This Week in Men's Soccer

Schedule
Aug. 19 at UIC (Exh.) L, 0-1
Aug. 24 Green Bay W, 1-0
Aug. 31 at UMKC T, 1-1 (2OT)
Sept. 6 Western Michigan W, 3-2
Sept. 8 DePaul W, 3-2 (OT)
Sept. 12 at USF W, 2-0
Sept. 14 at Florida Gulf Coast W, 2-1
Sept. 20 vs. IPFW W, 5-1
Sept. 22 vs. Gonzaga L, 0-2
Sept. 28 at Penn State  L, 1-3
Oct. 2 Marquette  W, 1-0
Oct. 8 Drake  W, 3-2
Oct. 11 Indiana  W, 4-3
Oct. 15 Western Illinois  W, 1-0
Oct. 20 at Michigan  L, 1-2
Oct. 23 at Milwaukee T, 1-1 (2OT)
Oct. 27 Michigan State (#17) W, 1-0
Oct. 30 Eastern Illinois  W, 5-1
Nov. 3 at Northwestern (#25) W, 1-0
Nov. 8 Ohio State W, 2-0
2013 Big Ten Tournament
Nov. 13 No. 7 Northwestern L, 1-2
2013 NCAA Tournament  
Nov. 21 Milwaukee  W, 1-0
Nov. 24 Notre Dame (#3) 6 p.m.
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2013 Roster
1 Max Jentsch SR GK
2 AJ Cochran JR D
3 Zacc Roelke FR D
4 Paul Yonga SR D/MF
5 David Caban JR D/MF
6 Adam Lauko SO D
7 Drew Conner  SO MF
8 Anders Kristensen SO MF
9 Nick Jones FR F
10 Tomislav Zadro RS SR F
11 Joey Tennyson SR MF
12 Trevor Wheeler SR MF
13 Nick Janus SR MF
14 JunHo Seok JR D
15 Ryan Buda SR MF
16 Brian Hail FR MF
17 Toni Ramadani SR F
18 Blake Succa SR D
19 Tim Lancina SR MF
20 Jacob Brindle JR MF
21 Luc Kazmierczak FR MF
22 Chris Prince SR F
23 Carl Schnieder RS SO MF
24 Joe Naughton RS FR MF
25 Skyler Felt FR F
26 Joe McLean RS SO MF
27 Mark Kosobucki RS FR MF
28 Derek Pitts RS SR MF/F
32 Jameson Kronser SR GK
33 Casey Beyers RS FR GK
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Nov. 18 - 24
Wisconsin advances in Big Dance to battle third-seeded Notre Dame
The No. 19 Badgers will travel to South Bend, Ind. to play Notre Dame on Sunday, Nov. 24 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. CT on WatchND.tv.

UW and Notre Dame will meet for the 13th time in series history on Sunday and just the second time in the Big Dance. Wisconsin defeated the Fighting Irish, 3-1, in Madison during the 1993 NCAA Tournament. Sunday’s match marks UW’s third meeting this season with a ranked foe and its first match against a top-5 program since 2011 when it battled Creighton.

No. 19 Wisconsin (14-4-2) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (12-1-6)
2013 NCAA Men's Soccer Championships
Date  Sunday, Nov. 24  |  6 p.m. CT
Location  South Bend, Ind. |  Alumni Stadium (2,500)
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Series  WIS leads, 8-1-3
Game Notes  Wisconsin Get    Acrobat  Reader | 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket

KEY NOTES TO CONSIDER:
1 PARTY LIKE IT'S 1995: For the first time in nearly two decades, UW is making an appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Badgers are making their first appearance in the Big Dance since 1995, the same season the team won its one and only NCAA title.

LET'S DANCE: Since the program’s inception in 1977, Wisconsin has made the most of its time in the NCAA tournament. UW owns a 9-4-0 record in the Big Dance and its .693 win percentage ranks second all-time behind Indiana (.739). The Badgers are also owners of the nation’s longest current NCAA tournament unbeaten streak (6).

3 TRASK'S TENURE: UW head coach John Trask is making his fourth appearance in the NCAA tournament as a head coach, after winning a pair of titles as an assistant at Indiana. Trask owns a 7-3 career record in the tournament and has won at least a game in every appearance he has made in the Big Dance as a head coach.

4 AJ'S REIGN: AJ Cochran has been the anchor of UW’s backline each of the last two seasons, but the 2013 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year has also shown off his offensive repitoire this season. In UW’s 4-3 comeback win over Indiana on Oct. 11, Cochran was responsible for two of UW’s four scores in the final 25 minutes of action, including the game-winning score in the 84th minute. The St. Louis, Mo., native was named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week as a result of that performance.

RETURN OF TOMO: Named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year, Tomislav Zadro finished the regular season first on the team in assists (8) and third in points (16) and goals (4). Despite missing three matches due to surgery, the two-time first-team All-Big Ten performer returned to help UW to a 7-2-1 record in its last nine matches.

