The following is a synopsis of the 2011 Belfast Area High School boys varsity soccer squad:

Team: Belfast boys soccer.

Coach/years coached current team: Burke Hazard, first year.

Last year’s record/playoff information: 7-6-1, 10th in Eastern Class B. Did not qualify for postseason.

Roster: Seniors Yusef Al-Matrouk, Carson Beck, Alex Blair, Emerson Dellamattera, Scott Kulikowski and Ben Shepherd; juniors Tyler Baker, Kal Ihnken, Tyler Martin, Brennan Moore, Yanni Rakis, Ryan Rice and Andrew Violette; sophomores David Flood, Leo Richter, Marcus Riley, Jack Schnetzer and Evan Schweikert; and freshmen Fouad Al-Matrouk, Jerahmy Clapp, Sam Kulikowski, Chase McIntire, C. Wiley and Kieran Shell.

Graduation losses: Windham Veevaert, Eric Gaulin and Jeremiah Kahn.

Significant impact players: Baker.

Team strength: Team chemistry.

Team goals: Qualifying for the Eastern Class B playoffs.

Top league opponent: Camden Hills.

Outlook: The Lions have their sights set on earning a postseason berth and are confident in their abilities, while Hazard fell short of making any lofty predictions on the season. “You never know what’s going to happen, but so far everything’s been positive,” he said.

Schedule:

9/2/11 – Belfast at Maine Central Institute – 3:30 p.m.

9/7/11 – Belfast at Gardiner – 3:30 p.m.

9/10/11 – Morse at Belfast – 11 a.m.

9/13/11 – Nokomis at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

9/17/11 – Belfast at Mount View – 11 a.m.

9/20/11 – Belfast at Oak Hill – 3:30 p.m.

9/24/11 – Mount View at Belfast – 1 p.m.

9/27/11 – Leavitt at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

9/30/11 – Belfast at Oceanside – 3:30 p.m.

10/4/11 – Camden Hills at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

10/7/11 – Belfast at Winslow – 3:30 p.m.

10/12/11 – Maranacook at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

10/14/11 – Belfast at Lincoln Academy – 6 p.m.

10/18/11 – Medomak Valley at Belfast – 3:30 p.m.

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