Aug. 12, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team opened its 2015 preseason camp with its first training session Wednesday at the upper practice fields across the street from Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The Buckeyes, under the direction of 19th-year head coach John Bluem, return nine starters and 13 letterwinners from last year’s team that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 9-8-5 overall record and 5-3 ledger in Big Ten play. Senior defender Liam Doyle, a 2014 First Team All-Big Ten selection is back along with junior forward Danny Jensen, who posted a team-best six goals on 13 points last season. Ohio State also welcomed 10 newcomers to the 2015 squad (You can read about the incoming guys here).
“This is always my favorite time of year as a college soccer coach,” Bluem said. “It’s a great group that we have put together this year and I was pleased with how they looked today. We have a talented group of newcomers and the coaching staff can’t wait to see how they will blend with the returning players.”
The Buckeyes will be staying at the Hyatt for the duration of camp for the next week. Ohio State will play two exhibitions during the 2015 preseason against Notre Dame Aug. 16 in Columbus before traveling to Fort Wayne, Ind., to take on Xavier Aug. 21. The Scarlet and Gray open the regular season as hosts to the tenth-annual Wolstein Classic Aug. 28-30 in Columbus. The Buckeyes will open the tournament against Cal State Fullerton at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Click above for a photo gallery of the team’s first training session. Check back at OhioStateBuckeyes.com for more updates on the team’s preseason camp.