Andrez Luna from the Milford High School varsity boys’ soccer team has recently shown dedication and talent on both the field and in the classroom to this week’s Athlete of the Week. Unfortunately for Luna and his team, the possibility of a torn ACL may end his season a bit short. The junior leader, who has scored six goals for this season, remains very disappointed, but eager to get well and work hard as soon as he returns to the field.
Entering this season, Luna had played in three different soccer leagues over the summer including the Central Delaware Soccer Association travel team out of Dover and a showcase clinic at the University of Maryland. Playing during the offseason has seemed to help Luna a lot during this season.
“I felt my game improve, but the showcase helped me the most,” said Luna. “We ran practices on a college level.”
Luna wasn’t the only one who witnessed his hard work pay off. MHS varsity head coach Ken Outten had his eye on Luna’s progress.
“He is our leading scorer and creates most of our offense,” said Coach Outten.
Beyond scoring goals, Luna not only looked to improve his own level of play, but he also sought to help the whole team elevate in its game. According to his teammates, Luna made sure he was heard without being intimidating to teammates.
“Andrez gives constructive criticism and sometimes yells, but I don’t mind because he pushes me to do better,” said senior teammate Brett Mills.
Luna also shows his dedication in the classroom. He is currently looking to attend University of Maryland or Radford University in Virginia. Luna’s positive impact on people hasn’t gone unnoticed.
“Andrez is a good student who cares about his education and strives to do his best,” said his history teacher B. J. Joseph.