Head Coach BARRY MACLEAN
has a very positive outlook on the 1999 season for his Golden Hawk men’s soccer team. Having lost very little from what was a good team in 1998, the Hawks seem posed to make a run at the OUA title.
“That would certainly be our goal,” commented coach MacLean when asked if this team could win the OUA crown. “We lost few players from last year and are still very strong on defense and in goal.” Goaltender Mark Ignor
will return to lead the Hawks again in 1999, his fourth year in a Hawk uniform. Ignor, who is likely the best goaltender in the OUA, allows the Hawks to play with more offensive flair, as the players know he will be there to bail them out.
One area of concern for the Hawks is in the goal scoring department. Second year midfielder Kenny Nutt
will be relied upon heavily to spark the offense in 1999. A good playmaker with great skill and creativity, Nutt will have to be a force this season if the Hawks are to succeed.
The Hawks look to rebound from a disappointing playoff run in 1998 and all reports indicate that training camp seems to be focused on that goal.
“The guys have really had a great attitude and work ethic,” commented MacLean. “Everyone seems to understand the ultimate goal and their role in achieving that goal.”
The Golden Hawk men’s soccer travels to play Guelph on September 11th at 3:00 pm and plays their first home game on September 17th at 6:00 pm versus Brock.