This article was done by DeMatha Stagline senior writer Andrew Robertson
The DeMatha Soccer stags won another WCAC title last year, the season has begun and the team is looking to repeat another WCAC title. Led by senior striker, Dolph Hegewisch and midfielder Luca Fazio, the team is ranked 9th in the country and opened up their first game against Wooten high in Potomac, Virginia on September 11th. Even with a new head coach in Matt Brady, the team is focused on going down in DeMatha’s history books as one of the greatest soccer teams to ever come through the legendary program.
“With multiple returning weapons, we are just as confident that we can come together as a strong team and make a run for another WCAC Title,” commented senior leader Luca Fazio. Fazio has been contributing to the soccer team since he was a freshman and has only been getting better leading up to his senior year. “Kicking for the football team has helped me gain an edge of fearlessness and it’s helped me to understand how important winning is to DeMatha,” said Fazio. Luca has made three distanced field goals so far for the football stags and is hoping to score a lot more goals for the soccer team.
The new head coach for the soccer stags, Matt Brady is very excited to take the job knowing that the team is stacked with talent. “He is a great coach, and he knows what schemes to use to benefit the team so that we can be as successful as possible,” said senior team leader Dolph Hegewisch. Coach Matt Brady is a young ambitious coach who is looking to bring more success to the team. He is from Woodbridge, Virginia and graduated from Catholic University in 2011 At Catholic, he was an All-American and team captain. In 2013 he coached A3 United that won the national championship in their minor league. He has been playing soccer his entire life and recently coached the club team, the Crofton Strikers.
DeMatha right now sits at 3-1-1 and they just came off a lost against Delbarton School in New Jersey. Their next game is against conference foes Paul VI in Fairfax, Virginia.
The veteran soccer stags are on another mission to repeat the success they had last year and bring the WCAC title back home to Madison Street. They are hungry and humble and are ready to get the anticipated season going. If the stags win another title, they have a shot at being ranked nationally in the top five soccer schools in the country.
The DeMatha Stagline is the official student newspaper of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland
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