Soccer Seeks Support
October 17, 2012Irvington High School
By Anne Tsoedi
Along with tennis and football, the Irvington Varsity Soccer team has been one of Irvington’s most celebrated sports. Two years ago, the boys’ soccer team was pronounced SEC Champions, with a record of 15-4.
The captain of that championship team, Ebenezer Tsoedi, still has glowing memories of the season.
“Winning the conference championship was a thrilling moment,” said Ebenezer. “We had a determined team and we wanted to win the championship to be part of IHS history.”
The team worked very hard to win it all. Still, even though they were a winning team, not a lot of people come out to support these players. While many other Irvington teams receive a large and loud crowd, Ebenezer pointed out that the Irvington soccer team needs more support.
As for the girls soccer team, they have improved dramatically. While struggling in past season, the girls have steadily improved over the years. The girls varsity soccer is coached by Irvington’s physical education teacher, Mr. Christopher DeLucca.
“We are really trying our very best to at least win some games. A lot of people doubt us and it’s time to prove them wrong,” said former player, Nelly Sekyere.
Many players on both the boys and girls team shared their disappoint in the lack of support they received from their fellow students.
“Often we would hear that we are losers and are incapable of doing better,” said Nelly.
Nelly calls upon students to encourage the teams rather than doubting them. “Both the girls and boys soccer team really do try their best. They just lack the support and school spirit that is needed from their peers,” stated Nelly.