Soccer team to vie for top spot in the nation

By P. Erik Meyer ’14

This year Mr. Marc Kelly ’88, 11 year Brophy soccer coach, is leading what he says is one of the best team’s ever on the field.

Last year the soccer team went 24-1-2, won the state championship and finished second in the nation.

“Last year’s team was arguably Brophy’s best team,” Mr. Kelly said. “We were dominant.”

This year the team will reload with talent to fill the shoes of last year’s seniors.

“We have a great amount of talent,” said Nate Sundermeier ’12, the starting goalie. “We reloaded this year with new young talent.”

As good as last year was, this year’s team looks even better, according to Mr. Kelly.

“We are well balanced, have lots of weapons and have an influx of defenders,” he said.

“We have all the weapons and now we need to rise to the occasion and come up big,” Sundermeier said.

The team can “rise to the occasion” in January when they travel to Orlando, Fla. where they will compete in the Disney College Showcase. The games will be streamed live online and Brophy students, fans and parents can watch from home. As a veteran on the team, Sundermeier will be key in establishing confidence with the newcomers and bringing experience to a team composed largely of first-year varsity players.

“I want another ring,” Sundermeier said.