Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Countdown to No. 1

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Countdown to No. 1

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No. 6 Harrison

Last year's record: 19-3-1

Final 2015 ranking: No. 9

Best assets: The Blue Tide have all the makings of a state title contender with eight starters back from a dominant 2015 squad. There will be plenty of offensive weapons to choose from, starting with junior F/M Deydiry Chamba (19 goals last season).

"He's just one of those players who get better inside the 18," said Mike Rusek, Harrison's 17th-year coach. "A lot of players freeze up near the goal."

Rusek expects the team's biggest strength to be the midfield where Harrison can use its ball movement and possession play to control the game. Keep an eye on senior M Josh Seebeck on offense, along with sophomores Kalleb Braga and Omar Sowe.

"Omar's a kid that you win with by having on the field," Rusek said. …

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