Boys Soccer Preview: Bears try to build off momentum from previous years

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The M-A Bears soccer team enters their 2017-2018 season with high expectations. The Bears have 11 seniors on the roster with a few of them planning to play in college. Head Coach Leo Krupnik enters his third season at M-A, after two winning seasons already and qualification for Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division Playoffs. The Bears hope to build upon their success this year  and compete at a high level.

Seniors Jake Simon (right), Owen Greison (middle), and Imahn Daenabi (left) pictured in huddle versus rival Woodside last year. Credit: M-A Chronicle.

The Bears return key seniors Jake Simon, Owen Grierson, Jean Claverie, and Nicholas Jandeleit. Juniors Brandon Ortega, Kalani Napoleon and other younger players offer support in the present and potential for future years.

Grierson said about the upcoming season: “I think that the team will be good this year but we need to gel as a team first”.

The Bears’ main competition within league will be neighboring high school Woodside who the Bears look at as a rival. Carlmont and Aragon also will be competitive in the PAL.

The Bears have their first League game next Wednesday, December 13th, as they take on Sequoia.

John is a senior at M-A in his second year writing for the M-A Chronicle. He enjoys writing mostly sports stories but may venture into some other topics. He looks forward to having a good senior year and graduating in the spring.

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