Patriots seek repeat

CLINTONVILLE - The AuSable Valley boys soccer team finished 12-0-1 in the CVAC last year, and though they lost several All-Star players to graduation, they aren't losing pace in 2009.

"Last year was a special year for us, and one that we aspire to repeat," said head coach Bob Hamilton. "With many returning players and our defensive core returning, we anticipate another successful season."

Returning in the backfield this year are senior defenders Austin Davis, Curtis Loreman, and James Ford, as well as sophomore Jordan Holdridge. Midfielders include senior Devin Frazier, junior Ryan Lee, and sophomores Conner Manning and Tyler White. Junior T.J. Burl joins the team this year and will start in the net while his classmates Bucky Worrell and Sean Pulsifer round out the lineup as forwards.

Other players on the roster include senior Joe Boyce; juniors Patrick Sargent, Jeremy Wood, Mitch Miller, Zachary Snow, and Lawrence Montenaro; sophomore Robert Lee and Nathan Casey, a freshman.

"Our goals this year include repeating as Division II Champions and to make a successful run in the Class B Sectional playoffs," Hamilton added.

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