Mahopac got some mojo back last season, winning a Section 1 title for the first time in x seasons. And then eight starters walked across the stage on graduation day. The biggest job now is filling those roster spots with up-and-coming talent so the program doesn’t loose a lot of momentum.
“We’re just going to keep preaching what we’ve been preaching,” co-head coach Mike Haddeland said. “Our goal every year is going to be to win a Section 1 title. That was our goal when we played here. Our coaching staff does a good job bringing tradition. Our seniors every year have to step up. Those guys last year led us there and these guys this year have to do the same.”
The Indians are not coming back empty-handed. Anthony Berardis and Charlie Evans are coming back to anchor what should be a pretty strong midfield. Replacing three starting attackmen is going to be the biggest concern.
“We’ve got a lot of young guys who didn’t get much time last year who are going to get their chance,” Berardis said. “We’ve all been waiting for this day, and we did a lot of work in the offseason. We got up every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 a.m. and worked out before school.”
Mahopac had 43 kids show up for try outs today, and will move or cut 15 of them before the first scrimmage next week.