That end of the season momentum is something Brownsburg coach Todd Frost hopes his team will capitalize on.
“We definitely feel like we can pick up where we left off last season,” Frost said. “A lot of the key players are back to have a good season.”
Leading those players is Jack Griffith, an all-HCC player and captain from a season ago. Griffith recorded 12 goals last season, second only to former teammate Troy Hale (13).
“We are excited to have Jack back for another year,” Frost said. “He contributes on both sides of the ball and on and off the field.”
Senior Patrick Holden, a three-year starter, returns to his familiar position as goalkeeper.
“Patrick is a smart player who understands the game,” Frost said. “I think he is a player that will make huge plays for us this year at key moments.”
Griffith, Holden and teammate Cameron Mattern will captain the Bulldogs.
Griffith, Mattern, Michael Young and Eduardo Fajardo should set the pace offensively.
“Fajardo is a player that was out with an injury part of last year,” Frost said. “He is back to proper form and I anticipate him having a breakout year for us. Michael is also very dangerous. We believe he will cause problems for defenders.”
Frost also said Holden and Cody Mader “should be the driving forces of our defense.”
Despite all of Brownsburg’s success over the past few seasons, they’ve come up short in the postseason, something Frost would like to change.
“We want to get over the second place hump we have rode the last two seasons and make a run at the (HCC) championship,” he said. “We would also like to put behind us two disappointing sectional outcomes.”
Cascade suffered through a tough year in 2012 and coach Logan Faulkner said he and his team have “put it behind us.”