Boys Soccer Looks to Score and Achieve Their Goals Through Teamwork


Isabella Escamilla

Junior Leonardo Romero keeping his head up on defense during a game Monday, December 5.

Ren Marchie, Staff Writer

   This year’s Boys Soccer Team is coming back stronger than ever by putting in their best effort.

   This year, one main goal that Coach Chris Tolles was hoping to accomplish was winning the Francis Parker Tournament at the beginning of December. Unfortunately, they lost 2-1 after going into overtime.

   “Our goal for every season is to win the League! We play in a very tough league, but we have to have the belief we can win it every year!” said Tolles.

   Last year, according to MaxPreps, the Centurion team finished with their record being 7-8-6 and was ranked number 15 in the San Diego Section Division 1. Last year the team had a total of 7 wins, 8 losses and 6 draws (

   So far, Tolles stated that the team has been working to get comfortable playing with each other. “We just need to get everyone familiar with each other and gel as a team as quickly as possible.” Tolles also stated that some of the other players have more comfort with each other than some of the newer players on the team. “There is a lot of potential, and I think the underclassmen, especially, have a lot to bring to the team,” said Senior Sebastian Telles.

   So far the team has had one 3-3 tie game, and won 4-1 on November 29.

   The team is working really hard this year, focusing on one of their goal of beating Saints. “For this season definitely beat the Saints. We’ve had trouble with them the past few years and I think this is a team goal for the team,” said Telles.

   “Every season we look to the seniors to lead our team on the field. We have many seniors that are ready to step into starting roles for the first time and contribute. We will also need these seniors to help bring along the younger players. This season we will need to count on these younger players if we want to be successful this season,” said Tolles

   This year Tolles is looking for players who can really work around the game and be intelligent with their playing. “As a coach, I look for hard working, intelligent players that understand the game. At this level everyone is skilled and talented, so I look for smart players that watch and know the game who have a desire to be better,” Tolles said.

    Varsity Member Junior Leonardo Romero said, “Being on varsity has been a great experience, making friends on and off the field. I hope we can dominate this upcoming season and for many more to come.”