Eastern Florida State College Sports Kicks Off Preseason Camps For Soccer, Volleyball
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State Sports // August 2, 2016
Women's Soccer returns just three starters
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – There was a buzz around the Eastern Florida State College campus Monday as preseason camps opened for the fall sports teams.
And they wasted no time as the women’s soccer team was in the Titan Field House at 6:30 a.m. for fitness drills. The Titans, who have won the region championship the past five seasons and were the National Championship runners-up last season, hit the field for the first time later in the morning, working on passing and then finished the day with the traditional 11 v 11 game.
The Titans had a lot of new faces as three starters return from the team that was perfect in the regular season last year.
“I have been looking forward to this day for a while. The ladies worked hard today, especially considering the heat as this was one of the hottest days I can remember for the first day of preseason,” Eastern Florida State College women’s soccer coach Jeff Carr said.
“We have a lot of talent and hopefully we can all get on the same page and work for each other throughout the season.”
The women’s soccer team opens the regular season on Aug. 26 against Butler Community College at Titan Soccer Complex.
The women’s volleyball team raised the nets for the first time on a new season at 9 a.m. and wasted no time as they were working on communication and passes throughout the three sessions.
The volleyball team opens the regular season Aug. 23 at Polk State College. The home opener is Aug. 30 against St. Johns River.
“We had an awesome first day. I was really happy with our chemistry, effort and attitude,” volleyball coach Andrea Rasmussen said.
The men’s soccer team wrapped up the busy first day, hitting the field at 6:30 p.m. with some fitness before playing a game of their own as coaches got a feel for what kind of shape the squad is in. The team has won the region title the past three seasons and is coming off a national championship semifinal appearance.
“We have a good bunch of lads and we are going to have to work hard as a team to achieve our collective goals and make it a successful season,” Eastern Florida men’s soccer coach Oliver Twelvetrees said.
“The talent is there and the attitude is positive so far, we just have to keep working.”
The men’s soccer team opens the season with a couple of games at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Aug. 26-27 before the home opener Sept. 2.
The tennis and golf teams will begin practice later this month as they prepare for the non-championship fall season.
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