Hello American Athletic Conference, We Are Memphis:
On July 1, the University of Memphis officially became a member of the American Athletic Conference. Beginning July 8, GoTigersGo.com brings a daily introduction of each sport at the University of Memphis to the American Athletic Conference. The sport schedule is below with links to previously featured programs.
Memphis has won three conference tournament championships. In 1986, the Tigers won the Metro Tournament and in 1993, Memphis won the Great Midwest Tournament crown. Memphis won the Conference USA crown in 2004.
The 2004 Conference USA Tournament Champions
Since 2003, Memphis has produced seven CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans and 13 CoSIDA Academic All-District selections. The Tigers academic success also includes one NSCAA Scholar All-American, nine NSCAA Scholar All-South Region selections and four-straight NSCAA Team Academic Awards (2009-2012)
Parker Duncan (2011) was the first Memphis player to be named a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American.
NSCAA All-Region Selections
The Tigers have had 27 student-athletes earn NSCAA All-Region honors, with 21 of them coming under current head coach Richie Grant. Grant has also produced two NSCAA All-Americans in Mark Sherrod (2011) and Dayton O'Brien (2004).
Senior Mark Sherrod has been selected to the NSCAA All-Midwest first team for two-straight seasons and was named NSCAA All-America third team in 2011.
Since 1991, Memphis has had 58 all-conference selections including 21 first team honorees, 22 second team honorees and 15 third team honorees.
Senior midfielder Liam Collins has been tabbed all-conference first team the last two seasons.
Men's Soccer Begins
Memphis fielded its first varsity men's team in 1982 and the 2013 campaign will be the 31st. With an all-time record of 297-245-54, Memphis will seek its 300th win in its first year of competition in the American Athletic Conference.
Memphis fielded its first varsity men's squad in 1982 under head coach Peter Bermel.
Home Field Advantage
In 2001, Memphis men's soccer moved to its current home pitch at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. In 11 seasons at the facility, Memphis carries a record of 61-31-0. Last season, the Tigers set a home attendance record of 1,101 in the season opener against Wisconsin.
Memphis set an attendace record with 1,101 in attendance at the Wisconsin match last August