This will be the first time the university has offered womenâ€™s soccer and the first time to offer menâ€™s soccer since the 1974 season. A Men’s Coach will be hired this Fall and a Women’s Coach sometime in 2015.
Evangel will play home matches at the Lake Country Soccer Complex on East Pythian Street in Springfield. Read more at Evangel.edu
Good news as it offers another opportunity for area players. When I last looked at this topic, in 2006 shortly after a $1 million upgrade the athletic facilities at the school, I pointed out that Evangel was the only school in the Heart of America Conference that did NOT offer soccer.
I pointed out in the story that there were nine area players who were playing the game at other HAAC schools, a list that has changed somewhat since then (Jewell and Lindenwood are now D2). I think the same opportunities to attract local players as well as from their core missionary students bode well.