Head Coach: Tom Martin, 27th JMU season, 338-143-51; 36th career season, 457-178-61
This Season: 4-4-1 overall, 2-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association
JMU Last Season (2011): 13-5-2 overall; 8-3-0 (1st place) CAA; CAA Tournament semifinalist; NCAA Tournament Round of 16
The Dukes stayed unbeaten in league play with a 4-0 home win over Towson on Sept. 29.
JMU at Old Dominion
When: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.
Where: ODU Soccer Complex, 43rd Street and Parker Ave, Norfolk, Va. | Directions & Map
Tickets: $5 Adults; $4 Youth (17 & under) and Senior Citizens (55 & over); tickets may be purchased online, by phoning 757-683-4444, or at the gate one hour before kickoff
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JMU at Northeastern
When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.
Where: Parsons Field, Brookline, Mass. | Directions
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Scouting Old Dominion: The Monarchs bring a 7-1-0 overall record, a 1-1-0 CAA record, a 13-game (12-0-1) home unbeaten streak and a Top 25 national ranking into Wednesday's game vs. JMU. ODU was ranked 12th by Soccer America and 14th in the NSCAA coaches poll last week.
The Monarchs' last defeat at home? By JMU, in a 2-0 Dukes' win on Oct. 27, 2010. ODU has a 15-1-2 home record over its last 18 matches.
ODU opened league play with a 4-1 upset loss at Drexel on Sept. 22 and beat George Mason 3-2 on Sept. 28.
Senior All-America forward Yannick Smith was selected CAA preseason Co-Player of the Year along with JMU senior All-America forward Paul Wyatt. Junior forward Tim Hopkinson leads the CAA and is ranked among the NCAA leaders in points average (2.5) and goals average (1.0).
ODU was picked by the CAA coaches to finish first in the 11-team league. However, ODU is not eligible for the postseason CAA Tournament due to a league rule that prohibits teams who are joining another conference from competing in CAA postseason events. ODU announced earlier this year that it was joining Conference USA, effective July 1, 2013.
The Series with Old Dominion: JMU leads the series 18-13-6 and has won the last two meetings. However, over the past nine meetings ODU leads the series 5-3-1.
Four of the last seven meetings have gone to overtime.
JMU vs. Old Dominion All-Time
JMU leads the series 18-13-6.
Date, Result, Score, Site
10/28/72, W, 8-1, Home
10/21/73, W, 4-0, Away
10/3/75, L, 2-3, Home
11/20/75, W, 2-1, Home, VISA Finals
10/30/76, W, 5-4, Away
10/28/77, W, 2-0, Home
10/3/83, T, 0-0, OT, Away
9/30/84, L, 0-1, Home
10/22/86, W, 2-1, OT, Away
10/24/87, L, 0-1, Home
10/20/88, T, 0-0, OT, Away
10/18/89, W, 1-0, Home
9/14/91, L, 0-3, Away
11/10/91, L, 0-1, Away, CAA final
10/14/92, W, 1-0, Home
10/9/93, W, 1-0, OT, Away
11/7/93, W, 3-0, Richmond, Va. (UR), CAA final
10/15/94, W, 5-0, Home
11/11/94, T, 1-1, OT, Williamsburg, Va. (W&M), CAA semis
10/7/95, L, 0-1, Away
11/6/96, W, 4-0, Home
11/14/96, W, 5-0, Wilmington, N.C. (UNCW), CAA quarters
10/11/97, L, 0-1, 2 OT, Away
10/17/98, W, 2-0, Home
10/9/99, L, 0-1, Away
10/28/00, W, 3-0, Home
10/27/01, T, 0-0, 2 OT, Away
10/30/02, T, 1-1, 2 OT, Away
10/31/03, W, 3-2, Home
10/22/04, L, 0-1, Away
11/12/04, L, 1-3, Richmond, Va. (VCU), CAA semis
10/23/05, W, 2-1, OT, Away
10/8/06, T, 1-1, 2 OT, Home
10/14/07, L, 0-2, Away
10/22/08, L, 1-2, 2 OT, Away
10/21/09, L, 0-1, 2 OT, Home
10/27/10, W, 2-0, Away
10/26/11, W 3-2, Home (14/8 SA/NSCAA)
Scouting Northeastern: The Huskies take a 5-1-2 overall record, a four-game (2-0-2) unbeaten streak and an 0-0-1 CAA record into an Oct. 3 league match at Drexel.
Northeastern was picked by the CAA coaches to finish fifth in the 11-team league.
The Series with Northeastern: JMU leads the series 5-2-2 but has never beaten the Huskies on their home field (0-2-1).
JMU vs. Northeastern All-Time
JMU leads the series 5-2-2.
