Preseason Notebook #1: 75th Season Of Men's Soccer Begins Today
Aug. 15, 2007
AMHERST, Mass. - The 75th season of UMass men's soccer officially got underway on Wednesday as the Minutemen reported back to campus for the opening day of preseason practice. The day started with a fitness test followed by media photos and two practice sessions in the afternoon and evening. The Minutemen will hold their first exhibition game this upcoming Monday at Rudd Field against Long Island.
UMass returns 17 letterwinners and nine starters from last season's 8-8-3 team that was ranked as high as No. 20 nationally. Senior defender Kenny Cook (Fairport, N.Y.) was named earlier this fall to the Atlantic 10 Preseason Coaches' All-Conference Team.
Following the game against Long Island on Monday, the Minutemen will play Providence on Saturday, Aug. 25 in their final exhibition game before the regular season begins on Aug. 31 at Maine.
The men's soccer team will get back to work on Thursday. For more updates, check back at UMassAthletics.com.
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