Fractured shins, a torn ACL and multiple shoulder surgeries. Sprained ankles, a broken foot and mononucleosis. Suffice to say, the six senior captains for the Nazareth Academy soccer team have experienced it all together, from the highest peaks to the lowest valleys.
’Unfinished business’ motivates eight Basil’s seniors, five of whom hail from the area.
They filed into the tiny office inside the school gymnasium, one by one, until there were six of them inside the cramped room. They rattled off the neighborhoods they hail from and grade schools they attended, from Fox Chase to Somerton to Mayfair; St. Cecilia to St. Matthew to St. Albert the Great.
Although the four local girls squads hailing from the Philadelphia Catholic League and Catholic Academies League have very different strengths and strategies, there seems to be one common theme shared on the hardwood this winter — youth.