The 2019 Boys Soccer team finished its season with a record of 13-8 and ranked No. 12 in the ISCA Coaches Poll. The Pioneers won their eighth straight sectional championship, losing to 1A No. 9 Jac-Cen-Del in a tough match in the regional final. The Pioneers were led offensively by Luke Hesse (21 goals), Evan Scott (13 goals, four assists), and Alex Lancaster (two goals, 12 assists). Defensively, goalkeeper Jacob Braswell had more than 80 saves on the season with seven shutouts. The team had key wins over Floyd Central, New Albany, and 1A No. 8 South Knox in game one of regional.
The Boys Soccer team will graduate several key seniors in Lancaster (four-year varsity starter), Edy Lutgens (four-year varsity player), Ryan Drury, Michael Morra, Carson Happel, Will Jenkins, and Brandon Barron. The team will look to reload next year with a strong core of underclassmen lead by Billy Hoke and AJ Richards along with Scott, Hess, and Edward Bobkoski.
Jake Stengel ’05, Head Coach
JV Head Coach: Trevor Black
Asst Coach: Jordan Carroll
Asst Coach: Ben Hughes ’09
Asst Coach: Chris Furlow
2019-2020 Season Record: 13-8
ISCA Academic All-State: Ryan Drury, Brandon Barron, Evan Scott, Luke Hesse, and Dominic LaDuke
Postseason History since 2014:
Sectional Champions: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Regional Champions: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Semi-State Champion: 2016
State Runner-Up: 2016
1A Mental Attitude Award Winner 2016: Nick Berry ’17
2019 JV team