Torreys 2014-2015 Preview
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Torreys enter this season with high expectations as eleven of the sixteen players return from last year's 9-7-6 squad.
Goalkeeping: This is the only area where Torreys lack experience. Two seniors with no high school soccer experience are vying for the starting position. Ali Moradi, who played goalkeeper in youth soccer, has grown quickly in confidence and maturity during the early training sessions. Greg Coffman, one of the captains of the CIF chmpionship football team, will give soccer a shot this year.
Defense: This veteran group should allow the inexperince goalkeeper to face less pressure as he grows into his role. Sweeper Grayson Lyman, four year starter and a key member of the footbal and cross country CIF championship teams, will once again organize the defense from his key sweeper position. Alex Bigeriego, who excels at heading and passing, will open up as stopper. Isaac Hendren, a tough and skilled player returns at right back, while a much improved Niko Pelette, last year's substitute, will start at left back. Another first year player from the football team, Cole Goldklang, and Jason Martel, who last played high school soccer his Freshman year, should provide depth at the position.
Midfield: This unit should provide much excitement as LJCDS will continue to play short passing posession style. Offensive center midfielder Roman Martin who recently signed with one of the country's premier collegeprograms, Wake Forest, gained a great deal of experience and confidence playing in the academy program. He should provide some of the scoring with his excellent shot, as well as set up opportunities for his teammates with his excellent vision, decision making and passing. Ben Engfelt, an intelligent, steady player and strong ball winner, who expects to play next year at Swathmore College, will likely combine in the middle of the field with Martin. Senior Matt Mindel (five goals and five assists last year), is one of the most athletic, skilled and versatile members of the squad will start for the fourth straight season, either at midfield or as forward. Ben Coden, who scored some key goals last year, is yet another returning starter at midfield. Torreys are fortunate to have a slew of excellent young players ready to step in. Sophomore Thibault Albatro saw significant playing time last year, and Freshmen Zach Engfelt and Josh Molyneux, both top club players.
Forwards: Junior Sean Shevel was a key player last year as forward and midfielder. He is an sgressive and tactically savvy player who should improve on his last years eight goals and seven assists. He should partner well up front with a Sophomore transfer Stephan May who has shown excellent work rate and superior speed. well suited to his defensive midfield position with his energy, tough tackling and excellent passing ability. Another speedy player, junior Phillip Lee, should once again provide key goals (six goals last year). Senior Cody Galvan, like Coffman and Goldklang a mmber of the football team and newcomer to the sport, will also likely play the forward position.
Coaching: Jerry Fleischhacker returns for his twenty fourth season. He will be assisted by Dave Henshaw, an excellent player and a former member of the Duke University club team. JV coaches, Enrique Garcia (14th year at LJCDS) and Drew Erickson, who played college soccer at Gettysburg, will also help to develop the varsity squad.
For team and individual history of LJCDS soccer please click on the following documents:
LJCDS boys' soccer results and team records
LJCDS boys' soccer individual achievements and records
LJCDS boys' soccer career and season scoring leaders
LJCDS boys' soccer goalkeeping leaders