By: David Segal
As the winter sports season approaches, the boys soccer team is preparing for another season, hoping to be more successful than last years.
Two weeks before the season began, the boys participated in “Owl Camp”, which consists of intense drills and scrimmages in order to prepare them for tryouts and eventually the regular season.
After Owl Camp, the real challenge begins as almost 70 athletes competed for spots on either the varsity or JV teams. Tryouts consisted of a grueling fitness tests, some soccer drills, and a lot of scrimmaging. After three days of tryouts, concluding on halloween night, Coach Eid and Coach Greenwell made the final decision on who will make the team. You can see the final rosters by clicking here.
Coach Eid, when asked about how he feels about the upcoming season, said that he is always optimistic about every season, but stressed that only with hard work and commitment can the team fulfill its goals of going to state.
The varsity soccer team starts the season on November 26 in the 4th annual Agua Fria High School Invitational. They will face notable teams such as perennial state contenders North Canyon, district rivals Desert Edge, and Cortez High School, who has made the 4A State Championships 2 out of the last 3 years
The boys soccer program also features many new freshman, who are very talented and look to make a huge impact on the JV squad as competing and develop their skills throughout the season. Apart from playing, the JV team plays a critical role in hosting our soccer tournament. They help in every aspect of the tournament, doing everything from announcing the games to helping in the snack bar and selling tickets.
Make sure to come out and support your Owl Soccer team in the Agua Fria Invitational and in their home opener December fourth against Betty H. Fairfax High Sch