High School Boys Soccer Monroe County Division I Preview

Clockwise: Jude Rouhana, Ethan Ellis, Max Fiorica, Shane McMillan and Anthony Inglese. (Photos: MIKE GENTILE)

Previews for Fairport, Hilton, Penfield, Rush-Henrietta, Victor and Webster Schroeder:

FAIRPORT RED RAIDERS (Class AA)

Last season record and finish: 16-4-3, lost in NYS A Final to Brentwood (XI)
Coach: William Teasdale (30th season, first season of varsity)
Top returners: Caden Brunken Sr. A (All-County Second Team); Kevin Clifford Sr. D; Aidan Fish Sr. D; Garrett Kucera Jr. D; Myles Palmer So. A; Jude Rouhana Sr. A (All-County First Team)
Outlook: “The league is very competitive this year. We have to be efficient in our attack and disciplined in our defense to be successful. We are counting on strong senior leadership this season.”
First game: October 10th vs. Victor at 2 p.m.

HILTON CADETS (Class AA)

Last season record and finish: 6-9-2, lost in sectional quarterfinals to Penfield
Coach: Michael Ellicott (Sixth season, 57-30-7 career record)
Top returners: Nate Battaglia Sr. GK; Cody Cavuoto Jr. F; Anthony Inglese Jr. MF
Outlook: “We’re looking to bounce back from a difficult season with some excellent student-athletes.”
First game: October 10th at Rush-Henrietta at 2 p.m.

PENFIELD PATRIOTS (Class AA)

Last season record and finish: 8-5-3, lost in sectional semifinals to McQuaid
Coach: John Cotsonas (25th season, 9th varsity season)
Top returners: Shane McMillan Jr. F (All-County First Team; led Division I in scoring last season); Cristiano Mounnarat So. MF; Tahj Mounnarat Sr. MF (All-County Honorable Mention); Joe Vogt Sr. D (Division I Player of the Year; All-County First Team); Mark Zilist Sr. F (All-County Second Team)
Outlook: “We are very excited to blend seven returning starters with a lot of varsity experience with some youth from our 10-1-3 junior varsity team this fall. We have a tough league schedule and believe that will prepare us for sectional play in November.”
First game: October 10th vs. Webster Schroeder at 6:30 p.m.

RUSH-HENRIETTA ROYAL COMETS (Class AA)

Last season record and finish: 3-11-3
Coach: Jake Falci
First game: October 10th vs. Hilton at 2 p.m.

VICTOR BLUE DEVILS (Class AA)

Last season record and finish: 10-6-1, lost in sectional quarterfinals to Webster Thomas
Coach: Steven Fish (21st season, 162-155-26 career record)
Top returners: Austin Clifton Sr. (All-County Honorable Mention); Chase Dickens MF/F; Max Fiorica Sr. MF (All-County First Team/Co-Team MVP); Tristan Gilbert Jr. MF; Thomas Gravino So. (All-County Second Team/Co-Team MVP); John Schrader Sr. D
Top newcomers: Ben LaRocque Sr. D; Adam Blackwell Sr. F
Outlook: “The culture of the team continues to be very strong. Players are like brothers and support each other on and off the field. We would love the opportunity to have a complete season.”
First game: October 10th at Fairport at 2 p.m.

WEBSTER SCHROEDER WARRIORS (Class AA)

Last season record and finish: 3-14, lost in sectional quarterfinals to Fairport
Coach: David Urbanski
First game: October 10th at Penfield at 6:30 p.m.

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