For more than a decade, Justin Seeley and Adam Stenzel have had two constants in their lives — soccer and each other.

For more than a decade, Justin Seeley and Adam Stenzel have had two constants in their lives — soccer and each other.

In their senior seasons with the Monmouth College soccer team, the duo shares the same goal of ending their long run by reaching the conference tournament.

Cultivating that same kind of rapport with their teammates will be a key to finding success with the Fighting Scots.

“Our chemistry flows from one another onto everyone else,” Stenzel said. “We know what we want to do and what the team needs to do in order to succeed with huge help from our coach (Kooten Johnson). If we are clicking, everyone else is clicking too.”

The pair played together in travel soccer as kids in middle school and then for the Maple Leafs in high school.

The 2014 Geneseo grads ran in different circles in high school but at Monmouth the duo clicked.

“As the years went on, we became closer and closer,” Seeley said. “We decided to be roommates in college, and we are best friends who just hang out and playing soccer, now.

“It’s definitely unique, and I don’t have any other friendships like that. Especially, how long we have been friends through soccer and school.”

And, being in sync gives them an edge on the pitch.

“It’s something special,” Stenzel said. “You always know what the other wants to do. You really don’t have to talk to each other. You understand what the other person wants to do and what the other person can do.”

Four-year starters with the Fighting Scots, Stenzel and Seeley are taking on a leadership role and sharing their knowledge of what the college game entails.

With the goal of reaching the conference playoffs and making a deep run, both think being on the same wavelength is essential for the team.

“If we can mesh together and speak to each other and make sure everybody understands what their job is, we have a very good chance of doing well this year,” Stenzel said.

Majoring in accounting and business, Stenzel likes the makeup of the team with a large group of returning players.

Third on the team in minutes last year, Stenzel’s focus is on making the conference tournament for the first time with Monmouth.

“It’s about having the best season the team has had since I’ve been at Monmouth,” said Stenzel, a four-year defender. “That would be a deep run. Last year, we almost made it to the conference tournament. This year, I would like to make it and win the conference tournament.”

A business administration major, Seeley had to work his way back after having surgery to repair a frayed meniscus.

He started the final six games of the season and believes what he learned from the sideline gave him a new perspective.

“When I got back out on the field, I tried to be the hardest working player I could,” Seeley said. “I wanted to get back in the starting lineup and make a difference.”

Seeley started being able to utilize his speed playing on the outside at midfielder and forward.

Seeley finished the season as the team leader in points with four goals and an assist.