Soccer welcomes new players to 2017 rosters

James Haggerty, Co-Editor

Women’s Soccer began practice in early August to prepare for a four-team tournament at Howard Community College.
The tournament is Sept. 16-17. 

Twelve new players joined this season’s squad, with five players returning from last year.
Coaches and players said they are optimistic about the upcoming season. 

 “We have a lot of great soccer players this season,” said Karin Victorio, Women’s Soccer head coach. 

“Just playing with a new set of girls is exciting,” said Ashley Sherwin, a freshman mid-center majoring in athletic training. 

Men’s Soccer, led by head coach Nick Cosentino, has seven returning players from the previous year and one returning from the 2015 season, including center back Mark Jacoby, left midfielder Logan Mayette and defender Mark Woodard, all sophomores.

In addition, Cosentino said in an email, the team has welcomed four transfer students who “will make a direct impact.”

The coach said it is “key” for his players to “gel as a team and [be] committed to defense” and leadership. 

Men’s Soccer’s first home game is Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. The next home game for Women’s Soccer is the same day, at 4 p.m.

Both teams are holding a volunteer youth clinic Sept. 15 on the turf from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.