“Are we really going to talk about our seniors already?” Tim Cashel men’s Varsity soccer head coach said.
His team has most of the same faces he saw last season. Losses include goalkeeper Sam Craig, midfielder Jogi Shimotomi, defender Willie Zempel, midfielder Wesley Wride and midfielder Daniel Gomez.
At the end of the year he will lose 12 of his players, including his son, Sam Cashel.
“As we get older and go our separate ways I hope that soccer can be something that bonds us together,” Coach Cashel said. “I will miss all the kids a lot.”
Coach Cashel knows the players well as most of them spent most of their childhood years at the Cashel household.
“It is sad in both respects (as a coach and parent),” Coach Cashel said.
Webster isn’t just rivals with Kirkwood anymore.
“The guys look forward to the SLUH game and some of the other teams that we play yearly,” Coach Cashel said. “It’s one of those games that is just always good soccer.” Webster lost to SLUH 2-0.
“It was a hard fought game; we were in it the whole way through,” senior Mick Hanrahan said.
Another loss at the end of this year will be the team’s managers, seniors Max Chanitz and Will Conerly.
”They have a crazy amount of value to us.” Coach Cashel said, “They do a great job of making things flow easier, at both practice and games.”
The Webster Groves soccer club (first grade- seventh grade) is also run by Coach Cashel.
“There really is no end to coaching for me… especially last season, since our season went so late there was about a week of overlap between the programs,” Coach Cashel said. He coached some of the players on this year’s Varsity team through the same program.
Following the loss to Lindbergh, Webster went on to win the next four games including a double overtime victory over St. John’s Vianney (2-1, 2 OTs) on Labor Day weekend.
Webster’s home games are broadcast on a low power FM station, KWRH-LP. These games are on 92.9 FM, or on its website, http://www.radio63119.org. All dates and times for games that will be on the air are located on its website. Past games are also available to listen to there.