The Grand Canyon University men’s club soccer was established in the fall of 2015 but already has transformed into one of GCU’s most reputable athletic clubs. The rapid growth that our club has experienced qualifies us as one of the fastest growing club soccer programs in the nation. We have established an extremely competitive collegiate men’s club team that will play 18-game schedules in the fall and the spring.
As a club, we are a member of the Southwest Conference and compete in the West Coast Soccer Association. Our travel team plays fall and spring seasons that consist of matches hosted by GCU at our top-notch facilities, as well as matches in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.
The men’s GCU soccer club is truly a year-round program that plays upward of 40 matches, including tournaments. Our club is supplied with top-level coaches, equipment and uniforms, and plays on some of the best fields in all of the Southwest. Join us for fun, competitive and skilled soccer!
|Friday||09/02/2016||at||Arizona State||Tempe, AZ||TBA||3-1 L|
|Sunday||09/04/2016||at||Arizona||Tucson, AZ||TBA||3-0 L|
|Saturday||09/17/2016||at||UTEP||El Paso, Texas||TBA||1-0 L|
|Sunday||09/18/2016||at||New Mexico Tech||New Mexico||TBA||3-2 L|
|Sunday||09/25/2016||vs||Benedictine||Prescott Field||TBA||1-0 W|
|Saturday||10/01/2016||vs||Benedictine||Prescott Field||TBA||2-1 L|
|Sunday||10/09/2016||at||Arizona||Tucson, AZ||TBA||4-1 L|
|Saturday||02/11/2017||vs||Cal State Riverside||Prescott Field||11 am||4-3 W|
|Saturday||02/25/2017||vs||San Diego State||Colter Field||Noon||3-1 L|
|Sunday||02/26/2017||vs||San Diego State||Halo Field||Noon||1-1 T|
|Sunday||03/05/2017||at||San Diego||Warren Field||Noon||5-0 L|
|Saturday||04/01/2017||at||Arizona State||ASU West||4 pm||4-0 W|
|Sunday||04/02/2017||at||University of Southern California||USC Sports Field||1 pm||3-0 L|
|Saturday||04/08/2017||vs||University of Arizona||Prescott Field||Noon||1-0 L|
Lance Thompson opened the GCU club men’s soccer program in 2016-17 after an accomplished collegiate coaching career spanning 17 years at six colleges. Coach Thompson spent the previous three seasons serving as head coach at NCAA Division II University of Hawaii-Hilo. He compiled a 135-85-23 overall record in 13 seasons as a head coach at four different schools with four teams reaching the postseason.
Coach Thompson began his coaching career at NAIA Alliant International University in San Diego. He spent five seasons as head coach (1999-2003). His teams earned a 57-32-3 record, reached the NAIA playoffs twice and were ranked in the top 25 in 2001 (No. 25) and 2003 (No. 7).
Coach Thompson then made a shift in his athletic career and began coaching at Holy Names University, based in Oakland, Calif., where he spent two seasons (2004-2005) and posted a 20-14-5 record. His 2004 squad earned an NAIA tournament berth while his 2005 team finished second in the California Pacific Conference for the regular season. He also served as the university’s athletic director. He was the director of soccer at NCAA Division II Notre Dame de Namur and led the 2008 Argonauts to a 14-3-3 record and won the Pacific West Conference championship. He spent three seasons at Cal Poly Pomona and then coached at NCAA Division II Cal State San Bernardino in 2012.
Coach Thompson is from Bel Air, Md., and graduated from Frostburg State University in 1995. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Peoria, Ariz., and have three beautiful children – son, Tyler, and daughters, Kailey and Kiana.