Soccer: starting strong

  • Wed Sep 10th, 2014 8:37pm
  • Sports

Contributed photo Above left: Gavin Goodrich. Left to right on knees: Axel Rendon

By Soccer Coach Shawn Westervelt

Special to the Weekly

Lobos Soccer is looking strong for 2014.

This year the Lopez soccer team is looking promising in the pre-season.

Although short on numbers with a bench of only 13, but the team strong in spirit, talent and enthusiasm.

Our three strong and seasoned seniors, Cosmos Cordova, Will Fields, and Axle Rendon are looking to make a mark on the standings in their last year of varsity play. These three players have gotten more fun to watch each year and promise to please this season. Flanked by one junior Dawson Hall and one sophomore Dylan Moore, and supported by a rookie squad with impressive speed and athleticism, they will be captaining a team very capable of taking a piece of the winners’ circle. We are also blessed this year with the camaraderie and skills of two players from abroad, Fabio Setti from Italy and Louis Adriaens from Belgium. Aside from being gentlemen and scholars, these two bring a patient, competent, and European flair to the pitch this year, which is an absolute pleasure and asset.

Although all of the freshmen are welcome and valued, we are especially excited to have Gavin Goodrich in goal this year. It takes a special something to be a real keeper, and Gavin has it and then some.

Nothing motivates more than hearing the yells and cheers of family and community from the sidelines, so look for the sandwich boards and posters and turn out to cheer this exceptional team on this year.

I would also like to extend a special thanks to our new assistant coach Alex Wedo!

First home game against Orcas is Saturday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m., Go Lobos!