Trojans Soccer In Rebuilding Mode PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Kelly   
Friday, 24 August 2012 01:22

Bishop Chatard head boys soccer coach Vince Ganzberg was reading the history about the movie company Pixar when he came across something he could use for his team since it related to its situation for this season.

The simple three-word Latin phrase of Alienus non diutius means "alone no more." It relates well to his team as it transitions from a senior-oriented team to one with very little experience and will have to rely on each other to get the job done for the Trojans.

Bishop Chatard lost forward Casey McBeath's team-leading 12 goals from a year ago along with 11 of his classmates who made up the nucleus of the team that drove it to a 7-6-2 record last year. The only setback to having the senior-laden team last year is that not very many players received much playing time, putting this year's version of the Trojans team in a bit of a pickle.

So far this season, Bishop Chatard won its won its season-opener when four different players scored in a 4-2 win over Arsenal Tech, but its game against Cardinal Ritter had to be rescheduled, and on Thursday, the Trojans came up short against Class A, No. 2 Guerin Catholic 7-1.

Ganzberg said this year's team has a lot of potential but has much work to do.

"We are a work in progress," Ganzberg said. "It is going to be a year of retooling some kids while we help other kids get some experience under their belt."

This year's team returns three starters in senior defenseman Nick Metzger, senior defenseman and midfielder Chris Grote and junior forward Quinn Lechner. Metzger and Grote will serve as co-captains along with senior goalie Ben Molenda. Two players that Ganzberg was counting on to be impact players this season -- Janum Taylor and Manuel Arango, a starter at Carmel High School -- did not return to Bishop Chatard. 

"We will miss these two players and what impact they would have had for us on the field," Ganzberg said. "We will also miss Ben Molenda, who has been lost to the first half of the season since after suffering a concussion against Arsenal Tech."

Ganzberg said he hopes to get good leadership from his captains who will have to learn fast how to lead the team.

"It is going to be a year of learning for this group," Ganzberg said. "As a coach, I cannot control the effort they put into the team, but I can control the effort they put on the field."

A couple of other phrases used by Ganzberg for his team includes, "You can hit harder with a fist than an open hand," or "It is easy to break one pencil, but much harder to break 10."

"We use these simple phrases to help send a message to our players about togetherness," Ganzberg said. "We hope these will be things that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives."

Readers can click on following link to see slideshow from the Guerin Catholic-Bishop Chatard soccer match.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thechron/sets/72157631216751310/show/

 

 

 
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