ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville Athletics Department was pleased to have several of its men’s soccer alumni back on Saturday as some former Bulldogs came back to play in an scrimmage prior to the Bulldog men’s and women’s soccer doubleheader.


“It’s always great to welcome back the players who came before us,” stated Bulldog coach Matt Kern. “We really enjoy them coming back and meeting our players. Our soccer alumni are very supportive of our program, and we are grateful for that support.”


Coming back to campus and playing on Saturday were Kye Grooms, Brad Patterson, John Pope, Ulrich Dietrich, Atekin Yildiz, Jeremy Wisdo, Greg Garrison and Adam Stien. Dietrich and Yildiz are both members of the athletic department’s Hall of Fame.