Soccer, volleyball go it alone this fall

  • Fri Aug 27th, 2010 11:33pm
  • Sports

The Lobos soccer team practices shooting goals outside the Lopez school. In the absence of a football team

There will be no football team at Lopez School this Fall. Larry Berg, football coach, confirmed the fact in an email on Aug 24.

“I’m sorry to inform you that we will not be playing football this coming year due to a low number of kids turning out,” the email said. Berg said he is thinking of the year as a sabbatical. Those who wanted to play football have now joined the soccer team instead.

This temporary absence of foot ball, however, has not dampened the spirits of the other two major sports, volleyball and soccer. Both coaches, Mellonnie Altona and Melanie Weber have a range of new and returning players set to take on the leagues.

“I’m really ecited about this year’s team I think they have a lot of talent and I’m excited to see what the freshmen can do this year,” said volleyball coach Altona. Weber is equally excited to take the soccer team up a notch from last year “We’re starting 60 percent ahead this year.”

Both teams seem raring to go and will play their first games at home on Sept. 7. Here’s a selection of what some of the players have to say about their sport:

What do you think about the upcoming season?

“I’m really excited, this season is going to be better than last season, and last season was pretty good. We’ve got a lot of potential in the team.”

What are you working on in your play?

“We’re going to keep spending a lot of time on the basics.”

— Hanifa McGovern, co-team captain

marina steinbruck

What position do you play:

middle hitter

What do you like about the sport:

I like hitting and blocking

What do you think of the upcoming season?

I thik we’ll do better than we did last year

maya mackinnon

How many years have you been playing volley ball:

This is my third year

What do you like about the sport:

I like how its pretty much all about team work, in all the other sports there is contact, i like how there is your team and the other team and you are divided.

Eryn Dye

What position do you play?

usually front row

what do you think of the upcoming season?

I think weve got a good team,we’re kind of working on the basics and then we ll get a better idea once we start playing.

FOR THE FOOTBALLER photo:

Foreground, this year’s soccer captain Samuel Jones

How long have you been playing soccer

“since i was 5 years old”

How do you feel about the upcoming season?

“…Excited…I think we had a lot of good people last year but this year we’ve got great potential.”