Head Coach: Tom Martin,
27th JMU season, 336-141-51; 36th career season, 455-176-61
This Season: 2-2-1 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association
JMU Last Season (2011): 13-5-2 overall; 8-3-0 (1st place) CAA; CAA Tournament semifinalist; NCAA Tournament Round of 16
JMU beat North Carolina 1-0 on Sept. 11 at University Park. The defending NCAA champion and previously unbeaten Tar Heels entered the game ranked number one in the NSCAA coaches poll and number two in the Soccer America poll.
When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.
Where: University Park, Harrisonburg, Va. | University Park Fan Page
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Who: Virginia Commonwealth
When: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
Where: University Park, Harrisonburg, Va. | University Park Fan Page
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Scouting Hofstra: For the second straight game, JMU takes on an undefeated team, as the Pride brings a 4-0-1 record to Harrisonburg.
It's the CAA opener for both teams.
Hofstra was picked by the CAA coaches to finish tied for eighth in the 11-team league.
The Series with Hofstra: Hofstra leads the series 8-5-1 and beat the Dukes 3-0 last season in Hempstead. The Pride has won eight of the last 10 meetings with JMU and has held the Dukes scoreless in the last two meetings.
JMU vs. Hofstra All-Time
Hofstra leads the series 8-5-1.
Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason
10/22/72, W, 2-1, Away
9/9/95, W, 3-0, Richmond, Va. (UR)
9/8/00, T, 0-0, 2 OT, Fairfax, Va. (George Mason)
11/8/02, W, 2-1, 2 OT, Away
10/5/03, L, 0-1, Home
10/31/04, L, 1-2, Away
10/28/05, L, 0-1, OT, Home
11/11/05, L, 2-3, OT, Norfolk, Va. (ODU), CAA semis
10/13/06, L, 0-1, Away
10/19/07, W, 2-1, OT, Home
11/1/08, L, 1-2, Home
10/31/09, W, 6-2, Away
11/6/10, L, 0-2, Home
11/5/11, L, 0-3, Away
Scouting Virginia Commonwealth: JMU has the potential to face an unbeaten team for the third game in a row, as the Rams take a 3-0-2 overall record into a Sept. 14 game at Florida Gulf Coast before traveling to JMU.
VCU, which joined the Atlantic 10 for the 2012-13 season, was picked by the A-10 coaches to finish third in the 16-team league. The Rams were members of JMU's league, the CAA, from 1995-2012.
The Series with Virginia Commonwealth: JMU leads the series 20-13-4 but has beaten the Rams only once in the last five meetings (1-3-1 record). Five of the last seven meetings were decided by a single goal and a sixth ended in a tie. Since 2001 VCU holds an 8-4-1 lead in the series.
JMU vs. Virginia Commonwealth All-Time
JMU leads the series 20-13-4.
Date, Result, Score, Site
9/22/78, W, 10-0, Home
10/23/80, T, 1-1, OT, Away
10/15/81, L, 5-6, Home
10/20/82, L, 1-2, Away
9/30/83, W, 3-1, Home
9/26/84, T, 1-1, OT, Away
9/25/85, L, 1-2, OT, Home
9/24/86, W, 4-1, Away
9/23/87, W, 5-0, Home
11/2/88, W, 2-1, Away
10/25/89, W, 3-0, Home
10/17/90, W, 2-1, Away
9/11/91, W, 4-0, Home
10/11/92, W, 3-0, Away
10/13/93, W, 1-0, Home
10/18/95, W, 5-1, Home
11/9/95, W, 2-1, Home*
10/16/96, W, 4-1, Away
10/15/97, W, 2-1, Home
11/12/97, L, 0-1, Away, CAA quarters
10/14/98, T, 0-0, 2 OT, Away
10/13/99, L, 1-3, Away
10/11/00, W, 2-1, OT, Home
11/10/00, W, 3-0, CAA semis
10/10/01, L, 0-1, Away
11/18/01, W, 1-0, CAA final
10/27/02, L, 1-2, Home
10/17/03, L, 1-3, Away
11/14/03, L, 0-3, Away, CAA semis
10/8/04, W, 3-1, Home
11/5/05, W, 1-0, Home
10/27/06, T, 0-0, 2 OT, Away
11/8/07, L, 1-2, Home
10/8/08, L, 0-1, Home
10/7/09, W, 2-0, Away
11/3/10, L, 2-3, Home
10/12/11, L, 1-2, Away
Dukes End UNC Record Streak, Tie JMU Streak Record: JMU's 1-0 win over defending NCAA champion North Carolina ended one unbeaten streak and extended another.
The loss ended the Tar Heels' school-record 16-game (14-0-2) unbeaten streak that began with an Oct. 21, 2011, win over Maryland.
JMU's victory put the Dukes' home unbeaten streak at 14 games, tying the school record set over the 2003-04 seasons (13-0-1).
The Dukes' current streak (12-0-2) began with a Sept. 2, 2011, win over Florida Atlantic. JMU did not lose at home in 2011 (11-0-1), and the Dukes have a 2-0-1 home record in 2012.
