New coach at Purple Eagles soccer helm

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 August 2017 at 7:27 pm

New Albion boys varsity soccer Coach Terry Wilbert meets here with several of the Purple Eagles veterans. In front are Preston Flugel, Kendyll Hadick and Devin Gaylord. In back are Nate Scanlan, Elliot Neidert, Nate Smith, Brad Sanford, Harrison Brown and Coach Wilbert. Missing from the photo is Noah Goudreau.

Bolstered by a good nucleus of nine returnees and with new Coach Terry Wilbert at the helm the Albion boys varsity soccer squad is prepping for the Niagara-Orleans League season opener at Akron on August 30.

Senior goalie Devin Gaylord, who earned second team N-O All-League honors last fall, anchors the lineup for Albion whose veteran contingent also includes senior defenders Brad Sanford ad Nate Smith, junior defender Elliott Neidert, senior midfielder Noah Goudreau, junior midfielders Nate Scanlan and Harrison Brown, senior forward Preston Flugel and junior forward Kendyll Hadick.

“We’ve got good experience and I think we’ll do pretty well,” said Wilbert who earlier in his coaching career guided the Albion girls varsity soccer team during its formative years.

The Purple Eagles went 3-7 in N-O action and 4-12-1 overall last year.


August – 30 at Akron, 4:30 p.m.

September: 1 at Kendall, 6 p.m.; 6 – Newfane, 6:30 p.m.; 8 and 9 at Byron-Bergen Tournament; 11 – at Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.; 13 – at Wilson, 4:30 p.m.; 16 – Medina, 10 a.m.; 18 – Byron-Bergen, 6:30 p.m.; 23 – Akron, 5 p.m.; 28 – at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.; 20 – Central Christian Academy, 2 p.m.

October: 4 – Roy-Hart, 6:30 p.m.; 6 – Wilson, 4:30 p.m.; 10 – at Medina, 7 p.m.; 12 – Avon, 6:30 p.m.