Men's Soccer News Archives
August 25, 2015
Tornado ready to kickoff 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their best finish since joining NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas, the King University men’s soccer team looks to improve on their finish from a season ago in 2015. Head coach John Miglarese returns the core from a team that finished with seven wins and a fifth place Conference Carolinas finish.
January 19, 2015
King announces Hall of Fame class of 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, King University will induct members into the King Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2015 class will be inducted during Dogwood Weekend on April 11 and will include the 1988 baseball team, Declan Jogi ’03 and Rebekah Wilson Hull ’05.
December 12, 2014
Hicks garners 3rd team All-Region honors from NSCAA
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s soccer player Chris Hicks can add another award to his collection following his impressive sophomore season. Earlier this week, Hicks was selected third team All-Southeast Region by the Nation Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
November 25, 2014
Hicks selected second team Daktronics All-Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the best season of his young career, King University men’s soccer player Chris Hicks added another award for his collection this week. The sophomore ranked near the Conference Carolinas leaders in goals, and was named second team Daktronics All-Southeast Region.
November 6, 2014
Tornado place four on All-Conference Carolinas teams
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their best season since joining NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas, four members of the men’s soccer team were honored by the league. Chris Hicks led this group as he was selected first team All-Conference Carolinas while Eli Carrasco, Ryan Murphy and Kendale Liburd garnered third team honors.
November 3, 2014
King's season comes to an end at No. 5 Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Playing the same team in less than a week, the fifth-seeded King University men’s soccer team squared off with fourth seed Lees-McRae College on a balmy night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals. The Bobcats grabbed a 2-0 lead early in the second half, and the Tornado weren’t able to comeback, falling 2-1 to end their season.
November 3, 2014
Tornado soccer student-athletes named academic all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the fall season, Conference Carolinas has begun announcing their academic all-conference teams, starting with men’s and women’s soccer. The King University men’s soccer team had nine honorees while the women had three student-athletes honored.
October 31, 2014
Tornado drop heart breaker to #21 Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team still had a chance to earn a home contest in next week’s Conference Carolinas Tournament when they squared off with #21 Barton College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado scored the first goal of the game, and had numerous chances to add another tally, but the Bulldog defense fended off the attempts before their offense netted a pair of goals in the second half to escape with the 2-1 victory.
October 30, 2014
Hicks, Thorpe garner Capital One Academic All-District honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Both Chris Hicks and Rachel Thorpe became the first King University student-athletes in their respective sports to earn Capital Academic All-District honors when the awards were announced on Thursday. Hicks earned the distinction in men’s soccer and Thorpe for women’s soccer.
October 29, 2014
Saturday's soccer doubledip moved to Friday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With a great chance of snowfall on Saturday, the Conference Carolinas men’s and women’s soccer finales between Barton College and King University have been moved to Friday. The women’s game will start at 1:00 p.m. at Parks Field with the men’s game to follow at 3:00 p.m.
October 28, 2014
Late Bobcat goals top Tornado
BANNER ELK, N.C. – With a chance to clinch a home game in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s soccer team played from behind at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night. King came back from a goal down twice, but couldn’t take the lead as the Bobcats took the contest 4-2.
October 25, 2014
Hicks scores to lead King past Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team hosted Erskine College in a Conference Carolinas affair. A game that was scoreless for most of it, changed when Chris Hicks delivered a goal in the 65th minute handing King a 1-0 win.
October 22, 2014
Murphy delivers in OT to lead King past SWU
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team pulled out a victory in an overtime affair against Southern Wesleyan University, a Conference Carolinas opponent. Ryan Murphy delivered both goals for the Tornado including a class finish, just over two minutes into overtime, to vault King over the Warriors 2-1.
October 18, 2014
Three first half goals lead Pfeiffer past King
MISENHEIMBER, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team faced another tough road test on Saturday afternoon at Pfeiffer University, and the Falcons used three first half goals to take the Conference Carolinas contest. The Tornado got tallies late in the first half, and early in the second, but I wasn’t enough as Pfeiffer took the game 4-2.
October 16, 2014
King to host men's soccer ID camp in January
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer program will be holding their winter ID camp near the end of January. The academy is for serious soccer players who have aspirations of playing at the collegiate level, and will feature advanced level technical, tactical and fitness training sessions.
October 15, 2014
Early goals lead #11 Limestone past King
GAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing on the road against one of the top teams in the country, teams usually need to get off to a good start if they have a chance at pulling the upset, especially when they are on the road. However, the King University men’s soccer team got off to a slow start when they traveled to take on #11 Limestone College on Wednesday night as the Saints netted a pair of goals in the first 17 minutes en route to the 3-0 victory.
