Geneseo — With summer coming to a close, schools in Livingston County are preparing to open to start another school year. Before students file back in, those students competing in fall sports have begun practicing in hopes of having stellar seasons around the board.
Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming fall season for the Geneseo Blue Devils.
Varsity Boys Soccer
Head Coach: Chris Masters
After picking up back-to-back victories in sectionals over the last two years, the varsity soccer team is poised for another outstanding season.
The team is loaded with experienced seniors to lead the Blue Devils. Mo Carlon, Bryan Rollins, Jimmy Root and Jacob Cook are all looking to end their career at Geneseo by making it a memorable season for the soccer team.
The team’s schedule is frontloaded with home games, six of the first eight will take place at the “Devils Domain.” The one to mark on the schedule is a Sept. 30 showdown at home against Williamson, the team who has ended Geneseo’s season the last two years.
Head Coach: Tim Dolgos
It was a trying season for the varsity football team last year as they transitioned for a veteran roster to one more of youth. While the record didn’t show it, the Blue Devils grew as a team and are prepared to take the next step forward going into the upcoming fall season. Fans can look forward to a battle at quarterback between sophomore Trevor Frazier and junior Jake Clar. As usual, the game to mark on the calendar is the Valley Ball, as Geneseo will travel to York on Oct. 18.
Head Coach: Chris Butera
The varsity volleyball team enjoyed a great amount of success last season, but after losing several seniors to graduation, younger players need to step up to fill the void to keep the winning trend going. Certainly the team will look to have success in the regular season, in hopes of matching up with Lyons in sectionals, the team that ended their season last year.
Varsity Girls Soccer
Head Coach Jennifer Bugbee
The varsity girls’ soccer team is an improving group, compiling a 9-9 record last season, losing in the second round of sectionals. This year, the team will look to take the next step forward and make some noise in sectionals once again. Two showdowns this year with York, Sept. 26 on the road, and Oct. 16 at home, should give an idea of where the progress for the Lady Devils is going.
Head Coach William Buckenmeyer
When looking at the cross country team one question comes to mind, who replaces graduated senior Gabe Rodriguez? Rodriguez became one of the most historic runners in school history and his void will be a difficult one to fill. If the cross country team can find runners with Rodriguez’s mindset, the team will do fine for the upcoming season.
Geneseo across the board is looking at either great seasons, or improving seasons from their fall sports, so supporters have plenty to be excited about when September arrives.