From Williams Baptist College
Pre-season training has commenced for three weeks on the campus of Williams Baptist College for the soccer Eagles. The 2013 squad returns alarge group of seniors that will provide experience going into the season.
Logan Austin, Lucas Braga, Hugo Frutos, Carlos Owens-Hughes, Khalil de Lima, Victor Vouga, and Chris Williams will be relied upon for senior leadership throughoutthe season.
The Eagles are looking for a return to the American Midwest Conference Tournament, after reaching the tournament for the first time in school history in 2011. WBCwon a school record seven games during the 2011 season, and this year's squad contains several athletes who have experience in the AMC conference tournament.
"We have had a good preseason. The guys did a good job coming into pre-season with good fitness, allowing us the opportunity to focus on developing play as a team,"noted Head Coach Shane Stolz.
The soccer Eagles have added nine new players to the 2013 squad. "We have a large group of seniors who have the chance to be great leaders, but we also have a greatgroup of young players who have stepped up as well," said Stolz.
The first match for the Eagles will be on Thursday, August 29, at 4:00 p.m. against Harding University. The game will be played in Walnut Ridge at the WBC Soccer Field.