Chicago State Cougars men's soccer

Summary

Chicago State Cougars
2020 Chicago State Cougars men's soccer team
Chicago State Cougars logo.svg
Founded2020
UniversityChicago State University
Head coachTrevor Banks (1st season)
ConferenceWAC
LocationChicago, IL
StadiumSeatGeek Stadium
(Capacity: 20,000)
NicknameCougars

The Chicago State Cougars men's soccer program represents the Chicago State University in all NCAA Division I men's college soccer competitions.[1] The Cougars soccer team began play in NCAA Division I in the 2020–21 season and the Western Athletic Conference in the 2021 season. [2] The Cougars play their home matches at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois. [3] Trevor Banks, the assistant head coach of the Brown Bears men's soccer team, was selected as the head coach of the new program.[4]

History

Chicago State University announced on June 23, 2020, that it would finally begin a men's soccer team, effective immediately.[1] This fulfilled the school's commitment to add the sport when joining the Western Athletic Conference in 2014. CSU had later budgeted for a team in 2016, but the school did not then begin play due to financial challenges and seriously discussed leaving Division I.[5] The decision to finally add men's soccer came at the same time the school dropped baseball due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cougars were to play in their full-time home of the WAC, [2] but will not begin conference play until 2021.[1] but the school announced that it would depart the WAC in June 2022. [6]

Seasons

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Independent (2020-21–2020-21)
2020-21 Trevor Banks 1–2–0
Western Athletic Conference (2021–present)
2021 Trevor Banks 2–13–3 0–9–2
WAC Total: 2–13–3 0–9–2
Total: 3–15–3

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References

  1. ^ a b c "Chicago State University Board of Trustees Announces Discontinuation of Baseball". Chicago State Cougars. June 23, 2020. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Chicago State Announces Sport Sponsorship Adjustment". Western Athletic Conference. June 23, 2020. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Go CSU Cougars". Chicago State University & CBS Sports Digital. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Former KWC Panther gets soccer head coaching nod at Chicago State". Owensboro Times. July 24, 2020. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  5. ^ "University Budget Committee minutes" (PDF). Chicago State University. April 26, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 14, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Chicago State University Announces Plan to Leave Western Athletic Conference in June 2022". Chicago State University. January 14, 2021. Retrieved January 17, 2021.

External links

  • Official CSU website
  • Chicago State University Athletics website



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