Wants it More?
down who has what advantage in Sunday's championship
TYLER, Texas -- On an unseasonably chilly
night in east Texas, embedded somewhere between Green Acres
Baptist Church and Robert E. Lee High School, a coach from
Philly was in heaven. He hadn't won the JUCO men's soccer
national championship; that test comes Sunday. But can it
get any better than this?
one match, Mike Pantalione became the nation's career leader
in JUCO men's soccer coaching victories, and his team topped
an opponent with more international flavor than a shelf of
Starbucks blends to advance to his sport's national championship.
An expert at game-planning and a master of focusing attention,
Mike will tell you that his individual milestone is small
potatoes compared to what his players are experiencing this
weekend - and he means it. He's more focused, in fact, on
his team switching from gold to their alternate green uniforms
for Sunday's big game where everything is at stake.
PHOTO courtesy of Les Stukenberg..
ABOUT THE PHOTO: What a weekend for Mike Pantalione.
He faces the potential of a coaching milestone and a sixth
national title in the span of 72 hours.
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