Aug. 9, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The University of New Mexico women's soccer team opened the 2006 fall camp Wednesday with two-a-day workouts. The Lobos participated in a morning track session and finish the day with an outdoors workout. UNM returns 20 players from last years team that advanced to the Mountain West Conference Tournament championship game. The Lobos bring experience and talent into the new season and have high expectations.
"We opened the fall this morning with a track workout and we're on the field this afternoon," said UNM head coach Kit Vela. "The team seems ready and the older players are taking control and taking leadership roles. It's key for the older players to bring the younger ones along this early. This is the fittest group we've ever had. If that shows anything for the fall, it fairs well for us. We still have to work really hard on some basic styles so the freshmen can get acclimated. We are very pleased with the effort and overall fitness to this point."
The morning session was strictly track work for just over an hour before breaking for the afternoon session. Numerous student-athletes recorded personal best times as they prepare for the upcoming season. UNM will continue to prepare using the track throughout the preseason.
The afternoon session lasted two hours at the newly renovated Robertson Training Facility. The Lobos hit the field for the first time as a full squad and participated in various team drills and exercises. UNM has 16 days until its scheduled to face Canisius College on August 25 in Akron, Ohio. More information about Lobo women's soccer is available at www.golobos.com.