Boys varsity soccer kicks off a new season

Senior+Ian+John+tries+out+for+varsity+soccer+on+Nov.+20%2C2014.+This+will+be+John%27s+second+year+on+varsity

Hannah Kellermeyer

Senior Ian John tries out for varsity soccer on Nov. 20,2014. This will be John's second year on varsity

Karissa Lynaugh, Writer

Last year, varsity boys soccer ended their successful season at the State Championship game in Downy. This game marked CHS history, as it was the farthest the boys team had ever gone in CIFs. After a week of tryouts and several new additions to the team, the team is already beginning to prepare for their upcoming season.  The team uses their previous success as motivation to propel them towards a their upcoming season.

“I am most looking forward to playing with all my friends under the lights for the last time. I cannot wait to play LCC and to see if we can compare to last year’s team,” senior Emilio Bunnell said. “High school season is different from club season because it is club off season so we like to have as much fun as possible while working hard.”

While soccer is a very popular sport, with over sixty people trying out for the varsity team, the sport remains different than others at CHS.

“Men’s soccer is unique because all of the guys on the team play for different teams during the club season, which makes this the only time most of they guys get to play on the same team,” Bunnell said. “Honestly i just want to win as many games as possible. Last year was a very good year and will be very difficult to do again. I think making it to CIF would be our overall goal.”

On Nov. 26, the team had an alumni game where the current team plays a team made up of past CHS soccer players. Their first official game will be in the Coronado Islander Tournament at the beginning of December. For all the success boys soccer has had in the past, the support by the school is lacking. Make sure to go out and support our soccer team as their season begins. Support only helps motivate them more.

“I’m just hoping we can have a good size crowd at some of the games,” Bunnell said.

With three dedicated coaches and committed players, boys soccer plans to work hard in order to achieve another successful season.