Lady Eagles soccer ready for new year

Goalie Monique Bundani (above) makes a save during a game against Michigan. Bundani was named MAC defensive player of the week for Aug. 31. Watch Bundani and the rest of the Lady Eagles at their first home game on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center.  

After the way Eastern Michigan University Women’s soccer team ended their season last year, it would seem that this year would be more about finishing what is started.

In his 12th season as Head Coach for the Lady Eagles, Scott Hall is not in the worst nor the best of positions. Last year’s season ended in the Mid-American Conference(MAC) semi-finals with a 2-1 loss to Miami in which EMU scored first. In most of the games that they lost last year, Eastern scored first.

Despite the heart wrenching end to their season last year, EMU still came out with an 11-4-6 record. They proved to everyone that they certainly knew how to put a team away.

In their 16th season, the Lady Eagles soccer team has six of their All-MAC selections from 2009 returning to lead them, four of which show up on defense. The rest of the lineup is almost dominated by freshmen, but still evened out with enough returning players that they will not be lacking experience any time soon.

This season, EMU has had a foundation laid for years that they continue to build upon. At the same time, they are not at the pinnacle of the MAC. So there should be a certain ambition and confidence about the team this year that just might get them to the top.

Bundai named MAC Defensive player of the week.

Eastern Michigan goalie Monique Bundani was named the Mid-American Conference’s player of the week. As of August 31st Budani had not allowed a goal since the 66th minute of their first game against the University of Michigan. The senior has 18 career shut outs.

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