2016 Solomon Schechter Lions
Coach — Bryan Lamana
Ninth year as head coach
What was your final record last season and where did you finish in the playoffs? 13-5-2 and we lost in the Class C state finals to Notre Dame.
Who are your key returning players? Our key returners include: Senior midfielder Jonathan Rand, senior goalie Noah Dunn, senior defender Ben Goldberg, junior forward Miles Ogihara and junior midfielder Jonathan Tolchinksy.
Who are the key players that you lost to graduation? Daniel Kohen and Noam Goldberg.
Did you gain or lose any players from the U.S. Academy system? No.
Who is the most skilled offensive player on your team? Looking forward to a very productive season from senior midfielder Jonathan Rand and hoping Jonathan Tolchinsky can get more involved here.
The best defender? Ben Goldberg will anchor the back the line.
The fastest? Forward: Miles Ogihara.
The biggest hustler? Defenders: Eitan Abecassis and Cameron Roth.
What do you consider to be your team’s biggest challenges for the season? We have one of the more difficult schedules I can remember this season and hope to remain consistent and competitive in all matches.
What would you like your team identity or motto to be? Every year we make it a point to be more fit and work harder than the opposition. The team is buying into a system that has proven effective and remain hungry for success.
Up next: Lakeland
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