Soccer team sets goals for new season

Roly Lo ’21, Staff Reporter

With new coaching staff and record turnout for tryouts, the soccer team has hope for victory in the future.

The soccer team has not had the best of records previously, but with the hiring of a whole new coaching staff, including two head coaches from theGlens Revolution Soccer Club, hopes are high.

With head coach Sami Maamar and assistant coach Jorge Ramirez for varsity soccer, and head coach Mar Leon and assistant coach Michael So for JV soccer, students have a new interest in the soccer team. More than 60 students tried out.

“I think coach Maamar and his staff, regardless of what our record is going to be this year, we are dedicated to the commitment of what we’re expecting. The commitment and buy in is the utmost importance to us,” said Dean of Athletics Brian Kelly.

In addition, coach Ryan Jones ’09 has been involved in the strength and conditioning program. “I think by building a relationship with our strength and conditioning program, our students are realizing we’re taking soccer seriously,” said Kelly.

He added, “This is as important as any other activity and any other sport here in regards to commitment and we want anyone who wears a Riordan soccer jersey to be 100 percent all-in in making them part of the family.”