Michael Brizendine


Jeff Kinney


Patrick McSorley

Assistant Coach

Chris Rich


First class facilities

Located in the center of the Virginia Tech athletics complex, Thompson Field serves as the home of the Virginia Tech men's soccer team.

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In front of one of the largest crowds in program history on Sept. 10, 2011, the Hokies upset No. 1 North Carolina 1-0 in double overtime. It was only the second time a Tech squad has defeated a top-ranked opponent after previously knocking off Duke in 2004. The 1997 team won the first conference championship in program history, winning the A-10 regular season championship with an 8-2-1 record. The 2007 Virginia Tech men's soccer team set a new standard for the program, winning three matches in the NCAA tournament and advancing to the College Cup for the first time in school history.

A history of excellence

The 2012 Hokies look to continue building the program back up to the heights that it once saw. The 2011 team showed Virginia Tech soccer's resurgence in a 1-0 double overtime win over No. 1 North Carolina. The win was Tech's first ever over an eventual national champion and only the second win against a No. 1 ranked opponent. The program has 16 double-digit win seasons in its history with four NCAA tournament appearances coming from 2005-2007. The 2007 squad, led by All-American Patrick Nyarko, made its mark on the Tech history books by becoming the school's first soccer team to reach the College Cup.

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MLS Hokies

Patrick Nyarko and Ben Nason made history for the Virginia Tech soccer program in 2007 when the two became the first two Hokies selected in the MLS SuperDraft. Nyarko, a 2007 First-Team All-American, three-time first-team All-ACC selection and 2005 ACC Freshman of the Year, currently holds the Tech season records for goals (16) and points (40). Nason, a two-time All-ACC (2004 and 2007) and 2003 All-BIG EAST selection, holds the Tech record for games played (85) as well as being tied for the record in career starts (81) and starts in a season (23). Two years earlier, Chase Harrison was selected in the supplemental draft. The goalkeeper currently holds Tech records in career goals against (1.12), shutouts (24) and minutes played (7,181), while holding season records in shutouts (8) and minutes (2,062).

Building the total athlete

At Virginia Tech, student-athletes don't just play sports. Hokies have the advantages of top-notch services to prepare them for action on the field and for life after graduation.

An extensive athletics complex

The Virginia Tech athletics department has enjoyed unprecedented success since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, living up to the three simple goals within its own mission statement: To strive for excellence in academics, to strive for excellence in competition, and to strive for excellence in the personal development of student-athletes as productive members of society.

A university that prepares scholars to be leaders

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education.

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