New look Tornado ready for start of 2016

Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name – King University
City/Zip – Bristol, TN 37620
Enrollment – Approximately 2,900
Nickname – Tornado
Athletic Colors – Navy & Scarlet
School Colors – Blue & Gold
Home Field – Parks Field
Affiliation – NCAA Division II
Conference – Conference Carolinas
President – Mr. Alexander Whitaker
Athletic Director – David Hicks
Athletic Department Phone – (423) 652-4849
Athletic Department Fax – (423) 652-6041
Head Athletic Trainer – Shelia Crockett
Website – www.KingTornado.com

MEN'S SOCCER NCAA HISTORY

First Year of NCAA Membership – 2011
Overall NCAA Record – 24-53-7
Overall Conference Record – 19-27-3

COACHING STAFF

Head CoachTalon Stroud
Record at School, Years – 0-0, 1st season
Career Record, Years – 0-0, 1st season
Conference Carolinas Record, Years – 0-0, 1st season
Men's Soccer Office Phone – (423) 652-4815
Assistant CoachesMark Patterson

TEAM INFORMATION

Overall Record Last Year – 5-8-3
Conference Record / Finish – 4-4-2 / 5th
Starters Returning / Lost – 10 / 1
Letterwinners Returning / Lost
– 12 / 7

CONFERENCE CAROLINAS PRESEASON COACHES' POLL

- King was picked to finish sixth

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Senior F Chris Hicks (led the team with seven goals, tallied two game-winning goals, third team all-conference)
Senior F Eli Carrasco (second on the team with three goals, added two assists for eight points, third team all-conference)
Junior M Luis Calderon (led the team with four assists, added one goal, appeared in all 16 matches)
Senior M Ryan Murphy (started all 16 matches, scored two goals, accounted for a team-high four assists)
Senior GK Kari Sveinsson (started all 16 games in goal, going 5-8-3, posted one shutout, helped King post another shutout, 1.67 GAA)
Junior M Ben Allan (second on the team in minutes played, helps anchor the defense, started all 16 games)

KEY PLAYERS LOST TO GRADUATION

D Kendale Liburd (started 14 matches a season ago, logging nearly 1,300 minutes, second team all-conference)
F Brian Butler (appeared in all 16 matches, making three starts, scored one goal)

NEWCOMERS

Freshmen
L.A. Anderson, Brooklet, Ga. (Southeast Bulloch HS)
Chance Arnold, Seviereville, Tenn. (Sevier County HS)
Marzuwq Bholai, Tampa, Fla. (Sickles HS)
Ulysses Houston, Johnson City, Tenn. (University School)
Cole Killen, Kingsport, Tenn. (Sullivan South HS)
Juan Nabor, Acworth, Ga. (Etowah HS)
Adonis Wheeler, Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS)
Sophomores
Carlos Saavedra, Chicureo, Chile (Colegio San Anselmo)
Juniors
Nathaniel Akers, Lebanon, Va. (Lebanon HS)
Sam Mburu, London, England (Genesee CC)
Karl Perpignan, Uniondale, N.Y. (Monroe College)
Seniors
Fil Kamps, London, England (Middlesex University)
Freek Schoones, Bee ken Donk, Netherlands (Tilburg University)

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

- Tornado open season with a home game on September 1
- Senior day is scheduled for October 29 against Barton College
- The Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals are scheduled for October 31 with the semifinals on November 3 and finals on November 5

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Athletic Communications – Travis Chell, tlchell@king.edu
Athletic Communications Office Phone – (423) 652-6368
Chell Cell Phone – (715) 431-0253
Athletic Communications Fax – (423) 652-6041
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant – Ryan Whitt, sportsinfo@king.edu
Athletic Communications Mailing Address – 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620

King fall against #13 Saints
October 12, 2016 King fall against #13 Saints