Cumberland Athletics 2021-22 Recap

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland Athletics had a great 2021-22 year with tons of highlights all season long. Check out the year-end recap for our sports teams.


Cumberland Athletics finishes 19th in LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Final Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--After the completion of the spring championships, Cumberland Athletics finished 19th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings, the highest-finish ever for CU Athletics, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.


Watson named 2021-22 Lindsey Donnell Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s soccer player Tyler Watson was voted the 2021-22 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award this week, presented annually to a Phoenix student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Phoenix football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.


Cumberland Athletics finishes Fourth in MSC President's Cup

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland Athletics finishes fourth in the Mid-South Conference President's Cup following completion of regular-season play for the 2021-22 academic year, conference officials announced Friday.


Cumberland Athletics Camp Schedule

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University Athletics announces summer camps from baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, and football.


Cumberland in Fourth in the Mid-South Conference President Cup Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University Athletics sits in fourth place of the Mid-South Conference Presidents Cup standings following the winter season, conference officials announced.


Cumberland Athletics Stands 48th in 2021-22 LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--After the completion of all fall championships, Cumberland Athletics sits in 48th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.


Men's Soccer Receives Votes in NAIA Postseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's soccer receives votes in the NAIA Top-25 Postseason Coaches' Polls, announced by the national office on Thursday.


Watson named NAIA Third Team All-American

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland senior Tyler Watson was voted NAIA Third Team All-American by the NAIA Men’s Soccer Selection Committee on Wednesday, as announced by the national office. He becomes the first two-time NAIA All-American in program history.


Phoenix fall to Lions 1-0 in NAIA Opening Round

COSTA MESA, Calif.-- Cumberland men's soccer falls 1-0 to the Vanguard Lions in the NAIA Opening Round. Martin Walsh led the team offensively in the loss with five shots total and the team's only shot on net.


Match Preview: #2 Vanguard vs. #3 Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's soccer (13-4-1, 8-2-1 MSC) takes on the Vanguard University (14-3-1, 7-1 GSAC) tomorrow at 3:30 pm central time in the opening round of NAIA Men's Soccer Championship from Costa Mesa, Calif.


CU men's soccer receives an At-Large berth to NAIA Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men's soccer earns an at-Large bid for the first time in program history to the 2021 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship, announced by the national office Monday.


Cumberland men's soccer falls to Cumberlands 3-1 on three unanswered goals

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.--Cumberland men's soccer (13-4-1, 8-2-1 MSC) falls 3-1 to the RV Cumberlands Patriots in the Mid-South Conference Semifinals. The Phoenix gave up three unanswered goals in the last 15 minutes of the game.


Cumberland maintains their 21st ranking in the NAIA Top 25 Polls

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's soccer stays put at No. 21 in the NAIA Top-25 Coaches' Polls, announced by the national office on Wednesday.


Seven men's soccer players earn All-Conference honors

LEBANON, Tenn.--Nicklas Rulle, Tyler Watson, and Joaquin Carillo each garner All-Mid-South Conference First Team honors, Edvin Grevskott and Martin Walsh were voted to the Second Team, and Brandon Gonzalez and Retsin Kabambala earned honorable mention honors, announced by the conference office.


Walsh, Rulle named MSC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland forward Martin Walsh and goalkeeper Nicklas Rulle were recognized as Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their performances in the Quarterfinals win over Life University, announced by the league office.


Cumberland to take on University of the Cumberlands in Semis

LEBANON, Tenn.-Cumberland men's soccer's win over Life University sent them to the semifinals. Meeting them in Bowling Green will be the three-seed University of the Cumberlands.


CU MSOC advances to MSC Semifinals with today's win

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland comes out of the half on fire by scoring four second-half goals. Cumberland forward Martin Walsh plays a hand in all four goals tallying two goals and two assists in the game.


Watson named to MSC Men's Soccer Champions of Character team

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The 2021 Mid-South Conference Men's Soccer Champions of Character team has been released, conference officials announced on Thursday.


Cumberland Men's Soccer moves up a spot to No. 21 in the NAIA polls

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland men's soccer moves up one spot to No. 21 in the NAIA Men's Soccer Week nine Top-25 Polls, released by the national office Wednesday morning.


Cumberland Men's Soccer to host Life in MSC Quarterfinals

LEBANON, Tenn.--Life picked up a 5-2 win over Thomas More this afternoon to advance to the Mid-South Conference Quarterfinals this Friday to take on the #22 Phoenix.


Watson named MSC Offensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Tyler Watson was recognized as Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performances in a 5-4 win over Tennessee Southern last Thursday, announced by the league office.


MSC releases Men's Soccer Championship Bracket, Phoenix earn Opening Round bye

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland men's soccer earns the second seed in the Mid-South Conference Tournament and receive a bye to the quarterfinals, conference officials announced on Friday with the release of the tournament bracket.


Cumberland men's soccer wins the 5-4 thriller over Tennessee Southern

PULASKI, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's soccer wins the back and forth season finale by a score of 5-4 over Tennessee Southern.


Men's Soccer drops to No. 22

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland men's soccer moves back one spot to No. 22 in the NAIA Men's Soccer Week Eight Top-25 Polls, released by the national office Wednesday morning.


No. 11 Lindsey Wilson scores four while a man-up to beat CU

LEBANON, Tenn.--After an early send-off in the first half, Cumberland was forced to play a man-down and No. 11 Lindsey Wilson took advantage scoring four goals with a man-up to win 4-1.


