Aug 13, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer team battled through a steady down pour Tuesday morning in the first session of its two-a-day pre-season practices. Today marks a week since the Catamounts returned to the soccer field in preparation for the 2013 campaign.
The rain was steady, and the fog lying heavily on the surrounding mountains, but nothing seemed to faze the Catamount women's soccer team. The club worked diligently on drills and ball control.
Tuesday, in the first pre-season honor of the season, sophomore forward Markie-Lynn Studnicky was named one of the Top-20 Southern Conference Players for 2013 by Top Draw Soccer. The Southern Conference will release its preseason poll and preseason players for 2013 on August 15.
On Monday, Western Carolina stepped away from the soccer practice field to participate in a team bonding experience. The 33-member team, along with Head Coach Chad Miller, Assistant Coach Todd Herman and graduate assistant Laura Greb, split in teams and played three rounds of paint ball.
Sunday, August, 11, Western Carolina held a purple and gold scrimmage. Players got to play different positions and get some real-time playing experience after drills and fitness testing took up most of the first few days of practice.
Western Carolina will continue its two-a-day practices leading up to the home team's exhibition match on Friday, August 16, at 7 p.m. against High Point. The game will be video streamed, for free, on catamountsports.com - live stats via GameTracker will also be available, both on catamountsports.com.
Fans can keep track of many of the preseason activities through the Catamount Athletics social media outlets on Facebook (fb.com/catamountsports), Twitter (@catamounts), YouTube (CatamountSports) and Instagram (wcu_catamounts). Additionally, CatamountSports.com will be updated throughout the 2013 preseason.