The McPherson Bullpups Boys Soccer team had a great season, finishing 15-3-1. The team was led by stalwart seniors. Drew Schrader, Britton Haigh, Jael Jamie, and Samy Jamie were a potent quartet on the opponent’s side of the field. Rhett Edmondson, Trenton Stecklein, Tyler Hoxie, and Nathan Lloyd formed a formidable backline that held up against most offenses this season. This team got contributions from every level. They scored 76 goals and only allowed 19 goals for a positive point differential of 56!
Last week I asked Coach Chris Adrian some questions about this great season:
The eight seniors really seemed like critical cogs on this team, I’m thinking specifically of the second half of the Emporia game, how much will they be missed?
Coach Adrian: “This senior class was special, not just because of their talent, but also because of their leadership. You could really see their will to win in the second half of the Emporia game get us across the finish line. The season ended sooner than we wanted, but the accomplishments of this group cannot be defined by one game. These seniors have left their mark on the program and will really be missed.”
If you had to pick an MVP for this team who would it be and why?
Coach Adrian: It’s impossible for me to pick the most valuable player on the team because there were so many players critical to the team’s success. That’s what really made this team special and a tough matchup. I normally have 2-3 captains on a team but this class had 5 and they all deserved to wear the captain’s band.
Your thoughts on next year?
Coach Adrian: I’m sure next year will be strange at the start of the season because this senior class has been such a big part of the squad for several years but there are guys ready and waiting for their turn. This program has always been strong and I’m looking forward to seeing which boys are going to step up and fill positions.
Congrats to Coach Adrian and the boys’ soccer team on all of their accomplishments this season, including earning a 5A regional championship.