By Sean Budlong
Schoolcraft’s boys soccer team is heading into October with a 6-1-1 record, the only non-wins being a 3-3 tie with Howardsville Christian and a 4-1 loss to Kalamazoo Christian.
The Eagles have been led by a strong senior class that has been through a winless first season and a .500 year in 2015. On offense Cameron Faulk, Nic Freer and Alex Fitzsimmons have dramatically changed the pressure opposing goal keepers face. Not only have these Eagles managed far more shots on net, they are scoring in bunches. Both Faulk and Freer have hat tricks early in the season, and are responsible for assists when Casey Earles, Carlos Andino, or Devin Matheny find the back of the net.
Kameron Snyder and Jason Feddema have been outstanding pushing the ball up the field or stopping opposing scoring chances. Goalies Brady Gillaspie and Spencer Waterman have been strong in net.
The biggest change that Schoolcraft has been able to make has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with chemistry. These Eagles are far better at communicating with each other, and that has translated into more trust in each other. This change can be seen in the way Gillaspie calls out to his defense, the way Faulk is able to hit Freer on a cross, and in Feddema’s ability to slow the game down and find teammates up field.