Fleetwood Boys Soccer Makes Districts…Again

Posted on October 31, 2010 by

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Fleetwood soccer made districts? Who saw that coming?

It’s almost expected nowadays that Fleetwood will make it to the playoffs every year. Anything less would seem to truly be a disaster. But the lofty expectations aren’t unwarranted; the team has made districts a total of eight times over the past ten years, including three of the past five. A couple of state tournament appearances have also raised expectations.

Although the boys had a good season, it hasn’t been the great season that many had expected from the team after last season’s deep run into the playoffs that led to an appearance in the state semi-final game. This season has been riddled with tough losses in which the team played well but just couldn’t come out on top. The boys missed the Berks county playoffs this year by one game with a record of 6-8-2.

Fifth year head coach Keith Schlegel is disappointed in how the season has gone so far, but he still optimistic about the team’s chances in the district playoffs. Schlegel had the following to say.

“Making districts this year gives us a chance to show everyone that we can still compete and play well at a high level.”

Continued Schlegel, “I think we will stand up very well (against other teams in other districts). We are one of the best teams in the area, and we outplayed teams this season that are better than many of the teams in the district playoffs.”

Even though many in the soccer community have viewed Fleetwood’s season so far as a huge under-achievement, the team should not be completely without pride. Considering the team lost nearly its entire starting line-up from last year, it’s a great accomplishment for this group of players to have accomplished what they have accomplished in what, for many of them, is their first season together on varsity.

If history is any indication, this team still has many more games to play in the coming weeks.

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