October 11, 2014
King drops heartbreaker to Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's soccer dropped a heartbreaker to Mount Olive in a weather delayed affair. On a 90th minute goal, the Tornado would see themselves drop their first Conference Carolinas match.
October 7, 2014
TSWA names Hicks Men's Soccer Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After taking home the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week, King University’s Chris Hicks earned another weekly award late this afternoon. Hicks earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association late Tuesday afternoon when the organization announced their awards.
October 7, 2014
Hicks' five goals earns him CC Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Hicks may have had one of his best weeks wearing the Scarlet and Navy as his five goals led the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas victories. On Tuesday, Hicks was named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.
October 4, 2014
Tornado push win streak to 3 with win over NGU
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team did nothing short of impress against Conference Carolinas opponent North Greenville University. Two first half and two second half goals helped the Tornado defeat the Crusaders with ease.
October 1, 2014
Hicks nets three as King defeats Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It didn’t take the King University men’s soccer team long to show their offensive presence on Wednesday afternoon as they returned to Conference Carolinas play against Belmont Abbey College at Parks Field. Chris Hicks doubled his goal count for the season, netting all three of King’s goals in the 3-1 win over the Crusaders to move to 2-0 in league play.
September 24, 2014
King posts shutout in win over North Georgia
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team started strong to defeat the University of North Georgia. In their second home game of the season, the Tornado showed their offensive firepower early in route to their 3-0 win.
September 20, 2014
King drops home opener to Palm Beach Atlantic 2-1
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a very evenly played game, the King University men’s soccer team battled with Palm Beach Atlantic University for 90 minutes. The game three goals get tallied, all within a seven minute span as the Sailfish netted the first and the last of the trio of goals to take the contest 2-1.
September 17, 2014
Three second half goals vault King over Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – What was shaping out to be a rough game for the King University men's soccer team turned at the 48th minute mark when Faber Bickerstaffe evened the score at one. The Tornado netted two more goals in the next 14 minutes to take the lead and defeat 2013 national runner-up Carson-Newman University.
September 13, 2014
Tornado earn first win in Conference Carolinas opener
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their first Conference Carolinas match, the King University men's soccer team earned their first win of the season with a pair of second half goals. Chris Hicks gave King the lead, and Alfred Schwab netted the game-winning goal, giving King the 2-1 victory over Emmanuel College.
September 10, 2014
Tornado drop 2-0 decision to Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team took another tough result on Tuesday night when they faced regional rivals Tusculum College. The game was scoreless through the first 45 minutes, but the Pioneers netted a pair of goals over the final 25 minutes to take the contest 2-0.
September 6, 2014
USC Aiken tops Tornado 2-0
MORROW, Ga. – A day after falling to Clayton State University, the King University men’s soccer team tried to rebound against USC Aiken in the finale of the Loch Shop Shootout hosted by Clayton State. However, the Pacers tallied goals late in each half to hand the Tornado their second loss in as many days, 2-0.
September 5, 2014
Three second half goals lead Clayton State past King
MORROW, Ga. – The King University men’s soccer team started the 2014 campaign by netting the first goal of the season early in the first half. However, the Tornado couldn’t make the tally standup as Clayton State University used three second half goals to take the season opening win 3-1 at their own tournament, the Loch Shop Shootout.
September 1, 2014
Young King squad readies to open 2014 campaign
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Going into head coach John Miglarese’s second year at the helm, the King University men’s soccer team has high expectations for the upcoming season. Following a conference tournament appearance in Miglarese’s first year, King will also look to make the improvements needed to become a nationally prominent team like they were not so long ago.
May 7, 2014
Miglarese announces 2014 schedule
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In his second year at the helm of the King University men’s soccer program, John Miglarese has announced his 2014 schedule. The schedule includes a season opening tournament in Atlanta, Ga., and later in the year, a road match up with last year’s national runner-up.
March 12, 2014
Liburd selected to St. Kitts-Nevis National Team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s soccer player Kendale Liburd received letter every soccer player dreams of getting. The letter he received was calling him to play for the senior national team of his home country St. Kitts-Nevis.
January 30, 2014
Miglarese announces Tornado spring schedule
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s soccer coach John Miglarese has announced King’s spring schedule for 2014. The Tornado will play a six game schedule that concludes with a match against the King men’s soccer alumni during Dogwood Weekend in April.
November 7, 2013
King duo named all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may have ended on Tuesday, but two King University men’s soccer players were honored by Conference Carolinas on Thursday. Ryan Murphy and Zachary Clark both earned second team all-conference honors for their performances this season.
