2011 Men's Soccer
Record: 11-7 Home: 6-2 Away: 5-5 Neutral: 0-0 WHAC: 5-1
08/30/2014 - Men's Soccer

The men's soccer team traveled to Hammond, IN to open their 2014 season against the Peregrines of Purdue University Calumet.  Despite goals from Mario Williams (16th minute) and Garrett Nimmo (81st minute), the team lost it's season opener to Purdue university Calumet 3-2 in overtime. "We played really well for the first 20 minutes of the 1st half. We pressured well and created some good chances", said Head Coach Mark Bell. In the 16th minute, Tristan Esprit served up a great ball and Mario Williams headed it in for the goal and the 1-0 lead. "We had a couple of really good chances after that but just couldn't find the back of the net." The Golden Eagles went in to halftime with a 1-0 lead.

The second half was a different story. "We started off the 2nd half extremely slow and never really recovered. The Peregrines fought back and took control of the game. Sophomore GK Nick Hopkins kept the Peregrines off the board to start the 2nd half with a beautiful save on a pk. Nick finished the game with 2 saves.

"We really struggled in the back today and just didn't have the leadership we needed back there." The Peregrines continued to pressure our backline to create scoring opportunities and eventually tied it up in the 63rd minute and took the lead in the 65th minute.

A weather delay stopped the game with 9 minutes left.  CU came back after the delay and Garrett Nimmo tied the game right after the restart.  Cornerstone had chances to score before the end of regulation but didn't find the back of the net. 

At 4:30 in to the 1st overtime, there was another breakdown in the back and the Peregrines tapped in the game winner. "It was good to see the guys play a strong first half and battle back after we went down 2-1 but we lacked consistency in the back and struggled to finish the opportunities we had," said Bell.

The Peregrines outshot the Golden eagles 15-12 and Golden Eagles had 3 corners to Purdue Calumet's 2.

Golden Eagles will travel to Sioux City, Iowa to take on Morningside on Friday, Sept 5th  and Northwestern College on Saturday, September 6th.

04/29/2014 - Men's Soccer

Casey Zimmerman (St. Charles, IL/Wheaton Academy) Midfielder

We have been watching Casey play over the last 2 seasons and he has had a big, strong presence for a team that has finished 4th in the state (IL) the last 2 seasons. Casey has developed well and we think has enormous potential. Casey will be the fourth Wheaton Academy graduate on the field for the Golden Eagles in 2014. He will be joining junior Mark Rougas, sophomore Gareth Flynn and incoming freshman Dan Bergquist. 


Kane County Herald-All Area-HM…Daily Herald All Area-HM…38 career goals…26 career assists…plays for Kopion FC…Casey wants to major in Business…son of Jack and Victoria Zimmerman

Why Casey chose Cornerstone: "When I visited the guys were extremely welcoming and the university has a great Christian community."

04/17/2014 - Men's Soccer

The Cornerstone University men's soccer team held it's annual soccer banquet on Feb 19th in the Gainey Center. The team gave out its awards and honored both team and individual successes throughout the season. The Golden Eagles posted a 9-7-1 record and finished 5th in the WHAC with a 5-4-1 record.

Academically, this year's team had 4 Academic All Conference players and 3 Academic All Americans-Mark Kunnen (Comstock Park, MI/Calvin Christian HS), Brendan Powers (Hudsonville, MI/Hudsonville HS), and Marcel Santana (Santiago, DR/Colegio DelaSalle)

A number of awards were handed out that the team voted for and they are as follows:

The Jeff Dresser MVP Award went to senior Jordan Wilson (Mississauga, ON/Our Lady of Mount Carmel HS). The senior has had an outstanding career for the Golden Eagles. He was a 4-time WHAC 1st Team All Conference player and capped his career by being named the 2013 WHAC Defensive Player of the Year. Jordan had 2 goals and 3 assists in 2013.

The team's Most Valuable Defensive Award went to sophomore Mark Rougas (Wheaton, IL/Wheaton Academy). Rougas started and played in all 17 games this season. Rougas scored his 1st career goal vs. Spring Arbor in a 2-0 win. Once again Rougas was key part of a stingy defense that only allowed 17 goals on the season. Last year Rougas was voted Rookie of the Year by his teammates.

The team's Most Valuable Offensive honors went sophomore Mario Williams (Toronto, ON/Hilbert College). Mario was team leader in goals (6 goals) and had 3 game winners. Mario was also named to the WHAC All Conference Honorable Mention team.

The Most Improved Award went to junior Nick Manzer (Petoskey, MI/Petoskey HS). Manzer appeared in 9 games with 6 starts as a defender.  Nick scored his first career goal in a 3-0 win vs. Indiana Tech.

The Megumu Masuda Award, given to the Cornerstone University soccer player who best exemplifies the dedication, enthusiasm, determination and overall inspiration that was displayed by Megumu Masuda during his time on the Men's team was presented to junior Jeremy Grotenhuis (Hilo, HI/Christian Liberty Academy).

