PCDS Varsity Boys’ Soccer won the 2017 2A State Championship in thrilling fashion this year. The Eagles trailed early in the game and went down a man late in the second half but were soon able to net a goal from Ryan Horlick. The match went scoreless through overtime periods, and would be decided by penalty kicks. The Eagles went down early in the shootout after missing their second shot, but keeper Ty Rodin brought the team back on two key saves, capped by the game winning kick by senior Jake Sarver. The team, coached by PCDS Head of School Andy Rodin, was seeded #4 in the tournament, but went on an incredible run, defeating both the four-time reigning state champions in the semi-finals, and the #2 seed in the championship.
“This team was resilient and showed grit, despite challenges and missteps,” said Coach (and PCDS Head of School) Andrew Rodin. “I’m incredibly proud of their hard work all season.” “This is the School’s ninth varsity state championship in the last ten years,” said Athletic Director Shane Lewis. “PCDS is a place where kids can get a top-notch education, as well as excel at the highest levels of their sport.” Congratulations to the student-athletes and coaches for a wonderful season!