by Kyle Nelson
Kevin Aguilar is a senior at North Attleboro High School. Kevin lives in a Spanish-speaking household with his mother, father, younger sister and grandmother. He enjoys spending time playing basketball at the North Attleboro Middle School parking lot with his friends, as well as playing video games at home. Kevin also plays for the North Attleboro Boys Soccer team and for the soccer club GPS. I had a chance to sit down with Kevin and speak to him about his senior year and his high school soccer season so far.
Q: So far, how would you describe your senior year?
A: So far, my senior year has been going well.
Q: How are your classes this year? Are any of them very difficult?
A: The classes I am taking right now are going very well. I have one or two difficult classes but nothing too hard.
Q: After school, what have you been doing to pass the time?
A: As of right now, I have soccer after school.
Q: How has the soccer team been doing this year?
A: The soccer team has done amazing this year and made playoffs. We have been waiting for this for a long time.
Q: How do you think the team will do in playoffs this year?
A: I think we will do well in the playoffs because we have lots of heart and play very aggressive.
Q: What position do you play?
A: Right centerback
Q: After the season is over, how will you continue your soccer career now that it is your last season of high school soccer?
A: I am going to try and play for college, but as of right now I am going to play for GPS.
Q: What does GPS stand for and where do you practice with your team?
A: It stand for Global Premier Soccer and we practice at Forekicks in Taunton.
Q: Have you looked into any schools to play college soccer at?
A: Yes I have, UMass Boston.
Kevin Aguilar has been described by his teammates as a complete defender. “He works very hard,” said defender Andrew Fontaine. “He his one of the best defenders I have played alongside.”
Many others describe Kevin as an aggressive centerback who is not afraid to hold onto the ball and make distribution passes. Junior Varsity center forward Matt Mordini said, “Whenever we scrimmage in practice, he is always such a hard defender to beat. He likes to hold onto the ball and find the perfect pass and can usually get it off most of the time.”
This style of play for a defender can be very helpful when a team is trying to retain possession of the ball.
Kevin has worked very hard to get to where he is now. He has been playing soccer since the age of four and has played mostly year-round since then.
“As far as I can remember, all Kevin would do was play soccer,” said his sister Elizabeth Aguilar. “Both of our parents, mostly my dad though, would always push Kevin in both training and the games. I don’t think he ever missed a single one of Kevin’s games.”
As the end of the high school season approaches, Kevin continues to work hard in both his academics and on the soccer field. He hopes to be playing soccer for as long as he can.