Warren Wilson Owls
    2017 Men's Soccer
    Record: 0-2 Home: 0-2 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0
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    Men's Soccer - Fri, Sep. 1, 2017

    Swannanoa, N.C. - The Warren Wilson College men's soccer team has a new feel this season. The Owls have 11 returning players from last season and a new assistant coach, Jose Pablo, an alumni, who graduated in 2015. Along with the returning players, they have a handful of new players including a strong freshmen class. "The roster is a fun group of guys who are committed to an uplifting, demanding, training environment. I have not seen a Warren Wilson College soccer team train more vigorously or with more commitment to each other in my nine years associated with the program," said head coach Joshua Shemroske.

    Some of the players to watch out for include all three newcomers, Jake Einstein, Ethan Vanberbleek, and Ansel Sherman. Einstein and Sherman are leaders in the attack, while Vanderbleek will look to contribute by defending the goal. Seniors Eric Boatti (captain) and Evan Jurick are both defensive minded players with a work rate that is unmatched. Look for seniors Bergan West, who is also a member of the cross country team to contribute on the right wing. Caynan Hansen and Thomas Smythe will be returning from injuries to help out the midfield.

    One of the highlights of the Owls Men's soccer team is junior Connor McCown. The left winger brings great skill and vision to the Owls in his second season. Although, McCown plays patiently and uses the simple pass when available, one would be mistaken if they do not respect the pace of this young man. Another junior to look out for is the iron man of the team, Isaac Davis, who plays behind McCown in the left back position. Davis has been the backbone of the Owls since arriving on campus in 2015. Look for Davis to support the attack and combine with Connor on the left sideline.

    Sophomores Evan Gammons, Qingshu Zhao, Laszlo Reed, Reid Williams, Ben Hayes and Tristan Perryman, are all ready for the season, with Gammons leading the attack, Zhao hustling in the midfield, Perryman (captain) anchoring the defense, and Reed as the starting keeper. Williams and Hayes bring a lot of athleticism and intensity from their backgrounds in Football and Hockey. The Owls are excited to see how it translates on game day in the beautiful game.

    Check out the Owls this Saturday, September 2nd at home as they take on Toccoa Falls College at 1pm.