Soccer players recognize seniors

Harley Warrick

The men’s soccer team played Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds last Monday and prior to the start of the game recognized five seniors who played in their last home game for the maroon and gold. The seniors compiled a record of 48 wins, 13 losses, and 10 ties.

Kalen Ryden, senior captain who did not play due to injury, explained what his time as a leader on the team meant to him.

“It’s been great being a senior. I’m the senior captain so it’s fun leading these younger boys and you know trying to teach them the Midwestern Way,” Ryden says.

The seniors have been a great help preparing the younger classmen.

“Coming in the summer and showing me the drills they do. Just the little tricks that will help me through my college career,” freshman forward Thomas Parides says.

The Mustangs have succeeded in winning big games.

“Last year when we hosted playoffs here we beat Colorado Mines 1-0 to get us to the Sweet 16 and this year when we played West Texas at home we were down a man but we kept fighting and we won in over time 3-2.”

The men lost  2-1 but were victorious in the away leg at Eastern New Mexico this past Saturday 1-0.

The Mustangs now await the selection for the NCAA postseason play to be announced Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.