127 named to 2016 Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-seven Cumberland student-athletes, department personnel and athletic training majors were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester, as released this week by the University.


Collins becomes full-time assistant for CU soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced this week that Liam Collins has joined the men’s soccer staff as a full-time assistant coach after serving the past two seasons as a graduate assistant with the program.


Soccer, baseball kick off summer camps at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland and baseball hosted summer camps this week, with almost 200 kids combined between the two events taking part in drills and games at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium for baseball and Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field for soccer.


Men's soccer announces 2016 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s soccer coach Rory O’Connor announced the club’s 2016 schedule on Friday, which includes seven home matches and contests against three teams that participated in last year’s NAIA Championships.


Soccer hosting pair of summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University soccer coaches Rory O’Connor and Adam Grant will offer a pair of camps for boys and girls this summer at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field, with both camps taking place June 6-10 for ages 8-12 and 13-18.


116 current, former student-athletes graduating Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and sixteen current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 174th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fourth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


O'Connor promoted to men's soccer head coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the promotion of Rory O’Connor to head coach of the CU men’s soccer program on Monday. O’Connor replaces Kyle Smith, who announced his resignation earlier this month.


Fall Dean's List announced with 142 student-athletes recognized

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2015 Fall Dean’s List this week, which includes 142 student-athletes, athletic department personnel and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


Gannot, Reilly, Owens earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer players Sella Gannot, Marty Owens and Tom Reilly were all named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced during the national tournament in Delray Beach, Fla., by the national office.


Men's soccer ranked 19th in final NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished the season ranked 19th in the postseason edition of the 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced Wednesday.


Risa named NAIA Second Team All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Sondre Risa was named a Second Team NAIA All-American, the first All-American in program history, and Elliot Goodwin received Honorable Mention accolades on Tuesday, as selected by the NAIA All-America Committee and announced by the national office Monday.


Men's soccer falls in double OT, 1-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jake Van Der Luit’s goal from 12 yards to the right of the goal in the 102nd minute propelled 18th-ranked Southeastern University to a 1-0 victory over No. 11 Cumberland in the NAIA Championship Men’s Soccer Opening Round here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Reilly, Gannot voted Second Team Academic All-America®

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland juniors Tom Reilly and Sella Gannot were both named Second Team Academic All-America® for the College Division on Thursday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


CU hosting first-ever Latino Family Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host the first-ever Latino Family Day this Saturday, with activities including a panel discussion featuring Latino students, a campus tour and tickets to the NAIA Championship Men’s Soccer Opening Round match that begins at Noon.


Ticket prices set for NAIA Opening Round match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Admission will cost $8 per person for adults and $5 for children 12-and-under for Saturday’s NAIA Championship Opening Round men’s soccer match between Cumberland and Southeastern University at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field. The NAIA sets the ticket prices for the Opening Round and all gate receipts go directly to the national organization.


Men's soccer hosting Southeastern in NAIA Opening Round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer will host 18th-ranked Southeastern University in the NAIA Championship Opening Round this Saturday, November 21, at Noon Central Time at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field, as announced by the national office Monday.


CU tied for 11th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one spot to a tie for 11th in the final regular season edition of the 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Sunday by the national office.


Cumberland wins MSC crown on PKs

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Thirteenth-ranked Cumberland converted all five of its penalty shootout chances, including the final one by Josh Armstrong, and claimed its first-ever Mid-South Conference Tournament championship against seventh-ranked Campbellsville University here Friday afternoon at Lovers Lane.


Men's soccer ranked 13th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer moved up one spot to 13th in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, as announced by the national office.


Armstrong named TSWA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Josh Armstrong was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday, tallying three goals and two assists in three matches with a goal in each outing.


Strutz garners third MSC Player of the Week honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Bennet Strutz was voted the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, posting three more wins in goal and saving a potential game-tying penalty kick in the conference tournament.


Eight men's soccer players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer players Bruno Cunha, Sella Gannot, Marty Owens, Tom Reilly, Dylan Schwartz, Anthony Spencer, Cooke Tomlin and Alex West were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office last week during the conference tournament.


