The following is a synopsis of the 2011 Oceanside High School boys varsity soccer squad:

Team: Oceanside boys soccer.

Coach/years coached current team: Josh Mahar, 10th year (nine with Rockland).

Last year’s record/playoff information: Georges Valley finished 6-8, 11th among 15 teams in Western Class C and did not qualify for the playoffs. Rockland finished 1-13, 16th among 18 teams in Eastern Class B and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Roster: Seniors Nate Boggs, Ian Mauricette, Dylan Maloney, Kyle Robinson, Gordon Armstrong, Casey Hall, Conor Pfister and Nick McKee; juniors Brandon Taylor, Drew Townsend and Peter Talbot; and sophomores John Ferguson, Nick Judge, Sawyer Pillsbury, Jeb Fontaine, Ben Caron and Zach Dean.

Graduation losses: Georges Valley lost Dakota Smith, Cy McGeady, Bryant Matthews, Cody Poland and Zach Marvin, while Rockland lost Luke Morrill and Casey Raymond.

Significant impact players: None.

Team strengths: Athletic, hard-working.

Team goal: To qualify for the Eastern Class B playoffs.

Top league opponents: Camden Hills, Mount View of Thorndike, Medomak Valley, Winslow and Maranacook of Readfield.

Outlook: “We should be very competitive if we are able to stay healthy,” said coach Mahar. “We have a big group of talented underclassmen who will play junior varsity and freshmen soccer that will jump in and help the varsity team next year.”

Schedule:

9/2/11 – Maranacook 4, Oceanside 0.

9/8/11 – Winslow 2, Oceanside 0.

9/9/11- Oceanside 3, Medomak Valley 0.

9/13/11 – Oceanside at Lincoln Academy – 7 p.m.

9/16/11 – Oceanside at Camden Hills – 4:30 p.m.

9/20/11 – Oceanside at Morse – 3:30 p.m.

9/24/11 – Camden Hills at Oceanside – 1 p.m.

9/27/11 – Gardiner at Oceanside – 3:30 p.m.

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

10/4/11 – Oceanside at Mount View – 3:30 p.m.

10/7/11 – Leavitt at Oceanside – 3:30 p.m.

10/12/11 – Nokomis at Oceanside – 3:30 p.m.

10/14/11 – Oceanside at Maine Central Institute – 3:30 p.m.

10/18/11 – Oceanside at Oak Hill – 3:30 p.m.

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