School sports are finally back: Boys’ varsity soccer


Photo courtesy Ethan Cohen

Juniors Ethan Cohen and Nick Jones along with senior Jeremy Ullman celebrate after a game against Quince Orchard in 2018.

The varsity boys’ soccer team opened their season Wednesday, Mar. 24, against Richard Montgomery in the first school soccer game since November 2019..

The team will play in five games this season that consist of three away games against Richard Montgomery, Poolesville and Churchill, and two home games against BCC and Quince Orchard. 

The play for varsity compared to JV is a major difference and I am ready for that change and hopefully my teammates are also read.”

— Nick Jones

The varsity soccer team consists of 17 seniors, five juniors and one freshman. Junior Nick Jones is returning for his third season of school soccer and looking to make this his best one yet. Jones played his last two seasons as a freshman and sophomore on JV and is excited to get his varsity career underway. Jones finished with four goals and two assists in 2019 and wants to increase those stats on varsity. “The play for varsity compared to JV is a major difference and I am ready for that change and hopefully my teammates are also read,” Jones said.

Junior Daniel Yi also will be playing with varsity this season. Yi got called up late last season to the varsity squad so he knows the pace of play is going to be different but he is ready for the challenge. “Getting called up was something special because I know that the coaches are watching me and they know what I can do, and now I can put on a show if I get the chance to play,” Yi said.

Junior Sachin Krishna-Rodgers led the JV team last year in the assist category with four assists while scoring two goals. Krishna-Rodgers believes that he helps the team out even more as his role grows on varsity. “My role will hopefully increase this year, but that doesn’t mean I can slack off, it means that I have to put in more work throughout the season, and I know the varsity level of play will be different but I think my teammates are ready for this upcoming season, ” Krishna-Rodgers said. 

Junior goalie Max Glaser is also returning for his third season and his first season on varsity. Glaser has spent the last two seasons guarding the goal for JV and is ready to move up to the varsity level. Varsity only has one goalie and that goalie is Glaser so the pressure is on for the keeper. “I know that being the only goalie means that everything is on me but I am ready for that task and hopefully I show the coaches that I deserve to be here,” Glaser said.