Two second-half goals carry CU to MSC finals

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Josh Armstrong and Brian McNamara scored in the first eight minutes of the second half and 14th-ranked Cumberland held on for a 2-1 victory No. 20 Lindsey Wilson in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Championships here Friday night at Lovers Lane.


Strutz saves the day for men's soccer

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bennet Strutz saved a penalty kick with 8:55 remaining and Elliot Goodwin put home a rebound less than three minutes later in 14th-ranked Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Shawnee State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Championships here Thursday at Lovers Lane.


Three Bulldogs on first and second All-MSC teams

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara, Elliot Goodwin and Sondre Risa were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference while Bennet Strutz, Cooke Tomlin and Marty Owens garnered Second Team accolades, as announced Wednesday night during the awards banquet for the conference tournament at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.


Bulldogs drop to No. 14 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped eight spots to No. 14 in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, as announced this week by the national office.


Men's soccer set to face Shawnee State

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer will face Shawnee State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at 2:30 p.m. CT on Thursday at Lovers Lane Soccer Complex in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Tuesday by the league office.


Goodwin's two goals, two assists lead Senior Day win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Elliot Goodwin and Chuka Aruh each scored twice and Goodwin handed out two assists in Cumberland’s 8-1 victory over Ohio Christian in men’s soccer action in the home finale here Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Men's soccer takes first loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Guilherme Fanck scored late in the first half and 18th-ranked Campbellsville got two more goals in the final three minutes in a 3-0 victory over sixth-ranked Cumberland in men’s soccer action Friday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Reilly, Gannot voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Tom Reilly and Sella Gannot were voted to the to the Capital One Men’s Soccer Academic All-District 2 team this week. The duo enters the pool of candidates from around the nation for selection to the Academic All-America teams next month.


Men's soccer up to No. 6 in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up two more spots to No. 6 in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the highest ranking in school history, as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Weather forces change to soccer schedules

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s men’s and women’s soccer matches against Campbellsville University have been moved to this Friday at Noon and 2 p.m. because of forecasted rain in the area most of the week.


Goodwin's goals carry CU at Shawnee

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Elliot Goodwin netted a pair of goals and eighth-ranked Cumberland overcame a slugging start to post a 2-1 victory over Shawnee State in men’s soccer action Saturday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Bulldogs ninth in second edition of MRPI

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer is ranked ninth in the latest NAIA Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) released this week by the national office.


Owens scores twice in 3-0 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marty Owens netted the first and last goals and Brian McNamara added a score in eighth-ranked Cumberland’s 3-0 victory Wednesday night over Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky.


Men's soccer jumps one spot to No. 8

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one spot to No. 8 in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the highest in program history, as announced by the national office Tuesday.


McNamara, Aruh both score twice in 5-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara and Chuka Aruh each scored a pair of goals and Cumberland dominated possession for its 13th straight win, 5-0 against St. Catharine College in men’s soccer action Friday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


CU moves up four spots to No. 9

LEBANON, Tenn. – With two more road victories, Cumberland moved up four spots to No. 9 in this week’s 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced late Tuesday by the national office.


Strutz earns second POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Bennet Strutz was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after allowing one goal in two matches and picking up his 10th and 11th wins of the season for the Bulldogs.


Bulldogs extend winning streak to 12

LEBANON, Tenn. – Markus Skraastad netted a goal in the 33rd minute and Marty Owens added a score in the 73rd minute in a 2-0 Cumberland victory over the University of the Cumberlands in men’s soccer action Sunday in Barbourville, Ky.


Men's soccer ranked 13th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 13th in the 2015 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the team’s highest ranking ever, as announced by the national office on Tuesday.


Goodwin's goal, assist help CU move to 11-0-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Elliot Goodwin scored the first goal and assisted on the second, as Cumberland scored twice in the first eight minutes in a 2-1 victory over NCAA D-II Delta State on Tuesday in Cleveland, Miss.


