Green Wave Soccer: A way of life


St.Edward boys soccer in action!

Scarlet Enright, Social Media Editor

When it comes to competitive soccer, the Green Wave let their feet do the talking. The St. Edward boys’ soccer team has had a long-standing tradition of getting to the top of the mountain in the state of Illinois.  Their 2 state final trophies in the last 4 years are an unbelievable feat that is unmatched by any Kane County High Schools. The team’s excellence can be traced back to their preparation, togetherness, hard work, and intense summer training.

Senior Ben Zielinski led the team in scoring, his footwork and dedication set the tone for an aggressive offense. If a captain of a cruise ship was eating Captain Crunch, it still wouldn’t equal the number of Captains on the Green Wave soccer team. Matt Kapetan, Brandon Kloeckner, Alex Valdez, and Gael Gonzalez were all named team captains because of their leadership skills and never-say-die attitudes.

Even though the team suffered a heartbreaking loss in regional action, they furthered soccer’s proud Locust Street tradition. To Coach Brieger and the players wearing the green and gold, soccer is not just an activity, it’s a way of life.  Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around, you could miss it.”  St. Edward Soccer also moves pretty fast, and there is definitely no stopping them as they keep working to get back to the top of the mountain.