This week for player bio’s I am going to talk about our goalie named Colton. Colton lives in Arroyo Grande and drives down every Monday and Wednesday for practice. Colton is about 5’10”-5’11” and is the biggest person on our team. Since he is so tall, he is able to catch those high cross that everyone can’t header. Here is a couple photos of him in action.
So there are a couple of photos of Colton. Like I said, he can get up and get the balls that no one can header. He is a fantastic goalie and is really funny. I don’t know what the team would do without him. He is basically the backbone of the team and gets everyone fired up so we can go win our games. He is the captain for our team alongside Owen Lambe who I have talked about previously. Owen is now back from his injury and his finishing up with the high school, they are going to play their first game on tuesday March 8, 2016. Back to Colton though, Colton has done great with our team and has gained a lot of chemistry with other team mates. Which means that he has gotten to know the playing styles of almost all the players on the team. With nationals coming up he is making people push to be there best and stronger for the upcoming games.
This weekend we are heading to Las Vegas for another showcase, and we will see how he does. I believe he will do great and the college scouts that should be coming will find him really good. I forgot to mention one thing why he is really good with his hands, is because he plays basketball instead of soccer for his high school. I am not entirely sure why he chose to play basketball over soccer, I think it was because he wanted a break from soccer because he was also trying out for the ODP team (Olympic Development Program). So to put an end to this player bio, I was wondering who the backbone/foothold of your team is and if they do a good job being a leader. Leave a comment down below and like.
From now on and going forward I will start conducting and writing about each player on our team creating a bio for them. This week I am starting with 2 people, but it will change as the weeks continue. This week for player bios I am focusing on Wyatt Babineau and Kei Faulkner.
To start off I will introduce to you Kei Faulkner who is presented on the right side of the photo. Kei who we call K for short is new to our team and just had starting training with us at the beginning of the winter season right before high school had started. K is a hilarious guy and everyone on our team likes him, that is what I think at least. K goes to San Marcos High School with Wyatt and is close to a height of 5’5″-5’6″, or maybe taller. K is a central defender for our team and is strong, fast and smart. He has a great first touch and I will be glad to seem him play with us in nationals depending on our coach. For high school he also played as a central defender on the JV team and did great, he was hard to beat! K is an awesome person and I am glad to see him train with us the rest of the season.
Wyatt who is on the left side of the photo, has been with me and the team for several years now and has been a great help. He goes to Dos Pueblos High School and is a sophomore. He is 15 years old and is about 5’6″, he has been on club since U8 and we have been on the same team since U9. He and I played academy last year through the Santa Barbara Soccer Club, and so we both couldn’t play high school soccer because of several rules between the academy and high school. So, the first year he played high school, he was on the varsity team. Wyatt is a very fast, strong player, and also has become quite skillful. On club he plays either right or left back depending on other peoples comfort levels, also he sometimes plays up as a wide forward or midfielder.