A look at area high school boys soccer.
Coach: Nathan Forrest
Last years Record: 11-7
Returners: Timothy Biernacki, Ryan Blair, Liam Bowden, Isaiah Edmonds, Austin Field, Cole Flannery, James Mitchell, Richard Sanchez, Miles Weiss
Newcomers: Donald Gardner, J Peyton Gergen, Jack Motta, Ben Reinhard, Walter Sutton.
Comments: “A young but talented squad we will look to be competitive in each game. If players step up and fill their roles we expect to be in the thick of it come October.” — Coach Forrest
Coach: Patricia Gibson
2018 record: 0-14
Returning players: Joey Arp, Aiden Leo, Robert Lampman, Diego Rivera, Corbin Rivenburg, Mason Hall, Dennis Thorpe, Colin Gleason, Armando Salvatore, Brian Mejicano, Dante DiGiovanni and Joseph Orin.
Newcomers: Sam Bruck, Damien Camelbeek, James Mutinsky, Ryan O’Connell and Josh Teator
Comments: “The Mustangs had a difficult 2018 season, their record was 0:14 but it didn’t show how the young team had improved overall. With the team only having two seniors, they lost six games by one goal and it could have gone either way. They will miss defender Noah Warner but senior Colin Gleason and Dennis Thorpe will fill his shoes. The young team finally has the experience and size to compete at the Varsity level and look forward to having a really solid season. We would like to have a run at Sectionals and plan on working hard to get there.” — Coach Gibson.
Coach: Ken Hollenbeck
2018 record: 7-8-1
Returners: Abid Ali, Rahim Wali, Rukon Hussain, Azizur Rahman, Ravid Rahman, Abdur Rahman, Jahid Hasan, Osman Gofran, Zakhariah Chowdhury, Kevin Martinez, Ibrahim Malik, Kasey Moore, Pierre Jeune, Bashar Hotbari, Maraz Hossan
Newcomers: Shami Miah, Zainul Chowdhury, Tasnim Feradus, Widney Joseph, Ahmed Mufti
Comments: “Our goal is to stay competitive in the patroon and prepare for sectionals. We are pretty excited for the upcoming season. Preseason has been going well for far and everyone has been working hard at raising their fitness level.” — Coach Hollenbeck
Coach: Curt Wilkinson
Record in 2018: 11-5-1
Returning Players: Nick Tryon, Aiden Boehm, Josh Kiefer, Spencer Tergeoglou,, Matt Burhke, Nick Agovino,
Newcomers: Gavin Smith, Robert Burch, Ian Leon, Aiden Scarpinati, Dominick Bird, Josiah Decker, Justin Caruso, Will Gao, Jose Cortez, Santi Mitchell, Matt Clark, James Grecco, Geddy Williams,
Comments: “Our expectations this year are no different then any other year. We expect our players to compete and learn, give ourselves a chance to win, make our program stronger, and represent our school with pride. We lost twelve seniors last year. We’re inheriting a young team with only six returning players. Our varsity game experience is limited going into the year as a team, but what gives me confidence is that we had eight players play offseason soccer for a club team this past spring. I have the confidence in those players to step in quickly for the players that graduated last year. That combined with the winter and summer workouts we host at CA with other players have created a good competition for a young hard working team. When people come to a Coxsackie-Athens Boys Varsity soccer game they will see a team that plays hard, has a passion to win, and a group of young men that play for each other. We play in a tough conference but we’re optimistic that our boys will respond to the challenge.” — Coach Wilkinson
Coach: Dennis Statham
2018 record: 9-7 overall, 7-7 Patroon Conference
Returners: Iain Alexander, Sammy Rivera, Josh Buffa, Daniel Liebowitz
Newcomers: Chris Cole, Austin Mason, Marchardo Rhyman, Paul Jean, Chris Hogan, Gavin Ingrassia, Stephen Forbes, Cody Young, Patrick Darling, Adam Carlson, Josiah Hill, Eddie Rogers, Daniel Forbes, Zander Schantz, Ryan Carter, Jose Migel
2018 record: 9-7 overall and 7-7 Patroon conference
Comments: “This year we are reloading. Finding where the pieces fit and seeing what young talent we can mesh together. We should finish middle to upper part of the Patroon but overall we are extremely young with lots of talent coming up. Its all about building a solid base for the future but this team could surprise the typical power houses in the Patroon this year.” — Coach Statham
Coach: Jeff Laudenschlager
2018 Record: 5-11
Returners: Cailen Cooper-Fateyev, Jonah Gray, Brady Oles, Eliot Bailey, Evan Groom, Ben Halpin, Brycen Haner, Tobias Jeralds, Nathanial Loomis, Ethan Narofsky
Newcomers: Alex Chudy, Donovan Henderson, Timmy Jeralds, Aiden Shea, John Wissman
Comments: In Coach Laudenschlager’s first season, the boy’s are working on building a new culture with a young core. With most of the team being Freshman and Sophomores, the Panthers will be focusing on adjusting their game to their greatest strength, their speed.
Coach: Michael Young
2018 Record: 16-4
Returning Players: Alan Bravo, Joe Desmonie, Joe Dolan, Jack Goldman, Edgar Gomez, Logan Groat, Janoy Harrison, Justin Meza, Baden Seabury, Aidan Swere.
Newcomers: Luke Desmonie, Gabe Earl, Ivan Gomez, Chase Martino, Quinn Murphy, Brett Richards, Zachary Zeyak, Austin, Zlomek
Coach Comments: “We have a unique combination of having a very young team but plenty of varsity level experience. We expect to have another successful season and will look to progress into the NYS Boy’s Soccer Tournament in November.” — Coach Young.
Coach: Ryan Broast
2018 record: 0-12-1
Returners: Jaden Velez, William Saltis, Adan Jacobo, Owen Watson, Jonathan Mollo, Rece Rifenburgh, Liam Myers, Ryan Hoffman, Andrew Fecht, Alex Lent, Dylan Mayr, Jace Anderson, Jamie Decker, Jake Dominique, Gerardo Jacobo
Newcomers: Dylan Bowles, Connor Phelan, Noah Dominique, Mike Stagno, Cameron Starke, Brandon Pudney
Comments: “After a difficult 2018 season, my ream is hungry to win this year. We expect to compete at a high level in the CHVL and make our case for a good see in sectionals.” — Broast said.