Can John Cooper get back to SPC title game?
Last season, the John Cooper School soccer program went 12-7-3, going 3-3 in SPC play. They found themselves in the SPC finals, but lost a heart-breaker to Episcopal 2-1.
Several players graduated but coach Bryan Sherman will rely on senior Nico Alvarez and junior Ali Zidan for some scoring. Both have several years of varsity experience.
"We have a strong group of new players on varsity this season," Sherman said. "Our biggest challenge will be seeing how quickly the group can adapt to one another, and to the speed and physicality of the varsity level. It should be an exciting season with several players having the potential to showcase their abilities."
Forward Thomas Elkhoury -- brings a football mentality -- while Will Young and Michael Black are sophomores looking to make their mark. Emiliano Plaza, John Ordman and Sebastian Plaza will also play important roles.
THE SQUAD by Bradley Collier