Boys Fall Sports Preview

CV Boys Fall Sports Preview
CV's football team work together in antipication of their next game.

Football:

Head Coach: Michael Whitehead

Last Season’s Record: 9-4

The Cumberland Valley Football Team has their first game under the Friday night lights on September 1. They are striving to defeat Coatesville with strong offense and defense from a few key returning players: Charlie Katshir (Receiver, Defensive back, Kicker/Punter), Jacob Fetterolf (O/D Line), Jake Palmer (RB/DB), and Christian Arrington (LB).

Head coach, Michael Whitehead, said “In our league every game is big because any team can beat you if you don't prepare well. We prepare the same for every team no matter their record because we always get our opponent's best effort." Whitehead uses this mindset in hope of “winning the Commonwealth, then Districts, and ultimately States.”

When talking about the team’s key points for success, Whitehead said, “We need to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, make plays when we have the opportunities, win special teams, and avoid mistakes like penalties and turnovers." If the football team executes Whitehead’s plan, they can hope to start the season off with a win against Coastesville.

 

Boys Soccer:

Head Coach: Matthew Billman

Last Season’s record: 15-7-0

The Cumberland Valley Boys Soccer team had a competitive season last year but were able to finish with 15 wins and 7 loses.  Head coach, Matthew Billman, said their goal for this season is “to fight and win every game in our division, district, and state.” 

The Boys Soccer team is relying on the returning players of Staton, Carbaugh, Watson, Nitecki, Leach, Truong, Thomas, Radosavljevic, Davidson, King, and Zambetti to help the unit as a whole compete and go further in their postseason.

Billman believes that State College, Central Dauphin, and Chambersburg are going to be the team’s biggest competitions this year. He said the CV Boys soccer team “had an amazing and challenging preseason” which prepared them for these upcoming games. Also, Billman said that “team spirit” will help the team be successful throughout their fall season.

Golf:

Head Coach: Kevin Mullen

Last Season’s record: Undefeated

The Cumberland Valley golf team had an incredible season last year going undefeated. Campbell Wolf (’17) placed second in states to add to their successful year. CV junior, Connor Kirkwood, said the teams’ goals are to “win Mid Penns and get to states” and his individual goal is “to get to districts.”   

Last season’s senior group was strong and left some holes and responsibilities that other players this year have to fill. The team has a few key retuning players such as Trent Golden, Max Seeber, Zach Wagner, and Liam McCarver to fill these roles.

With these retuning players, the CV Golf team is hoping to defeat their biggest competition, Central Dauphin. When talking about how the teams prepares for this competition, Kirkwood said, “we work on consistency to keep our total under 300.” Also, he said that the groups talent and hard work are going to help them do well this year.

 

Boys Cross Country:

Head Coach: Skip Springman

The Cumberland Valley Boys Cross Country team competed through a tough season last year and finished with only one lose to Carlisle. CV junior, Matthew Todd, said the team “wants to qualify to compete in states and have all our varsity break 17 minutes.” He also wants to break 17 minutes this year.

Their biggest competitions this year are Twin Valley and Hershey. To beat these schools, the cross country team has Bennett Brown, Drew Brown, Caleb Shultz, and Devon Hiesler as returning members to place high with low times.

When asked about their preparation for their tough meets, Todd said, “we are turning up the speed workouts.” Todd also said he believes they will be successful this season because, “we work as a pack to push ourselves in workouts and keep up the mileage.” 

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