February 24, 2010 • BY AVERY DARNELL
Filed under Sports
Chapin Soccer has a legacy of success at Chapin, and they hope to continue the tradition this season. In the pre-season polls both the boys and girls teams were in the top ten. The boys are ranked third and the girls are ranked eight.
Both teams know what the year has in store and are willing to do whatever it takes to prepare. “We give it all we got on the practice field because we know if we leave it all out there at practice, we won’t lose in a game” said senior captain Colden King. The preparation is grueling, everyday at practice the players are pushed to their limits. The conditioning and fitness needed to be successful in soccer is at a very high level. “The soccer players run so much, I couldn’t run that much” said junior Sara Floyd. Most students are aware of how much the soccer program runs and how hard they work to reach this level. “We practice like we play, because we know that’s the only way all the hard work will pay off” said senior Lucho Mariaca.
They have seen what their teammates can do and believe in them.
“All we do is ball on scrubs” said senior Chris Ricketson.
Both teams won their first pre-season scrimmages and hope to continue doing so for the rest of the season. The goal for both teams is to win the state championship, and both teams plan to out-work all the others to get there.