SOCCER PREVIEW: MARSHFIELD LOOKS TO BUILD OFF OF SUCCESSFUL 2018 SEASON


Marshfield forward Sam Roherty returns to the team this season after scoring 11 goals and earning honorable mention all-conference status in 2018. (Photo by Paul Lecker/For Zaleski Sports))

By Paul Lecker For Zaleski Sports


MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield boys soccer team finished second in the Wisconsin Valley Conference standings last season, ending up just five points behind Stevens Point.


The Tigers, who finished 11-7-3 overall and 6-3-3 in Wisconsin Valley Conference in 2018, will have to replace their goalkeeper from a year ago, and a number of other seniors that graduated, but do return a host of players that were key in their run up the WVC standings.


“We have a good core of returning players that will be mixed with inexperienced, but talented players,” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “Team chemistry will have to develop early as we have a very tough early schedule with Holmen, River Falls, New Richmond and Stevens Point as our first four games. It will be especially important that our defense comes together quickly as we lost our starting goalkeeper and three starting defenders.”


Senior Kyle Tremelling is the Tigers’ top returning scorer, having poured in 15 goals in 2018 on his way to first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference honors.