Soccer Returns for Spring Training

BOISE, Idaho - The next Bronco soccer game is about seven months away, but the 2012 Boise State soccer season started Tuesday, Jan. 17, when players reported back for spring training.

The four-month training schedule combines strength and conditioning work in the weight room as well as technical work on the field as evidenced by the first day of camp. The Broncos started with an early-morning weight-lifting session followed by an afternoon training session on the field at Caven-Williams Sports Complex.

"We have a lot of time so we spend a lot of time on little things that we need to fix for the fall," said head coach Steve Lucas.

The team's first spring game will take the women to Tri-Cities, Feb. 25 while the first home match is scheduled for April 14.

Boise State is coming off an 8-11-1 season that ended with a first-round exit in the Mountain West Championship. The Broncos were 2-4-0 in their first season as a member of the Mountain West. The squad loses six seniors from last year's roster including leading goal scorer Kati Lucas and goalkeeper Liz Ruiz. Though the team will miss its top offensive and defensive threat, the Broncos return seven starters from 2011.


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