George Mason University

George Mason University Athletics
MS 3A5 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030
Division 1 Virginia Northeast
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Greg Andrulis

Head coach Greg Andrulis enters his 15th season at the helm of the men's soccer program heading into the 2019 season. The Patriots have qualified for the NCAA Tournament three times under his watch.


Andrulis led Mason into its new conference in 2013, the Atlantic 10. His team posted a 12-3-6 overall record, 5-0-3 in conference and went on to defeat Saint Joseph's, VCU and Saint Louis to win the A-10 Tournament in the team's inaugural season in the conference. The Patriots qualified for the national tournament for the first time since 2008, defeating William & Mary in the first round before falling to New Mexico who advanced to the College Cup. Freshman goalkeeper Steffen Kraus (Third Team) was named the 7th NSCAA All-American in program history along with earning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, All-Atlantic 10 Third Team and A-10 Rookie Team honors among others. Taylor Washington (First), Zak Haapaoja (Second) and Alex Herrara (Second) also earned All-Conference honors while Zak Herstek joined Kraus on the All-Rookie Team.


Mason returned to the CAA Tournament in 2012 after posting an 11-6-2 overall record and a 4-5-1 mark in conference action. For their efforts throughout the season, five Patriots took home All-CAA honors, including Taylor Morgan (First), Timi Mulgrew (Second), Alex Herrera and Hugh Roberts (Third), and Ghiles Harmouche (Rookie).


The 2011 campaign saw the Patriots go 7-8-3 overall and 4-6-1 in the CAA. Five players collected All-CAA honors, including Eric Zuehsow, Leo Stolz, Taylor Morgan, Ryan Gracia and Verneri Valimaa. Additionally, Gracia earned NSCAA Men's Soccer Scholar All-East Region accolades.


In 2010, for the fourth time in his six seasons at Mason, Andrulis led the team to winning campaign as the Patriots were 8-7-2 on the year .Four Patriots earned All-CAA honors as Ernesto Marquez was named first-team All-CAA, Eric Zuehsow was named second-team All-CAA and Eber Martinez was named third-team All-CAA. Additionally, Alex Herrera was named to the CAA All-Rookie Team.


In 2009, Andrulis led Mason to its second consecutive season with double-digit victories as the Patriots posted a 10-7-1 overall record. Included among those 10 wins was a 2-0 shutout of second-ranked Maryland on Sept. 29 at George Mason Stadium. Richard Edgar, Victor Freeman, Sean Kelley and Ernesto Marquez were named to the All-CAA Team at the conclusion of the season, while Ryan Reichmann was named to the CAA All-Rookie Team. Edgar earned a slew of awards during his senior season as he was also a CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine First-Team Academic All-American, a First-Team Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Senior All-American and the CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year.


In 2008, Andrulis led Mason to the fifth Colonial Athletic Association title in the history of the program and the first since the conference adopted the tournament format beginning with the 1990 season. After earning the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, the Patriots earned the program's first win in the tournament since the 1996 season with a 1-0 victory over Penn in the opening round at George Mason Stadium before falling to eventual national champion Maryland in the second round in College Park, Md. Mason won 14 matches for the first time since 1996 and won eight straight before the second-round match at Maryland to finish the season ranked in the top-25 in the nation in the final College Soccer News poll. Following the season, standout forward Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe, a First-Team All-CAA and NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region selection, was selected in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids.


The 2006 squad showcased Andrulis' first recruiting class, which included four athletes with national team playing experience, as well as two individuals who were named to the 'Top 100 Freshman to Keep an Eye on in 2006' by College Soccer News. The newcomers lived up to those high expectations, helping the Patriots improve to 12-6-3 in Andrulis' second year with the program, including a 7-3-1 mark in the CAA. The team was nationally ranked during the season and won nine consecutive matches. Mason reached the finals of the CAA Championships, falling to Hofstra in a penalty kick shootout, before moving on to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection, the first time the Patriots reached the tournament in 10 years.


A number of Patriots received individual accolades for their performance during the 2006 campaign. Goalkeeper Sean Kelley was named the CAA Rookie of the Year and was a Second-Team All-CAA selection, as well as a member of the CAA All-Rookie Team and All-Tournament Team. College Soccer News named the first-year performer to its All-Freshman First Team and Kelley was also named Third-Team All-South Atlantic Region. Senior defender Fabien Lewis joined Kelley on the All-South Atlantic Region Third Team and was also named Second-Team All-CAA, while Edgar was named to the CAA All-Rookie Team.


