The York soccer team during their winning match last night against OPRF. Photo courtesy of @yorkhsfc

York’s boys’ soccer team is tearing up the field this season

October 5, 2018

With the season mid-way through, York’s Boys Varsity Soccer team has been killing the game, literally, with an 11-4 record. After previous games against teams such as Wheaton Warrenville South and OPRF, York is preparing to take the field tonight against Riverside-Brookfield for the highly promoted “Friday Night Futbol”.

What York students don’t see behind the curtain of success that these boys have been racking in is the hard work, energy, and time that is put into each minute both on and off the field.

“[We practice] everyday for a few hours, run around, and hit hard,” senior Edgar Roman said.

While the team has been known for their success lately, teamwork and communication is even more important to each member of the team than any win.

“We’ve had our swings of team chemistry, but I think we’re trying to really whip it up into shape now as we progress towards the trying to get conference champions, maybe even going to regionals and sectionals,” sophomore Christopher Radcliffe said.

Senior Spencer Dolan kicks the ball during the team’s match against Wheaton Warrenville South. Photo courtesy of @yorkhsfc

On York’s boys’ soccer team, everyone plays a crucial part in the game, both position and character wise, each carrying out their own role to help drive the ball into the net. Even with one player down, such as injured senior member Edgar Roman, the entire team feels their absence, emphasizing the importance of each position.

“I am center defense and we try to keep the ball out of the goal, tell everyone who’s their man and communicate out of the back,” said senior team captain Jonathan Milani.

Although playing your part is crucial for a team’s triumph, a good coach is always necessary for a team to prosper. With the help of Coach Majewski, the boys on York’s soccer team have been able to push past challenges they have faced in previous games to try their hardest.

“We want our guys to not only be a family on the field, but off the field,” Coach Majewski said. “I’ve always preached that we’re here for two three months and then that’s it, but friendships last a lifetime. You meet friends through teams, and those friends last a long time.”

With positivity and strength running through each player, to inspire them before games Coach Majewski reminds them that they control their own destiny. Tomorrow, York will head onto Oak-Park River-Forest’s turf with those words helping them throughout the game.

“We’ve had a swing or two’ we started off pretty good but then had one down against Wheaton Warrenville South, but we picked ourselves up against Downers Grove North and I think we’re set pretty well against [Oak-Park River-Forest],” Christopher Radcliffe said.

Be sure to come out and support the boys in their match against Riverside Brookfield tonight in the stadium. Sophomores start at 4:30 and Varsity at 6:30, see you there!

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