Men's Soccer Team Counting on Leadership

By WBNG News

August 23, 2010 Updated Aug 23, 2010 at 1:27 AM EDT

The Binghamton University men's soccer team is feeling slighted by the conference.

After failing to make the conference title game for the first time in 6 years last season, coaches picked the team to finish 5th this year.

The team feels it will compete for the conference title this year.

And leadership by the upper-classman will be key.

The Bearcats return 3 All-Conference second team all conference players from last year:

Senior Scott Zobre, Junior Ryan Walter, and Sophomore Jay Keegan.

Those guys will be relied on to help a team loaded with freshman and sophomores.

"That's the role of the older players. We've got to set the example. We've got to teach them how it is at this level. They're coming out of high school and club teams and they've never really experienced something like this so we've got to set the tone and show them what its like," says Walter.

"The first couple of days set the tone for the rest of the season so hopefully we can instill some good attitudes and just good players," Zobre.

The Bearcats face a tough test to start the season, playing UNC Wilmington, Monmouth, Ohio State and Penn State.

All ranked teams.

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