The Ladue boys soccer team went 10-14 last year. And their ring leader Keaton Malinich with 14 goals has graduated. Coach Matt Prange gets to find a new goal keeper too. Joe Lombardo recorded six shutouts in 2011.
Shed no tears. The Rams have replacements. Jeet Das is one of four returning starters. “He’s like another coach on the team. He gives us great leadership,” said Prange.
Eric Stuber, junior goal keeper is expected to take charge of the defense. A quartet of juniors including the keeper will play key roles. They are: Javy Ritter, Nick Hartig, and Patrick Sullivan.
Other positions are wide open during fall conditioning camp.
Prange likes the schedule. The Rams open play in the Quincy Tournament, just as they did last year, meeting some success.
The second week of play includes being in the MICDS tournament. “That’s a great way to find out what we have this year before going into Suburban East play,” said the coach.
“I believe we will get everyone involved. I know the boys will do a great job of representing our school and we figure we will win some games,” said Prange.
This is Ladue’s soccer schedule in 2012.
Tuesday, August 28, 4:15 p.m. vs John Burroughs at MICDS
Tuesday,Sept. 4, 4:15 at Pattonville
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m. at Parkway South
Friday, Sept. 7, 4:25 p.m. at Ritenour
Monday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m. at St. Charles West
Thursday, Sept. 13, 5 p.m. at Webster Groves
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 4:15 p.m. vs Parkway North
Friday, Sept. 21, 5:15 p.m. vs Rockwood Summit
Monday, Sept. 24, 4:15 p.m. at Parkway West
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m. at Belleville East
Thursday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. at Seckman
Monday, Oct. 8, 4:15 p.m. vs Westminster
Thursday, Oct. 11, 4:15 p.m. at University City
Friday, Oct. 12, 4 p.m. vs Clayton
Monday, Oct. 15, 4:15 p.m. vs Lutheran North
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4:15 p.m. vs Affton
Thursday, Oct. 18, 4:15 p.m. vs Parkway Central
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4:15 p.m. vs Kirkwood
Friday, Oct. 26, 3:45 p.m. vs Kennedy
* All home games played at the West Ladue campus in Creve Coeur