E.B. Madha led the mens soccer team to the state
regional playoffs last year. He looks to build on that success this
year. Madhas charge was to return pride, enthusiasm and academic
achievement to an athletics program that was terminated in 1997 because
of budget cuts. He succeeded beyond expectations, fielding a team
that went 11-7-5 overall, with key victories over some Western State
Conference powerhouses. The Eagles will take part in three pre-season
tournaments before the start of conference play on September 12.
New coach Carlos Olivares also looks for improvement in the
womens soccer team this year. Last years record of 5-14-1
was disappointing, but the season was not. It marked the first year
that Mission College had fielded a womens soccer team and the
launch of the program was a success, said Athletic Director John Klitsner.
With 12 players returning from last years team and key first-year
players coming to Mission from Monroe and Cleveland high schools,
the team is dedicating itself to improvement, Olivares said. Four
pre-season games kick off the season before the start of conference
play on September 16.
Mens and Womens
2003 Soccer Schedules