Deacs Honoring 2007 National Title Team Saturday
Sept. 14, 2017

Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMSoccer)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – This weekend, the No. 4-ranked Wake Forest men's soccer team will welcome back members of the 2007 National Championship team for a 10-year anniversary celebration of the title.

As part of the 2017 homecoming festivities, members of the 2007 squad will be recognized prior to the game with an on-field ceremony, as well as unveiling of new in-stadium National Championship signage. The ceremony is part of the team's annual alumni weekend, welcoming back former players from throughout the program's history.

The Demon Deacons are set to take on Pittsburgh on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., following the 3 p.m. Wake Forest football game, where the soccer alumni will be the Open the Gate honorees. Fans can bring their football ticket to the soccer game for free admission.

The 2007 squad finished with a 22-2-2 overall record and won all five NCAA Tournament games it played, taking down Furman, West Virginia, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Ohio State en route to the championship. Wake Forest was dominant all season, outscoring foes by a 67-14 margin, totaling 15 shutouts and seven wins over top-20 teams.

Former players expected to return include Lyle Adams, Evan Brown, Russ Coleman, Nick Courtney, Alimer Gonzalez, Justin Lichtfuss, Pat Phelan, Zack Schilawski, Ryan Swaim, and MAC Hermann Trophy winner Marcus Tracy. Also expected to attend are academic counselor Elizabeth Miller, assistant coach Carson Porter, and former head coach Jay Vidovich.



Vidovich spent 21 seasons as the head coach at Wake Forest and 29 total years on the coaching staff, amassing a 272-121-50 career record at the helm. The five-time ACC Coach of the Year left the Deacs after the 2014 season to spend a year coaching with the Portland Timbers 2 (T2) in the USL, and joined Pitt—Wake Forest's Saturday opponent—as the head coach prior to the 2015 season.

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