NEWBERRY — With the season-opener one day away, Newberry head women’s soccer coach Deedee Sanguinetti has raised the expectations for her squad as the Wolves stare down a challenging 2016 slate.
“We return several upperclassmen leaders and are bringing in a freshman class who are expected to contribute immediately” Sanguinetti remarked.
Sanguinetti is returning for her third year as the Women’s head coach after serving as an assistant for the previous two years.
In her first season as head coach in 2014, Sanguinetti led the Wolves to the ECAC Division II Tournament with a 10-5-4 record, in which she was named the SAC Coach of the Year.
The Wolves opened their season at Belmont Abbey on Sept. 1. The Crusaders ended 2015 with an 11-0 record in Conference Carolinas, and a 16-3-1 record overall. On Sept. 4, the Wolves then travel to Georgia College, which finished 7-4 in a tough Peach Belt Conference last season.
“Our main focus is to be great, not simply good, and I feel this schedule will allow our ladies to shine on the regional stage. While it will not be easy, I have high expectations for this year’s team and anticipate big things,” said Sanguinetti.
On Oct. 8, the women will host conference foe Lincoln Memorial for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game.
The home opener for the Wolves is Sept. 7 against Francis Marion at 4 p.m.
This release was provided by Newberry College.