“Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.” ~ Michael Jordan
This is one of my favorite photos I shot of Nick in his 2010/2011 frosh/soph soccer season playing for Los Osos High School. The Grizzlies remain undefeated as of today with 19 wins, 4 ties, and zero losses. With a 1st-place championship, a 2nd-place trophy, and 5 games remaining in the season, they’ll most definitely remain first in their league. This team shines great teamwork and crazy skill. I’m gonna miss our warm late afternoon games, and even those muddy ones in the downpour of rain where the ball didn’t move too well, if at all, over the huge artificial turf puddles as parents huddled under umbrellas with heaters wondering how on Earth the team would do it. But, of course, they did, with grace.
Big congrats to this amazing group of dedicated young men. We can’t wait to watch your climb to varsity, and beyond, with deserved opportunity, no doubt.
“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team. I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” ~ Mia Hamm