St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team returned to campus to begin preseason training on Friday, Aug. 15 and has been hard at work ever since. With 10 incoming freshman, the team looks to be young once again, but head coach Laura Burnett-Kurie is optimistic about the progress that has been made in less than week’s time.
“We have a fairly young team, but everyone is coming together really well,” said Burnett-Kurie following Wednesday’s practice. “The upperclassmen are leading a lot and taking the new players under their wing and we’re seeing a huge amount of progress. We’ve rebuilt the system…and now that the culture is established, we can focus on being a lot more dangerous and competitive.”
The Gusties will kick off their season by heading east to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to take part in the Gettysburg College Tournament on August 29 and 30. There, Gustavus will compete against Carnegie Mellon University on Friday at 4 p.m. and Gettysburg College on Saturday at 7 p.m.