November 6, 2013
Hicks, Spears earn TSWA Athlete of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has been an exciting week for King University soccer, two student-athletes earned weekly honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. Chris Hicks earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week and Rayna Spears earned the same distinction on the women’s side.
November 5, 2013
Tornado drop heart breaker at #15 Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – On Tuesday afternoon, the King University men’s soccer team went toe-to-toe with the nation’s #15 team, Limestone College, in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinals. The seventh seeded Tornado were scoreless with the second seeded Saints all day until Limestone netted the game-winner with seven minutes left to end King’s season.
November 2, 2013
Mount Olive defeats Tornado in overtime
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team was unable to secure a win on Saturday afternoon, falling 3-2 in overtime to Mount Olive College and receiving the No. 7 seed to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
October 30, 2013
King student-athletes earn academic all-conference honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the soccer season, awards start to be handed out, and 10 King University soccer players were recognized by Conference Carolinas. Six men’s players were named to the academic all-conference team while four women earned the distinction.
October 29, 2013
Tornado win third straight, down Trevecca Nazarene 2-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team made the long road trip to Nashville on Tuesday night to square off in a nonconference contest against Trevecca Nazarene. The Tornado were able to come away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory and are now riding a season-high four-game unbeaten streak and have won three consecutive matches.
October 26, 2013
Cobain's late goal gives Tornado 2-1 win at Barton
WILSON, N.C. – On the road as Barton College’s homecoming opponent, the King University men’s soccer team looked to be destined for overtime against the homestanding Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. But midfielder Ryan Cobain gave the Tornado the lead with an 84th minute strike, and King’s defense turned away a flurry of Barton shots in the final minutes as the Tornado held on for the 2-1 victory.
October 24, 2013
Miglarese to instruct at EXACT College Soccer Camp
King University men’s soccer coach, John Miglarese, has been selected as one of the lead instructors for the upcoming EXACT Soccer Georgia Boys Elite Prospect camp. This college soccer camp will take place on Sunday, December 15, and is open to all high school players that would like to compete.
October 22, 2013
Cobain, Akinoso net goals as King tops North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team may not have dominated the statistical categories on Tuesday night at North Greenville University, but they were ahead in the one that matters most, goals. Ryan Cobain netted a goal in the first half, and Joseph Akinoso found the back of the net in the second half as King took the 2-0 Conference Carolinas victory.
October 22, 2013
Murphy named TSWA Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Ryan Murphy earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association on Tuesday, posting a goal and an assist in a pair of Tornado matches.
October 16, 2013
Tornado come back to take 2-2 draw with Union (Ky.)
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their fourth game in the last seven days, the King University men’s soccer team grabbed the lead over Union College (Ky.) late in the second half. The Tornado then had to come back late in the game to send the game to overtime where neither team was able to find the back of the net as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.
October 14, 2013
Second half goals top Tornado
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The King University men’s soccer team got off to a good start at the University of North Georgia, scoring first on Monday night. However, the Nighthawks netted a pair of second half goals to take the nonconference affair 2-1.
October 12, 2013
Tornado fall to Bobcats 2-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer continued their Conference Carolinas schedule when they hosted rival Lees-McRae College. The Bobcats scored a pair of second half goals to take the contest 2-0.
October 9, 2013
Tornado fall at Erskine 3-0
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team faced the tough challenge of taking on Erskine College on the road. The Tornado had scoring chances though out the game, but couldn’t push a goal across as they fell to the Flying Fleet 3-0.
October 5, 2013
Cobain nets goal in 2-1 loss to Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team rallied with a late goal, but were unable to net the equalizer as the Tornado fell 2-1 to Belmont Abbey College in Conference Carolinas action.
October 2, 2013
Tornado drop narrow 1-0 decision to #22 Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday afternoon, the King University men’s soccer team faced conference foe, and #22 nationally ranked Limestone College. The Saints netted a goal in the 10 minute to take the lead. King had chances in both halves, but couldn't tally the equalizer as they fell 1-0.
September 25, 2013
Tornado drop 3-1 decision to Carson-Newman
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On another rainy afternoon at Parks Field, the King University men’s soccer team squared off against Carson-Newman University in a nonconference tilt. The Eagles netted three goals in the first half and played solid defense in the second half to hold on for the 3-1 road victory.
September 21, 2013
Dube's goal gives King 1-0 win over Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On what was a cool rainy day at Parks Field, the King University men’s soccer team took home their first victory of the year. The Tornado got a goal in the 65th minute from Thomas Dube to defeat Pfeiffer University 1-0.
September 14, 2013
Brevard tops King 1-0
BREVARD, N.C. – The King men’s soccer team outshot Brevard 15-9 on Saturday afternoon, but the Tornados were used a second-half goal to best King 1-0.
