Colonials of the Week - GW Men's Soccer Team and Head Coach George Lidster
Colonials Post Eight-Match Turnaround, Reach A-10 Championship Match in Coach Lidster's Final Season
Nov. 15, 2011
The George Washington Men's Soccer Team and Head Coach George Lidster are the joint Colonials of the Week for the week of Nov. 7-14.
GW made an incredible late-season run to earn a share of the Atlantic 10 Conference's regular-season title and advance to the league's title match to cap the successful 24-year tenure of head coach George Lidster.
The Colonials posted a 10-6-3 final record in 2011, a remarkable 8-game turnaround from the previous season, and finished the campaign with a perfect 6-0 mark at Mount Vernon Field, posting five shutouts and outscoring their opponents by a total of 15-2 at their home facility.
GW defeated La Salle, 2-1, in double overtime in the A-10 semifinals and, despite coming up short in penalty kicks, battled Xavier to a 1-1 draw in the A-10 Championship match to finish the season unbeaten over its final seven matches (6-0-1). The Colonials also went 8-2-1 over their final 11 matches to secure Coach Lidster's 200th career victory.
The winningest coach in GW men's soccer history, Coach Lidster was voted the A-10's Coach of the Year this fall for the third time in his 24 seasons and concludes his career with a 201-196-52 overall record.
2011 GW Men's Soccer Team and Coaching Staff
0 Alejandro Almodovar
1 Brendan Lafferty
2 Jamie LaFleur
3 Mike Burke
4 Abdul Shaban
6 Farhan Khan
7 Alex Sandland
8 Matthew Scott
10 Seth Rudolph
11 Brice Carr
12 Yoni Berhanu
13 Andrew Aluko
14 Bailey Hinners
15 Tyler Ranalli
16 Zach Abaie
17 Jake Davis
18 Stefano Wach
19 Mattia Melillo
20 Joe Holleran
21 Francisco Solorzano
22 Daniel Ripperger-Suhler
26 Thomas Nicholas
27 Luke Farrell
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