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Green Rockets Short In Numbers But Long On Energy

BY DAVE SHEA

Morristown Central will enter the 2020 Northern Conference Boys Soccer season on Tuesday at Hammond with just 12 players.

But first year Coach Glen Colby says that the lack of depth will not deter the Green Rockets plans to play uptemo soccer and better last year's 5-7 NAC West record..

"This is a fiesty group and I think we can run with anyone. We are going to go right after it and see what happens. We have some good scoring options and the key for us is to replace the defensive people who graduated," says Coach Colby.

"This is a good group and I am just looking for them to compete hard and show the pride in their school that I felt when I played for Morristown."

Senior goalie Kade Marshall will be called up to anchor the defense while backfield develops to collectively replace the leadership of NAC West Defensive MVP and sweeper Cael Woodcock who is now part of the SUNY Potsdam program.

"Kade Marshall will be a real stalwart in goal for us and Addison Colby will also play some in goal depending on the game situation," says Coach Colby.

Midfielder Wyatt Sullivan and forward Jonah Witherhead are the team's other seniors and the juniors Addison Colby (defense), Jack Evans (defense), Ethan Graveline (defense), Tristan Simmons (striker) and Aaron Woodcock (midfield) are also expected to provide consistent leadership.

Simmons and sophomore Javan Joanette are looked up as the top scoring threats and three other sophomores Macaulay Ritchie (defense), Seth Witherhead (forward) and Jarred Young (forward) round out an active player rotation.


Morristown goalie Kade Marshall makes a save in last year's sectional game with Parishville-Hopkinton. (NCSN Photo)

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