Soccer girls bring back the attack
The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston soccer girls bring back seven starters among 14 letter winners. Both all-conference performers graduated, but senior forward Gabby Roble received honorable mention during the Warriors’ 3-14 campaign last autumn – the most wins in the last four seasons. Chris Jandt is back for his sixth season as head coach for the Warrior girls, following five years with the boys program (head coach two years). He said starters return at all forward and wing positions, but the defense must be restocked. Jandt praised the skills and potential of Josie Foster, who will be the starting goalkeeper as an eighth grader. Two-time All-TRC Honorable Mention Warrior, Vivian Seymour, returns for her second season as assistant coach. There are 40 players grades 7 through 12.
Few new faces for soccer boys
Familiarity is foremost for the Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston boys soccer squad, which lost no one to graduation. Even without any seniors, last year’s Warriors snapped a 34-match losing streak on the way to last year’s breakout 5-11-1 record. Junior standout Austin Meyer was all-conference as was sophomore August Allen, the latter earning the accolade as a freshman goalkeeper. All three receiving honorable mention also return – seniors Sam Flatin and Dominick Konkel plus juniors Gabe Morey and Elijah Nolte. Former assistant Craig Hahn moves up to take the reins after last year’s head coach relocated out of the area. Jay Marschall is the assistant coach for the 39-player high school and junior high roster.