Last updated: August 20. 2014 1:00AM - 464 Views
By - jfuller@civitasmedia.com



2014 Starmount Varsity Soccer Team includes, first row, from left, Bryan Jimenez (captain), Miguel Ocampo, Salomon Maya, Angel Romero, Yair Alvarez. Second row: Erick Teodoro, Luis Aguilar, Ulises Lopez, Juan Mora, Adalexi Salinas, Jordan Anderson. Third row: Luis Pedraza (captain), Hunter Johnson, Jayven Najera, Coach Edgar Zamora, Evan Stinson, Vicente Adame (captain), Allan Jimenez. Not pictured is Leonel Maldonado.
2014 Starmount Varsity Soccer Team includes, first row, from left, Bryan Jimenez (captain), Miguel Ocampo, Salomon Maya, Angel Romero, Yair Alvarez. Second row: Erick Teodoro, Luis Aguilar, Ulises Lopez, Juan Mora, Adalexi Salinas, Jordan Anderson. Third row: Luis Pedraza (captain), Hunter Johnson, Jayven Najera, Coach Edgar Zamora, Evan Stinson, Vicente Adame (captain), Allan Jimenez. Not pictured is Leonel Maldonado.
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BOONVILLE — First-year Starmount men’s soccer coach Edgar Zamora said he is “having a blast” right now.


Zamora said he came into this season with no expectation of how the work of a coach would be day in and day out. “I knew I wanted them to work hard and work with me,” he said, adding, “I’m happy with how things are going.”


What has impressed Zamora the most is the team’s unity. “They’re completely a unit,” he said. “I don’t see any cliques on the team.


“They’re a good bunch of guys. They like to be together.


“It’s something I didn’t train them to do.”


Zamora said this group, many of whom are returning, are good listeners. “They are completely committed,” he said.


He said the team has been committed to being at practice and being at practice on time. “It’s a pleasant surprise to see how seriously they are taking this season,” Zamora said.


Zamora said he wants this team to capitalize on opportunities. “We might have 15 chances or we might have one,” he said. “Make it count. It can make the difference between a win and a loss.”


Zamora said the Starmount community needs to come out and support this team. “It’s a good bunch of guys,” he said. “Hard workers.


“Keep an eye out for these guys. I don’t know what people are expecting from us, but there’s a committed bunch of guys out here.”


Starmount’s opener at Mount Airy was postponed due to inclement weather Monday. Their opener now will be Thursday at East Surry.


Jim Fuller may be reached at 336-258-4052 or Twitter @elkinareasports.

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