UM Fort Kent Women ready to defend National Title

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Fort Kent, Me (WAGM) - The University of Maine Fort Kent women's soccer team is going for a fourth straight USCAA National Championship. The Bengals lost several players to graduation, but Coach Lucas Levesque feels they had another quality recruiting class.

(Lucas Levesque):"All in all I think we lost six starters from last years team. We did get some good players who are going to step in to key roles this year. I think when it is all said and done I think the speed we brought in up front and the talent we have up there combined with the veteran presence that we have defensively and in the mid field should be a recipe for success this fall."

UM Fort Kent graduated several players from years team, but Captain Brianna Mills thinks the incoming players will fit in nicely

(Briannna Mills):"We lost two big players defensively as well, but I think we are going to be ok with the other ones we brought in. There's still people who can play if anyone gets injured.

Levesque says the team is focused on winning a fourth straight title. He says he is very confident in the players he puts on the field

Levesque:" We are not going to have the depth we had last year, but I think we are still going to be very dangerous. The big thing for us is staying healthy. If we stay healthy this might be the best starting 11 that we have had. Last year it was so nice to have 22 deep last year. We are probably not going to have that luxury as much this year."

The Bengals will be tested early in the season. They hit the road and will play some high quality opponents the first two weeks of the season
Levesque says the team is focused on winning a fourth straight title. He says he is very confident in the players he puts on the field

Levesque:" Five games in eight days we are going to see what we are made of. I think Georgetown Kentucky is going to be in the top 25 in the NAIA. Point Park made a national appearance last year. West Virginia Tech was one of the three top teams in the USCAA. Gordon College is no slouch either. It's going to be a good test for us early.