Mean Green Facing Tough Test Against Alumni Saturday

Above, goalkeeper Jackie Kerestine prepares for the 2013 season with one of the toughest drills going. Kerestine is the program's all-time leader in goals against average and save percentage.

DENTON, Texas - The North Texas soccer team always knows it’s up for a challenge in the annual season tune-up against the alumni squad, which is slated for Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.

The Mean Green, which was tabbed to finish third in its inaugural season in Conference USA, has a proud history of talented players, many of which continue their careers in the game as coaches. That means North Texas is sure to be tested by an ever-growing list of former Mean Green greats.

The alumni managed a pair of goals in a 4-2 contest in 2010, and held their own in a 4-1 loss to the varsity squad last season.

North Texas Athletics is currently working on a project to highlight the advances of the Mean Green soccer program over the years, and would like to interview a couple of alumni players prior to Saturday’s game. If you would be interested in participating in the video interview please email Stephen Howard (



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