In the world of sports, it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.That’s the message from two girls high school soccer coaches from Michigan, who have their respective teams ranked in the top 25 of the latest national poll from USA Today and the United Soccer Coaches. Defending Division 2 state champ Bloomfield Hills Marian checks in at No. 22 in the rankings, while returning Division 1 runner-up Grand Blanc is 12th.”The only time I look at the ratings is at the end of the year,” said Marian coach Barry Brodsky, whose team is 4-0 to start its 2019 campaign. “I don’t know how good we are. We played Troy who’s good, but next week we have (Warren) Regina and (Dearborn) Divine Child, so we’ll see.”Marian has won seven state titles and has played in 10 state championship games during Brodsky’s 17-year tenure, so the veteran coach knows a promising group when he sees one, and with five all-state players back in the mix, including Michigan’s 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year Jansen Eichenlaub, the Mustangs have a résumé that ranks among the nation’s best.But maintaining their focus though the middle of June will be the difference in a… Read full this story
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