By Ali G.
Along with the new semester comes a new season of soccer at The Family Foundation School. The boys’ and girl’s soccer teams have already had their first scrimmages. The boys’ team pushed through to the end and came up victorious, but the girls’ team played their hearts out and fall short of the win this time.
Last year, the boys’ team made it all way to Regionals, led by coaches Larry Patrisso and Carlton Williams, so this year’s boys have big cleats to fill. Returning players and seniors Lucas V-P and Stephen R. are confident in their boys’ ability to rise to the top. The girls’ and boys’ teams practice every afternoon seventh and eighth period.
The girls’ team, coached by Debbi Knack and Katie Scutt, especially focuses on running drills, running up to fifteen “hills” in a practice, which means running up the steep incline that separates the upper field from the lower field. Returning player and team captain Kyra L. admits, “I used to grumble and complain about running hills, but now that I’m getting stronger and faster, I’m up to the challenge!” The girls’ team, led by Kyra and returning player, intern Liz O., are all improving every day.
In fact, this cheerful, optimistic and hard working attitude is a great representation of the good sportsmanship of both the boys’ and girls’ teams this season! Soon we will be seeing student who are caught up in all their work attending home games, cheering on the players. Let’s wish the best of luck to both of the teams.