The LaGrange College men's soccer team opens its 2011 season Saturday at the Emory & Henry Classic in Emory, Va. The Panthers face future USA South opponent Ferrum on Saturday at 5 p.m. The Panthers finish the tournament Sunday against tournament host Emory & Henry on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Panthers were 7-8 in 2010 under head coach Jeff Geeter, who is beginning his 23rd season at LaGrange. The Panthers return nine players from last season, 11 newcomers and the return of a three-year veteran.
Aristote Pierre missed last season after playing for three years for the Panthers. Pierre was a GSAC All-Conference selection in 2009 and 2010. He led the team in scoring in 2009, earning the team's Golden Boot award.