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Karel Manrau's pass set up the Dukes' tying goal in the CAA semifinals.Courtesy: JMUSports.com
Men's Soccer Notes, Nov. 16, 2011
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:11/16/2011
NCAA Tournament Second-Round Information:
#14 seed JMU vs. winner of Nov. 17 first-round game between South Carolina and Wake Forest
When:  Sunday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m.
Where:  JMU Soccer Complex | Directions | Free parking available next to the field
Tickets:  Available at the gate (opens at 4 p.m.)
$7.00 Adults | $4.00 Senior Citizens (62+), JMU Faculty/Staff, Students with a valid college ID | $3.00 Youth (3 to 17),
Multimedia:  Live Stats | Free Live Audio on JMUSports.com (weather permitting)

Head Coach:  Tom Martin, 26th JMU season, 333-138-50; 35th career season, 452-173-60

This Season:  12-4-2 overall, 8-3-0 in Colonial Athletic Association (1st place); CAA Tournament semifinalist

JMU Last Season (2010):
  9-7-2 overall; 4-6-1 (tied eighth) Colonial Athletic Association

Did You Know? 
JMU is among four Colonial Athletic Association teams that will play in the NCAA Tournament.  Also in the 48-team field are CAA tournament champion Delaware, tournament runner-up Old Dominion and tournament semifinalist Georgia State.  The other three CAA teams will all play first-round games on Nov. 17, with Delaware traveling to Virginia, Old Dominion hosting Liberty and Georgia State playing at Duke.

This Week:
JMU is the number 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament and hosts a second-round game on Sunday, Nov. 20 (5 p.m.).  The Dukes will meet the winner of the Nov. 17 first-round game between Wake Forest and South Carolina, to be played in Columbia, S.C. 

Last Week:
Top-seeded JMU rallied to
tie No. 4 seed Delaware 2-2, but the Blue Hens advanced to the CAA title game on penalty kicks, 5-4, on Nov. 11.

Dukes at 12 Wins:  JMU's current season total of 12 wins is the most by a JMU team since the 2005 team won 12 games.  The school record for victories is 20, by the 1994 team.

Lucky 13?  JMU Playing in NCAA for 13th Time:
  JMU is in the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2005.  The Dukes are making their ninth tournament appearance since 1992 and their 13th overall appearance (11 in Division I).  This is the first time JMU has received a first-round bye.

Year By Year in the NCAA Tournament
Record:  4-12-1

Year, Opponent, Round, Result, Score
College Division (Record:  1-2-0)
1971, at Rollins, First round, Lost, 1-3 (OT)
1971, vs. Fla. Southern (at Rollins) , Consolation,
Won, 3-0
1972, at South Florida, First round,
Lost, 1-2
Division I (Record:  3-10-1)
1973, vs. Maryland, Playoff*,
Won, 1-0
1973, at Clemson, First round,
Lost, 0-7
1976, at Clemson, First round,
Lost, 0-8
1992, at Duke, First round,
Lost, 0-3
1993, at Loyola (Md.), First round,
Lost, 0-1
1994, at North Carolina, First round,
Won, 3-0
1994, DUKE, Second round,
Won, 2-1
1994, at Virginia, Quarterfinals,
Lost, 1-4
1995, PRINCETON, First round,
Won, 1-0
1995, MARYLAND, Second round,
Tied+, 2-2 (3 OT)
1995, at Duke, Quarterfinals,
Lost, 2-3
1996, at Maryland, First round,
Lost, 1-2 (OT)
2000, ST. JOHN'S, First round,
Lost, 0-1
2001, Towson (at North Carolina), First round,
Lost, 1-4
2005, at North Carolina Greensboro, First round,
Lost, 2-3

Home games in CAPS
+advanced on penalty kicks
*JMU's 1973 NCAA game with Maryland, played in Catonsville, Md., is not included in the NCAA tournament records.  The game was a play-off game scheduled by the NCAA committee to determine the final berth in the 1973 NCAA Tournament.

Martin, Five Dukes Honored by CAA:  Head coach Tom Martin was selected as the 2011 CAA Coach of the Year in voting by the league's head coaches.
     Martin was honored as the CAA Coach of the Year for the fifth time after guiding JMU to first place in the CAA standings for the first time since 2000 with an 8-3 league mark. The Dukes won 10 of their 11 matches from Sept. 17 to Oct. 26 and posted shutouts in seven of them.
     Four JMU players earned All-CAA honors and a fifth was named to the CAA All-Rookie Team.  Junior forward Paul Wyatt was a First Team selection, senior forward Patrick Innes was named to the Second Team, and senior defender Jason Gannon and redshirt junior midfielder Christian McLaughlin were selected to the Third Team.  Freshman Jonathan Barden was an All-Rookie selection.

