An energetic and aggressive center back, Syracuse’s recent rise to a formidable college soccer force helped Spencer Kopko make the commitment to his local program. That the team is joining the ACC in the fall certainly didn’t hurt either.
“I want our first few opponents to try to figure out what we’re doing,” Bullough said. “I don’t want to tell them we’re doing what we did last year, I don’t want to tell them we’re doing what I did with the Browns, with UCLA. Scheme-wise, I want them to have to figure it out the first couple of games on game day. I know they’re looking at all of our quotes just like we’re looking at all of their quotes. That’s probably the NFL in me, because in the NFL you give away no secrets.”
John Gasaway writes that Syracuse will fare well in its first season in the ACC, arguing that the Orange's 2-3 zone defense should provide key matchup advantages over their new conference opponents. (Insider Access)
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“My connection with Coach McDonald is pretty good. We’ve been talking since he was in Miami. He’s recruited me ever since. Now that he made the move to Syracuse, it has my eye on that program.”
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