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What an unbelievable 2016 Season. Here is our final recap for the season:

Highlight Video – https://youtu.be/mgYSMOVp1yg

Lansing Catholic H.S. Soccer finished 15-6-1 

  • 2nd Place CAAC White
  • District Champions
  • Regional Champions
  • State Semi-Finalists

LSJ DREAM TEAM – http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/high-school/2016/11/12/lsj-2016-high-school-boys-soccer-dream-team-all-area/93586210/

  • Coach of the Year – Gus Flores
  • Remy Collard
  • Chuck Plaehn

LSJ All-Area Team

  • Jack Gonzalez
  • Matthew Benivegna
  • Robert Ramereiz

Michigan ALL-STATE TEAM

  • Remy Collard – 1st Team All State
  • Chuck Plaehn – 2nd Team All State
  • Jack Gonzalez – 3rd Team All State
  • Matthew Benivegna – Honorable Mention All State
  • Robert Ramereiz – Honorable Mention All State

All-Regional Team

  • Remy Collard
  • Chuck Plaehn
  • Jack Gonzalez
  • Matthew Benivegna
  • Robert Ramereiz

All-District Team

  • Remy Collard
  • Chuck Plaehn
  • Jack Gonzalez
  • Matthew Benivegna
  • Robert Ramereiz
  • Alec Gonzalez
  • Matthew Plaehn
  • Conor Burns
  • Grant Cotter

CAAC White All-Conference Team

  • Remy Collard
  • Chuck Plaehn
  • Jack Gonzalez
  • Matthew Benivegna
  • Robert Ramereiz
  • Alec Gonzalez
  • Matthew Plaehn – Honorable Mention
  • Mike Hollis – Honorable Mention

Team Awards

Offensive MVP – Remy Collard

Defensive MVP – Robert Ramereiz

Most Improved Player – Grant Cotter

Coaches Award – Santiago Diaz

Spirit Award – Jacob Kenney

St Sebastian Award – Conor & Thomas Burns

Season Stats:

GOALS:

  • 12 – Jack Gonzalez
  • 11 – Chuck Plaehn
  • 7 – Matthew Plaehn
  • 5 – Remy Collard
  • 5 – Grant Cotter
  • 1 – Jake Kenney
  • 1  – Jack O’Leary
  • 1 – Brenden Watters
  • 1 – Matthew Burns
  • 1 – Mike Hollis
  • 1 – Sam Gonzalez
  • 1 – Connor Kluemper

 

ASSISTS:

  • 18 – Remy Collard
  • 6 – Chuck Plaehn
  • 4 – Grant Cotter
  • 3 – Mike Hollis
  • 2 – Alec Gonzalez
  • 2 – Jack Gonzalez
  • 2 – Matthew Burns
  • 1 – Will Meaton
  • 1 – Jack O’Leary
  • 1 – Sam Gonzalez

 

SHUTOUTS:

  • 12 – Matthew Benivegna

 

Interesting Notes:

  • 18 Seniors on the Varsity this season (everyone played in multiple games)
  • Only Remy Collard & Matthew Benivegna played the same position as last season.
  • The Coaches & Conor Keenan created the “Pass Back Cup” with Lansing Eastern, that we hope to continue each season.
  • Coach Gus organized a wonderful pre-game prayer with Flint Powers Catholic in the State Semi-Finals
  • We went 5-1 on our new Home Turf Field (wins v. Fowlerville, Everett, Sexton, Williamston, Leslie. Only loss was to Jackson in CAAC Cup)
  • Maudrie and her Senior Day crew created some amazing Banners for our Seniors
  • Remy Collard & Jack Gonzalez both won LSJ Video of the Week awards
  • WLNS News 6 had us on the news 3-4 times
  • LSJ had great coverage for our team
  • MSU Mens Soccer Team came to cheer us on to a Regional Championship (and maybe heckle the Gross Ile PK Shooters a bit?)
  • Coach Oscar FINALLY received his work papers and had a wonderful article in the LSJ about him.
  • Coach Gus & Mr. Thiel are trying to create a Jesuit Tournament for the start of the season
  • Coach Gus is hoping to create a JV “Pass Back” Tournament during districts.

Thank you to all the LCHS Soccer Families for all your efforts throughout the season, starting with Common Ground Volunteers, Senior Day, Admissions, Concessions, Announcers, Time Keepers and Districts Volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you!

What an amazing 2016 season. Good Luck to all the seniors going forward and for the underclassmen, we have some work to do to get back to this level.

Thank you to our unbelievable coaching staff: Gus Flores, Rod Murphy, Jake Walsh, Oscar Castaneda & Nick Wheeler. We are so blessed to have you!

Go Cougars!

Submitted by Joe Gonzalez