Armstrong, Strutz voted Mid-South Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Josh Armstrong and Bennet Strutz were voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday after helping the Bulldogs to a pair of victories to remain undefeated.


Early goals carry CU in upset of No. 7 LWC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Armstrong scored in the first 10 minutes and he assisted on Brian McNamara’s goal six minutes later, as Cumberland scored twice in the opening minutes and held off seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson in men’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Men's soccer ranked 17th in first Modified RPI

LEBANON, Tenn. – With a 9-0 start that includes four road victories, Cumberland men’s soccer is ranked 17th nationally in the first Modified RPI rankings released this week by the national office.


Second half blitz leads to 10-0 win for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Alex Marr posted a hat trick, Chuka Aruh scored twice and Jose Retana handed out three assists, as Cumberland scored seven times in the second half in a 10-0 win over the University of Pikeville in men’s soccer action Wednesday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


McNamara's hat trick leads CU rout

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara netted a hat trick and Josh Armstrong added a goal and an assist in Cumberland’s 7-0 victory over Georgetown in men’s soccer action Saturday at Toyota Stadium in Georgetown, Ky.


McNamara's header provides game-winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara’s header off a long free kick from Tom Reilly in the 83rd minute proved to be the difference, as Cumberland moved to 7-0-0 on the season with a 1-0 victory over Division II West Alabama here Sunday in men’s soccer action at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


CU coaches, athletes take part in All Sports Clinic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council teamed up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 this past Sunday, September 13, on the CU campus.


Bulldogs stay unbeaten with 3-1 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Markus Skraastad headed in a Sella Gannot cross in the 34th minute and Marty Owens and Gannot both scored early in the second half, as Cumberland remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over Martin Methodist in men’s soccer action Wednesday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Aruh's hat trick leads 8-2 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chuka Aruh posted a hat trick with an assist, Alex Marr scored twice and added an assist and Josh Armstrong recorded a goal and an assist in Cumberland’s 8-2 victory over Fisk University on Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


McNamara earns TSWA Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Brian McNamara earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades after registering three goals and one assist in a pair of outings for the Bulldogs. This is the first of weekly awards for the 2015-16 academic year sponsored by the TSWA.


Overtime goal helps CU stay undefeated

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marty Owens netted the golden goal in the 105th minute on a nice assist from Alex Marr and Cumberland remained undefeated with a 3-2 victory over Bryan College in men’s soccer action here Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Second-half McNamara goals keep men's soccer undefeated

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara scored twice in the second half and Bennet Strutz made six saves in goal for Cumberland in a 2-0 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan in men’s soccer action Saturday in Athens, Ala.


McNamara scores once, assists on another in 4-3 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brian McNamara scored a goal and assisted on another and Cumberland held off a late charge from the home team in a 4-3 men’s soccer victory over Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn., on Wednesday evening.


REMINDER: Cumberland hosting All-Sports Camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 13 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Men's soccer opens with 4-2 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sella Gannot scored a goal and assisted on another while Josh Armstrong handed out a pair of assists in Cumberland’s 4-2 victory over Dalton State College in men’s soccer action Friday night in Dalton, Ga.


First week of training ends for men's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer completed its first week of training on Thursday, with a veteran group along with five newcomers taking part in three-a-day drills under third-year head coach Kyle Smith and staff.


Fall sports take part in community service projects

LEBANON, Tenn. – All six Cumberland fall sports teams that reported to campus this week took part in community service activities around town on Thursday, including a Red Cross blood drive, helping at the Wilson County Community Center, Next Step Resource Center and Habitat for Humanity, and a trip to Cedarcroft Home.


Men's soccer picked third in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer tied for third in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Wednesday by the league office.


Ten CU squads receive NAIA Scholar-Team Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ten Cumberland University squads received the NAIA Scholar-Team Award recognition this week, as announced by the national office. Teams must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be eligible for the award, with all eligible varsity student-athletes factored into the team GPA.


Fall sports schedules available for download

LEBANON, Tenn. – Download Cumberland fall sports schedules for football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis, which are now available at www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.