Sunday, February 28, 2010

Soccer playing well in spring

First of all, congratulations to both of our basketball teams. They both have done a great job and the soccer team is looking forward to following their progress in the Southland Conference Tournament and beyond!

The women's soccer team competed in the Texas A&M Seven-a-Side Tournament last weekend. Although we would have liked to have fared better in the win/loss column, the play was much better than the year before. Many of our young players continued to lead the team and several players who did not play much last season, played very well. Both of our goalkeepers, Jenny Pence and Michele McCullough, stood tall in the goal and made some very good saves.

Next up for the team will be a game in College Station against the University of Utah. That game will be Saturday at 1 p.m. The Utes are always a top team in the Mountain West Conference and qualify frequently for the NCAA Championships. This game will be another good test for our young team.

I am headed to Germany Thursday to attend a coaching course in Cologne. We will have an opportunity to learn from some of the top German coaches about their methodology and philosophy in developing teams and players. One of the main themes will be learning how they go about match analysis. We will be visiting Bayer Leverkusen, FC Cologne, and Borussia Monchengladbach during our time there. We will also catch a couple of live games including the chance to see the great Bayern Munich team on the first day. I am excited and looking forward to gaining more knowledge to help move our Bearkat team to the top of the Southland Conference.

Lastly, but most importantly, today we added Kelsi Brown to our list of signees for next season. She is another player from the Challenge 92 team, which is the top team and top club in South Texas. Check out her soccer accolades on

I plan to send some updates from Germany, so be on the lookout for those!

Go Bearkats!!

Tom Brown
Head soccer coach

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