Boys Soccer Working for the Goal


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Have you ever wondered how the soccer team is doing in your school? Well, here is a little information on how they played this fall and what they’re looking forward to for next year. They had a rocky season, but they enjoyed it. They had their difficulties, but they still tried their hardest and played their best. 

Their senior night was a success. They played our sister school, Proviso West. It was tough play, but they lost 2-1. Despite this, their coach Antonio Gonzales had positive words: “The boys played well during their senior night. Just a few observations from me are that they did not play as a team at times…. But they played hard.” 

This was Gonzales’ first year as head coach. “I really enjoyed my first year coaching as a head coach. It had some ups and downs but I, along with the team, pushed through and did our best as the season went on.” 

Team forward, senior Jesus Ocegueda, has been on the team since his freshman year. Although coach Gonzales was not always his coach, he still had all good things to say about him. “It was fun having him. He pushed us to do our best.”  

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JV coach Joseph Radecki  said, “I have seen improvements throughout the whole team.” He likes the results his team is getting. He also likes seeing new players training with them because that makes “fresh players learn how they train and what new plays they are working on.” He would like the teams to move forward in the future.  

Sophomore Angel Bonilla plays with varsity and said that even though they did not make it to the playoffs, he said he had a great season with his team and so did everyone else. 

Interest in soccer is strong. Senior Hector Delgadillo, who is on the wrestling team, said that he has some friends who want to get involved in the soccer team. For example, one friend would like to get involved on the soccer team and try it out for the first time to experience how it feels to play in a sport he has never played in before. 

The coaches and team members had nothing but positive things to say about their season. Ocegueda said he considers the soccer team as not just a hobby, but a family too.