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Culver City Freshman Soccer Team takes the Ocean League Title

Image is a soccer ball in the corner of a soccer field.Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, was excited to learn that the Culver City High School boys’ freshman soccer team finished the season strong by winning the Ocean League title. The team managed the win with a 7-1 league record and 28 goals scored.

According to freshman head coach Krist Colocho, “As we moved into the league season and the players got familiar with each other, the team really took shape and we started to gel.”

Long-time Varsity head coach Louis Espelti agreed with Colocho, adding, “We had a solid crop of younger players coming into the school this year and I think our future looks bright. We should be very competitive for the next few years!”

The freshman team, made up of players from the Culver City Real Estate area, can largely thank their Ocean League title on “the two Jakes”—Sophomore Jake Schultz and Freshman Jake Aigner. Both led the team in goals and assists respectively.

But soccer is a team sport and there were many other vital contributors to the win, including Nico Flores and Jesse Tanahara. Both kept the mid-field in check, employing defense as well as pressure to assist their team and keep opposing teams from scoring. Jack Busnell and Nicholas Stewart both also performed extremely well.

Image is a picture of a soccer player with ball on the green, knees down.“Soccer is a game which really requires players to understand their role on the pitch and what their teammates will do without tipping their hand to the opposition. It’s a relationship. As the season wore on, we got better and better at reading each other and creating a team synergy which was exciting to see!” said Colocho.

Martin Feinberg, Realtor, looks forward to seeing what the soccer team can accomplish next season. Culver City High School sports are always exciting and the student athletes always manage to impress while representing the community with pride.