Written by Ike Morgan - DEXTER - The Dexter Tiger boys' soccer team is looking to continue the phenomenal success of past years as they enter the 2008 Eastern Maine Class C season. Last year's undefeated season (12-0-2) was indicative of the last several years where the Tigers were a perennial contender for the Eastern Maine crown.
According to head coach Peter Murray, this may be a challenging year because of the graduation of nine of the 11 starters from last year's squad. That large loss is compounded by the fact that only four of the returning players have varsity experience. He notes, however, that many of the returning players are seniors and should provide needed leadership during the season. The 2008 team captains are Devon Grant and Tyler Clukey.
Murray concedes it will be difficult to replace the abundance of talent lost to graduation, but feels the Tigers can be competitive because of the parity in the league this year and the hard work and dedication of his players. He realizes that past years success has put a "target on the back" of the team as others in the league will be hungry to knock off a perennial power.
Murray returns as head coach of the soccer team with plenty of coaching experience. He has coached both boys and girls soccer for over 15 years and has 27 years experience as a basketball coach and several years as tennis coach and also served as athletic director for a time. He will be assisted by Chad Graffam."This content originally appeared as a copyrighted article in the SVWeekly.com and is used here with permission."
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