Delcid Gets Career Win 200 As NYIT Tops St. Thomas Aquinas

Carlos Delcid. Photo: NYIT

New York Tech men’s soccer head coach Carlos Delcid won his 200th career game Saturday as the Bears defeated St. Thomas Aquinas 2-0 at home.

Now in his 19th season, Delcid’s career record now stands at 200-107-34. 

Against St. Thomas Aquinas, graduate student Bernd Schlüter scored both goals. 

The first came in the 46th minute with Kevin Martinez credited with the assist. He earned the brace in the 63rd minute when he converted from the penalty spot after Simon-Peter Omooba was fouled inside the box.

According to NYIT’s game report, Schlüter had returned to action last Saturday against Molloy after missing the previous five matches with MCL and ankle injuries. 

He scored his first goal of the season against St. Thomas Aquinas after leading the team with 14 goals in 2018.

NYIT goalkeeper Pol Zapata made two saves to earn his second clean sheet of the season.

With the win, the Bears improved to 4-6-0 overall and 3-0-0 in the East Coast Conference.

As for Delcid, he entered the 2019 season with a .643 winning percentage. He joined NYIT in 2001 and during his tenure, he has led the Bears to six NCAA Tournament appearances and an Elite Eight appearance. His teams have also reached double-digit win totals in 11 of his first 18 seasons at New York Tech.

Upon becoming the Bears head coach in 2001, Declid had an immediate impact. In 2000, NYIT finished the season 3-14-1. A year later, they ended the season with a record of 11-5-1.

Off the pitch, his teams have also been recognized for their performance in the classroom. In the 2017-18 academic year, the men’s soccer team received the Team Academic Award for its collective GPA from United Soccer Coaches.