Richard Nyce, Pettisville head soccer coach, has spent 14 years at the helm of the soccer program, and welcomes back seven letterwinners from a squad that finished 5-9-3 last season.
Back are Troy King, Daniel Sauder, Chris Waidelich, Cam Norris, Eli King, Jakob Waidelich and Josh Liechty.
Nyce said the team needs to improve on scoring opportunities and develop leadership on the field to help during the flow of play.
He said team strengths are depth at the varsity level along with intensity and conditioning.
Lost to graduation were Caleb Liechty, Steven Young, Caleb Yoder, Matt Storrer, Jacob Roth, Jacob Deffely, Alex Roth, Kurt Siegel, David Reyes, and Tim Iott.
Assisting with coaching duties is Barnaby Wyse.
The Birds will open the season, Monday, Aug. 19, at Rossford.