The Crusaders Men’s Soccer team will open up their campaign against Southern State Community College on Friday the 24th. Opening kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at Henderson Field, and everyone is welcome to come and support the guys.
Head Coach Justin Braman heads up a side that welcomes a host of new, young talent and returns only a few veteran leaders. Senior goalkeeper and returning team captain Doug Haggadone believes that this won’t be an issue. "We have a lot of talent," he says, "our ceiling is really high this year, and we feel like our expectations were raised when we made it to the regional semifinals last year." As always, however, the team will desire to keep focus. "We want to succeed in every aspect: spiritually, academically and in athletics. If we do win, all the glory will go to God."
Training began Monday night and will continue throughout the season from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Henderson Field, and according to Braman, the team is "always looking for new players."
Highlights of this season’s schedule include a trip to South Bend to take on NCAA Division I Holy Cross on August 29, and a fixture with rival Kuyper College under the lights at Davenport on September 24. You can see the full schedule by clicking on Soccer.