Darton Men Reload Again
Bart Sasnett's eyes are on the prize again.
After falling in the semifinal round to Tyler in 2012, the men's soccer team at Darton State College is refocusing their efforts on this season. The Cavaliers start their season on Sunday against Monroe College.
Once again, Sasnett's program has to reload. They lose three all-Americans from last year's squad and only have three returning starters.
The team will be lead by its captains, returning all-region players Jorge Chirinos and Alejandro Garcia. There is certainly no shortage of talent surrounding them.
Still, playing college soccer is an adjustment. Sasnett thinks the excitement of playing for a prominent program has helped the team's practices as the season gets closer.
"We've become a perennial national power," Sasnett said. "That's very motivating for these young new guys, to play for a championship caliber team."
Even though new pieces will be relied upon, the goal is always the same for Darton soccer.
"I think if we can build some chemistry and become a family," Sasnett said. "I think that we can go all the way â" there's no question about it."