Coming off an extremely successful season in which the David Thompson senior boys soccer team won the Kootenay Championship, the team headed to provincials in Burnaby from November 21-23. Playing against powerhouse teams from the lower mainland, the team played some close games but were unable to win any of their games. Coach Scott Sauermann said he was extremely proud of his team’s effort both in the tournament and over the course of the season.
“All in all it was a really good season, we were pretty dominant all year round… obviously winning the Kootenay Championship was a nice thing after coaching some of these kids for five years,” Sauermann said. “Provincials was a real tough tournament, but we stayed competitive in every game—the fact that we were able to keep up with some of the bigger schools was fantastic.”
The team was further hampered in their final games by losing both their starting goalie to a red card and their captain to injury.
While many of the current players will be graduating this year, Sauermann says the team has a strong foundation thanks to some younger players coming up through the ranks.
“It will be a bit of rebuilding year, but there’s still some really good players in Grade 11, so it’s time for some of the younger guys to step in and fill those roles,” Sauermann said. “Overall it was an outstanding year and I’m really proud of the boys.”