Longest JMU Home Unbeaten Streaks
14 (12-0-2), 2011-12
14 (13-0-1), 2003-04
13 (11-0-2), 1997-98
13 (11-0-2), 1988-89
12 (11-0-1), 1972-74
11 (9-0-2), 1988
10 (9-0-1), 1989-90
9 (7-0-2), 2006
UNC Game Draws 1,531: In the first season of competition at University Park, JMU drew a facility-record 1,531 fans for the Sept. 11 game against defending NCAA champion North Carolina.
Since attendance figures have been kept for regular-season games (1997), the JMU men's soccer team has drawn more than 1,000 fans on seven occasions.
Regular-Season Home Attendance of 1,000+
1. 1,937, 9/4/98, Northeastern, attendance for two games in JMU Invitational
2. 1,616, 10/24/98, Philadelphia Textile
3. 1,531, 11/11/12, North Carolina
4. 1,381, 10/29/97, Richmond
5. 1,322, 10/5/02, George Mason
6. 1,203, 11/4/00, George Mason
7. 1,014, 10/10/09, George Mason
CAA Tournament Home Attendance of 1,000+
1,075, 11/11/11, Delaware (CAA semifinals), attendance for both semifinals
JMU Alum Plays for Jamaica: Former JMU player Joel Senior (JMU '11) saw playing time in Jamaica's 2-1 Sept. 7 win over the U.S. Men's National Team.
The former Dukes midfielder entered the match in the 83rd minute.
The game, played at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, was part of the Group A Semifinal Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
Senior was a two-year starter for the Dukes in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He earned All-CAA Third Team honors in 2009.
Former Dukes Among Stats Leaders in NASL: Former JMU players Nick Zimmerman (JMU '09) and Matt Glaeser (2003-05) are among the statistical leaders in the North American Soccer League.
Zimmerman, a second-year Carolina RailHawks forward, ranks second in the league in goals with 15 and third in minutes played (2,233) (games through Sept. 12).
Glaeser, a third-year goalkeeper for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, has the second-most saves (98) among NASL goalies.
With two weeks remaining in NASL regular-season play, both Carolina and Fort Lauderdale have clinched playoff berths.
Zimmerman was a four-year midfield starter at JMU. He earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors as a senior in 2008 and was a two-time All-CAA selection (2007, 2008). He previously played for the New York Red Bulls (2009) and Philadelphia Union (2010) of Major League Soccer.
Glaeser was a reserve goalkeeper at JMU for three seasons (2003-05). He finished his collegiate career at Hartford, where he was the America East Conference and NSCAA Northeast Region Goalkeeper of the Year in 2007.
Five Opponents Projected for NCAA Field: Five JMU opponents are projected to be among the 48 teams in the 2012 NCAA Tournament field, according to the website TopDrawerSoccer.com. The weekly rankings are a running attempt to project the postseason NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including every automatic conference berth. The Week 4 rankings were released Sept. 10.
JMU opponents on the list include:
#1 North Carolina (Sept. 11 (W 1-0)
#13 Georgetown (Sept. 25)
#21 Old Dominion (Oct. 3)
#38 SIU Edwardsville (Aug. 26) (L 0-1)
#42 George Mason (Oct. 20)
Martin Is Winningest Active Coach: Dukes' head coach Tom Martin is the winningest active coach in NCAA Division I soccer. In his 36th career season, he has a career record of 455-176-61. His record in 27 JMU seasons is 336-141-51.
JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold
Preseason: nr Soccer America | votes College Soccer News | #19 NSCAA
Aug. 27: nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | votes NSCAA
Sept. 4: nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | nr NSCAA
Sept. 11: nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | nr NSCAA
CAA Teams, Highest National Rank in 2012
Delaware, votes (College Soccer News preseason)
George Mason, votes (NSCAA Sept. 11)
Georgia State, votes (NSCAA Aug. 28)
Northeastern, votes (NSCAA Sept. 4)
Old Dominion, 5th (Soccer America Sept. 11)
National Rankings: Five JMU opponents (North Carolina, Old Dominion, Georgetown, SIU Edwardsville, Northeastern) are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls (NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News).
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Sept. 10/11)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
SIU Edwardsville, Aug. 26, neutral (L 0-1), 22 | 25 | 22
North Carolina, Sept. 11, home (W 1-0), 1 | 2 | 1
Georgetown, Sept. 25, home, 12 | 18 | 16
Old Dominion, Oct. 3, away, 14 | 5 | 11
George Mason, Oct. 20, away, votes | nr | nr
* NSCAA | Soccer America | College Soccer News
In the Region: Five CAA members are ranked or receiving votes in the Sept. 11 South Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA). Ranked are Old Dominion (#2), George Mason (#3), Hofstra (#6), Northeastern (#9) and North Carolina Wilmington (votes).
Other JMU opponents ranked in region polls include North Carolina (#1 in South), Georgetown (#1 in Northeast), Loyola (#6 in North Atlantic) and Virginia Commonwealth (#4 in Mid-Atlantic).