TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — For the first time in nearly two decades, the Florida state soccer team has a new head coach leading the way, but expectations are certainly still the same.
Head coach Brian Pensky and the Seminoles, who enter the season as the nation’s number one team in United Soccer Coaches’ preseason poll, kick off training on Wednesday. The Seminoles were scheduled to start on Tuesday, but the weather delayed things for another day. Heading into this season, the coach had to re-hire this team, now he is ready to work with them to keep this program at the top.
“It’s nice to be here and break the ice a little bit,” he said of the start of practice. “For the players as well, of course, if not more for the coaches. It’s all new to all of us. Get out of here. Be with the ball. Be on the field, the new field that we’ve been staring at for several months. We’re all just excited.”
Florida State opens the season on August 18 in South Carolina.