Varsity Soccer Upcoming Season Prep


Photo Courtesy of Sean Caceres

Varsity team captain Michael Bush

Sean Caceres, Staff Writer

The soccer season is right around the corner, and the varsity soccer team is practicing and recruiting new players for the upcoming season. They’ve recently had two green days, one on Friday the 19th, and Wednesday the 24th. During the green days a giant scrimmage is played with the coaches observing. There are also incredible amounts of running and leg workouts.
The new varsity team captain, Michael Bush, is part of the senior class of 2019. He was appointed by previous captain, Jack Meixner (class of 2018), and was approved by the coach. Jack chose Michael to lead the team because he has been on the team for four years which gave him experience on how the team works, and understanding how to control the team.
“I am already on a club team for soccer and I have already contacted some players to prepare them for the upcoming season. I also update the twitter page with upcoming news @slhsbsoccer along with a few other people,” Michael said. Michael himself is a defensive center back. He is a huge fan of the game and has verbally committed to play Division 1 soccer at Binghamton University according to @slhsbsoccer.
“I have been playing soccer for 15 years, and I started because I liked the free play style and the pace of the game. It leaves minimal stoppage.” As team captain Michael has to maintain good communication with his teammates as well as be a leader for them. He faces many challenges along with that too.
“I would say my biggest challenge as team captains is that there are many cultures across the whole team and communicating as well as connecting with them on a individual level is a difficult task.”