The Tigers kick off the 2021 season on the highway at Ashland in a matchup that hasn’t occurred in years. Kickoff on August 20 is about for 7:00 p.m.
MAPLE, Wis. – Final yr was a bizarre one for everybody, particularly for the Northwestern soccer workforce because the Tigers misplaced an everyday season recreation for the primary time in years and didn’t win the Coronary heart O’North Convention title. Now, these younger Tigers are further motivated to get again to their regular commonplace.
“There’s just one convention champion proper, you wish to be it, you wish to be the king of the hill,” Northwestern head coach Jovin Kroll mentioned.
“We’re extra hype than we ever have been as a result of we wish to get that convention title,” sort out/defensive lineman Benjamin Benes mentioned.
“It actually confirmed us what dropping tasted like and we don’t like that. We’re going to come back again and actually be sure that doesn’t occur once more,” fullback/linebacker Greg Ohman added.
With the primary day of follow underway, the Tigers are getting their younger guys up to the mark.
“Youngsters as they become old by means of our program notice the accountability to proceed profitable, the work that must be put in to be one of many higher, if not one of the best workforce in our convention,” Kroll mentioned.
And early within the season, Northwestern says they’ll depend on their depth and their protection.
“We’re bringing again lots of guys and the fellows that we misplaced, we’ve got folks to switch them,” Ohman mentioned.
“We convey again All-Convention soccer gamers on each side of the ball, we’ve got a really explosive offense this yr with lots of expert guys however we’re going to lean on that protection to place our offense in a great place. I actually love our pace and depth,” Kroll added.
With one other yr of huge objectives, the Tigers are first taking it on recreation at a time and having fun with being again to regular.
“I’m unhappy for it to be the final yr however we’re going to make it an excellent one,” Benes mentioned.
“Proper now, it appears like what we’re imagined to do and that’s an excellent feeling, for the gamers and for the coaches alike,” Kroll added.
Northwestern kicks off the 2021 season on the highway at Ashland in a matchup that hasn’t occurred in years. Kickoff on August 20 is about for 7:00 p.m.