Chippewa Fall Teams Open Practice

MOUNT PLEASANT — As the calendar turns to the month of August, Central Michigan's student-athletes are preparing to return to campus for the upcoming fall season. will provide regular updates throughout the month of August on each of the Chippewas' fall programs as they prepare to make a run at a Mid-American Conference title.

First to open preseason camp will be the Chippewas' soccer program, the defending MAC regular season and tournament champion. Head coach Tom Anagnost's squad, which returns 10 starters from 2009, hits the practice field for the first time on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

First-year head football coach Dan Enos leads his first preseason practice on Friday, Aug. 6. Enos and his staff welcome back 41 lettermen from last year's squad that won the MAC championship and GMAC Bowl and finished ranked in the top-25 of both major national polls.

The Chippewa volleyball program opens preseason drills Monday, Aug. 9. Five starters return for head coach Erik Olson, who led CMU to the MAC Tournament semifinals in 2009.

Cristy Freese begins her 25th season as CMU's head field hockey coach on Thursday, Aug. 12. Ten of the 22 players on the roster entering camp are true freshmen.

Rounding out the fall sports slate is Willie Randolph's cross country program, which officially begins preseason workouts on Monday, Aug. 16. The men's and women's teams finished third and fourth, respectively, at the 2009 MAC Championships.

Continue to check back to throughout the month of August for updated news on each of the Chippewas' fall programs.

Soccer: Wednesday, August 4 — Chippewas Kick Off Practice

Football: Friday, August 6 — CMU Opens First Camp Under Enos

Volleyball: Monday, August 9 — Chippewas Set Sights on 2010 Success

Field Hockey: Thursday, August 12 — Field Hockey Opens Camp

Cross Country: Sunday, August 16 — Cross Country Runs First Practice

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