Coach: Larry Thornton (first year)

Conference: KVAC Class: B

Last year: 7-6-1, lost in Western B quarterfinals

Returning players: Seniors — Noah Parker (SW), Shane Missler (MF), Tyler Ritter (MF/F),  Adam Wilcox (FB/MF), Andrew Wilcox (FB/MF), Jake Luce (MF), Alex Kennedy (MF/F), Tristen Begin (SP), Nick Guild (G); Juniors — Trevor Judd (MF), James Herlihey (SK/MF), Camden Noll (SW/MF), Jacob Chabot (G), Brett Simard (SK), Ben Nichols (MF); Sophomores — Noah Preble (SK/F), Nate Goodine (G), Austin Gilboe (MF), Zack Whitney (SK/F), Eli Kraut (SP/SW), Connor Maurais (FB), Andrew Catanese (MF.

Key losses: Dustin Jones, Erik Taylor, Lucas Preble, Adam Gettle, Greg Whitney

Promising newcomers: Freshmen — Mason Shink (MF), Landon Brochu (F/MF/FB), Michael Dyke (MF/F), Will Thornton (FB), Brady Walp (SK/F), Jason Howes (SK/F), Logan Howes (SK), Matt Nichols (F).

Season outlook: Thornton returns to a program he was part of starting, just as Spruce Mountain makes the leap to the KVAC. The Phoenix return an abundance of experience and are coming off what Thornton calls one of the best preseasons he’s been part off.  The KVAC schedule will be a tough one, but the Phoenix hope to meet the challenge.


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