Bentley falcons football

Notable alumni

Ryan Soderquist (2000): Soderquist graduated in 2000 with the most career goals (84) and career points (173) in program history. Soderquist also holds the record for most goals in a season, with 33. He has been Bentley’s head coach since 2002, leading the team to a 243–300–78 record.

Brett Gensler (2014): Gensler graduated in 2014 as the program’s all-time points leader at the Division I level, behind only Coach Ryan Soderquist. He was responsible for two of the three 50-point seasons in Bentley history, Gensler earned first-team All-Atlantic Hockey honors each of his last three years and was the recipient of the 2012 Walter Brown Award as the top American-born player in New England. He concluded his career with 73 goals (a Bentley Division I record), a school-record 94 assists and 167 points, second most in program history. After completing his Bentley career, Gensler signed with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.

  • Max French (2017): French graduated in 2017, finishing his career as the Falcons’ all-time 5th best point scorer and 4th best goal scorer. French was an assistant captain to Andrew Gladiuk in 2015-2016 as a junior and was named captain of the Falcons in his final season. French also earned All-Atlantic Hockey First Team honors in both his junior and senior seasons. During his time at Bentley, French racked up 143 points (67 goals, 76 assists) in 138 career games to join Gensler and Gladiuk as the only Falcons to average over a point per game at the Division I level. Upon completion of his senior season, French was invited to an ATO with the Utica Comets of the AHL, but never found the starting lineup in his short few weeks with the team. On July 12, 2017, the Texas Stars, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, signed French for the 2017-2018 season. This signing marked the first time a Bentley alum had been signed to a professional contract at the AHL level or above.
  • Tanner Jago (2019): Jago finished his Bentley career with the second-most games played in program history, as well as third-most points for a defenseman in program history. In July 2019, he signed with the Texas Stars of the AHL.
  • Alexey Solovyev (2019): Solovyev signed with the Providence Bruins of the AHL in July 2019.

Uniform

The Falcons have undergone a couple of uniform changes since the start of the 2010–2011 season. In accordance with the new Bentley brand, the Falcon’s moved away from the white, navy and gold color scheme. The first switch made was to their road uniform. They moved from navy blue, with gold «Bentley» lettering, and white trim to a black uniform with a navy blue B in the middle and white trim. The new home uniforms were unveiled in the 2013–2014 season, and are still their current home uniforms. They are white with the Bentley back and grey B in the middle, navy blue and black trim, and black numbers/names on jerseys on the back. The new home jerseys were unveiled at Frozen Fenway on 12/28/2014. To start the 2014–2015 season, the Falcon’s unveiled another new road uniform. This, their current road jersey, is black with navy blue «Bentley» lettering across the front, using white and navy trim with the Bentley crest on the shoulder. Both uniforms use black helmets, and black pants with a navy blue and white trim.

Statistical Leaders[4]

Career points leaders

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
1996–2000 99 84 89 173
2010–2014 145 73 94 167
2012–2016 144 72 81 153
1980–1984 58 91 149
2013–2017 138 67 76 143
1979–1983 52 89 141
2011–2015 139 55 73 128
2005–2009 145 60 66 126
1995–1999 52 74 126
1997–2000 56 65 121
1977–1981 65 56 121

Career Goaltending Leaders

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Minimum 40 games

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
2010–2014 115 6658 47 50 13 296 5 .919 2.67
2016–2020 99 5544 39 43 10 251 4 .905 2.72
2014–2018 80 4517 24 36 15 210 2 .913 2.79
2012–2016 43 2184 17 17 5 105 1 .911 2.88
2007–2011 81 4588 25 39 9 240 4 .901 3.14

Statistics current through the start of the 2020-21 season.

Notable people

Players

  • Brian Hammel, ’75, former Bentley basketball player and coach who was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the third round of the 1975 NBA Draft
  • Andy Kupec, ’83, former Bentley basketball player who was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 10th round of the 1983 NBA Draft
  • Todd Orlando, ’84, former Bentley basketball player who was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 5th round of the 1984 NBA Draft
  • Jack Perri, ’98, head coach of men’s basketball at Southern New Hampshire University, previously LIU Brooklyn
  • Ryan Soderquist, ’00, current head coach of Bentley Falcons men’s ice hockey team and all-time points and goals leader
  • Mackenzy Bernadeau, ’08, professional football player who was last with the Jacksonville Jaguars organization; drafted 250th overall in 2008 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers
  • Jason Westrol, ’10, former Bentley basketball player who last played for the Limburg United of the Belgian Basketball League
  • Lauren Battista, ’14, All-American Women’s Basketball Player — WBCA Division-II National Player of the Year, the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year, CWSA/Honda Division II Athlete of the Year, and an NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award honoree; assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Princeton University
  • Max Adler, ’17, lacrosse player for the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse
  • Ryan Berardino, ’20, drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 34th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft
  • Jakov Novak, ’22, drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 7th round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Coaches

  • Barbara Stevens (basketball), longtime women’s basketball coach and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
  • Ryan Soderquist, ’00, current head coach of Bentley Falcons men’s ice hockey team and all-time points and goals leader
  • Jack Perri, ’98, head coach of men’s basketball at Southern New Hampshire University, previously LIU Brooklyn
  • Frank Sullivan (basketball), former Bentley men’s basketball coach from 1984–1991
  • Paul Cormier, former Bentley men’s assistant basketball coach from 1978–1980
  • Jim Ferry (basketball), former Bentley men’s assistant basketball coach from 1991–1998
  • Hal Kopp, Bentley football coach from 1972–1975
  • Jack Regan (American football), Bentley football coach from 1976-1978
  • Peter Yetten, Bentley football coach from 1979–2008
  • Thom Boerman, Bentley football coach from 2009–2013
  • Robert Connors, former offensive coordinator for the Bentley football team from 1989–1997
  • Peter Simonini, former Bentley men’s soccer coach
  • Bobby Shuttleworth, former Bentley men’s soccer assistant coach and New England Revolution player

Roster

For the 2019–2020 Season (9/12/2019).

