Though sometimes overshadowed by NCAA Football and Basketball, the CU Men’s Club Soccer Team is one of the most successful teams at the University of Colorado.
With a record of 8 wins and a mere 2 losses thus far in the 2013 season, it’s looking like the Buffs will once again make a strong showing at the NCCS National Championship. With two national championships in five years—in 2005 and 2010— the Buffs prove to be a powerhouse in their regional division. Coach David Vaughan began his coaching stint here at CU in 2009, and reached the semi-finals of the NCCS National Championship in his first year of head coach, then won the National Championship the following season. When asked how the 2013 season has turned out so far and what goals he has for the remainder of the season, Coach Vaughan stated,
“The 2013 season seems to be providing Men’s Soccer an added challenge of many, many injuries to key players since we kicked things off in early September. We’re still getting positive results in our league games, while relying on players from deep within the pool to contribute in many ways. Our goals are still with a strong showing at Regionals (Oct. 25-27 in Golden) and qualifying for the National tournament from Nov. 21-23 in Phoenix, AZ.”
As Coach Vaughan maintains his positive outlook on this season, the rest of the players follow suit, beating in-state rivals CSU twice now also boosts the team’s morale. Their upcoming regional tournament, hosted by Colorado School of Mines from October 25-27, will be the Buffs’ chance to qualify for the NCCS National Championships, which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. All the home games are played at Franklin Field behind Folsom Stadium. Check cumenssoccer.com for their full schedule and results for the season. Make sure to head out and support the Buffs in their attempts to win another National Championship!