Adolph Kawuba '13 and Evan Roy '15 help club teams win state soccer titles
Two members of the Wilbraham & Monson Academy Boys' Soccer team helped their respective club team win a state championship two weekends ago.
The state titles mean Adolph Kawuba '13 and Evan Roy '15 can compete at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championship in Lancaster, Pa., June 29-July3, which is one of the largest soccer tournaments in the country.
Adolph's New England FC team won the Massachusetts U17 state title, while Evan's Junior Pioneers squad took the U15 division.
NE FC advanced to the Region I tournament again after taking the state crown for a second year in a row.
“My team got to this point by playing the top teams in Massachusetts and coming out on top as the number one team in the state,” said Adolph, a left wing back. “I helped the team by getting up and down the field, taking on players and getting crosses in the box.
“I'm glad that my team has made it this far once again and I'm looking forward to regionals and hopefully coming back with a regional championship.”
Adolph has been contacted by Villanova, Lafayette, Brown and Boston College regarding playing at the collegiate level.
“I know there's going to be a lot of different schools out there watching (at the Region I championships) but I'm not worried about coaches watching me or my teammates,” Adolph said. “We are all very focused on coming out and taking care of business each game and hopefully winning it all.”
Evan helped the Junior Pioneers wins titles on consecutive weekends. After the team won the state title, it claimed the Maps Cup in New Jersey last weekend. Playing both outside back and midfield, Evan stopped three breakaways and had two assists.
“The team as a whole played well,” Evan said. “We moved the ball side to side in the back, and we defended as a team. We all worked hard and never gave up. We worked hard to win the ball back and capitalized on our chances.”