SCHEDULE: BOLTON BOYS
Sept. 14 Warrensburg Home 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 16 North Warren Away 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 19 Hartford Away 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 21 Lake George Home 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 23 Corinth Home 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 26 Hadley-Luzerne Away 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 28 Salem Central Away 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 3 Warrensburg Away 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 5 Lake George Away 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 7 North Warren Home 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 8 Old Forge Central Away 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 9 Old Forge tourney Away 3 or 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 Hadley-Luzerne Home 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 14 Argyle Central Home 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 17 Fort Ann Central Away 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 21 Adk. Lge.tourney GldnGoal 6:00 p.m.
With an experienced lineup of solid athletes, an accomplished goalie and a hard-working team with high goals, 2011 is shaping up as a landmark season for boys soccer at Bolton High School.
The team has most all its 2010 starters returning this year, coach Francisco Roca said this week. And this is not just an ordinary group of returning athletes — they are a group with an 8-4-2 winning record and a sense of dedication to the sport.
Last year, the team finished second in the Eastern division of the Adirondack League, despite being one of the smallest schools in the entire section.
Key players returning include standout goalie Mitchell Jordon, sweeper Todd Markham and forward Sean Donohue, coach Roca said.
“We have 90 to 95 percent of our players returning from last year, and we’re counting on the leadership of the experienced athletes to guide the other players,” Roca said.
Work with the 2011 squad include a focus on scoring, perhaps the weakest aspect of last year’s talented team, Roca said.
“Our players are learning to be more aware of field position, when to strike, or when to find help — to finish offensive situations,” he said.
Roca said despite his squad’s experience and talent, they have their work cut out for them.
For the third year, they’re competing in the Adirondack League, which has been exceptionally strong in recent years.
The league has been realigned this year, with North and South divisions instead of the traditional East and West sectors.
Roca added that his group was up to the challenge this year of taking on league opponents, despite the fact that league competition was tough.