2016 Pre-Season Preview
July 21, 2016
The Daytona State Men’s Soccer team will begin its inaugural season in August 2016. The Falcons will have signed and committed a total of 27 players to the rosters both. These young men will report to preseason camp in August undergoing an exhaustive schedule of practices in the sweltering Florida heat.
The Falcon roster boasts a diverse mix of players that range from student-athletes from Florida to players all across the globe. Although, it will be a brand new team Coach Sasnett is confident they will be able to compete right away.
Seasoned Head Coach, Bart Sasnett, will begin his 13th year coaching in the JUCO ranks. Sassnet will have some familiar joining him at Daytona State to launch the program. Former freshman standouts from Sassnet’s previous college, Darton State, have signed on to play their sophomore seasons for Daytona State College. These players include 1st team GCAA center back, Brandon Berg (Sebastian River, FL), 2nd team GCAA midfielder, Tyler Hall (Boca Raton, FL), Quam Salami (St. Petersburg, FL), and Jonas Bukh (Tampa, FL). Having experienced guys on the roster will only help the Falcons as they compete in the emerging soccer power house of Region 8.
Until Region 8 engages more colleges in Men’s Soccer, the Men’s Soccer team will play a unique schedule that consists of the best of 3 games in region play. During the regular season schedule the top team from Region 8 will advance to post season play on the national stage.
Prior to the best of 3 region matches the Falcons will also travel to Georgia on two separate double header weekends. The Falcons will play all home games at Embry-Riddle College on their multi-purpose turf field as they await the unveiling of their state-of-the-art field that they will call home in 2017.
This Inaugural season should prove to be interesting as Daytona State College embraces the new ticket in town. The Falcons look to garner attention and interest from the Daytona Beach community as they seek Regional and National attention this season.