It’s no secret that in Austin, Longhorn football is king. Not only does it dominate other schools in terms of revenue, but it obviously dwarfs other great Longhorn teams as well. However, the game that the rest of the world calls football (or soccer for our purposes) has taken quite a hold in the past few decades. While not threatening the top dog, it certainly has done well in it’s niche. Due to Title IX restrictions, the Longhorns do not have an Men’s NCAA soccer team, so the Club Soccer team is the highest on campus.
Established in 1964, the UT Club team has become one of the best in the country. In the 90s, it boasted 4 National Championships, (1990, 1995, 1996, 1997) and has put up a winning record every year since the mid-80s.
According to club player Yomi Olufowoshe, a majority of the roster has either played for a Division I program or had offers from Div. I programs, but passed to come to UT.
One example of this is the team’s starting GK Josh Mikulewicz. He was part of a highly ranked recruiting class at the University of Maryland, who were at the time the reigning National Champions. Despite this, he missed Texas and eventually ended up at UT, and immediately got involved with the club team.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Official tryouts begin Wednesday, August 25th.