Men's Soccer Reports To Camp Monday

Aug. 4, 2006

SEATTLE - The Washington men's soccer team will report to fall camp Monday, Aug. 7, to begin preparation for the upcoming season. The Huskies return 11 letterwinners and seven starters from last year's squad that compiled an overall record of 10-7-2.

Washington will get two and a half weeks of training in before its season opener at home versus UC Davis, Friday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. The Huskies will then head on the road for tournaments in Portland, Ore., and Madison, Wisc., before coming back to host the Husky Classic, Sept. 15 and 17. Following tournament play it's on to the always rigorous Pac-10 schedule which will test the Huskies early with their conference opener versus Oregon State, Sept. 24.

'It's hard to find the words to describe my excitement for getting the 2006 season started,' UW head coach Dean Wurzberger said. 'We have a team coming in on Aug. 7 with the potential to achieve great things. This year's team will feature key all-conference players in the `front' and the `back.' Many other returning and new incoming players will help us fill other important team positions with the goal of producing a group capable of winning championships. As always, we need to keep our key players healthy and we have a plan in place to accomplish this. I get the feeling that this year's team wants to leave a legacy!'

Washington's roster features senior defender and captain Ty Harden, who is a three-time All-Pac-10 honoree and an All-Region selection. UW's other returning all-conference performers are junior forwards Ely Allen and Kevin Forrest. Allen, a two-time All-Pac-10 selection, was the team's leading scorer last season. The Huskies will welcome the return of Forrest who redshirted the 2005 season due to injury after leading UW in scoring and earning first-team All-Pac-10 acclaim in 2004.

The Huskies lost seven players from last year's team but welcome eight newcomers, many of which may be able to make an immediate impact on the pitch.

Tickets for all Husky home matches are on sale now either online at GoHuskies.com or by calling the Husky Ticket Office at 206-543-2200. Tickets may also be purchased at the field on game day. Individual tickets prices are $5 for adults, $3 for children/seniors and $2 for groups of 15 or more purchased in advance.

A general admission season pass is also available that provides admission throughout the year to volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, baseball, softball and non-conference women's basketball games. Prices for the season pass are $35 for adults, $25 for children and $75 for a family of four.

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