(This will be updated every year after 2-a-day tryouts)
The Men's varsity soccer team is excited about the upcoming 2016 season, despite the loss of 8 seniors, 5 whom started, and end of the year season record of 8-9-1 with a much stronger schedule from previous years due in part in changing conferences. The Men's Varsity soccer team is excited for the upcoming season. The Huskies have 6 starters (4 seniors, 1 junior, and 1 sophomore) 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. Senior Sam Schroeder will be the starting goalkeeper this season after being the back up last year to graduated 4 year starter Collin Kaurich. There are two goalies backing up Sam this season senior Ian Shepard and first year player sophomore Caleb Grabarz. Returning starter senior Drake House will anchor the defense while filling the role of graduated 4 year starter Derek Thorpe. Being implemented into the defense this year are senior Damon Kintner and junior Brandt Tappy for graduated Jamie Stonebraker and graduated Colin Brindley. Junior Sean Russell, sophomore Jackson Stuart and senior Adam Rivellino will also provide key minutes in the backfield. Junior returning starter Logan Fakes and sophomore Jacob Luckey will be splitting time in defense and outside mid field. Returning starter senior Jordan Springman is being moved from central mid to outside mid to fill the role of graduated 4 year starter Kyle Dankert and returning starter junior Logan Fakes will run the wing mid field positions with support in the center from returning starter Alek Oldham and returning starter Josh Thorpe, who will be moved out of defense from last season. Sophomore Zach Clark and freshman Luke Vanderwall will be providing minutes off the bench at the wing and center mid positions as well. Returning starter senior Roy Noller will be moved from central to outside forward along with senior Jacob Michael in order to lead the attack at the forward positions and replace graduated Quinn Collar. While junior Roger Lopez will be providing support as a holding center forward. Sophomore Zach Clark and sophomore Drew Tomaszewski 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. "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 scrimmages, summer friendlies, IPFW team soccer camp, and the Hoosier Futbol summer tournament." 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. Senior Sam Schroeder has been phenomenal in the goalie position during the off season. Sam has worked extremely hard since last year and continues to improve each day, with a very technical senior Ian Shepard and tactical sophomore Caleb Grabarz clipping at his heels for the goalie position. Captains are still up in the air as 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 11 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
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.
Hamilton Heights High School - 25802 SR 19 Arcadia, IN 46030