Thursday, December 10, 2009
Holmes Builds A Legacy at Drake
Sean Holmes and his Drake Bulldogs went on a magical cinderella run this 2009 soccer season, and did it the right way - with kids who work hard on the field and in the classroom, and bought into the fact that they were a part of something bigger than themselves.
They put Drake soccer on the map—figuratively.
“It’s been a pretty magical year. We went out and showed people who we were and made our name known. Well, sort of—we’ve had a few people on this trip ask us where Drake was,” senior Kevin Shrout said.
Though they may not have educated the nation about Drake, people now recognize the school’s name and associate it with a program that earned its first-ever NCAA wins this season, making it to the Elite Eight.
One part of building a culture is establishing success - the challenge is to get team leaders to be able to sustain that success in the future.
The pressure is now on the underclassmen leaders to continue the winning tradition in the coming years.
“Now the big challenge is to honor the legacy of the seniors by working as hard as they did,” Holmes said. “Next year’s group will match and may even best their efforts.”
Posted by Mike Jacobs at 4:02 PM