College of Southern Maryland
Sarah Williams MS, ATC, LAT, PES
Assistant Athletic Director of Student Life and Athletics
All but two Hawks players are in fist year with team
Article by: Dallas Cogle
Last year’s 8-6 season was one of the rare times the College of Southern Maryland men’s soccer program was not among the elite mix of teams vying for a Maryland Junior College Conference crown or a Region XX title since ascending to powerhouse status in 2002. The Hawks finished a fourth-place 8-3 in the league while losing their first game of the regional tournament in 1-0 overtime fashion to the same Essex club they had beaten in overtime during the regular season.
The season before in 2011, CSM had experienced a major breakthrough with advancing to the national tournament after capturing the Region XX title and the subsequent North-Central District crown. But being unable to continue those lofty strides last year hardly meant this upcoming fall campaign is about to commence with little momentum from a season ago. In fact, CSM head coach Derek Dyson looks back on last year — an 11th straight winning campaign for the Hawks — in favorable fashion and believes this new season approaching will provide at least more of the same, if not be a step up.
“We lost a couple heartbreakers last year, it was tough to bounce back from that,” Dyson recalled. “I think we did very well with what we had, and given the guys we had lost, we had a better season than I even expected last year. I was pleased making it to the.... click here for full article