Boys Soccer Season Full of Hope

and Christian Gutierrez

September is the time of year when the climate changes from summer to fall. The leaves fall off the trees, the weather gets a bit colder, and it is also the time when the Phoenix boys soccer team reunites. At Phoenix Military Academy  the transition from summer to fall means that the boys soccer season is about to get underway.

The Firebirds needed to adjust themselves mentally because they had lost 2 key players from last season. Those players they lost were Cristian Uribe and Michael Pasqual who graduated from high school in the summer of 2015.

In the beginning of the season it would look as if Coach Nicholas Medina was going to prepare the boys hard this season, but something had happened that led him to not being the coach. He was soon replaced by Ms. Tristiano,had previously coached the girls soccer team last season. Many of the boys were confused and a bit disappointed to lose their coach in a season that mattered most to them.

“When I found out that coach Nick was no longer going to coach us, I was kinda disappointed. I was kinda kinda mad how they decided to replace our coach without considering how we would feel about it,” said senior Andres Palomar.

Now that it is November  and the season is finished, the boys soccer team had lots to reflect on. They were able to overcome Community Links in the final and were crowned Regional Champions of the 2015 season. However, one regret that they had was to being eliminated at the semi-finals against Timothy Christian, something they really wanted to win this season.

“ When we were able to win Regional Champions, it was one of the best feelings in the world. Even though we lost the the sectionals semi-final game, we were able to make it this far and win a trophy that no one on the team thought we could achieve,” said junior Octavio Sanchez.

Winning Regionals may be the upside to their season, but it will take time for them to get over the sectionals lost. With the right attitude and determination they will be able to forget the lost to Timothy Christian and look forward to next season. The reigning Regional Champs look forward to more silverware next season.