run high for the Chesterton Boys Soccer team. And this year is no exception.
“It’s nice that we
had a lot of young players that got a chance to get experience,” Chesterton
coach Jamie Sensibaugh said. “They’ve come back bigger, faster and stronger
and that’s shown in our summer and training so far in the fall.”
The Trojans dropped
just three games last season and lost only three players to graduation as
they open the season tonight at Boone Grove.
“We only lost three
players from last year’s team, so we’re right back at it,” Sensibaugh said.
“We have depth and soccer players at every position. Now we’ve got the
experience we lacked mentally at times. We lost three games last year and
two were to the state champions.”
One of those losses
was goalkeeper Caleb Gmyrek.
“Goalkeeper is the
biggest question mark and Joey Dishman has done a great job for us,”
Sensibaugh said. “He’s been the goalkeeper for two undefeated JV seasons. We
played five games against top 10 teams this summer and never lost one.
“We’ve made the
adjustment to him and expect him to do the job for us.”
The Trojans return
most of their lineup including a healthy Billy Biehl who missed part of last
season with an injury.
last year gave us a chance to have some other kids step up,” Sensibaugh
said. “We’ve got our MVP from last year in Trent Weller back. Obviously,
everybody knows how good Billy is too.”
Chesterton also has
a host of key performers back.
“Jared O’Dell is
probably the most improved guy on the team,” Sensibaugh said. “Jameson
Sensibaugh and David Mudd are guys that play important positions on the
fields for us. Travis Brooks is another one of those guys that will be
The Trojans open
the home portion of the season on Wednesday night when they host Michigan