Strong Nucleus Returns For Lewisburg’s AA State Championship Boy’s Soccer Team

With a perfect (25-0) state championship season behind them the Lewisburg boy's soccer team kicks off another journey. 48 goal scorer Joey Bhangdia is back at the attack, along with his brother Tommy, Adam Cole, Zachary Kratzer and the rest of the Green Dragons.

"We are definitely looking to continue what we had going last year. I think it's going to take a lot of players off the bench stepping up because we did lose some starters last year and we are going to have to find a way to fill those spots," said Joey.

"It's been fantastic. We are really excited about getting ready for this season now. The community outpouring has been great, but we are really ready to put that to the side and start focusing on what we have to do this year," said Skip Kratzer.

Lewisburg's run in states included four shutouts and for these seniors now a big target on their back.

"Yes we definitely have to come into a game ready. They are going to be gunning for us. Each team is going to be gunning for us, but it's a new year and we are not expecting anything. We are going to work for everything that we are going to earn. I know that it is not going to come easy," said Adam Cole.

"We come us just us guys most mornings and we play for two hours just kicking the ball around. Some small sides and sometimes we play bigger. We just like to get out as a team because everyone just loves the game so much it makes it easy at practice," said Zachary Kratzer.

There are some big shoes to fill at goalkeeper Ryan Ehmann is in for Logan Cho who graduated and is up at Brown University right now. Cho didn't give up a goal in the PIAA state playoffs a year ago and only 6 goals all season.

"He's had a lot of experience that he is leaving behind. A lot of communication that he will need to pick up from what Logan used to do," added Skip.

Max Prep's ranked Lewisburg as the 7th best high-school team in the country last year. This new group starts things off on Saturday in a tournament at Central York high-school. Steve Lloyd Newswatch 16 sports reporting from Union county.