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2012 high school boys soccer preview capsules

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Central's Caleb Strickland, left, and Notre Dame's Christian Westrich chase the ball during their game last year at Central.
(Missourian file photo)
Central Tigers

Coach: Dan Martin

Last season's record: 7-14-2

2011 final game: Lost to Jackson 4-0 in a Class 3 District 1 semifinal

Returning starters: Tyler Anderson, sr., DEF; Nick Barnes, sr., FOR; Ethan Groshong, jr., DEF; Austin Bagley, jr., GK; Chandler Bagley, jr., MID; Duncan McKinley, jr., MID; Eric Craiglow, jr., MID; Matt Chism, jr., FOR; Caleb Strickland, jr., DEF

Jackson's Blake Kingree knocks the ball away from De Smet's Prince Kabadeh during their Class 3 sectional game in Jackson last season.
(Missourian file photo)
Other returning players: Preston Mecum, jr., DEF; Matt Castillo, jr., MID; Josh Moore, sr., FOR

Top newcomers: Dashawn Blissett, fr., FOR

Jackson Indians

Coach: Zack Walton

Last season's record: 16-6

2011 final game: Lost to De Smet 3-0 in a Class 3 sectional

Roster: Braxton McDowell, sr.; Keagan Cavanah, sr.; Brandon Menz, sr.; Blake Kingree, sr.; Nic Stone, sr.; Austin Gammon, sr.; Ben Johnston, sr.; Kellon Chiles, sr.; Nolan Weber, sr.; J.C. Poore, jr.; Michael Depuy, jr.; Kendall Townsend, jr.; Kurtis Shrum, jr.; Trey Wadley, jr.; Michael Houchin, so.; Ryan Harvey, so., Christian Brown, so., Tyler Slinkard, so., Seth Carr, so., Josh Stortz, so., Preston Arnold, so., Aaron Voshage, fr., Brayden Wilson, fr., Hunter Keple, fr., Curtis McElroy, fr., Kameron Christensen, fr., Caleb Wadley, fr.

Notre Dame Bulldogs

Coach: Brad Wittenborn

Last season's record: 17-8

2011 final game: Lost to Perryville 5-4 on penalty kicks in a Class 2 District 1 semifinal

Returning starters: Logan Buchheit, sr., MID; Luke Mocherman, sr., FOR; Carson Bruenderman, sr., MID; Matthew Parsons, sr., FOR

Other returning players: Christian Westrich, sr., MID; Kenrick Niedbalski, sr., MID; Stephen Brennan, sr., DEF; Benjamin Parsons, so., MID; Riley Bauer, sr., DEF

Top newcomers: Jake Janet, sr., FOR; Ethan Derrington, jr., GK; Thomas Himmelberg, so., GK; Ben Dohogne, jr., MID; Brock Hammers, jr., DEF; Colin Kramer, jr., FOR; Caleb McMillan, jr., DEF; Cameron Ross, jr., FOR; Ben Wedemeier, jr., DEF; Russell Beussink, so., MID; Jake Powderly, so., FOR; Devin Ziegler, so., MID

Saxony Lutheran Crusaders

Coach: Ryan Schweain

Last season's record: 9-16

2011 final game: Lost to St. Pius 6-1 in the Class 1 District 1 title game

Returning starters: Collin Sprandel, sr., MID; Brandon Fritsche, sr., DEF; Logan Sprandel, sr., FOR; Anthony Etzold, sr., MID; Hunter Coe, jr., MID; Zach Beal, jr., GK

Other returning players: Curtis Boren, so., MID; Ryan Palmer, so., MID

Top newcomers: Ethan Mirly, sr., GK/FOR; Jason Frueger, sr., DEF; Conrad Bonney, so., MID; Luke LeGrand, so., MID; Nathan Hurst, fr., DEF; Connor Klein, fr., FOR; Peyton Mink, fr., FOR; Joe Rubach, fr., FOR

Perryville Pirates

Coach: Matt Spinner

Last season's record: 15-9

2011 final game: Lost to Sikeston 1-0 in the Class 2 District 1 title game

-- All information provided by coaches

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