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Faith Christian kickers boast deep roster for boys, girls

September 15, 2010 | 08:29 AM
Williams Bay — It's not easy to replace two former all-conference players who now play in college.

But that's exactly what Faith Christian soccer coach Tim Yorgey must do in his third season at the helm.

Gone are stars Andrew Mulder and Jake Stoeckman. Mulder is playing this fall at Division 2 Trinity in Illinois, and Stoeckman will play at Maranatha Baptist College in Watertown.

Ten players return, including five Delavan residents and two Walworth kids.

And an interesting twist is that Faith's team, which is a boys squad, also includes girls because the school is so small. Delavan junior Abby Kaiser starts for the squad.

"Abby and (senior) Danielle Pettygrove are both good players," Yorgey said. "We are one of very few teams in the state with girls on our boys team. They held their own out there."

Other returning players are juniors Steven Hummel (Walworth), Ben Sass (Woodstock, Ill.), Brandon Valadez (Delavan); and sophomores Adam and Alex Montsma (Delavan), Nick Kubiske (Delavan), Jake Alldredge (Illinois) and Sasha Hopkins (Elkhorn).

And there's no shortage in numbers with newcomers, as four freshmen, a junior and an senior have joined the squad.

Yorgey said Alldredge is his top returning player, but Ingersoll has made the biggest impact so far with six goals through the first eight games (2-6, 2-1 Indian Trails Conference).

Last year, the Eagles were undefeated in the ITC but lost to eventual state champs, Racine St. Cat's, 5-1 in the first round of the WIAA playoffs. Yorgey hopes to win conference again and compete in the team's four nonconference games, all against schools larger than Faith.

On Sept. 4, Faith lost to Big Foot/Williams Bay, 4-0, in a crosstown battle.

Grant Luberda, Isaac Mendoza, Ian Carthey and Connor Lauzon all had goals for the Chief Dogs.

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