Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13
Scott Levine ’13 has tried out for the Brophy varsity soccer team two years now without the hope of even playing a second on the field.
Despite that he holds a role on the team that no other player could do: team manager
Levine is the only team manager with a year of experience under his belt.
“I have a love of sports,” Levine said. “But I’m only a decent athlete at best. I like soccer and it’s a great way for me to get involved here at Brophy.”
Levine has been soccer’s team manager since his junior year and was with the team every step of the way throughout their run to the championship game.
“Frankly speaking, in the past we had managers who didn’t really understand their role, so they played the part of bench-warmer,” said Mr. Marc Kelly ’87. “While he does warm the bench for others, as a true man-for-others would, Scotty willingly takes on new duties and responsibilities and I know that if I ask him to do something, it’s done with the finest attention to detail.”
Some might say team managers aren’t a true part of the team, or they don’t contribute to a win.
According to the soccer team this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
“There are a ton of pros for having a team manager,” said David Lane ’13. “He makes practices move a lot quicker, he can motivate the team at times, and he is good to have around.”
Levine, who said he was motivated to become a team manager by John Medici ’12, goes to every practice, game and tournament to do the behind the scenes work.
“Each day I do little things like pump up soccer balls, clean up the locker room, take stats and give the occasional motivation speech to those willing to listen,” Levine said.
This year Levine is already hard at work, preparing for the early part of the season and his teammates say they appreciate it.
“The whole team recognizes Scott as a member of the team and if we win state this year he would get a ring along with the rest of us,” Lane said.