The following is a synopsis of the 2011 Medomak Valley School boys varsity soccer squad:

Team: Medomak Valley boys soccer.

Coach/years coached current team: Brian Campbell, second year.

Last year’s record/playoff information: 3-9-2, No. 12 in Eastern Class B. Did not qualify for the playoffs.

Roster: Seniors Robbie Griffin (goalie), Cooper Dahlberg (defense), Russell Wood (defense), Deering Genthner (midfield) and Chris Morrill (midfield); juniors Jonathan Hendrickson-Belloquet (forward), Brandon Soper (forward), Brent Barrows (defense), Kerry Madden (midfield), Boone Olsen (defense), Marc Sweet-Lindsay (midfield), Connor Dahlberg (midfield), Vincent Vannah (midfield), Ryan Ripley (defense), Kazu Tibbetts (defense), Devon Sproul (forward) and Zach Ryan (forward), and sophomore Clarence Porter (defense).

Graduation loss: Isaac Durkee.

Significant impact players: Griffin, Hendrickson-Belloquet, Morrill, Soper, Tibbetts, Olson and Vannah.

Team strengths: “The strength of this year’s team can be measured in their desire to improve on their performance from last season,” said Campbell. “This was seen in the strong turnout during the summer league and preseason activities. With the same offense and defensive units returning and a positive team chemistry already in place, the team is approaching the season focused and confident.”

Team goals: To earn a spot in the Eastern Class B playoffs.

Top league opponents: All teams.

Outlook: “We are very excited about the upcoming season,” said Campbell. “We return the majority of the team. We have used the positives from last season as motivation and have learned from our experiences on the field. We understand that our job as a team includes working as a unit on and off the field. With a positive team chemistry and lots of hard work in the off season, this year’s team is ready to represent Medomak Valley in the Eastern Class B playoffs.”

Schedule:

9/2/11 – Leavitt at Medomak Valley – 3:30 p.m.

9/7/11 – Medomak Valley at Oak Hill – 3:30 p.m.

9/9/11 – Medomak Valley at Oceanside – 3:30 p.m.

9/13/11 – Camden Hills at Medomak Valley – 3:30 p.m.

9/17/11 – Lincoln Academy at Medomak Valley – 3 p.m.

9/20/11 – Medomak Valley at Maine Central Institute – 3:30 p.m.

9/24/11 – Medomak Valley at Lincoln Academy – 5 p.m.

9/27/11 – Medomak Valley at Winslow – 3:30 p.m.

9/29/11 – Maranacook at Medomak Valley – 3:30 p.m.

10/4/11 – Nokomis at Medomak Valley – 3:30 p.m.

10/7/11 – Medomak Valley at Gardiner – 3:30 p.m.

10/12/11 – Morse at Medomak Valley – 3:30 p.m.

10/14/11 – Mount View at Medomak Valley – 3:30 p.m.

10/18/11 – Medomak Valley at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@villagesoup.com.