WILLSBORO - The Willsboro boys soccer team finished 6-3-1 in the MVAC last year, but anticipate an even better season this year with many returning starters.
Clay Sherman, Patrick Wells and Alex Hamel, who combined for 46 goals and 18 assists last season, return along with All-Star forward Lucas Strong to lead the attack on offense. Senior Jordan Blanchard will provide additional depth.
The team also returns an experinced defensive core in senior Tyler Pierce, junior Alex Shepherd, and sophomores Nick Ball. Dakota Sayward, Clayton Cross, and John Pollock return to anchor the midfield. Justin Drinkwine, also an All-Star last year, will start in the net.
New to the team this year are Brandon Bertrand, Jeffrey Bigelow, Elliot Pierce, Cody Sayward, and Maksat Atayev.
"Division I is very tough this season with strong teams like Chazy and Elizabethtown," said head coach Andrew Lee, "but I feel that if our off-the-field chemistry is the same as our on-the-field chemistry, we should have a good season."