A year after going unbeaten and being ranked No. 1 in the nation before losing to Northwestern in the Class 4A state championship match, the Spring Valley boys soccer team put together a 13-7-3 season and finished second to Rock Hill in Region 4-4A.
Not bad for a rebuilding project of a season.
“We had 15 of our 23 players playing varsity for the first time,” said Vikings coach Dave Clark. “We were young but gained a lot of experience and that should help for next year.”
The 2010 edition will build around returning starters Ben Limbaugh, Pierce Flanders, Antoine Parris, Steven Verdugo, Sahil Shah, David Cooke, Nick Aizcorbe, and Anthony Verdugo.
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Matt Harding, Taylor Wells and Troy Szadek are the only departing senior starters.