Lee HS boys’ soccer team plays in state semifinals game

Lee High School’s boys’ soccer team will play in the 4A UIL soccer tournament on Friday, and their classmates held a pep rally on Thursday to show how much they support the Generals.

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Lee (19-4-1) will face the team from Pharr Valley View (25-2) in Georgetown, Texas, on Friday. If they win that game, they’ll advance to the finals and play the winner of the semifinal game between Northwest Nelson and Frisco Wakeland. This is the first time the Generals have played in the state tournament.

“We finished second in the district and have faced many challenges on the way to state,” coach Fidel Andrade said. “Persistence, hard work and being humble, but hungry, is what made us surpass all the obstacles this year.”

Reflecting Lee’s diversity, the soccer team is comprised of students from many countries other than the U.S., including Vietnam, Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Cuba.

“It’s a life-long lesson when you teach these kids that anything is possible,” Andrade told KPRC Local 2 Sports. “No matter what’s going on in your life, you can still reach your dream.”