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This year's varsity boys soccer team. (Andria Lavine/Andria Lavine Photography)

This year's varsity boys soccer team. (Andria Lavine/Andria Lavine Photography)

This year's varsity boys soccer team. (Andria Lavine/Andria Lavine Photography)

Weber soccer season comes to an end

This year, The Weber School’s boys varsity soccer team had a record of eight wins and six losses. The team was led by Head Coach Claude Siakam, assistant coach Colt Priest and assistant coach Richard Quegan; they had a very strong team. Coach Colt is the son ofJimmy Priest, who was the head coach two years ago. Last year, under Coach Siakam, the team lost in the first round of state.

Weber senior Zeke Siegman sprints towards the other team’s goal, after moving past the Holy Innocents’ defender. (Averie Bernstein/The Weber School)

The team captains of the 2018 season were Paul Rosing and Brent Rodgers; Brent said about the season, “we came into the season having high expectations, and through the hard work and effort we put in, we ended up winning second place in the region.”

Some of the schools that Weber team beat include The Galloway School, Mount Vernon Presbyterian and Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School.

The soccer team achieved a regular season record high enough to compete in the state tournament. After beating Holy Innocences’, they qualified to play in the state tournament. This win gave the boys team the rank of second within the region and gave our team the home field advantage.

The team was beyond excited for the opportunity to play at state. Weber junior and starting goalie Ben Finkelstein exclaimed, “this was probably our best chance to advance in the state playoffs and I don’t know if we will have another opportunity like it anytime soon. We had spectacular senior leadership and a great team from top to bottom. It’s really sad that our season had to end with such a tough loss.”

On Friday, April 27, the Weber soccer team competed in the state tournament in their final game of the season versus Pinecrest Academy. The close game ended with a loss for Weber. The score was one to zero and left the players on the team with a fiery determination to go further in the state tournament next year. Weber junior and starting defensive player Evan Blum said, “I am very proud of how this team came together this year as one. I played my heart out every game, and I hope to keep our momentum going into my senior season.”

The Weber team shows their good sportsmanship by high fiving Holy Innocents’ after beating them in the soccer game. (Averie Bernstein/The Weber School)

For those who would like to attend, the Varsity Boys Soccer Spring Sports Awards are May 15 at 6:00 p.m.

For Weber Athletes who want to knock their physical exam out of the way, they can attend Weber Athletics Physical Night on May 16.

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