Lycoming looks to repeat as defending conference champs

Coming off arguably the best campaign in program history, winning a school record 19 games and capturing the team’s third MAC Commonwealth Championship in five years, the Lycoming men’s soccer team is looking to repeat its success on the national scene.

Five starters and several key contributors return from the 19-3 team also set the school-record in goals against average at 0.48 per game.

There will be several new faces thrown into action right away this season as the team lost nine seniors, including three all-region picks to graduation. Still, sixth-year coach Nate Gibboney is confident that the returners can help instill the winning culture that Lycoming has created over the past half-decade with the 14 new players this season.

“There will be multiple freshman that will have to make big impacts,” Gibboney said. “The future for Lycoming soccer is extremely bright based on the incoming class, but we need to continue to work and buy in. They’re all going to be very good players.”

The Warriors return their top goal-scorer, second-team All-American Sainclair Tueno and Google Cloud Academic All-District goalkeeper Chris Solecki.