Valley boys soccer looks to lean on their “core group”


Matt Austin

Ethan Schwartz chips the ball over the defender avoiding a slide tackle.

Aidan Burke, Sports Writer

Coach: Luciano Cofrancesco (3rd year)

Last year’s record: 3-9

Key Returners: Nico Bonanos (Sr. Forward), Mike Caminneci (Sr. Forward), Preston So (Sr. Midfielder), Max Van Gyzen (Sr. Defender)

Key Losses: Massimo Ansolone, Luke Palamidis, Jeff Snyder

Key Newcomers: Michael Criscuolo (Jr.), Charlie Moscone (Jr.), Adrian Pilet (Jr.)

Strength of team: “We have a nice core group, and I think everyone works really well together,” Cofrancesco said. “If one guy goes down the next guy can come up and fill that role for us.”

Weakness of team: “Something we’ve been working on is putting the ball in the net and scoring goals,” Cofrancesco said.

Outlook on the season: “Expectations are to be competitive in the league and ideally be on top when the season is over,” Cofrancesco said.