Soccer Up From Ground Zero

The boys look to improve on winless conference record and make a statement in post-season.

Starting the season with a strong of wins, the boys soccer team is ready to soar after a losing record from last year. The team is determined to make an impact on the turf.

Varsity boys soccer coach Michael McDermott has been very pleased with their performance so far and is looking forward to a great season.

“I am really looking forward to seeing how the team has improved from last year,” McDermott said. “We have an abundance of talent, but we need to figure out how to manage that talent so that it inspires competition.”

The team had a rough season last year with an end season record of 3-20-0. McDermott believes that this will change this season. Although the team did not perform very well last year, that does not mean that there’s not room to improve. The boys have a lot of talent; however, the problem is not the players, they believe it is the teamwork.

“We have a lot more chemistry this year and we are much better at communicating on and off the field,” sophomore Evan Vasquez said. “We all perform very well by ourselves, but we really need to work on our ball movement and keeping control over the game.”

With a new roster and new players, this season the team has high hopes for this year. The team has all set very specific goals that they would like to accomplish for this season starting with beating their rival, Lakes.

“I am really looking forward to building the team up this year especially, since I am a captain now,” junior captain Elijah Ruano said. “I have a lot of responsibilities now as a captain so I really need to step up the game this year.”