Boys’ soccer: a team to look out for


Thomas Lee

Mason Gilliand and Camden Carter warmup before their September 18th game against Holy Angels.

The BSM boys soccer team has started the season very well, sitting at 7-2-1 and ranked 6th in the state. Rather than being consumed by their hot start, the team has high hopes for the remainder of the season.

With a successful last season finishing 9-4 and making it to the section semifinals, the team has lots of experience going into this year. Led by mostly juniors and seniors, only one sophomore Ben Dietzen is on the team. Although it may seem like the same group, the team has been forced to make some major adjustments. “There have been a lot of huge changes since last year. We lost our main head coach and we lost one of our captains. These changes were obviously felt in the first couple days of being back in the season but we have adapted to using what we have now,” senior captain Tenekay Johnson said.

As the season is already halfway done, the boys have played some tough opponents such as Breck, St. Louis Park, and the Academy of Holy Angels. The team’s standout so far has been junior captain Morgan Olson, who is third in state for goals with 14, and senior Camden Carter is fourth with ten assists.

The senior class, made up of ten seniors, is an experienced tight knit group that expects a lot from each other and they are hopeful to end their high school careers on a high note. The team has been enjoying their start to the season, already creating lots of memories. “So far as a senior I really enjoy spending time with the boys on the team, but my favorite time with them so far has been the Breck game. Everyone was just so excited to walk away with a win against our rivals,” Johnson said.

After being knocked out in the section semifinals the past two years, the boys look forward to making a deeper push this postseason. The team currently has 54 goals and 42 assists in ten games with only five goals against. Showing lots of potential, the team is buzzing about their potential. “We have a very talented group of guys who are all very hard working, and so I think we definitely have a good chance at winning the state championship,” Olson said.