The Boise State
soccer team began their first workouts of summer two-a-days this morning in preparation of the 2006 campaign which begins in 16 days (Aug. 25) against Southern Utah at the Boise State Soccer Stadium in Boise
. Coach Lucas welcomed a large roster of 27 Broncos to campus yesterday as the team went through their usual orientation sessions, physicals, and a photo shoot, all of which marks the beginning of summer practice each year.
Boise State will feature the most experienced squad in the program’s nine year history this season with 16 upper classmen dotting the roster, six seniors and 10 juniors. In addition, the Broncos return 10 of 11 starters and 19 letterwinners from last year’s 10-8-2 campaign.
The workouts began in earnest this morning (Aug. 9) when the Broncos reported to Bronco Stadium at 7:00 a.m. for their fitness test. That was followed by a 9:30 team workout at the soccer fields on Oakland Avenue.
Following the morning workouts the Broncos ate lunch then climbed aboard a bus that headed for the Sun Valley area (central Idaho) for three days of workouts and team building. Camp the next two and half days will take place at Wood River High School in Hailey. The team will return back to Boise State Friday afternoon to attend the annual booster barbeque that night at the Student Union Building on campus.
The preseason workouts will continue for one more week culminating in a scrimmage against cross-valley rival Northwest Nazarene on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 5:00 p.m. at the Boise State Soccer Stadium. Note, the time has been moved from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Classes begin Monday, August 21, while the regular season begins that Friday with the first of four straight home matches. The 2006 action starts with Southern Utah on Friday, August 25 followed by the renewal of the Idaho Governor’s Cup the first weekend of September featuring Idaho State, Idaho, Montana, and host Boise State. The four match home stand concludes with Utah Valley State on Sept. 6.
All home soccer matches are played at the Boise State Soccer Stadium adjacent to the Boas Tennis & Soccer Complex on Oakland Avenue.
NEW THIS YEAR, Admission charge...
Starting this year there will be an admission charge for Bronco soccer matches. Prices listed are for individuals per game/match, there are no family/group passes: adults are $5.00, seniors (62 years of age or older) and children (high school age and younger) are $3.00. Boise State is introducing for the first time this year an Olympic Sports Pass for $50.00 per person (adults, seniors, and children). The sports pass will get the holder into all soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball, gymnastics, and wrestling competitions throughout the entire year for the one-time fee. Double-headers (basketball) and postseason competitions (all sports) are excluded from the pass and will need to be purchased separately. All tickets and passes can be purchased at the Boise State University Athletic Ticket Office.