Soccer team looks to continue tradition of success

Amber Mataczynski, Staff writer

The Chargers have high hopes for this season, after winning their sixth consecutive regional championship and finishing with an overall record of 17-3-2.

The goals for this new season are to continue the streak of regional championships (now at five), seize another League title, and go back to Super Sectionals for the first time since 2009.

Although the Chargers lost three players eight powerful ones remain. Those include Anthony Gulli, Toni Orozco, Jovany Aceves, Jonathan Rosales, Aaron Rivera, and Isaac Barboza. Another with those skillful individuals there are five fresh faces to varsity this year. Those gifted players incorporate Jacob Hansen, Emmanuel Lopez, Danny Magallanes, Dylan Robledo, and Sebastian Gomez.

As for conference, the league is extremely tough to compete in. For example, the pinnacle teams in the Chicago Catholic League encompass Loyola, Fenwick, and St. Ignatius.

Three of the seniors were recognized as the top in the league, area, or state. First, Anthony Gulli was announced All-State 2013/All Conference 2013. Second, Victor Moreno was named All-Sectional 2013/ All Conference 2013. Lastly, Eduardo Gutierrez was selected as All Conference 2013.

Senior, Anthony Gulli shared some words on how he feels about his team.

“We have a fantastic squad this year, with talent from top to bottom, but even better is the chemistry throughout the team,” Gulli said. “The love and loyalty we have for each other is what will really take us far this year.

“I have very high hopes for the season,” Gulli continued. “State should be a very realistic goal, seen through our 4-1 victory the other day against our rivals De La Salle.”

As a side note over the summer Jonathan Rosales attended Camp shutout for goalkeepers. His goal was to strengthen his weakness to become a better goalkeeper for his team. Good luck Chargers!