Sports preview 2013

Men’s soccer

Coach Bobby Muuss led the Pioneers to 11 wins last season — the second best finish in the team’s NCAA Division I history — and Denver returns 18 players and six starters for the 2013 campaign. The Pioneers will, however, need to fill the void left by five graduating seniors, including Drew Beckie, who was drafted by the Columbus Crew.

DU returns senior Zach Bolden, who was voted All-MPSF First Team after tying for the team lead with 20 points last season, including a team-leading 10 assists. A number of role players are more than capable of filling the potential holes in DU’s lineup, a group that includes senior Cole Chapleski (three goals, one assist in 2012) and junior Brian Hoyt (four goals, one assist). The Pioneers should be strong defensively with the return of junior goalie Oliver Brown, who went 9–5–3 last year while starting 18 of 20 games.

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