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(This will be updated every year after 2-a-day tryouts)

The Men's varsity soccer team is excited about the upcoming 2017 season, despite the loss of 9 seniors, 5 whom started, and end of the year season record of 8-9-2 with a much stronger schedule from previous years. The Huskies have 6 starters (1 senior and 5 juniors) returning. Although some key starters have graduated, many of the younger starters are returning for their senior, junior, and sophomore season and will be in a great position to lead the team. The team attended a summer camp at IPFW where head coach Derrick Dean was extremely pleased with the team's effort and performance. Second year player Junior Caleb Grabarz will be the starting goalkeeper this season after being the back up last year to graduated 4-year letterman 1-year starter Sam Schroeder. There is one goalie backing up Caleb this season Sophomore Corbin Roosa. Returning starter Junior Josh Thorpe will anchor the defense while filling the role of graduated 4-year starter Drake House. Being implemented into the defense this year are Senior Sean Russell and Junior Jackson Stuart for graduated Damon Kintner. Senior Brandt Tappy, who started for some of last season will also be playing defense for the Huskies. Junior Sam Blake, Sophomore Luke Vanderwall and Freshman Donovan Trew will also provide key minutes in the backfield. Senior returning starter Logan Fakes and starter Junior Jacob Luckey will be splitting time in defense and outside mid field. Returning starter Junior Zach Clark is being moved from central mid to outside mid to fill the role of graduated 4-year letterman Jordan Springman and returning starter Senior Logan Fakes will run the wing mid field positions with support in the center from returning starter Senior Rojer Lopez and returning starter Junior Josh Thorpe and Junior Jacob Luckey, who will both be splitting time with defense. Sophomore Payton Tindal and Freshman Caleb Stuart will be providing minutes off the bench at the wing and center mid positions as well. Returning starter Junior Drew Tomaszewski will be moved to outside forward along with senior Nahuel Zarate in order to lead the attack at the forward positions and replace graduated 4 year letterman Roy Noller. While junior Roger Lopez will be providing support as a holding center forward/midfielder. Freshman Caleb Stuart and Freshman Tyler Grabarz will see key minutes at the forward position. With the team being young but working hard this summer, the Huskies have set high goals for themselves this season. Along with wanting to make a huge run in the Hoosier Conference, the team has high hopes for winning yet another Sectional Title for the Boys' Soccer program in our new sectional because of the formation of the soccer three class system. "After a season of great improvement and tremendous strides last year this season will have several strong players serving in different roles, we will be working on several aspects of the game this summer at various team events like team conditionings, team New Castle tournament scrimmage, summer friendlies, IPFW team soccer camp, and Whiteland tournament scrimmage." says Dean.

"Last season was a great year for all underclassmen because of the leadership of the seniors. This year the younger guys will be stepping up, filling some shoes and taking on new roles and positions. I know they are ready for the challenge. We have several guys that can play and have been stepping up since the end of last season. Junior Caleb Grabarz has been phenomenal in the goalie position during the off season. Caleb has worked extremely hard since last year and continues to improve each day, with a very technical Sophomore Corbin Roosa clipping at his heels for the goalie position. Captains this season are 2nd year captain Junior Josh Thorpe, 1st year captain Senior Brandt Tappy and 1st year captain Junior Drew Tomaszeski, there have been so many guys working hard and motivating one another. This is the most positive reinforcing team I have coached in several years, which is a great thing to have but makes captains hard to choose as we could easily have several captains on the field every minute of play this season. With several new guys to the varsity level this season we are looking for them to step up and fill some roles this season as they have started to show over the summer at IPFW and summer friendlies. Not to be forgotten are all of the other guys that have been working hard during conditioning and training in order to try and win starting spots. Keep up the hard work." - Coach Dean

Directions:
From the North:
Take U.S. 31 south to 256th street. Turn left (east) and go 5 miles to State Road 19. Turn left onto State Road 19 and proceed 1/4 mile to Hamilton Heights High School. School will be on your left.

From the South:
Take U.S. 31 North to 256th street. Turn right (east) and go 5 miles to State Road 19. Turn left onto State Road 19 and proceed 1/4 mile to Hamilton Heights High School. School will be on your left.