The season has once again started with lots of new faces and Shaun playing in a new (old) position. Yesterday was the kickoff with a team scrimmage. The traditional Blue/Orange Scrimmage began at 1:30 & the boys' played the full 90 minutes. Some of the returning players have switched numbers, and then there are some new freshman & others & so it was a test to figure out who was who. Then you have the returning players who now have facial hair or let their hair grow longer or buzzed it shorter to confuse me even more!
Shaun has returned to his favorite position - outside midfield. He loves it! Last year he was placed in the back of the field, in front of the goalie, he hated it, yet he played to his fullest every game. Well I guess he did that again yesterday. He didn't take many shots in the 1st half, but did a lot of passing. So we think that he may have gotten a little talking to at half time because he came out the 2nd half and scored THREE goals - a hat trick! His final goal was a bicycle kick shot - awesome!!!
After a beautiful week of cooler temps, the heat had once again returned to Michigan for the weekend. It was hot on that field!!
After the game the team & families went to the home of one of the team members on Lake Michigan for a potluck picnic.
What a gorgeous day and what a fun time everyone had. Of course, the food was DE-LISH! I love potlucks where you can try many different things!
And as a team tradition - the team shot was taken once again.....
Isn't this a great looking group of guys? They looked great on the field and they have gelled together so well, old and new, after only one week of training & playing.
So here's to another fun season of Hope College Soccer!