CAA All-Tournament Team:  JMU players named to the CAA All-Tournament Team were junior forward Paul Wyatt and redshirt junior midfielder Christian McLaughlin.

In the National Polls:  The Dukes dropped from 23rd last week to 24th this week (Nov. 15) in the Soccer America Top 25 poll.  Also this week JMU dropped out of the NSCAA coaches Top 25 poll (but still received votes).  JMU was No. 20 in the Nov. 8 College Soccer News Top 30 poll; CSN does not conduct another poll until the season is completed.
     On Oct. 4 JMU made its first national poll appearance of the season (see list below) after beating then No. 25 West Virginia 2-0 on Sept. 28.
     In the always-competitive CAA, JMU is one of seven of the league's 12 teams to be ranked or to receive votes in the national polls this season.  That includes Old Dominion, which is currently ranked 21st in the NSCAA poll, and CAA champion Delaware, ranked currently 23rd by Soccer America.

JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold
Oct. 3/4:  21st Soccer America | votes
College Soccer News
Oct. 10/11:  17th Soccer America | votes College Soccer News | votes NSCAA
Oct. 17/18:  20th Soccer America | 24th College Soccer News | votes NSCAA
Oct. 24/25:  17th Soccer America | 21st College Soccer News | 21st NSCAA
Oct. 31/Nov. 1:  12th Soccer America | 12th College Soccer News | 12th NSCAA
Nov. 7/8:  23rd Soccer America | 20th College Soccer News | 20th NSCAA
Nov. 14/15:  24th Soccer America | no poll College Soccer News | votes NSCAA

CAA Teams, Highest National Rank in 2011
Delaware, 23rd (Soccer America Nov. 15)
George Mason, 18th (Soccer America Sept. 27)
JMU, 12th (Soccer America, NSCAA, College Soccer News Nov. 1)
Northeastern, votes (NSCAA Aug. 29)
Old Dominion, 8th (NSCAA Oct. 25)
Virginia Commonwealth, 16th (NSCAA Sept. 6)
William and Mary, 8th (NSCAA Aug. 29)

Dukes in the National Stats:
  Senior Patrick Innes ranks 13th nationally in goals average (0.76) and 17th in points average (1.65) in the latest NCAA National Statistics (games through Nov. 13).
     Redshirt junior Christian McLaughlin ranks 23rd in assist average (0.44).
    Redshirt senior goalkeeper Justin Epperson is ranked 89th in goals-against average (1.15).
     As a team JMU is 20th in winning percentage (0.722), 28th in shutout percentage (0.44) and 332nd in scoring offense (1.72).

JMU in the CAA Stats:  In the latest
CAA Statistics (games through Nov. 13), senior Patrick Innes is second in total goals (13) and tied second in goals average (0.76).  He is tied third in points (1.65) and is third in points average (1.65),

     Redshirt junior Christian McLaughlin is tied fourth in assist average (0.44) and tied fourth in total assists (7).
     Redshirt senior goalkeeper Justin Epperson is first in shutouts (8) and shutout average (0.44).
         As a team JMU is second in the league in shutouts (8).

National Rankings
Two JMU opponents (North Carolina, Old Dominion) are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls (NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News). 

JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Nov. 14/15)

School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
North Carolina, Sept. 13, away (L 1-4), 3 | 2 | no poll
West Virginia, Sept. 28, home (W 2-0), votes | nr | nr
William and Mary, Oct. 19, away (W 1-0), nr | nr | nr
Old Dominion, Oct. 26, home (W 3-2), 21 | nr | no poll
NSCAA |Soccer America | College Soccer News

In the Region:
 Six CAA members, including JMU, are ranked or receiving votes in the Nov. 15
South Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are Old Dominion (#3), Delaware (#5), JMU (#6), Georgia State (#8), William and Mary (#9), and Northeastern (votes)
     Other JMU opponents ranked in region polls include North Carolina (#1 in South) and West Virginia (#4 in Northeast).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 24
Aug. 31
Sept. 7
Sept. 14
Sept. 21
Sept. 27
Oct. 4
Oct. 11
Oct. 18
Oct. 25
Nov. 2
Nov. 8

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