The Start of a New Soccer Season

Spring sports have begun.

Soccer players are excited to finally get out on the field to play.

“It will be interesting, but I think we will have a good season,” said Matthew Johnson, senior, mid-field player.

“I’m excited to see what we can do. My hope is that we go far in the playoffs and eventually win states,” said Noah Carter, junior, goalie.

In order to make the team, players had to run multiple skill testing drills.

“The main focus of our drills was passing and sprinting,” said Jaylen Gomez-Quintero, senior, right wing defensive player.

Many of the players have goals they have set for themselves to accomplish this season.

” I want to be Dogwood District Champions and make the first district team again this year,” said Trinity Brooks, senior, wing player.

“My goal is to improve at being a goalie. I’m nervous because it’s my first time playing soccer,” said Isaiah Harris, junior, goalie.

They all have the same goal of beating their rival Appomattox.

” I want to beat Appomattox. Last year was exciting because we beat them for district champions,” said Amaiya Griffin, senior.

“Appomattox is our rival so I really want to beat them this year,” said Johnson.

Players are excited to see what their coaches have in store for them this season.

The coaches for the boys are Mark Shields and Adam Tate.

The girls coaches are Drew Norris and Jennifer Kennit.

“I feel good about our coaches this year. They know what they’re talking about and I feel confident they’ll get the job done,” said Carter.

“I believe my coaches have my best interests at heart, and that they are committed to making me a better player,” said  Gomez-Quintero.

Students are looking forward to the start of an amazing soccer season this spring.