LHS soccer looking to ‘bounce back’ to winning ways this season

Lindbergh moving forward from tough 2021 season


After posting just one win in its first 10 games of the 2021 season, the Lindbergh boys soccer team plans to rekindle its winning ways in 2022.

By Stephen Glover, For the Call

2021 is a season that the Lindbergh boys soccer team would like to quickly forget as the Flyers went 6-13-3 overall and posted just one win in their first 10 games. But 2022 is a new year and the Flyers are looking to bounce back and rekindle their winning ways of the past.

“We are very optimistic after coming off a very difficult and disappointing season,” Lindbergh head coach Mark Giesing said. “We are way more fit than we were last year and I think there is a solid sense of unity with these guys this season.”

Senior Ryan Hofius returns to the Flyers this season as a midfielder and their scoring threat. In 2021 Hofius scored four goals with two assists for a total of 10 points. “Ryan is a very calming and organized presence in the midfield for us this year,” Giesing said. “His passing and ball distribution is just outstanding this season.”

Another scoring threat for Lindbergh this season is senior midfielder Kellen Douglas. Last season Douglas scored two goals and recorded one assist.

“Kellen did a great job for us up top last year,” Giesing said. “We really like what we see from him this year.”

Also commanding the midfield for the Flyers is junior Michael Waller.

“Michael came in and played quite a bit for us last year,” Giesing said. “He’s fantastically strong and in shape which is great because he’s a real workhorse in the middle of the field.”

On defense, the Flyers head coach looks for senior Danny Fieste and junior Logan Gavwiner to be the foundation to Lindbergh’s success this season.

“Danny and Logan are steady defenders,” Giesing said. “They’re just two classic, big and strong defenders that are going to be hard for other teams to get around.”

In goal for Lindbergh in 2022 is senior Charlie Boeger.

“Charlie’s going to be challenged by Cam Cochran this season,” Giesing said. “He’s been working on being a more vocal leader for us in goal this season.”

The Flyers open up the 2022 season at defending Class 2 champion Whitfield Aug. 30 at 4:15 p.m.