For the 2nd year, Staples varsity and middle school soccer players enjoyed a special March mentorship program.
The Wreckers designed special afternoon sessions at Wakeman with 6 to 8 WSA and premier players, based on their specialties and interests — 1-v-1 attacking, for example, or shooting or crossing. At the end of each session they spent some time talking with the younger players about Staples, soccer, and life in general.
Feedback was extremely positive. One parent described how his son spent an hour after the session working out on his own. Others appreciated the opportunity for youngsters to hear informally — but honestly — about life after middle school.
Frankie Bergonzi, Dylan Evans, Sean Gallagher, Greg Gudis, James Hickok, Jake Malowitz, Mikey Scott and Alex Tonsberg ran sessions. Tim Foisie was the WSA coordinator.
Thanks to all — and to the 30-plus future Staples players who participated!