Boys’ varsity soccer season ends on high note

Boys varsity soccer huddles before a game.

Photo by Nick Jones

Boys’ varsity soccer huddles before a game.

The varsity boys’ soccer team closed out their season with a 3-1-1 record, with wins against BCC, Poolesville and Quince Orchard while tying to Churchill and losing to Richard Montgomery. Senior Alex Ochman finished the season with a team lead of five goals and one assist. Due to the pandemic, there will not be playoffs. 

Junior Ethan Moon finished the season with only one assist, but isn’t letting that get the best of him. Moon knows that he will get another varsity opportunity next season in his senior year, which will most likely come with more playing time. “Obviously I know that this was my first year on varsity so my playing time was limited, but next season I am looking forward to improving my skills to make sure that my playing time goes up and hopefully so do my stats,” Moon said. 

Obviously my soccer career is not finished, but my ride with Wootton has been amazing…”

— Matteo Simamora

Senior Matteo Simamora also finished the season with one assist, but, as a defender, he wasn’t expected to rack up the points like some of his teammates. Simamora closed out his final season with the team and is hoping to move on to play college soccer. “Obviously my soccer career is not finished, but my ride with Wootton has been amazing, and I am looking forward to what my next step is in my soccer career,” Simamora said. 

Junior Sachin Krishna-Rogers finished his season with one goal and two assists as he scored in the 4-0 win against Poolesville. Despite Krishna-Rogers having less playing time on varsity, he knows that next year his role will increase dramatically in his senior season. “Even though I didn’t play as much as I wanted, I was still happy to contribute to the team,” Krishna-Rogers said. 

Junior and starting goalie Max Glaser finished his junior season with a 3-1-1 record playing every second of the season. Glaser has been the starting goalie every year for his two years with JV and one year with varsity, a big accomplishment. Glaser knows that he will most likely keep the starting job for varsity next season, but that doesn’t mean he won’t continue to work for it. “I am looking forward to see where I am as a player next year after all the work I put in during this off-season, and even though I have the starting spot, I still need to work for it., Glaser said.