JU Men's Soccer Set To Open Exhibition Season At South Florida

Aug. 23, 2001

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU men's soccer program will begin the Bob Moullin era on Friday afternoon, Aug. 24, at 7:00 p.m. when it travels to Tampa to take on the South Florida Bulls in the first exhibition game of the season.

The Dolphins, who finished the 2000 season tied for third place in the Atlantic Sun, look to make an impact on the league this season behind one of the conference's top returnees in sophomore defender Sean Steed (Kissimee, Fla.).

Despite losing three first-team all-conference performers to graduation, including standout goalkeeper, 2000 A-Sun Co-Player-of-the-Year Petar Popovic, who is now on the sidelines as the assistant coach, the Dolphins' infusion of new talent looks to make a run at the conference title. Steed, a 2000 A-Sun All-Freshman Team honoree, along with seniors Haefen Donaldson (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Justin Lloyd (Cocoa, Fla.) will lead the Dolphins' strong recruiting class of talented young players in 2001. Junior defender, Steve Command (Brighton, Mich.) and sophomore defender, Brett Surrency (Gainesville, Fla.) also expect to make formidable contributions this season.

First year coach Bob Moullin, comes to the Dolphin program as a highly successful college soccer coach. Entering as the ninth coach in JU history, Moullin is the all-time winningest coach at Flagler College and has been a member of the U.S. Soccer national staff since 1996.

The Dolphins open the regular season next Friday, Aug. 31, at 5:00 p.m., as they play host to Winthrop University, at Ashley Sports Complex.