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Courtesy: Nicole Watkins

Men's Soccer Announces Spring 2012 Schedule

Courtesy: Kristin Keirns, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 01/31/2012
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan men's soccer team has released its 2012 Spring schedule. During the shortened Spring season, teams are allowed five competition dates against other collegiate programs, as well as one competition date against an international team. Training may go up to 20 hours per week, which can include strength and conditioning workouts, individual and team training.

"I am very excited to get back to work with the returning players this Spring," said WMU head coach Stu Riddle. "Our primary focus will be on developing the players and giving them opportunities to play against a variety of opponents. I feel with the schedule we have a good balance in terms of opponents and look forward to the games beginning"

The Brown & Gold begins the season hosting Winstars Academy Feb. 18 and then hosts the annual Seelye Invitational Challenge Cup a week later on Feb. 25. WMU faces Spring Arbor in the first game while Saginaw Valley and IPFW square off in game two. Winners move onto the championship game and the other two teams will meet in a consolation game.

Following Spring break, WMU hosts Aquinas College March 17 at Waldo Stadium. The Broncos return to Waldo March 24 and will play shortened games against Detroit and Notre Dame College.

The Broncos travel to South Bend, Ind., for their only road trip of the Spring, taking on Notre Dame and DePaul April 1. Western Michigan concludes the schedule April 6, hosting Big Ten foe Michigan State at Waldo Stadium.