Sycamore soccer pleased with numbers while G-K, DeKalb volleyball look to replace many seniors
On the plus side, more than 70 players came out for the first day of practice for the Sycamore boys soccer team.
And although coach Dave Bachta said that’s great news, he said it also brings a downside – there probably are going to have to be cuts. The Spartans opened fall practice Wednesday, as did most soccer, volleyball, cross country, swimming and tennis teams in the state.
Bachta said the team’s first official fall workout was very good.
“With the older ones, they were trying to prove something,” Bachta said. “There’s a lot of older kids, so if there are any cuts, it’s going to be from the older kids ’cause we had a lot of juniors last year. So it’s very competitive. The one thing that probably stuck with me more than anything else was the competitive nature.
“If you have someone pushing for your spot, you have a tendency to push harder. What we would consider the second 11 is pushing the first 11 pretty hard.”