Today we hit the one week marker since the girls arrived on campus here at Gustavus for the 2014 fall season, and we couldn't be more excited. The team has been working hard every day and the coaching staff is incredibly excited about what the incoming class has to offer, as well as the returning leadership from many of the upperclassmen veterans on the team. We have a very young team, so many of the returners have been working to help many of the newcomers adapt to the new faster speed of play as we approach our first games coming up soon in Gettysburg, PA. The coaching staff has been very impressed with the new talent on the team, as they'll be excellent additions to an already exciting group team dynamic. As three-a-days have been winding down, the team has been focusing much more tactically all coming together to introduce our new players to our Gustie style of play.
Women's Soccer Preseason Update
Posted on August 20th, 2014 by Nick Hoelmer
The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team returned to campus to begin preseason training on Friday, Aug. 15 and has been hard at work ever since. With 10 incoming freshman, the team looks to be young once again, but head coach Laura Burnett-Kurie is optimistic about the progress that has been made in less than week’s time.
“We have a fairly young team, but everyone is coming together really well,” said Burnett-Kurie following Wednesday’s practice. “The upperclassmen are leading a lot and taking the new players under their wing and we’re seeing a huge amount of progress. We’ve rebuilt the system…and now that the culture is established, we can focus on being a lot more dangerous and competitive.”
The Gusties will kick off their season by heading east to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to take part in the Gettysburg College Tournament on August 29 and 30. There, Gustavus will compete against Carnegie Mellon University on Friday at 4 p.m. and Gettysburg College on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Courtesy of Gustavus.edu/athletics