The men’s soccer team was elimated from regional playoffs Nov. 6 when it lost to Edmonds Community College, 0-3.
On Oct. 30, the Raiders played the Clark College Penguins, the No. 1 team in the league, in one of the last matches of the season at their home field in Heritage Park.
Even though Clark won 5-1, the Raiders were still in the top three in the league. A spot in the top three is all it took to move to the regional playoffs on Nov. 6. With only one game left before then, the regional playoffs were in reach. The Raiders won that game against Olympia College, 1-0.
Although the season has ended for the players, the focus on scholastics hasn’t.
The young men ripping it up on the soccer field are also encouraged to rip it up in the classroom.
Head coach Mark Lee says that when it comes to student success, he believes that being a part of school athletics encourages focus when it comes to sports and academics. He says players are required to have a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
If they don’t maintain these grades, they’re encouraged to spend at least two hours at the tutoring center on campus every week to help improve their grades. This is all in an effort to help players achieve student success.
The season will officially end after the NWAACC champion tournament on Nov. 24, and the men’s soccer team will take a break for a few months.
Lee says the players like being together and hopefully will get back to playing soccer for indoor leagues later on in the year.
To find out more about game schedules and scores, visit the Pierce College Puyallup website and search under athletics to keep up with the Raiders.
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