Preview: WHS boys soccer


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Wilmington High School boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Carson Short, Wyatt Kessler, Nate Lakes, Kaden Laufer, Seth Gundlach, Ethan Powell, Hayden Straley; back row, head coach Imad El-Macharrafie, Patrick Black, Jalen Douglas, Charly Schumacher, Adao Russo, Avery Greenlees, Sam Spirk, Pablo Russo.


Compiled by Mark Huber

RECORD IN 2014

HEAD COACH

Imad El-Macharrafie

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

35 years coaching soccer

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Luca Terrigno, fourth year as varsity assistant and reserve coach; Steve Reed, Wilmington Fury middle school coach

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

8

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

10

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Benny Spirk, first team All-SCOL, 19 goals; Ben Constant, defender

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

Team discipline and ability to counter and adapt to any style of play by our opposition. Our players are buying in to the program we are setting up here in Wilmington. Players are preparing harder in the off-season. Coaches are dedicated to making this a championship program. Diligent training in the weight room and off-season soccer camps, along with club soccer play, has helped our players develop in to a championship caliber team. Each year we are working harder to have our boys ready to win the SCOL because each year we believe we have a team that can do so.

SCHEDULE

Aug 21 vs McClain 6 pm; Aug 27 @Hillsboro 5 pm; Sept 1 @Miami Trace 5 pm; Sept 3 vs Clinton-Massie 5 pm; Sept 8 @Washington 5 pm; Sept 15 vs Chillicothe 5 pm; Sept 17 @McClain 7 pm; Sept 19 @Little Miami 5 pm; Sept 22 vs Hillsboro 7 pm; Sept 26 vs Preble Shawnee 1 pm; Sept 29 @Clinton-Massie 7 pm; Oct 1 vs Washington CH 7 pm; Oct 5 vs Lynchburg-Clay 730 pm; Oct 8 @Chillicothe 7 pm; Oct 10 @Fayetteville 10 am; Oct 15 vs Miami Trace 7 pm

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

The Wilmington High School boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Carson Short, Wyatt Kessler, Nate Lakes, Kaden Laufer, Seth Gundlach, Ethan Powell, Hayden Straley; back row, head coach Imad El-Macharrafie, Patrick Black, Jalen Douglas, Charly Schumacher, Adao Russo, Avery Greenlees, Sam Spirk, Pablo Russo.

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The Wilmington High School boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Carson Short, Wyatt Kessler, Nate Lakes, Kaden Laufer, Seth Gundlach, Ethan Powell, Hayden Straley; back row, head coach Imad El-Macharrafie, Patrick Black, Jalen Douglas, Charly Schumacher, Adao Russo, Avery Greenlees, Sam Spirk, Pablo Russo.

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.