Varsity boys soccer off to a good start


Cameron Bijan warms up before practice.

Cameron Bijan warms up before practice.

With winter rapidly approaching, the soccer season has approached quickly as well. The varsity boys soccer team kicked off the season with their first practice this Friday, after a long and tiring week of tryouts. The last day of tryouts was Thursday Nov. 15, 2012, where the final cuts were made.

The team is composed of 25 players out of the 35 who tried out.

“Attitude, focus, attendance to tryouts, and commitment,” said varsity coach Jodi Beloff of some of the criteria she uses while choosing players.

Players must also pass a fitness test that was given on the first day of tryouts.

Jared Fitzpatrick, a junior who has been a part of the team since freshmen year said, “I like being able to play soccer everyday after school. It’s a nice break from school and a place where we can relax.”

“I enjoy being on the team because everyone is nice. A lot of the players are my friends, so it’s easy for us to get along,” added junior Cameron Bijan.

“I want our team to end the season in the top three in our league.” Watching them practice in the rain, the team is off to a good start and ready to take on their opponents in the Bay Division,” stated Beloff.