Kicking off a new season

Junior Leonel Pina challenged AV alumnus Mauricio Cordero for the ball during the AV Alumni soccer game.

Junior Leonel Pina challenged AV alumnus Mauricio Cordero for the ball during the AV Alumni soccer game.

Christian Johnson, Aztec Voice

It’s unbelievable how much a ball and goal can change someone’s life. Soccer is one of the most important sports at Alta Vista. It’s not just a sport to the students here, but a lifestyle – a dream.

This past week, the soccer team had a game against some of the past alumni It was a close loss, but the team still gave it all they had.

Soccer player and sophomore Javier Blanco said, “A loss is a loss, but we are going to work hard as a team to make it to state this year.”

Hard work and dedication are the best words to describe the Alta Vista soccer team. Junior Marquan Pennington said, “Osuga is my biggest motivator. He’s always telling us what to do when we’re struggling, but we all as a team encourage each other to never give up and work hard.”

Many other soccer teams don’t put in the time and effort to get to know one another. They usually look for someone with skill so they can win games, but that’s not a good idea because someone who has talent but no discipline can’t and won’t be able to work with the team.

A team with order, discipline and character is a team who’s most likely to succeed. The team must be able to communicate in order to win games and be a good sport in the game. Players must have good teamwork because someone who thinks only about themselves will bring the whole team down.

Alta Vista sport teams get close and consider each other as family.

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