Head coach Brad Hauter doesn’t want his men’s soccer team to be satisfied with last season.
He wants them hungry for more.
DePauw earned its first trip to the NCAA Div. III Championship since 2000 by winning the NCAC title last season over national powerhouse – Ohio Wesleyan University. The Tigers were downed in the first round by Case Western Reserve University, 3-0.
“DePauw men’s soccer used to be the hunter, and chasing the NCAA tournament, conference titles, and being on the outside,” Hauter said. “One of the things we want to focus on is sustained success.”
Success is certainly on the radar.
The Tigers will lean on returning sophomore strikers Nate Snyder and Andy Morrison. They’ll also feature a stout defense with senior defender Andrew Desmarais returning from a season-long injury.
“DePauw has been traditionally a defensive-minded team,” Hauter said. “We had a couple of players who broke out in terms of scoring. I think any changes that we’ll see are more in line with being more creative and aggressive going forward.”