Schalmont boys soccer ready to challenge for league and Sectional titles in 2018

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Head coach: Vito Urbano

Last year’s record: 15-4-1

Playoff result: lost to Ichabod Crane 2-0 in the Class B Sectional final

Returning starters: Jared Smith (senior defense), Dylan Edwards (senior defense), Andrew Kessler (senior defense), Gabe Comenzo (senior midfielder), Matt Horwedel (senior midfielder), Luca Santabarbara (senior forward), Ryan Edwards (sophomore forward)

Graduated: Justin Bush (goalkeeper), John Sanders (defense), Alex Diana (midfielder), Will Britton (forward), Justin Marotta (defense), TJ Kitchner (forward), John Pareis (forward), Ryan Older (forward)

Newcomers: Ryan Taylor (sophomore goalkeeper), Devin Hodoroski (sophomore defense), Nate Sprenger (junior defense), Dylan Martin (junior midfielder/goalkeeper), Noah Britton (sophomore midfielder), Andrew Kusek (freshman midfielder), Zach Metzold (junior forward), Hamza Noor (junior forward), Dan Tommasone (sophomore forward), Mattia Viscusi (sophomore forward)

Outlook for season: The Sabres return three key pieces to their offense in Edwards (team-leading 22 goals in 2017), Santabarbara (17 goals) and Horwedel (team-leading 14 assists).

“Schalmont returns seven starters, six of which are seniors,” said Urbano. “These seven returning starters contributed to over 81 percent of the team’s goals last season, so the Sabres should have a lot of firepower back this year.”

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