Boys Soccer Season Preview: High Expectations for 2017

The 2017 Boys Varsity Soccer team looks to bounce back after a sub par 4-12 record in the 2016 campaign. Led by head coach Nick Miller and assistant coach Jay Stewart, the team looks to do just that.

“Last year we had a really young team and it was kind of a building year for us and this year these guys are a lot older and we’ve started out really strong with a 3-1 start,” said head coach Nick Miller, “[That] gave a lot of those young guys some good experience, they’ve proven so far that, that experience is going to help them this season.”

Tyrone showed a lot of potential last year regardless of their lack of upperclassmen and losing record . If this can become a trend, they will be well equipped to make a playoff run later this fall.

Senior captains and long time starters Asher Christine, Blake Johnston, and Ryan Vance look to lead the team to the playoffs in their final year on the team.

Tyrone is also led by returning starters Ethan Vipond, Andrew Pearson, Corey Johnston, Alex Roberts, Dan Parker, Nick Kosko, Jesse Daughenbaugh, Owen Shaulis, and Isaac Woomer.

“I think we have a good mix of experience and young talent that will play in our favor,” senior Asher Christine said.

And according to the stats, Christine is right. The team started off the season hot with three wins, one against P-O, one against Central, and one against Clearfield and then a loss to Huntington.

“[Our] goal is to finish the season with a winning record and hopefully make the playoffs,” senior Andrew Sherren said.

Every team has at least one strength that gives them an advantage against other teams. “Our greatest advantage is speed.” said sophomore defenseman Dan Parker.