SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As the Union Dutchmen prepare for the 2022 season, it’s worth noting that this was a team that was just one win away from a Liberty League title last year. Head Coach Jeff Behrman and his team are gearing up for another shot at the title this fall.

Last season’s loss to rival RPI fueled the Dutchmen during the offseason. One way they’re preparing for the upcoming season is to build a tight bond from within. “We’ve created some really good bonds and some really good relationships within. I think there’s a strong connection amongst the team,” said Behrman. “I think our upperclassmen have done a great job walking them in the first year guys.”

With experienced fifth-year players on the roster, it makes preparing for another season easier for the coaching staff. It also let younger players learn about what it takes to play Union football.

“It’s just about getting better every day. You know, there’s things that we’re doing good, things that we’re not doing so good,” said senior offensive lineman Tim Driscoll. “Take it one day at a time and get out here and put in the work, you know? That’s what this sport is really all about, just coming out and putting in the work every day. And we take pride in that.”

Union kicks off its season on September 3 at noon against Allegheny.