Shooting for the Goal

2014 BCS Girls Soccer vs Northside-1814434863 (1)“I think we have key players in all sections of the field that can lead us to a sectional championship,”Alex Seabeck, four year varsity goalie on BCS Girls’ soccer team admits.

    This soccer season has brought together twenty-three soccer players, with six returning seniors. The coaches consist of Tim Kintz, John Sommer, and Natalie Zimmerman. With all of the after school practices, two-a-days, and conditioning, the girls are prepared for greatness this season. Sidney Clay, a senior on the team, says, “I’m expecting BIG things like beating Luers, and winning sectionals.” Rebecca Kapol also admits, “Since its my last year, I have more motivation than ever to beating Luers, and being a part of leading this team to a sectional championship!”

The team captains this year are Alex Seabeck, Rebecca Kanpol, and Sidney Clay. The team captains have been on the team throughout their four years of high school. Sidney admits “I have and I’ve loved every second of it.” Alex agrees, “I have also and loved it because you get so close to the girls on your team and have a blast playing other teams.” Rebecca explains, “These 4 years of high school soccer at Blackhawk has caused me to grow in so many areas. Not only as a player, but as a person, leader, and follower of Christ. These girls are like my sisters and mean so much to me, I just want to make the best out of this last year, and do everything I can to be an encouragement and example to all the other girls.”

With this much experience they have a lot of advice to give to the younger players. “My advice for the freshman would be, soak in this opportunity that you get to have. The opportunity of growing with such an amazing group of girls, all sisters in Christ, while bonding on and off the soccer field. Be confident, in who you are, and your abilities on and off the field. Make an impact, everyone of you girls can be a light and encouragement to someone somehow,” states Rebecca. Sidney adds, “Focus on what is in front of you not what has already happened…push yourselves…be confident in who you are becoming on and off the field.” Alex advises, “Enjoy every minute of it; from the conditioning to the games, just respect and enjoy the process and start investing in teammates right now and keep it up all throughout high school because the bonds you create are truly unique and amazing. Most of all, leave your mark on the team in a positive way and show Christ on and off the field because you never know who is watching.”

To conclude, these girls have enjoyed every second of this experience of being on Blackhawk Girl’s Soccer team. Sidney’s last remarks include, “Blackhawk christian soccer has had a HUGE impact on my life and I will forever be grateful for the girls I played with and the coaches that coached me.” Alex adds, “I encourage anyone that is ever on the fence about playing soccer for Blackhawk to make the decision to play because it was a ton of fun and the impact the people have on you is a positive one and the coaches are great and you are able to make a difference and impact that can not be measured.” 2014 BCS Girls Soccer vs Heritage-1723318181Rebecca expresses, “These past 4 years of being apart of this team has really shaped me in who I am today. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything I have had!!”

Article submitted by Danielle Williams