Texas Wesleyan University Men's Soccer

Senior defender Clay Lawson and freshman Marin Jonjic fight to keep control of the ball before scoring a goal at the Aug. 31 game against Dakota Wesleyan University.

The Texas Wesleyan men’s soccer team has begun its season with coaches and players alike having high expectations for the program.

TJ Romaguera, senior midfielder and criminal justice major, said he felt like the team has been working hard and is working well as a team.

Tyler Powell, head men’s soccer coach, said he has added about 20 new players to the team, and most of them are from other countries.

“Out of the new players, four or five of them start,” Powell said.

Romaguera said he expects a lot from the team this year.

“I feel that the upcoming season will be a great one for us as we brought in a bunch of new talent,” Romaguera said. “I feel like we will outdo our record from 11 wins last year.”

Powell said he tells his players their goal should be perfection because they shouldn’t want their goal to be an average team.

“It means winning every game, not getting scored on and having a 4.0 GPA,” Powell said. “And obviously that means winning the National Championship.”

Dejan Milosevic, senior goal keeper and business management major, said he expects to win as well.

“We look good, and this is my last year,” Milosevic said. “So I want to win.”

The Rams will play against Bacone University at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Martin Field.

-Emma Fradette