The UCCS women’s soccer team is returning after a series of pandemic-related roadblocks last season, which included a shortened schedule of just six conference games.
According to coach J.B. Belzer, the team has their sights on a winning season that includes Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournaments and a couple of championships.
“I am unsure if we will be able to dominate every statistical category,” Belzer said. “But the ones we care to dominate most is finishing first in regular season, hosting the RMAC Tournament, winning the RMAC Tournament, hosting and winning the South-Central Regional Final and winning our first national championship at the Switchbacks downtown stadium in Colorado Springs on Saturday, Dec. 11.”
Women’s soccer finished last season with an 8-1 record while also leading their conference in total points, total goals, total assists, points per game, assists per game and scoring offense.
The women’s soccer team was also voted second in this year’s preseason rankings.
“Being ranked second is a reflection of the deep quality and long-term success at the School of Mines program,” Belzer said. “For us to earn a preseason number one ranking by fellow coaches, we must achieve repeated success year after year at the top of the RMAC.”
According to Belzer, the team is enthusiastic about the success they had last year but also eager to add onto it.
“We are excited to defend our regular season title from last year and we want to win the double-both regular season and RMAC tournament this year,” he said.