Virginia Tech Men's Soccer


NCAA Tournament Streak


Path To Major League Soccer

With the first pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Austin FC selects…

Dani was selected first overall by Austin FC in January 2021. He would go on to start in over 20 games in his first season and continues to be an integral part of Austin’s starting XI in 2022.

Kristo Strickler joined Pereira when he was selected with third pick in the second round of the draft, as well.

RECENT PROS (2021-22)

Sivert Haugli (Drafted by Portland Timers FC)

Kristo Strickler (Drafted by Houston Dynamo)

Jacob Labovitz (Signed by Greenville Triumph SC)

Dani Pereira (Drafted by Austin FC)

Tyler Taber (Signed by Racing FC Union Luxembourg)


  • Taken 84th overall in the 2020 MLS Draft by Sporting Kansas City
  • Played forward for the Hokies
  • Scored six goals and had 13 assists in his career
  • Started the final 40 matches of his career


  • Taken 21st overall in the 2018 MLS Draft by Columbus Crew FC
  • Earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior
  • Had 312 saves in his career — third-most in school history and ninth-most in ACC history
  • Had 23 career shutouts
  • Started all 70 games of his career


  • Chosen 66th overall in the 2017 MLS Draft by Toronto FC
  • Led Tech with a team-high four assists in 2016
  • Started all 22 matches in 2016


  • Chosen 66th overall in the 2014 MLS Draft by the San Jose Earthquakes
  • Played defender for Tech and started 52 games in his career
  • Played in 60 games overall in his career

Virginia Tech Coaching Staff

Mike Brizendine

Head Coach – 14th Season

  • 10 MLS Draft picks
  • 25+ players who have gone on to play professional soccer

Success since 2016

  • Led Virginia Tech to the last six NCAA Tournaments, an accomplishment only five schools have accomplished.
  • One of three programs to win a game in each of the last six tournaments.
  • Four ‘Sweet Sixteen’ appearances in last six tournaments.
  • ‘Elite Eight’ appearance in 2016.
  • Hokies have advanced in the NCAA Tournament in each season that Brizendine has taken the squad to the postseason.
  • Been on staff for four wins over No. 1 programs: Marshall (2021), Notre Dame (2017), North Carolina (2011) and Duke (2004).



  • Played professionally for four years before starting his coaching career at VMI.
  • Joined the staff in 2008 and is entering his 14th season
  • Four-year letterwinner at James Madison University, where he is the all-time leader in goals and points.



  • Entering his third season as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech.
  • Spent five years as a head women’s coach at Ferrum College.
  • Led the Panthers to their most conference wins in Ferrum’s 27 years of intercollegiate competition.
  • Defender at UNCG and William & Mary and played in two ‘Sweet Sixteen’ NCAA Tournaments, one for each school.

First-Class Facilities


The home of the Hokies features seating for more than 2,000 fans, and the open areas around the venue allow for another 1,500 to watch. The facility also features an operations center for the broadcasting of games on the ACC Network, a bluegrass playing surface, and recently enhanced lighting and audio systems.


Beamer-Lawson Practice Facility

A shared facility allows usage for training during the winter months.


Virginia Tech Coaching Staff