Coming off of back-to-back wins for the first time this season, the Stetson men’s soccer team returns to action on Saturday playing at North Florida at 7:00 p.m. in Jacksonville.
After defeating Mercer and then first place Florida Gulf Coast in two straight home contests, the Hatters (3-8-3, 2-3-1) find themselves in the playoff hunt with just two Atlantic Sun Conference matches remaining on the schedule. Stetson is currently in fifth place with seven league points, but sits in the fourth spot in the A-Sun Tournament as Northern Kentucky is tied for second.
North Florida (5-5-2, 1-3-1) enters Saturday’s contest in seventh place in the A-Sun with four points. The Ospreys recently defeated Mercer on the road, and tied NKU earlier in the season. Losses to ETSU, Lipscomb, and USC Upstate round out the Ospreys’ conference competition.
Fans can follow along with Saturday’s game by using Live Stats at UNFOspreys.com, following @StetsonMSoccer on Twitter, or signing up for the Hat-Alerts text service.
• Stetson holds a decisive 8-1-1 advantage over North Florida in the all-time series between the two teams, which began in 1979.
• After scoring the game-winner in Stetson’s 2-1 win over FGCU, JJ Bostic was named A-Sun Player of the Week for his efforts.
• Centofanti assisted on both goals last Saturday, giving the senior five helpers on the season. He leads the Hatters and the Atlantic Sun with his five assists.
• Rodgers, in his first season with the Hatters, leads Stetson with three goals.
• Senior Andreas Schnabl’s shutout against Mercer was the 15th of his career, which is a school record.
• Schnabl’s eight saves against Mercer also tied a career best. It tied for the most since Logan Potter’s 13 vs. Lipscomb on 10/9/09.
• Schnabl was named Atlantic Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Bears.
• Schnabl also earned Capital One Academic All-District honors for his performance on the field and in the classroom.