Soccer teams hungry for more title action

Fall semester is finally here and that means sports are back. So sit back and yell, “Go Thunderducks!”

The men’s soccer team is the reigning national champion in Division III. They have some returning sophomores in addition to new talent. They’re in preseason right now and hungry for victory.

“The No. 1 thing we need to work on this year is team chemistry,” said head soccer coach Sean Worley.

This year’s team is primarily made up of freshmen so expect to see new faces and attitudes, but most of all a love of the game.

The players are waiting to see who is going to lead the team. They’re practicing twice a day; once in the morning and once in the evening. The goal of the two-a-days is to get the team ready for the season and to get them back into playing shape.

The coaches are waiting to see who will make the team so they can distribute practice gear to them. The team roster has yet to be announced, so stay tuned to see who makes the final cut.

The Thunderducks will play Mount San Antonio out of California, Tyler Junior College and Mountain View, a local Dallas team, this year.

The players are fighting for starting positions on the team and waiting to hear who will be named team captains. They are practicing in typical Texas heat but staying well hydrated. The players have to find time to study, eat and rest during two-a-days as well as go to class, if they have summer classes, take finals for Summer II.

When returning sophomore Elias Muñoz was asked, ‘Do you want to go back to the National Championship?’ the Thunderduck goalie replied, “Oh yeah, we want back-to-back titles.”

The Richland College women’s soccer team have built a winning tradition and rank among the elite National Junior College Athletic Association soccer programs.

Richland Soccer Teams have played in both exhibition and post season games in California, Kansas, New York, Chicago, New Jersey and Missouri.