The St. Louis Community College Men's Soccer team has spent the past two weeks preparing to improve off of a 16-6-1 season last year, and if the two exhibition matches vs. NCAA D2 schools mean anything, it should be an entertaining season. The Archers defeated McKendree 3-1 and UMSL 2-1 in the exhibition matches and showed that depth will be a strength that will help to keep the legs fresh and competition level high.
Head Coach Tim Mosby, a former NJCAA Acadmic All-American at STLCC-Florissant Valley, is entering his third season at the top of the program and continues to take strides to bring back the successes and championships of past seasons. Mosby is happy with how the early season workouts have gone and says that "preseason has shown us what we have from a depth standpoint. It has allowed us to see who can play against high level competition and which positions each player can help us out at."
The Archers will look to improve their defense this season while at the same time improve off of last years 90 goal season (3.91 goals per game). While there are a number of talented newcomers, the Archers return 60 goals from last season, including 24 goals and 6 assists from third team NJCAA All-American Dillon Smith, 19 goals and 8 assists from Adam Du Toit, 10 goals and 6 assists from Matt Schneider and 6 goals and 11 assists from Casey Bartlett-Scott.
The season will kickoff officially on Thursday August 25th in a women's/men's doubleheader vs. State Fair Community College, with the women starting at 2:00 pm and the men to follow at 4:00 pm. This season will season will see the Archers play a majority of their home matches on the STLCC-Meramec campus.