Immediate Release: August 16, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian
soccer teams to face Colgate in preseason doubleheader on Friday
to the David L. Emerson Soccer Farm
N.Y. -The Binghamton University men's and women's soccer teams
will take part in the Third Annual Nice 'N Easy/ Coca Cola Collegiate
Soccer Preview on Friday afternoon with a doubleheader against
Colgate. The women's game starts at 3:45 p.m. while the men kick
off at 5:30 p.m. Both contests will take place at the David L.
Emerson Soccer Farm in Oxford, N.Y.
This marks the second consecutive season that the men's team
has competed in the Nice 'N Easy/ Coca Cola Collegiate Soccer
Preview. Last year, the Bearcats tied Penn State 1-1. The women's
team is making its first-ever appearance in the event.
Both squads returned to campus this past week for the start of
preseason training. On the men's side, head coach Paul Marco
welcomed back eight starters from last season's team that went
12-3-7, captured the America East Conference Championship and
advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Head women's
coach Jeff Leightman has nine returning starters from
a squad that went 9-8-2 in 2003.
PLEASE NOTE: The America East Conference preseason polls
for both men's and women's soccer will be released on Tuesday.