Men's soccer team is shooting for another national championship

Video: The Fighting Knights welcome 17 news players to the men’s soccer team

Published Sep. 02, 2009

Lynn University's men's soccer team took a big hit with the graduation of five All-Americans but just as it has always done, it reloaded. The Fighting Knights brought in 17 new players to go along with nine returning letterwinners in hopes for a run at the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship. Of the 17 new student-athletes, 12 are underclassmen and the five remaining are transfers with two years of eligibility left.

“Our goal at Lynn is to have the best men’s soccer program in the country,” said head coach John Rootes who just saw his 300th career victory this weekend when the Fighting Knights trounced Delta State 8-1 Sunday afternoon.

The Fighting Knights boast a big strong team with lots of depth, something that was lacking last season. Paired with the fact the returning players have come back extremely fit, Lynn hopes the lack of experience won't be a weakness. Read the full men’s soccer season preview.