Crusader Boys Soccer Learning On The Fly

The Central Wisconsin Christian boys soccer teams continues to work hard as they weave their way through this most unique season.  Paul Stuebs has taken over for veteran coach Gregg Zonnefeld who spent the last 24 years at the helm.  Stuebs has been an assistant with the boys team and previously was the head coach at Wausau West High School.  He also coaches the Crusader girls soccer team.

Through the first few weeks of the season Stuebs says he’s trying to get his squad to mesh together.   Coach Stuebs tells that he believes his team has a lot of talent and they have used the beginning of the season to find out where they guys work best and where they click together.  He adds that with coronavirus this summer he did his best to keep his squad motivated through an uncertainty of not knowing if they would have a season.   He says his team did a good job with keeping themselves accountable to work on their game, even if they had to do it virtually.

Coach Stuebs says that the program is in a good spot numbers-wise this fall as they are able to field both a varsity and JV squads.  If they want to peak at the end of the season, coach Stuebs says that his team needs to focus on the principles they work on in training sessions.  That includes limiting touches, getting proper width, working on angles and runs.  He says the more they play together the more they realize that they can play with anyone.

Click the link to hear a full interview with CWC boys soccer coach Paul Stuebs.


2020 CWC Varsity Boys Soccer Roster

0          Maxwell Vander Werff*   GK       Sr

5          Riley Westra*                      M        Sr

7          Julius Ogari                         M        Sr

8          Benn Mbah                        M        Frosh

10       Baylee Schaalma               M        Soph

11       Cade Vlietstra                      D         Soph

12       John De Groot                     M        Sr

13       Caleb Minnema                   D         Jr

14       Caleb Slings                      M        Jr

15       Andrew Ohman                  F          Jr

16       Braeden Aylesworth          F          Jr

17       Neil Venhuizen                    D         Soph

20       Logan Colker                        D         Soph

21       Brock Hoekstra                    D         Frosh

22       Jacob Abel                            F          Soph

23       Benn McKean                      D         Sr

24       Connor Padron                    F          Sr

26       Jacob Guhlke                       F          Jr

33       Will Syens                          GK       Soph


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