By Jessica Sinn
University News Service
November 13, 2007
The Texas State University-San Marcos women’s intramural soccer team is set to compete in the annual National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Sport Club Championships Nov. 15-17 in
Thirteen players will compete in the Open Division at the Brosnaham Sport Complex and the
Marissa Harold, team vice president, said with a new coach and a driven team, the Bobcats are prepared to win the nationals.
“This is my first time going to the nationals, so I’m very excited,” said Harold, of
“We balance each other out,” Harold said. “We do team building activities at practice to get a connection and it shows on the field.”
Head Coach David Archer began his career coaching the team last August. Within the few short months of coaching the team, he said the athletes have come a long way in their training.
“In the past, there has been a struggle,” Archer said. “Now they’re determined to make an impact. “Based on our roster, we do have a strong team. We have as good a chance as anyone else to come home with the open national title.”
“As a coach, I want them to succeed practically as a team,” Archer said. “We would love to come back with some artwork to put in the case. My goal is to help them prepare, especially the underclassmen, to get comfortable with the intensity level and the pace of the game so we can continue to progress as a club. And I think we’re on our way to meeting that goal.”
For more information about the women’s intramural soccer team, visit www.campusrecreation.txstate.edu/programs/sport-clubs/club-pages/Womens-Soccer.html or call (512) 245-2392.
For more information about the NIRSA Collegiate Soccer Sport Club Championships, visit http://www.nirsa.org/sports/soccer/sport_club/2007/Default.aspx.