Mens Soccer Team Plays In State Final Four
For just the second time in school history, the Dayton Christian boys varsity soccer team has advanced to the State semi-final game. They will play Grandview Heights on Wednesday night at 7 pm at London High School. If they win, they will advance to the State final game and add to their already long list of accomplishments in the school record books.
At the end of the regular season, the team was ranked #3 in the final Division III state poll with an overall record of 15-2-1, one of the best season records in team history, a record which has only improved as they have faced opponents in post-season play. On Saturday, they overcame Madeira in a 3-2 game that clinched their Regional victory and increased their record to 19-2-1 on the season. Check out these amazing stats compiled by assistant coach Scot Alexander:
2018 TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS
In 1972 Dayton Christian began its men’s soccer program. Since that time, the Warriors have had a tremendous amount of success. They have become only the 2nd team in the school’s history to win back-to-back District finals. They are one of two teams in school history to go to the State Final Four, the last time being 1982.
The 2018 Warriors hold the school record for the most wins in a season and the most goals scored in a season.
Senior Noah Alexander broke Mark Jackson’s 1983 record for most career assists (72) , a record that stood for 35 years, with 95 assists so far in his career. Alexander is currently number four in the state for career assists.
The 2018 team earned the highest state ranking in school history (#3) and has the most players to hold All-State records (Noah Alexander, Sam Reid, and Paul Socha).
The following players have earned individual honors: Noah Alexander, Josh Erlandson, Michael Smith, Sam Reid, and Paul Socha were named Metro Buckeye Conference All-Conference players. Alexander was also named the MBC Player of the Year. Alexander, Erlandson, and Smith were named to the All-District team. Alexander and Erlandson are up for All-State honors. (Results will be announced this weekend.)