Friday, February 17, 2012

Where I've Been (on the Pitch)

I've been spending a lot of time out at the soccer pitch lately. The end of the high school season comes with a burst of activity . . . the last few games bunched together; the senior honors game; coordinating uniform returns and ordering the end of season awards. It's always bittersweet to close the page on the season and say good-bye to the seniors, including:
Chato (a kid whose life is pretty rough and for whom making the team has meant so much)
Alex (who's also an awesome baseball player and whose mom is one of my best friends)
Omar (one of the few four year soccer players and a boy with whom Henry has played off-and-on since he was six years old)
Mischa (he loves soccer and was crushed when he didn't make the team last year; so glad he made it for his senior year)
Alex (our striker who has struggled with keeping his grades high enough to remain eligible for play; this year, he managed to do that and had a great season):
Juancarlos (awesome defender and another four year player; an all league selection with a very ready smile)
Spending time on these boys is definitely worth it, but I'm looking forward to getting back to my art desk.  (And Henry has already played his first high school baseball game of the year!).


Alison said...

Do you know Rinda, this is the first time I've realised that Henry plays football(as in soccer)! I must have realised it subconsciously before, but not really thought about soccer becoming more of a regular sport in the US now?
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful set of action photos, Rinda! And ready for an album or scrapbook page I'm sure.

Sian said...

A fine tribute. Your pride in these boys just jumps from the page - I'm sure they will all remember their time in the team for the rest of their lives

The Mann Fam said...

Rinda, You're getting awesome with your camera! Great pictures and I loved reading a little about each player.

Amy said...

Fantastic shots Rinda!