Elder soccer 2019 finishes with a bang

The team biting gold after becoming District champions

On the cold rainy night of October 29, the Elder soccer team played Lakota East at Monroe High School. It was a hard-played game by the Panthers, but unfortunately, they lost 4-2. It was a very sad moment for the players and fans. It was difficult to see my friends so upset, but they appreciated the support from the soccer community and student body. I decided that to honor my friends who play and the program, I would go over their season and recognize the seniors who have dedicated so much time to Elder Soccer.

The team ended their season with a regular season record of 12-6-2. They came in third place in the GCL. The team worked hard all season and defeated many opponents that we consider rivals such as Oak Hills and Moeller. I had the chance to catch up with my friend and offensive leader, Connor Ammon.

“There was a remarkable bond between everyone in the team. It was a true brotherhood. I’m sad that I will be moving on from Elder soccer, but I wouldn’t trade the memories for anything in the world.” Connor, along with Carson Owens, have been playing varsity Elder soccer since they were freshman, so this means very much to them. Connor had some words to share about what we can expect in the future.

“There will be a solid core group of returning players to lead next years team and carry on the legacy of Elder soccer.” The program is going to miss their seniors who have contributed a lot to the team, but it is very good to hear that there is a bright future ahead of us.

Lastly, I would like to recognize the seniors who have dedicated much of their time here at Elder to the program. These players would include: Connor Ammon, Nick Hunter, Nathan Bill, Anthony Rollison, Tylar Jansing, Cam Jansing, Carson Owens, Mike Abel, Ben Witsken, and Greyden Deutenberg.

The soccer community is very proud of all of these young men, and we wish them all luck in their future. Thank you for your time. Altiora.