North boys soccer looking at improved offense to step up

It won’t be easy, but the North Polars boys soccer forces will attempt to move up from the 0-11 Classic Suburban Conference (CSC) and overall 0-16 marks they posted a year ago.

One big step could improve over last year and 3-year head coach Scott Lyon is looking at an improved offense to take that step.

“We will have an improved offense that should generate some goals for us,” Lyon said.

Working with Lyon as assistant varsity coach is Mike Jacobs. Also on the North coaching staff are Mark Gruen, who will be head of the JV, and Pete Jansen, back to coach the “C” Squad.

Bolstering the Polars will be tri-captains, seniors Kevin Rasmussen and Colin McGee, along with junior Dan Fosse.

Rasmussen is a mid fielder, McGee is a forward and junior Fosse is a goal keeper.

Also returning to the North lineup will be juniors Michael Swanberg (forward) and Andy Stutsman, a defender.

Lyon pointed to Tartan and St. Thomas as being the most likely to claim the CSC title come October.

The Polars got the season underway Aug. 25 when they hosted Mahtomedi and ended on the wrong end of a 3-1 setback.

They played non-conference foe Roseville Aug. 27 and hosted Tartan Aug. 30.

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