New soccer coach brings “street soccer” smarts

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Jack Titzer, reporter

The boys soccer team ended last season with a record of 3-11-1 and they are hoping new coach Dan Priscu can lead them to a winning record next season.

Many of the players are ecstatic about the new coach, hoping for a change in pace and a winning record next season.

“I think the new coach could easily change our record from last year because he can capitalize on our young talent and most of our team coming back. We also lost to teams that we were better than because we got outcoached,” sophomore Edan Young said.
Sophomore Ethan Baugh also had something to say about his excitement for the new coach.

“I am most excited that he is young and will connect with us and our play style more. I also hope that he is more energetic and willing to put in the work we need to be a good team. Hopefully, he is a nice guy and will adapt well to our team through open communication and doing what is needed to succeed as a team together,” Baugh said.

All the players on the team want to show him what they can do.

“It is definitely a fresh start, and I think that all of us are ready to take on the challenge and step up to the plate. All the returning players have to show him what we got and give it our all. I definitely believe that we can succeed next season,” Young said.

The pressure is on for the new young coach as much as the players.

“I’ve played futsal, also known as street soccer, a much quicker version of normal soccer and something that helps a lot with control, dribbling, and movement. Working in those areas, as well as in the smaller groups that futsal is played in, will help provide a good foundation for what we’re going to try and do out on the pitch,” Coach Dan Priscu said.