Soccer seasons about to begin
for men and women

  AUGUST 2003


Men’s coach E.B. Madha led the men’s soccer team to the state regional playoffs last year. He looks to build on that success this year. Madha’s 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 women’s soccer team this year. Last year’s record of 5-14-1 was disappointing, but the season was not. It marked the first year that Mission College had fielded a women’s soccer team and the launch of the program was a success, said Athletic Director John Klitsner. With 12 players returning from last year’s 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.

Men’s and Women’s 2003 Soccer Schedules