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Camping Trip: NOVA Southeastern Women


This is the latest in a series of looks at South Florida's collegiate soccer teams as they prepare for the 2009 season.

Team: NOVA Southeastern Women

Coach: Mike Goodrich (11th season)

Conference: Sunshine State (Division II)

2008 record: 8-5-3 (1-5-2)

Opened camp: Aug. 10

Key players: M Elizabeth Brauher, D Fiorella Booth, D Lindsey Nowland, GK Chrissy Hy, GK Sarah Glass

Key dates: Sept. 8 at Barry, Sept. 19 at Lynn, Oct. 2 vs. Tampa

Goodrich's take: "We graduated seven starters last year, so it's kind of a new chapter for us. We're returning 11 players and have 15 freshmen and transfers. They're so new to each other, they're just trying to feel their way through. They work hard, they're young, so they have a lot of energy. But the lack of expereince factors in. Being younger can make it tough. We might lose some games that we should win."