Justin Criado profiles the Sewickley Academy boys soccer team.
"Not bad for a "down year."
Well, that's if one considers Sewickley Academy boys soccer team to have had such a season.
As the defending PIAA Class A state champion, the Panthers had to replace almost every position with new starters, and repeating a state title is never easy.
"After losing 12 seniors [from a year ago] you might have a rebuilding year, but I've coached these guys in middle school so they knew what was coming up," Panthers coach Jim Boone said. "They learned really quickly and I'm glad we got where we got because experience is your best teacher at times.""