Trojan Soccer

Trojan Soccer

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Dave Rosengrant - For Times Leader

Nanticoke Area (3A)

Coach: Josh Olzinski, first season

Home Field: Greater Nanticoke Area High School football field

2017 record: 6-10 (Division 2)

Key players lost: Evan Stecco, Justin Ostopick

Key players returning: Garrett Dzugan, Sr., D/MF; William Kanjorski, Sr., MF; Christian Mavus, Sr., D; Adam Eckhart, Jr., F; Isaiah Johnson, Jr., GK

Outlook: Olzinski’s first season will be tough just because the Trojans are jumping up to Division 1 and Class 3A. But they return eight starters from last year’s team.

“The team already has lots of chemistry playing together,” Olzinski said. “They are great kids who present themselves as a team on and off the field. Our main goal is to remain positive throughout the entire season, work hard, and improve each and every day.”

Trojan Soccer Preview
Eric Shultz - Citizens Voice

Nanticoke Area

Classification: 3A

Coach: Josh Olzinski

How the 2017 season ended: 6-10, 6th in WVC Division 2; Lost in D2 Class 2A quarterfinals.

2018 outlook: The Trojans are shaking things up a bit. They bump up to Division 1 and Class 3A this year while doing so with their second coach in program history, Josh Olzinski, a former Nanticoke Area player. Eight returning starters should help keep them competitive against the new set of big-school opponents. They include Adam Eckhart, who commanded the offense with 23 goals last league season. Eight freshmen also give the team something to look forward to; in the meantime, Olzinski said he hopes his “dedicated” team remains positive and improves each day.