After coming off of a 3-12-2 overall season, while finishing in 7th place in the America East standings, the Binghamton University men's soccer team also has other obstacles in their way heading into their 2019 season.

Since the end of the last season, the Bearcats have lost 9 seniors who all played a key role in the success of the program over the last 4 years. On the opposite side starting this year, the team brings in 16 total freshmen who will, one, be new to this level of competition, and two, have to become accustomed to a team in which they outnumber their upperclassmen.

Despite being young, head coach Paul Marco, is impressed by one aspect for this team, and he says it could either make or break this season.

"The thing that's been impressive so far is the speed of all the guys is very fast, we have a fast team, a quick team. Now how quickly they can adjust and adapt to the physical-ness, the combativeness, the intelligence of division one, will be there challenge."

The Bearcats open up their season next Friday as they take on Drexel at the Binghamton Sports Complex