Cape High boys soccer win in All-Star game


Katherine Borjas

Senior Solon Pinto

The soccer senior All-Star game has just come to an end. In a battle of the North versus the South with schools from all around Southwest Florida competing, Cape High ended up on the winning team.

The Seahawk boys teamed up with other seniors from schools like Ida Baker, Mariner, Island Coast, Riverdale and Lemon Bay. The North team took down the South team which featured teams like Canterbury, Fort Myers, Evangelical Christian School and Community School of Naples.

By the end of the final whistle, the North team had ended up winning by an impressive 4 goal difference while also managing to keep a clean sheet. 

Goals were scored by Joel Garcia, Solon Pinto and Nico Casallas with Garcia picking up 2. The game took place at Fort Myers High School, on Monday night, with the stands packed full of family members for all of the seniors’ last game.

After a slow start to the game for the North seniors, they were able to open up the score-sheet at the very end of the first half making it 1- 0 at the break. 

During the second half however, the North Seniors were able to put 3 goals past the North seniors’ keeper.

North seniors won their third All-Star game in a row and was one last game for all of the friends and seniors to enjoy themselves. “It was overall just such a great experience,” said Garcia. “It felt amazing being able to play one last game with all of my friends”, he continued.

Most of the seniors participating have known each other for many years, only making it a more enjoyable experience to participate in. 

Cape Coral High School’s soccer coach, Daniel Gross, was only allowed to send 4 of the 9 seniors that the Seahawks had this season. Cape High sent seniors Garcia, Maximo Zottolo, Pinto and Joey Viacava to the all-star game to represent the school. All 4 of the seniors played in the game and put on a show.

“It was a great honor and experience to be chosen for the All-Star game,” said Pinto. Solon was a captain this season for the Cape Coral Seahawks. 

“I really enjoyed the fact that my final game could be surrounded by all of my friends that I have grown up and played with since elementary school,” said Viacava.

The senior game was an all around great time for friends and family. Parents getting to watch their senior kids play their last game and enjoying it with their friends.

After the game, North Senior and goalkeeper from Ida Baker Elijah Perez ended up taking the all-star MVP award after an amazing performance riddled with great saves.