Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bishop Ward soccer having record season

Courtesy of Bishop Ward High School

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Bishop Ward is thirsty for more soccer after last year’s regional title.

“Eight wins in the first ten games is unprecedented in the last decade of Ward soccer,” commented Coach Dan Shaver. “We have a chance to finish the season with double-digit wins and a winning record for the first time in my tenure at Bishop Ward.” With excitement brewing at the school it will be interesting to see how far the Cyclones will go!

“After our quarterfinal berth last season, the boys returned this season with playoff experience and a hunger for a state championship,” said Coach Shaver.

This year’s team is also experienced with twelve seniors leading the team. Coach Shaver credits this for allowing the team to “click” early on in the season and providing the leadership the team needs to move forward.

“This season is going very well. The hard work we have put into practice is showing on the field,” Cyclone senior, Mark Lopez said. “Thanks to Coach Shaver really pushing us to do our best, we are really trying our very best.”

According to Coach Shaver, he is not the only one doing the pushing, “We have a lot of returners that have pushed their teammates to remain focused game after game, especially in our stretch run.”

The Cyclones have a tough schedule coming up. When asked how they plan to finish the season, Mark Lopez said, “Strong! We need to work harder than ever to finish off the season strong.”

Coach Shaver mentioned they have a motto that has carried them through the season, “the most important game is the next game; we don’t look too far ahead, but instead just focus on beating the team in front of us.”

This has gotten the team through the season, and Coach Shaver and the rest of the school hope that this will propel the Cyclones through another regional championship run and beyond.

The Cyclones are currently 8-5-0. Their next game is Senior Night on Tuesday, October 21 at 4:30 PM against Washington at Bishop Ward High School.