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.
|Mohamed Abdi||JR||D||5-11||London, England||Pratt Community College|
|Anthony Apanian*||JR||M||Sydney, Australia||Faulkner University|
|00||Killian Beck||FR||GK||5-10||Spring Hill, Kan.||Spring Hill|
|Ja'Quawn Jones||FR||F||5-6||Cameron, Mo.||Cameron|
|0||John Spells||JR||GK||6-1||Round Rock, Texas||Marshalltown Community College|
|1||Angel Cruz||SO||GK||5-11||Kansas City, Kan.||Maple Woods Community College|
|2||Cody Peterson||SR||D||5-6||Shawnee, Kan.||Shawnee Mission Northwest|
|3||Ethan Cowen||FR||M||5-11||Topeka, Kan.||Seaman|
|4||Lewis Verdouw||JR||M/F||6-2||Tasmania, Australia||Pratt Community College|
|5||Alex Trent||JR||F||5-9||Lawrence, Kan.||Iowa Western Community College|
|6||Jose Valdivia||SR||D||5-11||El Monte, Calif.||Rio Hondo College|
|7||Aaron Kavanagh||JR||F||5-9||Dublin, Ireland||Northeast Texas Community College|
|8||Zach Martin||SR||M/F||5-10||Topeka, Kan.||Salina Central|
|9||Jacob Maichel||JR||M||5-11||Topeka, Kan.||Allen Community College|
|10||Ross Anderson||SR||M||5-6||Glasglow, Scotland||Kilsyth Academy|
|11||Christian Angulo||JR||M||5-8||Modesto, Calif.||Modesto College|
|12||Erik Rodriguez||SR||M||6-1||Topeka, Kan.||Johnson County Community College|
|13||Erasmo Torres||JR||M||5-7||Suitland, Md.||Dr. Henry A Wise Jr.|
|14||Cole Osborne||SO||D||5-11||Claremore, Okla.||Home School|
|15||Anthony Galeana||JR||D/M||6-0||East Los Angeles, Calif.||Santa Monica College|
|16||Ryland Miller||SO||M||5-11||Harrisonville, Mo.||Home School|
|17||Montaga Diallo||JR||F||6-0||Indianapolis, Ind.||Lincoln Land Community College|
|18||Aaron Shiffman||SO||M||5-9||Marietta, Ga.||Wheeler|
|19||Matt Bleich||SR||M||5-9||Topeka, Kan.||Topeka West|
|20||Andrew Suchan||SO||D||6-3||Wichita, Kan.||Wichita Northwest|
|21||William Gonzalez||FR||F||6-2||Edmond, Okla.||Deer Creek|
|22||Richardo Gaitan||JR||M||5-10||Bogota, Colombia||Lake Superior 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|
|28||Nathaniel Sapata||FR||M||5-9||Topeka, Kan.||Washburn Rural|
|29||Cain Scott||FR||F||5-9||Lawrence, Kan.||Lawrence|
|30||Rufus McIlrath||SO||D||6-0||London, England||St. James Senior Boys School|
|31||Nick McRay||FR||D||5-7||Midlothian, Texas||Midlothian Heritage|
|32||Max Hoisington||SO||D||5-6||Aurora, Colo.||Rangeview|
|34||Jordan Alcaraz||JR||D||5-9||Daly City, Calif.||Skyline College|
|40||Jesus Hernandez||FR||GK||5-9||Jasper, Texas||Jasper|