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    Boys Varsity Season Ends Season Positively

    Varsity soccer had a hot start to the season, starting undefeated with four wins and one tie. By the end of the season the team ended with a 11-7-1 record.
    “I think our whole team as a whole made a big jump,” the varsity head coach Larry Scheller said. “I think there have been a lot of kids who have stepped up this year. Our whole team played significant minutes in our game and all helped out the team.”
    The team’s hard work showed as they’ve improved as a team and as individuals. That is a great sign that they have all improved as athletes throughout the season.
    “J.T. Grabowski is a big one. He’s our leading goal scorer along with both our goalies Jack Stover and Austin Bitter,” assistant coach Zachary Fettig said. “But our team has many leaders. Some lead by example and not by their words.”
    Both coaches believe that the team have spans of time where they play beautifully and can stick together twenty passes at a time. That, along with great leadership, made them a threat at districts. The boys ended their great season in a hard fought loss in the semifinals of districts against SLUH.
    “They were all great student athletes,” Fettig said. “They showed up to practice, they worked hard and they were dedicated to playing the sport. But they’re also good kids in the hallways and good kids in the classroom. Across the board we have really high grades. So from a coaching perspective, I wasn’t losing sleep over the team.”
    With many strong athletes this year, the coaches were glad to see that the team remained healthy throughout the entire season. Having everyone healthy had been a big team morale booster.