Greenville varsity boys soccer team uses “open field” workout to prepare for 2022 OHSAA season. (Gaylen Blosser photo_

Greenville soccer prepping for 2022 season

Greenville High School soccer program to host alumni soccer matches

GREENVILLE – The Greenville varsity boys soccer team is taking advantage of “open field” and several alumni players in preparing for the 2022 OHSAA soccer program.

“A couple of the alumni guys are going to be playing college soccer here soon so they came out to help the team during open fields during the offseason and motivate the guys, teach them new skills, a lot of soccer lessons and work,” said GHS soccer coach, Marshall Combs. “Motivate the guys and get them prepared for the start of the season.”

“The start of the season is August 1st so we’re only about two and a half weeks away,” continued Combs. “The guys are looking strong, they are having fun out here and they are coming together as a team.”

Green Wave Soccer will hold the annual Alumni Games between stars of the past and current Green Wave players on Saturday, July 30.

Games will start off with the Boys taking on the Alumni at 6 p.m. The Boys team led by second year head coach Marshall Combs and his assistant Michael Hall. Following that contest, the Lady Wave will battle with the alumni at 8PM. The Lady Wave led by third year head coach Dave Ernst and assisted by coaches Ethan Cundiff and Steve Shepard.

Prior to those two matches, Greenville FC will be sponsoring a Pass, Shoot and Kick soccer competition. This competition is free and open to everyone. The age groups for the competition are 8U, 12U and 13 and up. There will be girls and boys divisions. Winners of the competition will be announced and presented at halftime of the boys match. Registration opens at 3:30 p.m. at Harmon Field.

At 5 p.m. Darke County Soccer Association will be taking the turf with some of their best soccer players for a Youth Showcase. Everyone will be able to get a glimpse of the future soccer players of Darke County.

Any alumni wishing to play in this year’s matches contact Coach Ernst at 937-459-7967 or dernst@gcswave.com.  Cost to play is $20 and can be paid at check-in, deadline for a shirt is July 22nd.

Greenville High School boys soccer workout. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville varsity boys basketball coach, Marshall Combs. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville 2022 varsity soccer workout. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville 2022 varsity soccer workout. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville 2022 varsity soccer workout. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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