10 seniors lead Wayne soccer team


Seek to improve on last year’s 8-8-3 record

By Greg Smart



Wayne boys reserve soccer team in first row from left to right are Ryan Nies, Evan Gehret, Garrett Russell, DJ Majercak, Todd Pinsenschaum, Dylan Isaaca, Braden Kelley and Brandon Hutsonpillar. Second row: Nick Riffle, Garrett Brown, Michael Bui, Cameron Edwards, Mitchell Hawley, Chase Wynkoop, Dustin Kmucha, Trevor Hawley and Coach Brad Hemphill.


Photos by Greg Smart

The Wayne boys varsity soccer team in the first row from left to right are: Brandon Burkey, Brady Paxton, Michael Turner, Trey Williams, Daniel Brown, Joe Miller, Cole Conover and Cameron Picard. Second row: Coach Dennis Snider, Team Manager Jacob Lynch, Nate Johnson, Quincy Cross, Dylan Kindred, Nate Strong, Josh Miller, Nate Keyes, Austin Marler and Coach Brad Hemphill.


Photos by Greg Smart

By Greg Smart

HUBER HEIGHTS — Wayne soccer coach Dennis Snider, in his 22nd year as head coach at Wayne, is seeking to improve on last year’s 8-8-3 record with a squad that features 10 seniors and 13 returning players.

“I expect a better season this year, record wise,” said Snider. “I think all of the teams in the area we could pretty well hang with as far as being very competitive, except the dominant teams like Centerville and Beavercreek are going to be pretty tough. Not that we can’t play with them, but it’s going to have to be a good game on our part.”

Snider said he expects to have a “pretty decent team” with good players and good leaders which include seniors that “communicate a lot.” He said he expects to have a good year with the number of returning players, but indicated that typical of the Greater Western Ohio Conference that Centerville and Beavercreek, with their large numbers, are expected to be the favorites in the area.

Tough non-conference opponents are expected to be Tipp City on and Edgewood.

Strengths on this team include the play of the midfielders and the returning defenders.

“We have a lot of midfielders, so that’s a good thing,” he said.

In Wayne’s first two scrimmages, Wayne beat Sidney 1-0 on a goal by Michael Turner and fell to Findlay 6-1. Snider said Findlay is probably one of the better teams in the Findlay area, but Wayne played without their top defender Nate Johnson. Trey Williams scored the lone goal against Findlay.

Nate Strong will be starting for his third year as Wayne’s keeper.

“As a third year senior, we look for really good things out of him this year,” said Snider. “In the Sidney game, he played exceptionally well. In the Findlay game, a lot of the goals were not his fault, but he should be really strong this year.”

Last year, Wayne scored by “committee” and that is the expectation again this year. Expected to score is striker Nathan Keyes and midfielders Brady Paxton, Turner, Josh Miller and Daniel Brown and outside midfielders Williams and Austin Marler.

One surprise this year is Cameron Picard, a sophomore that Snider expects to see a lot of action. Snider said that Picard has gotten a little bigger and “his technical skills have gotten a lot better.”

Snider said the team has some good substitutes who can step in and fill in for the starters, including Quincy Cross,Dylan Kindred and Cole Conover.

Snider also cited an experienced defensive unit coming back, including Nate Johnson, Brandon Burkey and Joe Miller.

Wayne opens the season at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 against Xenia.

“Xenia’s always a tough team — physical, we’re going to have to play well,” said Snider. “We go into it expecting to win.”

Varsity Boys Soccer Roster

2 SR Michael Turner-Midfielder

4 SO Cameron Picard-Defender/Midfielder

5 SR Trey Williams-Striker

6 SR Joe Miller-Defender

7 SR Austin Marler-Midfielder

8 SO Nate Johnson-Defender

9 SR Nate Strong-Keeper

10 JR Daniel Brown-Defender/Midfielder

11 SR Brady Paxton-Midfielder

12 JR Cole Conover-Midfielder

13 SO Brandon Burkey-Defender

14 SR Nate Keyes-Striker

15 SR Josh Miller-Midfielder

16 SR Dylan Kindred-Striker/Midfielder

20 SR Quincy Cross-Midfielder

Reserve Boys Soccer Roster

2 FR Dylan Isaacs

3 FR DJ Majercak

5 SO Michael Bui

6 SO Garrett Russell

7 SO Ryan Nies

8 SO Garrett Brown

9 FR Mitchell Hawley

10 FR Chase Wynkoop

11 SO Braden Kelley

12 SO Simom Oberkrom

13 SO Evan Gehret

16 FR Trevor Hawley

17 FR Todd Pinsenschaum

18 FR Nick Riffle

19 FR Brandon Hutsonpillar

20 SO Dustin Kmucha

21 FR Cameron Edwards

Wayne boys reserve soccer team in first row from left to right are Ryan Nies, Evan Gehret, Garrett Russell, DJ Majercak, Todd Pinsenschaum, Dylan Isaaca, Braden Kelley and Brandon Hutsonpillar. Second row: Nick Riffle, Garrett Brown, Michael Bui, Cameron Edwards, Mitchell Hawley, Chase Wynkoop, Dustin Kmucha, Trevor Hawley and Coach Brad Hemphill.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2015/08/web1_Reserve_Soccer_351.jpgWayne boys reserve soccer team in first row from left to right are Ryan Nies, Evan Gehret, Garrett Russell, DJ Majercak, Todd Pinsenschaum, Dylan Isaaca, Braden Kelley and Brandon Hutsonpillar. Second row: Nick Riffle, Garrett Brown, Michael Bui, Cameron Edwards, Mitchell Hawley, Chase Wynkoop, Dustin Kmucha, Trevor Hawley and Coach Brad Hemphill. Photos by Greg Smart

The Wayne boys varsity soccer team in the first row from left to right are: Brandon Burkey, Brady Paxton, Michael Turner, Trey Williams, Daniel Brown, Joe Miller, Cole Conover and Cameron Picard. Second row: Coach Dennis Snider, Team Manager Jacob Lynch, Nate Johnson, Quincy Cross, Dylan Kindred, Nate Strong, Josh Miller, Nate Keyes, Austin Marler and Coach Brad Hemphill.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2015/08/web1_Varsity_Soccer_361.jpgThe Wayne boys varsity soccer team in the first row from left to right are: Brandon Burkey, Brady Paxton, Michael Turner, Trey Williams, Daniel Brown, Joe Miller, Cole Conover and Cameron Picard. Second row: Coach Dennis Snider, Team Manager Jacob Lynch, Nate Johnson, Quincy Cross, Dylan Kindred, Nate Strong, Josh Miller, Nate Keyes, Austin Marler and Coach Brad Hemphill. Photos by Greg Smart
Seek to improve on last year’s 8-8-3 record

By Greg Smart

Reach Greg Smart at 236-4990, ext. 2542.

Reach Greg Smart at 236-4990, ext. 2542.