New coach at Kendall boys soccer helm

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 August 2017 at 7:01 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – New Kendall boys varsity soccer Coach Rich Esposito meets here with the Eagles veterans. In front are Miguel Aquirre, Jeremy Browe, Chris Butlin and John Rath. In back are Coach Esposito, Mickey Gardner, Allen Tonas, Hunter Menze and Nate Warters.

With a good nucleus of eight returnees leading the way the Kendall boys varsity soccer team is prepping for the season under new Coach Rich Esposito.

That veteran contingent includes seniors Jeremy Browe, Allen Tonas, Miguel Aquirre, and Chris Butlin along with juniors Mickey Gardner, Nate Warters, John Rath and Hunter Menz. Warters, who had 6 goals and 9 assists last season, is the Eagles top returning scorer.

The Eagles also look for contributions from a senior exchange student from Hungary, Tihamer Keresztes.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Esposito of his first season at the Eagles helm. “We have a young team but it looks very promising. I look forward to a strong season from our juniors.”

Graduation losses include 30 goal scorer Jake Adams, goalie Cameron Zinsmeister, midfielders Collin Lewis and James Longrod and defenders Joe LoSapio and Ben Frasch.

Kendall, which went 3-6-1 in Genesee Region League competition and 8-8-1 overall last fall, is slated to host Albion in the non league season opener on September 1.  The Eagles then begin G-R action at Pembroke on September 7.

September: 1- Albion, 6 p.m., 7 – at Pembroke, 6:30 p.m., 9 – at Cal-Mum, 3 p.m., 12 – Attica, 4:30 p.m., 14 – Byron-Bergen/Elba, 6:30 p.m., 18 – at RAC, 4:30 p.m., 20 – Pembroke, 6:30 p.m., 23 – Marion, 11 a.m., 26 – Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m., 28 – at Attica, 4:30 p.m., 30 – Holley, 11 a.m.

October: 2 – at Marion, 6:30 p.m., 4 – at Byron-Bergen/Elba, 6:30 p.m., 6 – RAC, 5:30 p.m., 10 – at Holley, 6:30 p.m.. 13 – at Wheatland-Chili, 6:30 p.m.