Greatest day in our Soccer Pit Cobras history

We spent years talking to them, counseling, screaming, hugging, and laughing with them not really knowing how it all would end up. All of the stress and frustrations paid off in the end with the greatest day in our club’s history. Five of the former teammates were playing each other in a college game this past Tuesday, September 11 at Ave Maria University. It doesn’t get better than this.

Kensley Jn Baptiste, Cedric Georges, and Eamon McQuade at Ave Maria University and Carlos Contreras and Raymundo Cervantes at Florida College. The score of the game won by Florida College 5-2 is irrelevant to the process. Five home grown kids making it to the highest level. It doesn’t stop there, Ulises Soto is playing at St Lawrence University in New York and Elias Cuevas is playing at St John University in Minnesota.

I always dreamed about it but the reality of this not happening was always in the back of my mind.

I want to thank Coach Damas for all of his time with our club and guiding these boys as well as his work with them at Immokalee High School soccer. Also, a big thank you to my good friend and long-time coach Manuel Preciado who traveled with me all over Florida and beyond with these boys for six years.

I am proud of what we do in Immokalee even when it is not often recognized in the bigger arena. We will continue our mission to educate our youth and provide a place for them to enjoy this beautiful game. Many thanks to our supporters.

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