SCHEDULE: LG BOYS SOCCER
Aug. 31: H: Schuylerville, 9 a.m.
Sept. 7: H: Greenwich, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 12: H: North Warren, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 16: H: Hadley-Luzerne, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 19: A: @ Argyle, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 21: A: @ Bolton, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 23: A: @ Hartford, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 26: H: Warrensburg, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 28: H: Corinth, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 30: A: @ North Warren, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 5: H: Bolton, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 7: A: @ Hadley-Luzerne, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 11: A: @ Stillwater, 7 p.m.
Oct. 12: A: @ Warrensburg, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 14: H: Fort Ann, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 17: A: @ Salem, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 19: League Makeup
Oct. 21: League Championship
After losing some key athletes to graduation, the 2011 edition of the Lake George Boys Soccer team is reloading with some veterans and a group of determined, athletic underclassmen.
Coach Blake White said this week that he’s got about 25 players on the team, a turnout that’s high despite the school’s falling enrollment. The result is White could have the deepest team of his 30 years of coaching boys soccer at Lake George.
In the lineup are no less than nine senior veterans and a group of sophomores that played big roles last year, he said.
“We can go deep with no dropoff,” he said.
Returning are Adirondack League All-Star senior David Bruno, who is a three-year starting player, and Junior Mason Vreugde, who led in assists. White said the duo were the 2010 team’s leading scorers, and he expects them to mentor the younger players well while advancing their own accomplishments.
“These two are keys to our offense,” White said.
These veterans are joined by Senior Ryan Moll, an imposing 6’4” goalie who achieved a lot in 2010 and made some crucial saves in Sectional tournament play.
“He came on fearless,” White recalled this week. For the 2011 goalie job, Moll is challenged by Junior Greg Rosenthal, who has anchored the Warriors’ Junior Varsity team, White said.
“Greg seems to read plays well,” he said.
The team is also welcoming back a strong lineup of other veterans: center midfielder Carson Lambert for his third year starting, outside defenders Sasha Goodman and Brian Stoya, defender Gavin Garry and midfielders Peter Valenti and Tripp Heacock, to name a few. These returners know first hand about how to win — they all collaborated for a 13-3-3 season in 2010.