By Abigail LoSardo
What keeps the SCS boys soccer team energetic and motivated? It may seem like a mystery, but soccer captains Brandon Weindorf and Richie Clinton told of how they work with the team, striving to keep a sense of unity and strategy at all times.
Both Brandon and Richie, who live in East Northport, have been playing soccer since they were four years old. Starting the game at such a young age allowed both of the boys to perfect their craft. Brandon’s soccer career began as a result of his father who simply loved the sport. Eventually, Brandon grew to feel the same way. As Richie grew up he had a passion for baseball, however he possessed more skill in soccer. This year Brandon played defensive center mid while Richie played left fold back. Both Brandon and Richie agreed in saying their favorite part of playing soccer is the chemistry they share as a team by working together and staying humble. The team appeared to be a direct reflection of the positivity and hard work both Brandon and Richie displayed. Brandon describes himself as a devoted, skillful, and passionate player along with describing his team mate Richie as focused, level headed, and also passionate. When asked about their greatest success as soccer players Brandon said the following:
“From the teams perspective I’d say standing united and playing possession over kicking and running, which sounds easy but it’s not.”
The future looks bright for both Brandon and Richie. Brandon is planning to attend Messiah College next fall to pursue a career in engineering. Richie is planning to attend either Farmingdale State College or Suffolk County Community College next fall to pursue a career in the music industry. Congratulations to both Brandon and Richie for yet another successful season, SCS was lucky to have you both as captains for the boys varsity soccer team this year.