Junior Drew Diefendorf leads the ball in a March 9 practice at Silverdale Stadium.

Junior Drew Diefendorf leads the ball in a March 9 practice at Silverdale Stadium.

Central Kitsap Boys Soccer | Spring Sports Preview

HEAD COACH: Keith Sargent

2016-17 RECORD: 13-5

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS: Matt Smith, senior; Liam Cashmore, senior; Drew Diefendorf, junior; Carter Nilsen, junior; Alex Lundberg, junior; Sorrel Perrone, senior; Logan Field, senior; Josh Roche, sophomore; Gavin Cashmore, junior.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Dom Murray, sophomore; Brady Fischer, junior; Alec Nidoy, junior; Scott Osgood, senior; John Rooney, senior; Brennan Googe, senior; Jaylen Jones, senior; Dylan Erickson, senior; Nick Yamodis, junior; Jimmy Burns, junior.

OUTLOOK: The goal for this team is to get back to where they left off last year, after exiting in the state semifinals to the team that wound up winning the state championship. Not too bad for head coach Keith Sargent’s first year. But look out, this team is said to be even stronger. “We had seven shutouts last year, and I am anticipating about the same this year.” Everything looks to be lining up for another impressive run deep into the postseason.

SCHEDULE: March 10, 5 p.m., Liberty | March 13, 7 p.m., Gig Harbor | March 15, 7 p.m., at Peninsula | March 20, 7 p.m., Yelm | March 22, 7 p.m., Shelton | March 27, 5 p.m., at Timberline | March 29, 7 p.m., Capital | April 10, 7 p.m., North Thurston | April 12, 5:30 p.m., at Gig Harbor | April 14, 1 p.m., North Thurston | April 17, 7 p.m., at Shelton | April 20, 7 p.m., Timberline | April 24, 7 p.m., at Yelm | April 26, 7 p.m., Peninsula | April 28, 2 p.m., North Kitsap | May 1, 7:15 p.m., at Capital.

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