Friday, November 8, 2002
Carlisle boys soccer had lots of team spirit
Carlisle Middle School's boys soccer team recently completed its second season in the highly competitive Middlesex League. Although the team managed only one tie in 10 games,it was competitive in nearly all its matches. The boys also displayed a positive team attitude and fine sportsmanship throughout the season.
The Huskies were led by their two eighth-grade captains, David Tobin and Jacob Dweck. Tobin was a dominating midfield player who was a threat on offense and a tough battler. He was the second leading scorer on the team this year. Dweck played solid defensive midfield and also filled in with a fine performance in goal in the final game. Other eighth graders provided leadership and spark to the team. Robert Dolins played some spectacular games in goal, and also played sweeper and striker. Eric Stengrevics was the starter at sweeper, and his speed and toughness were essential to the defense. Cai Phillips-Jones started many dangerous attacks with his ballhandling and passing at the rear striker position. Oliver Bojanic worked hard to be the most improved player on the team, becoming a starter in central defense.
With few eighth graders on the team, the seventh graders took on great responsibility this year. Jonathan Levine was the leading scorer on the team; he scored the most exciting goal of the year, a breakaway in a tight match against Concord. Michael Bagshaw started each game, anchoring the left side of the defense. Patrick Fantasia played both midfield and defense with an aggressive style. Bill Hisey used his size and speed effectively both in the defense and in the midfield. Alec Creighton, playing on right defense, was the team's strongest player in the air. The outside midfield positions were manned mostly by three seventh graders: Nick Ligor, Adam Johnson (the third leading scorer), and Zach D'Arbeloff. All three used their speed and positional play to open up the field for their teammates. This group of boys will lead a strong returning team next year.
The Huskies also had many sixth- grade players who enthusiastically competed against the other teams' mostly eighth-grade lineups. They include Eric Luby, defense; Chris Bojanic, midfield; Ben Verrill, midfield; Jarnie Mattson, striker; Ben Young, striker; and Johannes Wesselhoeft, midfield. These boys will benefit greatly in the coming two years from their experience playing together against tough competition.
The team and Coach Miller give special thanks to Mr. Peter Darasz, who was able to fill in several times to help coach the team.
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