Coach McGonigle is in his third season as head coach of the OU men’s soccer program.
The 2016 Braves finished with an overall record of 6-11-2 and a KCAC record of 5-5-1. OU qualified for the second straight season for the KCAC Post Season Tournament. The Braves had four players earn All-KCAC honors. Sheldon Hayes, Ross Anderson, and Edward Maya were named Second Team All-KCAC. Eric Maldonado was named Honorable Mention All-KCAC.
The Braves had their best season in McGonigle’s first year since the 2012 season, finishing with an overall record of 7-11-2, a KCAC record of 6-3-1, and an appearance in the KCAC Men’s Soccer Tournament Semifinals. McGonigle had seven players earn All-KCAC honors. Senior forward Kyler Grimes earned First Team All-KCAC honors and led the conference in scoring with 15 goals. The Braves were named the 2015 KCAC Men’s Soccer Team of Character for their work in the Ottawa, Kan. community.
Before becoming the head coach, McGonigle spent two years as a graduate assistant coach with the OU women’s soccer program.
McGonigle has earned his USSF ‘C’ Coaching License as well as the Levels 1 and 2 Goalkeeping Diplomas from the NSCAA. He has also begun working with the Kansas Olympic Development Program (ODP).
Prior to coming to Ottawa, McGonigle served as a staff coach for three years at the Southern Soccer Academy in Atlanta, GA. He has also been on staff at several soccer camps including Global Youth Sports and the University of Mississippi.
McGonigle earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2012 from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga. His time as a member of the men’s soccer program at Southern Poly included a trip to the NAIA National Tournament second round, a regular season conference championship, a national ranking as high as no. 4, and he earned Academic All-Conference honors from the Southern States Athletic Conference in 2009.
McGonigle received his Master’s in Business Administration from Ottawa University.
|Alex Trent||JR||F||5-9||Lawrence, Kan.||Iowa Western Community College|
|2||Cody Peterson||SR||D||5-6||Shawnee, Kan.||Shawnee Mission Northwest|
|5||Erik Rodriguez||SR||M||6-1||Topeka, Kan.||Johnson County Community College|
|6||Jose Valdivia||SR||D||5-11||El Monte, Calif.||Rio Hondo College|
|8||Zach Martin||SR||M/F||5-10||Topeka, Kan.||Salina Central|
|11||Ross Anderson||SR||M||5-6||Glasglow, Scotland||Kilsyth Academy|
|13||Erasmo Torres||JR||M||5-7||Suitland, Md.||Dr. Henry A Wise Jr.|
|16||Ryland Miller||SO||M||5-11||Harrisonville, Mo.||Home School|
|18||Rufus McIlrath||SO||D||6-0||London, England||St. James Senior Boys School|
|19||Jacob Maichel||JR||M||5-11||Topeka, Kan.||Allen Community College|
|23||Andrew Rivera||SR||F||5-5||Wichita Falls, Texas||Eastern Oklahoma State College|
|24||Zach Tallent||SR||D||6-2||Tonganoxie, Kan.||Tonganoxie|
|25||Alexei Lopez||SR||M||6-4||Menlo Park, Calif.||Foothill College|
|26||Andrew Suchan||SO||D||6-3||Wichita, Kan.||Wichita Northwest|
|29||Aaron Shiffman||SO||M||5-9||Marietta, Ga.||Wheeler|
|30||Cole Osborne||SO||D||5-11||Claremore, Okla.||Home School|
|31||Kyle Shook||SO||D||6-1||Wichita, Kan.||Wichita Northwest|
|33||Matt Bleich||SR||M||5-9||Topeka, Kan.||Topeka West|