An inside look at Christian Brothers men’s soccer. With Capital Valley Conference league soccer games beginning recently, the Christian Brothers soccer team strives to show the team’s true potential on the field. The Falcons dominated the soccer field in the non-league games, but unfortunately have not owned up to their potential in previous CVC play. […]
An inside look at Christian Brothers men’s soccer.
With Capital Valley Conference league soccer games beginning recently, the Christian Brothers soccer team strives to show the team’s true potential on the field.
The Falcons dominated the soccer field in the non-league games, but unfortunately have not owned up to their potential in previous CVC play. The boys have lost their first two games which were close calls each time.
“On the field we had two fluke games — we definitely should not have lost those,” says Gavin Owens ’13. “We are working a lot on working together, as well as winning to gain momentum.”
The team has high hopes for their upcoming league games as well as full confidence in one another. The team is very compatible as they connect very well together off the field as well as on.
“This year the team really meshes well together. I would say they are overall just goofy and light hearted, they let things roll off their backs very easily”, says coach Mr. Jacob Hunley ’96.
The “light hearted” group finds motivation in their own teammate’s hard work and sportsmanship.
“I find motivation in everyone working hard and guys owning [up to] their mistakes,” Owens says. “Also, just doing what is best for everyone around you.”
Standout players on this year’s team include the two team captains, Rob Belme ’13 and Louis Heinzer ’15.
“This year our senior captain really shines, Rob sparks our team and plays with a lot of energy in his heart, as well as Louis and Jack Long ’14”, Coach Hunley says.
These outstanding players lead the team by relying on strong midfielders and centerbacks — a big part of their strategy for the year. The team hopes their hard work this season will help them reach their goals of being in the top three in the CVC so they can go to playoffs as well as having academic success.
“We hope to win another academic success award as we have the last four years in a row and just have good solid GPA as a team”, says Coach Hunley, who also teaches Human Physiology and Physical Education.
This all-star soccer team not only dominates the field but leaves time to support their Junior Varsity soccer team as well. The Varsity boys give the JV team advice and support as they strive to do their best as well.
“We support the younger team by cheering them on at games and giving tips to them,” Gavin says. “We really have a good connection because we were all in their shoes once we know how intense JV can be.”
The Christian Brothers Varsity team works hard in all they do and we can expect to see big things from them this season!