The Wilson boys and Conrad Weiser girls soccer teams enter the 2014 season as defending county champions. But both programs have expectations that go well beyond the county level this year.
The Bulldogs (6-2-2, 16-5-4 in 2013) will be younger than in year's past. But when has that ever stopped a Wilson team from coming up short of expectations? Last year, the team was supposed to be young, yet it managed to capture its third BCIAA crown in the last four years.
Moss Grande, along with seniors Zach Thren and Austin Lubas, have a talented young corps ready to make the transition to the varsity level. Whether that happens now or by the end of the season, Wilson once again figures to be in the playoff race at the county, district and state level.
In Robesonia, Doug Miller and the Scouts (8-2, 16-6 in 2013) return their entire championship-caliber team this year.
Led by the Racis sisters, Hannah and Kristin, and Kennedy Lutz, Weiser is primed to make a deep postseason push this year. Winning their first BCIAA title in eight years last season was a good start, but the Scouts want more.
As an added bonus, the team's freshman class is loaded, and should have no problem stepping in where needed.
The sky is the limit for this team this season. They have the most experience, and arguably talent, of any team in Berks or District III. It's all about how the Scouts execute this year.