Significant Changes For Seneca College As They Enter A New Season
Head Coach Patrice Geshar discusses the inevitable changes and expectations for this upcoming season.
Story By Andrew Skerritt
August 15, 2022
Seneca College will be tested this upcoming season as they approach unfamiliar changes to critical areas of their team.
As one of Canada’s most pristine post-secondary soccer programs, Seneca College is gearing up for a challenging season ahead.
Patrice Geshar, the head coach of the men’s team, expressed the possible changes fans will see in their team.
“We lost a lot of key contributors, it’s not going to be easy to cover those areas at once, but we are excited about our future with our young players,” said Geshar.
While the team brings back familiar faces from goalkeepers, defenders, and midfielders, they will boast a new attack to start their season.
As this is a crucial change to Seneca, Patrice shared his excitement for what is come for their new attacking core.
“Going into the fall without seeing how our attackers will play together since they would be freshman, it does get nervy, but it also gives excitement since these players will be filling in the shoes of our former players,” said Geshar.
Besides the changes, the expectations are still the same for Patrice’s team. Since his arrival, Seneca has experienced winning in every form, and he doesn’t expect that to change.
“I expect us to compete for the conference and provincial as well as we do every year,” said Geshar.
Since Seneca is highly accomplished and ranked, it is only normal for the school to handle many applicants regarding new recruitments. Patrice addressed this by explaining the type of players he and his team look for.
“We look for technical players because we want to play a possession game, and players who are coachable, that is the most important to me,” said Geshar.
As we know, Patrice and Seneca College are very successful on the pitch. While continuously competing on the big stage, another component of Patrice’s game focuses on his player’s development.
Patrice expressed how his success is measured based on helping his players.
“I been fortunate to have a lot of accolades and trophies, but it is a continues goal to have consistency and, most importantly, to help these players earn good grades and reach their peak at the game,” said Geshar.
For the audio of the interview with Patrice Gheshar and Andrew Skerritt, please listen to the attached audio.