End is not the end
In fact, E.N.D. is:
“Effort Never Dies” – Julie Anne Jones
Thank you Waverly Warrior Boys Soccer team for your effort that
never dies AND for the integrity in which you place the game.
Another tough week for the warriors, started the week out against Eaton Rapids which was a exciting game to watch. The game was a long battle for us which ended in Overtime 4-1 Eaton Rapids. They then traveled to Jackson Northwest where the warriors just couldn't find the back of the net (0-3 JNW). Three players really stood out in this game. Nick Thiel who made some amazing saves (One being a Penalty Kick). Trevor Raterink whos center back performance was his best game yet. Ben Wurst Who was unmatched in the midfield. As the team keeps growing, there is still high hopes for the future, tournement time is right around the corner.
Wow, tough week last week for our boy’s soccer team. While we played hard, we just couldn’t get a win. All week I have had this image in my head of a cartoon caterpillar, you know the one you see often with the tennis shoes.
It has made me think of our guys on the field. On the caterpillar, if one of those feet goes all kittywompus, it throws
the entire caterpillar off, and it will trip all over itself. I think I seen that with our team last week. Try as you did as an individual, we just couldn’t get our feet to work together in sync, in rhythm with one another.
As parents, it is hard to watch your own kid, let alone, all our kids not win every time. Why do all us
parents follow you around like groupies? Because we believe in you! Even after a week like last week, we still believe in our team. I/We ( I think I can speak for several parents and the coaches) encourage you to find your rhythm, depend on each other, and fight hard like a Warrior! Keep the caterpillar moving forward!
Nick Thiel – We believe in you!
Ben Wurst – We believe in you!
Reece Burton – We believe in you!
Trevor Raterink – We believe in you!
Jacob Wilson – We believe in you!
Trestin M-Finnerty – We believe in you!
Will Shipman – We believe in you!
Jeff Wheeler – We believe in you!
Sharbel Daher – We believe in you!
Fahad Choudhry – We believe in you!
Nick Orsborn – We believe in you!
Martin Bennett – We believe in you!
Anthony Pena – We believe in you!
Adrian McCloud – We believe in you!
Spencer Cloud- We believe in you!
Dustin Barber- We believe in you!
Jaylen Parker- We believe in you!
Yan Xiong- We believe in you!
Muhammad Maan – We believe in you!
Will Liang – We believe in you!
Rolland Mollitor – We believe in you!
How do you spell VICTORY?! W-A-R-R-I-O-R!!!!! That is how! Our Waverly
Warrior boy’s soccer team fought hard for their win last night and it was a
blast to watch! It has been so cool to watch our kids evolve like they have
going from a loss, to holding two teams to a tie score to now our first victory.
Their improvement, their determination and the evolution of their team work
coming together is paying off! Hearing our captains lead, watching our boys
LISTEN to their coaches (now that is nothing short of a miracle right there!),
and actually being able to see all players working together to accomplish not
one, but THREE GOALS…there just aren’t words!
#13 Martin Bennett made our first goal, this young man is a force to be
reckoned with. It was an incredible display of teamwork on our second goal when
#6 Trestin M-Finnerty and Mr. Martin Bennett again worked seamlessly together to
accomplish what needed to get done! And lastly, #11 Nick Orsborn modeled to us
grit, determination and the never give up attitude it takes on the field at
times to be successful. It took 3 attempts for him to score our last goal but
he too, in working with his team mates, finally made it. I did think a couple
of times we were going to have to resuscitate a parent or two because some of
our goal attempts were so close. I am fairly certain that is why the coaches
keep their hair short, so they don’t pull it out.
Might I add this blog that I am pretty sure the support from our WAVERLY
WARRIOR BOYS SOCCER STUDENT SECTION, complete with male cheerleaders and "the
wave" is why we were able to seal the deal! Thank you so much for your support
You are not going to want to miss next week as we continue to watch the
momentum grow. Here is the lineup:
09/09/13 5:30 @ St.Johns
09/10/13 6:30 Home – Charlotte * Black and Gold Game*
09/12/13 6:30 @Mason
Words From The Coaches
- Will To Win -
" More than a trophy, more than a medal, team mastery is what defines a winner. They Compete against none but them self, because there is no other like them. Each struggle, each victory is their own. The challenges pushes them past their limits, as they fight to turn yesterday's weakness into today's strength. Progress drives them. To be victorious is to be at their best - more rewarding than defeating the rest." -Unknown
- Coach Hill
Warrior: A person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or
aggressiveness, as in athletics.
