Mount Union held its first soccer observe this week as preparations proceed for an unprecedented spring season.
CLEVELAND — The Ohio Athletic Convention is simply over three weeks away from kicking off an unprecedented spring soccer season and for 13-time Nationwide Champion Mount Union, it is again to enterprise on the gridiron.
The Purple Raiders held their first observe of 2021 this week and first-year head coach Geoff Dartt joined 3News Sports activities Anchor and reporter Nick Camino to speak concerning the upcoming season, the difficulties the crew handled within the fall, taking on a historic program and far more.
Dartt is just the fourth head coach since 1962 for the Mount Union soccer program and takes the reigns from Vince and Corridor of Famer Larry Kehres who helped information the Purple Raiders to 13 Nationwide Championships in Division III and 30 convention titles.
Mount Union has been to the playoffs 31 instances in Division III and holds a file of 101-18 within the postseason.
Dartt spent seven years as an assistant coach for the Purple Raiders and 5 of these years as offensive coordinator. In that point, Dartt’s offense has led the nation in 9 totally different statistical classes together with main the nation in scoring thrice – most not too long ago within the 2019 season.
Dartt was additionally a part of three nationwide championship groups as a participant (2002, 2005, 2006) and was an All-Ohio Athletic Convention choice in 2007.
The Ohio Athletic Convention has put collectively a spring soccer schedule after the autumn season was postponed as a consequence of COVID-19. Groups will play 5 video games with the season kicking off in March.