Date, Result, Score, Site
9/4/98, W, 4-2, Home
9/5/04, W, 2-0, Home
10/30/05, W, 2-1, OT, Home
10/15/06, L, 0-2, Away
10/21/07, W, 3-2, Home
9/27/08, L, 0-1, Away
11/2/09, T, 1-1, 2 OT, Home
10/2/10, T, 2-2, 2 OT, Away
10/1/11, W, 2-0, Home
ODU is Third Ranked Opponent: JMU will face its third Top-25 opponent in its last six games when the Dukes play at Old Dominion on Oct. 4. The Dukes beat then #2/1 (Soccer America/NSCAA) North Carolina 1-0 at home on Sept. 11 and lost 1-0 to #11/5 Georgetown at home on Sept. 25.
ODU is ranked #12/11 in the Oct. 1/2 polls.
On the Road: The Dukes play their next three games on the road. JMU is 0-3 away from home this season, including 0-1 on its opponents' home field and 0-2 in neutral-site games.
Wyatt Honored: Senior forward Paul Wyatt has been selected College Sports Madness CAA Player of the Week. Wyatt scored twice for JMU in its Sept. 29 win over Towson as the Dukes improved to 2-0 in league play.
Wyatt Now #16 on Goals List: Paul Wyatt, who scored two goals Sept. 29 vs. Towson, now has 24 career goals. He moved from tied for 17th to sole possession of 16th place on JMU's all-time scoring list. Wyatt passed Chris Simon (1986-89), who scored 23 career goals.
Former Duke Zimmerman MVP of NASL Team: Former JMU player Nick Zimmerman (2005-08) has been selected the Most Valuable Player and offensive MVP for the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League.
He led the RailHawks and was second in the NASL in scoring with 15 goals in regular-season play. He trailed San Antonio's Pablo Campos, who won the NASL Golden Boot Award after scoring 20 goals in 2012.
The RailHawks beat Fort Lauderdale 3-1 in the opening round of the NASL playoffs on Sept. 28. The Fort Lauderdale goalkeeper in that game was former JMU goalie Matt Glaeser (2003-05). Glaeser had 108 saves in regular-season play and ranked second in saves in the NASL this year.
Carolina will host the first leg of a home-and-home series against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Oct. 6, and the second game of the NASL semifinals is scheduled for Oct. 13 at Tampa Bay.
Five Opponents Projected for NCAA Field: Five of the Dukes' opponents are projected to be among the 48 teams in the 2012 NCAA Tournament field, according to the website TopDrawerSoccer.com. The weekly rankings are a running attempt to project the postseason NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including every automatic conference berth. The Week 7 rankings were released Oct. 1.
The list includes:
#3 North Carolina (Sept. 11 (W 1-0)
#7 Georgetown (Sept. 25) (L 0-1)
#16 Old Dominion (Oct. 3)
#36 SIU Edwardsville (Aug. 26) (L 0-1)
#39 George Mason (Oct. 20)
Martin Is Winningest Active Coach: Dukes’ head coach Tom Martin is the winningest active coach in NCAA Division I soccer. In his 36th career season, he has a career record of 457-178-61. His record in 27 JMU seasons is 338-143-51.
JMU Week by Week in the National Polls
Highest rank of season in bold
Preseason: nr Soccer America | votes College Soccer News | #19 NSCAA
Aug. 27: nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | votes NSCAA
Sept. 4: nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | nr NSCAA
Sept. 11: nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | nr NSCAA
Sept. 18: nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | votes NSCAA
Sept. 25: nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | nr NSCAA
Oct. 1: nr Soccer America | nr College Soccer News | nr NSCAA
CAA Teams, Highest National Rank in 2012
Delaware, votes (College Soccer News preseason)
George Mason, 20th (NSCAA Sept. 18)
Georgia State, votes (NSCAA Aug. 28)
JMU, votes (NSCAA Sept. 18)
Northeastern, votes (NSCAA Sept. 4)
Old Dominion, 4th (Soccer America Sept. 18)
National Rankings: Four JMU opponents (North Carolina, Old Dominion, Georgetown, VCU) are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls (NSCAA, Soccer America, College Soccer News).
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Oct. 1/2)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
North Carolina, Sept. 11, home (W 1-0), 6 | 8 | 4
Virginia Commonwealth, Sept. 18, home, votes | nr | nr
Georgetown, Sept. 25, home (L 0-1), 3 | 9 | 6
Old Dominion, Oct. 3, away, 11| 12 | 9
* NSCAA | Soccer America | College Soccer News
In the Region: Five CAA members, including JMU, are ranked or receiving votes in the Oct. 1 South Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA). Ranked are Old Dominion (#2), George Mason (#5), Drexel (#7), Northeastern (#8) and JMU (#10).
Other JMU opponents ranked in region polls include North Carolina (#1 in South), Georgetown (#1 in Northeast), Loyola (#4 in North Atlantic) and Virginia Commonwealth (#3 in Mid-Atlantic).