By Connor Sannito
Sturgeon Bay High School soccer team captain’s practices are showing progress.
The high school team started as early as the first week in June with a senior captain coordinating practices. The practices consist of a warm up, a few drills, and then they roll into a long scrimmage finishing the session. The players have been organizing practices 5-6 times a week, from 6:30 p.m. until you cannot see the ball, all summer long.
The ultimate goal of a practice without the contact of the head coach, Todd Maas, is to attain familiarity, chemistry, and gather kids – who wouldn’t normally play in the summer – together. The senior captain, Jaden Stevenson, had this to say.
Stevenson is a promising captain for the Sturgeon Bay Clippers. He holds the goal record of 120 as a career total entering his final season. In addition, he plays up an age group for a MRL (Midwest Regional League) team: FC Wisconsin North. There, he is also the club’s top scorer. Stevenson is among the elite players of the Midwest.
This year’s boy’s High School soccer team is hoping to repeat another season as successful as the 2015 team which won state. The players bring passion to every practice, invigorated for the upcoming soccer season. However, the majority of the team is underclassmen; the team is considerably young.
Actual practices with the coaching staff start in the second week of August.