AOTW: Jonathan Alvarenga learns soccer and a new language while leading Mira Monte in goals

KEROPublished: December 14, 2017Updated: December 15, 2017
Published: December 14, 2017Updated: December 15, 2017

Despite a difficult preseason schedule, the Mira Monte Lions soccer team has been able to pull off wins against Centennial, Arvin and Garces en route to the team's 8-0-2 record. Fourth year coach Ben Warren says the key to the team's early success is how his team controls the ball. "They're constantly chasing us," he said of other teams. "That can be disheartening to a squad when they're working, working, working and they're not winning the ball."  Aside from Mira Monte's possession, another constant has been the goal scoring from Jonathan Alvarenga. "I've been really surprised with how well he's done," Warren said.  Alvarenga is a sophomore and because he only picked up the game three years ago, had to spend a year playing on junior varsity. "Every game I scored like 3 goals and it seemed to be easy playing in JV," he said.

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