2017 FALL PREVIEW: Blanchester boys soccer


TEAM RECORD IN 2014, LEAGUE FINISH

7-7-3, finished third in SBAAC National Division

COACH

Troy Ballinger, 10th season

COACH’S RECORD

60-70-16

COACHES IN THE PROGRAM

Varsity assistant Jeff Penquite, fourth season

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

11

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

5

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Brant Bandow, Senior, 1st Team All-SBAAC 2015, 2016; Nevan Coyle, Senior, 2nd Team All-SBAAC 2015, 2016; Topher Farrow, Senior, 2nd Team All-SBAAC 2015

KEY NEWCOMERS

Cole Ficke, defense; Carter Stevens, offense

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Dakota Penquite, Senior, 1st Team All-SBAAC, All-Star Honors (No. 1 ranked goalkeeper DII, 16th overall); Sam Schafer, Senior, 2nd Team All-SBAAC

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

A lot of new and young talent that are motivated to improve their skill.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

We could always benefit from a few players stepping out of their comfort zones and showcasing their hidden talent.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Bethel-Tate always has a strong program but Georgetown also displayed some great competition last year. We hope to be competitive with both and it will be interesting to see if they are still the top two teams like last season.

SCHEDULE

August

Aug 22 @Georgetown 7 pm; Aug 24 @Felicity 7 pm; Aug 29 @Clermont Northeastern 7 pm; Aug 31 @Batavia 7 pm

September

Sept 5 @Bethel-Tate 7 pm; Sept 7 vs Clinton-Massie 7 pm @BHS; Sept 12 vs Williamsburg 7 pm @BHS; Sept 14 vs Georgetown 7 pm @BHS; Sept 18 vs Fairfield 5 pm @BHS; Sept 21 vs Felicity-Franklin 5 pm @BHS; Sept 26 vs Clermont Northeastern 5 pm @BHS (Youth Soccer Night); Sept 28 @Goshen 5 pm

October

Oct 3 vs Bethel-Tate 5 pm @BHS; Oct 5 @Fayetteville-Perry 630 pm; Oct 10 vs Hillsboro 5 pm @BHS; Oct 12 @Williamsburg 5 pm

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The Blanchester High School boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Cameron Skidmore, Colton Wilson, Jordan Gray, Jasper Damewood, Tanner Kellermann, Cameron Gibson; second row, Taylor Cochran, Hunter Hartmann, Nick Lansing, Matt O’Neill, Cole Ficke, Carter Stevens; third row, Hunter Miller, Kellen Staehling, Jacob Fischer, Gavin Colebank, Josh Helton; back row, head coach Troy Ballinger, Brant Bandow, Nevan Coyle, Christopher Farrow, Noah Armocida, assistant coach Jeff Penquite.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_BSOC_blanteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Cameron Skidmore, Colton Wilson, Jordan Gray, Jasper Damewood, Tanner Kellermann, Cameron Gibson; second row, Taylor Cochran, Hunter Hartmann, Nick Lansing, Matt O’Neill, Cole Ficke, Carter Stevens; third row, Hunter Miller, Kellen Staehling, Jacob Fischer, Gavin Colebank, Josh Helton; back row, head coach Troy Ballinger, Brant Bandow, Nevan Coyle, Christopher Farrow, Noah Armocida, assistant coach Jeff Penquite. Mark Huber | News Journal

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