For Immediate Release: October 30, 2006
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Quotes from men's soccer Pre-America East Conference Tournament Media Day

Head Coach Paul Marco

About earning the No. 1 seed after early season struggles

"We learned a lot from our non-conference schedule and had a quick learning curve against some tough opponents. Our success is a product of all of the hard work put in by our players and staff all year as we have been looking to get back into the NCAA Tournament. Our players havn't looked back this year and have just kept moving forward to get to this point."

On Wednesday's game against Boston

"Probably the hardest decision is deciding on the 18 guys to dress and the 11 to start. We won't be 100% but we will be the strongest we have been all year."

On Boston

"Boston is a great opponent. I saw them play Albany yesterday and they have a few players to be concerned with. They are very good with the attack so we will have to be ready in transition."

Senior Forward Peter Sgueglia

On turning around the season after non-conference schedule

"The conference schedule was a whole new season. Our coaches told us to take a game at a time and just get the wins back and that's how we approached it."

On capturing the No. 1 seed after preseason expectations and early struggles

"It was very gratifying, especially considering how we started the season. It doesn't matter what the preseason poll says."

About the team's identity

"We've shown this year that we will battle for the full 90 minutes and the extra 20 if necessary."

Redshirt Freshman Goalkeeper Jason Stenta

On preparing for Boston

"We've just come out everyday to practice looking to get better each day. On Wednesday, we expect a battle in the midfield with Boston's offense."

Junior Back Adam Chavez

On earning the No. 1 seed after early season struggles

"It's a great accomplishment. We were a little disappointed in our start this year but the team grew and (blended) well as the season went on. We stepped it up and are right where we want to be now. You win this one and you go on, lose and your done."

About the first game against Boston

"It was a great game. We battled down to the last couple of minutes. It wasn't our best performance, but, as our record shows, we've stepped it up (since then). We are more focused and are getting our chances and not giving up any."


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