Central Soccer sets sights on successful season

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Central Soccer sets sights on successful season

Joe Calomeni - MaxxPreps

Joe Calomeni - MaxxPreps

Joe Calomeni - MaxxPreps

Demitri Garcia, Staff Editor, photo by Joe Calomeni

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Our Central Catholic Soccer Team has established a legacy of championships, and consequently, a sense of school spirit and pride has been manifested along with this accomplishment. This team has earned a total of 8 state championships, with the last three occurring impressively in back to back seasons. In preparation for their next season, the soccer team is dedicated to “pursuing excellence” said Head Coach Edward Cartee. These Button athletes individually have excellent technical skills, but in order to succeed as a team they must also cultivate a bond that extends outside the field. Beyond the daily routine of hard work and ball skills, the soccer team is dedicated in fostering the brotherhood among its players. 

Most students at Central Catholic have busy schedules because they are involved in various activities but being a soccer player requires a special commitment to countless hours dedicated to the sport they love. When asked about the benefits of being on the soccer team, Coach Cartee stated  that the experiences gained from being on the team are “life lessons that transcend merely winning and losing.” Button soccer is a community that values the personal growth of its players in their entirety. 

Yearly, Coach Cartee requires the team to establish a scriptural theme for the season. This season the team has chosen Philippians Chapter Three. This is where St. Paul elaborates on the necessary determination to strive for “God’s chosen goal” as Coach Cartee explained. This message was delivered to all players during organized team retreat organized by the captain, Alejandro Morales. Going into this new season, the Central Catholic Soccer Team has both the technical ability to compete and the positive mentality to win.

After defeating TMI this past Friday, the Button varsity faced up against San Antonio Lee, who are ranked number one in the nation, and ended up losing to Lee 1-0 in a hard fought game at Bob Benson, ’66 Field. The next match is this evening, 1-16, at St. Mary’s Hall.

Show your support for the team by attending their games and cheering them on. Go Button Soccer! 

**Many thanks to Joe Calomeni of MaxxPreps for providing a few images of the Central Catholic-TMI match from January 10.

Kai Solonka

Joe Calomeni – MaxxPreps

Joe Calomeni – MaxxPreps

Joe Calomeni – MaxxPreps