The Howard Payne mensí soccer, womensí soccer and volleyball teams each reported for the first practices of the season this past week.

The Lady Jackets soccer team, under the direction of head coach Sam McCutchen, began workouts Thursday. A total of 32 players reported, including 21 returnees from last yearís 11-6-1 American Southwest Conference tournament squad.

New head coach Estevan Arbaiza held his first practice with the Yellow Jackets on Thursday as 29 players reported. HPU posted a 7-9 record last season.

The HPU men and women will host the University of Dallas in a season-opening doubleheader Sept. 2.

The Lady Jacket volleyball team also held its first workout last week with seven returnees and seven newcomers reporting.

Head coach Ken Carverís team is coming off a 9-22 campaign and opens the season Aug. 31 in Chicago at the North Park University tournament.