Jacqui Nickell
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The first Lakehill all boys soccer team recently concluded a successful season under the direction of Coach Thomas Cantu. The Warriors were led this season by seniors and returning starters Ellis Meyer and Sam RosenRyan MotesMaxwell Byrd, and Ethan Westerberg were also huge contributors as returners. Austin RutherfordBrayden Neill, and Tommy Johnson worked their way into the starting lineup also making a huge impact throughout the season. With a young roster, several freshmen had the opportunity to step up and shine.

The Warriors’ season began with three non-district matchups before the holiday break. With a 2-1 record going into January, the Warriors kicked off district play on Thursday, January 5 against Dallas Lutheran with a hard fought matchup. Andrew Knipp began to shine early on and earned District Freshman of the Year by scoring five goals, two of which were headers. Kalyan ReedyGrafton RobinsonLouis Descarpentries, and Maverick Kessler all stepped up in different ways to benefit the Warriors on the offensive and defensive sides.

The year of firsts seemed to be a theme for this first all boys soccer team. Ryan scored his first penalty kick. Maverick played his first soccer game. Austin started his first game and scored his first goal. Lastly, two games ended in penalty kicks, a first for the program.

Congratulations to Coach Thomas Cantu and the first all boys soccer team.

2023 Roster:

Maxwell Byrd

Louis Descarpentries

Samuel Kane

Andrew Knipp

Nicholas Meadows

Ellis Meyer

Ryan Motes

Brayden Neill

Kalyan Reddy

Grafton Robinson

Samuel Rosen

Austin Rutherford

Ma'Ki Shaw

Ethan Westerberg

Kelvin Walker

Maverick Kessler

Tommy Johnson

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