Notre Dame

ALL-TIME VS. NOTRE DAME
• Sunday’s match marks the 13th meeting all-time between the Badgers and Fighting Irish.

• UW leads the all-time series 8-1-3, dating back to the teams’ first meeting in 1981.

• The Badgers also own a seven-match unbeaten streak against the Fighting Irish, dating back to 1988.

• The teams have met just once in the NCAA tournament, as UW defeated Notre Dame, 3-1, during the opening round of the 1993 NCAA Tournament.

Football Notes
Game Notes
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NOTES FROM UW'S LAST GAME:
#19 WIS 1, MILW 0 - 11/21/13 - McClimon Complex

• Chris Prince netted his second goal of the season.

• Wisconsin shut out its opponent for the sixth time this season.

• Max Jentsch earned his fourth shutout of the season in just seven starts this year. He also imporved his goals against average to 0.70.

• The Badgers extend the nation’s longest home unbeaten streak to 14 matches.

• The Badgers now lead the all-time series with Milwaukee, 15-14-7.

WISCONSIN IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
• The Badgers own a 9-4-0 all-time mark in the Big Dance, including a perfect 5-0-0 mark in their last appearance in 1995 en route to the NCAA national title.

• Wisconsin’s .692 win percentage in the Big Dance is second all-time only to Indiana (.739).

• Wisconsin is making its sixth NCAA tournament appearance in 2013, having made its previous five appearances between 1981 and 1995.

• During its 1995 NCAA title run, Wisconsin did not allow a single goal in five matches. The Badgers still stand as the only team in NCAA history to not allow a single goal in a five-game postseason run.

• Four seasons after its inception in 1977, UW earned another milestone moment, earning the program’s first ever NCAA tournament appearance. Following a 15-2-2 season, the Badgers made their debut in the NCAA tournament. Wisconsin fell, 5-1, to Big Ten foe Indiana in the first round on Nov. 22, 1981.

WRECKING THE RANKED
• Wisconsin has taken down three top-25 ranked teams in 2013, shutting out all three opponents this season.

• UW regained bragging rights in the I-94 rivalry, outlasting #10 Marquette, 1-0, at home on Oct. 2.

• After earning a tie against Milwaukee, who was ranked in the NSCAA and Soccer America national poll, the Badgers welcomed #17 Michigan State to the McClimon Complex, knocking off the 2012 Big Ten Tournament champions, 1-0, on Oct. 27.

• The next weekend, on Nov. 3, Wisconsin traveled to No. 25 Northwestern, earning a crucial conference road win in a 1-0 decision in Evanston.

BIG TEN'S BEST
• The Badgers are currently the top team in the league in points (117), goals (39) and goals per game (1.95). UW is also tied for first in the conference in assists (39) and assists per game (1.95).

• The Badgers finished the regular season second in the Big Ten standings, with a 4-2-0 record.

• UW is the lone Big Ten team with 14 wins--two more than the Big Ten leader, Penn State.

• Junior Jacob Brindle is third in goals per game (0.42), tied for third in goals (8), fourth in points (17) and tied for fourth in game-winning goals (3) in the Big Ten. 

• Senior Tomislav Zadro leads the Big Ten in assists (8) and assists per game (0.50). 

• Fellow senior Nick Janus is tied for first in game-winning goals (4), second in goals (9), goals per game (.45), points (20) and points per game (1.05).

• Senior GK Max Jentsch is first in the conference in goals against average (0.70), tied for fifth in shutouts (4) and sixth in save percentage (.750).

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Sr. Chris Prince

10 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
• Following its win over then 25th-ranked Northwestern on Nov. 3, Wisconsin eclipsed the 10-win plateau for the first time since 1995 when the team won the national championship.

• Prior to recording its 12th win, UW hadn’t won more than 11 games since 2003.

• After defeating Ohio State on Nov. 8, the Badgers eclipsed 13 regular-season victories for the ninth time in program history.

HOME RUN
• The Badgers have dominated at home dating back to 2012. UW is in the midst of a 14-match home unbeaten streak, which has included eight shutouts (including 2012 season) and a win over the defending NCAA national champions (Indiana).

Longest Active Home Unbeaten Streaks (Division I Men)

Rank Team Streak
1 WISCONSIN 14
2 Washington 11
3 George Mason 9
4 Saint Louis 8

PARTY LIKE ITS 1995
• For the first time since 1995, Wisconsin has hit the 14-win mark in a single season.

• Coincidentally, the last time the Badgers earned a bid to the NCAA tournament was 1995 -- the same season UW won the NCAA title.

• Following the win over then 25th-ranked Northwestern on Nov. 3, Wisconsin moved into the top-10 in single-season wins in UW history.

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