The Scott Underwood Award was awarded to freshman Garrett Nimmo (Livonia/Southfield Christian). Scott Underwood was an All-American soccer player here at GRBC from 1984-1987. Scott was tragically killed in a car accident in 2008. Scott's family has set up a scholarship in his honor.

Our Rookie of the Year Award was presented to freshman Eric Hamilton (Lathrup Village, MI/Southfield Christian). Eric started and played in 16 games this year. Eric had 1 goal and 1 assist this year as a defender.

Golden Eagle Award was given to senior Mark Kunnen (Comstock Park/Calvin Christian HS) Mark was also named to 2013 WHAC Champions of Character Team.

Each year, the program honors an Alumnus of the Year. The 2013 recipient of our Alumnus of the Year went to Brian Dahnke. Brian played for the Comets from 1988-1991 and went on to serve as an Assistant Coach for 4 more years. This award recognizes the achievements of an outstanding alumnus whose personal life, professional accomplishments and community service best exemplifies the mission of Cornerstone University.

In closing, the seniors were honored by their teammates. Shell Enns, Mark Kunnen, Richard Moylan, Justin Schoepke, Sam Stearns, Jordan Wilson

04/16/2014 - Men's Soccer

Cornerstone University head men's soccer coach Mark Bell announced today that six student-athletes have signed letters of intent and will join the Golden Eagle program for the 2014 season.

"We are very excited that this talented group of players has accepted our invitation to join the Cornerstone soccer family. We are adding 6 tremendous student-athletes that all demonstrate great character and leadership qualities. They will all contribute to the program's success both on and off the field." said Bell

Dan Bergquist ( Aurora, IL/Wheaton Academy) Defender

Daniel is a defender from Aurora, IL. He is coming from an excellent Wheaton Academy soccer program and also a member of Ajax FC club in Chicago. Dan is a solid defender who has great overall speed and athleticism. With the loss of 2013 WHAC defensive Player of the Year, Jordan Wilson, it was important to add quality defenders that will fit in to our system and we expect him to step right in. "


Dan was a 4 year varsity player for Wheaton Academy…3 year starter…member of Wheaton Academy 2012 and 2013 teams that placed 4th in the state…was awarded captain's armband for his senior year…captain of Ajax FC club team…wants to major in Finance…son of Steve and Nicole Bergquist

Daniel on why he chose Cornerstone: "The main reason I chose Cornerstone is the community that I have seen and heard about. I feel that Cornerstone is a university that takes our relationship with God very seriously. I am excited to be part of a university with students that are in and working on a relationship with Jesus Christ."


Thomas Bowes (Grand Rapids, MI/Northpointe Christian) Goalkeeper

Thomas is a goalkeeper from Northpointe Christian here in Grand Rapids and plays for Grand Rapids Crew Jrs club. Thomas was brought to our attention by former Golden Eagle, Bruce Pobocik. Bruce had this to say about Thomas, "Thomas is one of the greatest players to come through Northpointe Soccer both on and off the field. Thomas's has unwavering character and integrity, this combined with his unmatched work ethic and devotion can be attributed to his great success. Thomas is a natural born leader, he is able to inspire through his play, as well as challenge his teammates to grow in their game and spirituality. It has been an absolute pleasure to coach Thomas the past 4 years, and I am so proud to see him continue his career at Cornerstone University. "Thomas had an excellent career at Northpointe Christian and his addition gives us great depth at the goalkeeper position. 


At NorthPointe he was 1st Team All Conference-OK Silver…All District his sophomore, junior and senior year.

Thomas on why he chose Cornerstone: "CU offers a great Christian education along with great athletics. I decided to go to CU because I want to be the best I can for God. I believe CU has the ability to teach me to impact my world for Jesus Christ in both athletics and the workforce."


Caleb Colp (Stevensville, MI/Stevensville HS) Midfielder

Caleb is an attacking midfielder from Stevensville, MI. He played for Lakeshore Stevensville High School and for the Indiana Invaders club. High School. "He is a very complete player and I expect he will be a sparkplug for us in the midfield this season. He is a good technical player with good instincts around the ball and is one of the most accomplished high school players in this year's recruiting class. "


Varsity starter for 3 years at Lakeshore High School… was named to All-Conference and All-District teams his Freshman, Sophomore and Senior years…named to All-Regional team his Sophomore and Senior year…named All-State-HM his Sophomore year and 2nd Team All-State his Senior year. Caleb was leading scorer for Varsity during his freshman, sophomore and senior years. He was named Captain his senior year. Caleb is also very involved with DECA, Church youth group and Student Council….son of David and Crystal Colp


Evan Duey (Valparaiso, IN/Victory Christian Academy) Goalkeeper

Evan is a goalkeeper from Valparaiso, IN. Evan played for Victory Christian Academy and had an outstanding career. Evan has a big, strong presence. . I truly believe the competition between sophomore Nic Hopkins, Thomas Bowes and Evan will develop tremendous growth for all three of our goalkeepers."


