FORT MYERS, Fla. – The 2010 Atlantic Sun regular season champion FGCU men’s soccer team was acknowledged in the recent release of CollegeSoccerNews.com’s 2010 Season to Remember.
“The Eagles were not eligible to participate in their conference tourney nor the NCAA tourney in 2010 due to the fact that they were in the fourth year of the NCAA’s required four year reclassification period. However, that takes nothing away from the fact that the 2010 season was a special one for a program that just began playing at the Division I level in 2007.
The Blue and Green were a perfect 9-0-0 in Atlantic Sun Conference play and made their presence known on the national scene with a 13-3-2 overall record that included non-conference wins over South Florida, VCU, and Ohio State. Coach Bob Butehorn’s team returns ten starters in 2011 and is well positioned to build on the success that the team enjoyed in 2010. Keep an eye on the lads from Florida Gulf Coast University which is located in Fort Myers, Florida. They are for real.
CSN annually closes out the year with a tribute to those programs that had special seasons. The 2010 season was a shining season for the sixteen schools identified. It may be that they greatly exceeded expectations, or won more games than ever before, or accomplished something that will be a springboard for future seasons, or put together an improbable run. Regardless of the reason, it was a season that will be remembered, that will always bring a sense of pride and accomplishment to those involved, and that will have a positive impact on the program for years to come.”