Soccer preview: It’s fishing season


Armando Marnoto

GHS Soccer team poses in front of Fisherman Statue

JOE KIBANGO, Staff Writer

The Gloucester boys soccer team is coming off of a somewhat average season; one in which they did not qualify for the postseason. The Fishermen have been working hard during this preseason in preparation for the upcoming 2017 season.

The returning seniors are Joe Kibango, Chris MacDonald, Lasse Struppe, Gian Luca LoContro, Kyle Kariores, Roger Tanaka, and Bevan Worrell, and returning juniors include Elijah Elliot and Andrea Napoli.

With a nice blend of veteran leadership and young potential, this group of talent is hoping to build off of the momentum they gained late in the season last year, which unfortunately did not end the way they had hoped.

“This is probably the most experienced team I’ve had. They have been playing well in scrimmages and practicing hard in preparation for the season. High school sports are all about confidence and I like this team’s early confidence in one another,” said head coach Armando Marnoto.

The team has high hopes this year. Coming off of a successful summer league, Gloucester is entering the preseason with a lot of confidence in their game. They have their sights set, yet again, on qualifying for the playoffs and proving that years of development can pay off with tangible success.

However, with a 7-7-2 record last season, Gloucester must come out of the gates strong, proving lingering doubters wrong with solid play and dynamic coaching by resident head honco Marnoto.

Gloucester’s season opener is at home in the New Balance Field on Friday September, 6th at 7:30 PM against Marblehead.