DEARBORN, Mich. - The University of Michigan-Dearborn athletic calendar for 2017-18 year opens in just over two weeks with the men's soccer team kicking things off with a home game for the Wolverines.
Head Coach Matt Quirk enters his fourth season leading UM-Dearborn after a 4-11 campaign in 2016. The Wolverines return several key pieces and will look to a large recruiting class to make an immediate impact on the field.
UM-Dearborn gets going with a home game against Trinity Christian College (Ill.) at 7 p.m., Aug. 19 at Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview, Mich., which will follow a scrimmage with Spring Arbor University on the road on August 15.
The Wolverines play four nonconference road games, including a matchup with Adrian College on Sept. 10, before opening the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference season at rival Marygrove College on Sept. 23. The home portion of the WHAC slate opens with Concordia University on Sept. 30, which will mark the first doubleheader for men's and women's soccer in UM-Dearborn history as the women's program plays its inaugural season in 2017.
Senior Day for the Wolverines will take place on Oct. 21, as WHAC newcomer Rochester College comes to Gabriel Richard for a 7 p.m. kick off.
All home games for UM-Dearborn will be played at Gabriel Richard, with the exception of Madonna University on Oct. 18 and Lourdes University on Oct. 25, with both of those contests to take place at the Legacy Center in Brighton, Mich.