Head coach: Don Boulden, seventh season
2013 record: 7-10-2 (6-8 Sunset, fifth)
Returning lettermen (starters): 10 (seven)
Top athletes: C/MF Freddy Nunez (Sr.), F Nolan Toomer (Jr.), MF Aaron Alcarez (Sr.), MF Nick Nelson (Sr.), MF Kevin Pereira (Jr.), MF Adrian Maldonado (Sr.), D Joshua Mortensen (Sr.)
Outlook: The Trojans started well, but struggled down the stretch last year, losing their last five league games.
“Despite the immense agony of defeat felt by the coaching staff, players, classmates, parents and community, the team outlook is upbeat and positive for 2014,” Boulden said.
Seven returning starters should have the Trojans headed in the right direction. Plenty of offense returns in Nunez (11 goals, four assists), Tumor (11 goals, three assists), Nelson (nine goals, six assists) and Nelson (nine goals, five assists).
“Morale among boys soccer players in the highest in seven years,” Boulden said. “Soccer athletes who risked leaving the sport in 2013 in hopes of higher athletic achievement in other sports are returning to soccer tryouts.”