Men’s soccer team expecting successful season
As the 2019-2020 soccer season unfolds for the Flames, the team is expecting great things. With three players named to the preseason All-GSC team, the Lee men’s soccer team have their eyes set on one common goal: a championship.
“We expect to take another step forward this year,” said Head Coach Derek Potteiger. “When you step back and look at preseason, I'm really happy with the way it went. I’m content with the program headed into our first home game.”
On Saturday, Sept. 7, the men’s team had a hard fought battle against Embry-Riddle University. They came off the field with fire in their eyes, victorious in their home opener.
“Last year we lost our first game but this year we won. Our mindset and determination is different and we’re hungry for a chance to reach the NCAA championship,” said Samir Williams, a senior business management major.
With the team rebuilding from last season, they feel like they have a chip on their shoulder and are looking to prove the naysayers wrong.
“The number one goal this year is to win the GSC championship and make a good NCAA tournament run,” said Daniel Hrenko, a senior business administration major.
Pottieger said that he will lean heavily on his entire leadership group, especially his trio of All-GSC selections—senior defender Samir Williams, senior goalkeeper Daniel Hrenko and junior midfielder Jared McWhorter.
“It was a great honor to be presented with that accolade. I'm doing everything I can for my team to make us successful,” said Jared McWhorter, a junior sports management major.
The team remains undefeated after winning their home opener against Embry-Riddle and drawing their second game against Lincoln Memorial.
To see the Flames’ upcoming schedule, check here.