#lohudsoccer preview: Hackley

Hackley senior forward Sam Rinzler is a lohud boys soccer 2016 Elite 11 selection.

Hackley senior forward Sam Rinzler is a lohud boys soccer 2016 Elite 11 selection.

2016 Hackley Hornets
Coach — John Gillard

28th year as head coach

What was your final record last season and where did you finish in the playoffs? We went to the semifinals of the NYSAIS tournament, losing on PKs. We lost the league by one point. Our record was 13-3-3.

Who are your key returning players? 
Sam Rinzler (12)- center forward, captain
Fernando Docters (12)- center half back, captain
Matt Braver (10)- half back
Jackson Corrigan (12)- sweeper, captain
Steve Warhahftig (12)- goalie

Who are the key players that you lost to graduation? We lost three key players to graduation — Goalie George Wangensteen and center backs James Breen and Rob Hallock.

Who is the most skilled offensive player on your team? Sam Rinzler.

The best defender? Jackson Corrigan.

The fastest? Rinzler.

The biggest hustler? Fernando Docters.

What do you consider to be your team’s biggest challenges for the season? Biggest challenge is putting together a brand new flat back four.

What would you like your team identity or motto to be? Our motto is simple: Finish what we started. This is group of seniors who experienced heartbreak last season and have no desire to repeat that. They want to win it all.

Up next: Valhalla

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