The Maranatha defense is anchored by senior Riley Rudio. His intensity on the field makes him a formidable force for the Minutemen. Many attacking players have found themselves quickly dispossessed of the ball when they venture into Riley’s domain. He also has laser precision on restarts, and can serve a ball deep into the attacking third of the field, resulting in many goal scoring opportunities by his teammates. His leadership has earned him a captain’s armband, and his defensive acumen has resulted in fewer goals scored against Maranatha this season.