BSocc Legacy Lives On

Senior Captain Nikos Xenakis fending off an opponent.

Ishan Negi ‘18
EE Senior Sports Editor

After the 2016-2017 soccer season concluded, there was doubt in the hearts of many who were hesitant of the successive years’ performance. What would the team do without all the illustrious seniors who had racked up accolades over their high school years and were now off to Division 1 college careers? Could the younger members possibly achieve a bar set so high?

Our 2017-2018 squad’s season has dissolved any of those doubts. With a thrilling regular and postseason, the boys have met the standard set so high by last year’s roster. Although off to a shaky start, they managed to pick themselves back up with a late rush of “dubs”. With early losses to Ludlowe and Stamford, the team knew that they had to regain their position at the top of the league, regardless of their low seeding.

And they did. Their rematch against Ludlowe later in the season resulted in a win that was crucial to their position in the FCIAC. This fueled the team morale to overcome the Danbury Hatters in the semifinals, earning them a spot in the championship game against Greenwich. Though the outcome of the final was not ideal, the boys fought through and held their heads high after the 0-1 defeat. In fact, the boys were valiant enough to eliminate Cheshire during their first state tournament round with a definitive 2-0 win. While they were knocked out of the ring-chase in a 2-1 defeat to Shelton, senior Joe Piccolo stated, “We hung in there and gave it all we got. I couldn’t have been prouder of the team.” Senior captain Nikos Xenakis was especially optimistic, stating “We have a good group of underclassmen rising up for next year. I have no doubt that their talent will carry them far.”

Will next year’s varsity roster live up to the glory?

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