The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School have selected their captains for the 2012-13 seasons, each picking a sophomore, junior and senior as tri-captains.
"I am very pleased with the selections the players made,” said Coach Gary Hindley, in his fourth year with the program. “We take captaincy as a very serious and important position within our structure of a team. The proper liaison between the coach and the team members and within the team itself is an important part of a teams success."
The Lady Tigers Sharks selected:
Sophomore Haley Wood – has started every game at midfield since joining the varsity as a freshman. Wood recorded seven goals and three assists for 17 points as a freshman, making her the team’s fourth-leading scorer;
Junior Christain Laine – has started every game since joining varsity team as a freshman; earned All-District first-team honors as a goalkeeper her freshman season; earned all-District as a forward\midfielder last year on a team that went 9-4-1. Laines had six goals last year for 12 points and was also 2-0-0 in goal, with a 0.49 goals against average. She will play in the field and back up the goalkeeper this season. This is the second year in a row Laine has been selected as a captain;
Senior Bryanna Stuart – has seen play in the midfield in every varsity game since her freshman year; has four goals and three assists in her first three years.
The Tiger Sharks selected:
Sophomore Marcel Duarte – the team’s leading scorer as a freshman last year with 19 goals and four assists for 42 points, Duarte saw action in only 15 games last year for a team that went 15-3-1, won the district and reached the regional quarterfinals. Duarte was all-District first team and has two goals and an assist to start this season with his sights on the school record for goals, of 72 by recently graduated JMason Ray;
Junior Drew Lacour – has played in every game since joining the varsity as a freshman. Has played forward, midfield, and defender and has six goals and a team-leading 10 assists for 22 points as a sophomore, Lacour is was also a captain last year;
Senior Daniel Jones – has played in every game since joining the program as a freshman; has played forward and midfield and scored two goals and one assist as a junior.
Both teams resume action when they host Franklin County Nov. 27. The girls play at 6 p.m. ET and the boys at 8 p.m. ET. Port St. Joe hosts Freeport on Friday, Nov. 30, the girls at 6 p.m. ET followed by the boys at 8 p.m.