WESTMINSTER, Md. – In 2010, McDaniel had 19 players on its rosters who were freshmen or sophomores.
In 2011, there are only seven newcomers to the Green Terror, so the squad is hopeful that another year of collegiate experience will translate into success within one of the deepest Division III soccer conferences in the country – the Centennial Conference.
Of the five players who found the back of the net a year ago, four return this season, led by Eddy Lingue (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake), who recorded 10 points on four goals and two assists.
Luis Calderon (Silver Spring, Md./Bullis) made an immediate impact as a freshman, tallying three goals and two assists.
McDaniel also found success with a rookie netminder last year in Zach Nibbelink (Hampstead, Md./North Carrroll). He returns after spending every minute between the pipes, recording a 2.05 goals-against average and .727 save percentage.
With the increase in experience and added offensive talent in the freshman class, the Green Terror will look to improve its offensive production in order to rely as heavily on its defense, which allowed two or fewer goals in 12 of the 17 games last year.
Click play below to watch and listen to fifth-year head coach Jim Reigel preview the upcoming season.
2011 Men's Soccer Preview