Lucas Sabedra has
been around the program for a long time. The view is just different now.
“There is a
familiarity here for me,” Sabedra said as the Chesterton boys soccer team
gets set to open the 2018 season tonight at Boone Grove. “I played here. I
coached with Coach Sensibaugh for the past five years. I’m excited to take a
shot in the big chair and try some new formations and things.”
certainly wasn’t bare for Sabedra as five seniors and 12 juniors make up the
team. A handful of sophomores and freshmen also cracked the roster.
“I’m very excited,”
Sabedra said. “We are a very young, talented group with a high soccer IQ.
These guys are motivated and they have high expectations. I have high
expectations for them too. The young age doesn’t mean much to me or to
The Trojans should
be able to pressure on opposing defenses with the trio of Seth Conway,
Robbie Capehart and Zach Bowser running up top.
“They are an
electric, hard-working group and I’m excited to see them moving forward,”
Sabedra said. “They are very explosive and dynamic.”
Nick Biel will anchor the midfield.
“We’ll try to get
the ball into the midfield and let those guys in there create,” Sabedra
said. “We’ll try different things and ideas. They can easily be molded into
trying new things. They get it.”
In the back, Jack
Eaton and Jordan Carlson return to solidify the defense.
“We expect big
things in the back from Jack Eaton and Jordan Carlson,” Sabedra said. “We’ll
try to build out of the back. We have two full lines of varsity players that
gives us the chance to move people around without much drop off on the
field. Lots of combinations we can try until we figure out what is best for
In goal, sophomore
Charlie Eaton has taken the top spot with senior Nick Harmon and junior
Peter Girzadas also in the mix.
“Our No. 1 guy is
sophomore Charlie Eaton,” Sabedra said. “We probably should’ve given him a
few more chances as a freshman, but he’s earned the spot.”