May 14, 2013
Summer is right around the corner.....semester exams passed, individual meetings complete, closing team meeting a success.....time to kick the feet up and relax...only in retirement! What a tremendous year for Lobo Men's Soccer. The reward for hard work and success is continued hard work. This week has been our first "out of the fire" and has allowed time to reflect on the past nine months. What an honor to coach and work with such an incredible group of young men and to be involved in such a vibrant and passionate community. Our players are committed to excellence in the classroom, in the community and on the playing field. Lobo Faithful: Thank you for being enthusiastic and supportive members of Lobo Men's Soccer! You motivate all of us on a daily basis and make us better! I wanted to pass on some information regarding the spring season, recruiting, 2013 schedule and Lobos in the Pro's.
We completed our spring playing season on April 27th in Denver versus Creighton University (Final Four participants the past two years). A great performance by the boys as we concluded our spring undefeated with a record of 5-0-1. The passion to compete, unity, leadership and desire to win was demonstrated every minute of every match. Lobo Men's Soccer is about EXCELLENCE! Here is the GoLobos.com Spring Re-cap.
Recruiting is a never ending component of collegiate athletics. I am very excited about our two latest signings for the upcoming season. Rene Reyes and Oniel Fisher will be joining us this fall and both bring maturity, international experience and flair to our program. Rene played for Jacksonville University this fall, where he was a member of the freshman All-Conference Team and Oniel was a junior college All-American and won a National Championship at Tyler Junior College. Rene and Oniel are dynamic players who will complement their Lobo teammates.
Our 2013 Schedule has been finalized and looks to be the most complete and challenging schedule in our history. With our move to Conference USA, we will be tested coast to coast, while facing the top competition in the country. This may be the best schedule in the country! The Lobos will be tested every match and our home supporters will be treated to some incredible match-ups.
Lobos Devon Sandoval and Blake Smith faced off this past Saturday as rookie professional players in MLS, as Real Salt Lake traveled to Montreal to face the Impact. Blake Smith assisted on the game winner for Montreal and laid claim to bragging rights. Sandoval scored his first professional goal the previous match. Here is video footage of Devon's goal.
I will keep in touch over the summer and look forward to seeing all of you this fall. Thanks for your continued support and GO LOBOS!
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