Murray State College Soccer teams taking shape for new season
The semester is winding down, and most Murray State College athletic teams are in the middle of play-offs. The head coaches for MSC’s newest sport, soccer, are hard at work building teams for next year.
Men’s soccer wrapped up its first season in the fall, and Head Coach Shane Ross says his team is looking good for the second season this fall.
“The team is shaping up wonderfully,” says Coach Ross. “We have recruited far and wide and are very happy with the way the team is shaping up. A possible 10 different countries will be represented on the team come August with several players from Oklahoma and Texas.”
Ross says his schedule will be tougher next season. In the team’s first season, the Aggies only had three home games. Ross says that will change in the 2015 season. “We have gained five more games. And good news for our supporters, we have 10 home games.”
More good news for fans, Women’s Soccer will make its debut in the fall. Coach Ross worked to sync up the soccer schedules, making it easier for fans to follow the teams.
“I have to give all the credit to Shane for the schedule,” says Coach Wiesler. “He took care of if before I even arrived on campus which was a huge weight off my shoulders. I could just focus on recruiting.”
And she has been hard at work recruiting. She says the team is shaping up well with recruits from Oklahoma, Texas…and a set of twins from New Mexico. Wiesler says she’s found some great student-athletes to join the squad.
“I am looking forward to the season starting and getting to work,” she says. “It’s always tough to make predictions about an upcoming season, you never really know how things will work until preseason starts and you get everyone together.”
For the Men, Coach Ross says he has put together a team that Aggie fans can take pride in.
“Our fans can expect seeing a better attitude player that will do them proud through their actions on and off the field,” he says. “Our goal for next season is to continue to grow and develop the program so we may be competitive and have fun in the process.”
Wiesler says she doesn’t like to set long term goals, but rather focuses on daily improvement. Above all else, she says fans can expect to see her team work hard and take care of the details of the game.
“It’s our first year as a program so I'm sure there will be bumps along the way,” she says. “We will take one day at a time and get better each day. As long as we are better than the day before I can't really complain.”
“I look forward to seeing our women play under Coach Wiesler and hope everyone supports them as well as we were supported in our inaugural year,” says Ross.
Wiesler says she and Coach Ross have been working hard to get the word out about the soccer teams. She hopes by spreading the word, the teams will have the stands filled for their games. You can follow both teams on their webpages, and on social media.
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