Soccer Season Review

The Carlow University men’s and women’s soccer teams have finished up another exciting season. Carlow is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and is a member of the River States Conference. The Celtics are also affiliated with the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). BY KARINA GRAZIANI

The Carlow University men's soccer team (4-13, 1-8 RSC, 2-3 USCAA) completed its third season of competition. The Celtics faced tough competition early on against NAIA nationally ranked teams, including No. 3 University of Rio Grande (Ohio) and West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

Soccer Team

During its inaugural season in 2016, the Celtics were 5-9 overall with a 1-7 record in the RSC and a 4-1 record in the USCAA. Head coach Marcus Pollidore-who began his career at Carlow leading the women's team-is once again at the helm for the men's team. Pollidore was actively involved in establishing the men's team.

After much success leading the women's team the past 10 years, Pollidore turned over the reins to head coach Allen Duda this season. Pollidore was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) Coach of the Year in 2012 after the women's team earned the regular season champions title and won the KIAC Championship.

Always a competitor in the RSC, the women's soccer team currently sits near the top of the conference standings.

The Celtics (8-7-1 overall, 6-2-1 RSC, 3-0 USCAA) faced No. 1-ranked Spring Arbor (Mich.) University and a tough Madonna (Mich.) University team early in the season, but the games only better prepared the team for RSC action. After going 0-4 in the beginning of the season, the women turned the season around to end with a winning record. At press time, the Celtics were the No. 3 seed in the RSC Women's Soccer Championship Tournament and set to face No. 6 seed Ohio Christian University.

Women's Soccer Team