September 11, 2013
Tornado bested by Tusculum in home opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two Tusculum goals in a 32-second span proved too difficult to overcome as the King men’s soccer team dropped its home opener by a final score of 3-0.
September 7, 2013
Tornado play to a 3-3 draw with Shorter
CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Following their narrow 1-0 loss on Friday night, the King University men’s soccer team found their offense early in their match with Shorter University on Saturday evening. The Tornado netted three goals in a six minute span, two from Kendal Liburd, to grab an early lead. However, the Hawks came back and tied the game in the 88th minute and the game eventually ended in a 3-3 tie.
September 6, 2013
King falls in season opener to Lee 1-0
CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team opened its season with a hard-fought 1-0 loss at the hands of hosts Lee University at the Lee Olive Garden Invitational on Friday night.
August 28, 2013
Tornado ready for first season under Miglarese
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team has underwent some changes this spring as John Miglarese was named head coach in January. Miglarese has been hard at work during the spring practices and fall camp to change the culture of the men's soccer program.
May 10, 2013
Miglarese announces 2013 schedule
BRISTOL, Tenn. – New King University men’s soccer head coach John Miglarese announced the 2013 men’s soccer schedule last week, that features seven home contests.
May 1, 2013
Piccinini, Witt named King Athletes of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Tuesday night, King University had their annual Student-Athlete Banquet where they recognized each sport and the graduating seniors. King also announced their Male and Female Athletes of the Year as well as the SAAC Scholar Athletes of the Year. Eddie Piccinini and Hannah Witt were selected athletes of the year while Pete Griffith and Maegan Henry earned scholar athlete of the year distinction. Emily Martin was also named King’s Senior Academic Athlete of the Year.
April 24, 2013
Dates announced for 2013 Tornado Soccer Camps
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University soccer coaches Simon Duffy and John Miglarese have announced their dates for the Tornado Soccer Camps this summer on King University’s campus. The camps are open to all players of any level and will take place from June 10-14 and July 15-19.
February 21, 2013
King Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013
King Athletics announces the Class of 2013 Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame
January 7, 2013
John Miglarese Introduced as Men’s Soccer Head Coach
King has named John Miglarese, most recently of John Brown University, as its head men’s soccer coach.
November 7, 2012
Payton Tipton, Pete Griffith Named Student-Athletes of the Month
Payton Tipton (women’s volleyball) and Pete Griffith (men’s soccer) have been named the Student-Athletes of the Month by SAAC.
October 31, 2012
Louis Thorpe Resigns as Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Louis Thorpe has resigned as head men’s soccer coach after completing his second season with the program and a storied history with King Soccer.
October 27, 2012
Armstrong Guides King to 1-0 Victory in Season Finale
Freshman Cheo Armstrong scored the lone goal in the Tornado’s 1-0 victory over Trevecca Nazarene, Saturday afternoon.
October 25, 2012
King Soccer Places Five on All-Academic Team
Five student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Men's and Women's Soccer Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league.
October 23, 2012
Alonso Cashes In, Scores Twice in 3-2 Win
Luis Alonso scored his fourth and fifth goals to lead the Tornado on to a 3-2 victory over the Lees-McRae Bobcats in Banner Elk, N.C., Tuesday night.
October 19, 2012
Tornado Falter Late in 3-2 Loss to Concord
Pete Griffith scored his second and third goals of the season but was nullified by a pair of goals by the Mountain Lions to help them pull away, 3-2.
October 17, 2012
Tornado Fall Just Short in 3-2 Defeat to Erskine
Pete Griffith nodded Wednesday’s match at two goals on a penalty kick but Erskine pulled away with the go-ahead goal in King’s 3-2 loss to the Fleet.
October 13, 2012
Strong Offense Helps Tornado Blank Pfeiffer 3-0
A trio of King players hit the back of the net as Joshua Feener kept his cage clean in the Tornado’s first win of the season, a 3-0 shutout over Pfeiffer.
October 10, 2012
King Fall in 5-1 Decision to Queens
Pete Griffith scored his first goal of the season following a four-goal first half by the Royals. King lost to Queens (N.C.) by a 5-1 count.
October 6, 2012
Tornado Turned Down by Saints, 4-0
King battled to a scoreless first half with the Limestone Saints before the hosts delivered four unanswered goals to take away a 4-0 decision.
October 4, 2012
Tornado Handed 1-0 Loss by Crusaders
King nearly equalized the score with under 15 minutes to go, but Belmont Abbey held off King in a 1-0 decision.