Yep, that was our boys tonight. What I enjoy most other than Owosso not
getting a win over us, is watching the improvement of our team from their first
game to tonight, and we are only at game 3 with a lot of season left. They were
working together with great vigor, courage and aggressiveness to improve their
With Labor Day and the first day of school behind us, it’s time to get
serious right? Not that the Waverly Warrior boys soccer team hasn’t been.
After a defeat by the Easter Quakers, our boys, our warriors were able to
improve their game and team work to hold Grand Ledge to a 0-0 game last
Wednesday. Tonight our Warriors took on Owosso, keeping them at bay as
well. While Owosso scored first, our Warriors showed up in full force to play
and play hard. Thank you Warrior #13, Martin Bennett for tonight’s goal!
I have to throw a shout out to two other teammates who model what it means to
be a Warrior as well: Nick Thiel, our goalie, who for at least the last two
games has literally thrown himself into the game, or rather on the ball
preventing MANY possible goals for the other team! That boy doesn’t even
bounce! What a WARRIOR! And the second is # 11 Nick Orsborn, who "really had
his head in the game tonight." Literally, Nick used his head to deflect the
ball away from our net into the opponents territory. What a WARRIOR!!!
Proud of our entire Waverly Warrior boys……ok, and can we be real, when you
fight that hard on the field, they become Warrior Men!
WE (the coaches, soccer boosters, and parents) invite you to join us
tomorrow September 5 @ 6:30 on the Waverly Field to cheer on our team and see
this Warrior action for yourself. GO WARRIORS!!!
Team as defined by Webster’s simply states: A group of people constituting one side in a contest or competition/a group of people working together in a coordinated effort.
Team player is defined: One who subordinates personal aspirations and works in a coordinated effort with other
members of a group, or team, in striving for a common goal.
Waverly Warrior Boy’s soccer TEAM kicked off their season with a Pizza Party Friday August 23 at Grand Wood Park. Along with food and fellowship introductions of the Warrior team, parents, coaches and key booster leadership were made. While observing as a parent of one of the players it became clear to me that while our boy’s are actually on the TEAM, it takes all of us to make the team happen. Coach Hill and Moreno along with our boys are very grateful for all that the Boosters and parents do to make being on the team possible.
It is with great honor and Warrior pride that we introduce to you, your
2013-2014 Waverly Warrior Soccer Team:
1 Nick Thiel SR
2 Ben Wurst SR
3 Reece Burton FR
4 Trevor Raterink SR
5 Jacob Wilson SR
6 Trestin M-Finnerty JR
7 Will Shipman SR
8 Jeff Wheeler SR
9 Sharbel Daher FR
10 Fahad Choudhry JR
11 Nick Orsborn SR
13 Martin Bennett SR
14 Christian Benett SO
15 Anthony Pena FR
16 Adrian McCloud JR
18 Spencer Cloud FR
20 Dustin Barber SR
21 Jaylen Parker FR
22 Yang Xiong SO
Head Coach : Matt HIll
Assistant Coach : Dan Moreno
Manager: Tom Masseau III
On Saturday, August 31st the Waverly High School Soccer Club faced off
against alumni members in the 2nd Inaugural Waverly Soccer Cancer Awareness
Fundraiser. The purpose of this friendly exhibition was to raise money to
support the fight against cancer in the Lansing Community.
In the past 3 years, the Waverly High School Soccer Community has lost 3 of
its closest members to cancer related symptoms; the parents of 2 Waverly High
School Men’s Varsity members (Rufus Gladney & Ann Schneidewind) and most
recently, former Men’s Varsity player Oliver Martin. In an effort to honor
their memories and others in the Lansing Community affected by cancer, in 2012
the Waverly High School Soccer Club initiated a fundraiser to its traditional
alumni match. Sparrow Hospital’s Cancer Center and Hospice Department were again
chosen as this year’s fundraising recipients because of the pivotal role they
play in helping the patients and families receive the care and resources they
need throughout their battles.
The event successfully eclipsed its target of $5,000, raising a total of
$5,890. Since its inception, the event has raised over $11,000 to support the
fight against cancer.
Event organizers, Jimmy Schneidewind & Josh Gladney, current Waverly
Soccer Club members, and all alumni of the program would like to send a “special
thank” to all donors and supporters for their generous contributions.