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Captain’s Corner

By Angela Dunn, Senior

Staff Writer


Madison Burke

Women’s Volleyball 

 

Where are you from?

I am from San Jose, CA

What’s your major?

Sports Medicine

What are your goals for your team this season?

Our goals for the season are to leave the program with more success than the previous year. That means giving 100% effort in every practice and game as well as making it to the NE-10 championship.

What’s your key to success for this season?

The key to success for us is having fun. We always work hard but if we are frantic or nervous then we are not able to perform our best. Staying positive and encouraging our teammates keeps us relaxed even in tough situations and leads to our best performan

Who are some of your top players?

Everyone plays a different role that is equally important. I could not point out just a couple people.

What’s your outlook on the season for this year?

So far this season we have had some great wins and tough losses but I am happy with how we have played as a team. I definitely believe our team is able to make it far in playoffs as long as we believe in ourselves.

Who’s your biggest competition this season?

Most of the teams in our conference are on a pretty even playing field. I would say the team we struggle against most has always been New Haven. They have a very strong team every year but that keeps us motivated to come out on top.

 

Joe Briers

Men’s Soccer

 

Where are you from?

I am from Nottingham, England, which is where I lived for my whole life until I came to Merrimack to play soccer.

What’s your major?

Business marketing with a minor in Management.

What are your goals for your team this season?

Goals for my team this season are to progress through either winning the regular season title or the NE-10 Championship which we have come so close to in the past two seasons I have been here.

What’s your key to success for this season?

The key to success this season is for us to stay level headed and take one game at a time and if we do this to our potential I believe it could be a special year.

Who are some of your top players?

We have a number of top players on our team but what makes us a unique and special team is the chemistry we have with each other on and off the field which I believe could and will lead us to great success this season.

What’s your outlook on the season for this year?

So far it’s been a great season and the best start in the time I have been here. With seven wins, one tie, and one loss, however it’s still very early in the season but if we maintain our good performances and keep players away from injury it’s going to be a season to remember.

Who’s your biggest competition this season?

Our biggest competition this year is a number of teams. At the top of the list would be Southern New Hampshire who have narrowly beaten us to the NE-10 title and championship the past few seasons. However, there are many other teams such as Adelphi and Southern Connecticut who are two other teams that will be tough this year.