Coach: Mark Wasnewsky (5th year)
Last year: 3-11-3
Key returnees: Dominic Nda, Sr.; Patrick Boua, Sr.; Brad Reardon, Sr.; Faisal Braimah, Sr.; Kyle Strack, Sr.; Mike Perkett, Sr.
After three straight winning seasons and a Western Massachusetts tournament appearance, head coach Mark Wasnewsky and the Braves are looking to rebound from last year's disappointing season.
Despite being plagued by injuries and a lack of depth in 2012, the 2013 team returns nine seniors, making it the largest group in the last five seasons.
Taconic has two groups of tri-captains. One is led by leading scorer and 2013 All-Eagle Track and Field MVP Nda (15 goals in 2012), Boua and Reardon. Braimah, Strack and Perkett make up the other group.
With these two groups of experienced players, team chemistry should be high, Wasnewsky said.
Most of the returning players have been playing together for several years and have previous varsity experience; an improvement on last year's three-win season is possible.
Another weakness of last year's team was the inexperience at goalkeeper; however, with junior Kevin Squires returning to man the net, the position could be solidified.
Heading into the season, Wasnewsky said his team seems focused to regain the success of past seasons.