Men's Soccer Head to Siena for Saturday Meeting

Men's Soccer Head to Siena for Saturday Meeting


Saint Peter's (3-8-2, 2-3) vs. Siena (5-6-2, 3-1)
Date: Sat., Oct. 15, 2016

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Siena Turf Field, Loudonville, NY

Next on Tap

Saint Peter's will host Niagara on Wednesday evening and then will hit the road to face Siena on Saturday.

Last Time We Met the Saints

The Peacocks and Saints played to a 1-1 draw to close out the regular season in 2015.   

Siena Scouting Report

Siena knocked off Monmouth, 2-1, on Wednesday, improving to 3-1 in the MAAC. The Saints are one of the top offensive teams in the league, ranking in the top five in all offensive categories.

Last Time Out

Saint Peter's shutout Niagara, 3-0, on Wednesday, earning three more league points and putting the team in a tie for sixth place in the MAAC standings.

Up Next

The Peacocks will travel to Western New York on Wednesday to take on Canisius (Oct. 19) on ESPN3 and then the team returns home to face Marist on Saturday (Oct. 22).  

Looking Back at 2015

Saint Peter's ended the 2015 season with a 7-9-2 record overall and a 4-5-1 record in the MAAC. The seven wins were the most by the program under Richens, and best season by the team since 2010 when the Peacocks won 13 games and claimed a MAAC title.

Looking Forward to 2016

The Peacocks return 25 players from a year ago, with 19 of the returners having started in at least one game last season. Of the 25 returners, they accounted for 23 of the 24 goals scored in 2015 and bring back starting goalkeeper Jamie Cleland, who played every minute in goal last season for the Peacocks. Saint Peter's only loses two players from a year ago and add junior defenseman, Justin Bergman to the lineup. 

Preseason Poll

The Saint Peter's Men's Soccer team was picked 10th in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Coaches Preseason Poll. Monmouth, the defending MAAC regular season champion, was selected as the preseason favorite with 120 points, followed by defending MAAC champion, Rider (103). Iona (94), Fairfield (86), and Siena (76) rounded out the Top-5 teams in the poll while Marist (57), Quinnipiac (51), Canisius (47), Manhattan (45), Saint Peter's (33) and Niagara (14) rounded out the poll.

About the Coach

Julian Richens enters his sixth season in 2016 as the Head Men's Soccer Coach of the Peacocks. Richens is coming off of a team-best seven wins with him at the helm in 2015, while the Peacocks advanced to the MAAC Tournament. Richens has coached one All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) first-team selection, five All-MAAC second-team honorees and one All-Rookie team selection in his tenure at Saint Peter's.