Reed City freshman looking to score for soccer team
REED CITY — Thomas Quinn has played soccer for many years and is getting his chance this season as a varsity player for Reed City.
Quinn is a freshman, but said he’s been playing the sport for nine years, starting with his American Youth Soccer Organization days.
The high school level, “is a lot more physical,” Quinn noted. “I’m playing bigger people than AYSO people. You get pushed around.”
From a physical standpoint, it might have been easier to play on a JV team, Quinn acknowledged. But from a skills standpoint, he likes the varsity team. Reed City doesn’t have a JV squad this season.
Quinn is playing left wing. He scored early in the season at McBain Northern Michigan Christian.
“It was just a wide open shot, and I just took it,” he recalled. “I’m good at working with the other teammates, passing back and forth and getting the open shot.”
Quinn has been a forward in the past, focusing on scoring goals.
“We need to set up our shots better and getting open,” he said, adding that he’s working on his ballhandling.
The Coyotes hope to improve as they see more game time.
“We’re good for how small and inexperienced we are,” Quinn said.
He also runs track and plays basketball.
Soccer, “compared to basketball, is a lot more running,” Quinn said. “It’s more physical than track.”
Reed City is at Kent City Wednesday.