Welcome to our new home!
By Pat Coleman
D3soccer.com is the second of our major sites to get the PrestoSports makeover, and it couldn't come a moment too soon. With conference tournaments heating up and Selection Monday just around the corner, we need the features this new site offers to cover the upcoming NCAA Tournaments.
Here's what is new, aside from the design:
Women's team pages and links
This project is long overdue, but is complete and ready for you to use. Click through from team to team, see schedules and results. Not every team is in the PrestoSports network for soccer, but if they've posted their schedules on our site, we display them.
Around the Nation
James Derrick's weekly wrapups have been promoted to become D3soccer.com's weekly column. James is the North Park grad to managing editor Jim Matson's Wheaton (Ill.) grad, the yin to his yang, so to speak.
Someone is squatting on the handle you might expect us to use, so follow us on Twitter @d3soccerdotcom -- we appreciate you adding us!
What we're reading
On the front page you'll see a box with the latest Division III soccer stories we've seen in newspapers across the country. If you have something for us to see, use our feedback form to pass the link along!
PrestoSports is already the trusted home of athletics web sites at all levels, from Butler and Kent State down to high schools, with hundreds of Division III clients and more joining the network every year. (We see you there, Centennial Conference, Simpson, Swarthmore, Wooster.) We've already run our game day data through them for years and now their site design is on par with the rest of the Division III market.
D3hoops.com and D3baseball.com will also get a similar makeover. D3sports.com will turn from being a placeholder site with one story and a bunch of links into a place where can also give some coverage to sports such as lacrosse, track, softball, cross country and other sports not dominated by Messiah.
I hope you will find everything you expect on our new site. Some of the archives are not yet brought over, but that process will continue. When I met with Presto this spring to discuss design, I told them the only thing we needed to keep was the logo, that which you see at the top of this page. From a look and feel perspective, nothing else was sacred.
And this is what we have, finally, a modern news site worthy of the fine student-athletes and great sport that we cover.