Abe Gollsneider, Boy’s Soccer

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Abe Gollsneider, Boy’s Soccer

Abe Gollsneider (right) goes for the ball.

Abe Gollsneider (right) goes for the ball.

Abe Gollsneider (right) goes for the ball.

Abe Gollsneider (right) goes for the ball.

Anna Schleck, Sports Editor

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Abraham Gollsneider is a senior captain of the varsity boy’s soccer team.

Why do you play soccer?

I play soccer because I have played my whole life and it has always been my favorite sport. It keeps me active and I get to be around a great group of kids and always get to develop new friendships. Soccer has always been my passion and I love getting to compete at a high level. 


When did you start playing soccer?

When I was 5 years old. 


Do you only play soccer and if so do you play year round?

I ski and play rec basketball in the winter and do not play soccer year round. 


What does being a student athlete mean to you?

It truly is important to me that I am able to be highly successful both on the field and in the classroom. I believe it is important to not only have the skillset for a sport, but to be able to work hard and keep all grades up in the classroom as well. 


What is it like to be a part of Lancer nation?

It is an unbelievable feeling to be a part of Lancer Nation and the school spirit. I love seeing everybody’s school spirit during spirit week and going to varsity sports games and seeing all my friends either on the field/court/mat from the sidelines or seeing them in the stands with me cheering on our school. Lancer Nation is truly devoted and I absolutely love being a part of it. 


Now that your season has ended, what was your favorite moment from your senior season?

Scoring my first varsity goal during running time in a big game against East Lyme playing in the ALS Cup game.


Do you plan to stay involved with soccer after high school, whether it’s playing or coaching?

At first, I didn’t really want to play soccer at the college level, but after visiting some of my top schools, I came to the conclusion that I could play at some of the levels and that I would really enjoy doing that. I think I would really like to play college soccer now whether it be at the competitive or club level. I do not think I would ever want to coach soccer in the future.