Captains of the Varsity Boys Soccer Team


Richard Palacios, Staff Writer

“There is nothing else we can ask of them, they play well and they lead us as a team,” teammate Tom Shea, sophomore, explained about the Varsity boys soccer captains.

The Varsity boys soccer team, under the guidance of captains Aidan Watson, Jasper Kitchen, Harry Davidson, and Matteo Heilbrun, has been able to play with a great sense of teamwork this year, which has led to their many successes. In sports, teams need more than talent to prevail—team chemistry and leadership are key to success. Thanks to the captains and the cooperation of the team, the Boys Soccer team of Fall 2013 was a real threat. The four team captains have been selected because of their loyalty to the team, which has shown in their participation during their four years of high school. This experience has also brought experience and talent to the team.

Aidan Watson, senior, has been a great help with the team’s motivation; he is always pumping up the team, and will not let  or any other factor affect how the team plays. He makes sure everyone does their job so the team will flow perfectly without any big mishaps. Watson stepped up after the injury of Felix Pilkington, junior, the former center back. Felix went down against Dwight, and the team needed players to step up. For a player who has never played center back, Aidan is playing exceptionally well and is helping the team thrive.

Jasper Kitchen, the goalie, keeps the team in the game with his many spectacular saves. The goalie is the final line of defense and his play shows this—it is consistently superb.  The team always counts on his play, and his leadership on and off the field.

Harry Davidson has shown devotion and passion for the team and for the sport. He strives for team perfection and this really brings success. As the 2nd center back, he works greatly with the co-captain Aidan Watson to run the field at all times. Harry doesn’t let mishaps occur frequently and lets the team know how to improve the next time. This advice really helps players learn what to do right and how to learn from their mistakes.

Matteo Heilbrun, the fourth captain, has a significant role in the success of the soccer team this year. His leadership also plays a large part in the team’s successes, and it matches perfectly with the other co-captains. He also brings skills and assets as a player to the table.

As sophomore, Will Pigot explains “Harry and Jasper inspire the team from the back [defense] while Matteo holds the team together from the offensive end, and Jasper does a great job in goal. These captains work so well together and they consistently set the tone for team.”

It is now safe to say that the captains are pushing BC soccer in the right direction, especially after posting a winning record. Jake Justh, sophomore, summed up the captains’ role on the team when he said, “It is pretty much like having coaches on the field”.