Boys soccer team makes improvements

By Zacchaeus Anderson |

The Roosevelt rough rider soccer team has improved their record last year and is currently 11-4 overall and 2-3 in districts.

“I think the success of this team this year is the commitment of not only being at practice but just working hard overall and  they want to win and winning doesn’t just start on game day it starts at practice,” Coach Darnell Barnes said.

Last year the rough riders went 7-11-2 overall and 2-6-2 in districts.

“All we can do is just play each game by game and win it,we have been preparing for this season since last season when we lost against Reagan in spring break” senior Austin Schulze said.

Junior Jose Savin moves the ball up field against Johnson. Photo by Allison Boerger

Roosevelt’s defense has improved since last year, holding almost every team they’ve played this season to three or less goals.

“I think a huge factor that plays into that, is since last year we have become a team that moves the ball around a whole lot more,” Schulze said.

But another factor that plays into the success of this team is how family oriented and connected they are.

“I would say this is more than just some soccer team, it’s a family, especially with the help of Coach Barnes,” Schulze said.

With nine games left of the regular season, the Roosevelt rough riders will try to get a playoff spot this year.