What is even more amazing about the team’s success is that its four wins have come without the services of its top player. Providence’s captain, senior Buzand Oganesian, was injured in the team’s second match and has been sidelined.
According to Doski, Oganesian is far from the only talent that his team possesses. One of the team’s key athletes is junior sweeper Kris Galvaz, who has impressed the coach this season.
“He is just a very talented player,” Doski said of Galvaz. “He plays at such a high level and he has some skills that you just can’t teach. His footwork and his cover speed are just unbelievable.”
Other impact players include Steven Cardenas and Sarkis Shaginian.
The fall soccer league seems like a perfect fit for Providence, a small Catholic school of less than 600 students.
The sport — unlike the usual boys’ soccer season in the winter — includes other small schools that don’t field football teams.
Bencze said the fall program gives small schools the opportunity to compete in a sport that they might not be able to filed teams for in the winter.
“I know it’s great for us,” Bencze said. “For this soccer, schools like us don’t have to compete with a football program for players. We have had basketball players come out for the team because it doesn’t compete with their season.”
With just three division games remaining, Providence has already secured a place in the postseason. The first round of the playoffs are set to begin Nov. 6.
Until then, Doski said his team’s focus is to win a league championship. That is something he admits he wouldn’t have dreamed of at the beginning of the season.
“This has been really great,” he said. “We are looking to build this program and get this team established. To win a [league] title would be a great start. And you know something; we think we can do that.”