The Frederick High Boys Soccer team made history this year when they played in and won the CMC, the Central Maryland Conference. Though for the past few years they have made it remarkably far in their division, this is relatively uncharted territory. Colin Robinson, Senior Defender, shed more light on this milestone.
The CMC is the championship game for teams in the Central Maryland Conference, played by the two teams with the best records. The Boys Soccer team played and won against Middletown High School in penalty kicks, with a final score of 3 to 2. Robinson says that to him, winning this game “validated the team’s work and proved that effort pays off”.
The team was led by coach Jarron Brooks, who himself is a 5 time state champion for club soccer and won the Gatorade Player of the Year while in college. Brooks is new to Frederick High and brought with him his philosophy, “do the hard work and the rest is easy”. The team feels he has helped them by using a coaching technique “tailored to each player’s individual strengths”. Robinson describes him as passionate and upfront. “He told us that the game is big, but to play it like a normal game regardless.” Robinson feels it is this leadership and hard work that led to them winning the game.
The season has since ended but the team hopes for another successful run next year.