Friendly competition

Friendly competition

Where a typical Division III soccer team would have 11 starters with an additional 12 players for substitutions, UTD’s team includes over 40 members on its roster. According to Division III regulations, the UTD athletics department is not allowed to hold any official tryouts nor offer any athletic scholarships. Additionally,...

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Soccer player eyes record

Soccer player eyes record

A promising women’s soccer player is on her way to beat UTD’s all-time assist record of 29. Junior forward Melissa Fulfer began this season with 18 assists, and after the first 10 games, has brought that number up to 25. Although she is quickly advancing up the leaderboard, Fulfer said...

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Fresh faces

Fresh faces

The UTD women’s soccer team is focusing on the significance of player development this season with a squad that includes 17 freshmen. With 36 members on the team, 24 of whom are underclassmen, head coach Kanute Drugan has strongly emphasized the importance of getting freshmen and sophomores involved immediately in...

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School first, soccer second

School first, soccer second

A sophomore soccer player, who’s received offers to go pro in France, is pursuing his education at UTD before attempting to play professionally. Alfredo Kaegi, a left wing and forward, finished his first season on UTD’s soccer team last semester. He won Freshman Offensive MVP, First Team All-Conference, First Team...

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From start to finish

From start to finish

Despite a rocky start to the season, the men’s and women’s soccer programs have qualified for another ASC tournament run, finishing first and fourth in their conferences, respectively. Both teams began the year by losing their first two games by a combined four goals. Junior forward Danny Meyer didn’t make...

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Fall sports breakdown

Fall sports breakdown

The subtle changing of leaves means it’s time for UTD fall sports to start up again. Volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer all have high hopes this season, but whether those hopes will yield results requires a complete breakdown of each sport. Roster The volleyball team, like last year, again...

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ASC champs’ season cut short by second-ranked Trinity Tigers

ASC champs’ season cut short by second-ranked Trinity Tigers

The men’s soccer team fell 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Nov. 14 to second-ranked Trinity, ending its chances at a national tournament run. Before they got to the first round of the national tournament, the Comets had to get through UT Tyler in the championship...

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Fall Playoff Preview: Women’s Soccer

Fall Playoff Preview: Women’s Soccer

Women’s team looks to shake up ASC tourney after year of learning, rebuilding After graduating nine seniors and losing all 11 starters from last season, the women’s soccer program has entered a rebuilding phase. Despite this, the team (13-7, 6-4) is still right in the middle of the ASC play-off...

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Fall Playoff Preview: Men’s Soccer

Fall Playoff Preview: Men’s Soccer

Men’s squad looks to bounce back from late season slump in first rounds An unassisted shot from the left side zipped past LeTourneau’s keeper, finding the back of the net. The lone goal of the evening secured a Comets victory on Oct. 17, extending the team’s shutout streak to five...

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Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

Freshman and sophomore players lead soccer teams in goals, points At the collegiate and professional level, young players often encounter growing pains as they adapt to the difference in game speed, physicality and overall competition. However, for sophomore Danny Meyer and freshman Jacqueline Kaufman, their underclassmen designations are just that...

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