  Joe Justice *
1968 9-1-2  Gordie Howell *
1969 10-1-2  Gordie Howell *
1970 10-4-0  Gordie Howell * +
1971 11-5-0  Gordie Howell * +
1972 9-3-0  Gordie Howell  
1973 11-4-0  Gordie Howell * +
1974 7-5-2 Gordie Howell  
1975 10-6-0 Gordie Howell  
1976 13-2-0  Gordie Howell +
1977 11-3-1  Gordie Howell +
1978 14-5-0 Gordie Howell +
1979 13-5-2  Gordie Howell +
1980 7-8-3 Gordie Howell  
1981 10-5-2  Gordie Howell + @
1982 12-5-2  Gordie Howell +
1983 8-7-2 Mark Dillon  
1984 13-3-2 Hugh Beasley  
1985 10-8-1 Hugh Beasley  
1986 9-7-1 Hugh Beasley  
1987 8-7-3 David Fall  
1988 7-10-0 David Fall  
1989 9-9-1 David Fall  
1990 6-12-0 David Fall  
1991 3-13-1 Keith Buckley  
1992 11-7-1 Keith Buckley  
1993 14-4-0 Keith Buckley  
1994 15-3-0 Keith Buckley  
1995 10-4-3 Keith Buckley  
1996 10-7-2 Keith Buckley  
1997 7-9-0 Keith Buckley  
1998 13-5-0 Keith Buckley  
1999 14-4-0 Keith Buckley  
2000 10-9-1 Keith Buckley  
2001 10-7-1 Keith Buckley  
2002 13-6-1 Keith Buckley  
2003 14-3-3  Keith Buckley +
2004 12-4-3  Keith Buckley # +
2005 10-5-0 Keith Buckley  
2006 13-6-0  Keith Buckley # + @
2007 10-6-1 Keith Buckley  
2008 7-10-0 Keith Buckley  
2009 17-3-1 Keith Buckley # +
2010 15-4-3 Keith Buckley # + !
2011 15-4 Keith Buckley  + @
2012 15-4-2 Keith Buckley @ +
2013 17-3-0 Keith Buckley +
Notes Key:  * - Florida Intercollegiate Soccer Conference Champions
  # - Sunshine StateConference Regular Season Champions
  @ - Sunshine State Conference Tournament Champions
  + - NCAA Tournament 
  ! - NCAA Final Four    
COACHING RECORDS
HEAD COACH YEARS RECORD WINNING %
Keith Buckley 1991-pres. 275-130-23 .642
Gordie Howell 1968-1982 157-62-16 .702
Joe Justice 1957-1967 46-39-11 .536
Hugh Beasley  1984-1986 32-18-4 .630
David Fall 1987-1990 30-38-4 .444
Mark Dillon 1983 8-7-2 .529
Hugh McKean 1956 0-2-3 .300

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