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Soccer brings the community together

By Michael Palmer

Staff Writer

The ball was soaring off the freshly cut grass, and it was headed toward the right corner. After a split second I heard cheering – I heard a swoosh as it hit the back of the net.

This story, and soccer in general, has impacted me. The sport has shown me skills that I will continue to use for the rest of my life, like discipline, social skills, and, last but not least, happiness.

Discipline is an attribute which is taught through soccer.

“It teaches discipline,” Crystal Hernandez, a Tahoma junior, said.

Soccer helps, not only on the field, but also in life.

Soccer has impacted my social skills very greatly. Constant socializing through my years of soccer is how I made some of my close friends.

“It brings everyone together,” Tahoma senior Tania Castañeda said.

Soccer matters because it shows you important skills you will use for the rest of your life, and it creates a good environment in which you will continue to strive and become a better person.

In conclusion, soccer has greatly impacted me, and many other people, in a positive way, and it will continue to cause a change in our lives. 

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