2010-08-25 / Sports

Cros-Lex Pioneers

Varsity Boys Soccer
Coach: Markus Munger, 3rd season

2009 season: BWAC 3-9 (tied for 5th place), Overall 4-14-1

Top returning players (18 returning overall): Tyler Andrews (Sr., F; scored team-high 11 goals; HM All-BWAC); Justin Partlo (Sr., MF; Capt.; 1st Team All-BWAC); Luke Fabian (Sr., D; Capt,; HM All-BWAC); Jordan Chrzanowski (Sr., F); Anthony Munger (Jr., MF; had 7 goals and 4 assists last year); Tom Houghton (Sr., D); Richard Drozer (Sr., GK)

Also returning: Zach Drozer (Sr., D); Troy Flathau (So., D); Erin Hinojosa (So., MF); Brad Kautz (So., D/GK); Collin Manninen (So., F); Zach Maxfield (Sr., D/MF); Blaine Radtke (So., MF); Michael Shelton (So., MF); Greg Ward (So., F); Jacob Whittredge (So., D); Brandon Yelinek (So., MF)

Key losses to graduation: Travis Ellul (All-BWAC, All District, team MVP)

Top new prospects: returning sophomores - Ward, Whittredge, Kautz, Manninen, Yelinek

Munger on this year’s team: “The team is strong and has good leadership with several seniors..... Our seniors have a belief in the team and a passion to play. We will be filling some spots on the field with sophomores, but the they are strong and spirited.”

Munger on the BWAC (Note: Yale enters first official season in BWAC soccer for a full 8-team conference): “The BWAC is always strong and games can usually go either way. Imlay City will be very strong and Armada should contend for the top. Both were younger last year but performed well. (Coach) Tony Kunce at Richmond will make it difficult for all of us. His team is always prepared.”

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