Lander men’s soccer and the quest for a national championship
By Jamie Lunn
Coming off the back of Lee Squires’ first season with Lander’s soccer program there is a lot to be optimistic about this year.
Lander finished with an impressive 14-3-2 overall record last year where they were agonizingly defeated on penalties to Wingate. This is a new year though.
Graduate assistant Robbie Seaton, who also served as a former bearcat and part of the program last year, stated that Lander men’s soccer has never won a national championship but the new philosophy around the whole regime is focused on success and the capturing of this elusive title.
“The core group of players are returning and are close off the field which is a huge bonus for us,” said Seaton. This is obviously fundamental for the program as players do not need that extra time to gel and Seaton feels optimistic about this.
Men’s soccer has always been a top level program with regional and conference wins but why can’t they capture the grand prize? “We can go the step further and win a national championship with this group,” said Seaton.
The Bearcats are excited. Now it’s only a matter of time until they put it in motion as they kick off conference play away against Clayton state on September 17th.