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Senior creates local pickup soccer league

Senior creates local pickup soccer league

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

Boys’ soccer finishes Section games

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

Meet the Athlete: Aliviah McClinton

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

Boys’ soccer heads to Sections

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

Girls’ soccer loses conference game

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

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

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

Girls’ soccer suffers tough loss

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

Boys’ soccer stays undefeated

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

Soccer captain to play in Germany

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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