For the Quincy boys soccer team, the sky is the limit this season.
The Jacks return with a roster full of experienced and talented players and a large senior class, second-year Head Coach Francisco Tafoya said. The varsity team consists of mostly juniors and seniors, he said, adding that some seniors will play junior varsity as well.
The green and gold return players such as Daniel Alvarado and Jose Lopez on defense, as well as Hector Dominguez in the midfield. Adrian Borja also returns for the Jacks. Borja broke his wrist last and missed about half of the season, Tafoya said.
“The talent has always been there with this group because they’ve been playing club soccer since they were like eight years old or something,” Tafoya said.
Tafoya has set his sights on earning a top three position in the Central Washington Athletic Conference this year, a higher goal compared to last season. If they can earn a top seed, they’ll secure a spot in the district playoff; something he knows the boys are hungry for.
“At the end of the day, it’s really what they’re willing to work for,” he added.
Earning one of those top seeds won’t be easy for the Jacks, especially with opponents such as Grandview, Toppenish and Selah in the CWAC. Toppenish has been one of the most consistent teams over the last decade, and teams like Grandview and Selah will be competing for the top spots as well, Tafoya said.
“Maybe in the last couple years they’ve had the upper hand against us, but if these boys really work together, they could really pull it off this year,” he added.