S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
3 Sophomore D 6′ 0″ (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997-06-19 Edmonton, Alberta Fairbanks (NAHL)
4 Freshman D 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1999-06-14 St. Albert, Alberta Alberni Valley (BCHL)
5 Sophomore D 5′ 11″ (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-07-30 Paradise Valley, Arizona Boston Jr. Bruins (NCDC)
6 Junior F 5′ 11″ (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998-11-05 Hopkinton, Massachusetts Rivers (USHS–MA)
7 Senior D 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-04-04 Fitchburg, Massachusetts Jersey (USPHL)
9 Sophomore F 6′ 0″ (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-01-28 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Madison (USHL)
10 Sophomore F 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1999-07-04 Culver, Indiana Culver (Midget AAA)
11 Sophomore F 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1998-10-22 Windsor, Ontario Janesville (NAHL) OTT, 188th overall 
12 Freshman F 6′ 4″ (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1998-05-10 Wilton, Connecticut Wenatchee (BCHL)
13 Sophomore F 5′ 11″ (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-10-30 Mound, Minnesota Brooks (AJHL)
14 Junior D 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-06-27 Leominster, Massachusetts Carleton Place (CCHL)
15 Junior F 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996-06-24 Smithers, British Columbia Trail (BCHL)
16 Junior F 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-05-12 Gurnee, Illinois ] (ECAC !»>St. Lawrence (ECAC)
17 Junior F 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-03-17 Bloomingdale, Illinois Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)
18 Senior D 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-04-04 Elkhorn, Manitoba Portage (MJHL)
19 Senior F 6′ 0″ (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-01-19 Gurnee, Illinois Trail (BCHL)
20 Sophomore F 5′ 9″ (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-10-12 Carmel, Indiana Muskegon (USHL)
21 Senior F 5′ 9″ (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-03-02 Montreal, Quebec West Kelowna (BCHL)
22  (C) Senior F 5′ 9″ (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1996-02-02 Lino Lakes, Minnesota Fairbanks (NAHL)
23 Senior F 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996-11-11 Milford, Michigan Sioux Falls (USHL)
24 Freshman F 5′ 11″ (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 2000-05-08 St. Louis, Missouri Odessa (NAHL)
25 Freshman D 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1999-11-21 Coral Springs, Florida Johnstown (NAHL)
26 Freshman F 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999-07-24 Thamesville, Ontario Prince George (BCHL)
27 Freshman D 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-02-06 Exton, Pennsylvania Johnstown (NAHL)
28 Junior D 5′ 11″ (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1997-08-08 Calgary, Alberta Brooks (AJHL)
30 Senior G 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1995-11-18 Oakville, Ontario Chilliwack (BCHL)
33 Freshman G 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1999-02-07 West Chester, Pennsylvania Amarillo (NAHL)
34 Sophomore G 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-10-07 Burlington, Ontario Newmarket (OJHL)

History

Bentley’s mascot is Flex the Falcon. The university has 23 men’s and women’s varsity teams. All of the teams compete in the Northeast-10 Conference at the NCAA Division II level, with the exception of the men’s hockey program, which was one of the original six founding teams of Atlantic Hockey at the Division I level.

Bentley is also home to one of the best rugby programs in the Northeast, winning two national Division III titles as well as the 2008 Beast of the East tournament.

In 2001, the Bentley field hockey team won the NCAA Division II national championship.

In 2012, the Bentley men’s cross country team finished 26th in the nation at Division II XC Nationals. Likewise in 2015, the Bentley men’s cross country team qualified for the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships and finished 30th in the nation.

After beating Saint Michael’s College by a score of 85-65 on February 23, 2008, the Bentley University men’s basketball team set the record for the longest regular season winning streak in Division II history. Additionally, Bentley has men’s, women’s, and co-ed intramural programs for the fall, winter, and spring semesters.

The Bentley women’s basketball team completed the 2013-2014 season with a 35-0 record, winning the NCAA Division II National Championship.

The Bentley men’s ultimate frisbee team won USA Ultimate’s Division III College Championship in 2014.

The Bentley Falcons football team has made two Division II playoff appearances in back-to-back seasons in 2003 and 2004.

History

Hockey at Bentley began as a modest club team organized by students in the mid 1960s. Bentley Hall of Famer Reg Pearless was the first captain. The team gained official varsity status beginning with the 1977-78 season, and claimed consecutive ECAC 3 championships in 1980 and 1981.

The program made a provisional move to Division I for the 1998-99 season, and became a full Division I member for the following season, being a member of the MAAC. The Falcons then became one of the founding members of Atlantic Hockey when the league was founded for the 2003-04 season.

The team played its home games at the John A. Ryan Arena in Watertown from 1977-2018, before they moved into their new, on-campus home, Bentley Arena in February 2018.

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