Varsity captain for 3 years…3 time All Conference honors…NWI Boy's Soccer Honorable Mention…ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Student in Academics, Leadership and Athletics…Conference Championships in 2012 and 2013…son of John and Tracy Duey…wants to major in Youth Ministry.

Evan on why he chose Cornerstone:

"I chose CU for a few reasons. I liked its doctrine, which mattered to me since I am majoring in Youth Ministry. Its location is ideal because it is a good distance from home but near the city of Grand Rapids. I also had contact with people connected with CU such as the professors, the soccer program and Dr. Stowell.


Sebastian Ferretti (Santo Domingo, Dominic Republic/MacDuffie School, MA)

Sebastian is a midfielder. Sebastian has very good technical skills and quick feet. He will give us tremendous depth along with our returning lettermen in our midfield.


Sebastian scored 19 goals in 16 games last season…led the team in assists…was instrumental in securing MacDuffie a 3rd seed in New England…achieving both CISAC and Western New England titles…was selected for both New England Senior and Western new England All-Star teams…son of Massimo and Itzel Ferretti…wants to major in Business management

Why Sebastian chose Cornerstone:

"I chose Cornerstone because of its excellence in academics, diverse environment, being a Christ-centered university, and for its soccer program."


Matt Larsen (Wayland, MI/Wayland HS) Defender

Matt Larsen is a center back from Wayland; MI. Matt is a very solid player. He's got good pace and a good athlete. He is strong in the air and very combative. We think he can turn into an excellent defender. We connected with Matt through our Night of Nets event. Matt and his family have an amazing story and was truly a privilege to partner with him on this. "


Matt scored 11 goals and collected 18 assists over his career at Wayland…earned All Conference, All District and All County honors…served as team captain in 2013…wants to major in Secondary Education…son of Doug and Macy Larsen.

Matt on why he chose Cornerstone: "I chose Cornerstone because of the strong Christian learning environment. Going to a Christian college was very important to me when deciding on a college."

11/11/2013 - Men's Soccer

The announcement was made this weekend for the 2013 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Awards.  The Cornerstone men's soccer team placed one player on the WHAC All-Conference Team, one to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team and one player to the Champions of Character Team.

Highlighting the awards, senior Jordan Wilson was honored as the WHAC Defensive Player of the Year and tabbed to the All-Conference First Team.  Freshman Mario Williams drew All-Conference Honorable Mention honors while senior Mark Kunnen was named to the Champions of Character Team.

In addition, Kunnen, senior Justin Schoeopke and juniors Brendan Powers and Marcel Santana were tabbed to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.  

The Golden Eagles finishing fifth in the WHAC regular-season, after going 5-4-1 in conference play, ended their season on Saturday after a 2-0 loss to Madonna University in the conference quarterfinals.

2013 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Award Winners


First Team All-Conference

Jordan Wilson, Cornerstone University

Abdoulie Jallow, Marygrove College

Jai Maw, Davenport University

Kedar Roderick, Northwestern Ohio

Stuart Collins, Davenport University

Chase Burgess, Davenport University

Aldony Mendez, Aquinas College

Mirza Harambasic, Davenport University

Dzenan Catic, Davenport University

Gabriel Falcon, Northwestern Ohio

Jad El-Zein, Marygrove College

Michael Gagnon, Aquinas College

Lito Esquivel, Davenport University

David Edwardson, Madonna University


All-Conference Honorable Mention

Cory Briggs, Concordia University

Matt Robinet, Siena Heights

Nick Peper, Madonna University

Michael Gonzalo, Northwestern Ohio

Zachary St. Aubin, Indiana Tech

Iris Mesic, Michigan-Dearborn

Amadou Cisse, Madonna University

Liam Davies, Northwestern Ohio

Mitch Torres, Aquinas College

Sergio Royo, Northwestern Ohio

Rico Padilla, Aquinas College

Mario Williams, Cornerstone University

Tendai Jirira, Northwestern Ohio

Donal Lynch, Davenport University


Champions of Character Team

Jonathan Spencer, Aquinas College

Cory Briggs, Concordia University

Mark Kunnen, Cornerstone University

Mirza Harambasic, Davenport University

Paulo Delgadillo, Indiana Tech

Josh Lance, Lawrence Tech

Jake Hodge, Madonna University

Ahmed Almosawi, Marygrove College

Michael Masserant, Michigan-Dearborn

Jake Smith, Northwestern Ohio

Mike Hummon, Siena Heights


Offensive Player of the Year

Dzenan Catic, Davenport University


Defensive Player of the Year

Jordan Wilson, Cornerstone University


Newcomer of the Year

Aldony Mendez, Aquinas College


Coach of the Year

Chris Hughes, Davenport University


CLICK HERE to view the full WHAC release. 

Senior Jordan Wilson was named WHAC Defensive Player of the Year
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