Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


October 12, 2012

Bruins lose late



McGrath’s play stuck out for Bontreger this season.

“Josh McGrath has played incredible soccer the last six to eight games. He has basically carried our team along with Sam Koelling,” Bontreger said. “McGrath’s play has gone to another level. That kid is definitely a kid that can play college soccer somewhere. It’s unfortunate that more coaches haven’t heard about him or seen him play because that kid can flat out play the game.”

Koelling, a two-year captain, scored 22 goals this season, two short of a school record.

On top of losing the seven seniors, the Bruins are also losing their coach. Bontreger coached his final game as the Tri-West head coach because he is stepping down after three seasons.

“It’s hard because it’s something I love,” he said. “I love the game of soccer, I’m fortunate enough to have an administration that allowed me to coach two varsity sports in back-to-back seasons.”

Also the head coach of Tri-West’s boys’ basketball team, the time constraints of being the head coach of two sports in back-to-back fall and winter seasons were too much for Bontreger. It was a move made with complete focus on his wife, Stephanie and his two boys, a two-year-old and a six-month-old.

“It’s going to be able to give me to spend more time on what’s most important in life and that’s my family,” Bontreger said.

Even though Bontreger is stepping down, he has thoroughly enjoyed his three seasons at the helm of the Bruins.

“I just want to thank Tri-West and my kids for all of their hard work for me the last three years,” he said. “Obviously it’s hard for me leaving on a note like this but I think the lessons that these guys have learned from me and from my other coaches I think are going to take them a long way.

“Unfortunately chapters come to the end, books have to finish and we got to start a new book and a new chapter. It’s not always an easy thing to take but it’s part of life.”



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