Editor’s note: After the success of our “Growing the Program” series last year, we knew we had to follow up with another league-wide update. So, this Fall we’re hitting the streets in search of new information about teams around the MCLA. We’re asking questions about try-outs, players to watch, team promotion, coaching changes and everything this side of the Mississippi. With that, here come our Fall Ball Reports!
Each report will feature a different MCLA team, touching on the importance of Fall Ball and anticipation of the 2012 season – which is just a few months away!
Today, we’re talking with Coach Pete Ginnegar at Claremont College.
MCLA Fan: How many players attended team tryouts this Fall?
Coach Ginnegar: 45.
What is your team’s Fall practice schedule?
Mid Sept.-Late Oct.
What is your team’s Fall game/tournament schedule?
2-3 fall scrimmages.
What aspect(s) of your team do you hope to most improve upon from last year?
Overall Skill Development.
Who are the top 5 players we should be paying attention to this season?
Sam Bennet, Sr. Goalie
Peter Ferrin, Soph. Defense
Jamil, Kariem, Sr. Attack
Zack Ingraci, Sr. Midfield
Viken Douzjian,Jr. Attack/Midfield
Have there been any changes to your coaching staff? If so, please fill us in…
Tim Pendergast, Defensive Coordinator, Harvard University
Ben Mullen, Offensive Coordinator. Univ. of Denver
What are you doing to promote your program on campus and in the community?
Local clinics and pre game clinics.
What are your program’s top 3 goals for the upcoming 2012 season?
1. Make the SLC playoffs
2. Make the National Tournament
3. Get back into the national rankings
Thanks so much for speaking with us Coach Ginnegar. Good luck this season!