The Holy Cross men's soccer team kicks off the 2014 season on Friday, Aug. 29, when it hosts Hartford for a 7:05 p.m. contest at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. Holy Cross is scheduled to play a total of 18 games during the regular season, including eight at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. The Crusaders return 15 letterwinners this fall, as seven freshmen have joined the team. Last season, the Crusaders went 9-9-2 overall, 6-3 in the Patriot League and made an appearance in the Patriot League championship game for the first time since 2008. The Crusaders' six Patriot League wins tied for their most ever.
Check out a season preview featuring GoHolyCross.com reporter Nate Bertrand and interviews with senior captains Will Bowers (Raleigh, N.C.) and Michael Thompson (Cromwell, Conn.), as well as head coach Marco Koolman.