Boys Soccer Season Comes to an End


The Boys Soccer Team Lining up at a Home Game

By Camilo Sanchez and Ben Friedman

The 2021 boys soccer season has unfortunately come to an end.

This was the last time many seniors would step on a soccer pitch, which left many of them very emotional. Matt Knies, one of many emotional seniors, after the last game said, “Playing my last game with my teammates was emotional because I can’t believe it is over already.” Though sad, Matt reflects on the season in a positive way, he said “The season was fun and I had some great memories with team mates.” With many seniors graduating, it will be interesting to see how the team can bounce back for next season.

The team was led by captains Ryan Schutze, Jake Hecker, Gabe Catania, and Kareem Zerban. Although they finished with a record of 7-12, they had many positive moments throughout the year including a 3-2 win over cross town rivals, Wayne Valley. Kareem Zerban ended the season with 4 goals and 5 assists. Ryan Schutze finished with 1 goal and 4 assists. When asked about playing in his final game, Ryan Schutze said, “It was sad…this was my last time playing competitive soccer.”

Junior, Basheer Tammous led the Patriots in scoring with 6 goals which is a very good sign for the future of the soccer team. 

Although the season did not finish the way they would have hoped, all the seniors made memories that would last a lifetime.

Senior Alex Gilman said, “I still remember the first game I played my freshman year, I’ll never forget the memories I made with the team.” He then continues to say, “The bond I’ve made with the team over the years is incredible, we’re basically a family.” After playing with each other for four years, spending countless hours both on and off the field together, their high school soccer careers have unfortunately come to a close.