Hannah Holliday ’15 – Opinion Editor
The new Romeo Girl’s Varsity Soccer coach, James Leutzinger might be new to coaching the team but is no stranger to the sport of soccer. Complete with an impressive playing and coaching background, Coach Leutzinger is a great new addition to the Girl’s Romeo Soccer Program. He has been playing soccer his entire life, starting his career playing club soccer for Vardar and then the Wolves. He made the state and regional Olympic Development Program (ODP) team and was the Super Y and ID2 national team. He also made the Nike National Team and had the opportunity to travel to Europe where he played the beautiful game. He continued playing soccer at Oakland University on a scholarship.
Coach Leuzinger’s goals for the team this season involve more than just winning games on the field.
”I want the girls to build character and leadership on and off the field by becoming more involved in the community, I want our name to be out there,” Letuzinger said.
On the field he hopes that the girls portray commitment and dedication to the team and each other, and believes winning will come when the work has been put in.
“If we can play as one team and sacrifice for each other, championships will start to lay out,” Leutzinger said.
His philosophies to winning are simple: stay committed, show dedication, sacrifice for each other, and play with heart. Coach Leutzinger’s first year as Varsity Head Coach is the chance for a new tradition to start within the program and him and his team couldn’t be more excited and motivated for a new season!