Soccer hosts alumni game


Photo by Morghan Davis

Junior Sam Cox plays against returning alumni. He scored three of the four goals at the game.

The soccer alumni game will be held tonight at the stadium. Junior varsity plays at 5 p.m. followed by varsity at 6:30 p.m. The alumni game will host 25-30 graduates from previous years.

“Not only do I get to see my varsity play for the first time, I also get to see my ex players come back and play,” head coach Jason Lawless said. “This game will be very competitive, and I think we might come out on the winning side this year.”

The alumni game is held every year as a fun way to prepare for the upcoming season. Athletes use this time to see how they stand against more experienced players.

I feel like we can give them a run for their money this year.

— Sam Cox

“This game is going to help us prove who is ready to play on the field and who’s not,” junior teammate Sam Cox said. “I feel like we can give them a run for their money this year.”

The high school team has been unable to win against the alumni team the past few years. The graduates tend to have more experience and enjoy the opportunity to put their skills to use on their own field again.

“Playing on my old home field brings back lots of memories from being on varsity with all of my old friends,” class of 2016 graduate KJ Khalil said. “Being able to come back and play with all my old teammates is the main reason I try to play every year’s alumni game.”

This game also gives returning players the opportunity to play with teammates they have never played with before and gives current players new competition. For returning alumni Mikel Moyer, the chance to play with his older brother is now a possibility.

“I’ve been looking forward to this game ever since I graduated,” Moyer said. “The alumni game is never a disappointment. It’s a great time to see old friends and teammates.”