Simpson men’s soccer season review
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - Though the Simpson University men’s soccer season ended suddenly in a playoff loss to the No. 19 Embry-Riddle Eagles from Prescott, Ariz., the Red Hawks improved greatly over the course of the season. Despite the playoff loss, the Red Hawks finished with an overall record of 6-10-2 and went 5-2-1 in conference play, which gave them the second place in the Cal Pac North.
Before the season started, the Red Hawks were picked to finish third in conference play in a vote by the coaches in the Cal Pac Conference; they, however, exceed this expectation. Even though they didn’t finish first in the conference, the team had an encouraging season and the growth and improvement from last year is praiseworthy. Of course the goal was to finish first, but that is something the men’s team can strive for next year. With key returners such as Justin Webb and Angel Garcia, the team’s defense will be a strength, and they will also be able to attack at a higher level. Webb and Garcia will also provide solid leadership for the next season’s team.
The Red Hawks banded together and worked hard to make this a winning season. In addition to making playoffs, senior Jordan Daigre, an accounting major, was named College Player of the Week in a column in the Record Searchlight, Redding’s local newspaper. Diagre also recorded the program’s first hat trick since 2004. Though he will be missed tremendously, Simpson will have a quality core of players coming back to extend this year’s accomplishments and add more wins to their ledger.
Story by Daveron Ross
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