Improving attendance and grades: Middle soccer program focuses on education

Magdalena “Maggie” Lara Gomez keeps the ball from Diego Villegas (center) and Quin Quigley (left) as they participate in soccer practice.

Alex Greenfield says he's just a decent soccer player, but that with how much the sport has to offer, he wants every student to reap the benefits. 

"I realized we have a lot of kids in the community that weren't able to do league soccer either because of the time commitment if their parents worked or because of the monetary commitment," Greenfield said. "The clubs are good but for some demographics it's just too much time and money. But athletics helps with grades."

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