Seton Hall Men’s Soccer To Make Their Long-Awaited Return to the Big East Tournament

For the first time in nine years, Seton Hall’s men’s soccer program will compete in the Big East Tournament.

The Pirates will sail to Shaw Field in Washington, D.C., home of the top-seeded Georgetown Hoyas, to face the Marquette Golden Eagles in a semifinal matchup this Thursday. It will mark the first time these two clubs have met since Nov. 9, 2019, when the Pirates outlasted the Blue and Gold in overtime at the Valley Fields stadium in Milwaukee.

Seton Hall finished their season with a 7-1-3 overall record, good enough for second in the Big East’s East Division behind Georgetown. The Pirates also ranked as high as ninth in the United Soccer Coaches Poll this year, their highest ranking since 1990.

The Pirates were one of the most well-rounded teams in the nation this year, sporting offensive weapons CJ Tibbling, James Boote and JP Marin, and a defensive unit that produced a conference-best six shutouts.

Tibbling led the team with four goals, which ranked sixth in the Big East, and Boote racked up five assists on the season, which placed him second in the conference.

Seton Hall also had five different defenders honored as part of the conference’s weekly awards: Jake Barrett, Luca Dahn, Eden O’Leary, Paavo Riihijarvi and Maurice Williams.

Marquette on the other hand, will be making their third straight Big East Tournament appearance after finishing first in the Big East’s Midwest Division with a 8-1-1 overall record.

Junior forward Lukas Sunesson led the team with six goals, which ranked fourth in the conference, and sophomore goalkeeper Chandler Hallwood had a phenomenal season in the net for the Golden Eagles.


The Pirates’ semifinal game will be broadcasted live on the BIG EAST Digital Network’s YouTube channel at 3:30 p.m. EST and the championship game will be broadcasted on FS2 on Saturday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m.