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Methodist University Soccer

Playing Soccer at the collegiate level is a very rewarding expirience as a scholar- athlete. One can learn the basic and fundamental values of team bonding and camaraderie and the importance of time managment. Even though becoming an athlete in college is not a very simple task, It is definately worth the reward and expirience that you will cherish for the rest of your career.

Justin Terranova

Head Coach

Overall, Terranova has posted an 124-79-14 mark at Methodist. In addition, 70 Monarchs have garnered All-Conference honors, along with one USA South Tournament MVP and four NSCAA All-Region selections under his watch.

Terranova returned to Methodist after serving as an assistant for four seasons at NCAA Division I Old Dominion under his mentor - former Methodist head coach Alan Dawson. Terranova's main duties at Old Dominion included coaching goalkeepers, plus assisting with administrative and recruiting duties. Professionally, he was a member of the 1996 Connecticut Wolves of the A-League and in 1995 he was the starting goalkeeper for the Nashville Metros of the Premier Division and finished the season with a 12-7 record.

As a player under Dawson, Terranova co-captained the 1995 squad that reached the NCAA Division III National Championship game. Methodist earned four Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and four NCAA Division III National Tournament appearances in Terranova’s four years between the pipes.

Mike DeMara

Assistant Coach

DeMara, a 2008 graduate of Methodist, spent five seasons as a player under head coach Justin Terranova. In his final two seasons, DeMara led his team in assists earning him USA South All Conference Honors both years as well as a selection to the 2007 USA South All-Tournament Team. DeMara graduated from Methodist in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Management.

Prior to returning to Methodist, DeMara spent three seasons at the University of Great Falls under head coach Paul Zazenski. In his first season on the coaching staff, UGF posted a 16-4-1 record and won its first Conference Championship. UGF also made its first NAIA National Tournament appearance, beating #2 Simon Frasier in the first round to reach the Sweet 16. During his second season as the lead assistant, UGF compiled an impressive 16-5 mark and back to back conference championships and NAIA National Tournament "Sweet 16" appearances. In his final season at UGF, he helped guide the team to a 11-4-2 mark an appearance in the conference semifinals.

Athletic Accomplishments: Fall 2002 - Fall 2013
1- NCAA Tournament appearance
1- USA South Conference Regular-Season Championship (2013)
1- USA South Conference Tournament Championship (2012)
4 - USA South Conference Tournament finalist (2004, 2007, 2012, 2013)
2 - Successful international tours (Brazil 2007, Italy 2011)
4 - NSCAA Regional Ranking appearances/National Ranking
(2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012)
11 - USA South Conference Tournament final four
11 - Double digit wins seasons
76 - USA South Conference All-Conference honors
136 - Wins and 16 draws

 

Championships
NCAA Division III National Runner-up: 1995
NCAA Division III "Elite Eight": 1992
NCAA Division III South Regional Champions: 1992, 1995
NCAA Division III National Tournament Appearances: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2012
Conference Champions: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2012, 2013

Team Roster

1 Nick Martens Jr. GK 5-11 180 Portsmouth, R.I. / Portsmouth
2 Sean MacDonald Jr. D 6-2 180 Candia, N.H. / Manchester Central
3 Seth Harrison Fr. M 5-7 145 High Point, N.C. / Southwest Guilford
4 Rodrigo Diaz So. M 5-6 135 Brampton, Ontario / Tampa Prep
5 Ben Gold So. D 6-0 175 Bethesda, Md. / Bethesda-Chevy Chase
6 Jacob Tello Sr. D 5-8 155 Frederick, Md. / Linganore
7 Mike Ilodigwe So. F 5-7 155 Wilmington, Del. / Brandywine
8 Josh Lee Fr. F 5-8 150 Denton, N.C. / Ledford
9 Foday Kamara So. F 5-6 150 Lanham, Md. / Parkdale
10 David Korneliusson Fr. F 6-0 170 Ytterby, Sweden / Katrinelundsgymnasiet
11 Eirik Nordseth Jr. F 6-1 190 Steinkjer, Norway
12 Alec Baulch So. M 6-2 170 Cary, N.C. / Green Hope
14 Nahom Hargwoin Jr. D 5-10 150 Awassa, Ethiopia / Waterford Kamhlaba UWC
15 Chris Kapper Sr. M 5-10 175 Manhasset, N.Y. / Manhasset
17 Eric McGinnis Sr. F 5-11 190 Harrisburg, Pa. / Central Dauphin
19 Jake Jubin So. D 5-9 175 Saint Augustine, Fla. / Allen D. Nease
21 Hank Tobener Sr. D 6-3 185 Gainesville, Fla. / PK Yonge
22 Frank Barone Jr. D 5-11 165 Eden, N.Y. / Eden
23 Kris Govasmark Jr. M 6-0 185 Steinkjer, Norway / Steinkjer VGS
24 Chris Ryan Jr. M 5-7 165 Fayetteville, N.C. / Pine Forest
26 Erik Judy Fr. D 5-10 170 Woodbridge, Va. / Forest Park
28 Gabe Gooch So. D 6-3 215 Burlington, N.C. / Walter M. Williams
29 Dwayne Henry Jr. Fr. D 5-7 165 Dover, Del. / Dover
30 Joao Graciano So. F 5-8 Lubango, Angola / Waterford UWC
35 Hunter Murray Fr. F 5-6 140 Durham, N.C. / Cary
36 Walter Barnett Fr. F 5-8 150 Wilmington, N.C. / John T. Hoggard
37 Nick Burton Fr. M 5-3 130 Clayton, N.C. / Corinth Holders


Alumni

The Methodist men's and women's soccer teams have been building their history since inception more than 48 years ago. The current Monarchs are hoping to build on their past success with the support of their alum.

In an effort to gain a better appreciation for the men and women that have built the program to become what it is today, we are asking all alumni to participate in the soccer alumni weekend. Bring your family and spend the weekend... Everyone is welcome and consider it a open invitation to all soccer alum.