WINSLOW — The incoming senior boys soccer players at Winslow High School were eighth graders when Aaron Wolfe became their junior high coach. Now that Wolfe is the boys varsity soccer coach at Winslow, everything has come full circle.

“It’s definitely nice to see them develop and improve,” Wolfe said. “I’ve had all of them, except for a couple of the kids who came over from China.”

Wolfe replaces Carrie Larrabee, who coached the Winslow boys soccer team for four years. Larrabee, who is expecting her third child, is also Winslow’s athletic director.

“Three kids and coaching and athletic director will be too much for me,” Larrabee said.

An assistant baseball coach at Winslow, Wolfe teaches math at Winslow Junior High, and coached the junior high boys soccer team for four years.

“I think Aaron has a lot of great qualities to offer. He’s developed as a sub-varsity coach, and he’s ready to step up,” Larrabee said.

Wolfe graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2007. While at UMF, Wolfe was a captain of the baseball team, and considers former Beavers baseball coach Dick Meader one of his biggest coaching influences.

“He’s kind of a laid back personality, and that’s how I am, too,” Wolfe said.

Close to 30 players came out for the Black Raiders summer team coached by Wolfe, and he expects a few more to arrive when practices start on Aug. 13.

“We have pretty good numbers,” Wolfe, a Wilton native and Mt. Blue High graduate, said. “We’ve got a big freshmen class.”

Wolfe said the Black Raiders will have different alignments depending on the opponent, but he expects one constant from game to game.

“I’m hoping we play aggressive soccer, with 100 percent intensity,” Wolfe said. “I like defense-first, low scoring games. It looks like we’re going to be competitive.”

Travis Lazarczyk — 861-9242

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