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Published on June 3rd, 2014 | by Staples Soccer


Wreckers Announce ’14 Schedule; Pre-Season Features Fantastic Matchups

Staples’ 2014 FCIAC schedule is set. So is their toughest pre-season ever.

How tough? Well, it includes matches against defending New York City champion Martin Luther King (Sunday, August 31, home) and defending New England prep schools champion South Kent (Friday, August 29, site TBD). The Wreckers also face always-tough Fairfield Prep (Wednesday, August 27, home) and new prep rival Choate (Wednesday, September 3, site TBD). They finish with the popular Wethersfield Jamboree (Saturday, September 6).

The 16-game regular season begins Tuesday, September 9 (home vs. St. Joseph). Two days later Wilton — the team that knocked Staples out of last year’s FCIAC tournament — comes to town.

The Wreckers are on the road for key matches with Danbury, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Fairfield Ludlowe and Trumbull. They’re home against Westhill and Greenwich. The regular season ends Wednesday, October 22 (home vs. Harding). Playoffs begin 2 days later.

Tryouts begin Saturday, August 23. There are double sessions that day and Sunday, August 24 (7:30-10 a.m., 3-5 p.m.). School starts Monday, August 25.

“We have to hit the ground running,” said head coach Dan Woog. “We have to be fit and focused — mentally as well as physically — the moment tryouts begin. Our players want to test themselves against the best, and we’ve designed an amazing pre-season for that reason.

“We have no time to waste. The guys who get with the program over the summer will be ready. The ones who don’t should find another activity. The ones who do will help take us to another level. Their hard work will pay off. I can’t wait to get started.”

The state tournament is a ways away. But the start of pre-season is just around the corner. (Photo/Kim Lake)

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