Fort Hays State men’s soccer welcomed their new Head Coach Gerry Cleary this past offseason and have been active in the community in the first four months of his tenure. The Tigers have been working in full on and off the pitch.
The lads have been to Shining Stars pre-school and the Little Sprouts pre-school over the past couple of weeks, interacting with kids and embedding themselves into the Hays community. The Tigers also put on a clinic for local kids to strengthen their soccer skills. More community service activities are set to begin in the next few weeks.
The spring semester has seen a large amount of hard work, with Cleary constantly looking to raise the bar that had been set from the previous eight years at the national level. To keep up the successful program standards, the Tigers have put in the work in the weight room, the classroom and on the field.
Junior midfielder Moritz Walther on the transition, “The first few months with coach [Cleary] have been intense but fun, both on and off the pitch. I think he has great energy and his new ideas and high standards for the team on the field and in the classroom as well as being involved in the community will have a lasting impact on the program for years to come. It feels good to be a part of the Hays community and to be able to give something back for their support they give us throughout the long season.”
The Black and Gold will finish the spring with scrimmages against FC Wichita (April 15) and UMKC (April 27).
The Tigers have their Summer ID Camp (June 27-30) as well as their Summer Skills Clinic on select dates from June 3rd-July 25th. More information about both events at the links provided above.