2017 Men's Soccer
Record: 2-3 Home: 2-0 Away: 0-3 MWC: 0-0
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Nate Grosse
Head Coach - 4th Season

Nate Grosse (pronounced GROW-see) has Cornell's men's soccer program on the rise since taking the reins as head coach in December 2013.

Grosse's 2016 Rams (8-6-4 overall) achieved the program's first winning season since 1991 and tied the school record for wins in a season. The team gathered three Midwest Conference Performer of the Week awards and fielded its first all-MWC selection in 10 years.   

The Rams won six matches in Grosse's first two seasons, doubling the total of the four seasons combined prior to his arrival.

Grosse, a native of Omaha, Neb., was an assistant on Cornell's men’s soccer staff during the 2013 fall season.

Prior to his arrival in Mount Vernon, Grosse spent seven years coaching and teaching at St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Ill. He was head varsity boys’ soccer coach for three seasons, winning two Chicago Catholic League championships (2011, 2012) and claiming a regional title in 2012.

Grosse was named Chicago Catholic League Soccer Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012. His 2012 squad advanced to a sectional final (round of 16) in the Illinois High School State Tournament.

Grosse carries more than 15 years of soccer coaching experience. He headed a high school program in Lima, Peru, from 2001-03, prior to serving as instructor for the Creighton University Soccer Academy (2000-01). Grosse has coached club soccer in Chicago and around the Midwest.

Grosse played one season at Truman State University (1997-98), and then went on to the University of Nebraska Omaha where he was a three-year starter on its club team. Grosse was a member of the Omaha Burke High School team that reached the state finals four consecutive years (1994-97).

Grosse earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2005. He owns a National D Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation and is a current member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Grosse has earned an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma-Distinguished Pass as well as NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas.

Grosse and his wife, Loli, reside in Lisbon with their four young children.  

2017 Men's Soccer Roster
Roster for 2017 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownHigh School
0Shaun BoernerSRGK5-11190Overland Park, Kan.St. James Academy
00Tom GallagherFRGK6-2185Cincinnati, OhioClark Montessori
1Jerome RichardsJRGK6-1160Urbandale, IowaUrbandale
2Kean JohansenJRD5-9135Minneapolis, Minn.Minneapolis South
3Hank GuzmanSRD/MF6-4240Stoughton, Wis.Stoughton
4Brett HarrisJRD6-3170Dubuque, IowaDubuque Senior
5Luke ConnollyJRD/MF6-0165Dubuque, IowaDubuque Senior
6Logan WrightJRMF6-0140Davenport, IowaDavenport North
7Facundo BenavidezSOMF6-1160Buenos Aires, ArgentinaInstituto River Plate
8Suleiman ShehuJRMF/F5-7140Abuja, NigeriaNigerian Turkish International College
9Enzo VanzillottaSOMF/F5-6150Porto Alegre, BrazilColegio Leonardo da Vinci
10Pietro AmadoJRMF/F5-11180Sao Paulo, BrazilColegio Jardim
11Isaiah JonesJRD/MF6-1180Denver, Colo.Denver East
12Brendan HoweFRMF6-2140Dubuque, IowaDubuque Senior
13Thomas TrainerJRD6-1175Manchester, IowaWest Delaware
14Sam DuffFRMF5-11150Fort Collins, Colo.Poudre
15Mikey StevensJRMF5-9150Crestwood, Ill.St. Laurence
16Garrett WickerSOMF6-0135Baldwin, Wis.Baldwin Woodville
17Maxwell IshmaelSOMF6-2220Ossining, N.Y.Cheshire Academy
18Ethan BerubeJRD/MF6-0175Cottage Grove, Minn.Park
19Michael PaquetteSRF6-0210Erie, Colo.Alexander Dawson
20David BergerJRMF5-10150Tualatin, Ore.LSU-Alexandria
21Tyler DavisFRMF6-1175Lake Worth, Fla.Ardenne
22Collin ParkerFRMF6-0150Tucson, Ariz.Cienega
23Logan ShaughnessyFRF6-1145Lake Forest, Ill.Lake Forest Academy
25Mario SaenzFRF5-6140Urbandale, IowaUrbandale
28Gabriel XimenesSOMF5-6140Brasilia, BrazilMonroe (N.Y.) College
77Dylan TerrellFRGK6-1145Hickory Hills, Ill.St. Laurence
Nate Grosse - Head Coach - 4th season
Julian Peota - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Rainer Pires - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Baltazar Mosqueda Lara - Manager - 3rd season