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Delsea Boys Varsity Preview

Sunday, August 1, 1999

By Vince Nestore
Delsea Boys Varsity Soccer Coach

First to the departing seniors: John Epley, T.J. Velykis, Steven Yurchak, Doug Scott, Matt Leckenbusch, Scott Sundberg, and Jimmy Dutton, you men will be missed. You were the hardest group of graduating seniors I've ever had to say good-bye to. You guys always made practice and games fun, plus you made my job look easy and always managed to make me laugh. You men compiled a record over fours years of 68 - 13 - 5.

I'm proud to say they all will be going to college and be playing at the next level this fall.

John EpleyStockton University
T.J. VelykisWashington College
Steven YurchakWashington College
Doug ScottKutztown University
Matt LeckenbuschElon University
Scott SundbergGloucester County College
Jimmy DuttonGloucester County College

This year's team is still stinging about our loss in the finals and are looking at getting another chance at Scotch Plains. They will be there. The team set out on May 24th with captains practices with the heart and will to get back to Trenton State and the finals. It's been their goal since that last whistle blew. They've got the fire and it's even stronger than that of last year's team. It should be an interesting season but these guys will give it their best shot. That's all a coach can ask of his players. This year's team will look to build on our record in Tri-County over four years of 53 - 2 - 1. It won't be easy. Tri-County has some of the toughest teams in South Jersey, Kingsway, Clearview, Williamstown, Deptford, and look out for Woodstown. Best of luck to this year's team and best of luck to last year's players moving on to the next level.

The 1999 - 2000 team captains are Ken Muits (Sr.), Chris Reska (Sr.), and Tommy Corsanico (Sr.). Ken Muits finished the "99" season with 13 goals and 11 assists. Ken placed second on the team in scoring behind John Epley's 32 goals. Chris Reska was our marking back last season and did a great job. With his height of 6'2 he will be our target player on most set plays. Tom Corsanico was our play maker at the mid-field position last season and looks to increase his goal production this year. Tom finished with 2 goals last year.

Dean Minton was only a sophmore last season but, defeated the likes of Haddonfield, Ocean City, Egg Harbor, Lower Cape May, Ocean Twp., and almost gave us a state championship against Scotch Plains. Dean finished the season with a .95 goals against average. He is on pace to break Mike Murray's career shutout record of 24 set in 1996-97. Dean had 12 shutouts last fall. Only a junior, the team will look to Dean for some big plays this fall.

Some new and returning players are:

Ryan Savage (Sr.), a transfer from North East Catholic in PA.
Justin Micarelli (Sr.), 10 goals 7 assists.
Evan Haas (Sr.), 5 goals 2 assists. The most impressive thing about Evan was his 1600 SAT score last spring.
Justin Falisi (Sr.), good speed and a excellent marking back, will replace Matt Leckenbusch. Very strong.
Bryon Powell (Jr.), 4 goals. Fast! Forward or mid-fielder.
Brock Boland (So.), big kid 6'0 forward. good skills.
Doug Cline (So.), for big kid 5'11 great speed and control.
Clay Stiles (So.), defender.
Kevin Cunningham (So.), 2 goals.
Malik Church (Fr.), forward or mid-fielder, big kid 6'0, very, very fast.
Anthony Delia (Fr.), might start as a forward big kid 5'11. Great skill.
Matt Delrossi (Fr.), forward or mid-fielder, good ball skills, big kid 5'11/ 6'0., Click the logo to go to the free soccer only search engine.

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