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 speaking with Coach Schultes of the University of Miami.
MCLA Fan: How many players attended team tryouts this Fall?
Coach Shultes: 50.
What is your team’s Fall practice schedule?
Monday and Wednesday from 5-7pm.
What is your team’s Fall game/tournament schedule?
We have one tournament date on 11/6.
What aspect(s) of your team do you hope to most improve upon from last year?
Attendance and dedication are huge issues as well as working with university administrators to improve already limited resources.
Who are the top 5 players we should be paying attention to this season?
Jason Rosenzweig – goalie and transfer from Towson.
Emmet Tormey former Washifron Post player of the year.
Christian Napolitano – LSM and transfer from Colgate.
Angel Diaz – defense, former Miami Herald player of year and transfer from Adelphi.
Ian quinlon – midfield and transfer from Conn College.
What are you doing to promote your program on campus and in the community?
We hold our games at local high schools.
What are your program’s top 3 goals for the upcoming 2012 season?
1. Win 2 games in conference.
2. Make SELC playoffs.
3. Beat Florida.
Thanks so much for speaking with us Coach Schultes. Good luck this season!