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1991 Men's Soccer Team
  1991 Men's Soccer Team

Sport (years):
1991


Class of 2011

Won the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and the MVC Tournament Championship. Became the first TU men's soccer team to advance to the NCAA Tournament and to be nationally ranked. Was ranked as high as 17th nationally. Posted an overall 14-3 record and had a 4-0 mark in Missouri Valley Conference action. In only its' 12th season of existence, Tulsa entered the NCAA Tournament after having defeated Southwest Missouri State and Illinois State by identical 2-1 scores to win the MVC Tournament Championship. Defeated the nation's fifth-ranked Evansville Purple Aces, 2-1, in just the second game of the season. Also defeated nationally-ranked SMU and Creighton, while the only losses came against eighth-ranked St. Louis and North Texas in the regular season, and SMU in the NCAA first round. Eight Tulsa players earned all-conference honors, including six first-team selections. Senior Frank Velez was named the MVC Player of the Year. Sophomore Kevin Cronk was selected as the MVC Goalkeeper of the Year. Head Coach Randy Waldrum was named the MVC Coach of the Year. Velez earned second-team All-America honors. Velez, Kevin King, Jimmy Dowell and Neal Zahn were named to the All-Midwest Region Team. Inducted as the Hall of Fame Honor Team in 2011.