Nov. 13, 2015 THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
â€¢ Denver advanced to its third-straight Summit League Championship match after defeating fourth-seeded Western Illinois by a count of 4-0 on Thursday night at CIBER Field
â€¢ The Pioneers will host Oral Roberts on Saturday at 3 p.m. MT in the Summit League Final. Saturday's match can be seen live on Altitude 2 and is being streamed on ESPN3.
â€¢ The 2015 NCAA Tournament draw will be released on Monday, November 16 at 11 a.m. MT. The Pioneers will hold their watch party at Crimson and Gold. The selection show will be streamed on NCAA.com. UNBEATEN THROUGH 17
â€¢ Denver is unbeaten through the first 17 matches for the first time since the 1989 season, when the Pioneers started 20-matches unbeaten (19-0-1) before falling to Midwestern State in the NAIA Regionals.
â€¢ 2015 marks the first time in Denver's DI history that the Pioneers finished the regular season unbeaten.
â€¢ DU is the only unbeaten team in 2015. HOME FORM
â€¢ Denver is 33-2-4 at CIBER Field over the past four seasons.
â€¢ The Pioneers are 43-13-10 at home since CIBER Field opened in 2009.
â€¢ DU has outscored opponents 126-56 at home since 2009, including 87-25 over the past four campaigns.
â€¢ The Pioneers 28-match home unbeaten streak is the longest active in the country, and the 11th longest in NCAA history.
â€¢ Denver had its 21-match home winning streak (longest active at time) snapped on Oct. 2 vs. IUPUI (1-1). The streak is the 11th longest in NCAA history.
â€¢ Of the 205 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer teams in 2014, nine finished unbeaten at home, including Denver's 11-0-0 mark. Denver is one of 10 teams unbeaten at home in 2015 (thru 11/12). SHUTOUT STREAK
â€¢ On November 12 vs. Western Illinois, Denver stretched its streak without allowing a goal to 612:18, keeping its sixth-straight clean sheet in the match.
â€¢ The shutout streak is the longest in Denver's Division I history (since 1998).
â€¢ DU's longest match stretch without allowing a goal is eight, a feat the Pioneers accomplished in the 1988 campaign. A NEW ROAD FORM
â€¢ The Pioneers have earned 20 points in their first eight matches away from CIBER Field of the 2015 campaign, three of those results against teams that appeared in the NSCAA Poll.
â€¢ Denver earned just one point away from home in the 2014 campaign (0-7-1) to go along with its 11-0-0 home record.
â€¢ DU inked 18 of its 30 possible points away from home in the 2013 campaign, going 5-2-3 in the side's first season in The Summit League. NEW BENCH BOSS
â€¢ Former DU assistant and Wake Forest alum Jamie Franks
took over the reins, officially inking his name as Denver's 10th head coach on Aug. 29.
â€¢ The Pioneers are 49-17-11 since Franks' arrival as an assistant coach prior to the start of the 2012 season.
â€¢ Combined as a college player and coach, Franks is 148-44-28, reaching four college cups and winning a National Championship in that span.
â€¢ According to information submitted to the NCAA, Franks is the youngest DI head coach in 2015 (29). OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN
â€¢ The Pioneers are captained by their only four-year senior in Jordan Schweitzer
and junior Sam Hamilton
in Franks' first year in charge of the side. The two captains have combined for 128 CAPS with DU.
â€¢ Schweitzer has played 71 matches in the center of the park for the Pioneers, starting in 68 of those appearances.
â€¢ Hamilton was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week on Sept. 7. GET ON THE BOARD FIRST
â€¢ The Pioneers were 11-1-1 in 2014 when scoring the first goal of the match.
â€¢ Since Franks' arrival in 2012, the Pioneers are 45-2-6 when scoring the first goal.