Men’s soccer to hold tryouts
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 08:04
The West Virginia men’s soccer team will hold tryouts Monday, Aug. 20 for the 2012 squad.
The time and location of the tryout will be determined at a later date, but those interested are encouraged to bring cleats and wear proper training attire.
Prospective student athletes must have remaining NCAA eligibility and be enrolled full-time at WVU.
Additionally, athletes must have passed a physical within the last 12 months and be able to provide proof and a doctor’s signature.
Two additional forms must be filled out before the student may begin the tryout.
The Mountaineers last held tryouts Feb. 24 at the Caperton Indoor Facility.
Currently, there are two walk-ons – Gerry Sanchez and Chris Drisko – on the WVU spring roster.
For additional information on the summer tryout, contact the WVU men’s soccer office at (304)-293-9889.
Rifle Representing in London
A group of West Virginia shooters is overseas this week for the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London.
There are more than 800 shooters from 97 countries competing in the 15 ISSF Olympic shooting events at the World Cup.
WVU was represented in air rifle last week by the 2012 NCAA air rifle national champion, junior Petra Zublasing, and freshman Puerto Rico national team member Amy Bock.
In the women’s 10m air rifle contest, Zublasing finished 46th with a score of 393 and Bock finished just behind at 386.
Zublasing has already earned a quota place for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as a member of the Italian national team, while Bock is still in contention for an Olympic bid.
Bock is scheduled to compete in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position competition today.
The 2011 air rifle national champion, Nicco Campriani, has joined the duo in representing WVU.
The Florence, Italy, native finished sixth overall in the men’s 10m air rifle competition and will represent Italy in the 2012 Games.
Another former WVU national champion, Eric Uptagrafft, finished sixth in yesterday’s 50m prone competition and has already qualified for the 2012 Olympics as a member of the United States national team.
Current West Virginia head coach Jon Hammond has also been competing in the World Cup.
The Aberdeen, Scotland, native finished 11th in the 50m competition while representing Great Britain and is still competing for a bid to the 2012 Olympics.