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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 2018 season, despite the loss of 8 seniors, 3 whom started, and end of the year season record of 9-8-1 with a much stronger schedule from previous years. The Huskies have 8 starters (6 seniors and 2 sophomores) 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 PFW where head coach Derrick Dean was extremely pleased with the team's effort and performance. Third year player Senior Caleb Grabarz will be the returning starting goalkeeper this season. There is one goalie backing up Caleb this season Junior Issiac Hickok who will also be playing an outside defender. Returning starter Senior Jackson Stuart will anchor the defense where he played superbly last season. Being implemented into the defense this year are Sophomore Will Hilton and Junior Luke Vanderwall who saw limited play last season after attaining a broken arm during the second game of the season. He will look to fill the role of graduating captain Brandt Tappy. Returning starter Sophomore Donovan Trew will also be sharing his time between offense and defense for the Huskies. Junior Mitchell Walbolt, Sophomore Tyler Grabarz and Junior Issiac Hickok will also provide key minutes in the backfield. Senior returning starter Jacob Luckey and returning starter Sophomore Caleb Stuart will be sharing the center midfield roles for graduating Rojer Lopez. Returning starter Senior Zach Clark is being moved to outside mid to fill the role of graduated 4-year letterman Logan Fakes and Junior Mitchell Walbolt, when not playing defense, will be splitting time with Freshman Hunter Toll, Freshman Ben Pavy, and Freshman Lance Jones on the other outside mid position. Junior Max Stallsmith and Junior Payton Tindal will be providing minutes off the bench at the wing and center mid positions as well. Returning starter Senior Drew Tomaszewski will be moved to outside forward along with returning starter center forward Senior Josh Thorpe while returning starter Sophomore Donovan Trew, when not playing defense, will run the third striker position in order to lead the Huskies attacks. Senior Sam Blake, Junior Payton Tindal, Sophomore Ethan Aspy, and Sophomore Nate Jozsa will see key minutes at the forward position. With the team being much older this season and 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 newer sectional because of the formation of the soccer three class system just a year ago. "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, and PFW team soccer camp." says Dean.

"Last season was a great year for all underclassmen because of the leadership of the seniors. This year the younger guys are now older guys and are 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. Starter Senior 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 Junior Issiac Hickok and Junior Corbin Roosa clipping at his heels for the goalie position. Captains this season are 3rd year captain Senior Josh Thorpe, 1st year captain Senior Zach Clark and 1st year captain Senior Jackson Stuart, 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 PFW 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.