By Connor Burrows
Woman Soccer–With a stellar record of 11-5-2 last year, the woman’s soccer team is looking to come back stronger than ever.
Although it lost seven seniors from last year’s squad, first year head coach Thomas Goins and assistant coach James McCaig plan to get these girls prepared for a great season as they have a ton of expectations on their shoulders.
With young teams, learning curves are almost inevitable and they will have to be able to strive through the adversity to have a successful season.
On Sept. 16, Barton College played against Pfeiffer at 5 p.m.
Men’s Soccer–With making a NCAA tournament appearance last season with a 13-7 record and a 7-1 conference record. The men’s soccer team looks to make it back to compete for a conference title.
Another impressive stat is that the Bulldogs were 8-1 at home. It seems like they love playing at home and also had a winning record on the road (5-4).
With only four seniors on this year’s team, they will have a large task on hand leading such a large group of young players.
With a young group of guys, there is an untapped amount of potential waiting to bust out and dominate the game, but if this team wants to be successful it’ll be up to the young bucks coming up through the ranks to step up early in their young college careers.
They will be helped by the head coach Matt Atkins, who will be entering his ninth season as Barton College’s head soccer coach.
On Sept. 9, Barton College played Francis Marion at 7 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball–Last year’s group of girls struggled rather badly by posting a 9-18 season and going 7-9 in conference play.
As a young group of athletes, they will be faced with the tasks of going through some growing pains and battling through what might be another tough season.
As they continue to grow and get better, this group of girls will be playing with each other for a couple more years to come and might be a conference power house before it is all said and done.