Roosevelt Lakers
Men's Soccer
Record: 2-13-3 Home: 0-7-1 Away: 2-6-2 Neutral: 0-0 CCAC: 1-10
Graham Brennan
Graham Brennan Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 1st Season
Phone: 312-341-6564
Graham Brennan was introduced as the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Roosevelt University on September 20, 2011 and charged with reviving a program that had been dormant since 1989.

Utilizing his connections as a former student-athlete and coach in the Chicago area, Brennan has quickly shown his acumen as a top-flight recruiter, preparing a side that will be ready take to the pitch this fall for the first time in 23 years.

Brennan came to Roosevelt after spending the last four seasons as an assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach for the men's soccer team at Robert Morris University. Brennan was a part of the process of building the Eagles program, which kicked off in 2007. Under his guidance, Robert Morris twice qualified for the postseason conference tournament and produced three All-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference honorees.

A 2001 graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where he was a member of the men's soccer team, Brennan got his first coaching experience guiding the U9-U14 squads for the Wilmette Wings club program. He worked with the wings from 2000-07, while also spending the 2003 season back with the Ramblers as an assistant coach.

In 2007, along with his duties at Robert Morris, Brennan began a five-year run with the Chicago Fire Premier. He served as the assistant coach for the Chicago Fire PDL in 2007 before being appointed the head coach of the Chicago Fire NPSL the following year. In 2010, he led the U23 squad to the national championship.

"Brennan knows the Chicago soccer landscape as well as anyone," said Athletic Director Mike Cassidy. "As a former student-athlete at Loyola and as a coach in this city at both the club and collegiate level the last 10 years, he knows where to find the type of student-athletes who will proudly represent Roosevelt on the pitch and in the classroom. His relationships in the soccer community will help our program grow at an accelerated pace, and I am excited to see where his leadership will take us."

 
 
2012 Men's Soccer Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious SchoolClub Team
0Jake CigelnikFRGK6-2 Mundelein, ILMundelein
2Ryan KauschFRD5-11 Maumee, OHMaumee
3Brandon AsherFRF5-8 Mundelein, ILMundelein
4Hayden HagemannFRD5-10 South Elgin, ILSt. Charles North
5Jonathan MedinaFRD6-0 Bolingbrook, ILPlainfield East
6Lane MitaFRMF5-10 Skokie, ILNiles West
7Ruben EstradaFRMF5-11 Chicago, ILSt. Joseph
8Shawn McCargarSOMF6-0 Dexter, MIDexter
9Cristian PalacioSO5-8 Planfield, lll.Joliet Junior College
10Leo RodriguezFRD6-1 Mundelein, ILMundelein
11Diego RivasFRF5-3 Chicago, ILKelly
12Drew SmithFRD6-0 St. Charles, ILSt. Charles North
13Josh PonceFRMF5-10 Melrose Park, Ill.Leyden
14Henrique ChamasFRF5-10 Sao Paulo, BrazilSistema de Ensino Energia
15John FrancoFRMF5-10 Hanover Park, ILSchaumburg
16Kevin BerglundFRD5-11 Chesterton, INChesterton
18Andrew ObamalyFRMF5-10 Pingree Grove, ILHampshire
19T.J. ArmicSOMF5-10 Riverside, ILTriton College
22Nick RadcliffeFRF5-8 Marengo, ILMarengo
23Matthew BrantFRD5-10 Arlington Heights, ILHersey
33Jose OrtizFRGK5-10 Chicago, Ill.Curie
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