IV HIGH: Soccer affects athletes beyond the field

Southwest’s High School main soccer field awaits the Varsity boys team before their game. ANDRES MALDONADO PHOTO

Cristiano Ronaldo was affected by soccer. This was also the case with Lionel Messi, Luka Modrić, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Sergio Ramos. All these players grew up in poverty and earned their way to success through soccer.

With soccer season on its way, athletes need to be responsible on and off the field. Everyone has different ways of being responsible in their lives, and soccer helps build that skill needed to succeed beyond the sport.

IV HIGH: Soccer affects athletes beyond the field

Current Varsity boys soccer players Sergio Silva (left) and Bryann Durazo (right) share laughs after practice. ANDRES MALDONADO PHOTO

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