Concordia Thunder Men's Soccer History

 

The Concordia Thunder men’s soccer program is one of the oldest programs at Concordia, beginning conference play in the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) during 1993 season. First making the playoffs during the 2000 season, the men’s soccer program has only missed the playoffs three times since. Lead by CCAA All-Canadian Sinisa Matic, the Thunder captured their first ACAC Conference Championship in 2001 ultimately finishing fourth at the CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championships that season. The program has since won two more ACAC Conference Championships in 2003 and 2009, and captured the bronze medal at the 2009 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championships. The Concordia Thunder men’s soccer program has qualified for the ACAC Conference Championships 17 times, medaling a total of 10 times, and have made four trips to the CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championships. The program has produced 42 ACAC All-Conference Athletes, and four CCAA All Canadians: Sinisa Matic (2001-02), John Pino (2002-03), Kyle Bartkus (2007-08), and Samuel Lam (2010-11).Taking over just before the season, current Head Coach Hussein Shabdi lead the Thunder to tie their second best season in ACAC play in 2019.

Head Coaches:

 

 


 

ACAC Conference Championship Results

CCAA National Championship Results

2018 Silver Medal 2008 Bronze Medal
2016 Bronze Medal  
2010 Silver Medal  
2009 Bronze Medal  
2008 Conference Champions  
2005 Silver Medal  
2004 Silver Medal  
2002 Conference Champions  
2001 Silver Medal  
2000 Conference Champions  

 

 

 

All-Conference Athletes:

CCAA All-Canadians

  • Ahmed Abubaker: 2019-20
  • Mas Arya: 2017-18
  • Kyle Bartkus: 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10
  • Armaan Bhinder: 2017-18
  • Daniel Drummond: 2005-06
  • Pristen Fayia: 2013-14
  • Gordon Garritty: 2007-08, 2008-09
  • Mario Guzman: 2001-02
  • John Hawreliak: 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07
  • Scott Hornbeck: 2019-20
  • Tristan Ilko: 2007-08, 2009-10
  • Kenny Johnson: 2018-19, 2019-20
  • Francis Kyegarikye: 2003-04
  • Samuel Lam: 2009-10
  • Josh Little: 2000-01
  • Frank Mahulo: 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08
  • Victor Majome: 2019-20
  • Sergio Malone: 2000-01
  • Sinisa Matic: 2000-01
  • Cesar Molino: 2004-05
  • Bara Obeidat: 2002-03
  • Israel Olufuwa: 2017-18
  • John Pino: 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02
  • Ryan Presley: 2010-11
  • Philip Ramsanker: 2007-08
  • Jorge Rodriguez: 2010-11
  • James Senior: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12
  • Jose Villaneuva: 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
  • John Westergaard: 2000-01
  • Kyle Bartkus: 2006-07
  • Samuel Lam: 2009-10
  • Sinisa Matic: 2000-01
  • John Pino: 2001-02

 

 


 

Concordia Thunder Men's Soccer Records

 

Single Season:

Goals   Assists   Wins
1. Sinisa Matic: 16 (2000)   1. Kenny Johnson: 7 (2019)   1. John Hawreliak: 9 (2005)
2. Ahmed Abubaker: 15 (2019)   2. Armaan Bhinder: 6 (2019)   2. Adam Giebelhaus: 8 (2010)
3. Frank Mahulo: 12 (2004)   3. Ilyas Omar: 4 (2019)       Tristan Ilko: 8 (2008)
4. Damian Marah: 10 (2015)   4. Five tied at 3         Tristan Ilko: 8 (2009)
5. Pristen Fayia: 9 (2013)         5. Tristan Ilko: 7 (2006)
Clean Sheets   Saves
1. John Hawreliak: 9 (2005)   1. Scott Hornbeck: 44 (2019)
2. Tristan Ilko: 8 (2008)   2. Adam Ziccarelli: 42 (2018)
3. Adam Giebelhaus: 7 (2010)   3. Jordan Sosnov: 24 (2017)
4. John Hawreliak: 6 (2004)   4. Adam Ziccarelli: 18 (2016)
    Tristan Ilko: 6 (2006)   5. Jordan Sosnov: 16 (2016)

 

 

Career Records:

Games Played   Goals   Assists
1. Jose Villaneuva: 49 (2011-17)   1. Frank Mahulo: 31 (2004-08)   1. Armaan Bhinder: 8 (2018-19)
2. Scott Lysenko: 48 (2004-08)   2. James Senior: 22 (2008-11)       Kenny Johnson: 8 (2016-19)
    Philip Ramsanker: 48 (2006-10)   3. Ahmed Abubaker: 21 (2016-19)   3. Mas Arya: 5 (2014-18)
    Thomas Senior: 48 (2008-12)   4. Francis Kyegarikye: 20 (2001-04)   4. Isaac Fota: 4 (2017-19)
5. Kyle Ferguson: 47 (2006-10)   5. Kyle Bartkus: 19 (2006-09)       Ilyas Omar: 4 (2019)
               
Wins   Clean Sheets   Saves
1. Tristan Ilko: 29 (2006-09)   1. Tristan Ilko: 21 (2006-09)   1. Adam Ziccarelli: 74 (2015-18)
2. John Hawreliak: 15 (2004-05)   2. John Hawreliak: 15 (2004-05)   2. Jordan Sosnov: 46 (2015-19)
3. Adam Ziccarelli: 13 (2015-18)   3. Adam Ziccarelli: 8 (2015-18)   3. Scott Hornbeck: 44 (2019)
4. Darek Pierzchala: 10 (2011-12)   4. Adam Giebelhaus: 7 (2010-11)   4. Aaron Bannard: 7 (2016-17)
5. Two tied at 8         Darek Pierzchala: 7 (2011-12)