Phoenix run win-streak to six

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.--Cumberland men's soccer holds on to pick up a 2-1 victory over Campbellsville Wednesday evening at Finley Stadium.


Men's Soccer back in the Polls at No. 21

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland men's soccer moves back in the NAIA Men's Soccer Top-25 Polls after receiving votes the past three weeks landing at No. 21 released by the national office Wednesday morning.


Nicklas Rulle wins MSC Defensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Nicklas Rulle earned the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performances in victories over Thomas More and Georgetown College.


Walsh scores Golden Goal to beat Georgetown on Senior Day

LEBANON, Tenn.--In a grueling contest on senior day, Cumberland comes out on top as Martin Walsh nets the golden goal in double overtime to propel the Phoenix to the win over Georgetown, 1-0.


Cumberland MSOC shuts out Thomas More at home

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's soccer tally three first-half goals to run away with the 4-0 win against Thomas More at home Wednesday afternoon.


Men's Soccer Recieves Votes in NAIA Polls

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland men's soccer remains in the receiving votes category in NAIA Men's Soccer Week Six Top-25 Poll released by the national office Wednesday morning.


Phoenix earn gritty 2-1 victory over Bears on the road

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio.-- The Cumberland Men's Soccer team (8-2-1, 4-1-1 MSC) had a solid performance over Shawnee State (3-8-1, 0-6 MSC) in a 2-1 victory on the road.


CU men shutout Pikeville on the road

PIKEVILLE, Ky.--Cumberland men's score notched three second-half goals to run away with the victory against the University of Pikeville on the road Friday afternoon.


Phoenix Men's Soccer Receiving Votes in Top-25

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland men's soccer has dropped out of the NAIA Men's Soccer Top-25 Poll to the receiving votes category released by the national office Wednesday morning.


Cumberland men's soccer bounces back to win against Freed-Hardeman 5-0

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's soccer defeats Freed-Hardeman 5-0 thanks to two multi-goal efforts by Martin Walsh and John Azar.


Bethel holds on to beat No. 20 Cumberland 1-0

MCKENZIE, Tenn.--In the first game since Bethel was knocked out of the NAIA Top-25 polls and Cumberland was thrust in at No. 20, Bethel holds on to defeat the Phoenix 1-0 at Wildcat Stadium.


Men's Soccer enters the NAIA Top-25 Polls at No. 20

LEBANON, Tenn. -- For the first time since September 2018, Cumberland men's soccer enters the NAIA Men's Soccer Top-25 Poll at No. 20 released by the national office Wednesday morning.


The Phoenix end the double overtime thriller with a 3-3 draw

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Men's soccer (5-1-1) draw against Life (3-2-2) on Saturday in double overtime.


Phoenix upsets No. 12 Cumberlands, 3-2

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--Cumberland men's soccer tops No. 12 the University of the Cumberlands in a 3-2 battle in the rain at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex on Tuesday afternoon.


Cumberland Soccer matches on 9/21 moved to Murfreesboro

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland men's and women's soccer matches against the University of the Cumberlands has been moved to the Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro, Tenn. due to rain.


Kam Stanley earns MSC Offensive Player of the Week Honors

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Kam Stanley earned the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week award for his efforts against Indiana University East, announced Monday by the league office.


Men's Soccer match against Thomas moved up to 11 a.m.

LEBANON, Tenn.--The Cumberland men's soccer match against Thomas University moved up to 11 a.m. due to rain in the forecast


Phoenix post clean sheet on the road

RICHMOND, Ind.--Kam Stanley netted three goals to lead Cumberland to a 4-0 win on the road at Indiana University-East Wednesday afternoon.


NAIA announces 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Team and Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. -- 74 Cumberland University student-athletes were named 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 12 Phoenix teams earned NAIA Scholar-Team distinctions, NAIA officials announced on Wednesday as part of the NAIA National Awards Day.


Cumberland MSOC falls in 2OT heartbreaker to #14 Georgia Gwinnett

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's soccer (3-1) fell in 3-2 in a heartbreaker to 14th ranked Georgia Gwinnett (3-2-1) on Saturday in double overtime.


Walsh's second-half goal propels Phoenix over Delta State

LEBANON, Tenn.--Martin Walsh picked up a pass from Retsin Kambala and buried the shot to give Cumberland a 3-2 victory over Delta State University in men's soccer action on Labor Day at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Cumberland vs Fisk deemed no contest

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's soccer was ready to go this afternoon, but Fisk did not have enough eligible players to field a team deeming the match a no contest.


Watson, Rulle named MSC Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Tyler Watson and Nicklas Rulle were recognized as Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their performances in victories over Brewton Parker College and Marian University, announced by the league office.


Phoenix hold on for 2-1 win

LEBANON, Tenn.--After a two-hour weather delay, Cumberland held on for a 2-1 win over Marian in men's soccer action at Lindsey Donnell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


Watson nets lone goal in 1-0 Season Opener

MT. VERNON, Ga.--Cumberland senior Tyler Watson provided the lone score in Cumberland’s 1-0 victory over Brewton Parker College in the season opener Tuesday afternoon.


Cumberland Men's Soccer Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland University men's soccer program heads into the 2021 fall season with a roster chalked full of talented players and a challenging schedule ahead of them.


MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll tabs Phoenix Men's Soccer Fifth

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland men's soccer tabbed as fifth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches' Polls, conference officials announced on Friday.