Blue Devil Girls’ JV Soccer Players Volunteer at Run
September 30, 2022
It was a spirit of volunteerism and love for their community that motivated Huntington High School junior varsity girls’ soccer players to give up hours of their free time at last weekend’s 9/11 Heroes Run in the Huntington Harbor area.
“Our players volunteered three hours at the event, helping with the registration of participants, handing out participant race bags and t-shirts, setting up for the awards ceremony, handing out water to those in the race and cheering them on throughout the entire event,” Blue Devil JV girls’ soccer coach Maria Canino said. “Our soccer team truly had a presence that day and were part of something much bigger than soccer and what they do on the field.”
Participants and their fans were impressed with the Huntington JV soccer player contingent. “They were positive, supportive and caring to everyone at the event,” Ms. Canino said. “They even stayed until the end of the race to cheer everyone through the finish line. Considering that this event is so close to me and my family it was so special to have the girls there and play such a big role in helping the event run smoothly.”
Our soccer team truly had a presence that day and were part of something much bigger than soccer and what they do on the field.
Blue Devil athletic department officials are striving to have every varsity and JV team participate in a one-day community service project each season. The Huntington JV girls’ soccer players set a high bar for every other team.
“I am so proud of them for being part of such a special community event and representing our team and high school so well,” Ms. Canino said.
The senior is also taking classes in calculus and physics. She has always excelled academically and this year is no different as she strives to complete her time in Huntington on a high note.