Throughout the season junior Nicholas Hamzavi has been a great leader on the soccer pitch and helped carry the team through the highs and lows of the season. Hamzavi came to KO in Form Three and has been a key player ever since.
Hamzavi’s soccer career started a long time ago. “I have been playing soccer since I was 18 months old. My dad would pick me up and have me kick the ball and I have played ever since,” Hamzavi said.
Hamzavi said that some of the greatest moments of the season actually came off the field. “My favorite part of the season was spending time with my teammates and bonding with them at team dinners,” Hamzavi said. “It was really fun getting to know the new kids and bonding with them to create a closer connection both off the field and on the field.”
Although Hamzavi is one of the more senior players he makes sure to look out for and include the younger members on the team, “All of the freshmen were great this year because they brought a positive attitude and work ethic to the team and they have a bright future for the next years to come,” Hamzavi said.
Hamzavi added that one thing that brought the team together this year was struggling on the field as a team and working together to problem solve and fix the issue to come out as the winning team.
In addition to playing soccer at KO, he also plays premier soccer for the Farmington Sports Arena, better known as FSA. This summer Hamzavi was chosen as one of 32 players to be part of a program at the Real Madrid C.F. stadium in Spain called the Real Madrid Foundation.
Hamzavi’s coaches are very proud of him for his dedication to the sport. “Nick spends a lot of time playing soccer and working on his skills. He assisted me at camps this summer and even changed his diet to be even better and stronger on the field,” head Coach Hikmet Aslan said.
Hamzavi’s teammates also appreciate all that he brings to the squad. “He has been great at scoring the ball and setting up other players. He deserves being POTM because he has worked so hard to get there,” junior Jackson Wolff said.