September 29, 2012
Tornado Drop 2-0 Decision to Barton
Dante De Luca scored twice for Barton in their 2-0 victory over King. Cameron Sauro returned to the lineup and made three saves for the Tornado.
September 26, 2012
Unlucky Bounces Lead to 2-0 Defeat to NGU
North Greenville scored twice in the second half while King was the victim of a pair of unlucky bounces off the crossbar in a 2-0 loss, Wednesday evening.
September 19, 2012
Tornado Lose Conference Home Opener, 1-0
Thomas Dube displayed a strong leg in the Tornado’s contest versus the Coker Cobras but fell short in a 1-0 defeat, Wednesday evening.
September 17, 2012
Coker-King Doubleheader Rescheduled for Wednesday
Tuesday afternoon’s soccer doubleheader has been rescheduled for Wednesday, due to incoming weather forecasted for the Bristol area.
September 15, 2012
Late Goals Not Enough in Loss to Mount Olive, 4-2
Cheo Armstrong and Daniel Grossi each scored their first goals of the season in a 4-2 loss to Mount Olive, Saturday evening.
September 12, 2012
Tornado Falls Against Lincoln Memorial
LMU’s Mario Pinto scored a hat trick to lead the Railsplitters in a 5-0 victory over Tornado Men’s Soccer, Wednesday afternoon.
September 8, 2012
Buffaloes Overcome Early Feener Goal, Defeat Tornado 2-1
Josh Feener scored his first goal of the season to give King an early 1-0 lead, but the Milligan Buffaloes came back to defeat King, 2-1, on Saturday evening.
September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
September 5, 2012
Stateline Rivalry Postponed Due to Pitch Conditions
Wednesday evening’s men’s soccer game between King and Virginia Intermont has been postponed due to poor field conditions at Sugar Hollow Park.
September 3, 2012
Tornado Battle Rain and Fighting Knights in 5-1 Defeat
Luis Alonso scored his second goal of the season but the King men’s soccer team was downed by No. 2 Lynn University, Monday afternoon.
September 1, 2012
Early Lead Not Enough in Loss to No. 17 Mars Hill
King broke out to an early 1-0 lead by Luis Alonso but No. 17 Mars Hill struck back with four goals in the second half in a 5-1 loss, Saturday evening.
August 30, 2012
Bears Top Tornado in Season Debut
King men’s soccer battled to a scoreless half with the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne but allowed three goals in the second half in a 3-0 loss on Opening Day.
August 23, 2012
Men’s Soccer Preseason Rankings Released, Tornado Tabbed Seventh
The King Tornado were picked to finish seventh in the 2012 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.
July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)
July 2, 2012
Men’s Soccer Releases 2012 Schedule
King College Men's Soccer has announced its schedule for the 2012 season, set to begin on Aug. 30 at Lenoir-Rhyne.
June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.
May 21, 2012
Tornado Soccer Announces Summer Camp Dates
Head coaches Louie Thorpe and Simon Duffy have announced that Tornado Soccer Camps will host clinics on June 11-15 and July 9-13. More info ...
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
March 23, 2012
Soccer Invites You to Clinic and Alumni Game
King Tornado Soccer will host a free, hour long clinic for boys and girls ages 5-18 plus host two alumni games on Saturday, March 31.
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
December 14, 2011
Live Stats Now Available for Tornado Athletics!
Tornado Athletics is proud to unveil a new way for fans to get closer to King events with its new Live Stats feature!
November 15, 2011
Twin Tornado Sighting on All-Region Soccer Teams
Tom Winspear and Morgan Shelton were both named to the 2011 Daktronics All-Southeast Region First Team after impressive seasons.
November 4, 2011
SAAC Names Shelton and Winspear Student-Athletes of the Month
King College SAAC has named seniors Tom Winspear and Morgan Shelton to Student-Athletes of the Month for October.
November 3, 2011
Winspear, Shelton Among Tornado Awarded All-Conference Honors
Four King soccer players were named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference First Team today, including Tom Winspear and Morgan Shelton
November 1, 2011
Tornado Battle Cold and Bobcats in First Round Loss
The Tornado made a dramatic late push toward a game-tying goal but had their last shot tossed aside as time expired in a 2-1 loss to Lees-McRae.
November 1, 2011
King Soccer Represented Strongly on Academic All-Conference Lists
A total of 10 King student-athletes were named to the Soccer Academic All-Conference men's and women's teams by the league office
October 29, 2011
Conference Carolinas Destiny Unveiled for King Soccer
Following the final regular season games of the season, King Soccer's postseason destinies have now been determined!
