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  • A new tradition for Scecina’s boys soccer program: Soccer Celebration

    By Jesse Purvis’06, English Department chair and boys soccer coach 

    A soccer match can be compared simply to a TV miniseries: The first game is the pilot where we see hints and foreshadows of the wonderful players; during the midseason, games’ storylines develop while the characters change roles and positions; and the final game of the season, be it a win or less, sees the stories of each player wrap up or establish the cliffhanger that leads to the next season. ...Read More

  • Scecina soccer team's success goes beyond the scoreboard

    By Cari Gallagher '93,
    Athletic Assistant 

    The Scecina boys soccer team captured its first IHSAA Regional title this year and a trip to the Semi-State tournament in Evansville. Along the way, the team had to learn to overcome inner conflicts and develop its own identity, said first-year head coach Jesse Purvis.

    Soccer, just like other team sports, but more so than others in certain respects, relies on the trust and knowledge of your teammates,” said Purvis, who also chairs Scecina’s English Department. Purvis played soccer at Scecina himself.

    Soccer is called “the beautiful game,” Purvis said, because both teams have to figure out strengths and weaknesses of the opponent’s players; understand the opponent’s strategy; and look to capitalize by creating opportunities for scoring chances. 

    Soccer is one of 20 IHSAA sports at Scecina. Many students compete ... Read More

  • Crusaders capture 3 ICC conference titles

    By Cari Gallagher
    Athletic Assistant

    During a record-setting fall sports season, the Crusaders won the Indiana Crossroads Conference Championships in cross country, football, and boys soccer. 

    Seniors Jacqueline Kennedy and Andrew Clegg helped lead the cross country team to its most successful season in recent history. Juniors Holden Martin and Henry Egan contributed to the team ... Read More