2017 FALL PREVIEW: Wilmington High School boys soccer


TEAM RECORD, LEAGUE FINISH IN 2016

13-5 overall, 11-1 SCOL, tied with Chillicothe for league title

HEAD COACH

Imad El-Macharaffie, 36 years coaching at prep and collegiate levels

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Luca Terrigno

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

8

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Seniors Sam Spirk, Charly Schumacher, Seth Gundlach, Adam Russo, Nate Lakes. Spirk, Schumacher, Gundlach were first team All-SCOL last season.

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Three starting midfielders Fernando Marin, Wyatt Kessler, Avery Greenlees; goalkeeper Jalen Douglas

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON:

We are a fast team. We are going to rely on speed. Moving the ball quickly, in transition will be key. We condition so hard, we are fit. Fitness, game speed, ball possession those will be our strengths. We’re not a tackling team. We rely on the other team making mistakes. We’re not an attacking team. That’s not good. We graduated three starting midfielders, so we have to sure up our midfielders.

SCHEDULE

August

Aug 18 @Madeira 7 pm; Aug 22 @Clinton-Massie 7 pm; Aug 23 vs Xenia 7 pm @WHS; Aug 26 @Hillsboro 145 pm; Aug 29 @Western Brown 7 pm; Aug 31 vs Princeton 7 pm @WHS

September

Sept 5 vs New Richmond 7 pm @WHS; Sept 9 @Ross 7 pm; Sept 12 @Goshen 7 pm; Sept 19 vs Batavia 7 pm @WHS; Sept 21 730 pm @WHS; Sept 26 vs Clinton-Massie 730 pm @WHS; Sept 28 @New Richmond 7 pm

October

Oct 3 vs Western Brown 7 pm @WHS; Oct 10 vs Goshen 5 pm @WHS (Senior Night); Oct 12 @Batavia 7 pm

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The Wilmington High School varsity soccer team, from left to right, Jake Romer, Eli HIcks, Caleb Reed, Collin Webber, Josh Vaughan, Nate Lakes, Sam Spirk; back row, coach Luca Terrigno, Brady Vilvens, Jake Vaughan, Raevon Swan, Matt Butcher, Graham Vilvens, Adam Russo, Seth Gundlach Charly Schumacher, Garrett Neff, head coach Imad El-Macharrafie
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_BSOC_wilmteam-1.jpgThe Wilmington High School varsity soccer team, from left to right, Jake Romer, Eli HIcks, Caleb Reed, Collin Webber, Josh Vaughan, Nate Lakes, Sam Spirk; back row, coach Luca Terrigno, Brady Vilvens, Jake Vaughan, Raevon Swan, Matt Butcher, Graham Vilvens, Adam Russo, Seth Gundlach Charly Schumacher, Garrett Neff, head coach Imad El-Macharrafie Courtesy Photo | Ginger Lee Images by Brenda Bowman

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