From underdogs to favorites

The Brebeuf soccer team has high hopes after last year’s title


John Gilbert '23

Senior Jack Weeter runs to the student section after winning state.

Egan Williams, Staff Writer

There’s some exciting things happening on the pitch.  Last season, the boys soccer team won the 2A state title defeating West Lafayette 3-1. Yet some might remember nine games into the season, they hadn’t won a single game. Amazingly, the team went on to win the next thirteen games of the season including the championship. 


Stefan Boes ‘23 leads the team in scoring with 21 goals, ranking him first in goals for the Circle City Conference. Featured right wing player Alex Kirberger ‘24 has put in many years playing since the age of six and tends to tune out the hype, stating “I don’t like to look at the rankings. It’s just a distraction for me.” 


He knows that a big challenge facing the team is last year’s state win, admitting that “We won State last year so our mentality is that we are going to win again, but that could be a let down.” However, you would never know there is any doubt watching a practice because they are very competitive and the leadership is strong.  Kirberger says, “Our team leaders care about everyone and they demonstrate our attitude when it comes to practices and games.”  


Overall, the team shows their well roundedness with having three other players with eleven or more goals and a record of 16-4-1.  It’s important to note that some of the losses are from the 3A division, giving the Braves some experience playing in a bigger competitive bracket.  


Often, the sport of soccer doesn’t get the respect that it deserves.  Kirberger admits that, “People think it’s an easy sport, but no sport is easy.  It requires attention and a specific mentality.” Whatever the future may hold, he would like to see the team having continued success, whether that be in the 2A or 3A division.  The fans will be there supporting them all the way as they head to State.