Family is the word Men’s Varsity Soccer captains Paddy Hoepp and Kyle Reopelle used to describe their team. They have faith in their team because of their team’s belief in the team’s cohesion even with the loss of key players.
“There’s no reason why we shouldn’t compete and continue to have the success we’ve been having.”
Players like goalie Michael Da Silva, starting center and leading goal scorer, were replaced by incoming freshman, 10 of which are on the 28 varsity roster. Reopelle described the freshman as equipped. Neither Heopp nor Reopelle feel a great amount of pressure in maturing the beginning athletes.
“If we take it one game at a time, and we play well, and we play hard, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t compete and continue to have the success we’ve been having,” Head Coach David Blahnik said. “We plan on having more success this year than we have in the past couple years.”
The Tigers’ first game is Friday Sept. 29, where they will be serving fans free root beer.