It's a new year for soccer at Meridian Community College, and on Saturday, Eagle fans kicked off their season by celebrating "Eagle Day".
Fans and families of both the men's and women's soccer teams flocked to C.D. Smith field for introductions, food and competition.
Alumni from the 20-year-old men's program competed against the 2013 edition of Eagle soccer. Some members of the elder squad, such as Ryan Joiner, were recent graduates. Joiner, the head soccer coach at St. Stanislaus High School in Bay St. Louis, was the Eagles' assistant coach last season.
Chris Kennie, on the other hand, was another story. Kennie was on the inaugural Eagle team that began play in 1994. He flew all the way from Houston, TX to take part in the day's festivities.
"It just [that] it's great coming here, seeing old guys, you know? And getting back together," says Kennie. "So it's fun seeing a new crowd coming along, and 20 years from now, they're going to be coming back here for the alumni game."
Lyle Daugherty scored in the game's final three minutes to tie the match and secure a final score of 2-2.
Both ladies and gentlemen will open up their seasons against Holmes Community College in Ridgeland next Friday.