Roadrunner Soccer Teams Open Season in August
With the inaugural season just a little more than two months away, the very first Angelina College soccer teams – and specifically head coach Freddy Drago and assistant Jorden Smith – are on the hunt for quality players to fill both the women’s and men’s rosters.
The AC coaches held a pair of tryouts this past week, with the last one concluding on Saturday at Abe Martin Stadium on the campus of Lufkin High School. Nearly 100 prospective players, both young women and men, hit the pitch in an effort to show their prowess, hoping to catch the coaches’ eyes in time to help make history as the program’s first players.
Before running the players through a series of drills and short scrimmages, Drago summoned words from the late, great Muhammed Ali, who passed away on Friday.
“Ali said, ‘He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life,'” Drago quoted. “You guys came out here today and took a risk. No matter what else happens, keep trying and keep taking risks. It’s the only way you’ll make your dreams come true.”
Both the Roadrunner soccer teams are scheduled to open the regular season in August.
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