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Penn State Wilkes-Barre 2013 Men's Soccer Team


Soccer Cruises Past PSU Worthington Scranton

9/10/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre soccer team played PSU Worthington Scranton on the road Wednesday, where they won 4-0. Ryan Patrick came up big with a hat trick and Mark Bugelholl scored the final goal. The Mountain Lions (1-1 PSUAC, 1-2 overall) will travel to Baptist Bible College to play The Defenders at 4pm.

Soccer Falls at PSU Brandywine

9/5/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre soccer team played its first road game of the season on Friday night, losing 9-1 at PSU Brandywine. Eric Whited scored the lone goal for WB. The Mountain Lions (0-1 PSUAC, 0-2 overall) will next travel to Penn State Worthington Scranton on Wednesday to face its northeast PA rival. The game will be played at Marywood University at 4pm.

Soccer Falls in Season Opener

9/3/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Soccer team opened their 2014 season at home against Davis College on September 3rd. Wilkes-Barre was defeated 4-1, with Wilkes-Barre's lone goal being scored by Mark Bugelholl.

Wilkes-Barre plays their next game this Friday, 4pm at Penn State Brandywine.

Bugelholl and Whited Named PSUAC Soccer All-Conference

10/28/13 – The PSUAC announced today that junior Mark Bugelholl and freshman Eric Whited have been named to the PSUAC All-Conference Second Team. Bugelholl led the Wilkes-Barre team with eight goals this season, while Whited had a stellar first season by adding seven goals.

Penn State Defeats Mont Alto

10/6/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre soccer team won their match against Penn State Mont Alto on Sunday afternoon with a final score of 5-2. Sophomore Mark Bugelholl put in 4 goals, having a terrific game. Sophomore David Cavalieri added another goal as well. Wilkes-Barre plays their final game of the regular season at Penn College on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.  With the win Wilkes-Barre improves to 7-2-1 overall and 6-2-1 in PSUAC.

Penn State Ties With Beaver

10/5/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre soccer team played Penn State Beaver on Saturday afternoon, ending in a tie game 1-1 after two overtimes. Wilkes-Barre’s goal was scored by freshman Cody Franssen. Wilkes-Barre plays again at home on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Wilkes-Barre Wins Over Hazleton

9/27/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre soccer team won their home match against Penn State Hazleton on Friday afternoon with a final score of 2-1. Goals were scored by sophomore Mark Bugelholl (West Pittston, PA) and junior Denzel Mensah (South Plainfield, PA).  Wilkes-Barre soccer improves their record to 6-2 overall and 5-2 in the PSUAC. Wilkes-Barre next plays Penn State Beaver at home on Saturday, October 5 at 1:00 pm.

Soccer Ranked in USCAA Coaches Poll for First Time

10/1/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s soccer team has made school history by being ranked in the USCAA Coaches Poll for the first time.

Wilkes-Barre Dominates Schuylkill

 9/24/13 – The Penn State Wilks-Barre men's soccer team (4-2) won their match against Penn State Schuylkill 6-1 on Tuesday. The goals were scored by junior, Denzel Mensah, freshman Eric Whited, sophomore Mark Bugelholl, two goals by freshman Thomas Blasi, and an unidentified goal.  The soccer teams next match will be played on Friday at Lake Lehman High School at 4:00 p.m. against PSU Hazleton.

Wilkes-Barre Loses Home Match to Brandywine

10/14/13 – Penn State Wilkes-Barre (2-2) soccer lost a home match against Penn State Brandywine on Saturday afternoon 4-2.   Wilkes-Barre’s goals were scored by Mark Bugelholl and Eric Whited.  Wilkes-Barre plays next at Penn State Greater Allegheny on Saturday 9/21 at 1:00 p.m.

Wilkes-Barre Defeats Worthington Scranton

9/10/13 – Penn State Wilkes-Barre (2-1) soccer won a home match against Penn State Worthington Scranton on Tuesday afternoon 4-0.  Wilkes-Barre’s goals were scored by sophomores Mark Bugelholl and David Cavalieri, junior Raul Ortiz, and freshman Zamir Vallecillo. Wilkes-Barre, 1-1 in PSUAC, next plays at home against Penn State Brandywine on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Loses Home Opener to PSU York

9/4/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's soccer team (0-1) lost their home opener to Penn State York (2-0), with a final score of 5-2.   Wilkes-Barre’s goals were scored by #21, sophomore David Cavalieri and #13, freshman Eric Whited.  The Mountain Lions next play Friday at Davis College at 4pm.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Names James Bell Head Soccer Coach

1/23/13 – Penn State Wilkes-Barre Director of Athletics Brian D. Stanchak named James Bell as the Mountain Lions new Head Soccer Coach. Bell, 25, a former soccer student-athlete at both Penn State Worthington Scranton and Keystone College, brings a wealth of knowledge and playing experience to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre soccer team. Bell served as an Assistant Coach for the University of Scranton men’s soccer team last year and  has had several years of coaching at both the intramural and club team levels. His club team, Black Thunder, was one of the top club teams participating in numerous indoor and outdoor leagues in the area, along with various state cups and college show case tournaments. “I am very excited to announce James Bell as our new Head Soccer Coach here at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. James brings a tremendous amount of energy and knowledge to this position, and I am confident that he will lead our soccer program to a high level of success. Having played in the PSUAC, James understands the culture of this conference and can assist our student-athletes in achieving their goals athletically and academically. In addition, James knows Northeastern Pennsylvania, which will help with recruiting this area to keep local talent at home.” Bell had a very extensive playing career which began at the intramural level and grew all the way up to the professional level. He played for high-level club teams in three different states as a youth development player, working his way up through the ranks. His most recent accomplishment was participating in the National Premier Soccer League as a member of the Pocono Snow Soccer Club team, based out of Stroudsburg, PA, for the last three years. His professional playing experience ranges from participating in the Toronto FC open tryouts, in the MLS, to training with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL in 2007, and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds also of the USL in 2011. Graduating from Pittston Area High School, Bell was a four-year letter winner and was named to the First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention lists. James was also a member of the 2006-2008 PSU Worthington Scranton soccer team, as well as the 2009-2011 men’s soccer team at Keystone College. At Worthington Scranton, he was the leading scorer his freshman year, with a total of 16 goals on the season, and was the leading point holder during his sophomore year with 13 goals and 15 assists playing the center midfield position. On the field he started every game, played nearly every minute, and helped lead his team to two consecutive playoff appearances for the first time since 2005. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport and Recreation Management focusing on Business and Marketing from Keystone College in 2012.


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