By: Eva Dorn, Online Editor 2016-2016
Cole Cristian is a 16 year old sophomore who plays Boys Varsity Soccer for JRHS. Cristian is currently playing his second season of Varsity Soccer. Below is a Q and A with Cristian about the 2017 Boys Varsity Soccer season.
Q: How long have you been playing soccer?
Cole Cristian: I’ve been playing soccer pretty much my whole life. I started when I was five.
Q: What has been your biggest accomplishment in your soccer career?
CC: Being a part of the Varsity team my freshman year was one of my biggest accomplishments. It was a great experience for me because I was able to grow as a player from playing with such great players around me, and making the starting squad was a huge honor.
Q: What do you hope to accomplish this season?
CC: States, baby! States is an intense competition that we work all season to reach.
Q: What did you learn from last season?
CC: I learned how to put all of my hard work into a team and give it my all.
Q: In what ways have you grown as player over the past two years?
CC: My confidence in my abilities have grown over the past two years from playing soccer.
Q: Do you plan on playing soccer in college?
CC: I’m certain of the fact that I want to play college soccer, but I am undecided of where I want to go at this time.
Q: What is your favorite thing about soccer?
CC: I love the atmosphere, the intensity, and relationships I build with my teammates.
By: Mikayla Grumiaux, Photo Editor and Cana Wilson, Copy Editor
The boys varsity soccer team had a great win against Manchester on Friday, April 15th. The Rapids brought it back for the win after a tied halftime with a final score of five to two. This victory brought their record to six wins and one loss. With starting players like senior Jack Eastman, sophomore Will Collins and senior Michael Pelletier, the season is off to a great start. Check out our photo gallery below! Photos by Cana Wilson.
By: Isaac Zermeno, Staff Writer
The JV boys soccer season has begun once again, and they are hoping to exceed expectations like last season.
Last year, they had a great record of 14 wins and three ties. This year’s coach Courtney Zamparello has set goals for this season, and hopes to achieve them.
“The goal for this season is just to have fun. Everyone wants to win, it’s part of the game. I think it’s better though to see them have fun than stress out,” Zamparello said.
Like every year they’ll have competitive games that will be a challenge.
“ When we go against the other teams we’ll play our best, the only real thing to be worried about is the commitment to the team,” Zamparello said.
A lot of athletes set goals for themselves that they wish to pass, and it’s become the norm to challenge themselves.
“My goal is to play the best I can every time I step on the pitch by scoring goals and having assists,” freshman Nicholas Hogge said. “The goals I have for the team is to work together, be positive towards one another, and find a way to get the ball into the net.”
“My goal for myself is to get faster and stronger,” freshman Irishuye Emmanuel said. “The goals for the team should be just to make the chemistry work, win important games, and get better.”
The JV boys soccer team are looking to work harder, and go above and beyond this season. They are definitely looking like the team to beat. Come and cheer them on! The schedule for the JV boy’s soccer team can be found here: