UMHB Fall Sports Preview

By  Luke  Zayas

Fall Sports

Men's Soccer Women's Soccer Volleyball Football

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Men's Soccer

Ben Allen, part of the UMHB men's soccer team that went to the 2009 NCAA playoffs, is in his first year as head coach.

Javier Zaragoza, goalkeeper on UMHB's ASC-Championship winning 2017 squad, is back in Belton as assistant coach.

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"We'll need to be put through the fire a little bit and be ready for a lot of challenging opponents."

-UMHB HC Ben Allen on his team's challenging schedule

On Sept. 23 the Cru battles it's first Top25  opponent of 2022: #13 Trinity University



" Our mission is more than soccer. We're both very competitive and want to win, but at the end of the day we want to create great fathers, husbands and bosses."

- Head Coach Ben Allen

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Women's Soccer

Maria Rico is the ASC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and 2021 USCAA All-American.

They are going for their seventh 12-plus win season in eight years

The Cru will play their biggest home game on Oct. 22 against Hardin-Simmons.6 of the last 7 meetings between UMHB and HSU have been decided by 1 goal.



"We're not even trying to build on last season. We're just trying to reload and keep going. Each year has its own ups and downs and we're looking forward to seeing what those are going to be this year."

 -Head Coach Elkins

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UMHB Volleyball was named #1 in the ASC preseason poll.

They are aiming at their sixth 20-win season in the last seven years.

The Cru will play their biggest home match against UT Dallas on Oct. 7th. UMHB and UTD have faced off in every ASC Championship match since 2014.

I think that we just want the team to have fun.  When they play with joy and work on having fun while working hard, they realize the journey is more important than the destination.

 - Head Coach Mark Pryor 

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Cru Football

Larry Harmon, UMHB's DC for the last 20 years, is now in his first year of head coaching the Cru.

Coming into this season the CRU are ranked #1 in the nation.

UMHB football faces #11 Muhlenberg in the season opener on Sept. 3 in Belton.

-Head Coach Larry Harmon

“We believe we’re a program that’s elite,” Harmon said, “and can play anybody, anytime, anywhere.

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