Tag: Thornton Soccer

Thornton’s man for all seasons By Jason Montano

SACO – With 1,600 students roaming through the halls of our school, almost everyone shares a first name with someone else. The one exception might be Dominic Dadiego, or just Dom to his friends.

Dadiego has found a way to use more than just his name to stand out. He has been involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities during his four years and has been a leader in soccer, track, student council, and dance.

Dadiego was elected as the class president for the class of 2019 since his sophomore year. read more

Always the team player By Sara McCallum

SACO – Soccer has always been a part of senior, Eric McCallum’s life. He made the varsity team as a sophomore and by the time his junior year rolled around, he was starting every game. As a senior, he was named a co-captain of the team and playing nearly every minute.

“Whether I’m at home, or sitting in class, my team and the game is always on my mind,” McCallum said.

During McCallum’s junior year he had a moment that most players only dream of. One of the playoff games ended in a 0-0 tie and the team was told the winner would be determined by penalty kicks. Eric was one of the five players picked to take a shot. He stepped up to the PK line knowing that if he scored, the team would move on to the next round.  Without hesitation, he buried the ball into the right-hand side of the net. The team, his coaches, and the fans erupted in celebration. read more