The middle school boys ‘A’ soccer team had a successful 2022 season boasting a 4-1-1 record. In their challenging six-game schedule, this resilient group of boys fought hard in each game. They demonstrated great work ethic during each and every practice, while also enjoying themselves on the field.
Highlights of the season included the highly anticipated Friday afternoon Hewett Day game against rivals, the Renbrook Hawks, and the season’s best performance versus the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Conn.
KO emerged victorious against Renbrook, beating them 3-1. Goals were scored by seventh-grade strikers Connor Morris and Kyle O’Shaughnessy, as well as sixth-grade winger Jake Schwartz. The atmosphere was an important part of their victory and Schwartz recalled how exciting it was to play a game like that, “If you or your team scored it would be crazy,” he said, “it’s like when you watch games on TV and they’re all going nuts, it was like that.”
While the final score of the match versus Indian Mountain School was 6-2 in their favor, it was the team’s most impressive showing, with goals scored by Morris and sixth-grade midfielder Jeremiah Moyano. First-year Assistant Coach, Tylon Smith offered his feelings about the stellar performance. “They were easily our best opponents,” he said. “You could have easily gone up there and just been like, ‘you know, what they’re better.’ However, the boys did the opposite, and persevered through the game.”
Coach Smith felt like a part of the team from the very first day. “The guys welcomed me in and made me feel like part of the team,” he said. Records and games aside, Coach Smith was very proud of the boys and their growth throughout the season. “I think as a team, we got better each game,” he said. “It was really dope to experience that progress.” He hopes to continue coaching next year. “I really enjoy soccer at its purest form, and I hope Coach Krugman keeps me on the coaching staff,” he remarked.
The middle school boys ‘A’ soccer team thanks the eighth-graders for their contributions over the years, and hopes to build upon the results they helped create this year. We can’t wait to see them on the field again next fall!