October 29, 2011
Tornado End Regular Season with Loss to Mars Hill
The Tornado concluded its regular season run with a 5-0 loss to regionally ranked Mars Hill in non-conference play, Saturday afternoon.
October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
October 25, 2011
Winspear Strikes Again, Clinches Playoff Spot with OT Winner
Tornado soccer clinched a spot in the Conference Carolinas Tournament with a game-winning, OT goal by Tom Winspear on Tuesday
October 24, 2011
Soccer Doubleheader Start Times Altered
King will host Queens (N.C.) on Tuesday afternoon beginning with the women's Senior Day at 1:30 p.m. and the men following at 4:00 p.m.
October 22, 2011
Barton Bests King in Double OT
In their fourth double overtime game of the season, the Tornado fell late in a 3-2 decision to the Barton Bulldogs Saturday evening
October 19, 2011
King Shares the Wealth in Second Half Surge Over Abbey
Four different King players scored goals, three coming in the second half, against the Belmont Abbey Crusaders in a 4-2 victory Wednesday evening
October 15, 2011
Tornado Dissolve Two-Goal Deficit in 2-2 Draw on Senior Day
Six seniors were honored on Senior Day at Parks Field and one helped erase a two-goal lead Pfeiffer had on King men's soccer in a 2-2 tie, Saturday evening.
October 14, 2011
Family Weekend to Feature Six Webcasts for Tornado Athletics
If you can't make it in for Family Weekend at King College, be sure you don't miss any of the athletic action with six webcasts, beginning tonight
October 12, 2011
Tornado Turns Tide by Crushing Crusaders
King Men's Soccer recorded its first shut out victory of the season with a 4-0 blanking of the North Greenville Crusaders on Wednesday evening
October 11, 2011
Soccer Doubleheader Times Changed for Wednesday
The King College soccer doubleheader on Wednesday against North Greenville has changed its start times to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
October 8, 2011
Rio Grande Edges Out Tornado, 2-1
Men's soccer hosted the defending NAIA champion University of Rio Grande on Saturday evening. Despite a valiant effort, the Tornado fell short, 1-0
October 7, 2011
Johnson Honored with Invitation to Play on Cayman Islands National Team
Senior defenseman Michael Johnson will play on the Cayman Islands National soccer team to help compete in the ongoing FIFA World Cup qualifier
October 5, 2011
Bears Outlast Tornado in Double Overtime
Tornado soccer took a 1-1 tie all the way into double overtime before the Lenoir Rhyne Bears scored a game-winning tally to defeat King, Wednesday evening
October 1, 2011
Valiant Comeback Falls Short in Loss to Knights
Tom Winspear led the Tornado men's soccer team down two goals to force overtime but suffered a heartbreaking loss, 3-2, to St. Andrews on Saturday evening
September 28, 2011
Second Half Outburst Help Cobras Defeat Tornado
King suffered its fourth defeat of the season at the hands of the Coker Cobras on Wednesday night by a final score of 3-0 in Hartsville, South Carolina
September 22, 2011
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September 21, 2011
Erskine Tops Tornado, 3-1 in Road Contest
Tom Winspear extended his goal scoring streak to three games despite the Tornado men's soccer team falling to Erskine, 3-1, on Tuesday night.
September 20, 2011
Conference Carolinas Names Winspear Player of the Week
Tom Winspear garnered Men's Soccer Player of the Week honors by the conference office after posting back-to-back hat tricks in league play last week
September 17, 2011
Winspear Records Second Hat Trick in Win Over Mount Olive
Tom Winspear recorded his second hat trick in as many games on Saturday with a three-goal performance in the Tornado's 4-2 win over Mount Olive
September 14, 2011
Winspear Leads King to First Conference Carolinas Win
Senior Tom Winspear scored three goals, helping the King Tornado men's soccer team to the College's first win as a member of Conference Carolinas.
September 10, 2011
Strong First Half Not Enough in Loss to Limestone
King men's soccer took an early lead on the preseason favorite, Limestone College, however, succumbed to a strong second half by the Saints, 4-1.
September 9, 2011
Tornado Open Home Slate and Conference Action This Weekend
Men's and women's soccer will break in the 2011-12 home slate as well as play the College's first Conference Carolinas games this weekend
September 7, 2011
King Men’s Soccer Goes the Distance in Nil-Nil Draw
King men's soccer battled to the bitter end in Wednesday's match with Lincoln Memorial, but neither team could light the scoreboard in a 0-0 (2OT) tie
September 2, 2011
Tornado Soccer Falls in Season Opener to Flagler
In their first action of the season, the King Tornado men's soccer team drew #22 Flagler College and fought to a 4-0 loss on their opening day.
