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The Stampede

The Stampede

The Stampede

Arley Garcia , Staff Writer

The boys' varsity soccer team played several games since the beginning of their season, winning a total of 4 games out 8, and scoring 3-3 against Aldine.

Last year, Coach Morris was the coach for Magnolia West soccer team, after his retirement, Coach Boehm took the position as the new Head Coach.

I received a call from last year's coach, Coach Morris, he asked me if I was interested in becoming the head coach at Magnolia West,” Coach Christian Boehm said. “I was offered the position and I accepted within a day.”

Tryouts gave the coach the ability to see which students have the best talent and skills on the field.

“They made me feel like I was getting tested,” senior Diego Cotto said.

When trying out, it’s important to think of what skills to bring to the team. Not only must a player have potential but they must be willing to commit to the team. Coaches look for certain qualities when picking players for their team.  

“Skills, grades, and behavior,” senior Victor Chavez said.  

This year with the new head coach for soccer, the team will find out what they can do to add or improve their skills.

“The team has played a certain type of soccer that has brought them to the third round of playoffs the last couple of years,” Boehm said.  “I hope that we can add to that style to make the team more successful. In order to be part of any team, I think it is important to be able to work well with others, have integrity, be accountable, and be a good representative of the program.”

Being on a varsity team can be stressful, representing the school and the weight of knowing that teammates are looking up to a certain player can cause stress about every move made.

“I feel like I represent the school,” Cotto said. “But what brings our team together is communication, teamwork, and victory.”

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