Kickin’ it

The Varsity boys soccer team ends their season with a 79 percent win rate, celebrating victory and going into the district playoffs

Emma Diehl, co-editor-in-chief

The varsity boys soccer team regular season has come to a close, with the team taking home the regional championship.

Two year varsity team member Medin Kukuljac (‘22), a striker,  has consistently scored above the national average for goals, pts, and assists. Kukuljac was the player of the game for the team’s match against Anclote high school on Dec. 13.

“[Our] best moment had to be beating Jesuit in the Tampa Bay Invitational back to back seasons. The amount of hard work it took really made it pay off,” Kukuljac said.

Adam Naim (‘25) is one of only two freshmen and has also scored above the national average for assists and points scored throughout the season. His most recent achievements include two points and two assists in one of the team’s latest games against Jesuit and being named player of the game for the team’s match against Fivay high school.

“[I love] all the brotherly love from the freshies to the seniors. Our coaches have helped us tactically and really shown us how to position ourselves on and off the ball. [My favorite moments have to be] hanging out with the team on and off the field and scoring big goals that mean a lot to us,” Naim said.

Kukuljac spoke on how Coach Frick has helped the team to grow over time.

“Coach Frick trains us on Fridays and we only shoot on those days. We call those practices Freaky Frick Fridays. The reason I know it has helped me so much is because all my goals this season are almost identical to the drills we did in Freaky Frick Fridays,” Kukuljac said.

The boys fought it out in the playoffs, but ended up losing in their semi-final match.