Boys Soccer Team In Good Hands With Senior Leaders

Franklin Markel, staff writer

When the boys soccer season comes to it’s inevitable end a special group of seniors will end their legacy at NPHS. Three seniors in particular, Mark Elek, Youssef Ezzeldin, and Christian Caburis have embodied this program both on and off the field. All three have also been the team’s captains this year. I had the opportunity to interview all three just to see what this program means to them. 

Coming through this program for four years and being a leader of the team in their final season definitely means a lot to them. When asked what it means to be a captain all of them mentioned honor. Elek said he remembers being a freshman at Roberts and it’s led him to being a captain at Lieder his senior year. 

Ezzeldin said it opened his eyes to how much more important team goals are than personal goals. Being a captain requires communication. Ezzeldin tries to tell his teammates to not give up on a play. 

Elek is crucial to helping the young squad really grasp what it means to be on the varsity soccer team and Caburis was focused on helping nurture the younger kids this year. 

As their season winds down, these three boys have one last thing they’d like to pass on. Ezzeldin wants to make sure his teammates enjoy every moment. Elek wants the team to play every game like its their last. Caburis wants to make sure that the young kids know to always give rides to people, because it helps with team morale. 

These young men have gave it all for this program, and with their senior year now in win or go home playoffs, you can see how much this program means to them.