Oswaldo Escudero is making the most of his final season in a Spring Creek jersey.
One of six seniors on the Gators’ roster, Escudero has helped lead the Gators to a 12-2-1 overall record. Escudero is second on the team in goals and third in assists.
Escudero said he credits the Gators’ team chemistry for their success this season.
“It’s been really good playing with my friends, who are people that I’ve grown up with,” Escudero said. “It’s a good feeling to be a part of this team.”
He started playing soccer at a young age and always knew he wanted to play soccer in high school because many of his friends were also joining the team.
“My dad originally got me into soccer. We’ve been playing together since I could remember,” Escudero said. “He’s the one who taught me everything I know, and I always imagined playing high school soccer.”
Escudero also credits Spring Creek head coach Miguel Torres for helping him develop into the soccer player he is today.
“Coach Torres is the best coach that I’ve ever had,” Escudero said. “He’s very strict when he needs to be. He’s an awesome coach, and it definitely feels good to play for him.”
Escudero is the Gators’ striker, but as much as he loves scoring goals, he loves watching his teammates smile after they make big plays even more.
After graduating from Spring Creek at the end of the school year, Escudero plans to serve his country and join the army.
“That’s the next step for me,” Escudero said.
He’ll miss playing the sport he loves with his friends, but he’s made plenty of memories that he’ll never forget.
“Being a part of this family is a good feeling,” Escudero said.