Meet The Captains: Boys Soccer

Pat Sullivan

When did you first begin playing the sport?

I began playing soccer when I was 6 years old.

Do you want to play this sport in college?

Yes.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

Coach Delaney and Coach Lipset both had the biggest impact on my soccer career. They both taught me and continue to teach me everyday how important it is to put forth all your effort into everything you, both on and off the field.

What other activities/clubs are you involved in?

I am playing hockey this year.

How do you feel going into this season?

I’m really excited. We have a great group, mostly seniors who are experienced playing with each other. This season will be a lot of fun.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

Our biggest goal this season is to win our side of the division this season. We just have to make sure to not take any game for granted, no matter who we are playing.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Natick and Wellesley are two of out biggest rivals, and its always fun to beat them every season. Needham is going to be a tough opponent too, so my teammates and I are excited to play them.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

I think that we will make the tournament. Based on how well we are playing at the end of the season, we have the potential within our team to make a deep tournament run.

Does your team have a website or anything that contains pictures, statistics, etc.?

We do not. Tim Hoffman comes to some of our games to take pictures, but other than that we don’t have many other pictures.

Are there any games in particular that you want the Rebellion to cover?

Any game that the Rebellion is around for, our team would appreciate them coming to.

Aidan Murray

Do you want to play this sport in college?

Yes.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

Callum Maclean because he taught me how to play the game.

What other activities/clubs are you involved in?

NHS and Baseball.

How do you feel going into this season?

I’m excited for what’s to come.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

We hope to make the playoffs and win our side of the league with hard work and persistence.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Weymouth and Wellesley are always big games because they have been very successful and we always have tough games against them.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

With the amount the work we’ve put in, we should be prepared to make the tournament, hopefully further than last year.

Are there any games in particular that you want the Rebellion to cover?

Milton, Weymouth and Wellesley.

Dennis Crowley

Do you want to play this sport in college?

Yes.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

I have had two coaches in high school who have had a strong influence in my soccer career. Coach Delaney who is my high school coach has taught me that I can get the best out of myself and my abilities, but this can only happen with consistent hard work. Coach Delaney also had an influence on my because he introduced me to my club coach, Mike Madden. Coach Madden has also had a major role in my soccer career, for he introduced me to a completely new intellectual level of the game that I had not known prior, which has helped me to become a newer, smarter player.

What other activities/clubs are you involved in?

Mock Trial and Film.

How do you feel going into this season?

I feel like we are going to have a strong season. We have had a rocky start to the season, but that was expected with 7 new starters on the varsity team. I expect that as we begin to play together more as a team and players begin to develop more experience we are going to have a strong season.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

We obviously want to make the tournament, but that’s just the beginning of what we want to do as a team. We hope to play well enough to not only win the Herget but the whole Bay State League as well. After that we hope to make a run deep into the tournament.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Needham and Wellesley are probably our biggest rivals this season. They are both strong teams that will provide us with great competition. This will be some of our toughest games, but they are also some of the most important if we hope to win the league.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

Yes I do think that we will make the tournament, but I’m not sure how far we will make it. Once the tournament begins, anything can happen. It is a brand new season and every team, no matter their record or seeding, plans to come out strong and tries to win every tournament game. Hopefully we can have this mindset and make a run deep into the tournament.

Does your team have a website or anything that contains pictures, statistics, etc.?

There is a team Shutterfly account with pictures.

Are there any games in particular that you want the Rebellion to cover?

The second Needham game, second Weymouth game, and the Natick game.

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