The Indian junior varsity soccer team finished its 2007-2008 campaign with a 13-6-3 record. Their 9-3-2 record in district play resulted in a tie for second place with Red Oak.

Leading the way for the Indians, on the scoring end, was sophomore striker Michael Swindle who had 12 goals on the season.

With Swindle knocking in the goals, Yovani Arvizu led the teams in assists with seven.

On the defensive side, junior goalkeeper Chris Tosch led the team with 80 saves.

“Our defense was the heart and soul of the team this year,” coach Dwayne Volentine said.

Part of that defensive effort came from Taylor Brown, Luke Harvey, William Yates and Jesus Sierra. Also contributing was Zach Riley and Heath Hernandez who helped out when needed.

“All the young men on my team did a great job this year,” Volentine said. “We started out slowly but picked it up at the mid point in the season.”

The Indians run resulted in winning every game in the second half of district play except for a 1-0 loss to eventual district champion Corsicana.

“Each player contributed to our success and I look forward to next years team,” Volentine added.

With the varsity team posting their best record in school history (16-6), it’s the players on the junior varsity that will be called upon next year to keep the soccer program moving forward.

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