Kicking it with Miguel

Kicking it with Miguel

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Alaila Morris, Sports editor

While Miguel Salas is only a freshman, he has been playing soccer for most of his life. He started playing when he was five years old and currently plays for a team known as the Warriors.

The Warriors are located in Sacramento, but being part of a team is only one of the benefits of playing soccer. “I get to stay in shape , release some energy , and it’s really fun to practice the sport I love,” Salas said.

One of the drawbacks to playing, especially when the team isn’t exactly local, is that the practices start late at night, even when it’s a school the next day. Being on a club team like the Warriors means that he can’t play for the Armijo Royals simultaneously. “I’m hoping to play and represent my school next year,” he said, “especially since I want a scholarship for my dream college , UCLA.”

Salas is not the only Armijo student playing for the Warriors. He is joined by Armijo students Angel Rodriguez and Jonathan Cruz. After college, Salas wants to make an impact by going pro in soccer, but he knows it won’t be easy. His advice to new players is “Keep working hard. This sport is not easy!

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