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Mattituck soccer player James Jacobs 082316

When the Mattituck High School boys soccer team gathered for its first training session last August, the Tuckers had but one goalkeeper in camp and he was a freshman.

James Jacob was thrown into the deep end of the Suffolk County League VII pool and did not sink. He blossomed into a top goalkeeper.

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Bryce Grathwohl, a freshman central defender, played two junior varsity games this year before being integrated into the varsity starting 11. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Perhaps under another system or at another time, freshmen Bryce Grathwohl and James Jacobs would have been bypassed and left sitting on the bench this season. But the Mattituck High School boys soccer team lost an astounding 19 seniors from last year’s New York State Class B champion squad. That presented opportunities for younger players like Grathwohl and Jacobs.  READ