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CHS Boys Soccer kicks off season tonight

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By TR HARLAN

Expectations always 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.

“Billy’s 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 counted on.”

The Trojans open the home portion of the season on Wednesday night when they host Michigan City.

 

Posted 8/18/2014