Sports

Students create co-ed off-campus soccer team, play against teams around the state

Photo Courtesy of 24 Karat Goal – 24 Karat Goal is a co-ed, indoor soccer league. The team practices once a week at Phoenix Sports Center.

By Will Schubert ’15
THE ROUNDUP

This semester a handful of seniors decided to create an indoor co-ed soccer team called 24 Karat Goal.

The team plays its games once a week at the Phoenix Sports Center and although they do not have practices many of the players on the team have played soccer before, including Trent Jones ’15 and Luke Schwarzkopf ’15.

This is not the first indoor soccer team for many of the players like Charlie Kamps ’15 and Chris Ashton ’15.

“A couple of the guys on our team were bored over summer so they just decided to play in one. Again in the fall we did an all-male league with the guys who are on the team,” Ashton said. “Spring came around and we wanted to play again but it was a coed league so we asked some of our Xavier friends and they said they would love to play.”

Schwarzkopf and Jones are the leading scorers on the team.

There are currently four Xavier girls on the team who are all seniors.

When a girl scores in the indoor league it counts as two points compared to the boys one.

24 Karat Goal plays teams from all around the city, which are made up of people of various ages.

“We play against a bunch of 30 and 40-year-old men and women who take the league very, very seriously.  We were not expecting the league to be as serious as it is but there are few things as tense as being on that field,” Kamps said.

The games are on Tuesday nights and the games usually start between 7-10 p.m. at the Phoenix Sports Center located 35th Avenue and Indian School.

They have currently won three games and lost four.

Carter Santini ’15 is the manager of the team.