MACON, Ga. — Mercer soccer can be again on the sector on Saturday because the Bears start their spring Southern Convention schedule in opposition to Wofford.
The pop of pads and shrill of whistles is again on Mercer’s campus because the Bears put together to tackle somebody aside from themselves for the primary time because the finish of October.
“You realize anytime you get to play soccer, you get to play video games, that is a blessing,” stated head coach Drew Cronic.
“We have been working towards in opposition to one another and going in opposition to one another. There’s nothing like taking part in in opposition to one other workforce. Now that we’re in convention play it simply provides to the hearth,” stated junior cornerback Michael Campbell.
COVID-19 minimize Mercer’s fall season to simply three video games. The Southern Convention opted to not play convention video games however allowed as much as three non-conference video games for member colleges. Watching different conferences play was a wierd feeling, in line with redshirt sophomore tight finish Drake Starks.
“Seeing the opposite conferences keep it up, it was completely different. We needed to be on the market. We needed to play within the fall, bu the convention voted it was greatest to not,” Starks stated.
Now the gridiron Bears are again to play a full eight-game Southern Convention spring schedule. It’s going to be the primary full season below Cronic, who’s been busy instilling his tradition into this system.
“Our three pillars are love, compete, imagine,” Cronic stated. “That is the three pillars of our program. Love, compete, imagine. If we will do these three issues. We will be one of the best we could be.”
“Everybody has just about purchased in and so we’re simply wanting ahead to constructing on their tradition and the traditions that they’ve put in place,” Campbell stated.
Mercer misplaced all three of their fall contests, however ask across the program and gamers will let you know there’s loads to construct on.
“We realized a lot about ourselves. We gained plenty of confidence, plenty of confidence. We realized to play collectively and we realized to belief the coaches. There’s an enormous distinction,” Starks stated.
Cronic is hoping that confidence, interprets to wins.
“Our specific group of youngsters ought to be higher as a result of they performed within the fall. Does that equal wins, hey we’ll discover out, however we should always have a greater soccer workforce as a result of we performed within the fall I feel,” Cronic stated.
Mercer’s first sport of the season can be a highway contest in opposition to Wofford. They are going to be in 5 Star Stadium for the primary time on February twenty seventh in opposition to The Citadel.