“The biggest challenge will be working to improve each and every day. We have a talented roster but need to make sure we don’t get complacent, thinking talent will win us games. We must trust one another and work consistently to challenge each team member to get better every practice and game.” –Coach Bryan Sherman
Athletes To Watch
Jacob Gunter (senior) Jacob will be playing his third year of varsity soccer with Cooper. As goalkeeper, Jacob does an outstanding job of organizing the team and leading by example. He has played virtually every minute of every game since joining the varsity team, and this will be his first year as team captain.
Eli Araya (senior) is in his second year on the varsity team at Cooper. Last season, Eli was a constant threat going forward, and he uses his pace and skill with the ball to create opportunities for teammates. This season, Eli is moving to a defensive role but will still be asked to help create goals from that position.
All games are going to be very competitive, and SPC district play is the most important part of our season. Past tradition shows that those games will to be key to our season:
• Cooper vs Episcopal HS 1/8/2019 • Cooper vs St John HS 1/11/2019 • Cooper at Kinkaid HS 1/25/2018
Season Goals • To honorably represent Cooper and continue the winning tradition • Qualify for end of season SPC tournament and outperform last season’s results • Increase our goal differential from last season (goals scored vs. goals conceded) 2017-18 Boys’ Soccer Accomplishments: Season Record 8-8-4 SPC Record 2-2-2 SPC South Zone 4th place SPC Overall Rank 7th place
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.