*Republished from the March 27, 1973 issue of The Kayseean
By Kayseean Staff
A heavy program of running and drills designed to improve skills and endurance is what Coach Pete Holler has in mind for his soccer players this spring. “It won’t be as much fun as scrummaging much of the time as we did last year, but we want to be contenders in the TISA (Tennessee Intercollegiate Soccer Association) next fall.”
The league is going to be beefed up with the addition of Tusculum and Tennessee Wesleyan, and only the four teams with the best records will play in the tournament. Coach Holler also expressed his feeling that “Spring practices should be devoted to developing those basic skills which will enable us to control the ball for longer periods of time. We lost the ball too often after only two or three passes last year and we were not getting enough shots.”
Juniors Ray King and Jeff Highfill were both elected as captains for the second time. In addition to these two lettermen and others who played in the fall, there are several freshmen who are trying out for soccer for the first time. Rick Kirby, Rocky Martin at forwards, Mike Mullins, Gary Swink in the backfield should provide added strength and depth at both ends of the field.