CROWN POINT The Crown Point boys soccer team will be much improved this season. Coach Bryan Barney is sure of it.
I expect a much improved record this year based on our pre-season camp, he said.
The Panthers were 2-22-2 in 2006.
This season the team is younger and faster.
Travis Tabor and Ian LaBounty will play forward for Crown Point.
Tony Rodriguez, Chris Chambre, Will Glebus, Cody Wayman, Max Mesones, Calin Titus and John Budwick will line up at midfield.
Crown Points midfield is one of the fastest groups in recent years, Barney said. Led by sophomores Will Glebus and Tony Rodriguez, I expect many goals to be scored from outside the 18 and they are fierce competition on 50/50 balls and break-aways.
Offensively, our most threatening returning players are Chris Chambre and Travis Tabor, he added. Both have worked hard on their shooting accuracy and endurance over the summer. I predict some competition between the two of them to be the leading scorer of the team. Chris has great range and ball skills; Travis seems to always find the ball no matter where it goes.
Jacob Spring, Mac Kiely and Trevor Gould will man the defense. Spring was second-team all-Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference selection last autumn.
The defense is aggressive and working to limit opponents shooting opportunities, Barney said.
Justin Potter will be goal.
In the net, Justin Potter has the skills to be the best goaltender in the league, Barney said. He possesses extreme reach, jumping ability and ball skills.
Topher Robinson is the teams assistant coach.
Aug. 28.....at Wells Sept. 6.....at Schroon Lake Sept. 10....Chazy Sept. 12....at Willsboro Sept. 14....Keene Sept. 18....ELCS Sept. 20....at Westport Sept. 24....Indian Lake Sept. 26....Schroon Lake Sept. 28....at Chazy Oct. 2......Willsboro Oct. 4......at Keene Oct. 10.....at ELCS Oct. 12.....Westport Oct. 15.....at Johnsburg Oct. 16.....Minerva- Newcomb