Women's soccer head coach John Cullen sat down Friday to discuss his team's performance this fall, as well as what fans can look forward to when 2012 rolls around. This year's Niners finished the year with a 7-10-4 record, but a 4-4-1 conference mark earned them a bid in the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the seventh straight season.
"We were definitely a team working towards progress," Cullen said. "It was a bit of a transition year for us, coming off the loss of graduating 10 players last year. But I think as the season wore on we could see great improvement each and every game. It was a little bit of rebuliding and reloading and a lot of improvement, a lot of progress, but it doesn't always come as quickly as you'd like.
"The majority of our young players got their first year of collegiate experience. Overall, when you bring in nine young kids and several of them get on the field, it's been a remarkable season from their standpoint.
"We've got some great players to work with in the spring season. We're bringing in another young class, so for this season and going into next season, we're going to be made up of a lot of freshman and sophomores."