March 20, 2014
By Kasandra Martinson
FRESNO, Calif. ---The Fresno State soccer team announced its 2014 spring schedule on Thursday.
The Bulldogs have four games slated for the spring, three of which will be played at home on the Soccer/Lacrosse Field which is located north of Beiden Field. The first game is set for this Saturday, March 22 versus Fresno City College at 11 a.m.
"Our spring schedule gives our small spring group a great opportunity to key in on individual and team development keys in prep for next fall," said Fresno State head coach Brian Zwaschka. "We have a focused group that has been learning rapidly and making some important physical and technical jumps. Our tactical models have been evolving from simple principles and decision-making tools that we are excited to explore in the upcoming matches. We have the opportunity to experiment a bit with different positions and roles in the team and it is always fun to see who surprises us and to identify traits that we may have overlooked previously. The spirit in this current group is excellent and I'm looking forward to seeing them get to express themselves in these spring matches. They have been relentless with each other in our sessions and now they finally get to take it to the bigger field of play. We are all going continue to challenge our own growth rate and enjoy these matches."
In addition to the four spring games, there will be alumni event for both women's and men's soccer on April 27 at the Soccer/Lacrosse Field. This event will be immediately followed by BBQ for all alumni participants and their families along with an award and senior recognition ceremony for the 2013 season.
"We look forward to celebrating our alumni event in a slightly different format to include a senior, alumni, and program recognition portion coupled with an informal family barbeque immediately after the fun on the field," said Zwaschka. "We are also excited to look to the future by being able to introduce our incoming class for 2014. This will be an enjoyable event that brings the current team, the seniors, the incomers, and our women's and men's alumni and their families all together to show their stuff on the field and connect the past, present, and future."
The coaches will also be introducing their 2014 incoming class at the BBQ as well as recognizing the achievements of the two seniors from 2012, Vanessa Gonzalez and Callie Hancock.
All alumni please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with a count for the BBQ and for the alumni t-shirts that will be given away to all participating alumni.
2014 Spring Schedule
March 22 (Sat.) vs. Fresno City College- 11 a.m.
March 29 (Sat.) vs. Fresno Pacific University- 11 a.m.
April 6 (Sun.) vs. Cal State Stanislaus - 12 p.m.
April 27 (Sun.) Women's and Men's Alumni Event- 10 a.m.
May 3 (Sat.) at CSU Bakersfield- 6 p.m.
*All home games will be played on the Soccer/Lacrosse Field.
* Note to bring own seating and shade cove. Gates will be open one hour prior to kickoff times and admission is free.
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