Coach Matt Reightler was kind enough to put this season recap together just before he announced his resignation. Thanks coach!
Entering the 2021 fall season, we had very high expectations for this team. We returned the majority of our varsity roster from the previous season and welcomed in a very talented freshman class that we hoped would make an impact. We started the season slowly with two loses in our first three games due to missing key players for various reasons and suffered a heartbreaking double overtime defeat to Parkland midseason that we felt we deserved a result in. After that loss, however, we made some tactical and personnel changes that pushed us onto a 14 game winning streak including winning the East (Steel) Division title, our 5th straight BFF Bowl (with the girls team), an EPC championship, and ended the season with a 19-4 record. This team has been the most dynamic offense that we have had in years as they managed to score 96 goals this year while only conceding 17. Although our season ended prematurely we felt that this season was highly successful and highlights the work that this senior class has put in over the last five years.
This season we saw two individual school records fall. Senior striker Peter Tichy in his first season playing striker (he was moved there midway through the season) ended the year with 34 goals and 25 assists to break the boys school record for most goals scored in a single season, while also being named EPC MVP, 1st Team All-EPC, and an All-State Selection.
Senior Midfielder Sebastian Garces capped off an impressive career by breaking a close to 40 year old record for most assists in a single season with 34. He ended his career with over 40 goals and 50 assists to prove that he was one of the best all around playmakers this program has had. He was also a 1st Team All-EPC and All-State Selection.