Nathan Regis will no doubt go down as arguably the greatest men’s soccer player in Pfeiffer history. Only a junior, he is already tied for the most goals in program history with 49, and barring something crazy, he will break that record at some point in the near future.
Regis has scored 20 goals this season and said his playing experience over the summer in a professional development league has played an integral role in the success he has enjoyed during his senior season with the Falcons.
“The momentum from playing in the PDL over the summer was able to carry over to this season’s performance for me personally,” Regis said. “It was great to get experience playing against Division I players and prepared me for the season.”
Regis has helped the Falcons go undefeated through 15 games and put them in a position to contend for the national championship one more time.
“Our team has been successful because everyone went home and got prepared for this year,” Regis said. “We all came back with the right mindset and are thriving because of it.”
Regis has been making an impact since he arrived on campus. He scored 10 goals in his first season despite missing three games because of an injury and came through with 19 last year.
The work he put in during the offseason has made him even better this year.
“I have improved in my movement in the box and my technical footwork,” Regis said. “I attribute a lot of success to our great coaching staff, including coach (Bob) Reasso, because they are very knowledgeable and experienced. They have pushed me to go beyond expectations.”
Soon, Regis and the Falcons will turn their attention to the Conference Carolinas tournament and at making a run in the NCAA tournament.
Regis is confident Pfeiffer will thrive in the postseason and plans to do his part to help make it happen.
“I need to be more responsible with the opportunities I get,” Regis said. “Heading into tournament play, I have to finish all of the chances that come my way. As a team, if we continue to work well with each other and bring our A game each night, we should continue to be successful.”