Keshequa Indians boys’ soccer program is hostorically strong and the 2011 fall campaign seems to be no different. Fourth-year Head Coach Ron Macomber Jr. saw his team post a 12-2-3 season a year ago as the Indians bring back a handful of starters from last year’s successful squad. The returning contingent is keyed by two-time LCAA All-Stars: junior midfielder Terry Forrester, with nine goals and nine assists, and senior midfielder Justing Coates, with four goals and six assists. Other familiar faces include the likes of senior forward Jesse Ellis with four goals and two assists, senior midfielder Tim Cassidy, senior defender Kole Wagar, junior defender Dan Mattle and junior defender Steve Schiano.

Keshequa Indians boys’ soccer program is hostorically strong and the 2011 fall campaign seems to be no different. Fourth-year Head Coach Ron Macomber Jr. saw his team post a 12-2-3 season a year ago as the Indians bring back a handful of starters from last year’s successful squad. The returning contingent is keyed by two-time LCAA All-Stars: junior midfielder Terry Forrester, with nine goals and nine assists, and senior midfielder Justing Coates, with four goals and six assists. Other familiar faces include the likes of senior forward Jesse Ellis with four goals and two assists, senior midfielder Tim Cassidy, senior defender Kole Wagar, junior defender Dan Mattle and junior defender Steve Schiano.


Macomber also made note of some of the top newcomers: junior forward Josiah Scott, junior forward Cole Essler, junior goalkeeper Max Borgus and junior defender Connor Lucas. Also expected to make contributions this season are senior forward Kaleb Borgus, senior forward Darwin Willett, senior defender James Derrenbacher, junior forward Zach Mehlenbacher, senior forward Tyler Piraino, senior defender Zach Todd, junior defender Ron Duttweiler, junior forward Jeff Walker and senior defender Nolan Gelser.


“With returning only a handful of starters from last year, we’ll be relying heavily on our experienced players,” Macomber said. “While some others will have to step up this  year. I’m confident everybody will step up when called upon. Our JV team was very successful last year and will provide us with some quality players.”


Keshequa opens up its season on Thursday, Sept. 1, at their own tournament with games at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Competing schools include Harley-Allendale-Columbia, C.G. Finney and Fillmore. The tournament consolation and finals will then be played Saturday, Sept. 3.


“Our kids have been working very hard here in the preseason and they’ve put in some hard work in the off-season,” Macomber said. “I think this team will continue to get better as the season will progress and hopefully we’ll be playing our best soccer at the end of the year.”