One of the most anticipated matches in the Midwest this season takes place Saturday when FAB 50 No. 20 Noblesville (Ind.) takes on No. 1 St. Ignatius (Ohio) at Indiana-Fort Wayne. To get ready for this marquee matchup, we will take a look at Noblesville. Despite an 8-0-1 record, the Millers will come in as underdogs, but they are not to be taken lightly.
In the goal-scoring department, the Millers are led by senior midfielder/striker. Ault is one of several returning all-district players from a year ago. So far this season, Ault has racked up 11 goals to go along with five assists. His film shows what a dynamic and exciting player he is. Ault’s highlight tape demonstrates that he does very well picking the ball up in midfield and driving at defenders. He shows that he is not afraid to take on a defender one-on-one. Ault demonstrates outstanding composure. When he is in front of the goal, he keeps his cool and applies the finish.
Helping round out one Indiana’s best attacking lines is senior. Holland was also named to last year’s all-district Squad. Like Ault, Holland has gotten off to a tremendous start to the season, netting 10 goals. Holland bagged a brace in Noblesville’s match on Tuesday against Westfield. Holland is a great finisher. His film shows that he is composed and can pick spots. He can be a real goal-scoring threat at any moment.
Take away a scoreless match with Fishers and Noblesville’s offense is averaging nearly five goals a match this season.
Defensively, the Millers are given great assurance by the fact that they have a lot of experience in their backline. Four of the defenders on their roster are seniors. But, the leader of the unit has to be Brady Horn. Horn was named to the all-district team last year and he is Noblesville’s anchor at the back. Horn is a steadying presence for a team that has allowed just two goals this season. On top of his defensive abilities, Horn has scored one goal. Without a doubt, his leadership at the back will be crucial against one of the very best teams in the nation.
In goal, the Millers have an outstanding senior,. In 600 minutes of action this campaign, Ingle has allowed only two goals, while recording 25 saves. Ingle was another selection to the all-district team a season ago. Ingle has managed to keep seven clean sheets so far this year.