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Hi, my name is Maddie Bellmar, and I am a senior here at Mountain View. I have been in Newspaper for three years now and am currently the editor. In my free time, I love hanging out with friends, getting...

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Jamie Wilson
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Senior Soccer Season

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Jacob Berg, 12, alongside his teammates at a soccer match this year.

Soccer, or Futbol as the rest of the world calls it, is an immensely popular sport. While this carries over to Mountain View to some degree, we are in the process of building a show-stopping program. This positive direction the program is heading in is spearheaded by the senior leadership on the team, both this year and past years.

In order to see and sustain success, it is necessary to build a solid foundation, Anthony Myers, 12, states,“We do a lot of ball control drills and focus on our finishing.” Mountain View boys soccer team is focusing on making it to state this year and making soccer more known to the school’s students. Their biggest challenge lies in the lack of awareness and the fact that people don’t pay attention to soccer. Along with these, their biggest challenge on the field is the lack of accurate passes towards their teammates.

After a loss, they come together and talk about what they could have done better both as a team and as an individual. Myers’ favorite soccer moment was, “When I got an assist for a goal by hitting the goal post and deflecting it to our forwards from the 50-yard line.” The best advice Myers has received is to “Always have fun and just relax.”

If you are interested in starting to play soccer, Myers said, “To work on their accuracy and ball control by just kicking a ball at a wall or juggling the ball in the air.” This simple hand-eye coordination will help with more efficient passing and get you up to some of the other player’s skill levels.

The difference between soccer and other sports, according to Jacob Berg, 12, is “[the] Fitness and nature of the sport being the most popular in the world.” Mountain View boys soccer team’s goals are to win as a team and have fun. One of the biggest challenges facing soccer today, Berg states, “Is the stigma around it. If high school isn’t big at your school, then it’s not very popular at all.” Berg gets frustrated after a loss and tries to put more effort in the next game, but we all have amazing moments when we do something we love. One of Berg’s favorite moments was, “It was in my junior year, I had a great assist to Ashton for a header.” These boys truly teach us how to live and breathe soccer.

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Caleb Escalle, Junior Reporter
Hey, my name is Caleb Escalle, I'm a sophomore. My favorite sports to play are soccer and volleyball. I like to hangout with friends and family, my favorite holidays are Christmas and Halloween. I started journalism my freshman year. I really liked it so I ended up doing journalism two, essentially newspaper.

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