August 25, 2011
Preseason Poll Places King Eighth in Conference Carolinas
Conference Carolinas announced the preseason coaches rankings for men's soccer today and revealed the King Tornado was voted to finish eighth in the regular season
August 22, 2011
It’s Tornado Season! King Athletics Set to Kick Off
Women's soccer readies to "kick off" the King College 2011-12 athletic season with a home friendly versus Carson-Newman on Tuesday
January 30, 2011
King names Thorpe head coach for Tornado Soccer program
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College is pleased to announce Louis Thorpe as the head coach for the men's soccer program.
December 27, 2010
Tornado Soccer places seven on NCCAA Scholar-Athlete list
GREENVILLE, S.C. - A group of seven King College men's soccer players made the grade to earn NCCAA Scholar-Athlete honors, the organization announced.
December 19, 2010
Masters added to NCCAA/NSCAA All-American list
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Richard Masters was selected as an NCCAA/NSCAA Men's Soccer Division I Honorable Mention All-American, the organization announced.
December 5, 2010
King trio makes NCCAA Mid-East Men's Soccer squad
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College placed three players on the 2010 NCCAA All-Mid-East -Region Men's Soccer team, the region chair announced.
November 26, 2010
Winspear, Tornado ends season among NCAA's bests
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College used a match to shake up the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer individual rankings as a Tornado owns five Top-50 rankings including four among the Top-5.
November 19, 2010
Overtime goal dooms Tornado Soccer in NCCAA Mid-East semifinals
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. - King College suffered another 1-0 defeat in overtime, this time in the NCCAA Mid-South Men's Soccer Semifinals against Campbellsville (Ky.) University in a contest played in Lookout Mountain, Ga. Friday.
November 18, 2010
NCAA Stat Rankings for Tornado Soccer
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College owns five NCAA Division II Men's Soccer individual Top-50 rankings with four in the Top-25 for Tom Winspear, the national office announced.
November 17, 2010
Winspear nets spot on Daktronics NCAA DII All-Southeast Region squad
BANNER ELK, N.C. - King College's Tom Winspear scored a spot on the 2010 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Men's Soccer second team, as announced by the region chair.
November 15, 2010
Goals galore for Tornado Soccer in 19-1 decision over Tenn. Temple
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The scoreboard at Parks Field Monday was working as hard as the Tornado soccer team as King College posted a 19-1 NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament opening round victory over visiting Tennessee Temple University.
November 11, 2010
King-Tenn. Temple Mid-East Region contest moved to Monday
BRISTOL, Tenn. -King College's opening round NCCAA Mid-East Region Men's Soccer contest has been rescheduled from Thursday to Monday due to scheduling conflicts with Tennessee Temple University.
November 10, 2010
Winspear scores NCAA Division II rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Tom Winspear maintained four NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Top-25 stat rankings, with another Tornado in the Top-20 and a team Top-50 ranking, the organization announced Wednesday.
November 9, 2010
King moves into NCCAA stat report
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College owns four of Top-25 NCCAA Division I Men's Soccer team rankings and a pair of Tornado players scored four individual Top-15 rankings, the organization announced Tuesday.
November 8, 2010
King opens NCCAA Mid-East Region with Tenn. Temple
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College will start the 2010 NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Men's Soccer Tournament Thursday at home against Tennessee Temple University in a 3 p.m. meeting as the Tornado enter the postseason with the No. 3 seed in the region, as announced by region officials.
November 6, 2010
Shutout victory for King in season finale
TIGERVILLE, S.C. - The King College men's soccer team posted a 2-0 victory at North Greenville (S.C.) University Saturday in the Tornado's regular season finale and the team's first road win of 2010.
November 4, 2010
Tornado Soccer collects NCCAA stat rankings
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College team has three individual Top-20 rankings in the newest NCCAA Division I Men's Soccer Stat report along with four Top-25 team rankings, the national office announced.
November 3, 2010
Four NCAA Division II Top-20 rankings for Tornado's Winspear
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College improved in this week's NCAA Division II Men's Soccer stat report. A Tornado owns four Top-20 rankings with another player in the Top-50, the organization announced.
October 29, 2010
King drops match on late overtime goal
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College lost a nip and tuck 3-2 overtime contest Tuesday to Milligan (Tenn.) College as a Buffalo posted a hat trick.
October 28, 2010
Tornado scores NCAA DII Top-50 rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College maintained six individual Top-50 rankings in the latest NCAA Division II Men's Soccer stat report, the organization announced.
October 27, 2010
Winspear scores twice, King wins 3-1 over Union
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College snapped a losing skid with a 3-1 win over Union (Ky.) College at a wet Parks Field Wednesday thanks to a two-goal effort by a Tornado.
