Oakton men's soccer coach Steve Brody expects big things following 10-win season, deep recruiting
Oakton Community College men’s soccer coach Steve Brody thinks this could be a season to remember for his Owls.
Now in his 19th season and coming off a 10-5-2 campaign, Brody hinted that his latest squad has everything they need to be among the best this season.
"Whenever you win at least 10 games, expectations are going to be high," he told the Chicago Tribune. "With the combination of returning players and incoming freshmen, we should be stronger offensively than we were a year ago. This season, we're expecting to play a fast-paced offensive scheme."
High-scoring forward Bukola Abdulwahab-Omotose (18 goals, 4 assists) returns to lead the attack for Oakton.
"Bukola will be a key player for us as he provides enormous firepower whenever he's on the field," Brody told the Tribune. "He's a hard player to stop offensively."
Captain Brian Ramos also returns to set the tone for the Owls on the other end of the field.
"Brian is a smart player who reads the game well," Brody said. "His leadership and work ethic are exceptional."
The Owls also return at least four other lettermen from last season and boast a roster of newcomers Brody describes as one of the “deepest recruiting classes we’ve had in a long time.”
Freshmen defender David Zlotnik, and midfielders Johnny Trujillo, Jonathan Medina, Rafael Barbosa and Giovanni Guarnero lead the pack of first-timers.
"I'm expecting many of the newcomers to make an immediate impact," Brody said.