This year Pacific University Women’s Soccer team went on a road trip to Boston, Mass., to play against Springfield College and Eastern Connecticut State. Though they didn’t come out on top, going 0-2, that didn’t stop them from progressing as a team.
“I would like to see continuous improvement with the growth of our student-athletes this season,” Head Coach Steve Lucas said. “I would also like my team to adapt to any situation, to make an effort to be accountable and to get things done on and off the field. This all pertains to life also.”
Coach Lucas believes that this most recent road trip will really help the team grow.
“This road trip helped us find our identity,” Lucas said. “And helped us realize that we are better than what we showed a few weekends ago.”
Coach Lucas has confidence in his team that they will overcome any obstacles. He sees this team as his family, and he is constantly encouraging his players to better themselves every day. According to Lucas, the upperclassmen on this year’s team have gone above and beyond.
“They have been with me for three years and they have been sticking with me through it all,” Lucas said. “And they still have faith in this program.”
Lucas is proud of the team chemistry he has seen this season, as he has watched upperclassmen help freshmen develop and grow. Lucas said these team bonds will help the players navigate ups and downs as the season progresses.
Although the end scores of recent games have not been what the team has wanted, Lucas still sees positives.
“The results weren’t what we wanted but we saw pieces of good things,” Lucas said. “We have things we need to improve and work on, but the team is ready to get to work.