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Akron's Mattocks Selected Second Overall in MLS SuperDraft


The Vancouver Whitecaps selected Akron Sophomore striker Darren Mattocks with the second overall pick of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, held today in Kansas City. He joins fellow Zip Michael Nanchoff in Vancouver, who was the eighth pick of the 2011 SuperDraft. Mattocks scored 21 goals this season, was MAC Player of the Year and also a Hermann Trophy semi-finalist. The addition of Mattocks to the professional ranks makes a total of 14 former Zips who now play in the MLS. No other MAC student-athletes were drafted this year.

WMU Kicks Akron Out Of MAC Tournament, 1-1 (4-3)


Akron's season is likely not over, but it won't continue in the MAC Championship. The losing-record Broncos are one game away from the NCAAs.

No surprise, Akron wins another regular season MAC soccer title


A decisive 3-0 win over BGSU gave the Zips their seventh straight regular season championship, powered by three second-half goals. Darren Mattocks had two of them. Of course he did.

Michigan Upsets Akron; Yes, This Is A Soccer Story


Michigan soccer lost to lesser BGSU, NIU and WMU, yet somehow beat No. 6 Akron in OT, 1-0. This doubles Akron's loss total from their championship campaign.

Everybody wanted some hot Akron action in the MLS draft


Count 'em ... that's Zips taken at Nos. 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8. Darlington Nagbe, Perry Kitchen, Zarek Valentin, Kofi Sarkodie, and Michael Nanchoff were all snapped up in the first eight picks. And that's apparently one fewer than expected -- Anthony Ampaipitakwong slipped to the second round. Last year UA had two first-rounders in the SuperDraft. Nasty? Or dynasty?

Top 10 MAC Stories Of 2010


The top story wasn't Ohio shocking a 3-seed in March Madness nor an1-11 team turning it all the way around. Instead you'll have to look to the pitch.

Akron: Your NCAA Soccer Champions


With a 1-0 victory in the College Cup final, the Zips brought the MAC its first national championship in 45 years. It was also the first title of any kind in UA history.

Open Thread: Akron-Louisville NCAA Soccer Championship


So hey, who wants a MAC Championship? No. 3 Akron plays No. 1 Louisville in the final of the College Cup in Santa Barbara. Got your scarves? Me neither, but they're pretty neat nonetheless. Game...

No duh, Akron wins MAC soccer tournament


The Zips papier-mâchéd WMU 4-0 in the championship to finish 18-1-1 for the regualr season. Yes, they lost a single game, and it was to 9-10-1 Cleveland State. I won't hold it against 'em. Akron is ranked #2 behind unbeaten Louisville. Onward to the NCAA tournament, Soccer Roos.

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