Fall sports preview: Men’s soccer

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Megaphone Staff

Head coach: Mr. Joel Russell

Varsity assistant coaches: Mr. Quinn Kelley ’13, Mr. Paul Wesseling

JV Blue coaches: Mr. Pat McGuiness, Mr. Brandon Eley ‘15

JV Gold coaches: Mr, Rod Stuart ’86, Mr. Sean Delaney

First official IHSAA-allowed practice: Aug. 6

Last year’s varsity record: 9-9-2

Last year’s highlights: Team won the Sectional and City titles and participated in the Regional.

Key returning team members: Seniors Reid Brenton; midfield; senior Jameson Browne, defense; senior Mic DeWeese, goalie; senior Jake Wallmeier, goalie.

Varsity opener: Aug. 17 vs. Brownsburg at home (Lawrence Park)

Key games this season: The Irish will host Bishop Chatard on Aug. 28 at 2:30 p.m; the team plays Brebeuf Jesuit on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at home; the team hosts Carmel on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at home.

From Coach Russell: “2020 should be an exciting season for the Irish. We have a great returning class of seniors along with some dynamic young players. Our ability to defend and score on teams from the counter attack and from defending in high areas of the field will make us a dangerous team.”