Soccer Returns to the Pitch


from Film Club

After a year of isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, normalcy has returned to the Edison High School stadium, and the varsity soccer teams have taken the opportunity to create impressive records.  Both the girls and boys soccer teams worked hard since June in preparation for this season. After last season’s low participation, the teams returned to a full squad, ready to compete in the Greater Middlesex Conference. 

The soccer season ran normally this fall, with pre-season practices starting in July to ensure athletes are physically prepared for the challenges of the season. Covid-19 precautions were taken during pre-season, and athletes were questioned about potential symptoms and close contact to anyone with the virus. Masks were not required outside, but were when athletes traveled to games on the bus or while they were inside the school building.

“After a long year of isolation, it was nice to play in a normal setting as I have always played,” said varsity athlete Simeon Thomas ‘23 .

The boys varsity soccer team accumulated a nine-game winning streak, and are entered the GMC tournament with high confidence. “Our record is 11-3-1, and we have dominated in many of the games we have won. The team is confident in reaching the far stages of the GMC competition,” Thomas said. 

The girls varsity soccer team has shown a similar record and dominated their conference.

“Our current record is 11-6, so we pulled off a lot of wins that we are definitely very proud of. Despite our losses, we are looking forward to returning to a winning streak and we have finals to look forward to,” said Shraddha Vemuri ‘23.

The players also credit the fans for hyping up the athletes and creating atmospheres during the games. Although Vemuri felt a bit of “nervousness,” she enjoyed the feeling and welcomed the normalcy that she recalled playing with in the past.