Hattiesburg, Miss.- William Carey University men's soccer coach Nigel Boulton has announced the Crusaders seventeen game schedule for the 2013 season.
The Crusaders went 10-8-1 last season and 6-5 in SSAC play. The Crusaders seventeen game schedule features ten home games and includes eleven SSAC contest. During the 2012 season five SSAC schools finished the season ranked in the top 25 and with the addition of Martin Methodist (Tenn.)and Bethel (Tenn.) the total will grow to seven member schools either ranked or receiving votes in the Final Coaches Top 25 poll last season.
"We had a tough 2012 with a lot of tight games that went against us, including two overtime losses. We were a young team and never lost easily so we will be better for the experience," said Boulton. "We had a win against the National Champions (Belhaven University) so we know we have talent. The SSAC is a brutally tough conference and it just got stronger and we are relishing the challenge."
The Crusaders kick-off the season with a four match home stand beginning on August 23rd as they welcome Savannah College of Arts & Design at Crusader Field.