Harry S Truman Boys' Soccer Preview


Head coach:  Matt Terry (1st year)

Assistant coaches: Cheryl Travagline  Cosmo Diliegro

Last year's record: 4-14 overall, 0-12 SOL

Key losses: None

Key returners:  Zachary Hopely junior midfield, Artie Dingley junior defender

Others to watch: Rancy Slanger junior striker, Adam Fask sophomore defender, Casey Nye senior midfield, Edwin Rivera sophomore defender, Osvaldo Rodriguez sophomore midfield, Mert Yildirim junior defender, Nick Ortez-Wells senior midfield

Strengths/Question marks: “Andy Lucero senior and Deep Patel junior goalkeepers need to be solid between the pipes. Defenders need to be solid in our own box. Midfield transition could be a strength for our team. Like most teams we need to finish chances.”

Outlook:  “If Truman plays sound defense, gets good keeper play on a consistent basis, keeps composure during matches, we should be able to compete in all matches. Hopely, Dingley, Ortez-Wells will be the players on the field to keep the team focused. Rodriguez and Slanger need to put the ball in the net. Back four on defense plus goalkeeping need to be solid.”