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Boys soccer

Postby Credo ut intelligam » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:19 pm

Recent Servite action against a couple of Top 10 teams in Division 1:





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Re: Boys soccer

Postby Red » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:19 pm

MD Boys Soccer must not be too bad if they played Servite to a 2-2 tie.
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Re: Boys soccer

Postby Credo ut intelligam » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:01 pm

Servite is young this year, but Mate Dei is also highly ranked. Trinity League could go to a few different teams.

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Re: Boys soccer

Postby sgthartman » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:57 pm

Sorry, Servite is not young. They have 2 freshmen, 3 sophomores on their roster. The other 25 are made up of 6-7 returning players with varsity experience and the rest seniors who where on JV last year. Spencer gives credit to seniors that have stuck it out, but often are not up to par with a more skilled freshman or sophomore, so they get minutes. Spencer has his work cut out for him this season. MD, SMCHS and Bosco will be in the hunt to break Servite’s stranglehold on the TL. Fortunately, the cupboard is far from bare at the lower levels, so look for them to continue to remain a factor.

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Re: Boys soccer

Postby Omar Bongo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:36 pm

Thanks, Sarge...nice to get a factual take here once in a while
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Re: Boys soccer

Postby Credo ut intelligam » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:49 pm

Perhaps "has less senior key players than the past few years" would have been a better expression than "young." Thank you for providing a more comprehensive rundown on the roster.

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Re: Boys soccer

Postby Omar Bongo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:58 pm

Still obsessed with me? Maybe you need a another hobby
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Re: Boys soccer

Postby Credo ut intelligam » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:52 pm

I think it's the other way around, my friend. But nice try.

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Re: Boys soccer

Postby Omar Bongo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:21 pm

Great, more petulant personal attacks. That'll really make people want to click on this thread. Anything knowledgeable on the actual topic?
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Re: Boys soccer

Postby Credo ut intelligam » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:29 pm

Dude, I'm the one who started this thread. Your only contribution has been to throw some shade my way. Your act is getting old....

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Re: Boys soccer

Postby sgthartman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:39 pm

Forgot to mention that Servite’s starting GK is sidelined for about a month, his backup is also nicked up and they’re trying to get by with a JV keeper. Kid is game, but - ahem - is relatively “vertically challenged”, which has likely already cost the Friars two matches.

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Trinity League Boys Soccer

Postby sgthartman » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:42 pm

With today’s 3-2 win over Bosco, Coach Jon Spencer’s Servite Friars clinched their SIXTH CONSECUTIVE TRINITY LEAGUE TITLE. I haven’t checked the record book, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that is a league record. Over the years there has been some good soccer talent spread throughout the league, so it has been no small feat to have repeated as champs five straight seasons. It is a credit to Spencer’s system, as he has worked with an ever-changing group of assistant coaches. If only Servite’s admin would take note of what good coaching can do for a team, and address the mess with basketball...Congratulations, Friars!

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Re: Boys soccer

Postby RPW » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:24 am

Nice work.
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Re: Boys soccer

Postby sgthartman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:09 pm

Servite FINALLY advanced to the second round of CIF playoffs, with a 3-0 win over LB Millikan. With a new look “possession”-style, the Friars cashed in their opportunities and will face Santa Ana HS tomorrow at the Bowl. Servite announced five college soccer signings this week - Concordia, Biola, Hope, CSDH, and La Verne.

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Re: Boys soccer

Postby John Q. Public » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:43 pm

Interesting to me that three of those are religious schools. And a friend of mine from MV played soccer at Azusa Pacific. Are religious colleges big on soccer or is it just coincidence? Or, considering the size of the squads, maybe "Varsity Soccer" is a good thing to have on your transcripts?
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Re: Boys soccer

Postby sgthartman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:15 pm

Probably just coincidence. The coaches have ties to local schools so there’s that. High school soccer is so much different than club. The combined team skill just isn’t there. You have kids that might be quite effective on the HS pitch, but who are quite marginal on the club circuit. And many of the more supposedly talented kids (academy teams, ODP) often don’t play HS. Colleges, especially D2, D3 are okay with having a player try out even if the kid had little/no varsity level playtime/experience. And kids who might have D1 skill - but who might not get many D1 minutes - are okay with playing at a lower level, while getting a great education (and plenty of play time) at a local school. Seen many kids get blinded by the “D1” lights, and leave home to play for a school where they will experience miserable weather, boredom, etc. and return home following their season. Typically, in my experience, kids who graduate from a Catholic HS tend to favor attending college at a like minded Catholic- or Christian-based school. Sometimes having “Servite Varsity” or “Mater Dei Varsity”, etc. on a transcript gives a kid a leg up on someone similarly qualified.

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