Pine Tree Academy puts on a soccer program every year giving students a great opportunity to learn how to play a new sport and make new friends. This year, due to covid we were not able to play any official games like a usual soccer season. Still, this did not stop kids from showing up, working hard, and of course learning to love the game and having fun. The one unofficial game we were allowed to play was against Greater Christian Portland where PTAs coed soccer team played a mostly all-boys team. In the end, PTA went away with the win scoring 4 goals. One was scored by Anna Marden, two were scored by Ricky Morales, and the last one was scored by Sergey Stearman. Our coach, Dean Waterman, has been nice enough to take on both the boys and girls soccer teams for the fact that Pine Tree Academy is a girl dominated school(we're also dominating on the soccer field). Though we all miss the regular game schedule and the traveling it requires, this break year helped all of us grow our skills and grow closer together, which is what soccer is all about. If I could take anything out of this year's soccer season, it would be to enjoy physical activity, move the dial a little bit each day, have fun, and DO NOT cut coaches' cones!
Madison Waterman, Sophomore