2015 Boys’ Soccer Preview: Spruce Mountain

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Coach: Bill Acritelli (fourth year)

Conference: KVAC: Class: B

Last year: 0-14

Returning players: Seniors — Jacob Chabot (G), James Herlihy (F), Brian Jones (FB), Trevor Judd (MF), Ben Nichols (FB), Camden Noll (FB); Juniors — William Brenner (F), Austin Gilboe (MF), Nate Godine (MF), Eli Krout (FB), Connor Maurais (FB), Zach Whitney (MF); Sophomores — Landon Brochu (MF), Michael Dyke (MF), Jason Howes (F), Logan Howes (F), Mason Shink (MF), Will Thornton (FB).

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Key losses: Noah Parker (SW), Shane Missler (MF), Tyler Ritter (MF), Adam Wilcox (FB), Andrew Wilcox (FB), Jake Luce (MF), Alex Kennedy (MF), Tristen Begin (SP), Nick Guild (G).

Promising newcomers: Senior — Tyler Tibbetts (G); Sophomore — Brady Walp (F); Freshmen — John Brenner (MF), Bryce Chavez (F), Michael Jones (MF), Andrew Shaw (MF), Garret Smith (F).

Season outlook: Acritelli returns to the program he coached for three seasons before stepping down prior to last fall. After a difficult season in which the coach resigned hours after the first game, the Phoenix are hoping to bounce back. Acritelli has much of last year’s team returning. It was a tough introduction to the KVAC last fall, but the Phoenix hope to be more competitive and continue the momentum they had built prior to last season.

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