Entering his fourth season as head coach for the Men's Soccer Team, Mike Runeare is excited for the potential and experience his team brings to the pitch. His stylish, attacking-minded play paired with the desire to sacrifice individualism for the team is at the foreground more so than ever as 24 student-athletes return and he welcomes six newcomers.
The Slugs are coming off a 9-9 season and hope to build upon last year through seniors (and captains) Cody Pillon (midfield) and Reed Adler (defense) as well as seniors Aaron Surrey (midfield/forward), Michael Hanabusa (midfield) and Alika Okamitsu (defense). The seniors bring experience and drive with a depth of leadership and could very well be the catalyst for the success of the program in 2012. The slugs also welcome back a solid junior and a driven sophomore class both looking to prove themselves and bring the slugs back to the NCAA tournament after a two year drought. Rounding out the roster includes a talented freshman class looking to add their signature to a dynamic and disciplined squad.
Assisting Runeare this year includes David Frank (5th season) and Aaron Mamula (5th season) as well as newcomer Clayton Sorensen (1st Season).