The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Cohesion and Chemistry: Boys’ Soccer’s Overwhelming Success

Collaboration to thank for strong results
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Evie Chow
Captain Charlie Silvestri ‘25 uses impressive skill to dribble through Breck’s defenders.

Varsity Boys Soccer is on fire so far this season. With a strong record of eight wins, four  losses and three ties, the team was just crowned conference champions after a 2-0 victory over Providence Academy. Nick Gajdusek ‘26 explained, “We have a good chance of going far, last year was rough, and we went 3-17. This year our chemistry and playing is a lot better than last year.”

The team has been working hard on the field in the past few months, but Gajdusek noted how it can be hard to balance being a student and an athlete and shared how players may struggle with time management. He explained that “as long as you’re willing to put in the work and do your work when you get home it’s not a problem. Some people may procrastinate but as long as [you] get your work done you should be fine.”

Gajdusek was a Freshman on the JV squad last season. He explained that “I don’t think JV shaped me too much. It gets you in the habit of putting in work everyday but skills were not learned from JV, mainly just ethics”. Although he explained that  his experience wasn’t entirely beneficial, he concluded that no JV players should be disincentivized to continue to work hard and pursue their goals. 

Gregory Perepelitsyn ‘27, a former JV and now varsity player, furthered Gajdusekís ideas by saying that “the play style and how good [the JV players are] made me appreciate how we play and how everyone tries their best.”

Gajdusek explained, “Compared to a lot of sports and Blake, itís not the top but I think as a team we are all good friends and the spirit of supporting people and all is there”. Furthermore, he reflected on his personal goals for the season. “Right now I’m on the bench, but my goal is to not be a bench player, and leave a good impression and get more time and do better next year so I can start.” Gajdusek continued saying that the positive environment of the team pushes him to do better and better as it had done originally, when he was on the JV squad. 

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Evie Chow
Evie Chow, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Evie and I’m a freshman this year. My favorite part about Spectrum is the community of people I’ve gotten to meet. When I’m not writing, you can find me traveling, playing soccer or violin!

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