Freshman share their favorite sports teams


Credit: Aiden Verbrigghe

Freshman Jesus Banuelos works on assignment in English Class. When he gets home he balances playing sports and watching sports.

Aiden Verbrigghe, Guest Writer

It’s Sunday morning and your favorite team is getting ready to play. You flip through the channels to find the game so you can relax for an hour or two. This is a weekly tradition for millions around the world, but what about the students at Norrix? Who do they watch on gameday?
Freshman Jesus Banuelos said his favorite sports team is the soccer team FC Barcelona. He has been a fan of the team since 2017. In 2017 Barcelona finished first in LaLiga with a record of 28 wins, nine draws and one loss. In that same season Lionel Messi, a forward on the team, went on to score 40 goals.
Banuelos’ favorite moment was Neymar Jr. scoring in his first ElClásico. He did this in a match during the 2013-2014 season against Real Madrid. Banuelos, however, was disappointed when Messi left the team.
Messi left FC Barcelona to go play for Paris Saint-Germain F.C on Aug. 10, 2021.
“They lost lots of their top players,” Banuelos said. “They should sign some more young talent to help the team.”
Banuelos’ favorite player on the team now is Robert Lewandowski. Banuelos said he was one of his favorites due to him being one of the best goal-scorers in LaLiga. Lewandowski scored 35 goals in the 2021-2022 season.
Freshman Dylan Friedrich’s favorite team to watch is also a football club: Liverpool F.C.
Having only been a fan of the club for about a year, he does not have too many memories. But Friedrich does have a favorite player on the team: Mohamed Salah. In Friedrich’s opinion, Salah is the best striker on the team and scores constantly. He hopes for the team’s success in the upcoming season.
“I think they will win the Premier League, if not, then Manchester United,” Friedrich said.
Finally, freshman Krisan Padula’s favorite sports team is a basketball team: the Golden State Warriors. Padula has been a fan of the team since 2015 when the Warriors finished the season with a 73-9 record. This is the best record in a season in NBA history. The Warriors went on to make the NBA Finals.
Padula says that his least favorite moment was when the Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. The NBA Finals are a best of seven series of games, and the Warriors were up 3-1 over the Cavaliers before the Cavaliers won three straight games to be crowned NBA champions.
Padula states that his favorite memory was when Stephen Curry won his first NBA championship in 2015. Curry would also go on to win the Most Valuable Player award in the same year. His favorite player on the team currently is Stephen Curry, who he says is the best Warrior player of all time.
“He’s just crazy at threes,” Padula said.
The sports students watch range from soccer to basketball with anything from football and gymnastics in between. All around the world sports act as a universal, entertaining tradition.