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Cougar soccer fans can look forward to a competitive 2009-2010 season

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Cougar soccer fans can look forward to a competitive 2009-2010 season. With 14 returning players, four new additions and a strong senior class leading, the team is ready to make a run for the conference championship.

But before they can, the Cougars will first have to compete against a tough new conference team, Park University of Kansas City.

The Cougars feel they're up to the challenge. A few Cougar players to watch are senior midfielder Lloyd Jacobs, originally from England, and sophomore forward Dylan Barduzzi from Brazil. Barduzzi was the leading goal scorer from last season. And senior midfielder Jordan Cox moves up from the backfield to a top target position, joining Yudai Yamaguchi.

Says head coach John Klein: “I think it is going to be a year where we will be competitive for the conference title, and if you are competitive for the conference title, then you’re in the mix for the national tournament … We have only been to the national tournament one year, but we have been on the doorstep for a long time. We would like to get there this year.”

The Cougars open their season in Chicago against Illinois Tech on Aug. 28 and play their first conference game at home against William Woods University on Sept. 22. Be there!

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