CHICKASHA – The Drovers have built up quite a legacy after four trips in a row to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship tournament. None of the current players have experienced a season without a trip to Alabama. Nationals are an expectation.
They have experience playing on a national stage, but can the 2013 team live up to the expectations? Head Coach Jimmy Hampton says it may take several weeks to determine that.
CHICKASHA – While on paper the Drovers might appear be in a season of transition — losing some irreplaceable seniors and coming into the season with some early injuries — all the ingredients for a breakout year are there.
“We are excited about where they are at now and where they hope they can develop,” head coach Jimmy Hampton said of the team. “Can we get better every day in training, every game we play? I think the answer is yes … I think their ceiling is quite high.”