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Women's Soccer - Fri, Nov. 4, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. – Soccer fans across the LSUS campus, as well as Shreveport-Bossier will be filled with excitement at the news:  LSU Shreveport Athletic Director, Lucas Morgan, has announced that men's and women's soccer will be making a return to The Swamp in 2017.

Although many student-athletes were disappointed to see the sport leave LSUS in 2012, renewed Pilot spirit and anticipation is overwhelming.  As the recently appointed Athletics Director, Morgan's vision for growth is already on display. "We are very excited to bring back both men's and women's soccer in 2017. These programs will be a great addition to our University and Athletic Department. I look forward to working with our coaches to develop two championship caliber programs. We've talked about how growth is one of our goals and these programs are examples that we are moving forward," said Morgan.

The Pilots soccer teams will compete in the Red River Athletic Conference joining 11 other schools: Houston-Victoria, Huston-Tillotson, Jarvis Christian, LSU Alexandria, Paul Quinn, Southwest, St. Thomas, Texas A&M-Texarkana, Texas College, and Wiley College.

"We are very excited about LSU Shreveport adding men's and women's soccer. With the addition of LSUS this will allow more teams from the RRAC to qualify for the National Tournament," said Tony Stiggliano, RRAC Commissioner.

In the past, both men and women's soccer programs were led by the same head coach. The programs are being split this time and each team will have their own head coach to promote a stronger dynamic of team spirit. The search for the new coaches will begin soon as plans are being made to start off a great season in August of 2017.

"It is important that we have one head coach for each program because I believe for us to reach our full potential we need to keep both programs separate and allow each coach to manger their own team. It becomes very difficult for one coach to recruit, develop, and find success coaching two teams. This is the best thing for our student-athletes, coaches, and University," said Morgan.

 
 
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