Tabor men’s team will feature a certain international chemistry

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN ANDREW OTTOSON
Tabor coach Herb Wiebe will have four seniors and letter-winners at the heart of his 2006 squad: (from left) Chris Adrian, Silas Hibbs, Joe Faul, Trent Voth.

With 20 men vying for playing time this fall, Tabor College soccer coach Herb Wiebe is confident that “no team will have an easy game against (the Bluejays).”

Even with eight departures, the 2006 Tabor men’s soccer program has the core of the 2005 team returning.

With Silas Hibbs and Chris Adrian up front, this year’s roster contains two second-team all-conference players.

Three-year letter-winners Trenton Voth and Joe Faul will provide senior leadership both on and off the field.

Two transfers will look to make a big impact on the Bluejays this fall. Justin Moss will play midfield as will Pa Nyang.

“Moss is a guy we recruited out of high school and we’re fortunate to be able to bring him in,” Wiebe said.

Moss has previously attended Waldorf and New Mexico State.

Nyang of Gambia, freshman Jason Sanglir of Thailand, and freshman David Alanis of Mexico, will make the squad a truly multinational unit.

Incoming freshman Andy Adrian, a 6-foot-4 forward won state and regional honors last year at Elyria Christian High School.

So did freshman arrival Dallas Pruitt of McPherson, who will see some time at both midfielder and defender.

The team struggled to a 1-13-1 record last year, but Wiebe expects more this year.

“I expect us to be competitive, whereas last year the effort was there but we didn’t compete well tactically,” he said.

“I expect us to make the KCAC playoffs and that no team will have an easy game against us, where last year, that wasn’t the case.”

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