After last year’s second place finish at regionals to division rivals CU, the Men’s Club Soccer A team aims to surpass CU and capture the first place title. The Men’s Club Soccer team is a perennial top 3 finisher in their division, and succeed at regionals as well. The continued success of the team has led to three consecutive berths into the NIRSA NCCS National Soccer Championships. As another season of Club Soccer begins, the team looks forward to gaining another bid to attend Nationals.
Men’s Club Soccer A competes in the highest competitive intercollegiate club league in Colorado. This league includes local giants such as CU and CSU, and the team regularly travels around the state, to places such as Fort Lewis and Durango, to find further competition. The regular season usually ends around late October to early November. After the regular season ends, Colorado School of Mines hosts a regional tournament on campus. All competing schools from Colorado and other local regions, such as Wyoming, are invited to the tournament. Top teams from all regions then go on to compete at the National tournament in Phoenix, Arizona in late November.
The Men’s Club team started this season by playing Colorado State University on Saturday, September 7th. Although the match was close, Men’s Soccer ended up defeating CSU by a score of 2-1 thanks to goals from newcomers Jake Glanzer and Camilo Buelvas. The team will be continuing their trek toward nationals throughout the early part of this semester. The club will be playing UNC on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 P.M., and Fort Lewis on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 P.M. Both games will be taking place on Oredigger Field. Men’s club soccer would love to have your support at these games.
Overall the club strives to provide a fun yet competitive environment for all participants. Although competition and success is highly valued, sportsmanship remains vital to providing an enjoyable atmosphere, and the club prides themselves in their dignified composure in all events.
Unfortunately, tryouts for this year’s club soccer teams are over for the 2013-2014 school year. However, tryouts are held at the beginning of every school year and the team is always looking for new talent.