Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Big Blue find solace in soccer success
by Paul Kennedy, September 6th, 2007 8AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

It will do little heal the sorrow of Michigan faithful after the Wolverines' epic football loss to Appalachian State at the Big House last Saturday, but the Wolverine men's soccer team made a statement last weekend.

Led by a pair of exciting sophomores Mauro Fuzetti and Peri Marosevic, Michigan is making a case for itself as one of this year's darkhorses in the Division I men's ranks.

Fuzetti scored the first of two goals just 85 seconds into the Wolverines' 3-0 win over Rutgers last Friday. Marosevic had the third goal against the Scarlet Knights and scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Hofstra on Sunday.

Fuzetti, a Houston product, spent the summer playing with the Michigan Bucks, for whom he scored in the dramatic shootout that decided the 2007 PDL championship in favor of the Laredo Heat. (UM co-captains Michael Holody and Alex Morisset both played the entire 120 minutes in the PDL final.)

Marosevic, a former U.S. U-17 resident from Rockford, Ill, spent the offseason playing for the U.S. U-18 national team. He attracted interest from German club Eintracht Frankfurt after a standout performance for the U-18s at a tournament in Lisbon in June. He also played for the USA the Pan-American Games.

Just as impressive as Fuzetti and Marosevic was the defense, led by goalie Patrick Sperry, who recorded shutouts over Rutgers, one of the hottest teams in the Big East at the end of last season, and defending CAA champion Hofstra -- both 2006 NCAA Division I tournament teams.

"This is a team with maturity now that understands you want to start every season like this," Michigan coach Steve Burns said. "Next is to keep a level head and continue to improve. I think it takes a lot of pressure off the guys as we look forward to this next weekend where we play three time zones away Cal Northridge and Cal Fullerton."

Michigan is coming off a 7-10-4 season that began with three losses in its first four games.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Making a List: NCAA Division I women's champions    
USC became the first Pac-12 team and just fourth team to win more than one NCAA ...
Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia    
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, ...
NAIA: Hastings and NW Ohio take championships    
A pair of subs teamed up to give Hastings its second NAIA men's title over Rio ...
NCAA Division III: Tufts and Washington capture crowns    
Tufts won its second NCAA Division III men's championship in three years, while Washington (Mo.) captured ...
NCAA Division II: Wingate and WWU claim first titles    
Wingate and Western Washington won their first national championships in soccer when they captured the men's ...
College Men: Right to Dream's Twumasi carries Wake    
Ema Twumasi, another of Ghana's "Right to Dream" graduates who attended U.S. boarding schools, scored twice ...
College Men: Langsdorf does it again for Stanford    
In his three seasons at Stanford, Jordan Morris never had a season like his former classmate ...
College Men: Murphy sends Carolina to College Cup    
Limited to six games with a foot injury, transfer Drew Murphy came off the bench and ...
College Men: Denver headed to first final four    
Unbeaten Denver advanced to the Men's College Cup for the first time when it beat No. ...
Women's College Cup: West Virginia and USC reach final    
Excellent goals determined the two finalists that will meet Sunday to determine the national champion. Michaela ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives