The 2010 boys soccer team was “much more competitive this year,” said Penn Manor’s athletic director, Jeff Roth.
The soccer team went 8-7-3 this year but kept competitive in every match expect for when they were badly defeated by Conestoga Valley. The final score in that game was 4-1. Every loss except for that was by only one goal.
Although Penn Manor will be losing eight seniors this year, including William Chalfant who will be attending Temple University to play soccer, the team is looking forward to having starting forward Andrew Herr and goalie Taylor Skelly, return for next year.
Skelly, a sophomore who played this year to replace senior Kyle Kann, is looking forward to playing the next two years. Herr, a junior, who suffered with mono throughout most of the season, should be ready to lead the team next year.
Tyler Wilson, a senior midfielder, saw this season as a success, saying “my favorite part of the season was when we beat Township 2-1 at home.”
Wilson said their recipe for success was the fact they had played with each other for quite a long time.
“We actually all played together when we were little, so we played well together this season,” Wilson added.
The boy’s soccer team, who are know
n to be physical, was more productive than dangerous this year.
“I only got four yellow cards and one red card this season,” said Wilson.
Chalfant, who was a leader this year, stated “we came together as a team overall, and put forth a serious effort.”
But senior, Clark Habecker, one of Penn Manor’s senior defenders, said that teamwork was the key.
“As a team when we worked together, we performed well, and when we tried to work alone we performed badly,” Habecker said.
Habecker also added that he is looking forward to Austin Howett starting to replace him next year.
By Brian Dunne