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PND Picked to Win Mid-State 6 Conference

August 26th, 2009

The Peoria Journal Star released its annual boys soccer preview today and has picked Notre Dame to finish atop the Mid-State 6 Conference. PND has won at least a share of the conference title every year since 1995.

Below is an excerpt from the preview article.

Notre Dame (21-3-1, 6-0-0): The reigning Class 2A state champs lost a lot to graduation, including the 2008 Journal Star Player of the Year Dominic Bonello (MF), but return more than enough talent to make another run at the state’s top prize. Senior Michael Schrader (23 goals, 13 assists) and Vince Cicciarelli (21 goals) will lead the offense, with Cody Gilfillan adding a third threat up top after spending most of last year on defense. Senior goalkeeper Jon Andersh (0.57 goals against average) will back a reorganized yet potentially stingy defensive unit. A strong freshman class could also benefit the Irish in their title defense.

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