New Coach, New Start For Men’s Soccer
By Alex Horvath
Coming off of a tough 6-10-1 record in 2018, Shenandoah Men’s soccer is looking towards new head coach Zack MacDougall to lead them in the right direction.
Shenandoah returns multiple key players from last year including Chance Hollins (LB), Sam Fischer (GK), Cody Kilbourn (M), and Andrew Kappel(B).
They welcome first year coach Zack MacDougall to the program from ODAC rival Randolph College where he graduated from and was an assistant coach.
He moved around the country due to military in his family, but he is glad to be back in Virginia. When asked why he chose to come to coach at Shenandoah he said, “The people, the facilities, and the academics.” Coach MacDougall is very excited for his first season here and has high expectations for his squad. His goals include getting into the ODAC tournament and completing consistently at that level.
I got a chance to speak to star Freshman Midfielder Chance Hollins. Hollins had an impressive freshman campaign, posting three goals on the season. Hollins said “We are going to be a major threat to the ODAC next season. We are returning a lot of really good players and I really like how Coach MacDougall is working with us.”
I was also able to speak to Freshman Wesley Starling. He said “I thoroughly enjoyed my freshman season here at Shenandoah. I’m looking forward to working with Coach MacDougall and I’m really excited to be able to make an impact on the field this year.”
Shenandoah kicks off at home vs. Mary Baldwin on Friday, August 31st
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