IN THE CLASSROOM
2013 2014 Boys Soccer Season
October 25, 2013Richmond Burton High School
R-B coach Casey DeCaluwe said that despite losing last season's core group, he was pleased with his team's transformation throughout the year. The season was pegged as a rebuilding year, and DeCaluwe was able to get a lot of kids playing time, which he hopes bodes well for future seasons.
"I'm really looking forward to the offseason and the preseason to get these kids going," he said. "It was an important season, and anytime you get exposure to quality talent like Lakes, you can learn from that."
Junior goalkeeper, and one of the best in the area, Luis Perez, will help the team come along as he has guided them throughout the season. Perez made several big stops in Tuesday's loss and is the leader for the Rockets.
"He leads by example out there every time out," DeCaluwe said. (NWHerald 10/23/13)
Burlington Central 4, Richmond-Burton 0: At Burlington, the Rockets surrendered two goals in each half to lose in Big Northern Conference East Division play. Luis Perez made 32 saves for Richmond-Burton. (NWHerald 10/17/13)
North Boone 3, Richmond-Burton 1: At Poplar Grove, Brian Wells scored on a Luis Perez assist for the Rockets in their Big Northern Conference East Division loss. (NWHerald 10/9/13)
Genoa-Kingston 7, Richmond-Burton 0: At Richmond, the Rockets fell in Big Northern East Division play. The game was in a scoreless tie at the break, before Genoa-Kingston scored seven times in the second half to pull away. Luis Perez made eight saves in the loss. (NWHerald 10/4/13)
Marengo 7, Richmond-Burton 0 (NWHerald 10/3/13)
GK 3, RB 0: (NWHerald 9/19/130
Harvard 4, Richmond-Burton 1: (NWHerald 9/17/13)
Marian Central 7, Richmond-Burton 0: At Wauconda, the Hurricanes (1-3) got their first win of the season in the second round of the Wauconda tournament. Liam Gries had two goals and an assist. Riley Blaze added two goals and an assist of his own. (NWHerald 9/6/13)
@ Vernon Hills, the Rockets struggled in their invitational matchup with Cougar Classic host Vernon Hills. R'B's goal was contantly under attack as the Rockets surrendered eight goals. Luis Perez had 18 saves for the Rockets. (NWHerald 8/30/13)
Boys Soccer Preview
Coach: Adam DeCaluwe (third season)
Last year’s record: 13-8-2, 8-3-2 BNC East
Top returning players: Luis Perez, jr., GK; Connor McCrory, sr., MF; Dominick Burlini, jr., D; Casey DeLucia, sr., MF
Top new players: Matt Micholloti, sr., F
Worth noting: With unanimous All-BNC goalkeeper Luis Perez back in net for the Rockets, opponents should have a hard time scoring against R-B. Connor McCrory and Casey DeLucia anchor the midfield as the Rockets battle for the BNC East title after finishing third last season. (NWherald 8/25/13)