- ASC presents Take 6, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Dec. 15
- Leeth named UAB School of Medicine assistant dean for strategic planning
- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
- Anti-aging strategies can improve more than looks
Soccer season set to start; Blazers looking for successful year
With the soccer season starting in less than a month, Head Coach Mike Getman and his Blazers are gearing up to have yet another successful year.
One thing the head coach is not lacking coming into the year is confidence, “Every coach says that they expect to win every game, win the conference championship, and compete for a national championship,” Getman said in an interview with uabsports.com, “I think this team can do all of these things.
This team has all the pieces you want in order to compete for championships.”
The Green and Gold will have an experienced group. They return 7 starters from last season and 5 more that saw starts at some point during the year. Junior Darion Copeland is one of the returning starters and is picked as the lone Blazers to make the preseason C-USA all conference roster.
“We have the talent and depth to make it through a season like this,” Getman commented. “My expectations are very high. I don’t think there is anybody that we need to be afraid of. Any team that takes us lightly is going to pay for it.”
The 2013 squad will welcome 9 newcomers and Getman alluded to some young players getting a chance to see significant minutes and make an impact saying, ““We have some young guys joining our team, who I think will make a big impact on our team. I expect us to be an even better team than last season.”
“We return the majority of our team from last season,” Head Coach Mike Getman stated.
“We were a little bit unlucky towards the end of the season and lost a tough 3-2 match to Charlotte in the NCAA Tournament, but we are a year older and hopefully a year better. “ said Getman.
The schedule will be one of the toughest in program history and one of the toughest in the country. Playing in the C-USA will be a tough test, with four teams receiving votes for the preseason top thirty.
The Blazers don’t stop there; their nonconference schedule is arduous as well, highlighted by playing the defending champions, Indiana University also playing VCU, yet another ranked opponent on the Blazer schedule.
“We have the talent and depth to make it through a season like this,” Getman said.
“This is, by far, the toughest schedule we have ever had,” Getman added. “This will certainly be one of the most challenging schedules for any team in the country. We’re going to be pushed every single weekend, but I think our team is ready for this challenge. I know our players are excited to compete against the best teams from around the country.”
The Blazers are challenging themselves against the top teams in the country. Mike Getman and the Blazers are dreaming big and preparing themselves for yet another run in the NCAA tournament.