The Penn State men’s soccer team is ready to kick off its 2011 campaign versus Sienna
at 7 tomorrow evening at Jeffrey Field. The Lions are coming into this year with a less-
experienced team than last year, but they still have high hopes of making a deep run into the
NCAA tournament. They lost 11 letter winners and six starters from the 2010 team,
but they have 12 newcomers, including five transfers that have joined the squad for the 2011
season. Also the team has welcomed Bo Oshoniyi and Chad Duernberger to the coaching
Bo Oshoniyi comes to Penn State from Wake Forest. He has won a collegiate and
MLS championship during his 12 years in Major Leauge
Chad Duemberger is a former NSCAA Div. II Coach of the Year at the University
Head Coach Bob Warming is coming into the season three wins shy of 400 for his
career. Only 30 coaches have reached that milestone in their career.
The Lions are looking to cut down on the 30 goals they allowed one year ago,
despite the young talent that they will have in the box.
Senior defender Matt Smallwood has earned the captain’s armband to start the
The squad faces a tough schedule this season, playing 10 opponents that went
to the NCAA tournament last season. This includes traveling to the defending
national champion Akron Zips.
Penn State hosts the Penn State Classic this weekend and will wrap it up by
playing American at 7 Monday evening at Jeffrey Field.
They team will then head to the Wolstein Classic in Columbus, Ohio to play
Stetson on Sept. 9 and Florida International Sept. 14. During this classic is when
Coach Warming may get his 400th victory.