WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - We continue our preview of area teams preparing for the upcoming 2019 fall sports season by focusing on the J.C.C. Men's Soccer Team, a club that struggled mightily in 2018 but are looking for better things this season.
The 2018 season is one the J.C.C. Men's Soccer Team would like to put in the rear view mirror.
Coach Joe Vaadi's team posted a 1-15 mark with their only victory a 1-0 win over Clinton Community College on the road.
The 2019 season, however, is looking much more promising for the Cannoneers. With only 6 returning players, the Cannoneers are a young group. 13 of the incoming freshman are coming from the Frontier League and the Northern Athletic Conference.
Vaadi feels the strength of the Cannoneers this season will center on the team being able to sustain possession much and counterattack more than they did last season. The players feel the talent level has elevated with the influx of the incoming players new to the roster.
The Cannoneers open the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, September 7th as they host SUNY Adirondack.
We're less than 2 months away from the first game of the Federal Hockey League season. The Delaware Thunder face the Watertown Wolves at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds on October 18th.
The Thunder are one of 4 new teams added to the league in the off season. The Wolves are now in the Federal Hockey League East Division with Elmira, Danbury, Mentor, and Delaware.
Expansion is something new Wolves head coach, Paul Maclean, says he likes for the league.