Boys’ Soccer Improves Record With New Coach

Boys’ Soccer Improves Record With New Coach

M. Swan

Tennyson May, Sports Editor

With a new year, new coach, and new faces on the team, the boys’ soccer team got off to its best start in four years. As of now, they are 2-4-2 in league and 5-9-4 overall.

Despite not exactly dominating, the team is currently doing better than past seasons, such as the winless 2010 season.

Much of their new success stems from the dynamic duo of Nick Bhachu ‘12 and Taro Kyllonen ‘12. These two boys have provided leadership as captains and have provided most of the offense for their team, combining for a large majority of the team’s goals.

Bhachu, primarily a forward, has tallied nine goals and six assists, while Kyllonen, who normally plays goalie but has come out of the goal in order to fulfill the team’s needs, has scored five goals and dished out eight assists.
Other key players include Mikey Worthington ‘12, Ryan Dias ‘12, and John Warrington ’13 who is also a captain. New additions to the team include Ari Migdale ‘12, Michael Akay ‘13, Jared Visher ‘14, and Kyle Visher ‘14.

New coach Fabian Amezaga has also been instrumental to the team’s improvement. “I’m not sure if it’s all because of him, but he’s definitely made a very positive impact on us,” said Kyllonen. “It says a lot when we go from last every year to being able to play with the best teams in the league.”

“Fab has a lot of tactics that are similar to our last coach’s, but he’s been able to bring us together and we’ve been executing more than we have in the past,” said Bhachu.

Currently ranked sixth in DFAL, the team has a chance to make the NCS playoffs this year. The team still has a lot of room for improvement. “Our problems aren’t really physical, they’re more mental,” said Bhachu. “We really need to improve our energy, mentality and our heart.”

If these improvements can be made quickly, the boys soccer team could have one of its most successful seasons in recent years. If the team can win three out of its last four games, the boys will make the NCS playoffs.
The boy’s played Dougherty Valley at home the day that the Mirador went to press.