Men's Soccer Season Recap
Mens Soccer

Sons of Thunder 2023 Season Comes to a Close

Manhattan, Kan.

The culmination of the 2023 soccer season brought a rollercoaster of emotions to players, coaches, and supporters alike. The team navigated through a challenging journey of triumphs, setbacks, and ultimately, growth. Despite a record of 7 wins, 10 losses, and 1 tie, the Sons of Thunder captured the hearts of fans and even opponents with their unwavering spirit and tenacity. After reflecting on the highs and lows of this season, it becomes evident that this remarkable group has the potential to achieve greatness in the upcoming years.


Coach Joe commented, “The group faced several setbacks all season, it was the group’s ability to adapt and confront challenges head-on that ultimately defined them. This season is a remarkable testament of their resilience, their ability to consistently mount comebacks, refusing to give up even when facing significant deficits is what ultimately defines them”. 


The team secured second place in the conference tournament, showcasing their ability to compete at a high level. Their efforts in this tournament underscored their remarkable growth, and even though they ultimately fell short, the experience served as motivation for the upcoming season. Furthermore, their presence in the regional championship game allowed them to gain crucial experience against formidable opponents, instilling a hunger for future success.


Beyond the statistics and rankings, what truly defined this team was their camaraderie and their relentless pursuit of excellence. The players supported one another both on and off the field, consistently fostering an environment of trust and teamwork. This unity created a strong foundation that allowed the team to transform setbacks into vital learning experiences. With an unwavering commitment to improvement, each player embraced their role, contributing to the collective success of the team.


As the curtain draws on the 2023 soccer season, the future holds immense promise for this exceptional team. The valuable lessons learned throughout this season provide a solid foundation for the 2024 season and highlight areas that require improvement. The players' remarkable resilience and unwavering determination will undoubtedly propel them towards even greater achievements in the future.


The 2023 soccer season was a testament to the remarkable character and unwavering spirit of this incredible team. As the team and its supporters eagerly anticipate the next season, one thing is certain - this exceptional group of athletes will continue to don their jerseys with passion and commitment.