SCHEDULE: NW SOCCER
Sept. 12: A: @ Lake George,4:15 p.m.
Sept. 14: A: @ Hadley-Luzerne, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 16: H: Bolton, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 19: A: @ Salem, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 21: A: @ Warrensburg, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 23: H: Fort Ann, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 28: H: Argyle, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 30: H: Lake George, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 3: H: Hadley-Luzerne, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 5: H: Warrensburg, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 7: A: @ Bolton, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 14: H: Hartford, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 17: A: @ Corinth, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 19: League Makeup
Oct. 21: League Championships
Despite losing a group of talented players to graduation, North Warren Boys Soccer team has solid prospects for 2011, coach Jason Humiston said this week.
So far this year in practice, players are working hard, honing their skills, developing reflexes and boosting their endurance, the coach said.
The squad has big shoes to fill, considering that standouts Garth Griffin, Greg Dower, Thom Pereau, Bryan Beckler and Joe Aiken all graduated in June.
The 2011 team has defensive strength, anchored by standout goaltender Kristian Seeley, a four-year player, Humiston said.
“We have a good core group this year,” he said. “We may have lost our whole midfield, but we’ve got most of our defensive guys back.”
Leading the offense will be Senior Benn Frasier and Junior Ethan Schenke, who made their mark last year, and will undoubtedly accomplish more in 2011.
It’s no secret that North Warren annually faces an uphill fight in sports, as its low enrollment means its teams compete against far-larger schools.
The team is likely to have a competitive year regardless, because of the school’s tough, disciplined soccer program.
But that’s not all.
The local athletes enjoy a tradition of over-achieving in sports.
In 2007, the boys soccer team won the Adirondack League championship and continued their victories into the Section II finals.
Humiston said he’s depending on the character and determination of his players to have a successful, competitive season.
“We’re reloading and working hard,” he said.