The University of Maine Fort Kent has named a new women's soccer coach. Scott Fogarty is now on campus and looking forward to hitting the recruiting trail.
Fogarty:" I was real excited to get out here. My family is originally from the East Coast and this soccer team has a history winning so I want to carry that on and see what new heights we can reach."
The Bengals have been one of the most successful teams in the USCAA. They won five straight National titles and were runners up last year. Fogarty says the roster is lower on numbers right now, but he is reaching out to prospective players
Fogarty:" Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program. They had small team to begin with and it my job over the next two or three months to find players who have fallen through the cracks and are still looking for a place to play."
Fogarty spent the last five years coach at Central Christian College in Kansas. His teams made three National Christian College playoffs during his tenure. He said he will adapt to his players
Fogarty:" My philosophy is all about time and space. You will find I have my preferred systems and formations,but it comes down to what your players are capable of doing. Putting your key players where they can have the most influence on the game."
The Bengals have always had a pipeline for players from outside the area and have also relied on some County talent and Fogarty says that he will look to do the same thing
Fogarty:" For team culture I want to have a good mix. I want to keep the International kids, Jamaica, California, Canada and at the same time finding some Maine kids. It tends to bring excitement to the community having mom and dad more involved with the team."