In his first year with the Patriots, the team garnered a 7-7-4 overall record, which included a 3-4-4 mark in the Colonial Athletic Association. Mason garnered five shutouts on the year, including a 1-0 overtime victory against Penn State at Mason Stadium on Sept. 24. Andrulis coached Anthony Noreiga in his final year with the Patriots. Noreiga ended up being named the 2005 CAA Defender of the Year and also earned All-CAA First Team honors. In addition, seniors Teba McKnight and Karim Manneh were named to the all-conference second team.


Andrulis came to Mason with a combined 24 years of collegiate and professional coaching experience. In 2004, Andrulis was named Major League Soccer Coach of the Year and the team was 49-43-32 in his four plus seasons with the Columbus Crew. In addition, the Crew had a 2-4-3 mark in the playoffs.


Andrulis joined the Crew in MLS's inuagural season, 1996, as an assistant to Tom Fitzgerald and was named interim coach midway though the 2001 season, after Fitzgerald was fired. He was given the job full-time following that season after guiding the Crew to a 12-4-4 record in the remaining games in 2001. Andrulis earned his first-ever MLS Coach of the Year award in 2004. He guided the Crew to the top of the Eastern Conference standings and garnered the Crew their first ever Supporters Shield in 2004, which is awarded annually to the team with the most points in either conference. The Crew's 49 points is also the highest regular-season point total in team history. The team started the year poorly, but Andrulis took the Crew on a league-record 18-game unbeaten streak, and a 12-win season against only five losses. The loss total was the lowest number in the league and team history and the 12 wins also marked the second-highest total in the MLS that year behind Kansas City's 14.


In 2003, the Crew advanced to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup and was the talk of MLS in bolting to a 3-0-1 start in league play. But with key injuries to four of the teams' top performers, the team missed the playoffs for just the second time in club history, finishing with a 10-12-8 record. The Crew went 7-4-5 with those key starters, but was 3-8-3 with players sidelined.


In 2002, Andrulis led the club to its first title, the US Open Cup on Oct. 24. The Crew defeated the newly crowned MLS Cup-champion L.A. Galaxy, 1-0, in the U.S. Open Cup final at Crew Stadium, to claim the prestigious piece of hardware. The U.S. Open Cup is the oldest soccer tournament in America.


Prior to joining Columbus, he was the head coach of Wright State University from 1985 to 1996. He posted a 12-year record of 134-72-28. His best season came in 1988 when he led the Raiders to a 16-4-2 mark.


Starting Mid-Continent league play in 1991, he went 24-18-5 against conference foes. During his tenure, he coached two All-Americans, 21 All-Mideast selections, 28 All-Ohio players and two recipients of the Carl Dale Memorial Award given to the top Ohio players at their positions. All-Americans Hylton Dayes and Rob Campbell have both been inducted into the WSU Hall of Fame; Dayes in 1991 and Campbell in 1999. Andrulis was inducted into the WSU Athletics Hall of Fame on May 28, 2002, becoming the Hall's 37th member.


Recently, Andrulis was inducted into the Litchfield High School Hall of Fame and the Eastern Connecticut Hall of Fame.


The Litchfield, Conn., native earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1980 from Eastern Connecticut State University. After spending a year as an assistant coach at his alma mater, he moved to Springfield College in Massachusetts where he coached the junior varsity and freshman teams while earning a master's degree in counseling. He then spent three years as an assistant coach at Clemson University where he helped the Tigers win the NCAA Championship in 1985.

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Billy Chiles

Billy Chiles enters the 2019 season in his fourth year as an assistant coach with the men's soccer program at George Mason. Chiles serves as the goalkeepers coach for the Patriots.


Chiles, a native of Silver Spring, Md., spent the previous five seasons as a club coach for the Maryland United FC in Bowie, Md. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Towson, from 2009-13 until the men’s soccer program was dissolved.


As a player at Towson, he was a NSCAA Second Team All-American goalkeeper. He was also named First Team All-Colonial Athletic Association and tabbed to the CAA All-Tournament Team. He was drafted by the Columbus Crew in the first round of the 2008 MLS Draft. He played one season professionally with Crystal Baltimore of the USL Second Division.


He graduated from Towson in 2008 with his bachelor’s degree in sports management. He received his master’s degree in sports administration from Canisius College in 2015.

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Eduardo de Souza

Eduardo de Souza enters his second year with the Patriots for the 2019 season. He joined the George Mason coaching staff as an assistant coach in February 2018.