October 23, 2010
Tornado overtaken at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. - King College was handed a 3-1 setback at Belmont Abbey (N.C.) College Saturday.
October 21, 2010
Winspear nets NCCAA weekly honor
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Tom Winspear scored the NCCAA Division I Men's Soccer Student-Athlete of the Week honor, the national organization announced.
October 20, 2010
Tornado duo combines for six NCAA Top 50 rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College made an impact in this week's NCAA Division II Men's Soccer individual Top-50 stat rankings with six by a pair of players. The Tornado squad also landed a Top-50 ranking as well.
October 16, 2010
Tornado falters against No. 25 Mars Hill, 1-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College saw a second-half goal become the difference as No. 25 Mars Hill (N.C.) College left Bristol with a 1-0 decision in men's soccer play.
October 14, 2010
Masters saves lead to NCAA rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Richard Masters leaped into a pair of NCAA Division II Men's Soccer individual Top-50 stat rankings, the national office released. The Tornado also scored a team stat ranking in the Top-50.
October 13, 2010
Four goals for Tornado's Winspear in win over Concord
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's Tom Winspear scored two goals in each half of the Tornado's 6-1 victory over visiting Concord (W.Va.) University Tuesday.
October 9, 2010
First half goal difference for King at Bryan
DAYTON, Tenn. - King College lost a 1-0 decision in men's soccer play at nationally ranked Bryan (Tenn.) College.
October 8, 2010
Late score proves to be difference for King
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College and Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College played the opening 84 minutes without a score Wednesday, but the visitors from Carson-Newman notched a goal the next minute in a 1-0 decision.
October 8, 2010
Winspear scores NCAA rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Tom Winspear was ranked in this week's NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Ranking Summary with three Top-50 national rankings.
October 5, 2010
Tornado Soccer make NCCAA rankings
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The King College men's soccer team landed in the Top-25 in a total of four of team stat categories according to the NCCAA Division I Stats Report, the organization announced. In addition, Tom Winspear picked up a pair of Top-25 individual rankings.
October 2, 2010
Tornado get 4-1 win over TWC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's soccer team scored four times in the opening 45 minutes in Saturday's 4-1 victory at home over Tennessee Wesleyan College.
September 29, 2010
King defeated by LMC, 3-1
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was overtaken by visiting Lees-McRae (N.C.) College Wednesday by the score of 3-1 in men's soccer action at Parks Field.
September 25, 2010
Winspear boots home four goals, King beats VIC 7-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College powered past Virginia Intermont College Saturday for the first victory of 2010 as the Tornado got the 7-0 decision including four goals and two assists from Tom Winspear.
September 15, 2010
One goal difference as King falls to LMU 1-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College played a fifth straight one-goal contest, this time Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University scored match's lone goal in a 1-0 setback for the Tornado Wednesday.
September 15, 2010
One goal difference as King falls to LMU 1-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College played a fifth straight one-goal contest, this time Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University scored match's lone goal in a 1-0 setback for the Tornado Wednesday.
September 13, 2010
King suffers 2-1 overtime setback at Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - An overtime goal dealt King College a 2-1 loss Monday at Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College as the Tornado played in a fourth consecutive one-goal contest.
September 11, 2010
Tornado overtaken in final moments at Lenoir-Rhyne
HICKORY, N.C. - King College suffered a 1-0 defeat in men's soccer play Saturday at Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) University after the lone goal came in the final moments.
September 8, 2010
Tornado defeated 1-0 at No. 14 Anderson
ANDERSON, S.C. - King College was overtaken by No. 14 Anderson (S.C.) University 1-0 in men's soccer action Wednesday.
September 4, 2010
Tornado overtaken by Flagler
BANNER ELK, N.C. - King College was defeated 1-0 Saturday in men's soccer action by Flagler College in a contest played at Lees-McRae (N.C.) College.
September 3, 2010
Mayer scores twice late as Tornado ties Tusculum 2-2
BANNER ELK, N.C. - A pair of late second-half goals by Joe Mayer helped King College to a 2-2 tie in Tornado soccer season opener against Tusculum (Tenn.) College in a match played at Lees-McRae (N.C.) College.
August 6, 2010
Tough teams line Tornado Soccer schedule in 2010
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head men's soccer coach Matt Lavinder recently announced the 2010 schedule for the Tornado which features three Top-20 teams and four conference champions from 2009.
Hannah Witt and Josh Feener Named September Student-Athletes of the Month
Cross Country runner Hannah Witt and Men's Soccer player Joshua Feener have been named the September SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!