The missouri southern women's soccer team is on the pitch for their first week of practice.
The lions finished last season 7-8-and-3 overall...and barely missed the cut for the conference tournament.
Moso..is heading into this year with a new head coach in aaron tilsen..
Tilsen comes to southern..with 20 years of coaching experience.
He spent the last two seasons at minnesota state-mankato where he was the goalkeepers coach..
For tilsen..this is his first head coaching gig...but he says...he is looking to bring in a winning mentality to missouri southern.
"coming here from a program that's done really well in our conference and in the national tournament the last few years -- we're going to bring an attacking style.
We're trying to work on teaching the team to attack, how to pressure and go to goal.
My goal for this season is to have a great team chemistry and really try to create a lot of chances on goal.
We've had our first few days of practice, and i'm getting to know the girls.
And everyone here on campus has been amazing and the facilities are amazing and it's going to be a great year."
The lions open the season on the road with southern nazarene on september 6th.