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Wiley Pippenger

After losing star seniors like Eemeli Makela, Patrick Urey, Matheus Maia, along with goalies Henry Hooks and Mats Pokela, the 2019 Baylor boys' soccer team looks like it has a lot of rebuilding to do. However, with a new batch of seniors who have been a part of the program for multiple years, including John Musick, Carter Smith, Andrew Hill, and Christian Stophel, along with underclassmen that show serious promise, the team boasts a potential similar to last year's squad.

Musick, a forward, stated that the Raiders' edge will come from their “ability to play so many different ways.” He went on to say “I’m excited to see what [Coach Blair] and the rest of the coaching staff does with our program this year, knowing that we will have to play a different style than last year, so we are just working hard and listening to what he has to say.”  

Opening the season against Lambert on March 11 and later matching up against Dalton, ranked third and first nationally, respectively, the Red Raiders will have to step up to the challenge. Hill, another forward, stated, “It’s going to be a lot harder this year because of all the guys that we lost. The seniors will be a huge factor just because of our experience and leadership.” He went on to say that “David Danquah and Ethan Nunez are two guys who will play a key role in our success.” 

While the fans get used to seeing a new Baylor soccer team, star basketball point guard, Beyuan Hendricks, will be getting used to playing soccer, as he is slated to play goalie for the team. 

Come and support the Red Raiders boys' soccer team starting March 11 as they begin their journey
back to Murfreesboro. 

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