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Old Fort Soccer

September 1, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Coach: Nick Mellott, first year.

Team members: Jake Wilson; Eric Bell; Brennan Withrow; Jeremiah Miller; Nolan Weaver; Alyssa Pence; Brandon Tittle; Austin Cornelison; Brad Heilman; Michaela Davidson.

Outlook: Mellott takes over an Old Fort program that lost seven seniors from a season ago. Still, he likes what he sees from his team so far.

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Old Fort Soccer?(front, left) Michaela Davidson, Alyson?Pence (middle)?Nolan?Weaver, Eric Bell, Jake Wilson, Brennan?Withrow, Brandon Tittle (back) Greg?Joseph, Austin Cornelison, Brad Heilman, Jeremiah Miller, Alyssa Pence, Nick?Mellott.

"They have a drive to win. They're solid; they don't quit. They really impressed me," Mellott said. "I was told (when I took the job) they were a young team and had a lot graduate. They've really come together. I've had two transfer students, they've collaborated really well together."

Mellott says there's no real strengths or weaknesses to his team. He feels its a well-rounded club.

"It's all pretty solid," he said. "It is a rebuilding year, but it is pretty solid all the way around. I can't pinpoint one exact strength, it's all pretty solid."

Mellott says he plans on rotating players through each position, partially in an effort to keep his players fresh since there won't be any reserves to step in.

"They all can play every position," he said. "I'm going to keep them moving. We don't have any subs. We'll be running with an 11-man team.

"It's going to be a little tough, but they know the circumstance and they put in the extra time to get that extra conditioning," he said.



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