Head Coach: Chris Limle (4th year)

Assistant Coaches: Brian Alumbaugh, played at Division I Michigan State and professionally in Venezuela, Alan Green and Rod Gibson.

Last Year's Record: 5-11-1 (1-8, ninth OAC).

Muskies' Roster:

Seniors - Corbin Salyer (2 year letterwinner, midfielder/forward); Kyle Baker (3 year letterman, defender/midfielder/forward).

Juniors - Amier Salah (3 year letterwinner, midfielder/forward); Mitchell Corey (3 year letterman, midfielder/forward); Alex Furst (3 year letterman, defender/midfielder/forward); Daniel Jennings (2 year letterman, goal keeper); Josh Routte (1 year letterman, goal keeper); Justin Smith (defender/midfielder).

Sophomores - Chase Michael Hilliard (letterman, forward); Blake Horne (letterman, midfielder/defender); Drew Wise (letterman, defender/midfielder/forward); John Soppanish (forward); Colton Wilson (defender/forward); Don Ingold (John Glenn, foreward); Jace Morris (forward); Ko Terasawa (midfielder).

Freshmen: Damon Spaeth (goal keeper); William "Chase" Bradshaw (goal keeper); Austin Rojas (defender/midfielder); Logan Gray (defender/midfielder); Kevin Roy (midfielder/defender); Noah Cornell (Maysville, forward/midfielder); Jacob Worst (defender); Eli Socha (forward); John Socha (defender/midfielder); Johnny Aisthorpe (midfielder); Gustavo Huey (defender/midfielder); Alex Baker (Dover, center midfielder/center defender); Tyler Will (center midfielder/center defender); Christopher Neu (center midfielder/outside midfielder); Walker Newell (forward); Garey Spung (Zanesville, forward); Jacob Yazel (transfer Florida Tech, midfielder/forward); Keith Burns (Morgan, forward); Tre Boger (transfer, midfielder); Colton Furr (transfer, forward); Callum Sweetlove (defender); Valentin Haider (international student, midfielder/forward); Michael Weissbrodt (international student, midfielder/forward).

Graduation Losses: Zach Schmauch, Gage Toy, Chris Heine, Shinnisuke Miwn, William Devolt, Logan Lazar, Nick Koch, Trent Newby (last year's leading goal scorer, first team All-OAC).

Thoughts From the Coach: "We will be a very young team, but we feel we have the right guys now. I started recruiting this class of freshmen two years ago. We have a new venue and multiple surfaces to practice on which helps with recruiting. President Hassler is a competitive person who believes in the coaching staff and wants a higher retention rate.

"We have some experience back that has been consistent the last three years. With the changes this year we hope to improve the win totals and be more consistent in conference play. It is a new era for men's soccer at Muskingum and the expectations are higher. Our goal is to reach the conference tournament which we haven't done since 2009.

"We have better size and will be more physical and direct in our style of play. We have changed out style and philosophy because you have to adjust. We will change the way we move the ball and strive for more possessions. We want to play keep-away from the opponents.

"We have some freshmen, especially some of the international players from Germany and Northern Ireland (Sweetlove, Haider, Weissbrodt), that are experienced players and will contribute this year. I expect the freshmen Gray and Huey to contribute this year and Bradshaw is a good goal keeper.

"We have good leadership and are headed in the right direction. Last year's team had a 3.0 GPA and that is up from a 2.3 GPA four years ago. We know what the standard should be and this group has a good work ethic."