Despite obstacles boys soccer fights to finish


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Junior Jarod Petrovic slides to keep the ball from a Plainfield North opponent.

Boys’ varsity soccer had a struggling season, but hope to come back stronger next year.

They had high expectations from the previous season to win conference.

“We had hoped to win conference, but we did not achieve this,” Gage Wuestenfield, senior, said.

Years prior the soccer team did very well, so this team had a lot of weight on their shoulders to be just as good.

“We have struggled this season when compared to previous season,” Kevin Fitzgerald, head coach, said.

The boys strive to do well for their team and also their school.

“I like that we grow as a team and become solid as one. Our goals are not just to become a good soccer player, but a good person overall, because of commitment, responsibility and dedication,” Diego Escobedo, junior, said.

In competition they face many challenging schools, but their biggest competition was definitely “Plainfield North and South,” Fitzgerald said.

The team has a challenging schedule with practicing six days a week, unless there is a game on that day.

As a whole their “biggest obstacle is commitment,” Fitzgerald said.

Most of the athletes have been playing soccer for longer than just high school.

“I’ve played since I was four years old, and I played it because I didn’t like baseball,” said Jarod Petrovic, junior.

Even though the season has come to a close, they “will come back strong next year,” said Escobedo.