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Soccer tryouts are kicking off the new season

Girls soccer tryouts continue midway with a scrimmage, pink against green.

Boys and girls soccer tryouts were held on Sept. 28, 29 and Oct. 6

Because of the pandemic, soccer tryouts were held to add new players that didn’t get a chance to play last year. 88 people participated in the girls and boys soccer tryouts.

“The competition was tough,” junior Ivan Perez said. “But I’m pretty confident about how I did in the tryouts since I’ve been training for the past three months for this.”

Instead of drills, prospective players scrimmaged. Scrimmages are a simulation of a real game with real situations to test players in practice. Scrimmages are used to identify players that act well under pressure.

“I think I did pretty well in the [scrimmages] since I showed off my ball control and dribbling skills,” freshman Ariadna Kuniyoshi said,” I definitely could’ve released the ball sooner.”

Results of the tryouts were made public on Oct. 8. 18 players were admitted to the varsity and junior varsity teams for both boys and girls

“I think I [play better] under pressure when my emotions run high because I don’t overthink the small things,” Perez said. “If you’re scared to try out, just remember that mistakes are natural and you’ll never know what could’ve been if you don’t go for it.”

By Daniel Lee, Staff writer
Photo by Mia Nam