2016 PREVIEW: Blanchester boys soccer


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Blanchester High School boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Brant Bandow, Nick Lansing, Sam Schafer, Jacob Burden, Wesley Mitchell, Chris Farrow, Eli McEntire, Nevan Coyle; middle row, Tanner Kellermann, Jasper Damewood, Hunter Miller, Jonah Hill, Bryce Dickison, Cameron Skidmore, Cameron Gibson; back row, assistant coach Jeff Penquite, Lane Heeg, Jacob Fischer, Dakota Penquite, Noah Armocida, Cameron Crosley, head coach Troy Ballinger.


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TEAM RECORD IN 2015

14-2-2 overall, 1st SBAAC National Division, 1-1 in post-season

COACH

Troy Ballinger (9th season)

COACH’S RECORD

53-63-13

COACHES IN THE PROGRAM

Assistant coach Jeff Penquite (3rd season)

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

10

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

6

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Dakota Penquite, senior, 1st Team All-League 2015, All-Star Honors 2015 (#1 ranked goalkeeper DII, 16th overall); Brant Bandow, junior, 1st Team All-League 2015; Topher Farrow, junior, 2nd Team All-League 2015; Nevan Coyle, junior, 2nd Team All-League 2015; Sam Schafer, senior, 2nd Team All-League 2015

KEY NEWCOMERS

Wesley Mitchell, defense; Cameron Crosley, defense

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Logan Swinderman, senior, 1st Team All-League 2015, All-Star Honors 2014 (ranked 22nd DII), All- Star Honors 2015 (ranked 15nd DII), SBAAC National Division Player of the Year; Dade Coyle, senior, 1st Team All-League 2015; Brendan Daugherty, senior, 1st Team All-League 2014; Daulton Stevens, senior, 1st Team All-League 2015

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

We have many returning players with all league honors and some without that have stepped up their game so to speak. We have shown we can score early in the preseason and our defensive gaps have been filled.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

11 newcomers to the roster means there is lots of room for improvement. Getting these new guys comfortable with the pitch and the fast game-play won’t come easy, however we will get there.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

After winning league last year and maintaining many starters, I would like to think that we are among the favorites to take it again. The National Division has many upperclassmen throughout and the skill level growth from a sophomore to junior can be monstrous. It could be anyone’s title to take.

ROSTER (Number, Name, Class)

2 Cameron Skidmore Fr; 3 Cameron Gibson Fr; 4 Bryce Dickison Sr; 5 Jacob Burden Jr; 6 Jasper Damewood Fr; 7 Noah Armocida Jr; 8 Nevan Coyle Jr; 9 Eli McEntire Sr; 10 Hunter Miller So; 11 Tanner Kellermann Fr; 12 Dakota Penquite Sr; 13 Cameron Crosley Sr; 14 Topher Farrow Jr; 15 Brant Bandow Jr; 16 Wesley Mitchell Jr; 17 Sam Schafer Sr; 18 Nicholas Lansing So; 20 Lane Heeg Jr; 21 Jonah Hill Fr; 22 Jacob Fischer Jr.

SCHEDULE

Aug 18 @Taylor 5 pm scrimmage; Aug 23 @Felicity-Franklin 430 pm; Aug 25 Clermont NE 5 pm @BHS; Aug 30 @Williamsburg 5 pm

Sept 1 Bethel-Tate 5 pm @BHS; Sept 6 Georgetown 5 pm @BHS; Sept 8 New Richmond 5 pm @BHS; Sept 15 Batavia 5 pm @BHS; Sept 20 @Norwood 5 pm; Sept 22 Felicity-Franklin 7 pm @BHS; Sept 27 @Clermont NE 7 pm; Sept 29 Williamsburg 7 pm @BHS

Oct 4 @Bethel-Tate 7 pm; Oct 6 @Georgetown 7 pm; Oct 8 Fayetteville 3 pm @BHS; Oct 11 Leesburg Fairfield 7 pm @BHS; Oct 13 Goshen 7 pm @BHS

The Blanchester High School boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Brant Bandow, Nick Lansing, Sam Schafer, Jacob Burden, Wesley Mitchell, Chris Farrow, Eli McEntire, Nevan Coyle; middle row, Tanner Kellermann, Jasper Damewood, Hunter Miller, Jonah Hill, Bryce Dickison, Cameron Skidmore, Cameron Gibson; back row, assistant coach Jeff Penquite, Lane Heeg, Jacob Fischer, Dakota Penquite, Noah Armocida, Cameron Crosley, head coach Troy Ballinger.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_BSCR_blanteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Brant Bandow, Nick Lansing, Sam Schafer, Jacob Burden, Wesley Mitchell, Chris Farrow, Eli McEntire, Nevan Coyle; middle row, Tanner Kellermann, Jasper Damewood, Hunter Miller, Jonah Hill, Bryce Dickison, Cameron Skidmore, Cameron Gibson; back row, assistant coach Jeff Penquite, Lane Heeg, Jacob Fischer, Dakota Penquite, Noah Armocida, Cameron Crosley, head coach Troy Ballinger. Mark Huber | News Journal

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

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