Bulldog soccer wants more

What to expect from the Bulldogs this season

Ferris soccer is looking to build on a last year’s successful season and go even further this year.

After reaching the NCAA Division II tournament and winning the GLIAC championship, the Ferris soccer team is not going to settle. Their goal is to compete day in and day out and win championships.

Last year, the Bulldogs won their first ever GLIAC championship, and this year the team will be looking to win another GLIAC championship and NCAA Division II bid.

“Our expectations and goals remain the same: to compete and win the day,” head coach Greg Henson said. “[Taking] the season one game at a time [will] put us in a position to compete for the conference championship and a national tournament bid.”

The expectations for this team are high, but they are up for the challenge. The team has a good mix of returning players, veterans and newcomers, who will all be looking to fight to make an impact on the field.

A key player returning for the Bulldogs is Darya Mosallaei. She started all 22 games for the Bulldogs last season with 67 saves, including shutouts on 9/3 that resulted in 15 wins and only three losses with four ties.

Another key player returning for the Bulldogs is midfielder Jessie Bandyk. She will be looking to continue her success from last season, where she posted three goals and two assists, including one game-winning goal, all while starting all 22 games for the Bulldogs last season.

With a talented roster, the Bulldogs are ready for the season. The veteran players will be helping the new additions get ready for this season, where they will look to make an impact on this team and help the success of this program.

“We have a strong nucleus of returning players and veterans,” Henson said. “With a talented group of incoming players that we anticipate making an immediate and positive impact on our program.”

This team is looking to be very successful this year, and everyone, fans, players and coaches alike, is excited to see where this team can go.

“We hope to play an exciting brand of soccer and bring a high intensity to every game,” Henson said. “Our players play with a passion and grit that makes it easy for fans to get behind. We hope to see stands packed this fall.”

The Bulldogs first game of the season is Sept. 2 against the Ashland Eagles at home at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs GLIAC championship ring ceremony will be Sep. 4 against Walsh at home at 1 p.m.