De Souza spent the last four years as the head coach of Richard Bland College, a junior college in Petersburg, Va. He also brings nine years of experience as a Division I assistant coach, spending six years at Longwood (including two as an associate head coach) and three at Mercer.


"We are thrilled to have such an accomplished coach join our staff," Andrulis said. "Eddie has served in many capacities during his coaching career, most recently starting a program (at Richard Bland) from scratch and in a couple of short years having them ranked 14th in the country. Eduardo is a winner on and off the field. He is great person who will represent George Mason at the highest level. Our program will benefit greatly from a coach who is a passionate teacher of the game and someone who is an accomplished recruiter."


"It is an honor and a privilege to coach at this institution," de Souza said. "The George Mason men's soccer program has always had a great tradition of excellence. My goal is help this program get back where it belongs – the top. I believe every coach is an educator and our goal is to develop not only good players, but help young men to succeed in life."


De Souza led Richard Bland to three straight seasons of 10 wins or more. The Statesmen won a school-record 17 games in 2017, captured the NJCAA Region 10 regular-season championship and made the NJCAA Division I Southeast District Tournament for the second consecutive season. In September, de Souza guided Richard Bland into the NJCAA Division I men's soccer poll for the first time in program history. The Statesmen finished the season ranked 17th.


In 2016, Richard Bland won a then-school record 12 games and three straight matches in the Region X Tournament for the program's first-ever region title. The fifth-seeded Statesmen upset defending national champion and top-seeded Louisburg (N.C.) 2-1 in the semifinals before battling second-seeded Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist to a 1-1 double-overtime tie in the title match, winning in a PK Shootout, 4-2, to claim the championship. Richard Bland advanced to the NJCAA Southeast District Championship, dropping a 2-0 decision to nationally-ranked No. 15 Eastern Florida State College in the semifinals. The Statesmen placed six team members on the 2016 All-Region X Team.


In 2015, de Souza led the Statesmen to a 10-8-2 record and the school's first-ever victory in the Region X Tournament. The Statesmen defeated Cape Fear (N.C.), 4-0, before falling to eventual NJCAA national champion Louisburg (N.C.) in a semifinal (4-1). Richard Bland placed six team members on the 2015 All-Region X Team.


De Souza was named head coach just 17 days before the start of the 2014 season. He inherited a team that finished its inaugural 2013 season with a 2-14 overall record. He guided Richard Bland to a 5-13-1 record, including 3-12-1 in Region X and the program's first postseason match in the Region X Tournament. The Statesmen placed one team member on the All-Region X Team.


Prior to Richard Bland, de Souza spent six seasons as part of the Longwood University men's soccer program, serving two seasons as the team's associate head coach, and helping the Lancers win the Big South Conference championship in 2011. Prior to joining the Lancers, he served as an associate head coach at the Schulz Academy in Boca Raton, Fla. For three years, he was an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Mercer University while the team won the Atlantic Sun Conference title.


In 2015, de Souza was the head coach of the Palm Beach Suns FC in their inaugural season. Palm Beach Suns FC is an American soccer club based in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 2015, the team plays in the Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. The Palm Beach County Based PDL team looks to bring back a winning team and organization to sunny South Florida, helping players to reach the professional level.


De Souza is a product of Brazil's Gremio FBPA but also has playing experience in Spain (Desportivo) and the United States (Tempest A League and Metro Stars). He helped Gremio FBPA to several state championships in Brazil.


He began his coaching career at Sport Club International-Professional Club in Brazil, where he worked primarily with the junior program, coaching the likes of Brazilian National Team members Rafael Sobis, Alexandre Pato and Nilmar.


De Souza led Zico Soccer Academy in Orlando and in New York. In his role he worked with Arthur "Zico" Antunes Coimbra, a world-renown soccer player who played for Brazil in three World Cups and scored more than 400 goals in his professional career. In addition, de Souza coached Olympic Development Program (ODP) in Georgia and Virginia from 2004 to 2011. Currently, de Souza is the head coach of Arlington Soccer Association's U17 Boys Red team. In the 2018-19 season, his team won the National League, winning 3-0 against Boca Orange County, CA. He led the team to the National Championship, hosted in Kansas City, where they fell 0-1 to Solar, Texas.


De Souza currently holds a US Soccer Coaching B License, in addition to his Brazilian A License. He earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Communication at Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee and a master's degree in Education at Mercer University.


He was a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American student-athlete at Mid-Continent University in Kentucky, helping the program to a pair of NAIA Final Four appearances before transferring to Trevecca Nazarene.


A native of Porto Alegre, Brazil, de Souza and his wife, Larissa, have a daughter Livia.

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