A Forward Look

A Forward Look

WATERTOWN, Wis. -- The Maranatha Athletic Department has released the 2020 Men's Soccer schedule, as a balanced squad of new and returning student-athletes will look to return to the NCCAA DII National Tournament.

MEN'S SOCCER SCHEDULE

Last year, the team returned to the NCCAA DII National Tournament for the first time in five years, only to be knocked out of pool play by the #1-seeded Randall University Saints and the eventual national champions, Pensacola Christian. Despite the losses, the nationals appearance was a hard-earned milestone for the team, who represented the strongest region at the NCCAA DII level since 2010.

This year, the team returns some key starters, but will will have to fill some gaping holes in the lineup, as the team had an unusual 14 graduates last season.

SCHEDULE SNAPSHOT

Here's a quick look at the key games in the 2020 season:

   Date    Location/Opponent       Note
Sept. 5 at Ripon Season Opener
Sept. 11 vs Beloit Home Opener
Sept. 29 vs Emmaus NCCAA North Region  
Oct. 2 at Northland First meeting since '93 
Oct. 17 vs Moody Bible (Parents' Day) NCCAA North Region
  Nov. 5-7   NCCAA North Region Tournament    Tournament hosts
  Nov 18-21   NCCAA DII National Tournament Kissimmee, Fla.

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COACHING COHESION

Jeff Pill will return as the head coach, leading both the Men's and the Women's Team. Taylor Pill will fill in as the associate head coach for the Men's Team and Kevin Risma and Dr. Lane Hansel will be the assistant coaches.

HOW TO FOLLOW

COVID CONCERNS

While the 2020 fall season still holds uncertainty, institutions in the area are optimistic about the return to competition. Midwest region institutions and conferences alike have indicated their intent to return to competition in September. You can find schedule changes (should they occur) at mbusabercats.com/schedule.

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