DiBartolo wins number 300 on Senior Day

SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury University men's soccer head coach Gerry DiBartolo earned his 300th career win as his Sea Gulls defeated Hood College, 6-0, in a Capital Athletic Conference matchup at SU Soccer Complex in front of a crowd of 320 on senior day. DiBartlolo, now in his 26th season, is the 21st coach to reach the 300 win milestone in Division III history.

Salisbury (11-4-1, 6-1 CAC) scored three goals in each half and was paced by junior Romaine Bruney who netted a game-high two scores and also dished out one assist. Bruney scored the game-winning goal in the 14th minute on a Kyle Sterling (one goal, two assists) assist to give the Gulls a 1-0 lead. Sterling immediately added an unassisted goal five minutes later as he still leads the team with 13 goals, eight assists and 34 points.

Freshman Chris Finney ended the first half scoring for SU with a strike in the 25th minute off of a Scott Sparrow pass.

Bruney and Sterling combined on a double assist that lead to freshman Mike Napolitano's fifth goal on the season. Napolitano is the top freshman scorer for SU with five goals and 11 points. The Sea Gull scoring ended right before the end of regulation (87:08) with a goal from freshman Dave Corrigan setup by sophomore Greg Taylor.

Senior goalie Matt Blue (3-2-1) got the nod on senior day as he contributed 64 shut out minutes in goal for the Gulls and recorded one save. The SU defense has now recorded its 11th shutout of the season as it sports a 0.63 goals against average.

Hood (4-11, 1-7 CAC) was out shot by the Gulls 27-4. HC goalie Shawn Fernholz added 11 saves between the pipes for the Blazers.

The Sea Gulls recognized their four seniors who have helped the maroon and gold to a 59-13-4 record over the past four years, the 2004 CAC title and two berths into the Division III NCAA Tournament. Seniors Andrew Henciak, Zach Grubb, David Kroening and Blue have won over 80 percent of their games through their careers.

Salisbury wraps up its season this Wednesday as it travels to Arlington, Va. to meet up with Marymount (Va.) University for its final CAC and regular-season game of the year. The Sea Gulls are currently tied for first-place in the CAC with York (Pa.) College as SU defeated YCP on the road earlier this season 1-0.

DiBartolo is now ranked 21st on the all-time NCAA Division III men's wins list. The Frostburg State University graduate has led SU to its 16th straight winning season as well as winning five CAC championships with six NCAA tournament appearances in his 26 year tenure.  


NCAA  Men's Soccer All-Time Coaching Records

Name Wins Losses Ties Years School(s)
1. Ron Butcher 529 213 64 39 Keene St.College, University of Wisconsin-Platteville 
2. Jay Martin 526 104 42 31 Ohio Wesleyan University
3. Dan Gilmore 500 132 46 32 Rowan University
4. Horst Richardson 478 258 58 42 Colorado College
5. Bud Lewis 433 178 41 33 Wilmington (Ohio) College
6. Tony Ochrimenko 414 190 44 32 Kean University 
7. Arthur Skip Roderick 412 95 41 25 Elizabethtown College
8. Mike Coven 398 215 40 35 Brandeis University 
9. Page Cotton 388 187 33 39 DePauw University
10. Doug Mello 385 194 34 30 Luther College
11. Roy Gordon 355 189 42 31 University of Mary Washington
12. Michael Russo 350 83 43 29 Williams College
13. Tom Fink 346 154 32 25 Philadelphia Biblical University
14. Chris Waterbury 341 118 41 26 SUNY Plattsburgh
15. Rob Russo 329 158 30 27 Denison
16. Pat Haws 323 122 47 30 Saint John's University (Minn.)
17. Joe Clarke 326 134 50 25 Washington University in St. Louis
18. Nick Gaudioso 318 132 38 31 Carnegie Mellon
19. Bill Killen 305 290 71 36 MacMurray College
20. Toby Bares 314 89 34 24 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
21. Gerry DiBartolo 300 149 35 26 Salisbury University


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