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Eric Schmidt scored his first JMU goal in the win over UNCW.Courtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
Men's Soccer Weekly Notes, Oct. 16
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:10/16/2012

Head Coach:  Tom Martin, 27th JMU season, 339-144-53; 36th career season, 458-179-63

This Season:  5-5-3 overall, 3-1-2 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

Last Week:
The Dukes won
2-1 in double overtime at North Carolina Wilmington on Oct. 11 before tying Delaware 1-1 in another double-overtime game at home on Oct. 14.

This Week:
JMU at George Mason
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.
George Mason Stadium, University Drive, Fairfax, Va. | Directions
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Scouting George Mason:  
Record:  9-4-0, 2-3-0 CAA (entering Oct. 16 at Towson)
CAA Wins:  at home over UNCW (2-0) and William and Mary (2-0)
CAA Losses:  at ODU (3-2); at home to Hofstra (3-1) and Drexel (1-0)

Preseason Conference Coaches Poll:
  Picked 6th

JMU vs. George Mason All-Time
The series is tied 17-17-5.
Home:  8-8-2
Away: 7-7-3
Neutral:  1-1-0
Site N/A:  1-1-0

Date, Result, Score, Site, Postseason
11/3/70, L, 0-9, n/a
10/16/71, W, 2-0, n/a
11/16/73, W, 3-1, Home, VISA/VCAA finals
11/13/74, T, 0-0, OT, Away, VISA/VCAA finals
10/24/81, L, 1-2, Away
10/30/82, L, 2-5, Home
11/12/82, L, 0-1, Away, VIL semifinals
10/22/83, L, 0-2, Away
10/21/84, L, 2-5, Home
11/9/84, L, 0-1, Charlottesville, Va. (UVa), VIL semifinals
10/19/85, L, 1-7, Away
10/19/86, L, 0-1, Home
10/17/87, T, 1-1, OT, Away
10/8/88, T, 1-1, OT, Home
10/7/89, T, 1-1, OT, Away
10/6/90, L, 0-1, Home
10/5/91, W, 1-0, OT, Away
10/3/92, L, 2-3, Home
11/6/92, W, 5-0, Norfolk, Va. (ODU), CAA semis
10/2/93, W, 1-0, Away
10/1/94, W, 2-1, OT, Home
9/30/95, W, 1-0, Away
11/10/95, L, 0-2, Home, CAA semis
10/5/96, W, 4-0, Home
10/29/97, L, 0-1, 2 OT, Away
10/28/98, L, 1-2, Home
11/6/99, W, 5-0, Away
11/4/00, W, 2-0, Home
11/3/01, W, 2-0, Away
10/5/02, L, 0-3, Home
11/7/03, W, 2-0, Home
11/5/04, W, 2-1, Away
10/2/05, W, 3-0, Home
10/22/06, W, 1-0, Away
10/28/07, W, 2-1, Home
10/11/08, L, 1-2, Away
10/10/09, T, 3-3, 2 OT, Home
10/16/10, L, 0-3, Away
10/15/11, W, 2-1, Home

Morton Recognized by CAA:  Kyle Morton was named CAA Rookie of the Week for the week ending Oct. 14.
     The freshman goalkeeper made nine saves in his first career game appearance in JMU's 2-1 double-overtime victory at UNCW on Oct. 10.  He followed that with four saves in a 1-1 double-overtime tie at home vs. defending CAA champion Delaware on Oct. 14.

Freshmen & Firsts at UNCW:
 Freshmen were the keys to JMU's Oct. 10 double-overtime win at UNCW as Eric Schmidt scored his first career JMU goal (JMU's first goal of the game) and goalkeeper Kyle Morton, in his first career game appearance, finished with nine saves.
     Another first came from sophomore Nick Njuki, whose game-winning score was his first college goal.

McLaughlin Moves Up on Assist List:  Redshirt senior Christian McLaughlin recorded his 18th career assist Oct. 14 vs. Delaware.  He moved from tied for 19th place to tied for 18th place on JMU's career list.  McLaughlin shares 18th place with Scott Davis (1988-91).

First Road Win:
 JMU's 2-1 double-overtime victory at UNCW on Oct. 10 marked the Dukes' first win away from home this season.  JMU, which concluded a stretch of three consecutive road games at UNCW, is now 1-4-1 away from home, including 1-2-1 on its opponents' home fields and 0-2-0 in neutral-site games.

Zimmerman Honored by NASL:  Former JMU player Nick Zimmerman (2005-08) has been named one of the North American Soccer League's "Best XI" for the 2012 season.
     Zimmerman was one of three players who were unanimous selections to the team, which was chosen by the league's eight head coaches.
     The 2009 JMU graduate led the Carolina RailHawks in scoring and was second in the NASL in goals.  He finished regular-season NASL play with 15 goals.
      Zimmerman completed his second year with the RailHawks, who advanced to the NASL semifinals before losing 5-4 on aggregate goals to Tampa Bay.
      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.

Five Opponents Projected for NCAA Field:  Five of the Dukes' 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 9 rankings were released Oct. 15.
     The list includes:
        #2 North Carolina (Sept. 11 (W 1-0)
        #11 Georgetown (Sept. 25) (L 0-1)
        #17 Old Dominion (Oct. 3) (T 0-0, 2 OT)
        #39 SIU Edwardsville (Aug. 26) (L 0-1)
        #41 Northeastern (Oct. 20) (L 0-1)

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 458-179-63.  His record in 27 JMU seasons is 339-144-53. 

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

CAA Teams, Highest National Rank in 2012
Delaware, votes (College Soccer News preseason)
George Mason, 20th (NSCAA Sept. 18)
Georgia State, votes (NSCAA Aug. 28)
JMU, votes (NSCAA Sept. 18)
Northeastern, votes (NSCAA Sept. 4, Oct. 15, College Soccer News Oct. 8, Oct. 15)
Old Dominion, 4th (Soccer America Sept. 18)

National Rankings
Six JMU opponents (North Carolina, Old Dominion, Georgetown, SIU Edwardsville, George Mason, Northeastern) are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls (NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News). 

JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Oct. 15/16)

School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
SIU Edwardsville, Aug. 26, neutral (L 0-1), votes | nr | votes
North Carolina, Sept. 11, home (W 1-0), 2 | 3 | 2
Georgetown, Sept. 25, home (L 0-1), 6 | 8 | 10
Old Dominion, Oct. 3, away (T 0-0, 2 OT), 8| 12 | 12
Northeastern, Oct. 6, away (L 0-1), votes | nr | votes
George Mason, Oct. 20, away, nr | nr | votes
* NSCAA | Soccer America | College Soccer News

In the Region:  Five CAA members are ranked or receiving votes in the Oct. 15
South Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are Old Dominion (#2), Northeastern (#4), Drexel (#6), Hofstra (#9) and George Mason (#10).
     Other JMU opponents ranked in region polls include North Carolina (#1 in South), Georgetown (#2 in Northeast) and Loyola (#3 in North Atlantic).

Earlier Notes
Aug. 22
Aug. 28
Sept. 5
Sept. 12
Sept. 19
Sept. 26
Oct. 2
Oct. 9

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