Never in Carlisle’s history has the Varsity Boys Soccer team won a state championship. For four years straight they have made it to the state semis, and this year’s matchup against arch rival North Cross was the team’s second straight state championship game. While last year they lost the title in penalty kicks, the No. 2 Chiefs were finally able to seal the deal against the top-seeded Raiders with a 1-0 victory.
“This win was far more than just a state championship; it was a win that broke the curse of not winning! It has been a long time coming, and I am proud of every student athlete that has ever played soccer at Carlisle,” said Jeff Lochrie, the soccer team’s Head Coach for the past four years. “They set the bar for all of us that have come since, and that hunger to do something that no one has done only fueled the fire to get that state ring.”
Lochrie hopes that this win will help boost interest in Chiefs’ soccer, ensuring that the team’s strength will remain high for years to come. “The desire to come study and play at Carlisle is that much greater now because kids want to do what this year’s team did,” he said. “In order to build a dynasty, you must be champions. That process started many years ago is now a reality.”