The Ashland University men's soccer program, the reigning GLIAC champion and 2018 NCAA Tournament qualifier, will conduct its fourth annual College ID camp, featuring the AU coaching staff, as well as coaches from all levels of collegiate soccer.
The camp was originally scheduled for March 31, but a spring snow storm pushed the camp date to Saturday, May 11 at Ferguson Field. It is open to high school age players (grades 9-12). The camp runs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with check-in starting at 10:30 a.m.
The event is designed for player identification, development and exposure to some of the region's top coaches from across all levels of collegiate soccer.
The AU coaching staff believes that "the game is the best teacher," and that philosophy will be applied at the camp for players to highlight their strengths in a game environment. A combination of individual and small group activities, along with small-sided and 11-v-11 games, will be at the core of the camp's curriculum.
Cost of the camp is $100 with a $5 convenience fee for processing online registrations. Enrollment for the camp will be extremely limited to allow individual attention for each player from the staff of college coaches. There will be a cap of six goalkeepers at the camp.
The Ashland University men's soccer team is coming off a season in which it completed a remarkable run to win the 2018 GLIAC Tournament championship and qualify for its first NCAA Tournament since 2010. It was just the program's third season since being reinstated from a three-year hiatus. The Eagles went 6-2-2 in their last 10 games, averaging 2.2 goals per game in that stretch.
Sophomore forward Justin Libertowski led the GLIAC in scoring with 13 goals and sophomore Dimitrios Karousos was named the GLIAC Goalkeeper of the Year. Four other returners – Libertowski, junior John Duldner, sophomore Fred Francis and junior Jordan Dees – were also named to the All-GLIAC squads.
The Eagles will be entering their fourth season under head coach Oliver Slawson.