Saint Peter's (3-11-2, 2-6) vs. Quinnipiac (10-5, 6-1)
Date: Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Jaroschak Field, Jersey City, NJ
Next on Tap
Saint Peter's will host Quinnipiac in Jersey City on Wednesday at 2p.m., for senior day.
Last Time We Met the Bobcats
The Peacocks defeated the Bobcats, 2-0, last season in the 2015 conference opener.
Quinnipiac Scouting Report
Quinnipiac comes to Jersey City with the best record in the conference at 6-1. The Bobcats have won six straight leagues matches and have scored a league best 41 points. Quinnipiac has a MAAC leading 16 goals and have surrendered the conference low, seven goals.
Last Time Out
The Peacocks close out the regular season on the road at hOURglass rival, Rider (Nov. 2).
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.
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.