2023 Season Review
The boys soccer team finished the season with a record 7-8-2. After a bit of a slow start, the team hit their stride at the right time leading up to sectionals. They had a big win against Franklin Central, the second big win against the Flashes that season, but after a tough battle against Columbus North, the Royals fell in the sectional final 2-4. Columbus North went on to make it to semi-state, so the team was proud of the way they challenged the Bulldogs.
Coach Schilten shared that this is what he’s most proud of regarding the season, “The resilience the team showed time and time again is really special. We had a rough start to the season, but we bounced back quickly with some hard-fought wins over great competitors. We always got back up after getting knocked down, and that resulted in some big wins for the program.”
The season may have been a little tough for the boys, but some big recognition came from their efforts. Senior Eli Miller was named MVP, awarded the Leadership Award and he earned Indiana Soccer Coaches Association (ISCA) 1st Team All-District IV, All-Conference, All-County and ISCA Academic All-State. Additional members of the team that earned ISCA Academic All-State include senior Ries Schilten, juniors Andrew Curry, Alex Gazpar-Martinez, Conner Johnson and William Laker and sophomore Tomas Vecchio. Senior Kiefer Lawry won the Mental Attitude Award, and Ries Schilten was also given the Sportsmanship Award. Senior Jose Silva-Aguilar earned the ISCA Top Team Player, and senior Isaac Gomez-Alejo earned ISCA 2nd Team All-District IV, All-Conference and All-County Honorable Mention.