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Head Coach Doug Eby
YOUNG COMETS LOOK TO THE FUTURE
The Penn Manor’s boys soccer team faced a year of many changes. Four-year head coach Dan Wagner resigned prior to the season after leading the 2001 soccer team to a 5-9 record and a fifth place section one finish. New coach, Doug Eby, was hired just two weeks prior to the start of the season. Doug Eby, a middle school teacher at Manor Middle, brought a hard work ethic and a positive attitude into his first year as a head varsity soccer coach.
Eby and his extremely young team had a solid season where they improved dramatically every game. The Comets ended the season in 6th place with a 2-9-1 record in section one and a 3-10-1 record overall. Despite the losing record, Eby is confident that his young team will continue to improve and become very competitive in section one.
Junior Sean Shover was named first team section one all-star and senior Josh Smith was named section one second team all-star. Tim Kuklewski was honored as an academic all-star for the Lancaster-Lebanon League. Honors within the team included:
Hardest Work Ethic: Sr. Tim Kuklewski Most Improved Player: Jr. Derrick Mannino Most Versatile Player: Jr. Sean Shover Most Consistent Player: Sr. Josh Smith Most Valuable Player: Jr. Alan Smith
Other highlights within the Comet’s soccer team were Freshman Terry Fry who scored three goals and had two assists, and freshman Zack Kurtz and sophomore Zack Charles who also added to the strength of the Comets. These young players in addition to a strong junior class of Mitch Crawford, Sean Shover, Travis Masten, Erik Sauders, Tyler Duschl, and Derrick Mannino, should prove to be a strong team next season.
Sr. Tim Kuklewski received an award for the hardest working player on the team. Tim, a captain this year, was an excellent example for his teammates to follow this year. His leadership, hardwork, and competitive spirit will be missed next year. To, was voted an academic all-star this year for section one
Sr. Josh Smith was voted the most consistent player. Game after game Josh demonstrated great soccer skill and desire. He played sweeper and center half for us this year. Josh was one of the most skilled players this year. His ability and leadership as a captain was excellent. His presense will be missed next year. Josh was voted second team all-star this year in section one.
Jr. Derick Maninno, received the most improved award. Derick, although he has not played soccer for the team the last couple of years, was able to score 3 goals and really help the team. He made tremendous strides as a player from the beginning of the season to the end of the year. We are looking forward to having Derick back again next year.
Jr. Alan Smith received the Most valuable player
award. Alan, our goalie, was incredible this year. He recorded
189 saves, 1 shutout, and even stopped a penalty kick. Alan
keep his team in the game on more then one occasion. He is a
great young man with a hard work ethic. His teammates and coaches
are excited to have him back next year.
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Penn Manor Athletic Department
P.O Box 1001, Millersville, Pa. 17551-0301
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