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Senior creates local pickup soccer league

Senior Mohamed Mohamed dribbles past seniors Sammy Ruff and Aaron Ellingson Oct. 24. For more information visit @slppickup on Instagram.

Adin Zweigbaum

November 5, 2019

Senior Nick Riley said he was upset after the end of his high school soccer career so, while sitting at home bored, Riley came up with the idea to create a freeplay soccer league, using Instagram. “I just made an Instagram account, because I had an idea and I got a few people to follow it,” Ril...

Meet the Athlete: Mohamed Mohamed

Meet the Athlete: Mohamed Mohamed

Maria Perez Barriga

October 31, 2019

How long have you been playing soccer? Since I was five. What do you like about playing soccer? The feeling you get when you win and the energy that you get toward your teammates. What position do you usually play? I play attacking midfielder.  What has been the biggest highlight ...

Boys’ soccer finishes Section games

Senior Thomas Salamzadeh attempts to pass the ball during Park’s first Sections game against Robbinsdale Cooper Oct. 10. Salamzadeh scored five goals this season.

Sophie Livingston

October 13, 2019

After completing a season that began in August, Park boys' soccer competed in two Section games. With a winning record the team finished its season Oct. 12. Find out how the team did by viewing this infographic. !function(e,i,n,s){var t="InfogramEmbeds",d=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if(window[t]&&wi...

Ball chasing brings new perspective

Ball chasing brings new perspective

Anna Benishek

October 10, 2019

This past summer, my parents received an email from my club soccer coach asking for girls ages 14-16 to ball chase at the new Allianz Field. At first, I was confused as to why the Minnesota United team needed a ball chaser, but I later realized it was for the U.S. Women’s National  Team. I remember wa...

Meet the Athlete: Aliviah McClinton

Senior Aliviah McClinton fights for the ball in the game against BSM. Due to the game the soccer teams record is now 5-3-2.

Sofia Seewald

October 10, 2019

 What do you like most about playing soccer? I like the competition and it’s a hard-working sport — you have to put in a lot of effort.   How long have you been playing soccer? I think I started in third or fourth grade.   Why did you decide to start playing soccer? I was friend...

Boys’ soccer heads to Sections

Senior Thomas Salamzadeh advances down the field, looking to pass to his teammates. Park tied 0-0 in overtime against Benilde-St. Margaret's Sept. 24

Adin Zweigbaum

October 8, 2019

Boys’ varsity soccer is hopeful for successful Section games, in order to play at US Bank Stadium in state. According to coach Pat Hartman, he feels the team's mentality is very important to how they play, and will be essential to winning. “The team’s done very well and a big part of...

Girls’ soccer loses conference game

Senior Aliviah McClinton guards the ball against Chanhassen Oct. 3. This was the last home game of the season.

Sam Swisher and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

October 6, 2019

After a defeat against its conference opponent, coach Benjamin Kent said the girls' soccer team made positive contributions despite its loss. “I think the girls worked really hard. They made nice passes on the field,” Kent said.  According to sophomore Sophia Romero, the team started the ...

Girls’ soccer only feet away from U.S Women’s team

Middle schooler Eliana Montero-Ward ball shags for the Varsity game Oct. 3. The girls lost 1-0 in a tough match against Chanhassen.

Jayde Claussen

October 4, 2019

Looking back on her experience ball shagging for the U.S Women's team with her sister, Sophomore Ella Runyan said her team was incredibly close to the players  “My experience was great, It was so amazing to just be watching the game and then realize that you’re only feet away from the players...

Girls’ soccer suffers tough loss

Senior Aliviah McClinton fights for the ball in the game against BSM. Due to the game the soccer teams record is now 5-3-2.

Sam Swisher and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

September 26, 2019

According to sophomore and goalie Sophia Romero, a lack of focus contributed to the team’s shortfall in its Sept. 24 game. “I think especially in today's game we had a slight lack of focus and we needed to lay the ball off a lot faster,” Romero said. Coach Benjamin Kent said the team has...

Boys’ soccer stays undefeated

Senior Mohamed Mohamed dribbles the ball toward a Blake defender. Park won 1-0 against the Blake Bears.

Adin Zweigbaum

September 18, 2019

After being down a player midway through the game on September 17, senior Nick Riley said it was more difficult to play without a full lineup. “That was definitely our most challenging game of the season,” Riley said. “We got an early red card, so we were playing down a man the whole game, w...

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Senior Zinedine Kroeten strikes the ball passing it to a fellow teammate during the game against Washburn Oct. 6. The game ended in Park's demise with a final score of 1-2.

Tamar Gewirtz

November 6, 2018

This coming winter, senior soccer player Zinedine Kroeten will be going off to Germany to play for soccer team Werderbrenem. According to Kroeten, this opportunity arose only recently. “I went to guest play for this team in Chicago. I did really well there, so the coach of the team showed the videos of...

Playing through the pain

Playing through the pain

Emma Leff

November 1, 2018

At a cold, rainy soccer practice last April I remember lining up to kick a long ball. As soon as I had kicked it, I knew something was wrong. My quad was extremely tense and it hurt to walk. I tried to ignore it. Our tournament started in two days and I did not want to miss it. As I warmed up for ...

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