Benjamin Carson High School made history in September. For the first time since its inception, BCHS fielded a varsity-level sports team.
On Sept. 6, the BCHS soccer team faced Henry Ford Academy at historic Greenfield Village.
The soccer team led by longtime soccer coach and ESE instructor Anna Green, who has a long track record of soccer success both as a coach and player. Green has over 38 years of experience as a coach and player.
“I earned a soccer scholarship to Eastern Michigan University and coached high level travel teams,” Green said.
The team is comprised of seniors Ali Alsahari, Alhussain Algehaim, Alhussan Algehaim, Jabreell Almathari, Damien Banks, Kevelle King, and Moustafizer Rahman; juniors Ladarius Garth, Jophare Gibson-Gat, Xavier Gibson, Arafat Haque, Christan Levy, Liam Myrickes, and Orlando White; sophomores Kyree Collier, Tyler Stevens, and Caleb Thomas; and freshman Ronnel McGhee.
“I played football and basketball so soccer was a new experience, but I found it interesting and fun,” Gibson-Gat said.
“Well, this is a new year, and it was a learning experience for all of us,” Green said.
The team played a full DPSCD schedule with games against Western International, Cass Tech and Renaissance. They made additional history by defeating Renaissance, 5-2, on Sept. 28.
“I played soccer as a younger kid, so I like it,” MchGee said. “Winning our first game was fun.”