Pirates Host Rider to kick off 2022 campaign

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South Orange, NJ – The Seton Hall men’s soccer team kicks off the 2022 season Thursday night at Owen T. Carroll Field as the Pirates host Rider at 6:56 p.m.

OFFER OF LAPTOP CASES
The first 700 students in attendance for Thursday’s football doubleheader will receive a Seton Hall laptop sleeve. The women’s soccer team plays at 4:00 p.m. against the NJIT, followed by the men’s game.

PREVIEW 2022
The Pirates face a tough six-game non-conference slate to start the 2022 season, four of which will be away. Of those six non-league foes, five of them finished last season with a winning record. The toughest early-season test for the Pirates will be a trip west to face No. 5 Oregon State, a team that entered last year’s NCAA Tournament as the seed. series. This year, the Pirates will face five teams that finished in the top 25 in RPI last season (Oregon State: 2, Georgetown: 4, Providence: 14, Creighton: 17, Villanova: 23). The Pirates will also face seven teams that reached the NCAA Tournament in 2021, all of whom have won at least one game.


The Hall will face some of the best teams in the country this season. In addition to Oregon State’s No. 5 preseason, the Pirates also have Georgetown’s No. 2 preseason on their conference roster. It is the first time since 2010 that Seton Hall will face two of the top five pre-season teams in the United Soccer Coaches Ranking in the same season.



SCOUTING RIDER (10-7-3, 5-4-1 MAAC in 2021)

  • Rider is coming off a season in which he recorded his best winning percentage since 2017 en route to a trip to the MAAC Championship Game, where the Broncs fell to Marist in PK’s
  • The Broncs are selected second in the MAAC entering this season, led by preseason player of the year and reigning MAAC Offensive Player of the Year Zaki Alibou
  • Alibou led Rider last season with 10 goals and 25 points, while adding five assists
  • Rider has won each of the past three meetings against Seton Hall, with the Pirates’ last win over the Broncs coming in 2013.
  • The history of the series between the two teams dates back to 1939

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Three Pirates Return To The Field In 2022 As Graduate Students, As All-BIG EAST Third Team Winners Luca Dahn (Kahl, Germany) joined JP Marin (Briarwood, NY) and Paavo Riihijarvi (Oulu, Finland). The trio combined for seven goals and 18 points during the 2021 season.
  • Fellow All-BIG EAST Third Teamer Johannes Pex (Stephansposching, Germany) enters his senior season fresh off a campaign where he led the Pirates offensively with five goals, five assists and 15 points.
  • Andreas Lindberg is just four wins out of 200 for his career as he enters his fifth season as head coach.
  • The Pirates are undefeated in the season openers since Lindberg took over ahead of the 2018 season, going 2-0-2 in both scenarios.
  • Seton Hall has been impressive in non-conference home games during Lindberg’s tenure, posting a 7-1-2 record over that span.
  • Fourteen different Pirates found the back of the next one last season. Of this group, nine of them are returning for the 2022 season.
  • This season’s roster has 12 freshmen, the most since the 2018 squad which also included 12 freshmen.
  • The Pirates also welcome a pair of transfers: junior Quenzi Huermann (Vannes, France) from Palm Beach Atlantic, and second Tyler Hutchinson (Cliffside Park, NJ) from Clemson

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All PSN and BEDN events can be seen on FloSports, one of the world’s leading streaming services. Special Seton Hall pricing is available only through this link for fans who wish to subscribe to watch Seton Hall events, home and away, as well as all other live events on the FloSports platform . Fans with an .edu school address can purchase a subscription for $6.99 per month, and all other fans can purchase a subscription for $12.50 per month. Non-Seton Hall pricing on FloSports is normally $29.99 per month.
The link to watch all Seton Hall men’s football matches can be found here.

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