With the news of Goshen College hiring a new men’s basketball coach, the Goshen College sports year has, for the most part, wrapped itself up. And boy, what a tumultuous year it has been.In the 2012-2013 season of Maple Leaf sports, we have lost two head coaches and produced a total of zero winning seasons, barring the baseball and softball seasons. The only program that has gained any real sort of success this year was the track and field team, along with our continued dominance in the NAIA in the race walk.
This year has been a year of hardship and woes, but that does not mean we can’t look toward next year with eager anticipation. What will Dale Stoltzfus bring to the women’s soccer team? How will Neal Young handle the men’s basketball program? Will we see a repeat of this year, or will the new coaches usher in an era of victories for the Maple Leafs?
As a sports journalist, I am excited I get to be one of the few to cover these new coaches in their first season of coaching. I care deeply about the athletic programs here at Goshen and wish to see our program succeed just as any other fan does. Whether that means going deep into a NAIA tournament, or just having an outstanding regular season, I hope to see more people be excited for Goshen College sports and come to all of our games.
This coming year will likely be my last year here as a student at Goshen. It’s time to start a new chapter of GC sports and give the fans, and this GC sports journalist, one last hurrah.