Most homes have a security system to keep unwanted intruders out; the University of Mount Union has senior sweeper Travis Connor.
The 2013-2014 men’s soccer season is well underway, and the team is producing the desired outcomes they were hoping for. Their new style of play has the team working hard and excited to reach the goals they set for themselves.
“We feel we have the experience and talent to finish at the top,” Connor said. “Not only do we want to win the regular season championship but also win the conference championship.”
After two tough losses on September 14 and 15 the Raider’s are hoping to bounce back and continue on the path toward championship success. The team is now 4-3 overall with a 3-0 winning streak at home. A large portion of their success has been credited to strong underclassmen filling key roles.
“Underclassmen have certainly stepped up and played vital roles so far this season,” said Connor. “Injuries are always a big part of any sport, so we will need any freshman that plays to step in and be comfortable.”
Connor is captain this season and his leadership on the field proves why. As senior defender, it’s Connor’s duty to see the whole field and direct his teammates. His dedication and work ethic stem to his teammates, ultimately producing success. Standing at 6’2, Connor fills the large-responsibility position of sweeper with ease.
“Being a defender you have the ability to the watch the game unfold in front of you,” said Connor. “I have to be vocal to all players and organize what player needs to be where. Any breakdown in focus can result in a goal so I have to be aware of everything in front of me.”
Good luck to Travis Connor and the rest of the Raider’s soccer team on their journey to victory this season.